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Local News
6:00 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Richie Farmer's Path From Kentucky Wildcats Star to Politics to Prison

Richie Farmer in 2010
Rick Howlett

As the University of Kentucky Wildcats prepare for their NCAA  basketball tournament showdown with Louisville on Friday, one of the most popular players from UK’s storied past is reporting to federal prison.

Richie Farmer is scheduled to begin serving a 27-month sentence Tuesday at a facility in West Virginia

The former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner pleaded guilty last year to corruption charges related to his two terms in that office.

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Local News
5:11 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

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

WFPL file photo
Rick Howlett

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.

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