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Ethics Panel Approves Richie Farmer's Plea Deal

Ed Reinke
Former KY Ag Commissioner Richie Farmer

Kentucky's Executive Branch Ethics Commission has approved an agreement with former two-term Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer to resolve administrative charges related to his management of the department. That agreement is part of an overall deal that will also resolve government corruption charges pending in state and federal court. 

Farmer, who played on a University of Kentucky basketball team dubbed the “Unforgettables," faces about 2 years in prison under a plea deal announced Thursday.

He had been scheduled to stand trial October 22nd on a five-count federal indictment. He is expected to enter guilty pleas to the criminal charges on Friday.

Farmer could have been sentenced to 10 years in prison if he had been convicted.

Rob Canning is a native of Murray, KY, a 2015 TV Production grad of Murray State. At MSU, he served as team captain of the Murray State Rowing Club. Rob's goal is to become a screenwriter, film director or producer and looks to the likes of Quentin Tarantino and Guy Ritchie for inspiration. He appreciates good music, mainly favoring British rock n' roll, and approves of anything with Jack White's name on it. When not studying, rowing or writing, Rob enjoys spending his free time with a book or guitar.
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