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  • Submitted: Tue, October 30, 2012
  • Updated: Thu, December 13, 2012

  • Reported By: AL — Jacksonville Florida United States of America
BustedMugshots.com
2128 Sage Creek Loop Austin, Texas United States of America

BustedMugshots.com Star Nine Ventures - Star Nine Marketing - Ercot- Ryan Russell and CIA Kyle Prall I did my service for my mistakes over 8 years ago and since then have been a productive member of society. I got laid off and while jobhunting realize these extortionists grabbed hold of my olg mugshot Austin , Texas

*Consumer Suggestion: CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT FILED AGIANST KYLE PRALL, BUSTEDMUGSHOTS.COM, CITIZENS INFORMATION ASSOC.

*Consumer Comment: Who owns mugshots.com? Michael Robertson owns mugshots.com

*Author of original report: Wonderful Information

*Consumer Comment: Human Traffic

*General Comment: MugShots Is Nothing But Legal Extortion..

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I have a big problem and I'm hoping some of you can help me out.
Recently i got laid off from my job and while I had a bit of money saved I have 5 kids all ranging from the ages of 19-4 that depleted it fairly quickly. I have a pretty impressive resume work wise and lined up a couple interviews after a couple months of not having any luck finding a job.

What I found weird was that I'd interview for these positions, have great rapport, and the  never hear from them again even after repeated inquiries.

I bumped into one of the human resources staff while on my way out one afternoon after going in to grovel about my job and i was given the rundown. It seems a website called bustedmugshots.com has some pictures of me from a couple of incidents I had with the law ranging from 8-10 years ago.

I was in shock that these pictures and my arrest information could be so readily available on google like that. I contacted the website and they are attempting to "extort" me for approx. $600 to have the pictures removed. I explained to the lady on the phone that I could not get hired due to these pictures and that they all stemmed from one case upon which I got violated twice during my probation for not having enough money to pay restitution fees, and that this charge was from 2003-04 and she got really nasty with me. Pretty much told me to go Eff myself and that who told me to go to jail.

I don't know what to do as obviously I don't have the $600 to pay as I can barely keep a roof over my family's head right now.   
what they are doing is morally wrong. Financially wrong for most people. Why am I continuing to have to pay for a crime that I did my time for over 8 years ago? If it wasn't because of this site those jobs would have never known because after 7 years it does not show up in record checks unless it's a financial or govt position.

Someone or Some of you please advise me as to what to do.
I  hope someone here has a solution to this problem. This company is making money like crazy off of this. I have read other horror stories online.  I haven't been able to sleep all week over this and I'm at wit's end. How do i tell my 19 yr old that I can't afford to pay her college next semester because Dad doesn't have a job? I'm losing the rest of my damn hair.
Please pardon my grammar errors here and there as I am truly distressed over this and mentally and emotionally distressed.

Help!!! Ryan Russell & Kyle Prall of Starnine Ventures must be stopped.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 10/30/2012 08:46 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/BustedMugshotscom/Austin-Texas-78704/BustedMugshotscom-Star-Nine-Ventures-Star-Nine-Marketing-Ercot-Ryan-Russell-and-CIA-962398. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Consumer Suggestion

CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT FILED AGIANST KYLE PRALL, BUSTEDMUGSHOTS.COM, CITIZENS INFORMATION ASSOC.

AUTHOR: Notgoingtoacceptthisbs - (United States of America)

CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT FILED AGIANST KYLE PRALL, BUSTEDMUGSHOTS.COM, CITIZENS INFORMATION ASSOC.

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JOIN THE CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS BEING BOUGHT AGAINST KYLE PRALL, BUSTEDMUGSHOTS.COM, CITIZENS INFORMATION ASSOC, AND OTHER MUGSHOT COMPANIES.

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#2 Consumer Comment

Who owns mugshots.com? Michael Robertson owns mugshots.com

AUTHOR: Glenn Penne - (USA)

Michael J Robertson owns Mugshots.com
Michael Robertson owns Mugshots.com
Mike Robertson owns Mugshots.com


Who owns mugshots.com? Michael Robertson owns mugshots.com - 


Processing payments for organizations that are involved in questionable activity exposes companies like PayPal to serious legal problems, not to mention chargebacks.


Who owns mugshots.com? Michael Robertson owns mugshots.com - Criminal infringes name and likeness copyright for purposes of commercial advantage and private financial gain, 18 USC 2319 & 17 USC 506.


