Looks like Shepard Fairey‘s problems stemming from his Obama “Hope” poster just won’t stop. Hyperallergic reports that today Fairey “pled guilty to one count of criminal contempt for destroying documents, manufacturing evidence and other misconduct” relating to the AP’s lawsuits over the source photograph for Fairey’s image. The fact that Fairey did all this is nothing new. He admitted so himself back in 2009. He settled those civil lawsuits with the AP, but this charge is a criminal charge brought against Fairey by the state of New York. By pleading guilty, Fairey faces up to six months in prison and thousands of dollars in fines. The sentencing will happen on July 16th.
Check Hyperallergic or The Boston Herald for more details.
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