The Eagles are one of the most iconic rock bands, still with a lot of influence. Three men were trying to scheme their way to being rich. However, their plan went up in the air due to an undergoing investigation. They are now being indicted.

New York prosecutors revealed that they found a scheme for stealing the lyrics of some Eagles’ classics. According to a report from TMZ, Three men had about 100 pages of information from Don Henly himself. They also contained the lyrics for the entire classic “Hotel California” album.

The three men were trying to fool auction houses into buying the notes as memorabilia even though they were stolen. Alvin Bragg, Manhattan District Attorney finds their stories about how the documents came to be misleading. He also questions their right to possess them and believes all this was done to turn over a profit.

The manuscripts were stolen back in the 1970s, as per the prosecutors. Apparently, an author who was hired to pen a biography for the band stole them. The books were then sold to Glenn Horowitz, who then passed them on to Craig Inciardi and Edward Kosinski.

The D.A. says that Don caught onto them trying to sell parts of the manuscripts. While he did file police reports and demanded them back, they tried to fool him through fake ownership records and insisted that he buy them back. They also tried to sell the manuscripts through the means of Christie’s and Sotheby’s auction houses.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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