- Associated Press - Monday, October 12, 2015

DETROIT (AP) - Graffiti artist Shepard Fairey is scheduled to stand trial next year on charges of illegally tagging buildings while in Detroit to complete a commissioned project.

Court records show that a Jan. 26 trial date was set Friday in Wayne County Circuit Court.

The 45-year-old Fairey is charged with malicious destruction of property, including buildings and a railroad bridge. The damage is estimated at $30,000.

An attorney for the city has said three of the nine damaged properties are city-owned.

Fairey’s lawyer has said prosecutors offered no proof the tagging was done by Fairey.

The artist was in Detroit in May to complete a 184-foot-tall mural on a downtown building. The work was financed by businessman Dan Gilbert’s Bedrock Real Estate Services, which owns the building.

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