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Peter Pocklington speaks to reporters in California after he pleaded guilty to perjury in May. ((CBC))

A private investigator is shaking his head over his encounter with Peter Pocklington.

Pocklington, the former owner of the Edmonton Oilers, showed up at court in Riverside, Calif., on Thursday, expecting to be sentenced for perjury. 

His matter was put over until Oct. 27.

While Pocklington was leaving court, however, private investigator Paul Cohen approached to serve him with a subpoena.

"It was a normal service," Cohen said. "He looked at it, saw what it was, he recognized it, he didn't want any part of it, and he threw it on the street.

"It just shows an arrogance on his part, but that's not uncommon."

Edmonton creditor Ed Moroz said the subpoena was served because more than 40 creditors are trying to recover money. They believe Pocklington has money in two off-shore accounts in the Bahamas.

The subpoena was "served to get the information on what's there," Moroz said.

According to the documents, Pocklington must provide documents on all his bank and financial accounts by Nov. 19.

When contacted by CBC News Friday, Pocklington said he had no comment on the subpoena.

Pocklington has admitted he perjured himself in his 2008 bankruptcy fraud case.

The judge is being asked to consider a plea deal that would mean six months of house arrest.