Secretary of State Ralph Mollis issues $2,000 fine against Michael Corso citing lobby laws.
The judge will now decide if the secretary of state abused the court system when he involved the superior court in administrative hearings.
A court hearing is set for arguments to determine if Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis abused the judiciary system when he involved the Superior Court in his administrative examination of possible unregistered 38 Studios lobbying.
Ex-Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling has failed to show up for an administrative hearing into alleged lobbying violations related to 38 Studios, resulting in the hearing officer declaring him in “default.”
Court documents show the federal bankruptcy trustee has agreed to settle claims against Schilling and three former 38 Studios officials for $300,000.
A Providence attorney who allegedly improperly lobbied for the taxpayer-backed game company is now accused of overcharging.
Wells Fargo Securities had sued to block a settlement reached over the summer between the state and two other defendants in the suit.
The first hearing on possible lobbying violations against former 38 Studios board member Thomas Zaccagnino was held Thursday, however Zaccagnino was not present.
The former Red Sox pitcher’s wife says the personal computer was not meant to be part of an estate sale held last year.
The Republican nominee criticized his Democratic rival for saying the state should repay bonds sold to benefit Curt Schilling’s company.
Michael Corso must retroactively disclose lobbying for 38 Studios or else pay a $2,000 fine, a lawyer hired by the secretary of state ruled.
Chafee wasn’t in office when the deal was created, but he was as the company crumbled.
Rhode Island officials say the state has received its first payment from a lawsuit settlement involving ex-Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling’s failed video game company.
Chafee was a candidate for governor when the deal went through, and spoke out against it at the time.
“We are not going to waste any more taxpayer resources,” Secretary of State Ralph Mollis said in a statement.
An attorney who was seeking deposition testimony from a Rhode Island House lawmaker is withdrawing the subpoena.