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Complaint Review: Citizens Information Associates, LLC ("CIA, LLC")

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  • Submitted: Fri, February 17, 2012
  • Updated: Thu, May 22, 2014

  • Reported By: me — Miami Florida United States of America
Citizens Information Associates, LLC ("CIA, LLC")
Internet United States of America

Citizens Information Associates, LLC ,"CIA, LLC". Mugshots Online.com, Busted! Mugshots.com RIP-OFF Companies Internet, Internet

*General Comment: Owner of Bustedmugshots.com Convicted Felony Drug Dealer, Drug User, and Gang Member - Kyle Prall

*General Comment: THREATS AND INTIMIDATION

*Consumer Comment: INTERPOL

*Consumer Comment: CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST CIA, KYLE PRALL, BUSTEDMUGSHOTS.COM

*Consumer Comment: Sahar Sarid owns - mugshots.com

*General Comment: report these sites to www.ic3.gov

*Consumer Comment: Welcome to the information age

*Consumer Comment: Sahar Sarid mugshots.com

*Consumer Comment: They are most certainly breaking the law

*Consumer Comment: Your problem is

*General Comment: Citizens Information Assoc. LLC

*General Comment: Assumption of Innocence and Due Process

*Consumer Comment: more info

*Consumer Comment: We don't break the law but you do

*Consumer Comment: Some people never learn

*Consumer Comment: PUBLIC RECORDS

*Consumer Comment: What a scam!

*Consumer Comment: A Violation.Period

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: I consider myself a victim

*Consumer Comment: A little accuracy (no supreme court ruling)

*Consumer Comment: Supreme Court rules in favor of privacy

*Consumer Comment: If the truth makes you feel ashamed..

*Consumer Comment: Save it for the press nancy!

*Consumer Comment: Arrest records by definition are a matter of public concern

*Consumer Comment: Not True

*Consumer Comment: Truth prevails

*Author of original report: Appalled

*Consumer Comment: True and factual.

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Citizens Information Associates, CIA, LLC, Busted! Mugshots are all for profit companies that are allowing the use of their website not to alert the community of criminals, but mostly people engaging in destroying the livelihood, family and surroundings of citizens who may have been extremely provoked, led-into, where badges and uniforms may have been used to use emotional force leading to arrest and booking, of course to only be let out a few hours later.

Yet all too often, the individuals playing with these websites are real players of the criminal world, who have yet to be caught. 

It is ridiculous to have someone alert you and tell you that someone is at it again, trying to destroy your name, your work, your family and your surrounding, while we all know for a fact that the persons engaging in this are all uncaught scammers, and criminals.  Their homes are everything except healthy, their livelihoods are not community examples etc...

and then we have the websites allowing this and making good fortune off of these fools.  Companies that are violating civil rights, allowing defamation of character and causing all kinds of financial and personal grief.  Citizens Information Associates, CIA, LLC, Busted! Mugshots you need to stop!!!

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 02/17/2012 10:31 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Citizens-Information-Associates-LLC-CIA-LLC/internet/Citizens-Information-Associates-LLC-CIA-LLC-Mugshots-Onlinecom-Busted-Mugshotsco-840822. 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 General Comment

Owner of Bustedmugshots.com Convicted Felony Drug Dealer, Drug User, and Gang Member - Kyle Prall

AUTHOR: Stop Extortion - ()

Kyle Prall, the owner of bustedmugshots.com, is a convicted felony drug dealer, drug user, and gang member of the Latin Kings gang.  Google Kyle Prall and see all his arrest photos.

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#2 General Comment

THREATS AND INTIMIDATION

AUTHOR: Stop Extortion - ()

B*******.  It is not a frivilous lawsuit.  See the class action suits filed against these companies.  It also list all of the owners and their legal addresses.  File all the suits you want.  

http://www.counselor.pro/images/Lashaway_-v-_Mugshots__Amended_complaint_AS_FILED.pdf

 

 

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#3 Consumer Comment

INTERPOL

AUTHOR: Blogging - ()

INTERPOL
http://www.interpol.int/Forms/Contact_INTERPOL

 

US Code

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

(2) intentionally accesses a computer without authorization or exceeds authorized access, and thereby obtains

(C) information from any protected computer;

 

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 § 641 - Public money, property or records

1. Whoever steals or purloins public records.

2. Whoever knowingly converts public records to their use.

3. Without authority sells public records.

3. Without authority conveys public records.

 

 

18 USC 2319 - Criminal infringement of a copyright

17 USC 506 - Criminal offenses

(a) Criminal Infringement.

