New Found Glory announced on Facebook December 12, 2013 that they had officially parted ways with guitarist and founding member Steve Klein. There had been rumors about the reason for the split ever since the announcement was made, but the band would only say that they no longer felt they could work together.
Today, Idobi Radio found out that the same day NFG announced the split Steve Klein was arraigned in a California court on charges of lewd conduct with a minor. He pled not guilty to multiple felony charges—two counts of lewd conduct with a minor under the age of 14, three counts of lewd conduct with a minor 14 or 15, one count of intent to commit lewd act with a minor, and one count of possession of child pornography. Klein was represented in court by Guy Galambos, a partner from the law firm of Stein, Casciola & Galambos.
Klein was not incarcerated at the time of his arraignment and will remain free until his next court date on March 20. New Found Glory have declined to comment further.
We cannot confirm that these two stories go hand in hand, but if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, then chances are a relative of Daffy and Scrooge McDuck may be in your sights. We’ll bring you more information as soon as additional details begin to surface.