Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Prosecutors drop some charges against Fairey

The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts announced today that is dropping 14 vandalism charges against Shepard Fairey that alleged he had plastered stickers on signposts and other public property around Boston.

However the district attorney plans to continue to try to prosecute the celebrated Los Angeles street artist, who is the subject of a major retrospective now at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art, on “13 similar offenses.”

“The Commonwealth has reviewed the police investigation and evaluated the evidence supporting these charges,” prosecutors said in today’s filing. “There is insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant himself placed these stickers.”


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