Richie Farmer

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10:26 am
Mon April 22, 2013

Former Ag Commissioner Richie Farmer Facing Federal Indictment

Former Ky. Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The investigation into Richie Farmer’s tenure as Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner has resulted in a five-count federal indictment.

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4:41 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Farmer Could Face Federal Charges Soon

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A Kentucky basketball icon turned politician could be the subject of a federal grand jury meeting on Friday.

Frankfort defense attorney Guthrie True said he has been informed that the grand jury will look at former Agriculture Commmissioner Richie Farmer.

The Executive Branch Ethics Commission charged Farmer last month with 42 administrative ethics violations for allegedly misusing government funds and employees while in office.

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6:39 am
Thu April 4, 2013

State to Shutter Costly Fuel Testing Lab

Ky. Agriculture Commissioner James Comer

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Describing it as a waste of taxpayer dollars, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said he will shutter a $3 million gasoline quality testing lab that was opened under his predecessor Richie Farmer.
 
 Comer said Wednesday that the lab "hemorrhaged'' tax dollars while failing to handle the 500 random tests of gas station fuel Kentucky conducts each year. The closure will eventually save taxpayers about $600,000 a year, Comer said. The state is already contracting with a private company in Texas to conduct the
tests.

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6:23 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Richie Farmer Facing 42 Ethics Charges, Possible $210,000 in Fines

Former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Kentucky Executive Branch Ethics Commission on Monday  issued 42 charges of ethics violations against former state agriculture commissioner Richie Farmer.

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