OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) - The owner of the Ghost Ship warehouse in Oakland where 36 people died in a fire last December was sent a death threat in the mail, according to court documents.
Chor Ng, who rented out the warehouse before the fire, received a threat in early October, an amended civil court complaint in Alameda County Superior Court alleges.
Last Friday, a request for a protective order was made to keep Ng’s personal information out of public view and limit information to attorneys and those directly involved in the case.
Ng’s attorney, Stephen Dreher, claims a document related to commercial building insurance was leaked to the press, which caused “inaccurate coverage” and resulted in the written threat sent to Ng.
2 Investigates did not receive any explanation from Dreher or his associates as to what was inaccurate.
In September, 2 Investigates was first to report that Chor Ng was set to receive more than $3M in an insurance payout. No comments and answers to questions have been provided by Ngs’ attorneys, despite repeat requests for comment.
The attorneys claim because the threatening letter was sent through the mail, it’s a federal crime. Court documents explain that letter was turned over to the FBI, where fingerprint and DNA analyses are being conducted.
The FBI claimed it doesn’t have any record of a death threat being reported or examined related to the Ghost Ship case.
Chor Ng, along with her son, Kai Ng, and daughter, Eva Ng, have never been charged. All three played a roll in the management of the property, former tenants explained.
This death threat was uncovered just days after 2 Investigates published a report that explained what the Ghost Ship owners knew years before the deadly fire broke out.
Attorneys for the Ngs have yet to return our calls.