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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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Lance K.    

Okay so a crime was committed. The crime was reported to the proper authorities and the proper authorities took action.

I don't see where you all are having a problem with it. Also just because TMZ doesn't do their oversensationalizing write up on non celebrities most of you don't know and really don't give a hoot about what the FBI does on a day to day basis

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Ky    

Rosie#38

And you are the only one that helps out?

No really complaining about them...but I know I give money to charity all the time...

For Children with Heart Disease.

40,000 babies a year born with it...

And then I volunteer for the same organization at their summer camps. And if you dont think finding a cure for Heart Disease is as important as a cure for aids...

Try going to camp 1 year and falling in love with this 5 yr old little boy. Now Imagine going back to camp the following...but that now 6 yr old little boy...isnt in your camp...but the big one upstairs...

You just said to us...the same thing we say to them...

You wish others would stop whining and complaining...isnt that complaining about us?

2948 days ago
18.

Lance K.    

A criminal act was committed and the FBI did their job. How scummy can you be to use your job to steal, it happens everyday and I rejoice each time they get caught no matter if it is against someone famous or not.

The very heart of FBI operations lies in our investigations--which serve, as our mission states, "to protect and defend the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats and to enforce the criminal laws of the United States

2948 days ago
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Lance K.    

Keyes mom knows her son was in the wrong. Her quote kills me

Learn about the FBI:
We currently have jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 categories of federal law. So you can see that the Investigative-Program sites listed below do not represent all FBI programs, nor is the information on them complete. But you are sure to find some fascinating information by browsing through them.

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20.

Brianne    

ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? FBI?? FBI??? WHAT THE??
THIS GOVERNMENT IS INSANE!
BY THE WAY, GET ME BACK MY MONEY FROM NAMIBIA AND THEIR SECURITY'S SALARIES!
You mean to tell me we first had to pay for these people to fly all over the world and THEN have their security abuse namibian reporters and civilians AND pay for their adoptions and THEN pay for their Tom Cruise airplane and THEN their stupid flying lessons. Give me back my money! I am never seeing another one of these people's movies again! I agree with them giving to charities. Okay, fine, I'll live with it because it's for the better of mankind. BUT don't you think you are going overboard by wasting such a huge amount of money so you can have a baby in Namibia and cause a ruckus there? This is RIDICULOUS! Angelina is insane! She names her baby "the new messiah." WELL CAN YOU ASK "THE NEW MESSIAH" TO GIVE ME BACK SOME MONEY FROM THE SKY???? I wouldn't be surprised if Brangelina fans were outting up a photo of Shiloh Nouvel on their mantel pieces and praying to it everyday. "Oohh, new messiah, can you please give big lips like yours??"
This couple is the most outrageous couple I have ever read about.
AND YOU MUST BE OUT OF YOUR MINDS IF YOU THINK THAT THE FBI WOULD BE ON SOME CIVILIAN'S CASE ABOUT LOST PHOTOS!!! If my photos got lost like that, the store would say, "oh well sorry, they got lost." The FBI would laugh in my face if I asked for their help in my missing baby shower photos or even. Exploiting the kids?? There are photographs of Shiloh, Zahara and Maddox EVERYWHERE and you're telling me that this is a way for them to get exploited??
How can her brother be so stupid enough to leave the film in the camera?? HOW? Unbelievable. No wonder he couldn't make it as a big time actor. Loser.

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Lance K.    

I have relatives in law enforcement, including some in the FBI. They do their job - period. They do not care who you are. They do their job.

More about the FBI:
ou might first want to visit our Intelligence program site, as it underpins and informs all our investigative programs. Also our Strategic Information and Operations Center, or SIOC, which is the command center for crisis events...and our Office for Victim Assistance, which helps the victims of these crises and of all major federal crimes. Finally, you might want to explore our Community Outreach Program, which operates in communities across America to help prevent crime.

2948 days ago
22.

Lance K.    

I'm just going to let this go now but if you are truly interested in the FBI the following site is a good starting points

http://www.fbi.gov/

Maybe then people will stick with the facts

2948 days ago
23.

Lance K.    

Rachel, what are you talking about. How did WE have to play for their travel. They have a right to spend their money the way they see fit. WE didn't pay for their plane tickets the same way if you go away for the holiday weekend WE aren't paying for your travel, your gas or your food.

2948 days ago
24.

Lance K.    

also if they used Tom Cruise's plane, how do you translate that into US having to pay for that.

I'm just confused. I guess this is why I try to stay away from blogs/comments...

I'm outta here.

2948 days ago
25.

omg    

James Haven, the brother of successful and wealthy sister, Angelina Jolie brought his camera to be fixed by Best Buy.
Why didn't brother, James Haven, (who has not made his film career a success,)
remove the memory chip/card from the camera?
Is it normal that when u send your camera to the store, you remove it, or at the store, you ask the Best Buy camera expert to remove the memory chip/card?
Was james Haven just careless? or he did he want revenge' on his successful sister?
I mean how difficult is it to remove the memory card in a camera? The camera was allegedly faulty, not the memory card.
It is not unusual that if one has a rich sibling, and the sibling is NOT successful, there is envy that comes along. Just goes to show, wealthy people should stick together, and the poor folk should do the same.

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Lance K.    

Okay this isn't something I'm proud about but I've actually done the leave a memory card in thing. I've also had a time where the memory card was stuck so UNFORTUNATELY I can relate to the brother (Can't thinkof his name now and toooooooo lazy to look at the top, besides I need to get back to work)

2948 days ago
27.

Ky    

Tiffany 53

LOL She is complaining because she has gone to the movie theatre...TO SEE EVERY MOVIE.

If you go to the movies...and pay for it...you make that movie star hot...the more you want to see them the more they get paid...the more you put into the movie...the more they will get paid next time...

Reality is...if WE didnt support them as fans

THEY would not be millionaires!

2948 days ago
28.

Lance K.    

Sorry maybe I'm mean but I don't care where these two losers worked - best buy or whatever they don't get a free pass from me for doing something illegal.

2948 days ago
29.

j    


BUSH can wage major wars and it's ok but the FBI spends time on crap like this. How sad for America that celebrity means more than human life.

2948 days ago
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Lance K.    

One thing I think people have to realize is that you can complain or criticize your government it does not mean that you hate your government. Some of you have said that Brad and Angelina hate our country. I never saw that to be the case and please tell where you did. Yes I've heard of criticism but heck I criticize the country when I feel that they aren't doing their jobs. You should do. That is what keep our politicians on their toes

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