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L.A. Coliseum official also worked for rave firm

February 9, 2011 |  9:09 am


A former top administrator for the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission could face civil or criminal conflict-of-interest penalties because he also served as a paid consultant to a rave company while working for the Coliseum Commission.

Todd DeStefano, the commission's longtime assistant general manager for events, worked as a consultant for the same company that planned the 2010 Electric Daisy Carnival rave, an event marred by numerous drug overdoses and the death of a 15-year-old girl.

State law generally forbids managers such as DeStefano to participate in decisions affecting a company in which they have a financial stake. DeStefano has said there was no conflict of interest -- and that he did nothing wrong.

DeStefano also failed to file disclosure forms required by the California Fair Political Practices Commission that would have required him to report income from the rave company, Insomniac.

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Photo: Todd DeStefano attends a Los Angeles Coliseum Commission meeting on Feb. 2. Credit: Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times