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Ex-Kentucky basketball star Farmer files for bankruptcy

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -

Former state agriculture commissioner and University of Kentucky basketball star Richie Farmer, who went to prison for violating state ethics and campaign finance laws, has filed for bankruptcy.
    
Farmer filed a Chapter 7 petition May 4 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.
    
The Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/272OshS) reports Farmer indicated he is unemployed and living on $194 in monthly food stamps. The petition also noted that his parents give him an estimated $400 each month.
    
The petition listed assets of about $24,000, most of it in his state pension, and liabilities of about $386,000.
    
Farmer left a federal prison in West Virginia in December after serving a 27-month sentence for misappropriating government resources while in office, including having state workers build a basketball court at his house.

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