. Ryan Leslie has been ordered to add $180,000 in interest to the $1 million reward for the recovery of his stolen laptop. According to ABC News , a judge ruled that the singer had to pay more money to a German man named Armin Augstein for finding his laptop in a forest. Leslie’s backpack, which contained his laptop, external hard drive, jewelry and cash, was stolen following a performance in Cologne, Germany in 2010. He initally offered a $20,000 reward but bumped it up to $1 million shortly after. “He made a second reward video and offered $1 million for just the intellectual property on the external hard drive and computer, the session files,” said his attorney David DeStefano. “They’re different from just an MP3, MP3s are nothing for a producer or a studio engineer, they can’t do anything with them. They need the session files. These were his compositions.” For More Click Here(hiphopdx)
Never Renege:Ryan Leslie Ordered To Pay Additional $180,000 In Stolen Laptop Case
You have to ask, “What in the world was Ryan Leslie thinking?” Anyone who offers a million dollars for a missing laptop might have some screws missing. But that’s what Leslie did, putting the video all over the Internet for the world to see. Now, the performer is going to have to pay up big time, not only giving the million, but also paying interest to the man who returned it. Maybe this shows the power of Youtube, since you would never think that it could be turned into a big lost and found. But we want to ask Ryan: Exactly what was on that laptop that you were willing to pay a million dollars to keep?