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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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256.

John    

Oh cares?! All of you people are DUMBA**ES.

3015 days ago
257.

Lance K.    

Instead of worrying about how Brad and Angelina spend their money (not ours) why aren't we holding our government and politicians accountable for how they waste our money. They give themselves raises and some of the pork that is added in the budget is the real disgrace. Our schools get adequate funding but it is how it is spent.

Unfortunately even some of the American charities are wasteful. The percentage of money that actually goes towards the projects and the people is miniscule compared to how much is spent on administration.

3015 days ago
258.

BeBee    

I heard about this on the radio...when the photos were still missing. I wasn't aware that the they needed the FBI for something like this. Maybe that's why we can't find Bin Laden, we are too busy looking for baby photos.

3015 days ago
259.

Lance K.    

Glad that this was solved. I am glad that the FBI did their job. I

3015 days ago
260.

Lance K.    

Okay I found it a bit funny that now even bloggers are trying to get into the publicity act on this one

http://www.showbuzz.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/06/30/people_hot_water/main1768029.shtml

I guess in this society everyone wants a piece of fame

Blogger To The Aid Of Pitt-Jolie?
Hits Cyber Trail To Try To ID Seller Of Allegedly Stolen Pictures

NEW YORK, June 30, 2006
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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie shown here at a press conference in Namibia, June 7, 2006. (AFP/Getty Images)
(CBS) The ShowBuzz's Judy Faber wrote this story.

When blogger Liza Sabater of CultureKitchen.com received a mysterious e-mail last week from someone offering to sell her over 400 exclusive photos of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, she didn't know quite what to think.

3015 days ago
261.

Lance K.    

BeBee, never fear the FBI have way more than one person in their organization. The Bin Laden hunters don't even handle this type of crime

3015 days ago
262.

Lance K.    

You know those two nutsos thought they happened upon an easy field day. The mom's quote is priceless. Ummmm, she didn't tell her son that he shouldn't be sharing other peoples pictures?

3015 days ago
263.

Calee    

Mad you are Mad, you know they have medication for that. A loving wife that says "He's not the love of my life" "I am focused on my career right now" Then she fail to even acknowledge him when she won her Emmy. Yeahhhhhh she's loving alright. A man begging his wife for kids and she promised the kids, that was the deal breaker even she knows it. BRAD PITT is a Dad now and he is even HOTTER than before. He is nattainable which makes him even wanted even more. Let's not forget those baby blues an rock hard abs. Angie is Angie she does her own thing, screw what everybody else thinks.She's a class act all the way! I find her efreshing in self obessessed Hollywood. I hate it here sometimes. Trust me when I tell you Jen is an airhead dwarf. Vince is a smart, opportunistic, big and ugly, but funny.

3015 days ago
264.

Lance K.    

I think that some of our complaints really just speak to our own ignorance about how law enforcement and law enforcement agencies work. THe more I have read about the FBI, CIA, Jurisdiction I now KNOW that really there is no reason for uproar that the FBI was involved in this matter.

3015 days ago
265.

Marcel    

Im so tired of hearing about Brad, Jollie, and Babies.......who cares! Its not like they have discover the cure to cancer or aids. Sure, their humanitarian cause for the Namibian people is commendable, but its nothing less than what can be expected from two people who have money, resources, and celebrity status to bring attention to such a notable cause, but come on peole....get over it.

3015 days ago
266.

TS    

Wow, most people seem not to bother to read or learn the facts before attacking. The brother did not leave the memory card in. The camera techs accessed the internal memory buffer that all digital cameras have that store the last several 100 images as low res thumbnails and downloaded the pics. Most people dont know this exists, only camera techs. The guy trys to sell them to the tabloids on the net over state lines, so the fbi assist. I mean, its not like the la police can go to MA with a search warrant.

3015 days ago
267.

Cindy    

This is one of the craziest things I have ever heard. All of this comotion over a baby. IT'S JUST A BABY PEOPLE! My infant son was much more beautiful than this baby. Ask any mother and I'm sure they would say the same thing. Brad and Angelina created this frenzy on purpose. If they wouldn't make such a big deal out of this baby then nobody else would be interested either. They like all of the attention, it keeps them in the spotlight. The next movie they make will pay them a large fortune. It's all a money making scheme.

3015 days ago
268.

Cindy    

This is for post #8 Nola. My house was broken into and HALF of my belongings were stolen including a digital camera and a video camera. Do you think the FBI got involved? Or the SBI? (state bureau)?. Nope, it was all we could do to get the local law enforcement to come and make a report. Did we get our stuff back? Nope again. Not important enough. I hope nothing is ever stolen from you because if it happens, you are in for a rude awakening.

3015 days ago
269.

gwen    

the fbi have nothing better to do with their time. what the %$#@ is wrong with them. what about missing kids or people in general no they go to work for whoever can afford them cause it looks like to me they are all about money not the welfare of the people in these united states.

3015 days ago
270.

Gabriel    

For all you self-centered, short-sighted, myopic Americans out there, Brad and Angelina are helping children in Africa... the continent that all modern humans decended from. If you feel no connection whatsoever for Africa, then you need to go back to school and recognize that Africa has given this planet thousands of times over the wealth that America has, and that we (I mean everyone) is indebted to Africa for the precious resources it has provided us. Not to mention the fact that Africa has been plundered of it's precious resources, so YOU can talk on your cell phones, or wear that big diamond on your finger. There are more orphans in Africa (over 15 million now) as a result of AIDS, than there are children under 5 years old in the US. So you sit back in your la-z-boy recliner, watching your FOX news and think about how the United States is responsible for increasing global warming because we won't sign the Kyoto Protocol, and you think about what this world will look like in 20 years if we let an entire continent of kids grow up without any help or support. You think about that and recognize that Brad and Angelina are doing something, and that is respectable!! You think about that, and then find it in your heart to complain about Americans who are helping repair the selfish, ego-centric, self-centered image of us that the rest of the world has. You people who have anything negative to say about Brad and Angelina are the sickest type of American and the lowest form of human life imaginable. Go fix New Orlean yourself.

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