BOISE The Ada County sheriff says its own website is being used to extort money from people who have been arrested. Since 2003, the Ada County Sheriffs Office has been posting daily mugshots of those arrested on their website.  But, Sheriff Gary Raney says recently third party websites have been "scraping" the mugshot and names of those on their website and then placing the information on their own website. Scraping websites, like Boisemugshots.com, has thousands of mugshots of those arrested since early 2011.  The photos on Ada Countys website are deleted after five days. Boisemugshots.com provides a link to another site that removes the information from the Internet for $99. It's really a form of extortion, said Raney. This is something that really goes against the fundamentals of what I sense we should be putting that mugshot out there for. Raney says he is now considering taking down the website to protect those who have been arrested. There's really an injustice that happens to people, said Raney. Raney is also looking into increasing the security on the site to prevent other sites from taking information.


Who owns mugshots.com? Michael Robertson owns mugshots.com - 18 USC 641 Public money, property or records 
Whoever embezzles, steals, purloins, or knowingly converts to his use or the use of another, or without authority, sells, conveys or disposes of any record, voucher, money, or thing of value of the United States or of any department or agency thereof, or any property made or being made under contract for the United States or any department or agency thereof; 


Who owns mugshots.com? Michael Robertson owns mugshots.com - (1) In general.Any person who willfully infringes a copyright shall be punished as provided under section 2319 of title 18, if the infringement was committed


Who owns mugshots.com? Michael Robertson owns mugshots.com - 18 USC 873 - Blackmail


Whoever, under a threat of informing, or as a consideration for not informing, against any violation of any law of the United States, demands or receives any money or other valuable thing, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.


Who owns mugshots.com? Michael Robertson owns mugshots.com - 18 USC 880 - Receiving the proceeds of extortion


A person who receives, possesses, conceals, or disposes of any money or other property which was obtained from the commission of any offense under this chapter that is punishable by imprisonment for more than 1 year, knowing the same to have been unlawfully obtained, shall be imprisoned not more than 3 years, fined under this title, or both.\


http://www.linkedin.com/in/michaeljrobertson


Michael Robertson Linkedin profile: 


Michael Robertson Founder & CEO, Mugshots.com
Miami, Florida (Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area) Information Technology and Services
Current job: Founder & CEO at Mugshots.com / Mugshots.com CEO
July 2011 Present (1 year 4 months)


"Within 18 months we were able to put together a team, buy a domain without a website, and turn it into a world's top 1,000 website destination.


To make contact visit Mugshots.com and contact via the website. For all Unpublishing inquiries contact UnpublishArrest.com or call 800-276-2540."


Michael Robertson's Skills & Expertise


TECHNICAL SKILLS:
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MICROSOFT SQL SERVER
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Wonderful Information

AUTHOR: Extorted21 - (United States of America)

I just filed a report with the ic3 in regards to this. I listed all the information you posted. any other tips would be appreciated. Thank you. 
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#4 Consumer Comment

Human Traffic

AUTHOR: Phoenix - (United States of America)

Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx


18 USC 1030 - Fraud and related
activity in connection with computers

The US Law Enforcement Analysis Portal
(Network) is designed by Forensic, Inc. LEAP users sign a contractual
agreement with their agency, state and Forensic, Inc that each
incident of misuse of the system the user must pay $50,000.00, the
agency and state must each pay $100,000.00 to Forensic, Inc. Use of
LEAP's is for official purposes only and each search must detail that
official function.
http://h21007.www2.hp.com/portal/site/dspp/menuitem.5179cc2b5bf6406ac6713f8da973a801/?productId=21426
http://www.nctcog.org/cs/leap/docs/LEAP_MOU_template.pdf
http://www.cops.usdoj.gov/pdf/e09042536.pdf
http://epic.org/privacy/fusion/leap.pdf


Government personnel steal government
property means of identification - mugshots (18 USC 1028A -
Aggravated identity theft) from LEAP's to place on a public network
(internet) which is owned by the Department of Commerce who
contracted ICANN to coordinate the internet DNS, IP addresses and
autonomous system numbers. Case in point government personnel use
private domains .com, .org, etc. The Department of Commerce who owns
all domain names only recognizes .gov as a government domain and only
government entities may register a . gov domain.
http://icannwiki.com/index.php/DOC
http://icannwiki.com/index.php/ICANN
https://www.dotgov.gov/portal/web/dotgov/policy


National Information Infrastructure
Protection Act
Transmits (internet) advantages to
foreign nations (world wide web).


Allowing, conversion of public records
would be from cradle to grave government imposed involuntary
servitude. Birth records, marriage records, divorce records and death
records are all public records. Public records means nothing more
than the government makes them available to the public and it
does not empower usage, see 18 USC 641 converts
(conversion). Private use of public records is conversion of public
records. Governmental issuance of public record voids it from public
records.


18 USC 641 Public money,
property or records

Government personnel steal government
property, knowingly converts government property to their use and the
use of others (blackmailers and extortionists). Allows the sale of
government property without authority (unpublish fee/reputation
repair fee) and retains government property knowing they have been
stolen.


