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.
A member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives has been subpoenaed to testify in the ongoing 38 Studios litigation.
Raimondo was not in office when the deal with 38 Studios was struck in 2010 and she opposed it when she was running for general treasurer.
A hearing into potential lobbying violations related to 38 Studios is being continued again, this time at the request of Secretary of State Ralph Mollis’ office.
A judge approved the first settlement in the lawsuit brought by the state’s economic development agency over the collapsed video game company.
Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis wants the former 38 Studios executives to explain why they shouldn’t be fined for allegedly conducting unregistered lobbying activities in 2010.