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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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196.

debbie    

big f***in deal oops no money for those pics. no money for the poor children in the usa just other f***in countries kids who aren't going to see any of it anyway after the grownups get 99.9% of it. oh brother please enough already . this baby is not the second coming of jesus christ for christ sakes, just a little baby girl

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197.

Tiffany    

Maybe they should MOVE out of the United States so we can get a BREAK from them sice they love being over there so much. There is always something going on with them. GIVE US A BREAK!!! The FBI SHOULD have MORE important things to be dealing with right now. The pictures are really worthless...Should I take pics at my baby shower and sell them, ummm? That's an idea!!

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jessica thompson    

i think these two should be deported if they love africa so much-go live there let them support your film career and stop using our tax dollars to have the FBI look for pictures. SH"T gets stolen everyday should we all call the FBI?

3003 days ago
199.

Down2Times    

Who cares?

3003 days ago
200.

Jennifer    

Good God, who cares about "Brangelina" anyway??? I am so sick of hearing about the two of them that I could just puke. I think they are disgusting, giving charity to other countries in order to gain status and increase their fame. Thats exactly what they are doing - ever heard the saying that charity begins at home??? Not for these two. The issue here is - why on earth is the FBI involved in this stupid thing? I know it involves more than one state, but who tipped them off, and why on earth did they waste costly man hours on such a ridiculous thing??? Gee...someone might actually see pics of a stupid baby shower. Oh my.

3003 days ago
201.

Lance K.    

Okay a crime was committed and the PROPER authorities responded and apprehended the bad guys, why is this a problem folks?

3003 days ago
202.

jeff    

wow B&A give them a break let them throw their $$$ in the thash thats how they got it .those FBI guys need something to do. homeland security taken care of the other stuff. WHAT A JOKE!!!

3003 days ago
203.

William Ricketts    

I am so sick of these two people..all they do is drag these kids around airports...well what are they going to do when they are school age...they are not puppies...someone is going to need to stay home and educate these children and provide a stable environment for them...and come on Brad Pitt...42 and finally a dad...he is going to be 60 when the baby graduates high school...but dont get me started...Nicole Kidman up and moves to Nashville...where are her kids at?

3003 days ago
204.

Lance K.    

Answer to question: Yes this is what the FBI does, among other things. You guys have a too narrow focus on all that the FBI does. They work on over 200 different types of crimes and it isn't like the homicide guy was taken off from that to work on this. There are different divisions and the people working on this had this type of expertise.

3003 days ago
205.

Lance K.    

I've read a few people state the rich get richer under this article. Exactly how does this make the rich, richer?

How did Brad & Angelina get richer from this? I mean it is great to throw out cliches but shouldn't they at least fit what we're talking about

3003 days ago
206.

CaliforniaGirl    

I also do not understand what the big deal is with all of YOU.. that the FBI was involved.

What if you took pictures of your child or whomever and someone at the local photo lab decided to steal them and sell them to some other person who may end up being a pervert? Whatever the case, these were someone elses photos that were stolen and then in the works of being sold - if it was you, you'd want the FBI and anyone else you could get to pay attention .. to do something about it. Just because they are pictures of Angelina and Brad - you all think there should be a special exclusion for them to have that same right to privacy. Give me a break.. do you people not have a life that you have to sit around and pick apart two people who couldn't care less about you and your opinions?

And I just *love* the posters here who say they are sick of hearing about Brad and Angelina and yet, here they sit reading another article about them and then taking the time out of their lives to post their opinion. You must not be as tired of them as you claim.

3003 days ago
207.

Lance K.    

Please People

Neither Brad nor Angelina is saying that their youngest daughter is the chosen one. That is all media hype. All of my children have Biblical names and that doesn't mean I think that any of them are the second coming of Christ.

Stop projecting your own feelings on these two individuals.

3003 days ago
208.

Lance K.    

Jamu, asking some of these people to be rationale is just asking to much. There is just so much unjustified anger and bitterness on boards. I guess it is because everyone can hide behind anonymity.

3003 days ago
209.

Lance K.    

Ummm, since I've adopted 2 American Children does that mean I hate French children. What is with the Angelina hate American Children post. Sometimes we really need to stop painting people with our own prejudice/biases. She is living her life why can't you just live hers

On Topic: I'm glad those fools were busted.

3003 days ago
210.

Sara    

WELL NOW YEP JUST WHAT WE NEED IS THE FBI TRACKING BABY PICTURES WE NEED TO BE TRACKING THE NUTS COMING INTO OUR COUNTRY OR FATHERS THAT RUN AWAY WITH THEIR KIDS AND NEVER TO BE SEEN AGAIN .I REMEMBER I CALLED THE FBI ABOUT MY SON BEING ABDUCTED AND I WAS TOLD THERE WAS NOTHING THEY COULD DO iT'S BEEN THIRTY YEARS AND WE HAVE NOT FOUND HIM ,IT AMAZES ME THEY CAN FIND BABY PICTURE NABBERS BUT NOT KIDNAPERS ..SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE , Sorry but i have a big problem with this one .

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