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Attorney General Kilmartin and RISP Colonel O'Donnell Announce Statewide Grand Jury Returns 18-Count Indictment Against Dan Doyle of Institute for International Sport

Under RI law governing grand juries, no further details based upon evidence presented to the grand jury regarding the background of the charges can be provided at this time. Neither the Rhode Island State Police nor the Office of Attorney General will be making any further comment on the investigation or the indictment at this time.

An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. The U.S. Constitution guarantees that a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, today announced that the Statewide Grand Jury reported out an 18-count secret indictment against Daniel E. Doyle, Jr., (age 64), with a last known address of 85 Foxcroft Rd., West Hartford, CT, founder and executive director of the Institute for International Sport ("Institute"). Doyle was indicted on seven counts of embezzlement, one count of obtaining money under false pretenses, five counts of forgery, and five counts of filing a false document.

The indictment is the result of an investigation that began in February 2012. The investigation by the Rhode Island State Police Financial Crimes Unit and the Office of the Attorney General included reviewing thousands of documents and interviewing numerous witnesses. Investigators learned that Doyle personally obtained over $1,000,000 in unauthorized salary increases, bonuses and personal expenses paid for by Institute funds. The personal expenses include non-business expenses, payments to Bates College and Kingswood Oxford School and/or Oberlin College, payments relating to Doyle's basketball and poetry camps and his Hall of Fame Press publishing company, as well as household expenses.

It is also alleged that monies obtained from the Hassenfeld Foundation to the Institute for the designated use in construction of the Hassenfeld-Hogg Center for Sports Leadership Building were obtained under false pretenses.

It is further alleged that for the years 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, Doyle procured unauthorized signatures in connection with the Institute's Non-Profit Corporation Annual Reports filed with the State of Rhode Island. The grand jury also indicted Doyle on five counts of filing a false document with regards to those five annual reports filed with the Secretary of State's Office.

The indictment was unsealed this morning when Doyle was arraigned in Providence County Superior Court before Justice Robert D. Krause. Judge Krause set bail at $100,000 with surety, ordered Doyle to surrender his passport by Monday and restricted travel to Rhode Island and Connecticut. His next court date is May 17, 2013 for a pre-trial conference.

The indictment includes the following charges:

1. Embezzlement and Fraudulent Conversion of over $100 relating to an unauthorized salary that Daniel Doyle received from the Institute. 2. Embezzlement and Fraudulent Conversion of over $100, relating to non-payroll payments of Institute funds made to Daniel E. Doyle, Jr. and/or for the benefit of Daniel E. Doyle, Jr. 3. Embezzlement and Fraudulent Conversion of over $100, relating to payments of Institute funds made to or for the benefit of non-Institute summer camps associated with Daniel E. Doyle, Jr. 4. Embezzlement and Fraudulent Conversion of over $100, relating to payments of Institute funds made to and/or for the benefit of and/or in connection with the Hall of Fame Press and/or books being authored or co-authored by Daniel E. Doyle, Jr. 5. Embezzlement and Fraudulent Conversion of over $100, relating to payments of Institute funds to American Express for non-Institute related charges. 6. Embezzlement and Fraudulent Conversion of over $100, relating to payments of Institute funds to Kingswood Oxford School and/or Oberlin College. 7. Embezzlement and Fraudulent Conversion of over $100, related to payments of Institute funds to Bates College. 8. Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses of over $1500 from the Hassenfeld Foundation for a donation to the Institute designated for use on the construction of Hassenfeld-Hogg Center for Sports Leadership Building. 9. Forgery relating to the Institute's Non-Profit Corporation Annual Report for the year 2009. 10. Filing a False Document relating to the Institute's Non-Profit Corporation Annual Report for the year 2009. 11. Forgery relating to the Institute's Non-Profit Corporation Annual Report for the year 2008. 12. Filing a False Document relating to the Institute's Non-Profit Corporation Annual Report for the year 2008. 13. Forgery relating to the Institute's Non-Profit Corporation Annual Report for the year 2007. 14. Filing a False Document relating to the Institute's Non-Profit Corporation Annual Report for the year 2007. 15. Forgery relating to the Institute's Non-Profit Corporation Annual Report for the year 2006. 16. Filing a False Document relating to the Institute's Non-Profit Corporation Annual Report for the year 2006. 17. Forgery relating to the Institute's Non-Profit Corporation Annual Report for the year 2005. 18. Filing a False Document relating to the Institute's Non-Profit Corporation Annual Report for the year 2005.

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Department or agency: Department of the Attorney General

Online: http://www.riag.ri.gov/

Release date: 05-03-2013

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