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Attorney: Tickets, no charges, in Fort Greene Snowden statue episode

May 6, 2015 Associated Press
A bust of the former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden was sneaked into and installed in Fort Greene Park. AP Photo/Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork

A lawyer for the mystery artists who affixed a bust of Edward Snowden to Fort Greene Park’s war monument says they’ve been ticketed but not criminally charged.

Attorney Ronald Kuby says the likeness of the exiled National Security Agency whistleblower was returned to the two activist artists Wednesday, ahead of a planned gallery show. He says the two got summonses for being in a park after hours, a non-criminal violation.

The police department hasn’t immediately responded to an inquiry about the matter.

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Kuby wouldn’t identify the artists. At press time, authorities hadn’t released their names.

Parks officials ordered the statue to be removed from a Revolutionary War memorial in the park on April 6, hours after it appeared overnight without permission.

A Manhattan gallery has sought to display the piece.


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