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Costantino, Schilling won't testify before House Oversight

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The ex-chairman of the Rhode Island House Finance Committee says he won't testify before House Oversight in its review of the 38 Studios deal because he expects to be deposed in the civil lawsuit.

An attorney for Steven Costantino, who now serves as state health and human services secretary, said in a Friday letter to the committee that he expects Costantino to be deposed and that the testimony could be made public under a request pending before the judge. Marc DeSisto said that's the "best way to get his information before the public."

Ex-Red Sox pitcher and 38 Studios founder Curt Schilling has also declined to appear. Attorney Edward Hayes said in letter to Oversight Chairwoman Karen MacBeth last week he won't go before the panel now because of his cancer treatments.

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