Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Jeremy Farmer, Former Lawrence Mayor, Admits to Stealing from Food Pantry

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Jeremy Farmer, Former Lawrence Mayor, Admits to Stealing from Food Pantry

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LAWRENCE -- A former Lawrence mayor has admitted to stealing money from a food pantry while he served as the organization's executive director.

Jeremy Farmer, 33, pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in Topeka to one count of interstate transportation of stolen funds, the Lawrence Journal-World reported.

Farmer resigned from Just Food and his elected seat on the Lawrence City Commission in August 2015 after it was revealed that he had not paid more than $50,000 in federal and state payroll taxes on behalf of the nonprofit Lawrence food agency. At the time, he said the taxes weren't paid because of an oversight.

Under Lawrence's form of government, the office of mayor is a rotating seat, and the person chosen serves a one-year term. …

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