(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

(A) for purposes of commercial advantage or private financial gain;

 

Governmental Prima Facie Evidence of name and likeness copyright:

State Certified Birth Certificate, State Drivers License, Passport and other government documents and records created to identify and validate name and likeness.

 

 

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.

 

 

Internet Spyware (I-SPY) Prevention Act of 2007

Intentionally obtains (steals/screen scraps), 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 2261A - Stalking

(2) with the intent

(A) to kill, injure, harass, or place under surveillance with intent to kill, injure, harass, or intimidate, or cause substantial emotional distress to a person in another State or tribal jurisdiction or within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States; or

(i) that person;

(ii) a member of the immediate family (as defined in section 115 1 of that person; or

(iii) a spouse or intimate partner of that person;

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

Bizarre Logic and Reasoning

If kidnappers called the ransom amount the returning person fee would it bedazzle the system again? 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 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 and collecting an unlawful debt hence they are entitled to the fee (extortion).

 

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#4 Consumer Comment

CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST CIA, KYLE PRALL, BUSTEDMUGSHOTS.COM

AUTHOR: Notgoingtoacceptthisbs - (United States of America)

http://counselor.pro/articles/class-action-against-mugshot-websites

Sign up for the class action lawsuit.  Kyle Prall is in deep s**t now!!!!
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#5 Consumer Comment

Sahar Sarid owns - mugshots.com

AUTHOR: LWilliams - (United States of America)

Sahar Sarid converts public records to his use (18 USC 641), criminally infringes name and likeness copyrights (18 USC 2319 and 17 USC 506), stalks (18 USC 2261A), blackmails (18 USC 873) and extorts (18 USC 880) money from people.

Sahar Sarid - 3213 Dover Rd, Pompano Beach, FL 33062 - (954) 782-9292

Sahar Sarid owns - mugshots.com

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#6 General Comment

report these sites to www.ic3.gov

AUTHOR: bigwav8r - (United States of America)

I am also a victim of these mugshot websites. The problem I find is that if you are innocent why do they post the mugshots and if guilty, the person will be sentenced to fit the crime. I have no problem with the mugshots from the PD but why all the other mugshots when my name is searched? and then why should I pay  if I was sentenced  with payment, jail time and classes, which runs in the thousands of dollars? I was told to report these sites to www.ic3.gov, the FBI internet complaint center
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#7 Consumer Comment

Welcome to the information age

AUTHOR: Lisa Garnette - (USA)

The operation mugshot sites are likely protected by the First Amendment, since the information contained on the site is public records. Mugshot sites will often charge to unpublish material from their site, and they have the right to do so. While this practice upsets those affected, it is again legal since the sites can make decisions as to which mugshots to include, and which to unpublish. Unpublishing is a major issue in the  publishing world and it doesn't start or end with one site or another (Google "Unpublish" or "Unpublishing"). This is simply the cost of living in the Information Age, when public information is readily available.
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#8 Consumer Comment

Sahar Sarid mugshots.com

AUTHOR: JCitizen - (United States of America)

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

(((ROR redacted)))

CLICK here to see why Rip-off Report, as a matter of policy, deleted either a phone number, link or e-mail address from this Report.
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#9 Consumer Comment

They are most certainly breaking the law

AUTHOR: MDAtty - (United States of America)

Check out mugshotracket.blogspot.com for more details on what you can do to fight back.
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#10 Consumer Comment

Your problem is

AUTHOR: And - (USA)

That they aren't breaking any law. You and whoever attorney you may have may face sanctions for bringing a frivolous lawsuit, specifically rule 11 sanctions http://www.lectlaw.com/def2/s110.htm
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#11 General Comment

Citizens Information Assoc. LLC

AUTHOR: Jane Doe - (United States of America)

I have had enough of being scammed, ripped off, lied to, ignored, etc. by these scam artists and extortionists.  I have read hundreds and hundreds of posts, all saying the same thing about these scumbags.  Yet, I have seen nothing being done.  THEREFORE......

I will be filing a complaint and Motion for Temporary and Permanent Injunction against all these companies, formed to extort, defame and torture innocent until proven guilty people.  In doing so, I will find out who is making the money, who sells the information to the websites, who makes money on each hit, etc.

I am no fool.  I will outfox the fox.  I have no good language for how I feel here, except I will not stand for being defrauded, judged, having things not corrected, etc.  I too have been hurt in every way by these MF's and I HAVE HAD IT.

