Federal Charges

Federal prosecutors want a 27-month prison sentence for former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer.

Farmer Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Charges

Apr 25, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky sports hero turned politician Richie Farmer pleaded not guilty Thursday to criminal charges related to his management of the Department of Agriculture.

The basketball icon whose jersey hangs from the rafters of the University of Kentucky's Rupp Arena was charged in an indictment earlier this week with four counts of misappropriating government property and money and one count of soliciting property in exchange for a government grant.