Farmer federal arraignment moved to Thursday in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A federal judge granted a request from Richie Farmer's attorney to change his arraignment date.

Farmer was originally scheduled to make his first court appearance on April 30th. That hearing will now take place on Thursday, a week earlier.

A federal grand jury indicted Farmer with four counts of misappropriating property and funds of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. Farmer is also charged with one county of soliciting property of value in exchange for intending to be influenced in KDA matters. Each count carries a maximum 10 year sentence.

Farmer's attorney made a motion to move the date because he is scheduled to be in trial in the Western District for the next two weeks.

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