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L.A. Coliseum scandal

For more than a year, The Times has been reporting on financial irregularities at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, stories that have triggered several criminal and civil inquiries. Three former Coliseum managers, two nationally prominent rave promoters and a stadium contractor have been indicted in the scandal. Commission members | Documents | Arrest photos

  • Coliseum Commission sues two former top managers
    Coliseum Commission sues two former top managers

    The suit accuses music promoters Insomniac Inc. and Go Ventures Inc., along with former general manager Patrick Lynch and ex-events manager Todd DeStefano, of depriving the commission and its nonprofit concessions arm of concert revenue.

  • Figures in financial scandal no longer on Coliseum payroll
    Figures in financial scandal no longer on Coliseum payroll

    Leopold Caudillo Jr. and David Shea are no longer working at the facility after revelations of payments to a firm founded by the two men.

  • Ex-Coliseum official received payments from stadium contractor
    Ex-Coliseum official received payments from stadium contractor

    While serving as general manager, Patrick Lynch received the money from Tony Estrada, who deposited it at a Miami bank. Lynch's attorney says the funds had nothing to do with stadium operations.

  • L.A. County supervisors make auditor available for Coliseum
    L.A. County supervisors make auditor available for Coliseum

    The proposal by Supervisors Ridley-Thomas and Knabe to examine the books of the troubled facility would have to be approved and paid for by the Coliseum Commission.

  • Developer Rick Caruso resigns from Coliseum Commission
    Developer Rick Caruso resigns from Coliseum Commission

    Rick Caruso, a potential L.A. mayoral candidate, often clashed with fellow members of the scandal-plagued commission. Some took issue with his dual role as a trustee for USC, whose football team is the Coliseum's main tenant.

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