- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 16, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The former chairman of Rhode Island’s House Finance Committee has agreed to testify before a House committee investigating the state’s failed $75 million deal with 38 Studios, the video game company started by former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling.

Steven Costantino is now commissioner of Vermont’s Department of Health Access.

His lawyer alerted House Oversight Chairwoman Karen MacBeth in a letter Wednesday that he would testify in January.

House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello on Wednesday signed subpoenas for Costantino and attorney Michael Corso, who did work for 38 Studios.

Costantino’s lawyer says he will come willingly without the need for a subpoena.

38 Studios relocated to Rhode Island from Massachusetts in 2010 in exchange for a $75 million state loan guarantee. It ran out of money less than two years later.



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