A pretrial conference in L.A. on May 13th revealed that Pasquale Rotella could possibly be paying some serious jail time. The LA County District Attorney claims that Rotella was using funds that he earned from his EDC events to pay off city officials. According to RadarOnline.com, Rotella tried bribing city officials with $2.5 million to be able to host raves at the Los Angeles landmark.
The Insomniac CEO posted bail alongside with 5 other men and posted $1.4 million bail. If convicted, Rotella could be facing quite some time in prison. Despite the allegations, his attorney, Gary Jay Kaufman, is confident that Rotella does not have to worry about anything. He called the charges, “politically motivated and publicity driven.”
“[Rotella] has always acted lawfully and appropriately with respect to all of his dealings with the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum,” Kaufman said via Radar. “Any allegations of wrongdoing on the part of Mr. Rotella by the District Attorney’s office are completely baseless and flat-out wrong, both on the law and on the facts.”
What could this mean for the future of the Insomniac Events?