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Highland Park man accused in graffiti spree to plead guilty

| Tuesday, May 13, 2008, 12:00 p.m.

The self-proclaimed graffiti king of Pittsburgh is scheduled to plead guilty today to more than 80 criminal counts related to spray-painting graffiti across the city.

Daniel Montano, 22, of Highland Park started to plead guilty Monday, but Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Kevin G. Sasinoski continued the hearing after Montano said he didn't understand all parts of his plea.

Montano is accused of spray-painting more than 100 buildings, causing as much as $500,000 in damage. He faces a maximum sentence of 220 years in jail and nearly $500,000 in fines. Sasinoski also could order restitution.

Montano used multiple tags -- most notably "MFONE" and "MF."

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