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.

Comments (5)
  1. Mike says:

    Wendy Greuel is all bark and no bite. For years, she has been sweeping serious wrongdoings under the rug while claiming she is looking into it. Her audits are worthless and a waste of time. The Coliseum Commission, District Attorney, and Greuel all play for the same team.

    An outside audit firm needs to audit every branch of office within the City of Los Angeles. Imagine what they will find.

    1. Jboy says:

      Bell Gardens X 1000

    2. T says:

      Wendy,(if you have been watching your news) has been exposing expenditures all over Los Angeles County … Bark,Bite or otherwise – people are finally paying attention and its because of her diligents in drawing attention to these matters !! Go Wendy 🙂 Im sick of paying taxes just to have whatever agency use them for whatever they want instead of what they were intended for to begin with…..I hope she exposes every last one of them …..

  2. John Pelligrini says:

    Nothing ever gets fixed in LA, why would it change now, Gruel is the same City Council member that voted with the majority incompetents council members. This job is just another stepping stone for a run at the Mayors seat.
    Pathetic city politics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. D-gusted says:

    I am glad that finally that arrogant bunch of SOB’s in the Coliseum are finally being exposed they are a bunch of thieving jerks that thought they were untouchable. Guess what the stench is finally become to much! Hope you all lose your jobs!

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