The commission has also picked up most of the tab for the Jaguar XF leased in the finance director's name. The agency reimbursed the official, Ronald Lederkramer, for about $1,375 in initial leasing costs and registration fees and $195 in damage and mileage charges for an Infiniti he had previously leased and was turning in.
Lederkramer had been allowed to bill the commission for the costs of registering, servicing, insuring, and buying tires for the Infiniti as well, the records show.
The cars are "something I intend to address with him," Sandbrook said in an interview. He said he does not drive a Coliseum-owned car or receive a vehicle allowance.
Lederkramer knew that Lynch took ownership of the 2005 Cadillac but accepted Lynch's assertion that he had permission to do so, according to Sandbrook.
"He trusted his boss," Sandbrook added. "Is he kicking himself today? Of course he's kicking himself."
Lederkramer, whose total compensation in the last fiscal year was about $195,000, did not respond to interview requests.
Sandbrook referred questions about whether the managers used a Coliseum credit card for gas purchases to commission attorneys, who did not return telephone calls.
Lynch's annual compensation was about $291,000. By virtue of his position as general manager, he served as chief executive of the nonprofit association, a conduit for concession revenue from the Coliseum and Sports Arena.
On the association's tax returns for the two fiscal years encompassing 2009, Lynch reported working an average of five hours per week for the organization. He did not report any compensation from the association, including the Cadillac.