Rock and Roll Hall of Fame curator Craig Inciardi has been suspended from his position after he and two other men were charged with possessing handwritten lyrics and notes allegedly stolen from Eagles’ co-founder Don Henley in the 1970s.
Inciardi, along with Glenn Horowitz and Edward Kosinski, are accused of a plot to sell almost 100 pages of Henley’s handwritten notes and lyrics from Hotel California and Life In The Fast Lane to potential buyers. The documents are believed to have been stolen from Henley. The three men have been charged with conspiracy in the fourth degree, a charge which carries a potential four-year prison sentence. Glenn Horowitz additionally faces a first-degree charge for attempted criminal possession of stolen property and two counts of hindering prosecution. Inciardi and Kosinski have also been charged with criminal possession.
Eagles’ manager Irving Azoff said in a statement that Henley was looking forward to the safe of the documents: “This action exposes the truth about music memorabilia sales of highly personal, stolen items hidden behind a facade of legitimacy. No one has the right to sell illegally obtained property or profit from the outright theft of irreplaceable pieces of musical history. These handwritten lyrics are an integral part of the legacy Don Henley has created over the course of his 50-plus-year career.”
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