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Artist pleads guilty in criminal case over Obama ‘Hope’ poster

By on February 25, 2012

Even though Shepard Fairey already settled his case with Associated Press over using their photo as the basis for his iconic Obama “Hope” poster early, the Los Angeles Times reports the artist today entered a guilty plea to related criminal charges.

Fairey was charged with criminal contempt for destroying documents and manufacturing evidence, once again proving the cover up is almost always worse than the crime.

He now faces a maximum of six months in prison.