Loeb & Loeb, the law firm out of Southern-California that represents Maloof Sports and Entertainment, has hired a former-FBI-agent-turned-private-detective to investigate some strange dealings surrounding the arena deal collapse. In particular, the events most under scrutiny involve the letter sent to NBA Commissioner David Stern on the first day of the Board of Governors meeting in New York back on April 12th.
The original version of the letter included 26 names, including that of this very author, only for some to object to being added to the list without their permission. A corrected version of that same list shortened the list down to 21, but it remains unclear if some of those names were actually present for the press conference or if their signatures were added by a third party.
I spoke with the private investigator this afternoon in person, and I left the meeting with the feeling that the Maloof family is prepared to undertake great measures to ensure their side of the story regarding the arena deal collapse is told. It has been his observation that the Johnson administration has not broken any laws, but is participating in a campaign of misinformation, most likely to save political face in an election year.
More details to come…