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

  • Former L.A. Coliseum executive sentenced to jail in corruption case

    Former L.A. Coliseum executive sentenced to jail in corruption case

    Six years ago, Todd DeStefano was an up-and-coming executive for the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the storied stadium built to honor the veterans of World War I that has hosted two Summer Olympics. It was a gig that promised glamour — if he and his boss were somehow able to entice the NFL back...

  • The Coliseum case is the latest embarrassment for D.A.'s corruption unit

    The Coliseum case is the latest embarrassment for D.A.'s corruption unit

    The alleged bribes and kickbacks that prosecutors said flowed like honey between government officials at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and people who did business at the venerable stadium exceeded $2 million — cash that belonged to the taxpayers. Some of the money was funneled in regular installments...

  • What last weekend's rave looked like to ER doctors

    What last weekend's rave looked like to ER doctors

    The pace is rarely slow at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center during weekends.But it was heart-poundingly faster when Live Nation Entertainment's Hard Summer music festival came into town, with ambulances sending overdosing concertgoers from the Los Angeles County fairgrounds.Dr. Bradford Hardesty...

  • L.A. County takes a step toward moratorium on electronic dance music events

    L.A. County takes a step toward moratorium on electronic dance music events

    The two women who collapsed and died from suspected drug overdoses at the Hard Summer music festival last weekend were among nearly 30 people taken from the Los Angeles County fairgrounds event by ambulance because of serious drug and alcohol intoxication, authorities said. Two of the patients...

  • L.A. county supervisors vote to study a ban on raves after latest deaths

    L.A. county supervisors vote to study a ban on raves after latest deaths

    The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to study a ban on raves at county facilities after two women collapsed from suspected drug overdoses over the weekend at the L.A. County Fairgrounds and later died.  The proposed plan will be presented in two weeks to supervisors...

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