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Richie Farmer to move to Kentucky halfway house

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FRANKFORT, KY (AP) -

Former state agriculture commissioner and University of Kentucky basketball star Richie Farmer is scheduled to leave a federal prison in West Virginia for a halfway house in Kentucky.
    
Farmer is serving a 27-month sentence for misappropriating government resources while in office, including having state workers build a basketball court for him at his house. Farmer was a member of the 1991-92 University of Kentucky basketball team nicknamed "The Unforgettables."
    
Farmer's father told WLEX-TV his son will go to a halfway house in Lexington on Friday. Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman Ed Ross confirmed Farmer is transitioning to a halfway house. Ross said Farmer will be under strict supervision but will be allowed to go out into the community to work or find a job.
    
Farmer is scheduled to be released in March.

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