Obama 'Hope' Artist Gets Probation For Evidence Tampering

Law360, New York (September 7, 2012, 3:26 PM EDT) -- Shepard Fairey, the artist who created the stylized “Hope” portrait that was an iconic image of President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign, was sentenced Friday in New York to probation for destroying evidence that he used a copyrighted Associated Press photo as inspiration.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Frank Maas ordered Fairey, 42, to serve up to two years probation, perform 300 hours of community service and pay a $25,000 fine. The artist pled guilty in February to criminal contempt of court, a misdemeanor, after prosecutors charged him with...
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