RI institute founder indicted after probe

Providence, R.I. (AP) — The founder of a nonprofit sports institute once housed at the University of Rhode Island has been indicted following an investigation into the organization's finances.

Daniel Doyle Jr., who founded the Institute for International Sport, has been under investigation by state police for more than a year. Authorities launched their investigation after an audit found the institute couldn't account for how it spent most of a $575,000 legislative grant.

State Police Superintendent Col. Steven O'Donnell had no comment. The indictment is sealed and further details were unavailable Friday. A court spokesman says Doyle could be arraigned Friday.

The state gave the institute more than $7.3 million between 1988 and 2011.

Doyle is a resident of West Hartford, Conn.

A message was left for Doyle's lawyer.

WPRI-TV was first to report the indictment.


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