Charges Dismissed Against Insomniac’s Pasquale Rotella

According to an Insomniac press release, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has dismissed ALL felony charges against Insomniac CEO and Founder, Pasquale Rotella.  The charges stemmed from an alleged bribery and embezzlement scheme involving raves at the LA Memorial Coliseum. This is the old home of Electric Daisy Carnival.

Gary Jay Kaufman, Mr. Rotella’s attorney, issued the following statement in response to the dismissal:

“I am so pleased that all of the charges in the grand jury indictment against Mr. Rotella have now been dismissed.  We have maintained from day one that Mr. Rotella is innocent, and today’s dismissal finally confirms this.  I am elated for Mr. Rotella and his family.”

Mr. Rotella issued his own statement as follows:

“I always knew the charges were politically motivated and publicity driven. While it’s taken too long to finally put this behind me, I can now focus my energy where it belongs: my family and my company.  Thank you to everyone who has supported me through this.”

Prosecutors admitted, for the second time, that they mishandled evidence in very public corruption case.

Rotella pleaded no contest this afternoon to a single misdemeanor conflict-of-interest count and has agreed to pay $150,000 and serve three years of probation.

We are glad to see this very long and public trial come to an end for Pasquale Rotella.


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