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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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It amazing to me how the internet reveals people characters. Dumb and Dumber stole property that belong to someone else and tried to profit from it. They were asking over a million dollars for those photos, which they stole in the performance of their job.

This is like idenity theft and other like crimes, it's called white collar crimes and it happens everyday. Just because the people left a trail a mile long and posted their face and link their website on their demands. They committed a criminal act and deserve to be punished.

Maybe now people would stop being bitter, jealous and envious little people and congratulate the FBI for doing their job. Oh I forgot, the people that are pissed would prolly do the same thing and steal from a celebrity for money. Now they know that not all celebrities are like Paris Hilton and her fake stolen property...some truly mean it.

Don't mess with the Jolie-Pitts because they will hunt you down and prosecute you.

P.S. I see from a lot of the post that people are not aware of the new internet laws coming in effect since 911 and that because of the war on terror...the FBI have broad powers and if you commit a crime over the internet...the FBI is involve. Pick up a newpaper and read it so you know about these changes...Little things like theft of idenity, documents and photos are a serious offense now...and anything with the unorthorize image of a child for illegal. What a bunch of jackasses

2933 days ago


Too bad everyday people are not treated with the same respect on matters that are JUST AS VITAL AND IMPORTANT in our own lives. I matter just as much as Brad and Angelina, but over the years, I've found out it's WHO you know and HOW MUCH MONEY ONES has that "gets the job done." It's all about money. Brad and Angelina should get the everyday treatment.....just like everyone else. They are not anyone special. We are ALL THE SAME.....NO ONE IS ANY BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE.

2933 days ago


How great it must be to be rich and famous . In other words to have the FBI as your private army .

What a grotesque waste of tax payers money and according to them no crime was commited yet they stormed the house. I wonder if the Rich can "sic" the FBI on who they want like a pack of trained guard dogs.

I dont blame this couple in the slightest way its the FBI I find a disgrace .

2933 days ago


I am sick of all this! his reminds of when Kathy Lee was on with Regis and all she talked about was her son. You get to a point where you can't even stand their kids and you dont even know them. HELLO FBI C'mon. Send them back to Africa! We make these stars famous and look what they do. Sick of it all No more movies for me!!!!!!!!!!!!

2933 days ago


Amazing! They can track down this guy but can't arrest child pornographers.

2933 days ago


Wow... this is truly a pathetic misuse of celebrity influence. I mean, who wouldn't be upset if this had happened to them, but I'm pretty sure the local authorities could have handled it just fine, both here in Massachusetts and in California. The FBI should really find a more appropriate use of their time and resources... like maybe finding some of America's missing and exploited children? Honestly, kidnapped kids versus hijacked photos? I think we can all agree where our tax dollars should be spent.

2933 days ago


Who really cares? If no body cared this would be a non issue and they would have to go out and get real jobs, rather than worry about who's taking their picture.

2933 days ago


Everyday is a different story; now looking for some pictures? What about looking for the kids that have been kidnapped, abused, and only God knows how are they doing, and this is how they spent their time and our taxpayers money, unbelievable.

2933 days ago


If your rich and you need your dog walked or car washed . I imagine the FBI will do it ?

2933 days ago

leo livingston    

Photos taken in Africa of two international actors at a baby shower. What is the crime? Why is the over rated over paid FBI involved?
Hmm...sounds like another waste of tax dollars., and more free publicty for two overated "meat puppets" at tax payers exspense.

2933 days ago


I'm sorry, but what makes anyone think that Brad and Angelina had ANYTHING to do with this?
You think they snap their fingers and the FBI jumps?
Get real.

2933 days ago


Boy, will I sleep better tonight knowing that the attention whores pictures were found by the FBI...Good to know that the FBI has nothing better to do. I'll be sure to call them next time I lose my keys.

2933 days ago

Richard Hastings Jr    

NICE!!!!!!! Our American tax dollar working at it's best. " NOT !! " Don't the FBI have some better things to investigate, couldn't local authoritys in Mass or L.A. do the investigating of this case, or maybe their D.A. offices in that area , common. Why is it that something happens in another country we got to protect that country. What happen to protecting our own people. this is a waiste of my tax dollar , i dont know about any one else.

2933 days ago


Who cares? If you really want to see a beautiful baby you should see my grandaughter, Kylie Shae! She is worth making a fuss about ..... as for Brad and what's-her-name; who reeally cares .......

2933 days ago


And they can't find osama bin laden? People are still homeless in New Orleans and Mississippi. Um lets see...??? The Twin Towers were bombed, etc.... WHo cares about freaks like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and their spawn

2933 days ago
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