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Richie Farmer allowed to report to prison a week late, watch son play basketball

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FRANKFORT, KY (WAVE) - A federal judge on Friday granted former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer's request to delay his report date to federal prison by a week so the one-time University of Kentucky basketball star can watch his son play in the State High School Basketball Tournament.

Farmer had been due to report to the federal prison in Hazelton, West Virginia on March 18 to begin serving his 27-month prison term. Farmer pleaded guilty in September to using state resources for his personal benefit.

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Farmer will now report to prison on March 25.

Farmer gained basketball fame as part of "The Untouchables," a group of Wildcats who stayed with the program through NCAA sanctions and led Kentucky back to the NCAA tournament in 1992.

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