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Man Pleads Guilty to Spray Painting Federal Building

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 08, 2012

BOISE – Charles Arthur Stark, 42, entered a guilty plea today to one count of willful injury to government property, a Class A Misdemeanor, for spray-painting windows on the James A. McClure Federal Building and United States Courthouse on January 2, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Stark was sentenced to serve five years of probation, to include 100 hours of community service, and to pay restitution in the amount of $743.56 to the General Services Administration.

According to the plea agreement, Stark spray-painted windows on the East, North, West and South Sides of the federal building, with white and yellow spray paint. He spray-painted the words “FU 1367 1'm not a terrorist” on the East, North and West windows, and “FU 1867 NDAA I'm not a terrorist” on the South windows. Stark was identified through a YouTube live video streamed over the Internet by a videographer while the vandalism was in progress.

The case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Protective Service.