Re "Arena suit is simply a smear" (Marcos Breton, Feb. 9): So the attorneys who are alleging the city put together a secret subsidy for the Kings were simultaneously working with Councilman Kevin McCarty, in building their lawsuit asserting fraud. Acting as the inside man, McCarty secretly spoon fed attorney Patrick Soluri information he needed to sue the city. The same city McCarty took an oath to represent. Funny that no smoking gun exists. And very telling were McCarty's responses when questioned by the city's attorney about having specific knowledge of secret deals, overvaluing of property or withholding information from the public. McCarty's shtick is so contrived. And after reviewing the real facts in this case, it's not the city I suspect to be the fraud. It is Councilman McCarty.
-- James Hofmann, Sacramento