NewsRadio 920 WHJJ and the Associated Press
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Speaker Nicholas Mattiello says he's "thrilled" Rhode Island State Police are investigating the 38 Studios loan deal and will answer whatever he is asked.
Mattiello informed House lawmakers Wednesday that police want to interview everyone who voted on the job-creation program under which ex-Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's company got a $75 million state-guaranteed loan.
His office turned over members' cellphone numbers except for one who didn't want it given out.
State police head Col. Steven O'Donnell said the investigation is active and ongoing and no lawmaker is "suspected of wrongdoing simply because of their vote."
The General Assembly hurriedly approved the loan guarantee program in 2010.
Mattiello says he knew nothing at the time about funding being contemplated for 38 Studios.
Authorities also plan to reach out to senators.