PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Rhode Island State Police have searched the Connecticut home of the founder of a nonprofit sports institute as part of their ongoing financial investigation.

State police superintendent Col. Steven O’Donnell told The Providence Journal Rhode Island detectives, assisted by Connecticut state police, executed a search warrant for records Thursday afternoon at the West Hartford home of Daniel E. Doyle Jr.

State police had removed computers and records from the Institute for International Sport’s headquarters at the University of Rhode Island on Feb. 22.

The institute’s finances have been under scrutiny since a Rhode Island state audit found it couldn’t account for most of a $575,000 legislative grant to construct a building on the URI campus. The institute says the money was spent properly.

A message was left for Doyle earlier Thursday.

Information from: The Providence Journal,

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