RI suspends unpaid-wages probe at Schilling's firm
Department spokeswoman Laura Hart said Thursday the probe was suspended because 38 Studios has filed for bankruptcy protection.
The company listed owing at least $2.5 million to employees in Rhode Island and Maryland in its bankruptcy filing.
38 Studios laid off its workforce last month after it was late making a $1.1 million payment to the Rhode Island Economic Development Corp.
The state was investigating whether 38 Studios stopped paying workers three weeks before the layoffs.
38 Studios was lured to Rhode Island from Massachusetts in 2010 by a $75 million loan guarantee from the state.
Schilling also pitched for Baltimore, Houston, Philadelphia and Arizona.
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