25 Aug Inglewood cooked its books
Inglewood cooked its books to lure NFL team, former accounting manager says
The lure of the NFL was just too much for Inglewood, a former city employee charges in a federal lawsuit.
Barbara Ohno, Inglewood’s former budget and accounting manager, claims that the future home of the Los Angeles Rams massaged its accounting books to mask its financial problems.
In the complaint, Ohno says that Mayor James T. Butts ordered employees to “create a facade of financial responsibility and well-being for the city” as it competed against Carson to house one of three football teams looking to relocate to the Los Angeles area.