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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

  • State may delay USC deal on Los Angeles Coliseum

    State may delay USC deal on Los Angeles Coliseum

    Officials seek more time to ensure that the proposal is the most beneficial to taxpayers. The action comes as the Coliseum Commission announces losses of more than $7 million since 2009.

  • Former Coliseum official invokes 5th Amendment to grand jury

    Former Coliseum official invokes 5th Amendment to grand jury

    Ronald Lederkramer, the facility's former finance director, answers questions only after a judge grants him limited immunity, transcripts of the proceedings show.

  • Hot Property: Coliseum corruption case defendant sells house

    Hot Property: Coliseum corruption case defendant sells house

    Among names of note to pop up on sales that have finally slowpoked their way into the public record is Todd DeStefano, who has sold his Pasadena house for $1.92 million. The former L.A. Coliseum events manager is charged with receiving more than $2 million in illegal payments for helping to stage...

  • Coliseum unveils proposed lease with USC

    Coliseum unveils proposed lease with USC

    The Coliseum would surrender public control of the historic stadium to the university, according to the proposed 42-year lease.

  • L.A. Coliseum had scant controls over spending, audit finds

    L.A. Coliseum had scant controls over spending, audit finds

    A city audit of the stadium finds routine squandering of public funds in a setting 'void of essential formal policies, procedures and protocols.' Two Coliseum commission officials acknowledge 'insufficient oversight' but contend there is 'plenty of blame to go around.'

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