Official: Coliseum director must resign over rave

A Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum commissioner has called for the resignation of the venue's executive director over conflict-of-interest allegations concerning a manager who helped arrange security at a rave where a teenage girl overdosed and later died.

Rick Caruso said Wednesday that Pat Lynch knew assistant general manager Todd DeStefano was working for the rave's organizer when he signed off on DeStefano's security and emergency services plan.

Police and hospital officials said drug use was rampant and security was inadequate during the June 2010 rave.

State law generally forbids managers from participating in decisions that affect a company in which they or their immediate family members have a financial stake. Violations can result in civil or criminal penalties.

The commission's general manager signed off on the arrangement.

Coliseum spokesman Jon Lee did not return a call seeking comment.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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