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Coliseum official profited on side deals

Coliseum official profited on side deals

A former top manager of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission collected tens of thousands of dollars in private payments from liquor and soft drink companies, television and movie firms, rave promoters and other interests that did business with the agency, records and interviews show.

Todd DeStefano, who was the commission's long-time events manager, entered into the lucrative arrangements with several of the enterprises while representing the Coliseum and companion Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in their dealings with the companies.

Among the deals:

* A company that DeStefano founded was paid $10,000 or more by Coca-Cola in 2010, the same year he signed a...

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