LA Coliseum Official Earned Credit Card Perks With Taxpayer Money

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The finance director of Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum used his personal credit card to pay for upgrades at the money-losing stadium, earning him enough reward points for first-class air travel and other perks.

The Los Angeles Times reported Sunday that Ronald Lederkramer’s Chase Visa card was charged for a $270,000 sound system at the taxpayer-owned coliseum.

Records show Lederakramer paid it off in installments with government checks that he and a lower-ranking employee signed.

In the process, the Times says, he earned roughly enough redeemable reward points for a week at the downtown Ritz-Carlton, two Bulova watches or a pair of first-class round-trip United Airlines tickets to London or Tokyo worth as much as $24,000.

What Lederkramer did with the points is unclear. But Controller Wendy Greuel tells the newspaper his actions violate the city’s procurement policy.

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  • rich

    here is an idea MAYBE the vendor would not deal with the city to pay for what ever was bought because they tend not to pay their bills so the guy uses his own card to get the stuff he needed and then paid for it out of city funds as it would have been paid anyhow so WHATS THE PROBLEM.

  • tuboflard

    The FBI and DEA fabricate evidence, steal from suspects and use murder to close bad cases.
    My dog was poisoned to death, a stolen car was run into the front of my house, gang members are harrassing me, I get death threats, BB guns are being shot at my car when I drive, my car is being tampered with, money and jewelry has been stolen out of my house and these corrupt DOD employees are using torture as a punishment.
    With very long term harassment the FBI and DEA are intentionally creating their own terrorists and criminals when evidence of any supposed crime does not support their investigation/harassment of a suspect.
    Typical D.O.J. Investigation except they have been harassing me for 20 years.

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