SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – CBS13 has learned the Maloof family has hired a retired FBI agent, who now works as a private investigator.READ MORE: 'Your Life Does Not End Because You Have A Diagnosis': Shantel Smith Opens Up About Her Battle With Multiple Sclerosis Before 'Survivor'
The private eye has been making calls to some of Sacramento’s most powerful business owners, as recently as last week, inquiring about possible forgeries on a letter sent to NBA Commissioner David Stern.
That letter, publicized at a press conference, called for the NBA to strongly encourage the Maloofs to sell the team in an effort to build a downtown arena.
Stranley Lukowicz was one of the business owners contacted, and CBS13 spoke to him on the phone.READ MORE: Body Found At Bottom Of Embankment In Yuba County; Suspicious Death Investigation Underway
“We got a call from somebody claiming to be a private investigator and trying to get in touch with myself to see if we signed a letter to the NBA commissioner; because they believe our names were forged,” said Lukowicz.
When asked if his name was forged, Lukowicz said, “No they were not.”
CBS13 asked George Maloof about the ex-FBI agent inquiry by phone and text, and received a statement from his spokesperson.MORE NEWS: 19-Year-Old Faces 2 Counts Of Attempted Murder Of A Police Officer In Sacramento Shooting
“It is the Kings’ and Maloof policy not to discuss internal business,” the statement read.