Grand Jury to Meet on Richie Farmer

Apr 18, 2013

Former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer could be the subject of a federal grand jury meeting on Friday.

Frankfort defense attorney Guthrie True said he's been informed that the grand jury will look at Farmer. The Executive Branch Ethics Commission charged Farmer last month with 42 administrative ethics violations for allegedly misusing government funds and employees during his eight years in office.

True, who represents Farmer, said he'd be disappointed if Farmer is indicted on any federal criminal charges. Kyle Edelin, spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office in Lexington, declined to comment on the grand jury's meeting.