Auction of Guns, Knives From Farmer Tenure Brings In $21,000
An auction of guns and knives purchased by the Department of Agriculture during the tenure of Richie Farmer has netted over $21,000. The Herald-Leader reports 16 knives sold for just under $6,800, while the 13 rifles brought in over $14,000 The highest bid for an item was $1,400 for a rifle actually used by Farmer.
The proceeds benefit an Agriculture Department garden project. Farmer is serving a 27-month jail term after pleading guilty to misappropriating government resources.