The Rhode Island state attorney general has closed a criminal investigation into 38 Studios, after the state settled with the final defendant in its lawsuit over the failed $75 million deal with the company started by former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling.
Peter Kilmartin announced the dormant investigation's closure Friday, blaming his decision on the State Police.
Kilmartin and the State Police announced in July there would be no criminal charges after a yearslong investigation.
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Kilmartin said Friday he had planned to reactivate the criminal case under certain circumstances, including the civil litigation's resolution.
He says he broached the idea with new State Police Col. Ann Assumpico, who told him she wouldn't commit further resources.
In a statement from state police, Assumpico said. “In my view, the case is closed. If presented with new evidence or leads, I will direct the State Police to reopen the criminal investigation. That is exactly what I told the Attorney General when we spoke yesterday.”
Assumpico added, "When I met with the Attorney General yesterday, I told him I would be willing to reopen the investigation if we had new, solid, credible leads. The information the Attorney General’s Office has provided to us is not persuasive enough to reopen the case at this time.”