He’s accused of misusing state resources while serving as Agriculture Commissioner.
The federal hearing date was announced one day after Farmer’s attorney said that Farmer accepted a plea deal from federal and state prosecutors as well as the Executive Branch Ethics Commission.
The Executive Branch Ethics Commission is expected to consider a separate agreement with Farmer at a meeting on Monday.
Farmer’s attorney said the former Clay County High School and University of Kentucky basketball star expects to be sent to federal prison for anywhere from 21-to-27 months.
As part of the plea agreement, Farmer would receive a one-year prison sentence in state court that would run concurrently with the federal sentence, according to Farmer’s attorney.
Farmer also agreed to pay ethics fines and restitution totaling $125,000, according to his lawyer.