By all accounts, County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky used his position as a Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum commissioner to score a pair of prized tickets to the 2004 Super Bowl. But did he pay for them? That is a matter of sharp dispute.
A spokesman said the supervisor paid $750 in cash for them, without a record of the transaction, and gave them to a constituent he would not identify.
But two people who said they provided Yaroslavsky with Super Bowl tickets insist he got them for free and requested them for his own use. State law generally requires elected officials to report gifts of tickets on public disclosure forms. Yaroslavsky did not report the tickets.
Yaroslavsky's receipt of the 2004 tickets came to light through Times inquiries involving the corruption scandal at the Coliseum, which has resulted in the indictments of three former stadium officials and three people who did business with the publicly owned venue.
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