Illuminati Posted September 11, 2012 Share Posted September 11, 2012 2 years probation and a $2500 fine for biting http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/09/hope-poster-artist-shepard-fairey-gets-two-years-probation-134864.html "Artist Shepard Fairey was sentenced on Friday to two years probation in a dispute stemming from his iconic "Hope" poster of President Obama. Fairey was charged with criminal contempt for creating false and fraudulent documents as well as destroying evidence in the course of a lawsuit against the Associated Press over the poster. “In order to cover up the fact that the assertion in his complaint was untrue, Fairey created multiple false and fraudulent documents that attempted to show he had used the photograph of then-Senator Obama with George Clooney in it as his reference,” the U.S. attorney's office for the Souther District of New York said in a statement. Fairey's "Hope" poster was one of the most memorable and famous symbols of the 2008 campaign — a stylized stencil image of Obama with red and blue hues. It quickly became the symbol of Obama's insurgent 2008 campaign. But Fairey was accused by the Associated Press of using an AP photo — and a legal dispute ensured between the AP and Fairey. Federal charges were brought against Fairey for evidence tampering and fraud in the course of that lawsuit between Fairey and the AP. He pled guilty to the charges in February." 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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