Publication:Providence Journal; Date:Jun 1, 2012; Section:Rhode Island; Page Number:A11


URI retains lawyer to advise on Institute


PROVIDENCE — The University of Rhode Island has hired a Providence attorney to represent the school in any legal matters associated with a nonprofit sport institute facing a police investigation.

    The school said Thursday that John “Terry” MacFadyen will assist URI’s lawyer with any legal issues pertaining to the Institute for International Sport.

    The nonprofit group has been under investigation since a state audit found the Institute could not account for how it spent most of a $575,000 legislative grant to construct a building on URI’s campus.

    URI President David Dooley announced plans to hire an outside attorney last month. URI says it has not been informed of any legal action against the school or its employees.

    A URI spokeswoman says a $200 hourly rate has been negotiated for MacFadyen’s legal services.