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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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91.

Rene    

It's a baby shower - who cares. I like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie - good actors. But the FBI??? Come On People....They already sold the picture of the kid to the tabloids - who cares about a few baby presents???

Imagine the director of the FBI handing down this as a job....Let's see today I want you (4) agents to either work on getting rid of the drug dealers, stop the senseless shootings, help some homeless people find shelter.....Oh Wait - go track down the baby shower pictures for two actors.....Yeah that's the ticket....We send trained law enforcement all over the world to stop terrorists and this is more important????

Brad & Angelina - A Hint - things happen, live with it and move on - you wanted to be in the limelight, it's part of why you get paid the BIG BUCKS!!!!!!

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92.

dddddddd    

i dont think i have ever rad something so out of controll when it comes to a celebrity,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,the FBI,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,are they seriuos, they should give it a rest, or bettter yet go back to africa, alot of poeple here are so sick of both of them. enough is enough,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,the fbi lolololol this is our goverment,,dear god help us all, all involved have some hell of a nerve

2945 days ago
93.

Jenni    

Hey Angelina, I could use some cash to finish college so that my son will have a chance at life!

2945 days ago
94.

Yami    

OMG ! This is sooooo out of control already - what will they think of next ???
Someone stealing the diaper out of a trash can and selling it on ebay ?
Well why not - after all they did sell Brittney Spears pregnancy test on ebay after it was taken from a garbage can -
what was I thinking ???
So much waste of time, energy and MONEY that could've been spent helping the poor, feeding the hungry - but no - the bigger just get bigger and the small - is totally insignificant at this point ! Just my .02 cents worth here !

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95.

Lance K.    

Our FBI works hard
http://www.ecnnews.com/cgi-bin/15/etstory.pl?-sec-News+fn-fn-fn-nathan.jp-20060629-fn

FBI child porn investigation leads to chase, arrest

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By Jim Patten
Staff Writer

METHUEN — A groundskeeper for Lawrence public schools was charged with destruction of evidence yesterday after smashing his personal laptop on the street and running from FBI agents who wanted to search the computer for child pornography, police said.

Nathan Littlefield, 31, of 17 Buco Ave., started the chase yesterday morning when FBI agents knocked on his door with a warrant for the laptop, FBI spokeswoman Gail Marcinkiewicz said.

But Littlefield had other ideas.

He broke away from the agents inside the house and ran out the door with the laptop, Marcinkiewicz said.

A short distance away he smashed the computer on the street to get at the hard drive where images are stored, took the drive and continued his escape, triggering a brief manhunt involving Methuen police and the state police helicopter assigned to Lawrence Municipal Airport.

Littlefield turned himself in a short time later and was arrested. All of the computer parts were recovered. He was taken to the Methuen police station where he was booked.

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96.

Lance K.    

BI says, ‘No hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11'

Editor's note: Paul V. Sheridan earned his master's in business administration from the Johnson School at Cornell in 1980. He is a former member of the Alumni Executive Council, Alumni Interviewer Network and a frequent visitor to Ithaca and the Cornell campus. Sheridan has made an exhaustive research of FBI documents relating to the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks in the United States. He recently brought attention to the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist Web page for Osama Bin Laden, pointing out that it makes no connection between Bin Laden and the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

A thought provoking e-mail circulated through Internet news groups in June, and was sent to the Muckraker Report by Paul V. Sheridan (Winner of the 2005 Civil Justice Foundation Award), bringing attention to the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist web page for Osama bin Laden.

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In the e-mail, the question is asked, “Why doesn't Osama bin Laden's Most Wanted poster make any direct connection with the events of Sept. 11, 2001?” The FBI says on its bin Laden Web page, http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/terrorists/terbinladen.htm, that Osama bin Laden is wanted in connection with the Aug. 7, 1998 bombings of the United States Embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya. According to the FBI, these attacks killed over 200 people. The FBI concludes its reason for “wanting” bin Laden by saying, “In addition, bin Laden is a suspect in other terrorists attacks throughout the world.

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97.

Doug Schwartz    

Pitt and Jolie should be ashamed for being such pompous beings and it just shows that the FBI is quite the defender of our way of life

2945 days ago
98.

Lance K.    

The FBI works hard

http://www.bristolpress.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=16861062&BRD=1643&PAG=461&dept_id=10486&rfi=6

NAACP seeks FBI help
By Jackie Majerus, The Bristol Press
06/29/2006
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BRISTOL - Lacking confidence in the Bristol Police Department, the Bristol branch of the NAACP called upon the Federal Bureau of Investigation for help with the recent spate of racist graffiti in town.


