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Chafee: 38 Studios not paying local vendors

May 24, 2012

Governor Lincoln Chafee says he doesn’t believe that local vendors of 38 Studios have been getting paid. In an appearance on RI Public Radio’s weekly Political Roundtable show, Chafee says that getting reliable information from Red Sox legend Curt Shilling’s video game company has been difficult but that Chafee believes that some vendors are not being paid for services rendered locally to the video game company.

When asked if vendors are being paid, Chafee said his office has been getting inquiries from vendors who are frustrated. “We’ve been getting calls and we hear they’re not,’’ being paid Chafee says.

Chafee also cautioned that the fog of reliable information from Schilling’s company is so thick that he doesn’t know for sure what the financial status of 38 Studios is at present. The company has not been opening its books to state government, which guaranteed 38 Studios a $75 million loan during the waning days of the administration of Gov. Donald  Carcieri. Chafee opposed the deal as a candidate for governor, but now says he has a responsibility to the state taxpayers to salvage what he can from an arrangement he thought was foolish from the start.

The interview with Chafee can be heard tomorrow (Friday) on Morning Edition at 5:40 and 7:40.


4 Comments leave one →
  1. P Keefe permalink
    May 24, 2012 4:48 pm

    Another great idea from the from the former Gov while stealing from State Employees. He should be so proud of himself! He was and is a joke.

  2. Jess rosner permalink
    May 24, 2012 5:23 pm

    I don’t understand why someone who isn’t being paid is still protecting that guy. He has been secretive from the beginning.

  3. May 24, 2012 8:29 pm

    seems that if we (taxpayers) are on the hook for this (and about to be dragged along the wake of the boat), we just GET to see the finances. I think we need an OCCUPY 38 STUDIOS. Seriously.

  4. May 25, 2012 2:06 am

    Scott, do you think that we can lay off the “Red Sox legend” stuff? Curt Schwindling’s current and future modifier will be: “Curt Schilling the carpetbagger who perpetrated the $75mm fraud on Rhode Island”.

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