PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former boxing promoter, ex-college basketball coach and founder of a Rhode Island-based sport institute who was convicted of embezzlement is seeking to be released from prison while he awaits the outcome of his appeal.
Dan Doyle filed a motion for bail with the state Supreme Court on Wednesday. The motion is expected to be considered on Sept. 7.
Investigators say Doyle embezzled $1.1 million from the institute, a nonprofit he founded in 1986.
Doyle’s lawyer has said he and his family invested hundreds of thousands of dollars of their own money in the institute.