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Cindy Crawford's Alleged Extortionist

11/12/2009 9:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

We've just obtained pictures of Edis Kayalar, Cindy Crawford's alleged extortionist -- below are the mug shots and a gallery of modeling pics we've obtained.


There are two booking photos -- the one on the left is from the feds, and the other is from the L.A. County Sheriff's Department.

Kayalar was a model for HERMAEVENTS, a German company (see pics below).

Federal authorities say Kayalar was arrested and deported to his home country of Germany after allegedly trying to pry money from Cindy and Rande Gerber for a picture their former nanny took -- a picture of the couple's 7-year-old daughter bound to a chair and gagged.

Authorities say the nanny took the pic as a prank and Cindy didn't know anything about it.

As we said earlier, a man who appears to be Kayalar contacted TMZ approximately 6 weeks ago trying to sell the photo. He said he had been in a relationship with the nanny and found the photo in her room and became concerned she might be abusing the child.

Kayalar said he had taken the photo from the nanny's room and wanted to know if he could get in trouble for selling it. We offered him no advice and passed on his offer.

Kayalar has been charged with one count extortion -- he faces two years in the slammer.

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Mrs. Balls    

Balls sweetie, can you tell your drunk ass father it's time for dinner? I think he's passed out in the garage again. Thanks sweetie.

1803 days ago
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ARTOFWAR    

To the TMZ Staff.

What would've been prudent and more proper a move for TMZ to have made in this situation.

Would have been to accepted the photograph of the little girl, under the pretense of a sale.
And at that point contacted child protective services and the police.

This way the cat, the mouse, and the dog would have gotten swooped up all at once.

There's more to this story than meets the eye, and my gut feeling is that the parents aren't entirely coming clean with what all they know .....ARTOFWAR

1803 days ago
18.

Dan da man    

"Kayalar said he had taken the photo from the nanny's room and wanted to know if he could get in trouble for selling it. We offered him no advice and passed on his offer."

Why didn't TMZ call the police after seeing the picture???

How do you know that child wasn't in danger. Harvey Levin and his douche bag gang are freaking idiots for not doing anything. How hard is it to do the right thing for once in your life!!

1803 days ago
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X************X    

There's more to this story than meets the eye, and my gut feeling is that the parents aren't entirely coming clean with what all they know .....ARTOFWAR

Exactly. Why would Randy pay the initial $1000 to get the picture....if they weren't trying to hide something? If guilt-free, any parent would have called the cops instead of forking over $$$

1803 days ago
20.

scissors    

Isn't that interesting? In the left picture he has an orange face, in the right picture he's wearing an orange jump suit.

What a coincidence!

1803 days ago
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DumbassMel    

What a moron! Anything to make a buck. Throw a book at him - maximum jail time!
Tmz, you dropped the ball - his offer (pedling kids picture) should have been reported to the police ASAP.

1803 days ago
22.

LD    

Just stay home and raise your own kids.

1803 days ago
23.

pattijen    

Actually, a picture of a little girl bound and gagged doesn't sound like a "prank" to me. I hope Cindy looks into this.

1803 days ago
24.

oreo    

He is ugly.

1803 days ago
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www.laduidefenseteam.com    

How do you take a picture of a 7 year-old girl bound to a chair and gagged as a joke? What the hell was the nanny doing?

1803 days ago
26.

Anita    

He may have German citizenship but that's not a German name.
Sounds eastern European.

1803 days ago
27.

Anita    

Whoa!

This nanny needs to be reported to the authorities.

Lord only knows what else she did to the kid when no one was looking.

I hope Cindy get this situation investigated promptly. Chances are high that something more sinister was going on.

1803 days ago
28.

omofmom    

I hope Cindy jams her size 10 shoe up his a$$, as for the nanny. TMZ needs to post when she gets arrested because believe me that one is coming up the pike. I am sure the family is horrified about this, WTF are people doing these days!!

1803 days ago
29.

Joshua    

He is easy on the eyes, so everyone should go easy on him. It's not like he is an ugly, evil person. I'm sure he's learned his lesson. Go after the nanny.

1803 days ago
30.

Tim    

TMZ, please, get your story straight...
he wasnt working for any German company namend "HERMAEVENTS" how do I know? If you would have taken a closer look at those pictures you've proudly posted you would have noticed that HERMAEVENTS is a promoter of a beauty contest, thats why they got the copyright on the pics.
It seems they were looking for the most prettiest Russian male model in Germany, as you can see on his band he is wearing, so I guess he's Russian with a German citizenship...

1803 days ago
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