Anyone who is interested - DO SOMETHING!!!!   Hopefully this can turn into a class action lawsuit and all class action plaintiffs can recover their damages both past and future.  Also we will shut them down and Google connections too, since they are enablers.

Feel free to write to me if you want to be included.  The suit will be filed soon.  Details to follow.

Karma will pay a visit in a most legal way!

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#12 General Comment

Assumption of Innocence and Due Process

AUTHOR: blockbuster2004 - (United States of America)

Just because someone was arrested doesn't mean they are guilty. The justice system is based on assumption of innocence and everyone gets due process.
This site posts a picture from an event of a person who may or may not be guilty. They are being punished by having these pictures on the site and be able to found via google. The site knows that. That is why they offer to take it down for a fee. They talk a big game of transparency and how they help solve crimes but they hide who they are and I can't see how posting a picture without someone looking for it would help the police. 

This site is all about making money. They don't care about public safety. It makes me sick that someone thinks it is ok to make money by extorting or blackmailing people. 
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#13 Consumer Comment

more info

AUTHOR: lex talionis - (United States of America)

Mugshots.com is an LLC registered in the state of Deleware and has a registered agent to recieve service of process:
https://delecorp.delaware.gov/tin/controller
This is not exortion in a court of law but they are still liable under state civil laws like "use of personal likeness for commercial gain" or "economic damage  by use of personal likeness. The IRS would probably be interested also. They make thier money by "skiming" new information available under freedom of information laws and generating webtraffic to get money from google for advertising on thier site. They may also be persued for unautherized practice of law since the "venders" offer expungment service for like $3000. The relationship between venders and lawyer may be unautherized "feeder agreements" under bar ethics rules so you might even be able to go after the lawyers who do business with these people trying ever so hard to hide the money trail and identity of the man behind the curtain,
NOTE: The "approved venders" from the website can be sued as well (and should be)but also operate in anonymity be not disclosing any company information other than the name of the website. The transactions through paypal are somewhat anonynous at first but you should be able to subpoena the bank and routing information.
There is an attorney in SW Florida who claims represents the owner of the website in some capacity...hi Marc ; )~  : Marc Gary Epstein. Here is his profile from the florida bar website:
http://www.floridabar.org/names.nsf/0/C6C4B9EE28A58C6285256A830073C611?OpenDocument
The domain name is registered to a fake address with a dedicated number that is answered by a woman that claims to sell insurance. Follow up calls will show this is just a ruse.
Prior to reorganizing as Mugshots.com, LLC in Deleware, The website Mugshots.com appears to have been owned owned and operated by Moniker Privacy Services LLC, located 20 SW 27th Avenue, Ste 201, Pompano Beach, Florida 33069.  Phone number 954-984-8444.    Email:  mugshots.com@monikerprivacy.net (This is according to other internet reports)
The manager of Moniker was listed as:  Domain Systems, Inc., which now appears to be desolved or inactive and they may also do business as SolutionsHome.com, Inc, and HitDomain.com, Inc. (Yes, moniker was sued for displaying underage porn...here are the court documents:
http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/riptide/2011/04/bieyanka_moore_moniker_privacy_services.php
Hope this helps, go get em. And seriously, the operators of the site probably posted this question themselves. And FYI, they create bogus accounts to post misleading information on the internet. They found a clever way of making money but completely disregard hurting people and try to hide themselves from liability.Public information ceases to be protected when they harm other and use that information for comercial gain.
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#14 Consumer Comment

We don't break the law but you do

AUTHOR: Let it be known - (United States of America)

Citizens Information Associates, LLC and other arrest publishers don't break the law posting public arrest records. The people who do break the law are those who post false and misleading statements here.
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#15 Consumer Comment

Some people never learn

AUTHOR: Let it be known - (United States of America)

Arrest records are public records like this one for example http://justice1.dentoncounty.com/PublicAccess/JailingDetail.aspx?JailingID=156942

Booking #: 381655 Roanoke Police Department
Facility: Booked: 08/10/2006
Released: 08/11/2006
Name DONNELLY, TIMOTHY RYAN
Desc White  Male  5' 7"   160 lbs   
Alias Hair Black
SO # 143156 Eyes Brown
Address 100 MORNING DOVE
Argyle, TX 76226

CR-2006-08810-A ASSLT CAUSES BODILY INJURY FAMILY VIOLENCE DENTON CO 08/10/2006
5,000.00
Surety Bond
Released to Other Agency

