A newly-elected Rhode Island lawmaker is calling for an independent investigation into the state's involvement in former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's failed video game company.
The state in 2010 invested $75 million in 38 Studios to lure it from Massachusetts. Two years later, the company ran out of money and went bankrupt.
Lincoln Republican John Lyle Jr. said in a statement "The time has come to make those who were responsible for this unfortunate situation culpable, so this won't happen again."
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He says the 38 Studios "boondoggle" resulted directly in the imminent departure of the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox baseball team.
He wants incoming Attorney General Peter Neronha to open a commission to investigate the deal, saying current Attorney General Peter Kilmartin didn't investigate 38 Studios properly.