"Our biggest concern is the hate crime," said Monica Ervin, president of the local branch. "We really don't have that much confidence in the police department. We don't feel we're being heard."
Ervin and other members of the branch met Wednesday with FBI Special Agents Daniel O'Brien and Alicia Wojtkonski in hopes of getting support.
"We want to be protected," Ervin told the agents. "That's the biggest thing. We need help. We feel like a lot of our complaints are shoved under the table."
O'Brien told the group that hate crimes are a top priority with the FBI.
"It's just below national security and terrorism issues," O'Brien said.
O'Brien said the FBI has specific criteria for defining a hate crime. Use of force or the threat of force is "paramount" to meeting that threshold, O'Brien said.
The crime must also be somehow tied to the victim's race, religion, national origin, or ethnicity, O'Brien said.

2945 days ago
99.

Gregg    

Is this a joke? The FBI raided a home over baby shower pictures?
This is another example of how this country is screwed up with Bush.

2945 days ago
100.

Goldie    

I think this is the dumbest thing EVER! I mean we have real issues going on not just across the world, but right in everyone's back yard. If I took pictures at my friends wedding and turned the camera in to get fixed, and pictures just happened to get on the internet, what would we get. Laughed at, not any FBI help or even two sentences in a local paper. Why is it that becuase people can "perform" they are all of a sudden better than the rest of us that work our dang butts off to get through life. Some of these people haven't even finished high school let alone college or "real" life.

2945 days ago
101.

CJ    

I live in New Orleans and I went through and I am still going through the trauma of Katrina. Someone wrote that Angie and Brad donation of money should have went to Katrina victims and poor children in America. In America hurricane victims received money, poor children receive money everyday through government organizations, and hell we even give millions of dollars to ILLEGAL immigrants. In other countries, poor countries, children are dropping like flies from AIDS, poverty, and hunger. I am a Katrina victim and I am glad Jolie and Pitt helped others less fortunate then myself.

Also, Jolie and Pitt are not responsible for the FBI being involved. When the worker stole property across state lines the FBI had to get involved because California police did not have jurisdiction.

2945 days ago
102.

big al    

there looking for photos and bin laden is tanning in kuwait

2945 days ago
103.

Lance K.    

C'mon people it isn't like they called up the FBI themselves. Also do you really think this goofy crime by these idiots took up that much manpower.

Those fools deserved to be arrested. They are and its over.

Move on

2945 days ago
104.

Laura    

I have to agree with the majority, tax dollars at waste.
The thing I don't get... digital camera, right? Why didn't he remove the SD card from the stupid thing??? I know I would have, and my sister is not a celebrity, LOL

2945 days ago
105.

Lee    

The FBI and Massachusettes authorities have nothing better to do but waste taxpayer dollars on crap like this! Wait....Help someone stole my ipod. I want every damn FBI agent on this RIGHT NOW!!! Idiots! For a couple who supposedly doesn't want to be in the limelight, they always are. And who gives a damn about an illegitimate birth, where this illegitimate child was born, or by whom. What is she, a saint of some kind? I am so sick of these self-absorbed Hollywood types and I'm even more sick of the press, and the people who eat this stuff up. What the hell is with you people. Are you kidding! With everything that is going on in this world, do you actually put Angelina and Mr. Jolie at the top of the list or on any list at all! If she wants to be a do-gooder, let her start where she makes all her money....The good ol' USA!!! There are plenty of people in Hollywood that stay out of the papers and avoid these picture-taking monkies, why can't they. They are loving every minute of it. They want the publicity and they want to shove their lives down everyones throat. Why the hell would she go to some out of the way country to give birth to her kid? Because she WANTS the publicity. She wants everyone to think of her as the female Jesus and Pitt is her disciple. This is the same woman, who on national TV, during a red carpet walk, admitted with her moronic husband, Billy Bob, that they just F_ _ _ ED IN THE LIMO BEFORE THEY GOT THERE!!! AND THESE MORONS ARE KEEPING HER IN THE PAPERS AND ON TV LIKE SHE'S SOME MOTHER TERESA DO GOODER!!!! Why doesn't she adopt from the USA. There's plenty of children right here that need homes, Of all colors I might add. Whatever color she wants! Shame on these so-called authorities and the idiot FBI for wasting time with something so childish and small. What's the matter....do you not have any children to find or murders to solve? IDIOTS!!!

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