2005011275 DRIVING UNDER INFLUENCE/MINOR-CPF DENTON PD
425.00 Released to Other Agency

2005021005 CONSUME ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE-CPF DENTON CO
365.00 Released to Other Agency

37791V01 VIOLATE PROMISE TO APPEAR (UNIFORM ACT) HIGHLAND VILLAGE PD 08/10/2006
566.00
Surety Bond
283.00 Released to Other Agency

3779101 NO VALID INSPECTION CERTIFICATE HIGHLAND VILLAGE PD 08/10/2006
420.00
Surety Bond
210.00 Released to Other Agency
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#16 Consumer Comment

PUBLIC RECORDS

AUTHOR: Truewrong - (United States of America)

That's all it is

PUBLIC RECORDS

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#17 Consumer Comment

What a scam!

AUTHOR: Stop Star Nine Ventures - (USA)

This needs to be stopped and soon it will be. Sorry that STAR NINE VENTURES is ripping you off and causing you so much grief. Please DO google the appeals (not supreme) court ruling and you will find language like this: The agencys position is  always that mug shots are exempt from disclosure as  a result of an FOIA exception for records compiled for law  enforcement officials purposes. The exception relates  to information whose release could reasonably be anticipated to constitute an unwarranted invasion of private privacy.

Somehow this court didn't have to rewrite the 1st amendment or change the way the US government works as truewrong has suggested would be the only way to stop this exploitation.

Mugshot Propaganda:

1. Free Speech Protection: Are you telling me a jury couldn't be convinced that this is defamation? Your first amendment claims will be laughed out of court.

2. Public Information: Well as mugshot publisher say they are not posting anything that isn't already available, therefore, the value of commericial mugshot publishing is negligible in terms of keeping people informed. 

3. Now FOIA: these laws were created to provide transparency on how the government operates... maybe they need a little updating...

Seems like somebody has been busy creating this helpful blog: MUGSHOT SHAKEDOWN 

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#18 Consumer Comment

A Violation.Period

AUTHOR: mccollu3 - (United States of America)

Well I am in disagreeance with the use of my mugshots being on bustedmugshots.com

Actually, yes, my charge was aggravated stalking, but it was dropped. I am currently an exchange student abroad with no access to my records stating THAT my records were expunged as I plead "first offenders" to lesser charges. My case was one of utter stupidity regarding an ex-boyfriend. We were both arrested and the condition of our bonds was that we stay away from the other. Well long story short--we didn't; in GA if you violate this particular bond agreement you are automatically charged with Aggravated Stalking. I do not ever have to tell any job that I apply to that this happened because my records were expunged. Maybe I could be in agreeance with bustedmugshots.com if they didn't charge to have a person's information taken down. Or even if my photos were put up almost instantly. This is not the case. The company saw a means to make a profit and that is that. You are mistaken if you actually believe that I would believe that this company is doing a service to our communities. This is a disservice and I do feel that my rights are being violated and that I am being extorted. I have worked VERY hard to put this all behind me just so that 6+ years later it can all be thrown back in my face. My ex is also on this site, and he is currently serving his country(The U.S.)overseas--The United States Army. 

I will take my chances and continue to email busted mugshots.com in the hopes that they will honor their word and take down my information that is currently on their site. I received two(2) confirmation emails(with numbers)stating that they would, only to receive a third and so far final email, that they have denied my claim to have my information taken down. I honestly just think this is entirely immoral, I mean where do we draw the line for privacy rights?

Yes, I understand that someone could go down to the Gwinnett Co. "court of records" and pull the information of my arrest report. Firstly, they'd have to know where to look and that these events even took place. So let THEM go through that effort. BustedMugshots.com is giving information that is not the entire story, and we live in a world based off of (first)impressions and assumptions ie judge now and often choose not to even ask questions later. I don't need to explain how this can be a horrible thing. Instead let me give you an example: the current campaign, state of the economy, etc. We are often enablers for those who wish not to further educate themselves and we take advantage of individuals who do not have the wherewithal to make a change or give "voice" to the injustices made against them.  

The fact that I was given the opportunity to plead first offenders says that what happened is none of anyone else's business if I so choose for it not to be their business. 

I'm a Black woman living and actively contributing(through work taxes and receiving an education) to a nation...TRYING to make a way for herself in a nation where she is a "double minority"...sites like these do not make it ANY easier. 

