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5:11 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Richie Farmer Gets Delay in Start of Prison Term to Attend Son's Tournament

Update: Judge OKs Delay

Richie Farmer, the former Kentucky Wildcats star and state agriculture commissioner, has gotten the OK from a federal judge to delay reporting to federal prison. Farmer asked for the delay so he can see his son play in the Kentucky  boy's high school basketball tournament.

The Associated Press reports:

A federal judge has delayed former University of Kentucky basketball star Richie Farmer's report date to a federal prison by a week.

U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove on Friday wrote he granted the extension out of deference to Farmer's family, not as a special privilege to Farmer.

Farmer is now due to report March 25 to the federal prison in Hazelton, W.Va., to serve his 27-month prison term.

The former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner asked for the delay to see his son play in the Kentucky State High School Basketball Tournament.

Earlier: Former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer wants to delay his report date to federal prison by a week.

Farmer's attorney asked a federal judge to bump the reporting date until March 25. He's currently due to report Tuesday to the federal prison in Hazelton, W.Va.  to serve his 27-month prison term.

The former UK basketball star says he wants to see his son play in the Kentucky State High School Basketball Tournament. The earlier report date would make that impossible.

Farmer pleaded guilty in September to using state resources for his personal benefit while in office.