The county counsel has not responded to a Times request for proof that Lederkramer's medical costs were not paid by his wife's insurance or that they were otherwise appropriate for reimbursement.
The gas receipts show that like Lederkramer, Lynch and DeStefano filled their tanks on a regular basis near their residences. From 2008 until they left the commission, Lynch bought about $8,100 worth of gas and DeStefano $7,500, enough to drive about 15,000 miles a year each based on miles-per-gallon ratings for their cars -- a Cadillac and a BMW.
Like Lederkramer, Lynch and DeStefano made purchases at various times at an Exxon Mobil station in Jean, Nev., a roadside town about 30 miles outside Las Vegas.
The Coliseum's technology manager, Leopold Caudillo Jr., charged the commission for about $5,215 in gas from May 2009 through last June. One of his fill-ups was in Pennsylvania. Caudillo was placed on administrative leave after The Times reported earlier this month that he directed Coliseum business to a firm he founded with a stadium co-worker.
The venue's former chief administrative officer, Margaret Farnum, kept her gas card after she retired in 2008 and was rehired by the Coliseum to create a sports museum, a project that never happened. She spent about $4,000 on gas in the 3 1/2 year period covered by the receipts.
The gas cards complemented other car perks. Lynch drove a Cadillac the commission provided to him. Lederkramer and DeStefano received $600 monthly car allowances. In the 2 1/2 years ending in June, the commission reimbursed Lederkramer $7,463 for leasing costs, DMV renewal fees, insurance and maintenance for his cars.
Sandbrook has said he would wait for a report by an outside compensation consultant before deciding whether to end the car allowances. The retired UCLA administrator was recruited for the Coliseum job by County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, a Coliseum commissioner who has been Sandbrook's friend since they attended UCLA together.
Yaroslavsky said Sandbrook inherited a "cesspool" and "has done as good a job as he possibly could under the circumstances," including in preparing the stadium for the USC football season. "He couldn't fire everybody."
Another commissioner, City Councilman Bernard C. Parks, has said Sandbrook and Lederkramer should be fired.
In 2010, Lynch, whose $291,000 compensation included a $125,000 bonus, sent employees a memo ordering them to take six unpaid furlough days because the Coliseum and Sports Arena "have lost a significant amount of money due to the lack of events."
"We must now make some sacrifices," Lynch wrote to the staff members, some paid as little as $26,000 a year.
He added that employees with questions should address them to Lederkramer, who received bonuses last year totaling $34,500.