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  • Pitino, ex-teammate sought mercy for Farmer

    University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino asked a federal judge to show mercy when sentencing former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer and allow him to "become a productive citizen again" after the basketball star's political and personal fall from grace.


  • Judge delay's Farmer's prison report date

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


  • Farmer assigned to prison in West Virginia

    Former University of Kentucky basketball star Richie Farmer has been assigned to a federal prison camp in northeastern West Virginia to serve a 27-month sentence for abusing his public office.


  • Farmer gets familiar number from prison system

    The University of Kentucky may have retired Richie Farmer's number 32 jersey, but the federal Bureau of Prisons is bringing it back.


  • News briefs from around Kentucky at 1:58 a.m. EST

    Richie Farmer left his rural upbringing to pursue basketball fame with the University of Kentucky and two terms as the state's agriculture commissioner, but it was a sense of entitlement that brought down his political career.


  • Basketball star, ex-ag commissioner Richie Farmer sentenced to more than 2 years in prison

    Basketball star, ex-ag commissioner Richie Farmer sentenced to more than 2 years in prison.


  • FILE - In this April 25, 2013, file photo, former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer is followed by media as he arrives for his arraignment at the federal courthouse in Lexington, Ky. Former Kentucky basketball star Farmer was sentenced Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, to more than two years in prison for abusing his power as the state's agriculture commissioner. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

    Basketball star Farmer gets 2-plus years in prison

    Richie Farmer left his rural upbringing to pursue basketball fame with the University of Kentucky and two terms as the state's agriculture commissioner, but it was a sense of entitlement that brought down his political career.


  • Farmer's attorney seeks 21 months in prison

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove will have some leeway when he sentences former University of Kentucky basketball star Richie Farmer for abusing his power during his eight years as the state's Agriculture commissioner.


  • Feds want 27 months in prison for Farmer

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer abused the trust and goodwill he earned as a basketball star at the University of Kentucky and should spend 27 months in federal prison along with having to pay $120,500 in restitution to the state and the agency he led for eight years, federal prosecutors said Friday.


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