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Artist of Obama 'Hope' poster facing prison time

The Los Angeles artist who created the iconic Barack Obama "Hope" poster is facing a possible prison sentence.

February 25, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
The Los Angeles artist who created the iconic Barack Obama "Hope" poster is facing a possible prison sentence.

Shepard Fairey pleaded guilty Friday to criminal contempt.

Fairey and the Associated Press got into a legal battle over the news service's picture of Obama that Fairey turned into the poster.

That case was settled.

Fairey's criminal troubles center around destroying documents and altering others to cover up his use of the AP photo.

Fairey's sentencing is set for July 16. He could get up to six months in prison.


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