The head of the troubled Institute for International Sport was arraigned on 18 counts in Superior Court Friday.
Dan Doyle, of Connecticut, was charged after an investigation that began in February 2012. The probe followed media reports that the Institute for International Sport housed at URI was unable to fully account for state funding it had received.
Doyle faces seven counts of embezzlement, five counts each of forgery and filing a false document, and one count of obtaining money under false pretenses.
Investigators allege that Doyle personally obtained more than 1 million dollars in unauthorized salary increases, bonuses and personal expenses paid through institute funds. Doyle is due back in court May 17.