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French graffiti artist fined in US

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French graffiti artist fined in US
Rupert Ganzer
08:36 CET+01:00

A French graffiti artist accused of tagging trains in Boston and New York paid a fine of $2,500 (€1,900) to avoid a trial on vandalism charges in one case, Massachusetts prosecutors said on Tuesday.

Maxime Bezat, 25, was caught at Newark airport in New Jersey on December 3rd while about to fly to Paris, where he is also sought for spray paint vandalism. He was then brought back to Massachusetts.

"The vandalism case was resolved today with a payment of $2,500 restitution" to the Boston transit authority, said Jessica Pastore, a spokeswoman for the Middlesex County District Attorney's office.

A second "fugitive from justice" charge was dismissed, as Bezat, who is sometimes known as "Raske", was transferred to New York on Tuesday to face charges there.

Bezat is well known in Paris, where he lives, for his graffiti on the city's transport system. A video clip of him "tagging" a Metro train is available on video sharing site dailymotion.

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