Patrick Lynch, general manager of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, resigned Tuesday, hours before the Coliseum Commission was set to meet to determine the fate of his job.According to the Los Angeles Times, Lynch came under increased pressure to step down as general manager after it was revealed that Todd DeStefano, his former events manager, was also a promoter for Insomniac Inc., which has hosted raves in the Coliseum.Lynch is accused of allowing DeStefano to be in charge of the security and medical services at the Electric Daisy Carnival hosted at the Coliseum. while being a promoter for Insomniac Inc.A teenage girl died of a suspected drug overdose at the EDC and multiple other drug problems were reported.Lynch, who served as general manger of the Coliseum and Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena for 17 years, maintains that he was unaware of DeStefano’s employment with Insomniac Inc.Lynch had been an important player in trying to bring a professional football team to Los Angeles, according to the Los Angeles Times.DeStefano is currently under investigation by the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office for possible charges of criminal conflict of interest. The Fair Political Practices Commission is also looking into whether DeStefano committed a criminal act when he did not disclose income from an outside source and for conflict of interest.Jorge Montoya, a graduate student studying aerospace engineering, said he believes that Lynch made the right decision in resigning, regardless of Lynch’s knowledge of DeStefano’s job as promoter.“When you’re in charge of an office and there is corruption, it is the right thing to do to step aside even if you did not directly do anything wrong,” Montoya said.
GVC ‘surprised’ at widening of HMRC’s Turkey investigation July 21, 2020 Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Perelman fund reviews majority shareholding in Scientific Games July 16, 2020 Share GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Submit Phil Horne – SG GamingNasdaq-listed industry technology provider, Scientific Games Corporation has confirmed that its European subsidiary SG Gaming will continue to act as lead retail terminals supplier to Ladbrokes Coral properties.Updating the market SG Gaming confirms that it has secured a further seven-year agreement to service Ladbrokes Coral’s 3,500 UK betting shops with its hardware solutions and games content.Further to the contract extension, SG Gaming will begin its upgrade of Ladbrokes Coral in-store provisions, installing its latest Equinox 2.4 terminals, with the initial rollout expected to be completed by the end of 2018.SG Gaming details that Equinox 2.4 will bring new gameplay innovations to Ladbrokes Coral estates, with the terminals featuring ‘privacy-mode’ functionality, providing discreet gaming for retail customers.Renewing on its biggest UK contract, a pleased Phil Horne CEO of SG Gaming stated: This deal – which is the largest in our history – comes during one of the most significant years ever for SG Gaming for product innovation as we have continued to work with our customers to develop and launch our biggest, most innovative and most exciting new product range to date, creating an offer that can help our customers adapt with confidence to the changing gaming environment. We have a longstanding relationship with Ladbrokes Coral, and our ongoing commitment to both the LBO sector and their individual business needs is reflected in our mutual desire to work together on a larger scale for the next seven years”.“We have worked closely with the team at Ladbrokes Coral to provide them with an innovative gaming product that we believe will complement and enhance their overall retail offer, and we are very excited about working with them on the next stage of this successful partnership”.Mark Chambers, Retail Managing Director at Ladbrokes Coral Group said, “SG Gaming has shown us that it is a forward-thinking supplier, not only with its impressive new products and investment in the sector but also with its continued focus on driving the direction and implementation of player protection measures across the industry. We look forward to continuing to work with them as we build on this partnership”.