Sentencing Set For Thursday In Dan Doyle Trial

Aug 9, 2017

Doyle was convicted in December of last year of embezzling more than half a million dollars from the nonprofit organization, the Institute for International Sport.

Doyle could face a maximum sentence of more than 200 years in jail, after being convicted of 18 counts of forgery and embezzlement. The trial, which took place in South County, lasted four months, making it one of the longest criminal trials in state history. The jury deliberated for five days.

Founded in the early 1980s, the Institute organized youth sports programming meant to increase cross-cultural understanding. The organization was housed at the University of Rhode Island, and received thousands of dollars in state money.

Prosecutors argued Doyle used the money as a personal piggy bank, paying for things like plastic surgery, and college tuition. Doyle was denied a request for a retrial.