KANSAS CITY, KS
-- Following resignations from Just Food and the Lawrence City Commission, and a guilty plea for stolen money, Jeremy Farmer is sentenced.
The Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney Tom Beall have announced the details of the sentence handed down for former Lawrence Mayor Jeremy Farmer.
Farmer has been sentenced to ten months in federal prison, and has been ordered to pay $81,446 in restitution, according to a statement released by the U.S. Attorney's Office, Kansas District. The sentence comes after the 33-year old ex-mayor of Lawrence pleaded guilty to one count of interstate transportation of stolen funds. In his plea, officials say Farmer admitted the crime took place while he was executive director of Just Food, a food bank serving hunger needs in Douglas County.
Farmer resigned from his role as executive director of Just Food in August, 2015. He resigned from the Lawrence City Commission days later. His guilty plea was entered September, 2016, and his sentencing happened Tuesday, August 15, 2017.
(photo: City Commission Staff Picture, City of Lawrence, 2015)