The Rhode Island attorney general's office has dismissed all charges against a Portsmouth man accused of embezzling nearly $528,000 from a Newport homeowners association where he previously served as general manager.
Timothy Roche, a former general manager of the Newport Bay Club & Hotel, was arrested Sept. 12, 2014 on a felony charge of embezzlement from the Newport Bay Club Homeowners Association.
State Police began investigating in 2013 after receiving a complaint from the club's board of directors.
The Newport Daily News reports Attorney General Peter Kilmartin said the evidence did not support criminal charges.
Roche has filed a lawsuit claiming the club's directors brought false charges in retaliation after he pointed out improprieties.
Attorneys representing the Homeowners Association say he was fired because he was not performing competently.