Former Covington Finance Chief Sentenced

Jun 6, 2014

Bob Due (r) appears in court earlier this year alongside his attorney.  photo courtesy of www.cincinnati.com
Bob Due (r) appears in court earlier this year alongside his attorney. photo courtesy of www.cincinnati.com

The former Covington finance director accused of embezzling about $800,000 in city funds has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. 

Bob Due apologized on Thursday for stealing the money before Kenton Circuit Judge Gregory Bartlett handed down the sentence.  Prosecutors had sought a 15-year sentence.  Due's lawyer said his client would fully repay the city and several people wrote letters to the judge asking for leniency. 

Due plead guilty in March to abuse of public trust, theft by deception, and unlawful access to a computer and criminal possession of a forged instrument.  During the sentencing hearing, Bartlett said he saw Due's actions as “a serious aberration of an otherwise good person's life.”