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The mayor is releasing documents today intended to show his attendance at sports and entertainments events — 81 of them — without paying for tickets for himself and guests was part of his officials duties.
What’s not clear is whether he will also disclose the hundreds for free meals with expensive wines at luxury restaurants he’s taken in the past five years.
If you have spotted the mayor or know who paid for his pleasures, email email@example.com.
Here’s a report today by Eric Longabardi of the Enterprise Report:who found six more previously unreported events the mayor attended and this photo of the mayor at a Lakers-76ers game on March 17, 2009.:
THE PERKS OF BEING LOS ANGELES MAYOR ANTONIO
VILLARAIGOSA: THE TICKET CONNECTION; HOW MANY AND HOW MUCH?
By Eric Longabardi, Enterprise Report
Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said yesterday that today his
office will release what it is says is all the information it has about
just how many events the Mayor attended without having to pay for his
tickets since he was elected Mayor in 2005.
The Enterprise Report has uncovered additional events, not
previously disclosed, in which the Mayor was present and attended, based
on a review of publicly available photographic evidence.
mayor’s office so far has released a list of 80 events in which it
claims the Mayor received free tickets to an event. The records are
sparse and the documentation to determine exactly how many events the
Mayor attended and exactly the number of tickets that were provided and
their value is far from complete.
LA’s Mayor has been involved in a local media
tempest since late last month when it was first
reported by local Fox TV reporter Johm Schwada that the Mayor had
failed to disclose the value of the tickets he was receiving as “gifts”
to attend LA Laker games. The Mayor has claimed that the tickets and
their value are not required to be disclosed because he was performing
“official duties” at the events.
The tickets range from Los Angeles Laker
courtside seats to L.A Dodger baseball games to the Academy Awards and
everything in between. The Mayor and his guests have been a regular
fixture at sporting events, concerts and other events around Los Angeles
since he took office. The Mayor’s ticket taking practices are
currently the focus of two different investigations.
The new events not
previously disclosed by the Mayor’s office are:
May 28, 2005 LA
Galaxy v. Chivas USA *was Mayor-Elect at the time
May 12, 2006 LA
Clippers v. Phoenix Suns
Oct 4, 2008 LA Dodgers v. Chicago Cubs
Dec 2, 2009 Grammy Nominee Concert
June 1 2010 LA Lakers v. Boston Celtics Game 1 NBA Finals
June 6, 2010 LA
Lakers v. Celtics Game 2 NBA Finals