WAKEFIELD – Daniel E. Doyle, the former director of the Institute for International Sport who is charged with embezzling more than $1 million from the Institute, has a new attorney representing him in the case.
A pretrial conference and a determination of attorney hearing were scheduled Monday in Washington County Superior Court before Judge Melanie Wilk Thunberg.
On the court docket, the case was continued to Aug. 8 at 2 p.m. with remarks noted that Peter DiBiase had withdrawn as Doyle’s attorney.
Charles Tamuleviz will now represent Doyle in the proceedings.
Doyle, 64, was indicted on 18 counts of embezzlement, obtaining money under false pretenses and forgery, after allegedly personally obtaining more than $1 million from Institute for International Sport funds.
Doyle has been the subject of much public scrutiny since his mishandling of $575,000 in state grant money, which was allocated in 2007 for new construction, which remains unfinished, on the IIS property at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston.
The former IIS building has sat abandoned since August 2012.
Tamuleviz is a partner with DarrowEverett LLP, a firm with offices in Providence, Boston and Worcester, Mass. According to Tamuleviz’s biography on the firm’s website, his practice “focuses on the representation of individuals and businesses in criminal and complex civil litigation.”
Tamuleviz’s experience also includes “the representation of clients in federal and state grand jury investigations involving allegations of public corruption, mail and wire fraud, income tax fraud, health care fraud, bank fraud and investment fraud…”
Doyle appeared at Washington County Superior Court Tuesday.
In May, Doyle asked Judge Thunberg for permission to travel to Florida for a job prospect. Doyle was eventually granted that permission.
A couple weeks later in June, news broke that Doyle was traveling to the University of Central Florida in Orlando where he was employed as a consultant since January, Grant Heston, the university’s associate vice president for communications and public affairs.
Heston previously said that the university has paid Doyle, who first contacted UCF about relocating the IIS and its events to the school last year, $44,800 for work through April on moving the IIS and associated events, including the World Scholar-Athlete Games to UCF.
Heston said that UCF’s agreement with Doyle is presently under review, due to the pending criminal charges in Rhode Island.
For the rest of this story, pick up the July 10 issue of the Narragansett Times.