ARTIST SHEPARD FAIREY PLEADS GUILTY IN MANHATTAN FEDERAL COURT TO CONTEMPT CHARGE IN CONNECTION WITH CIVIL LITIGATION OVER OBAMA “HOPE” IMAGE

24 February 2012 –
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that artist SHEPARD FAIREY pled guilty today to one count of criminal contempt for destroying documents, manufacturing evidence, and other misconduct in civil litigation against the Associated Press (“AP”) regarding an image he created to support then-Senator Barack Obama’s presidential campaign in 2008. FAIREY entered his plea of guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Frank Maas.

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