Bank sues Richie Farmer for foreclosure on house

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A southeastern Kentucky bank has filed a
foreclosure suit against former Agriculture Commissioner Richie
Farmer and his wife seeking more than $300,000 due on their
mortgage loan of 2004.

First National Bank of Manchester filed suit Wednesday in
Franklin Circuit, saying no mortgage payments have been made
"since at least January."

Rebecca Farmer filed for divorce in April 2011, and the case is
pending. Her attorney, Brian Logan, told The Courier-Journal
(http://cjky.it/IOuXS8 ) that Richie Farmer is responsible for
making payments under an agreement made in the divorce case.

Farmer's divorce attorney, Richard Guarnieri, declined comment
because he doesn't represent Farmer in the foreclosure.

The suit comes on the heels of a state auditor's report that
found "a toxic culture of entitlement and self-dealing" during
Farmer's 2003-11 tenure as agriculture commissioner.
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Information from: The Courier-Journal,
http://www.courier-journal.com

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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