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Breaking News this morning on the public corruption front as two former Los Angeles Coliseum employees and a Rave Concert Promoter await room/cell assignments at Twin Towers after their arrests this morning on undisclosed charges.
Former Coliseum general manager Patrick Lynch, events manager Todd DeStefano and rave promoter Reza Gerami were arrested this morning by investigators from the District Attorney's office, Jane Robison of the District Attorney's office told the Weekly.
They're not saying.
But it has been reported that all kinds of shenanigans were happening at the venue in recent years, including, as the Weekly first reported, the shuffling of under-the-table cash to union stagehands who probably should otherwise received payroll checks for their work.
The payments were said to have been made by event promoters. That amounted to hundreds of thousands if not more than a million dollars.
On top of that, DeStefano was accused, in reporting by the Los Angeles Times, of taking money on the side -- $1.5 million or more -- from event organizers, including rave promoters. And Lynch, who allegedly stood by while all this happened, reportedly took advantage of perks and loopholes and was even accused of getting a publicly paid-for car out of his employment.
A tipster told us that "indictments" would come down this week. The District Attorney's office isn't commenting further. .
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