Robert J. Kane

GOP Nominee for Chief State Auditor Fell Behind $4,862 on Required Divorce Payments

GOP Nominee for Chief State Auditor Fell Behind $4,862 on Required Divorce Payments

Republican state Sen. Rob Kane resigned Jan. 4 to be nominated for a $146,000-a-year job as one of Connecticut's two chief "auditors of public accounts," whose staff examines government operations to assure that officials meet legal obligations in handling state finances.

But Kane, of Watertown, has had a problem of his own over the past year in meeting his own financial obligations.

Records show that his ex-wife, Marcy Kane, filed a motion for contempt on Aug. 8 of last year in Waterbury Superior Court, claiming that he was in arrears by more than $4,000 on payments for expenses involving their two children.

"Robert has not paid me owed school tuition,...

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