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Ex-Technology Manager Sentenced in Coliseum Case
By Sentinel News Service
Published July 9, 2018

A former technology manager was sentenced today for his role in the 2012 Coliseum embezzlement and bribery case, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Leopold Caudillo (dob 5/31/70) was placed on probation for one year and paid $2,750 in restitution. He completed 100 hours of community service and had a felony conflict-of-interest charge reduced to a misdemeanor.

He pleaded no contest to the single count in March 2017.


Deputy District Attorneys Terrie Tengelsen and Bjorn Dodd prosecuted the case.

Caudillo was among several people who were charged in an indictment with stealing funds from the historic stadium. Caudillo directed stadium business to a firm he founded.

Former Coliseum manager Patrick Lynch pleaded guilty to one felony count of conflict of interest. He paid $385,000 in restitution and performed 1,500 hours of community service as part of a plea deal.

Lynch, who resigned as general manager in February 2011, was placed on probation for three years.

Ex-events manager Todd DeStefano was sentenced in September 2016 to six months in county jail and placed on formal probation for three years after pleading no contest to a felony count of conflict of interest. He also was ordered to pay $500,000.

Co-defendants and music promoters Pasquale Rotella and Reza Gerami were ordered to pay $150,000 and $30,000, respectively, after each man pleaded no contest to misdemeanor conflict of interest. Each man also was placed on summary probation for three years.


In total, the defendants have collectively agreed to pay more than $1 million to Los Angeles County taxpayers.

Case BA396065 was investigated by the District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigation.

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