Former Dayton schools superintendent pleads guilty to embezzlement

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The former superintendent of Dayton Independent Schools pleaded guilty to embezzlement in federal court Monday morning and will go to prison for 18-24 months in a plea deal.

William Gary Rye admitted taking approximately $193,149.22 in benefits he wasn't entitled to, U.S. Attorney Kerry B. Harvey said.

Rye, 65, of Wilder, Ky., pleaded to one count of embezzlement and faced a maximum prison term of 10 years. Rye will be sentenced April 22.

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