LA Coliseum scandal leads to search of promoter's office, home

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A view of the inside of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

The investigation into alleged kickbacks at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum has led county prosecutors to raid the offices and home of a concert promoter.

The Los Angeles Times reports Thursday that computers and documents were seized from the offices and home of Go Ventures Inc. chief executive Reza Gerami.

Gerami told the newspaper that his company has done nothing wrong and he has been victimized in the scandal.

"The person who got ripped off was me," Gerami told the Times. "If there was foul play on the expenses, it worked against me. I was the victim."

Investigators have been investigating finances at the stadium complex, where Gerami's concert promotion company ran rave concerts.

Questions were raised about the Coliseum's fiscal oversight after the Times reported this year that former events manager Todd DeStefano cut deals with companies doing business at the taxpayer-owned venue and collected at least $1.8 million dollars from them.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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