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Judge rejects Photoshopped pictures in fraud case

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 21 Jul 2010 1:14 User comments (9)

Judge rejects Photoshopped pictures in fraud case A New York judge rejected a plea for lenient sentencing when he determined photos of the defendant performing various charitable works were altered.
Instead he sentenced Daryl Simon, convicted of credit card fraud, to almost 24 years (285 months) in prison. The sentence was more than 4 years more than the maximum under sentencing guidelines.

According to prosecutors, "Evidence that his image was inserted and flipped can be seen by examining the single detail on his shirt above his fingers -- that detail appears on the left side of the shirt in the top photograph, and on the right side of the shirt in the bottom photograph."

In addition to the digitally altered photos, Simon also presented fake letters from various charitable organizations.

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9 user comments

121.7.2010 1:57

Lazy SOB...can't even fake a photo with photoshop?

221.7.2010 2:38

this is the funniest story ive heard in sges

321.7.2010 7:33

Criminals are stupid...LOL

421.7.2010 8:55

well he has a good few years to perfect his forging skills now!

521.7.2010 11:08

he has lots of time to to do Big Bubba's Photoshop workshop, he will show him how to make a little hole into a bigger hole and add a filter haha

621.7.2010 13:00

I'm pretty sure the judge didn't determine the photos were fraud. He probably had an expert look at them.

721.7.2010 13:33

Behold the digital age!

821.7.2010 17:32

Originally posted by pcrazy99:
I'm pretty sure the judge didn't determine the photos were fraud. He probably had an expert look at them.
"Meh, Your honor you can tell by the Pixels. It's 'shoped"

922.7.2010 13:24

What a piece of SCUM! First he defrauds the People and then he tries to defraud the judge. Serves him right to get maximum sentence. I still don't understand how he can get +4 years added though. It must have been a separate charge.

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