Tuesday, May 11, 2010

More on the Poster Boy Jail Sentence

The NYT's Kate Taylor explains how street artist Poster Boy turned a plea deal to perform community service into an 11-month prison sentence. Apparently the key was not showing up for a court date last Thursday. "His lawyer, Kerry Gotlib, said he got the date confused. When he went on Friday—to apologize, Mr. Gotlib said—Judge Gary had him arrested and sent to Riker’s. On Monday Judge Gary issued a one-year sentence, minus one month for the completed community service. Mr. Gotlib said that he planned to appeal."