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Hearing Set Over 38 Studios Lobbying

Court hearing scheduled for oral arguments Tuesday



    Hearing Set Over 38 Studios Lobbying
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    Cameras are not allowed in the courtroom.

    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.

    A hearing officer determined in September that attorney Michael Corso engaged in unregistered lobbying in 2010, resulting in a bill that included a $75 million state-backed loan guarantee to 38 Studios.

    The determination was made in a hearing process and an effort by Mollis to involve the Superior Court.

    The Providence Journal reports that Corso's attorneys, Anthony M. Traini and Michael J. Lepizzera Jr., have argued that Mollis tried to improperly use the judicial system.

    Mollis' lawyers say he filed a dismissal to speed up the proceedings.

    A court hearing is scheduled for oral arguments on Tuesday.

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