Yahoo news reports: A Los Angeles blogger accused of leaking tracks from Guns N' Roses' forthcoming Chinese Democracy has agreed to plead guilty to one misdemeanor count of federal copyright infringement in a deal that will likely see him avoid jail time.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Craig Missakian confirmed to Wired that, come a Dec. 8 hearing, 27-year-old Kevin Cogill will acknowledge he illicitly uploaded nine highly anticipated new songs to his website last summer.
Cogill, who remains free on $100,000 bail, has yet to reveal who passed him the tunes.
Last month, Cogill's lawyer told E! News the feds had downgraded a felony charge to the misdemeanor count, which carries a maximum one-year prison term. As a first-time offender, however, it's more than likely prosecutors would settle for probation, attorney David Kolyanides said.
A rep for Guns N' Roses was unavailable for comment. After seemingly interminable delays, Chinese Democracy is finally due out Nov. 23.