Ex-Covington finance director Robert Due sentencing hearing continued

COVINGTON, Ky. -- A scheduled sentencing hearing for the former finance director of Covington was continued Tuesday morning.

Kenton County Commonwealth Attorney Rob Sanders confirmed the continuance of Robert Due's case.

Due pleaded guilty in March to stealing nearly $800,000 from the city where he lived and worked.

Sanders confirmed the state is in negotiations to try to recover some of those stolen funds from Due's state pension plan. Sanders could not provide an exact amount that might be recouped on Tuesday.

Due faces 15 years in prison. His sentencing was originally scheduled to take place at 1:30 p.m.

"Whatever the judge's sentence is, (Due) would like to serve that and get on with his life and began to try to repay the city of Covington," said defense attorney Tim Schneider.

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Investigators went through 11 years of financial records before indicting Due. He held the job for 14 years before the the city forced him out as finance director in August.

Due was arrested in September.

He is next scheduled to appear in court at 2:30 p.m. on May 15 in courtroom 7A.

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