Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

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September 13, 2013

Richie Farmer enters guilty pleas

FRANKFORT — Former Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer, who seemingly once held the affection of the state on a string, entered revised guilty pleas in federal and state courts Friday as part of a deal  likely to send him to prison for as long as two years.

Farmer, 44, entered pleas of guilty to two of four federal charges stemming from misappropriation of federal and state funds, including purchasing items for a convention and converting them to personal use and employing friends who did little or no work.

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