Arrests In Coliseum Scandal

Two former officials with the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and a rave promoter have been arrested in connection with a scandal that has rocked the state-owned venue since last year.

Former GM Patrick Lynch, former events manager Todd DeStefano and Go Ventures CEO Reza Gerami were arrested March 22, a spokesperson for L.A. District Attorney Steve Cooley told the Los Angeles Times.

Though charges were not disclosed, the men have been subject to several local, state and federal investigations during the past year over questionable financial activities.

Lynch, who resigned from his position early last year, was found to have accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars from a stadium contractor over several years, according to documents obtained by the Times. But DeStefano took the cake, allegedly receiving $1.8 million through side deals with companies that did business with the commission during the same period.