FBI take Kevin Cogill into custody
The blogger suspected of leaking tracks from Guns N’ Roses‘ forthcoming album ‘Chinese Democracy’ was arrested in Los Angeles today (August 27).
FBI agents took 27-year-old Kevin Cogill into custody on suspicion of violating federal copyright laws. He later appeared in court, where his bail was set at $10,000.
Cogill admitted to posting nine unreleased Guns N’ Roses songs on his website in June, according to an arrest affidavit, reports the Associated Press.
He has been ordered to return to court for a preliminary hearing on the matter set for September 17. Prosecutors claim that the leak may have caused “significant” financial losses for the band.
Guns N’ Roses have not yet issued a statement on the matter.
–By our Los Angeles staff.