Reporting Bob Brill
LOS ANGELES (CBS) — City officials were outraged Monday after revelations that a Los Angeles Coliseum director used his personal credit card to purchase items for the venue in order to collect bonus points on the card.
KNX 1070′s Bob Brill reports City Controller Wendy Greuel is among those voicing their disgust over the findings after learning Coliseum Finance Director Ron Leder-Kramer used his own credit card to purchase $270,000 worth of equipment.
“I feel aghast that this could have occurred and no one thought that it was a problem,” said Greuel.
The district attorney’s office along with Greuel’s office will both conduct separate investigations into the commission.
Leder-Kramer re-paid his card by using government checks signed by a lower ranking employee.
He has insisted no wrongdoing was committed and that the Coliseum benefited from the extra year’s worth of warranty that his credit card provided for the sound system he purchased for the Coliseum.
Greuel, however, expects to find similar violations as the investigation proceeds.
“A lot of red flags have gone up,” she said. “I think this is the tip of the iceberg as to the problems that exist in the Coliseum commission.”