Published September 21, 2016
A prosecutor in the embezzlement trial of the founder of a Rhode Island-based international sport institute says the defendant ran the nonprofit as a personal piggybank, using it to pay for private school tuition, plastic surgery and other expenses.
In opening statements Wednesday at the trial of Dan Doyle, the prosecutor said Doyle couldn't account for $1 million in grants from state government and two philanthropists that was supposed to pay for a new building.
Doyle's lawyer says his client is not an embezzler and all money is accounted for.
He says Doyle was a successful boxing promoter for Sugar Ray Leonard who decided to make a life change and start the Institute for International Sport to help kids be better people and leaders.