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
Should 9/11 victims' families, others get bin Laden bounty money?
May 9th, 2011
07:32 AM ET
3 years ago

Should 9/11 victims' families, others get bin Laden bounty money?

New York (CNN) – Any unclaimed bounty money from the death of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden should go to the first responders, victims' families and survivors of the 9/11 terror attacks, a pair of New York congressmen said Sunday.

Reps. Anthony Weiner and Jerrold Nadler have introduced legislation that would award up to $50 million of the bounty approved by Congress to help fund organizations that provide health care, psychological care and other resources to those most directly affected in the September 11, 2001, attacks.

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Filed under: 9/11 • Anthony Weiner • Jerrold Nadler • New York • Osama bin Laden