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Police Raids Over Jolie-Pitt Baby Shower

6/29/2006 4:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned the FBI and Massachusetts authorities raided a Westfield, Mass. home Tuesday night and seized photos of a baby shower held by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.

It's a bizarre story that starts in Namibia, where the shower was thrown. James Haven, Jolie's brother, took a number of pictures in Namibia. When he returned to L.A., his camera broke so he took it to Best Buy where the camera was purchased, and asked them to fix it under the warranty. Best Buy sent the camera to Precision Camera and Video Repair in Enfield, Connecticut.

Sources tell TMZ that two employees at Precision, Bill Keyes and Adam Beckwith, discovered the pictures in the digital camera. We're told that Keyes told authorities that Beckwith downloaded the photos.

Keyes mother, Madelon, told TMZ that her 36-year-old son was excited, showed her the pictures and sent an email to someone in California. Sources say the email may have been an attempt to sell the photos. Madelon Keyes told TMZ, "I don't think he would do something like that."

A sergeant from the Westfield Police Department confirmed with TMZ that authorities searched Keyes' home and seized his computer. The sergeant also said a search warrant was executed at Precision Camera and Video Repair and the actual camera that took the pictures was also seized.

The sergeant said neither Keyes nor Beckwith were arrested and that the case is in the hands of the LA County District Attorney. The sergeant says neither man violated Massachusetts law, but California laws are different.

Danielle Friedland of Celebrity Baby Blog tells TMZ that she received an email last week with sample photos attached, "to see what these photos may be worth." One of the of the images was on her blog. After some consideration, however, Danielle removed the images, believing the photos may have been illegally obtained.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney had no comment because the investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed.

We could not reach Bill Keyes or Adam Beckwith for comment.

John Malinosky, President of Precision Camera and Video Repair said he was unaware of the search and "We have absolutely no knowledge of this."

TMZ placed a call to Lavely & Singer, Pitt and Jolie's lawyers, but it was not returned.
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136.

Henry Kidd    

to thats just another waste of our money and i think they should bill them for all wasted time spent trying recover pics,that wer left in a cam. thats a lot of bull .

3038 days ago
137.

e len    

These two people are so full of themselves.........they do not touch my heart.......they are not inspirational..........they are so careful to make sure no news gets out about all there running around when he was married..........how many husband had Jolie been involved with........I knew her elevator didnt go to the top floor when she was wearing other husbands blood around her neck....remember all the talk about Brad that he has really bad body odor and doesnt bathe....well they sure dont inspire me...maybe they should stay out of this country they wont be missed.

3038 days ago
138.

mellisande    

GOOD GRIEF YA'LL!!! B.F.D. Brangalina, give me a break! We wonder why the F.B.I. doesn't have better things to do, What about the freikin' media crammin this crap down our throats and dumbin us down with B/S , so we sit and chat and blog and journal about insignificant crap-ola instead of the important issues at hand, screw u guys, I'm goin' to fstv.com where the real issues are! ya'll should come with.

3038 days ago
139.

Eva    

Bragelina and all their kids should all move to Namibia.

3038 days ago
140.

Eva    

Oh yeah ... and they should take Britney Spears and her looser husband too.

3038 days ago
141.

Joan    

It's blackmail/extortation. THAT is a federal offense which is why the FBI is involved.

IF it was us, yes they would still be in on it; not to the level that it would be on the newspapers.

If anyone,blame the media for covering and us for reading it.

3038 days ago
142.

Dyan    

There it is, our tax dollars at work.
It's a good thing the FBI was on this very important case instead of working on a missing person or terrorist plot.

3038 days ago
143.

masked blogger    

Who gives a tinker's dam about their photographs? Don't we have more pressing issues that the FBI should be addressing other than pictures of a celebrity's baby shower? Aren't there terrorist cells that need to be found? Aren't there murderers and rapists still at large who need to be caught? Seems that the FBI's priorities are a tad screwed up.

3038 days ago
144.

TS    

Some people dont seem to get that this guy offered these stolen photos for sale over the internet, and doesnt live in CA, which is why the local police would get the FBI involved. LAPD cannot very well go to MA to arrest the person. The pics wold be worth millions to a tabloid, of course the FBI would assist the
LAPD. Also, I read that there wasnt a memory card. The tech admitted he accessed the builtin internal memory that saves low
res images of all the pics taken to view on the camera screen. Every digital camera has this. A person cant erase it and most people dont know it exists. plus, this guys mom is clueless saying he showed me the stolen pics and was excited, but i dont think he is the type to sell them. LOL. Hope he goes to jail in LA and gets sued. and I hope his company and bestbuy gets sued.

3038 days ago
145.

Katie    

Another publicity stunt for two people who obviously need to be in the limelight constantly.Big deal she actually had a shower and gave birth...so did millions of other women. Geez!!! Let's move on to other important matters.

3038 days ago
146.

jim fine    

It seems quite apparent that Angelina's brother orchestrated this episode. Why didn't he take the card out of the camera. Any repair service would automatically hand the memory card to the customer for safekeeping. And, please don't tell me that was the repair problem. "I can't remove the SD card". The poor relative/brother trying to make a few bucks from his sister and brother-in-law's repugnant, sickening, despicable lifestyle. And this is how our great FBI spends its time, resources and our money.

No more incredible than anything else in this insane day and age. Jennifer and Gwyneth should should say a prayerful thanks every night. It's time for the fabulous George Clooney to cut loose this moronic boy child and his obscenely botox-lipped partner. God, please give us all a break.

3038 days ago
147.

nancy    

I have no idea why America makes such a big deal over pitt who is a adulterer, and jolie who basically is a home wrecker. This is not namibia, they are not royalty here, yet they are given basically the same protection of a president. What has this country come to? People actually admire and adore these two? Big deal she adopted 2 babies from poor countries, what about the millions of middle class americans that do the same? Do they get the same respect, and protection? NO!!!! The FBI should be more focused on child abusers, pedophiles, and the absolute BS that is going on in washington, rather than trying to figure out who has pictures of those 2 playing house.

3038 days ago
148.

PENNY-PEN    

why can't people just leave them alone,to stup to that level it really sad ,u put the safety of there children at risk!!!,people think first,what if it was your child,it's sad that these people had to go half way around the world to have a baby,to keep the moment private,something the rest of us get for free,now they have to fear for the safety of there children at school!!!...where does it stop,right here somebody would go to jail for this...penny...

3038 days ago
149.

Elizabeth    

My two cents....like it or not some magazine was going to pay an outrageous price for the first baby pics and as far as I'm concerned it comes down to who's going to get paid...the parents or the stalking paparazzi. For the paparazzi to get paid millions for pictures only encourage them to continue with their rude behavior and frankly they don't deserve to be paid. As for someone stealing pictures to sell them, again why should some thief get paid millions....it only encourages the next person to do the same or maybe even worse. What if they steal pictures of your baby then alter them and sell them on some child pornography site? You really have to watch people because there are some real sick people out there. You read about it all the time, paparazzi accosting some star or the child, knocking people to the ground just to get a picture. The line needs to be drawn somewhere and I for one am in favor of the paparazzi and thieves getting NOTHING. It's all about the benjamins and if someone has to get paid, it might as well be the parents!

3038 days ago
150.

Al    

With 10-20 million illegal aliens strolling around, why did the FBI have any agents to spare to do this wasteful bit of crap?

3038 days ago
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