Richie Farmer sentenced to twenty-seven months in federal prison
Former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer will spend the next two years in a federal prison. Farmer was sentenced to 27 months on Tuesday. The former commissioner pleaded guilty in September to two counts of misappropriating government resources while overseeing the agriculture department. Farmer's attorney had asked for a lighter sentence of 21 months, but prosecutors said Farmer should serve 27 months as well as pay a 120,500 fine. Farmer must report to prison by March 18th, and has requested to serve his time in a prison near his home in Clay County.