LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Another high-ranking city official will take a closer look at the Los Angeles Coliseum.
City Controller Wendy Greuel joined the review after a scathing report in the Los Angeles Times earlier this month alleged the Coliseum finance director Ronald Lederkramer made lavish expenditures.
The report alleged Lederkramer charged taxpayers as much as $7,600 for gasoline expenditures since 2008, including fill-ups in Florida and New York.
Greuel previously announced the audit in July, but criminal probe investigators feared it would hinder their investigation. The two agencies have since found a way to cooperate, the Associated Press reported.
Greuel told KNX 1070 she takes the allegations very seriously.
“It just seems like there wasn’t anyone in charge,” she said. “These kinds of issues, whether they be the gas cards or increases in pay, oversight of a contract — they really had no one minding the store.”
The district attorney’s office is already conducting a criminal investigation into Coliseum finances after the arena after several consecutive years of financial losses.