Three New York men have been indicted after they were caught trying to sell the original, hand-written lyrics to the Eagles' Hotel California album.
- The charges -- filed Tuesday against Craig Inciardi, Edward Kosinski and Glenn Horowitz -- bring an end to a saga that began in 1970, when a writer reportedly stole the 100 pages of lyrics and notes while interviewing the band, according to Manhattan D.A. Alvin Bragg. The writer then sold the papers to Horowitz, who then sold it to Inciardi and Kosinski. Over the years, the latter two faked ownership records and attempted to sell the lyrics to auction houses and even the band's Don Henley, police say. When police got involved, Horowitz claimed he'd gotten the lyrics from late Eagles drummer Glenn Frey.
- Inciardi and Kosinski are facing one count each of fourth-degree conspiracy and first-degree criminal possession of stolen property, Bragg says. Horowitz has been charged with fourth-degree conspiracy and two counts of second-degree hindering prosecution, he adds.
- How could it have taken authorities 52 years to file charges in this case?