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Court tells Artist to Come Clean

Posted by rjbiii on April 6, 2010

A federal court has ordered Shepard Fairey, the man behind the now famous “Hope” poster of Barack Obama to disclose ESI that was deleted, and to reveal the identity of the person behind the destruction of evidence. From the ABA’s story on the matter:

Fairey switched lawyers in the case last November after his then-counsel said in a court document that the artist had deleted electronic files to cover up a mistake about which photo he had used. The document, a motion for new counsel, said the events presented a potential for conflict of interest between Fairey and his then-lawyers.

Fairey is under criminal investigation in connection with the disclosure, according to court filings.

On Monday, [Judge] Hellerstein ordered Fairey and his companies to disclose how computer files were searched for relevant legal records, according to the AP story.

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