Report: Grand juries set to look at the Institute for International Sport
State and federal grand juries have been created to probe the nonprofit Institute for International Sport, according to a report yesterday in the Hartford Courant.
The Institute for International Sport, which owns two buildings — one finished and one unfinished — on the University of Rhode Island campus was founded in 1986. It runs programs for teenagers around the world, including the 2011 World Scholar-Athlete Games and World Youth Peace Summit in West Hartford. […]
State police began investigating the institute in February after a Rhode Island lawmaker forwarded the department a report regarding a state audit that revealed institute couldn’t show how it spent a $575,000 grant it received from the state.
As parts of its investigation, state police searched both the institute and [Daniel] Doyle’s West Hartford home, removing boxes of documents as evidence.
Doyle is the founder of the institute.
Jim Martin, spokesman for the US attorney’s office, declined comment on whether a federal grand jury has been established to probe the institute. Amy Kempe, spokeswoman for Attorney General Peter Kilmartin, also declined comment.
Doyle’s lawyer, Peter DiBiase, couldn’t be reached for comment.