Obama 'Hope' Artist Fights $3.2M Fine On Evidence Charge

Law360, New York (September 6, 2012, 12:52 PM EDT) -- Artist Shepard Fairey told a New York federal judge on Wednesday that he shouldn't receive a $3.2 million criminal fine for faking evidence in a copyright dispute with the Associated Press over the source of his iconic “Hope” image of Barack Obama.

In a letter to the court two days before his scheduled Friday sentencing on one count of criminal contempt, Fairey slammed a request by prosecutors to impose a prison term of up to six months and a fine of up to $3.2 million. Fairey...
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