Sentencing hearing for ex-Covington finance director Robert Due continued

COVINGTON, Ky. -- The sentencing hearing for former finance director of Covington Robert Due has been continued. Due pleaded guilty in March to stealing nearly $800,000 from the city where he lived and worked.

Kenton County Commonwealth Attorney Rob Sanders confirmed in April 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.

"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.

Due, who faces 15 years in prison, is now scheduled to appear in court June 5.

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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.

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