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Judge sentences Ky. superintendent to two years in prison

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Former Dayton Independent Schools Superintendent William Rye walks on Tuesday walks to the federal courthouse in Covington. FOX19 Former Dayton Independent Schools Superintendent William Rye walks on Tuesday walks to the federal courthouse in Covington. FOX19
COVINGTON, KY (FOX19) -

A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a former Dayton (Ky.) Independent Schools superintendent to two years in prison for embezzling schools funds.

In December, William Rye pleaded guilty and admitted that between 2004 and 2012, he embezzled approximately $193,149.22 from the district while working as superintendent. Rye has paid all of the money back, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

U.S. District Judge David Bunning ordered Rye, 66, of Wilder, released on his recognizance. He will report on June 2 to prison. 

Under federal law, Rye will serve at least 85 percent of his sentence. After his release, he will be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for thee years.

The district receives more than $10,000 annually in federal funds.

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