Israeli man under house arrest for leaked Madonna songs

January 22, 2015 5:02 PM

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An aspiring singer who auditioned for Israel's top TV song competition was placed on house arrest Thursday on suspicion of hacking into international pop star Madonna's computer and stealing and selling unreleased songs, his lawyer said.

Police said Israel's cybercrime unit arrested 38-year-old Adi Lederman on Wednesday after an investigation coordinated with the FBI. Police also accused Lederman of stealing songs from other international artists whom they declined to name.

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