Fox 11 News reveals the scam Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa uses to sit court-side in $3000 seats at Lakers games next to all the celebrities, without ever paying for the tickets or reporting them as official gifts. John Schwada reporting.

Aired May 26, 2010 - right after American Idol.

The tickets come from clients who are lobbying the city. Mayor Villaraigosa brings an official "certificate" which he claims then makes the events official city government business - not subject to gift laws.

By that logic - why couldn't he accept a Ferrari, or a house, or any other gift, just by presenting one of his "gift certificates"?

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