Judge denies release of 38 Studios grand jury documents
By: News Staff
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A Superior Court judge has denied the release of private grand jury documents in the 38 studios case, authorities say.
Judge Alice Gibney rendered her ruling Thursday morning in a 24-page document. She sided with Attorney General Peter Kilmartin who had been fighting to keep the documents private.
The failure of Curt Schilling $75 million company ever resulted in any criminal charges. The Governor had requested the grand jury testimony from 2013 to 2015 be made public after all aspects of the civil and criminal cases regarding the company wrapped up.
Raimondo noted the immense public interest in the case in her request.
According to Gibney releasing the documents based on mere public interest defeats the purpose and the roll of the grand jury.
Gibney found that Governor Raimondo’s legal team did not demonstrate the need for disclosure outweighed the need for secrecy.