New York authorities have charged three individuals with possession of 100 pages of lyrical notes from Don Henley, the Eagles striker.
in new version On Tuesday, Manhattan Attorney General Alvin Bragg (D) announced that Glenn Horowitz, 66, Craig Inciardi, 58, and Edward Kosinski, 59, had all been indicted as part of the scheme.
The manuscripts were originally stolen by a writer hired to write an autobiography for the rock band more than 40 years ago, according to court documents. The author allegedly sold the manuscripts to Horowitz in 2005. Horowitz, a rare book dealer, then sold them to Insiardi and Kosinski.
After learning of the stolen manuscripts, Henley himself sought to intervene, including by filing a police report.
The individuals at the center of the alleged theft engaged in a years-long battle with Henley to prevent him from recovering the materials. Both Horowitz and Insardi went so far as to fabricate the source of the manuscripts. Insiardi and Kosinski used the source’s false statement to force the frontman to buy back his stolen manuscripts.
Individuals also sought to sell the stolen manuscripts through Christie’s and Sotheby’s auction houses, but all withheld information regarding Henley’s claims from potential buyers.
Authorities carried out a series of search warrants and recovered stolen Henley manuscripts, including 84 pages of songs from the Eagles’ 1977 album “Hotel California,” which included lyrics from songs such as “Hotel California,” “Life in the Fast Lane,” and “the press release said.” New kid in town.
Authorities added that Horowitz attempted to prevent himself from criminal prosecution by creating a new false statement on the source that claimed band member Glenn Fry, who died in 2016, was the original owner of the stolen item.
“New York is a world-class center for art and culture, and those who handle cultural artifacts must strictly follow the law. There is no place for those who seek to disregard basic expectations of fair dealing and undermine public trust and confidence in our cultural trade for their own ends,” Bragg said in a statement.
These defendants tried to keep and sell these unique and valuable manuscripts, even though they knew they had no right to do so. They made up stories about the origin of the documents and their right to possess them so that they could make a profit.
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