SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R. I. – Jurors deliberating in the embezzlement trial of the founder of the Rhode Island Institute for International Sport ended the day without reaching a verdict.
The Providence Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2g3qc9W ) no verdict was reached on the first day of the deliberations in Washington County Superior Court in the trial of Dan Doyle who created and ran the institute.
Doyle, of West Hartford, Connecticut, 18, faces counts, including embezzlement and forgery. Prosecutors say Doyle could not account for hundreds of thousands of dollars from the government and two philanthropists.
Attorney Michael Blanchard says that there may be some civil liability as a result of the institute of the public finances, but he says that it is not a criminal offence. He has introduced the institute of the board of directors may be due.
The institute is committed to the forging of international links by means of sport.
Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com