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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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211.

Anonymous    

Can't the pictures be taken out of the camera prior to taking it in for repair, don't you just remove the picture card.

2948 days ago
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Lance K.    

You know its funny when they shop at places everyone else shops they get slammed because WITH ALL THAT MONEY THEY SHOULDN'T GO TO BEST BUY FOR REPAIR BUT GET A NEW CAMERA. You know what no matter how much money you make that is simply being wasteful.

Then if they would say, oh everytime a camera breaks I just get a new one or I send my flunky on all my errands they get slammed because THEY THINK THEY ARE BETTER THAN US

Have some of you noticed that you just like to complain and/or slam people

2948 days ago
213.

Anonymous    

The employee should have known better it was private property

2948 days ago
214.

Lance K.    

Rene, that is not something you would have to worry about. Believe me, the FBI have many departments they did not pull some one from drug dealing crimes to handle this

2948 days ago
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one tired Dude    

Im glad they got the picturers back ,
Im glad the FBI did its job and lastly ..... I think their babies so cute....
and to all that have all this time watching everyone elses life ....stop complaining ,,,,, about others and get out there and live yours ---lets see if you can do better ----Ciao

2948 days ago
216.

sue hayes    

First, a crime was committed, and it is under FBI's jurisdiction. We are turning our heads, and saying it's no big deal...one too many times. When will we say that's unacceptable, and that's enough? NO MORE SLAPS ON THE WRISTS. Moreover, people, like Bill and Adam need know emphatically that crime does not pay. Another point, "see" Angelina Jolie and Brad as humans with equal rights. Are they really selfish, rich people?..They donating a lot of their money, or raising money for good causes, besides giving up personal time. Why try to negate them? Side not: why is society making Jennifer Aniston a heroine/victim? What has she done to make our world a better place? To me, she and her beau are one of the wasteful, idle rich.

2948 days ago
217.

Hala    

What's wrong with you people? The baby photos were stolen. Brad & Angelina
have all the right to be angry. What i don't understand is, why all the anger against them? All they doing is good will in countries where people don't get welfare....
What do you people know about deprived children around the world? Next time please travel to those countries to see with your own eyes before making such an unfair comment about Brangelina. Our children in America with welfare or not still
have a much better life then any of this poor kids that are losing their lives and parents, because of poverty, and corruption. Keep the good work Brangelina.
May God bless you & all people like you. You deserve our respect. Thank you.

2948 days ago
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clinton e. hedgepeth    

I have a friend whos daughter was shot and killed in cold blood while visiting New Jersey. I wish my tax money that just paid for such a ridiculous overrated raid and search for a baby picture could have been applied to asisst NJPD track down the killer of some less important member of society's baby. Where are the morals and ethics of our country going. Its shameful to see the most highly trained intelligence force in amercia wasteing value time and money on such an unimportant event as that instead of justice for the citizens who pay them. Forget Bin Laden who killed 4000+ someone has Jollie's baby pictures...... Thanks FBI I feel safe now.

2948 days ago
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Lance K.    

No the FBI did not raid the house over Baby Shower Pictures. They raided the house to obtain evidence. Sorry folks they don't just knock on the door or give advanced warning so that information can be destroyed.

Maybe this will stop people from thinking they can make an easy buck and stop with the silly crimes. I wonder if those idiotic fools believe it was worth it now.

I'm sure they'll lose their jobs, embarrassed their families and may face jail time....

2948 days ago
220.

Amy    

What a waste of taxpayers money!! Ive never heard of such crap in my life...wish they would take violent crime this seriously.

2948 days ago
221.

Lance K.    

Please stop worrying how people spend their money. If you want to champion a cause by all mean put your money your mouth your time your energy into doing that. Because if you were truly doing that you would not have the time to sit online and bash others. There are so many townhall meetings that people do not show up to so many elections that people do not vote yet they feel that it is their duty to dictate how others spend their money.

In the end you will do what you want to do it is just that I have found that my life feels more fufilled when I spend time pursuing my passions rather than worrying about others not pursuing it.

2948 days ago
222.

Janis    

You people are SO stupid. Why don't you lear nhow to spell so that you'd at least sound half way intelligent (???) while trying to make your point? If this is my future then it's surely going to hell in a handbasket a lot sooner that I thought it would! Oh, and Sarah's is about the only decent post here.

2948 days ago
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Stephanie    

Yeah, a waste of time for the F.B.I. and our tax dollars. Brad and Angelina may have money and fame, but they really are ignorant people. If they want to help people they should start at home. That's the big problem, is that Americans concentrate so much on other countries that we forget about ourselves. Not to say that helping others is bad, but we need to help ourselves before we can help others.

2948 days ago
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crytal gist    

so if thier baby was born in africa is it an american .

2948 days ago
225.

Lance K.    

Joyce you have no morals and no class. Your comments were unnecessary and vile. You have no character and you are a FOOL

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