Reporting Steve Large
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The country’s top prosecutor is now in the mix of the failed Sacramento arena fallout.
A letter was sent to U.S. Attorney Eric Holder after CBS13′s exclusive report that the Maloofs hired a former FBI investigator to question Sacramento business leaders.
“Bottom line is going to the place we thought could make the best decision regarding if there were laws broken,” said Jeremiah Jackson, Think BIG Spokesperson.
The letter from downtown arena political campaign leader Chris Lehane reads,
“I am writing to ask the justice department to determine whether any federal criminal laws have been broken by the Maloof family.”
“The idea that a professional sports team’s ownership group would target its own fans, including prominent and respected local business leaders who are financial supporters of the team, is simply unconscionable.”
As CBS13 first reported the Maloofs hired the ex-FBI investigator, now a private eye, to question possible forgeries on a letter sent to NBA Commissioner David Stern asking the league to strongly encourage the Maloofs to sell the Kings in an effort to build a downtown arena.
A Think BIG organizer admits some of the signatures on the letter were signed by proxy.
Tonight the Maloofs spokesperson issued the following statement:
“It is becoming clearer that the foundation of Think Big is built on fabrication and deception. The name of the organization should be changed to Think Big Fraud.”