DeStefano reported that one of his companies received a minimum of $10,000 in 2008 and in 2010 from the University of California. UCLA spokesman Phil Hampton said the school paid $11,248 in 2008 and $13,295 in 2010 for providing soft drinks and alcohol at receptions before Bruin-Trojan football games at the Coliseum.
DeStefano's companies were also paid by a rave producer called Go Ventures, the filings show. Insomniac and Go Ventures each paid one or both of his firms at least $10,000 in each of the last three years.
Insomniac and Go Ventures did not return calls for comment.
An August 2006 memorandum obtained by The Times through the California Public Records Act granted DeStefano the 10% share of filming proceeds. The memo is signed by Lynch and DeStefano. DeStefano's take was capped at $60,000 per year, but the memo stated that any funds above that amount could be paid to him the next year and guaranteed him $40,000 or a salary renegotiation if no film shoots occurred.
Sandbrook said DeStefano's 10% arrangement ended after DeStefano asked and received permission from Lynch to be double-employed by Insomniac. Sandbrook, who succeeded Lynch, said he was "at a loss" to explain why the commission paid DeStefano a bonus for the location shoots, which typically require little of the agency's staff.
Sandbrook, who was a longtime administrator at UCLA, said employees there helped accommodate location shoots as part of their routine duties and did not receive such commissions.
DeStefano also received a 10% commission from a contract between the Coliseum agency and the Hansen Beverage Co. to advertise the Monster energy drink. He was paid $41,375 under the three-year contract, which ended in 2010, according to Sandbrook.
Tool of North America and the company that produced "An American Carol," Mpower Pictures, declined to comment on any transactions with DeStefano. Spokespersons for Reveille, which made "American Gladiators," also would not disclose details of the company's business with DeStefano.
DeStefano quit the commission in January after the panel's current president, David Israel, required him to choose between his Coliseum job and his burgeoning career as a rave consultant.
By that time, his dual roles had become so intertwined that he hired his own lobbyist to push for the resumption of raves at the Coliseum, even as he advised the commission on the wisdom of such a move.
Israel said he had not known about DeStefano's side deals.
"It ain't gonna happen again," he said.
Insomniac's Electric Daisy Carnival rave was staged four times at the Coliseum, drawing about 185,000 people over two days in 2010. Last summer's edition was marred by scores of drug- related arrests and ambulance calls. A 15-year-old girl died of an Ecstasy over- dose.
DeStefano helped oversee security and medical services for the concert, which has since moved to Las Vegas.