Sincerely,

A Concerned-Educated and Violated U.S. Citizen 
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I consider myself a victim

AUTHOR: mccollu3 - (United States of America)

Well I am in disagreeance with the use of my mugshots being on bustedmugshots.com

Actually, yes, my charge was aggravated stalking, but it was dropped. I am currently an exchange student abroad with no access to my records stating THAT my records were expunged as I plead "first offenders" to lesser charges. My case was one of utter stupidity regarding an ex-boyfriend. We were both arrested and the condition of our bonds was that we stay away from the other. Well long story short--we didn't; in GA if you violate this particular bond agreement you are automatically charged with Aggravated Stalking. I do not ever have to tell any job that I apply to that this happened because my records were expunged. Maybe I could be in agreeance with bustedmugshots.com if they didn't charge to have a person's information taken down. Or even if my photos were put up almost instantly. This is not the case. The company saw a means to make a profit and that is that. You are mistaken if you actually believe that I would believe that this company is doing a service to our communities. This is a disservice and I do feel that my rights are being violated and that I am being extorted. I have worked VERY hard to put this all behind me just so that 6+ years later it can all be thrown back in my face. My ex is also on this site, and he is currently serving his country(The U.S.)overseas--The United States Army. 

I will take my chances and continue to email busted mugshots.com in the hopes that they will honor their word and take down my information that is currently on their site. I received two(2) confirmation emails(with numbers)stating that they would, only to receive a third and so far final email, that they have denied my claim to have my information taken down. I honestly just think this is entirely immoral, I mean where do we draw the line for privacy rights?

Yes, I understand that someone could go down to the Gwinnett Co. "court of records" and pull the information of my arrest report. Firstly, they'd have to know where to look and that these events even took place. So let THEM go through that effort. BustedMugshots.com is giving information that is not the entire story, and we live in a world based off of (first)impressions and assumptions ie judge now and often choose not to even ask questions later. I don't need to explain how this can be a horrible thing. Instead let me give you an example: the current campaign, state of the economy, etc. We are often enablers for those who wish not to further educate themselves and we take advantage of individuals who do not have the wherewithal to make a change or give "voice" to the injustices made against them.  

The fact that I was given the opportunity to plead first offenders says that what happened is none of anyone else's business if I so choose for it not to be their business. 

I'm a Black woman living and actively contributing(through work taxes and receiving an education) to a nation...TRYING to make a way for herself in a nation where she is a "double minority"...sites like these do not make it ANY easier. 

Sincerely,

A Concerned-Educated and Violated U.S. Citizen 
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#20 Consumer Comment

A little accuracy (no supreme court ruling)

AUTHOR: Truewrong - (United States of America)

Recent court ruling was in the tenth circuit U.S. Court of Appeals and is a split between the circuits, specific to U.S Marshals (federal) unreleased mugshots, and has nothing to do with mugshots where the authorities have indeed released mugshots. A quick Google search will reveal the accuracy of this information.
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#21 Consumer Comment

Supreme Court rules in favor of privacy

AUTHOR: Stop Star Nine Ventures - (USA)

Victims? So you are implying that there is wrongdoing.

Misinformation? You mean the contact information that is missing from slandering mugshot websites?

Because you display so much ignorance I assumed you were a sleazy mugshot publisher- sorry. Thank you for your interest in this topic but you have a lot to learn about ethics if you really are a law student.

Another U.S. Appeals Court Rules Against FOIA Mugshot Disclosure
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#22 Consumer Comment

If the truth makes you feel ashamed..

AUTHOR: Truewrong - (United States of America)

Who's fault is that if the truth makes a person feels ashamed? Something happened, you can feel ashamed or empowered, you have a choice. You wonder what my motive is, I'm a law student and an advocate of FOIA. I hate to see this misinformation about mugshots going on by some criminals who feel their history should somehow stay private. Victims naturally feel different.
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#23 Consumer Comment

Save it for the press nancy!

AUTHOR: Stop Star Nine Ventures - (USA)

Stalking? Don't compliment yourself. Harassment? For someone who is actively shaming and extorting the public you sure are sensitive. Revealing scams is what ripoffreport.com is for, if you don't want your feelings hurt then stop charging people to take down their mugshots. I can express my views here- 1st amendment...remember? 

The public is concerned that information laws are being exploited. Mugshot websites were created on the premise of shaming individuals not informing them and I have plenty of proof.

