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Complaint Review: MUG SHOTS .COM

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  • Submitted: Thu, May 10, 2012
  • Updated: Sun, November 18, 2012

  • Reported By: ANONYMOUS68 — APPLETON Wisconsin United States of America
MUG SHOTS .COM
Internet United States of America

MUG SHOTS .COM HOW DID THIS COMPANY GET MY PHOTO FOR BEING 2500 MILES AWAY Internet, Internet

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: justmugshots.com

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: JUST MUGSHOTS.COM

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

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

*Consumer Comment: Sahar Sarid - mugshots.com - 4400 NE. 26th Avenue, Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

*Consumer Comment: Sahar Sarid owns - mugshots.com

*Consumer Comment: as far as I know

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As of a month ago i statred a new job at company and when we have time in between calls we can us the internet. this guy i didnt know at all started googling my name and he said out loud in the middle of the office saying i was on mugshots.com . when he did this i was very upset, very pissed off and not very happy. a couple a weeks ago i called mugshots.com someone answered there 2 times on the phone but did not speak and didnt say anything at. then i called 3rd time and it was another number they have  and the answering machine went off automatically. so this internet company is a scam, i only had a small handful misdemeanor on my RECORD FROM 9-12 YEARS AGO NOTHING MAJOR. BUT THIS JUST POSTED THE PHOTOS IN NOV 2011. HOW ODD IS THAT.i did call the jail where i live and talked to the manager of the jail and he stated " I DONT KNOW HOW THIS COMPANY GOTTEN YOUR PHOTOS", I DID ASLO CALLED THE CONSUMER PROTECTION AS WELL.

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#1 REBUTTAL Owner of company

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AUTHOR: Scott J. Galbraith - ()

I am livid at the cavalier way mugshots.com is exposing me to.  I am seriouslsy thinking of a law suit or mass law suit.  I was NEVER convicted of a crime yet the posting is there to ruin my reputation and ability to get work. I was arrested but the charges were dropped.  I was innocent.  Yet I have to endure vultures like mugshots.com who want me to pay them to remove my picture.  The damage is done. Please contact me and lets see if we can right the justice that needs to be.  Thank you my friends.

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#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company

JUST MUGSHOTS.COM

AUTHOR: Scott J. Galbraith - ()

 To whom it may concern, I am deeply troubled by the actions of Justmugshots.com.  I was never convicted of a crime.  The incident involved medication, and the charges were DROPPED.  Yet Mugshots is allowed to post my picture without my consent.  They have ruined my attempts to get a decent job, anyone can access this site. And Mugshots wants me to pay to pay them to have the picture removed.  This is a crooked game they are playing and I demand my rights to have my picure removed from the mugshots site.  I am serious about suing someone for this.  No one has the right to tarnish my name any more than this website has.

Please help me find a way to get my picture and name off.  I feel like I am being held hostage.  If there is still honor the rld, then we can erase this grotesque website and it's warped idea of justice.  I am a proud American Veteran, US Navy, and I don't deserve this sort of slander.

Please help me if you can. My phone number is (((ROR redacted)))

Thanks and God speed you on your way.

If anyone is interested in a mass law suit, please contact me. We can fight this intimidation.  It has ruined me for now.  TThis real life......

Sincerely,

Scott Galbraith

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#3 Consumer Comment

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

AUTHOR: Roger - (United States of America)

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

Attorneys on Avvo have made the comments below. Would they have made these comments if it was them or their children on Mugshots.com? I don't think so!

"The mugshot is public information. Anyone could have looked it up as soon as the government publicized it. It could have been printed in the paper or broadcast on tv. A radio announcer could have described it."

"Mugshots are public records of the actions of the government. It is lawful everywhere in the U.S., so far as I know, to publish documents and photographs that are public records of the actions of the government. People are apoplectic about the existence of these mugshot sites but they are an unfortunately humiliating byproduct of open government and the First Amendment. "

"When the police book you and take your photo after your arrest, that photo is a governmental document. We live in a democratic country where most governmental documents are not secret and anyone can obtain a copy. "

"Unfortunately, it is public record. There are services where you can pay for removal for a fee. There is not much you can do because it is public record and you were arrested."

"Sorry, but the pictures are public record and they can be posted online. We have had a half-dozen or more questions asking this very same question. The answer is the same and the answer is that this is totally legal. If you want to stop this you will have to change the law in your state. Until then, as long as the pictures are public record there is little you can do."

"it appears to be legal. One way to view it is via 1st Amendment protections that would apply to a newspaper or radio station. In our small community, every non-juvenile arrest goes to the 8:00 AM radio and in the newspapes. Some news stories include the mug shot."

"the website is within its rights to post the mugshot"

"MugShots.com and other mug shot display websites base their existence on the rule that mug shots are public, official records, and that a citizen does not have a state law privacy interest in them. Further, under the First Amendment, most official, public records can be obtained with permission, third-party release, or proper request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), if they are not already publicly-available documents to begin with. 

If the official mug shot is part of an arrest record, the mug shot could be considered part of the public domain in some jurisdictions. Even if a mug shot is not officially considered part of an arrest record, it is generally a photographic record in the public domain and the laws of most jurisdictions allow one to request and obtain these types of records. 

Some states recognize a common law right to privacy, and the Appeals Courts are split on whether or not a citizen who is arrested (and of course, presumed innocent until proven guilty) would be entitled to demand that their mug shots be removed from websites if they are later acquitted. 

MugShots.com, in particular, offers a courtesy removal process in certain instances, although they vehemently protect these options as a mere courtesy, and not a legal requirement." 

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

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

Michael Robertson
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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:
OBJECT ORIENTED PERL
MICROSOFT SQL SERVER
SQL EMBEDDED SQL
DATABASES
DATA ANALYSIS
DATABASE DESIGN
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#4 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:
OBJECT ORIENTED PERL
MICROSOFT SQL SERVER
SQL EMBEDDED SQL
DATABASES
DATA ANALYSIS
DATABASE DESIGN
DATA MINING
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Sahar Sarid - mugshots.com - 4400 NE. 26th Avenue, Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

AUTHOR: JaneSmith - (United States of America)

Sahar Sarid who owns mugshots.com has been arrested by NYPD on multiple charges one of them being resisting arrest.  All the mugshot website owners have criminal records and their own mugshots.

Tyronne Jacques Spencer of ImageMax has a felony warrant for his arrest in Louisiana.

The mugshot owners are getting their own website coming soon that lists there Entire public records home address, phone numbers, photos and that of ALL their family members.

The website will also have weekly contests on funniest email, funniest phone conversation (speaker phone) and funniest photos taken in public of mugshot website owners and mugshot removal perverts.
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Sahar Sarid owns - mugshots.com

AUTHOR: Barb - (United States of America)

Sahar Sarid owns - mugshots.com

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.

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

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

as far as I know

AUTHOR: Ashley - (U.S.A.)

Mugshots are part of the public record, and are available for viewing by the general public. This website just collects them all in one place. I would say its a ripoff if you never committed a crime, but you just admitted to it. Even if it was in the vague 9 - 12 years ago period.
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