FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A lawyer for the Department of Agriculture
says former Commissioner Richie Farmer has returned two laptop
computers that had been issued to him in 2010.
The lawyer, Holly VonLuehrte, told the Lexington Herald-Leader
that Farmer also returned a Dell monitor and an HP printer
The newspaper said two of Farmer's laptops are still missing, as
are two GPS units.
A review of records by the Herald-Leader and The Courier-Journal
found that about $500,000 in state property cannot be accounted for
by the department.
The records show that more than 100 state computers are missing.
New Agriculture Commissioner James Comer announced earlier that he had asked the state auditor to thoroughly review the department.
Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader,
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