Prosecutors in New York say they found a plan to market stolen handwritten lyrics from some of the Eagles’ most popular music … and now 3 guys have been indicted as a consequence of the investigation.
Here’s the deal … prosecutors say the guys were in possession of about 100 web pages of Don Henley‘s handwritten notes and lyrics for the band’s “Hotel California” album, with the males allegedly making an attempt to idiot auction properties into getting the memorabilia inspite of them knowing it was stolen.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg suggests the adult males fabricated stories about the origin of the files, and their suitable to have them, so they could convert a gain … even allegedly engaging in a many years-extensive marketing campaign to halt Don from recovering the stolen manuscripts, which are valued at in excess of $1 million.
Prosecutors say the manuscripts ended up initially stolen back in the 1970s by an author employed to create a biography of the band and then offered to uncommon books seller Glenn Horowitz, who in turn marketed them to Craig Inciardi and Edward Kosinski.
The D.A. states when Don realized Inciardi and Kosinski have been allegedly attempting to market portions of the manuscripts, he filed law enforcement stories and instructed the males the supplies had been stolen, demanding their return.
Prosecutors say Inciardi and Kosinski then labored to fabricate possession information to try out and coerce Don into obtaining again the stolen home. At the exact same time, the D.A. suggests the gentlemen ended up making an attempt to promote the manuscripts via Christie’s and Sotheby’s auction properties.
The D.A. says their place of work executed lookup warrants to recuperate Don’s stolen manuscripts from Kosinski’s dwelling and Sotheby’s … and a brief although later on, prosecutors say Horowitz attempted to use the death of Eagles founding member Glenn Frey to protect against prison prosecution by professing he got the manuscripts from Frey.
The guys are each and every billed with a person rely of fourth-diploma conspiracy. Inciardi and Kosinski are also charged with initially-degree prison possession of stolen home. Horowitz is also charged with first-degree tried criminal possession of stolen house, moreover two counts of next-diploma hindering prosecution.
Don’s manager, Irving Azoff, tells TMZ … “This motion exposes the reality about songs memorabilia profits of highly private, stolen goods hidden powering a façade of legitimacy. No a single has the suitable to promote illegally acquired house or revenue from the outright theft of irreplaceable items of musical history.”
Azoff carries on, “These handwritten lyrics are an integral portion of the legacy Don Henley has designed about the class of his 50-as well as-yr occupation. We appear forward to the return of Don’s assets, for him and his loved ones to get pleasure from and maintain for posterity.”