Curt Schilling

Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling is heading to the conservative media organization Breitbart. The former sports star has been increasingly visible in the news. Two weeks ago, Schilling penned an opinion piece in the Providence Journal in which he blamed then-governor Lincoln Chafee for the failure of 38 Studios. Schilling helped found the video game company, which subsequently went bankrupt, after receiving tens of millions of dollars in support from the state. Schilling was part of a...

It's not every week that begins with 38 Studios and ends with a yoga pants dispute in Barrington. But that's why Rhode Island is the gift that keeps giving. So thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. As usual, your tips are welcome and you can follow me through the week on the twitters . Here we go. 1. Curt Schilling has said for a long time how he would one day come to Rhode Island, face the taxpayers, and drop big bombs about the real story behind 38 Studios. So a lot of people were...

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Curt Schilling said Tuesday he was surprised to learn in 2010 that most of state reps voting on a $125 million job development program were unaware that a big chunk of the money was "earmarked" for 38 Studios.

Curt Schilling took to the op -ed page of The Providence Journal Sunday to renew his argument that former Governor Lincoln Chafee bears a large part of the responsibility for the failure of 38 Studios in 2012. Schilling writes that Chafee "toured 38 Studios after taking office. At the end of that tour, he said he would do his best to make it work. That was the one single thing Chafee ever did to 'help' 38 Studios." Schilling, the former Red Sox pitcher, writes that 38 Studios kept the state...

Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment, The Bottom Line. This week Mark and Dave discuss the state of the 38 Studios settlements. In the latest deal, executives from the failed video game company, including former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, agreed to pay $2.5 million to the state. This was the second settlement announced this month; the other was worth $25 million, with financial firms Wells Fargo and...

Superior Court Judge Michael Silverstein approved Friday the latest settlement over the failure of 38 Studios. Under terms of the deal, an insurance policy for Curt Schilling and three other company executives will pay the state $2.5 million. The settlement was announced earlier this week . The mediator in the case said given the uncertainty of a trial, it was better for the state to accept the settlement. On Twitter , Schilling said he will discuss 38 Studios "uncut, edited and live" on his...

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Former Red Sox star Curt Schilling and three other former 38 Studios executives have reached a preliminary $2.5 million settlement with the State of Rhode Island over the failure of the video-game company in 2012.

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The state Commerce Corporation announced Tuesday it has reached a $25.6 million settlement with two of the defendants in the state's lawsuit over 38 Studios, Wells Fargo Securities and Barclays Capital.

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State Police and Attorney General Peter Kilmartin will pursue no criminal charges after a years-long investigation into 38 Studios, the company that won a $75 million public subsidy to move to Rhode Island, then went bankrupt, leaving taxpayers on the hook. In announcing results of the investigation, State Police Col. Steven O'Donnell said a bad business deal doesn't necessarily provide grounds for a criminal indictment.

It's peak presidential politics in Rhode Island, with a trio of candidates set to stump in the state this weekend. So thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome , and you can follow me through the week on the twitters . Here we go. 1. With Rhode Island's presidential primary looming on Tuesday, the Democratic race between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders pits establishment power versus an ornery electorate. On the surface, Clinton has a host of...

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The US Securities & Exchange Commission on Monday announced that it has charged Wells Fargo Securities and the state agency formerly known as the Economic Development Corporation with defrauding investors in the municipal bond offering used to finance 38 Studios in Rhode Island.

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Former House Finance chairman Steve Costantino said through his lawyer Wednesday that he's willing to return to Rhode Island to answer questions about the state's ill-fated investment in the video game company 38 Studios. "Mr. Costantino is aware of the intent of the committee you chair to have him appear for testimony on January 14, 2016," lawyer Marc DeSisto writes in a letter to Oversight Chairwoman Karen MacBeth. "I have been authorized by Mr. Costantino to advise you that he is willing...

House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello has signed a subpoena calling on Curt Schilling to appear for a December 15 th meeting of the House Oversight Committee.

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On a 9-0 margin, the House Oversight Committee voted Thursday to seek a subpoena meant to spur State House testimony by Curt Schilling about his ill-fated video game company, 38 Studios. Yet the committee's counsel, Charles Knowles, told the panel that a court in Massachusetts, where Schilling resides, is unlikely to recognize the subpoena. State Rep. Karen MacBeth (D-Cumberland), who chairs the committee, said there's value in issuing the subpoena, even if it doesn't succeed in the short...

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The House Oversight committee meets Tuesday for yet another round of hearings into the defunct video game company 38 Studios. The hearings come after the release of thousands of documents related to the state’s lawsuit with the company. Among the major takeaways, the documents revealed some lawmakers may have known about a potential 38 Studios deal months before previously acknowledged. At Tuesday’s meeting the house oversight committee will receive an updated timeline of events. The state’s...

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