Three men identified, charged in plot to sell lyrics
New York: Manhattan´s district attorney on Tuesday charged three people with
conspiring to illegally possess and sell some 100 pages of handwritten notes and lyrics for the Eagles album "Hotel California."
Glenn Horowitz, Craig Inciardi and Edward Kosinski allegedly knew the documents
collectively valued at over $1 million -- were stolen, but conspired to sell them anyway.
According to court documents, the men manufactured false provenance and lied to auction houses,
potential buyers and law enforcement about how they acquired
the notes by Don Henley, which included lyrics to the hits "Hotel California" and "Life in the Fast Lane."
A biographer for the band originally stole the manuscripts in the late 1970s, according to the legal filing,
eventually selling them to Horowitz, who in turn sold them to Inciardi and Kosinski.