"Arrest record is defined as information that a person has been questioned, apprehended, taken into custody or detention, held for investigation, arrested, charged with, indicted or tried for any felony, misdemeanor or other offense by any law enforcement or military authority"

Where in this does it explicity say mugshots are of public concern? Why waste your time trying to shoot down ripoff reports?

Why don't we arrange an interview and a formal introduction?
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#24 Consumer Comment

Arrest records by definition are a matter of public concern

AUTHOR: Truewrong - (United States of America)

That's why they are released in the first place, because of their public concern. I wouldn't be surprised if you were arrested for stalking or some other harassment violation. The public has the right to know. What is your name?
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#25 Consumer Comment

Not True

AUTHOR: Stop Star Nine Ventures - (USA)

"Related to defamation is public disclosure of private facts, which arises where one person reveals information that is not of public concern, and the release of which would offend a reasonable person. "Unlike [with] libel, truth is not a defense for invasion of privacy."

What is your reason for defending mugsites truewrong? If you would like to let what you call the truth be known we could arrange an interview with a reporter for you. Sound good? Or are you scared?

Speaking of the truth, Star Nine Ventures owns citizens information associates- Star Nine has yet to provide any answers for the press release below. Please sign the petition to stop these liars and idiots.

Austin

Firm Star Nine Ventures Inc. Acquires Mugly Media Inc.  

For Immediate Release

Austin, TX February 2nd,
2011 Star Nine Ventures, an Austin based company, has acquired Mugly Media Inc., of Austin, Texas and its rapidly growing newspaper publication, Busted!.

This is an exciting acquisition, we envision immense growth for this concept across both online and offline channels, said Jeremy Brooks, Executive Vice President of Star Nine Ventures and Managing Partner of Citizens Information Assoc., a subsidiary of Star Nine Ventures. This business model compliments
our focus of building our portfolio with unique data driven concepts that consumers are always going to have an interest in both online and offline.

Through a lot of hard work and focus we have been fortunate to sustain substantial revenue growth across our own portfolio, allowing our company to ramp online and offline ventures, this acquisition being one of several planned for 2011 said Ryan Russell, CEO of Star Nine Ventures.

We have our sights set on building the largest online portfolio of public information and novel data driven concepts.

Co-Founder and CEO of Mugly Media, Kyle Prall, stated, Star Nine Ventures, through Citizens Information Assoc., will bring the Mugly Media vision of a fully integrated online and print version of the Busted! Mug shot concept to the national stage.  Mugly Media was created to provide the public with raw crime news and information, and with the new Star Nine Ventures partnership, every major US city will soon have a Busted! newspaper and website to enable citizens to keep informed on local crime.    

About Star Nine Ventures: Star Nine Ventures is an Austin-based, marketing-driven venture creation company targeting a wide range of national business-to-consumer online marketplaces, including debt consolidation, real estate, home security, financial literacy and online learning. Star Nine's core
mission is to build businesses that provide exemplary consumer experiences and unparalleled customer service. With a world-class team of marketing and development professionals, Star Nine Ventures
has a proven record of success in highly competitive verticals, and the ability to take ideas from concept to market quickly and cost-effectively, with products and services that consistently rank among the best of breed.

Visit www.StarNine.com to learn more.

Or for more information contact:
Amanda Hunt 
Email: ahunt@starnine.com
Star Nine Ventures  - 1604 Nueces, Austin, Texas 78701
Office: 512-538-2215 ext.
7004  Fax: 512-212-4590


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#26 Consumer Comment

Truth prevails

AUTHOR: Truewrong - (United States of America)

Truth is an absolute defense to defamation. If what you say is true it then cannot be defamatory. The person was arrested and a booking photograph was taken. Anything else is an assumption.
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Appalled

AUTHOR: me - (United States of America)

It is appalling that in this day and age, people can sit in front of their computers searching and seeking information and making these media warehouses reach high profit.  These companies allow outright defamation, they are used as tools by the wrong hands, and they should be seriously regulated. 

Getting arrested is no joke, and remember that to every story there are 2 sides.  Citizens Information Associates (CIA, LLC), Busted, Mugshots.com and every other website set up to deliberately have the public engage in this type of defamation, should be seriously regulated.  Funny how these companies turn around and ask for all amounts of money so they can remove your own name from their website.  What a shame...

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#28 Consumer Comment

True and factual.

AUTHOR: Truewrong - (United States of America)

These sites publish true and factual arrest information, information published at time of arret, pre-trial or conviction. They aren't the originators of the data, the police usually is. The same type of reporting is done by many other established media outlets. 
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