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L.A. Coliseum Commission fails to provide salary data to state controller

The Los Angeles Coliseum was the site of the massive and controversial Electric Daisy Carnival rave in June 2010. The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission has failed to supply the state controller's office with information on its workers' salaries, pension benefits and other compensation.

State Controller John Chiang's office released a list of non-compliant government agencies on Tuesday when it published the compensation of thousands of special district employees as part of an ambitious database project.

Chiang's office launched the database in response to the salary scandal in the city of Bell. It now includes figures from all of California's cities and counties and more than 1,500 special districts.

The Coliseum Commission has been under scrutiny for months, intensifying following the resignation of its general manager on Feb. 15 after The Times reported that the commission's events manager was double-employed by a rave company. The events manager, Todd DeStefano, helped oversee security and emergency services for the Electric Daisy Carnival rave in 2010, during which a 15-year-old girl fatally overdosed on Ecstasy.

Failure to comply with the state controller's order to provide wage information can result in a penalty of $5,000.

John Sandbrook, interim general manager of the commission, said late Tuesday that he was unaware of the state controller's order.

"Thank you for bringing it to my attention. I was unaware of it," Sandbrook said. "I was appointed March 2nd, and I will be rectifying the matter very quickly."

Sandbrook said that he plans to provide the required information to Sacramento on Wednesday.

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-- Rong-Gong Lin II

Photo: The Los Angeles Coliseum was the site of the massive and controversial Electric Daisy Carnival rave in June 2010. Credit: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

 
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This should scare the man that is double employeed!

"Failure to comply with the state controller's order to provide wage information can result in a penalty of $5,000."

Is that a joke or can he pay $5,000. and move on to his next job?

It should be a $5,000. a day fine.

More arrogance in our government, they don't have to play by the same rules .

Why don't we start prosecuting these politicians/government workers, that would put an end to their corruption pretty fast.

Wait for it...wait for it. You are going to see more upper-middle class salaries and pensions from these guys that will shock you.

$5k? It will cost $20k to produce the report. Fine me.

What a joke this is the pinnacle of the cynicism in our government! even if they get caught in criminal activities , the fines are a joke and the jail time is laughable its time we get serious about corruption in this country its the real reason we are in this financial mess , maybe we should take a page from the Chinese they execute corrupt public officials end of story!

You know darn well malfeasance is afoot here. (duh)

$5,000 penalty!!!??? Why bother.

Imagine making 80% of your bloated salary for 30 years of retirement + free health care all guaranteed and PAID FOR by the taxpayer.

I say ENOUGH. Does anyone here disagree or should we just raise taxes (again) on the so-called "rich" to pay for it all?

We aren't attacking the Middle Class...it's called WELCOME TO THE MIDDLE CLASS!!!tm


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