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Richie Farmer to be sentenced for misuse of funds

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) Former University of Kentucky basketball star Richie Farmer is due in federal court to be sentenced for abusing his power during his eight years as the state's agriculture commissioner.

U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove will sentence Farmer on Tuesday during a hearing in Frankfort.

Farmer pleaded guilty in September to two counts of misappropriating government resources while overseeing the agriculture department.

As part of the plea agreement, prosecutors and Farmer agreed to a sentencing range of between 21 and 27 months.

Before becoming the two-term commissioner, Farmer was a sweet-shooting guard for the 1991-92 University of Kentucky basketball team dubbed "The Unforgettables" for their gutsy play.


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