Rep. Coughlin calls on AG to seek Superior Court ruling on release of 38 Studios evidence to the public
STATE HOUSE – Rep. David A. Coughlin is urging Attorney General Peter Kilmartin to seek a ruling by the Superior Court to determine the legality of releasing the evidence from the 38 Studios criminal investigation to the public. Representative Coughlin, a neighborhood family attorney in Pawtucket, joins his colleague Rep. Robert E. Craven (D-Dist. 32, North Kingstown) in seeking the court’s approval to make the evidence public.
“Whether the tax payers of Rhode Island were swindled by a bad business deal or through criminal activity will remain unclear until the public has access to the criminal investigation evidence. What is abundantly clear to me though is that regardless of criminal charges or not, the public deserves to know exactly how their hard earned money was squandered,” stated Representative Coughlin (D-Dist. 60, Pawtucket). “The Attorney General has a duty to protect the public’s trust in their government and that is only possible through the release of the evidence presented before the grand jury in the investigation.”
For more information, contact:
Andrew Caruolo, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903