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L.A. Coliseum scandal

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

  • Parks seeks to halt vote on Coliseum deal with USC

    Parks seeks to halt vote on Coliseum deal with USC

    The city councilman also urges the D.A.’s office to investigate the stadium general manager for possible conflict of interest in seeking a job with USC while negotiating lease.

  • State political watchdog is investigating L.A. Coliseum chief

    State political watchdog is investigating L.A. Coliseum chief

    California's Fair Political Practices Commission is trying to determine whether John Sandbrook illegally sought a job with USC while negotiating a turnover of control of the stadium to the university.

  • 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...

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