Doyle jury reviews testimony from administrative assistant, goes home with no verdict

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SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WPRI) — The jury in the trial of Dan Doyle has gone home for the evening after the third full day of deliberations.

The jury requested Thursday afternoon to review testimony from witness Laurie DeRuosi, a former administrative assistant at the Institute for International Sport, the nonprofit founded by Doyle.

The court stenographer read back the testimony, in which DeRuosi said she signed board chairman Russell Hogg’s name on annual reports. She testified that she did so at Dan Doyle’s direction, and that she did not know if Hogg had given Doyle permission to do so.

After reviewing the testimony, jury deliberations continued until about 3:45 p.m. The jury started deliberating Monday afternoon after closing arguments in the trial.

Doyle is charged with 18 total counts, including embezzlement and forgery. The state claims he forged documents and used more than $1 million dollars of his nonprofit’s funds on personal expenses.

Doyle has denied all charges. His defense team says all of his transactions were authorized by the Institute’s board of directors.