Criminal Resource Manual 1663
Protection Of Public Records and Documents. The taking of a public
record or document is prohibited by 18 U.S.C. 641.
DOJ. Retrieved from
http://www.justice.gov/usao/eousa/foia_reading_room/usam/title9/crm01663.htm


18 USC 1028A - Aggravated identity
theft
Whoever, knowingly transfers (steals),
possesses, or uses (website), without lawful authority, a means of
identification (mugshots) of another person shall, in addition to the
punishment provided for such felony, be sentenced to a term of
imprisonment of 2 years.


Government personnel intentionally
place stolen means of identification - mugshots on to private
website to be restolen and used in domestic and international
criminal activity by individuals and organized crime (18 USC
1962).


18 USC 2261A Stalking
Webmasters stalk, harasses, intimidates
and causes substantial emotional distress.


18 USC 2319 Criminal
infringement of a copyright & 17 USC 506 Criminal offenses
For the purpose of commercial advantage
(website) and private financial gain (money).


Governmental Prima Facie Evidence of
name and likeness copyright:
State Certified Birth Certificate,
State Drivers License, US Passport and other government documents
and records created to identify and validate name and likeness.


Government personnel criminal infringe
name and likeness copyrights and supply the means for others to
criminal infringe copyrights.


18 USC 1584 - Sale into involuntary
servitude
Government personnel globally (world
wide web) human traffic Americans who are held hostage by electronic
means to be used for involuntary servitude. The individual's daily
private life is what promotes and makes money for websites that hold
them against their will.


Internet Spyware (I-SPY) Prevention Act
of 2007
Intentionally obtains (screen
scraping), or transmits (internet) to another person information with
the intent to defraud (unpublish/repair reputation).


18 USC 875 - Interstate
communications
Transmits (internet) communication
interstate (world wide web) with the intent to injure reputation
to extort (unpublish/repair reputation).


18 USC 873 Blackmail
As consideration for not informing
demands money (unpublish/repair reputation).
Even if truthful it violates 18 USC
875, see David Letterman case. David Letterman reports blackmail and
extortion to the FBI elapsed time to arrests 24 hours. Average
citizen reports blackmail and extortion, extortionist give interviews
with journalists and time elapsed years and still going.


18 USC 1962 - Prohibited activities
Interstate (world wide web) collection
of an unlawful debt (unpublish/repair reputation).


18 USC 880 - Receiving the proceeds
of extortion
A person(s) who receives, possesses,
conceals, or disposes of any blackmail (unpublish/repair reputation)
money.


18 USC 2 - Principals
(a) Whoever commits an offense
against the United States or aids, abets, counsels, commands, induces
or procures its commission, is punishable as a principal.


Government Agencies post stolen
government property means of identification - mugshots (18 USC
1028A - Aggravated identity theft) knowing that it will be
repeatedly stolen and used in domestic and international criminal
activity by individuals and organized crime (18 USC 1962).


18 USC 4 - Misprision of felony
Whoever, having knowledge of the actual
commission of a felony cognizable by a court of the United States,
conceals and does not as soon as possible make known the same to some
judge or other person in civil or military authority under the United
States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than
three years, or both.


Bizarre Logic and Reasoning
If kidnappers called the ransom amount
the returning person fee would it bedazzle the system again? Further,
if the kidnappers rationalized their acts with the same logic would
the system be mystified by them? Reasoning, they had to go through
the hassle of kidnapping someone hence they are entitled to the
returning person fee (Ransom Money).


If blackmailers (public records
websites) called the extortion amount the unpublish/reputation repair
fee would it bedazzle the system? Further, if the blackmailers
rationalized their acts with the same logic would the system by
mystified be them? Reasoning, they had to go through the hassle of
stealing government property, identity theft, stalking people,
holding people to involuntary servitude, injuring their reputation,
blackmailing them hence they are entitled to an unpublish/reputation
repair fee (Extortion Money).


Reaction time is a factor in this, so please pay attention.
Blade Runner
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#5 General Comment

MugShots Is Nothing But Legal Extortion..

AUTHOR: HGIT - (United States of America)

I don't have any mugshot pictures however I can tell that mugshots aren't the only ones doing this. It is nothing but legal extortion. They take embarrassing photos of people and highlight them on google and then charge them to take them down. There are other companies just like mugshots that have started doing the same thing. So that when you come across one of the pictures and pay to remove it, the picture appears again. I honestly believe that mugshots owns these other companies as well.



Also, many cities and states and municipalities are doing this now too. They put traffic warrants under your name prominently online where the world can see it. These rankings are even higher than facebook and twitter. Various companies in the US go through court records to find embarrassing details about divorces, and other personal matters and puts them online too. Anything salacious they can find. If you complain they now say "Well its all public information".



Anything that will make them a quick buck or will draw attention to their site is fair game.



What mugshots is doing is reprehensible and extortion but trust me mugshots is just the tip of the iceberg.

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