Here's something from the BBC:
An audio engineer accused of stealing recordings belonging to late soul singer Ray Charles has been cleared in a Los Angeles court. Terry Howard, 48, was arrested in February and dozens of recordings belonging to Ray Charles Enterprises were seized from his home. He worked for Charles for 20 years until the singer's death in 2004. Los Angeles Superior Court did not find that Mr Howard "intended to permanently deprive the victims of the property". ...Mr Howard said his recording studio at his home was messy because he had worked constantly with Charles during the last two years of his life.
Sure, blame the mess on the dead guy.