Richie Farmer indicted on federal charges of misusing state funds

Apr 22, 2013 Full story: The Courier-Journal 109

Former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer has been indicted by a federal grand jury, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Lexington announced Monday morning.

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gigi

Jackson, KY

#1 Apr 22, 2013
It doesn't surprise me what itchy ritchie done.look at the long line of crooks he had to learn from.in his family and in this county.
girl

Richmond, KY

#2 Apr 22, 2013
I am surprised/pleased that he will have to pay for all the stuff he did. He seemed to think that he was untouchable.
weezy

Somerset, KY

#3 Apr 23, 2013
I have to wonder if all this would have happened if him and david williams had of won the governers seat.
I seriously doubt it. Isnt the legal system wonderful here in America.
Just think. williams is now a judge here in kentucky. All those poor souls that have to go in front of him should probably have him as a cell mate instead of him being the judge that sentences them.
Well

Williamsburg, KY

#4 Apr 23, 2013
I just wonder how much more money this trial is going to cost the state. Then, I bet he walks!
Hmmm

Richmond, KY

#5 Apr 23, 2013
Well wrote:
I just wonder how much more money this trial is going to cost the state. Then, I bet he walks!
It wont cost as much as he stole. If it were just the state he would prolly walk, but the FBI is involved. I hope they give the bastard the maximum!

“In Line ”

Since: Nov 11

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#6 Apr 23, 2013
He needs an enema.
Pappy

Harrodsburg, KY

#7 Apr 23, 2013
No doubt Farmer milked the state. The truth is that this sort of thing is common for the higher ups who run our state. If Farmer had been a Democrat or if this was a Republican state, we would have never heard about it. He deserves the punishment, but it is a shame that the Democrats never investigate or punish their own.
Dorothy E

Lexington, KY

#8 Apr 23, 2013
Pappy wrote:
No doubt Farmer milked the state. The truth is that this sort of thing is common for the higher ups who run our state. If Farmer had been a Democrat or if this was a Republican state, we would have never heard about it. He deserves the punishment, but it is a shame that the Democrats never investigate or punish their own.
Typical republican hate propaganda.

Do some research, you'll find the majority of eleced officials in Ky. ARE republicans.

I look forward to the day when Mitch McConnell is outed as a homosexual.
girl

Richmond, KY

#9 Apr 23, 2013
Dorothy E wrote:
<quoted text>Typical republican hate propaganda.
Do some research, you'll find the majority of eleced officials in Ky. ARE republicans.
I look forward to the day when Mitch McConnell is outed as a homosexual.
Dont know/care about the homosexual thing. I just look forward to him being OUT of Congress.
well

Hazard, KY

#10 Apr 23, 2013
bet he's the only one that ever misused state money.ha.ha.ha.ha.what a joke!!
Dorothy E

Lexington, KY

#11 Apr 23, 2013
girl wrote:
<quoted text>Dont know/care about the homosexual thing. I just look forward to him being OUT of Congress.
Nor do I.....BUT....

His hate rhetoric against gay people is shameful!

I suppose he's full of self hatred.

I agree with you: Can't wait until he's ousted from his meal ticket job!
Really

Chantilly, VA

#12 Apr 23, 2013
You are an idiot, 36% of Kentucky residents are republicans and the last 9 govenors were democrats.
Dorothy E wrote:
<quoted text>Typical republican hate propaganda.
Do some research, you'll find the majority of eleced officials in Ky. ARE republicans.
I look forward to the day when Mitch McConnell is outed as a homosexual.
Uhhh

Williamsburg, KY

#13 Apr 23, 2013
weezy wrote:
I have to wonder if all this would have happened if him and david williams had of won the governers seat.
I seriously doubt it. Isnt the legal system wonderful here in America.
Just think. williams is now a judge here in kentucky. All those poor souls that have to go in front of him should probably have him as a cell mate instead of him being the judge that sentences them.
David Williams didn't get indicted for anything. All that pot smoking has affected your thinking.
well

Williamsburg, KY

#14 Apr 23, 2013
Well wrote:
I just wonder how much more money this trial is going to cost the state. Then, I bet he walks!
Nothing, it's in federal court.
Mac N Cheeze

Williamsburg, KY

#15 Apr 23, 2013
Musikologist wrote:
He needs an enema.
me too
Bases Covered

Williamsburg, KY

#16 Apr 23, 2013
Dorothy E wrote:
<quoted text>Typical republican hate propaganda.
Do some research, you'll find the majority of eleced officials in Ky. ARE republicans.
I look forward to the day when Mitch McConnell is outed as a homosexual.
A homosexual and a womanizer. That's what I call bipartisan!
at the state level

Williamsburg, KY

#17 Apr 23, 2013
Really wrote:
You are an idiot, 36% of Kentucky residents are republicans and the last 9 govenors were democrats.
<quoted text>
The Kentucky Senate is heavily Republican, 23 to only 12 Democrats. The House is barely Democrat controlled with a slim 55 to 45 majority but with a number of DINOs.
Larry

Chantilly, VA

#18 Apr 23, 2013
I would guess that the majority of the 1000's of employees in state government are democrats. The fact that nine out of the last 10 governors have been democrat and they have put all of their friends and supporters into public jobs leads me to believe that the vast majority of those working in Frankfort are democrats. Anyway most republicans wouldn't work for what they pay in Frankfort.

“In Line ”

Since: Nov 11

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#19 Apr 23, 2013
If he does go to prison, I bet it will be the "white collar" prison in Manchester.

That way, he can play golf with other cronies of his ilk.

Also, he'll be close to home, and will not have to establish new "connections", lol.
Sam

Nicholasville, KY

#20 Apr 23, 2013
Wow thats really really funny.
Musikologist wrote:
If he does go to prison, I bet it will be the "white collar" prison in Manchester.
That way, he can play golf with other cronies of his ilk.
Also, he'll be close to home, and will not have to establish new "connections", lol.

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