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September 7, 2012
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Shepard Fairey, center, leaves Manhattan Federal court in New York Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. Fairey, who created the “HOPE” poster that came to symbolize Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, was sentenced Friday to two years of probation and 300 hours of community service for destroying and fabricating documents in a civil lawsuit pertaining to The Associated Press photograph he relied upon to make the poster.

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Shepard Fairey, center, leaves Manhattan Federal court in New York with his attorneys, Dan Gitner, right, and Abigail Rosen, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. Fairey, who created the “HOPE” poster that came to symbolize Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, was sentenced Friday to two years of probation and 300 hours of community service for destroying and fabricating documents in a civil lawsuit pertaining to The Associated Press photograph he relied upon to make the poster.

Mary Altaffer photo

Shepard Fairey, left, leaves Manhattan Federal court in New York with his attorney, Dan Gitner, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. Fairey, who created the “HOPE” poster that came to symbolize Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, was sentenced Friday to two years of probation and 300 hours of community service for destroying and fabricating documents in a civil lawsuit pertaining to The Associated Press photograph he relied upon to make the poster.

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Shepard Fairey, center, arrives at Manhattan Federal court, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 in New York. The artist who created the “HOPE” poster that came to symbolize Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign will be sentenced Friday, with prosecutors seeking a prison sentence for his criminal contempt conviction and his lawyers arguing that he should face no prison time for the misdemeanor charge.

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FILE- In a Feb. 3, 2009 file photo, artist Shepard Fairey speaks during an exhibit of his work of at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. The creator of the Barack Obama �HOPE� poster for the 2008 presidential campaign will be sentenced Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 with prosecutors seeking a prison sentence for his criminal contempt conviction for destroying documents and fabricating others in a civil lawsuit he brought against The Associated Press. . His lawyers say the contrite artist should face no prison on a misdemeanor charge.