Graffiti Artist Sentenced To 6 Months In Jail

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A graffiti artist whose work is displayed in the “Art in the Streets” exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art has been sentenced to six months in jail in Los Angeles for a probation violation.

The Los Angeles Times says 34-year-old Jason Williams, also known as Revok, appeared in a Van Nuys courtroom Monday.

Prosecutors say a judge determined he had violated his probation in a previous vandalism conviction by failing to pay adequate restitution to his victims.

Williams was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport last Thursday as he prepared to board a plane for Ireland.

Williams was placed on probation for felony vandalism in Indio in 2009 during the Coachella music festival.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

More From CBS Los Angeles

Countdown To Super Bowl
Play.It

Listen Live