The Federal Bureau of Investigation is now involved in the corruption probe of an undercover police officer said to have resold confiscated drugs and be involved in prostitution, the Contra Costa Times reported.
The FBI did not say why it interviewed 38-year old Louis Lombardi, who is on leave from the San Ramon Police Department after he was charged May 4 with five felonies. He is alleged to have sold drugs and guns he confiscated while an undercover police officer with the Central Contra Costa Narcotics Enforcement Team, or CNET.
He also allegedly stole cash and was involved in a prostitution ring.
Lombardi's attorney would not comment to the newspaper.
Lombardi is also involved in a lawsuit stemming from the death of an Antioch man who was shot in a drug raid conducted by CNET. Timony Wayne Mitchell was shot and killed by a Pittsburg police detective in a 2008 raid in which Lombardi was a participating officer.
Oakland-based attorney John Burris is representing Mitchell's family in court.
Lombardi is currently free on $500,000 bail.