Representative Bob Quattrocchi Seeks to Have Documents Related to 38 Studios Released
STATE HOUSE -- On Wednesday, Representative Bob Quattrocchi (R-District 41 Scituate/Cranston) introduced House Resolution (H-5190) requesting that the Rhode Island Attorney General and the Rhode Island State Police release all reports related to 38 Studios, to the public.
“I believe it is the right of the people of the state of Rhode Island, who paid for the investigation, to have the opportunity to review all the reports and documents relating to the investigation, which was originally estimated to cost Rhode Island taxpayers in excess of $100 million,” said Rep. Quattrocchi.
He added, “In 2010, the state of Rhode Island offered an unprecedented $75 million financing package to attract Curt Schilling’s video game company to Rhode Island and two years later, Schilling’s company, 38 Studios went bankrupt. It caused hundreds of people to lose their jobs and put the state’s credit rating at risk.”
“The investigation by the State Police and Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin included interviews with over 140 people and a review of hundreds of documents and we have the right to those interviews, as well as the documents, notes and evidence uncovered, so we may all truly know what happened behind closed doors. This was a backdoor deal, if ever there was one, and I know I have the public’s support. A review may reveal exactly what happened, so we can make sure it never happens again.” Rep. Quattrocchi said.
The Resolution was co-sponsored by Representatives Sherry Roberts (R-District 29 Coventry, West Greenwich), Representative Mike Chippendale (R-District 40 Foster, Glocester, Coventry), Representative Ken Mendonça, (R-District 72 Middletown, Portsmouth) and Representative Blake Filippi (R-District 36 Charlestown, South Kingstown, Westerly, New Shoreham).
The Resolution has been referred to the House Judiciary Committee.
For more information, contact:
Raina C. Smith, House Minority Office
State House Room 106
Providence, RI 02903