Obama poster artist gets probation for evidence tampering
September 7th, 2012
06:03 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama poster artist gets probation for evidence tampering

New York (CNN) - The street artist who created the iconic red, white and blue Obama "Hope" posters in the lead-up to the 2008 presidential election was sentenced Friday to two years' probation after tampering with evidence, prosecutors said.

Shepard Fairey pleaded guilty in February to criminal contempt of court for falsifying and destroying documents and coaching a witness while embroiled in a copyright infringement battle over his use of a now-famous image by The Associated Press that featured then-Sen. Barack Obama.

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Filed under: 2008 Election • President Obama
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  1. Namejkane sfl a vote for the gop will cut your moms medicare and soc sec .can you afford to pay for them???

    So what's that got to do with president Obama ?????why doesn't CNN ask lyin Ryan about the 60,000 campaign contribution he took in his home state from the casino investors trying to get licences after a federal investagation was launched ?????? His name is on the papers the feds have .
    Don't you know that they can keep this campaign money after they retired ,
    Bribe anyone ?????

    September 7, 2012 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  2. myviewis

    Since we are all in this together and we're are not on our own, if I remember President Obama's idea correctly, then I think that all Democrats should share in the payment of the $25,000 Fine and the $1.6 million dollar lawsuit settlement due to AP. Once you divide these amounts by the number of Democrats it should come out to peanuts for each Democrat to pay.

    September 7, 2012 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  3. fghjytedhh

    THERE ARE LOTS OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN GETTING LOCKED UP FOR ONCE SUPPORTING OBAMA

    September 7, 2012 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  4. Padraig

    The guy must be from Chicago....

    September 7, 2012 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  5. enuff

    I am waiting to see how this relates to ... anything political. Just because he was an artist that did a portrait of a politician does not mean squat in policies, or congress or the supreme court or the executive branch, etc.

    September 7, 2012 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |