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Ex-boxing promoter, hoops coach convicted of embezzlement

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SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) -

 A former boxing promoter, ex-college basketball coach and founder a Rhode Island-based sport institute has been convicted of embezzlement.

Dan Doyle was convicted by a jury Monday of 18 counts, including embezzlement, forgery and obtaining money under false pretenses.

Prosecutors said the 67-year-old Doyle, of West Hartford, Connecticut, used the Institute for International Sport as a piggybank, taking more than $1 million to pay for things including his children's college tuition, a daughter's wedding expenses and plastic surgery.

He was also accused of forging the signatures of two board presidents, including Alan Hassenfeld, the former CEO of Hasbro Inc.

Doyle's lawyer says his client didn't do anything criminal.

Doyle was once a boxing promoter for Sugar Ray Leonard. He also was the head men's basketball coach at Trinity College in Connecticut.

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