Shepard Fairey, the Los Angeles street artist, has received a sentence of two years' probation and a $25,000 fine in his criminal contempt case involving his "Hope" poster of Barack Obama. The sentence was handed down Friday morning in a New York court.
The sentence included 300 hours of community service. Fairey will not have to serve jail time.
In February, Fairey pleaded guilty to one count of criminal contempt for destroying documents, manufacturing evidence and other misconduct. The artist admitted in 2009 to destroying documents and submitting false images in his legal battle with the Associated Press.
Fairey's "Hope" poster of Obama was inspired by a 2006 AP photograph of the former senator. The AP subsequently accused the artist of copyright infringement; Fairey maintained that the use of the photo falls under fair-use laws.
The artist had faced a maximum sentence of six months in prison and a maximum term of supervised release of one year.