03.22.12

EDC HEAD FACES ARREST


At least he knows quality legal counsel (Photos by Erik Kabik)

Insomniac’s Pasquale Rotella, the man behind Electric Daisy Carnival, says he expects to be arrested in conjunction with a complex kickback scheme at L.A.’s Coliseum. Former Coliseum GM Patrick Lynch, events manager Todd DeStefano and promoter Reza Gerami have already been hooked. Rotella is currently in Miami at Winter Music Conference.

Rotella’s lawyer tells the L.A. Weekly his client is innocent, and, more importantly, that all Insomniac events will continue as planned (emphasis ours):

Any charges against Mr. Rotella are clearly politically motivated and publicity driven. Mr. Rotella will vigorously defend himself and looks forward to being completely vindicated.

Mr. Rotella is currently on pre-planned business travel and will be changing his plans to expeditiously return voluntarily to Los Angeles to defend himself against any baseless charges.

In the meantime, it is business as usual for Insomniac. The company has a robust leadership team in place implementing Mr. Rotella’s vision and no events will be impacted.

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