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Complaint Review: Mugshots.com

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  • Submitted: Fri, April 12, 2013
  • Updated: Sat, April 20, 2013

  • Reported By: ric-flair1 — Marietta Georgia
Mugshots.com
OPENBARE DIENST INTERNATIONALE LLC, NEVIS, WEST IN Internet United States of America

Mugshots.com Case dismissed, no free removal option, $399!!!! Removal Fee, Internet

*General Comment: MICHAEL ROBERTSON MUGSHOTS SCAM

*Consumer Comment: GA HB150

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This complaint is regarding mugshots.com.  I had my mugshot and arrest information plastered on popular search engines after my subsequent arrest.  The charges were dismissed and this is adversely affecting my ability to get employed.  I was able to get my information off other websites by submitting my discharge information.  

Mugshots.com does not offer free removal and the fee is $399/charge.  A law was passed this year in the state of Georgia where I live that allows for removal of booking information for dismissed cases (GA HB150).

I am having a problem with two websites and I fear if I pay to remove this information, more websites will post my mugshot.

Do I have legal recourse?  Are there any class action lawsuits for these sites?

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#1 General Comment

MICHAEL ROBERTSON MUGSHOTS SCAM

AUTHOR: upmichaelrobertsonscam - ()

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
LETS GET TOGETHER AND PLACE HID FOTO ON HIS OWN WEBSITE
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#2 Consumer Comment

GA HB150

AUTHOR: Blogger - ()

In essences this law is the bewildered US pleading for help meaning their laws are superseded by anyone that buys a domain name throws up a website and fills it with works that they stole from them US Government to begin with and asserts fictional website law.

This is more bizarre than enacting a law that mandates the enforcement of existing laws.

Private use of Public Records violates
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.

Webmaster's openly tell mainstream media that they are stealing public records and each state and the fed's charges money for the records. The amount stolen goes into the hundred's of +$100 millions of dollars.


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


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;


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;

Whoever receives, conceals, or retains the same with intent to convert it to his use or gain, knowing it to have been embezzled, stolen, purloined or converted


Department Of Justice Manual 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

Converts public records to his use or the use of another. Without authority, sells conveys or disposes of public record.


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


18 USC 2319 Criminal infringement of a copyright & 17 USC 506 Criminal offenses
For the purpose of commercial advantage (website) and 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 1584 - Sale into involuntary servitude
(a) Whoever knowingly and willfully holds to involuntary servitude or sells into any condition of involuntary servitude, any other person for any term, or brings within the United States any person so held, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both.


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 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 1962 - Prohibited activities
(b) It shall be unlawful for any person through a pattern of racketeering activity or through collection of an unlawful debt to
acquire or maintain, directly or indirectly, any interest in or control of any enterprise which is engaged in, or the activities of which affect, interstate or foreign commerce.


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


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, criminal infringement of a copyright, stalking people, holding people to involuntary servitude, injuring their reputation, blackmailing them, collecting an unlawful debt/extorting and other illegal money hence they are entitles to the, unpublish/reputation repair fee.
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