Richie Farmer Allowed Delay on Going to Prison

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FRANKFORT, Ky (WBKO) -- A judge says former Kentucky Ag Commissioner Richie Farmer will be able to delay going to prison for one week, so he can watch his son play in the high school state tournament.

Farmer, who pleaded guilty to misuse of state funds and election violations charges, will not have to report to federal prison to start his two-year-long sentence until March 25th.

Farmer's son, Richard Farmer III, plays basketball for Clay County High School.

The state tournament starts Thursday, but Farmer was supposed to report to prison tomorrow.

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway says Farmer is going to pay his price for the rest of his life, and the humane thing to do is let him watch his son play basketball.

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