Politics & Government

March 19, 2013

Deputy agriculture commissioner and Farmer's sister are placed on leave

FRANKFORT — A Kentucky Department of Agriculture employee who was charged with ethics violations Monday after an investigation of former Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer has been placed on unpaid leave. Meanwhile, Farmer's sister, who also was charged with ethics violations, was placed on special leave with pay Tuesday as assistant executive director of the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance for a period not to exceed 60 working days.

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