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Final sentence in Los Angeles Coliseum corruption lawsuit handed down

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum has a rich history. Aside from being the home of the USC Trojans football team, the stadium previously served as the location of Insomniac’s Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) from 2008 to 2010.

In 2011, the flagship EDC event was moved to Las Vegas due to allegations of bribery and corruption between the promoters and the executive managers of the Coliseum. Since the 2010 event, when the controversy surrounding the event and the allegedly shady business practices that were taking place were brought to light, there has been an on-going lawsuit brought by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office against those involved.

Last year saw all related felony charges dropped against Insomniac’s founder Pasquale Rotella, though jail time, supervised probation and large fines were issued for Todd DeStefano, an executive who managed the Coliseum during that period of time. The multi-year case is finally coming to a close, with the final major player, DeStefano’s superior Patrick Lynch, being handed three years of probation. Lynch had previously paid $385,000 in restitution and completed 1,500 hours of community service.

Via: LA Weekly

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