A federal judge has cleared the way for former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner to travel to
for five days to watch his son play basketball. Florida
U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert E. Wier approved Richie Farmer's request to travel outside southern
from Dec. 26 through Dec. 31. Kentucky
Farmer pleaded guilty earlier this year to government corruption charges in a deal with prosecutors.
star-turned-politician faces about two years in prison for misdeeds while
serving as the state's agriculture commissioner. He is scheduled to be
sentenced in federal court in University
in January. Frankfort
Farmer was a shooting guard for the Wildcats from 1988 to 1992, a team known as "The Unforgettables." His jersey hangs as a monument in the rafters of Rupp Arena.