RI suspends unpaid-wages probe at Schilling’s firm

The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training has suspended

its investigation into claims of unpaid wages at former Boston Red

Sox pitcher Curt Schilling’s video game company.

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.