Chafee deposed in state's 38 Studios lawsuit

Gov. Lincoln Chafee arrives at Allied Court Reporters on Phenix Avenue in Cranston to give a deposition in the state's 38 Studios lawsuit.

Gov. Lincoln Chafee gave a deposition Thursday in the state's 38 Studios lawsuit.

Chafee remains firm in his initial thoughts about the deal when he spoke out against it as a gubernatorial candidate four years ago, and now he has vowed to pay back the citizens of Rhode Island.

"It's all part of the process and we got good news. As you know, the first check came through. It was covered," he said.

The state received a $4.37 million check earlier this week form the insurance company representing two of the 14 defendants.

Chafee wouldn't say much more about the payback plan, but the Rhode Island Commerce Corp. expects the next payment of $10.3 million to be paid on Nov. 1.

Officials say the state will net about $3.2 million and the state can use the money to help repay its debt related to former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's failed video game company.

"It's ongoing and we'll continue to do what we have to do on behalf of the taxpayers," Chafee said.

The deposition process is set to be completed by Aug. 31, with the exception of General Treasurer and Democratic candidate for governor Gina Raimondo, who will be deposed on Sept. 11.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.