- Report: #1042047
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Complaint Review: Norman Haga and Mugshots.com
Norman Haga and Mugshots.comFlorida Nationwide United States of America
Norman Haga and Mugshots.com Norman Andrew Haga Norman Haga, Mugshots.com, Criminal Investigation, Freedom of Information Act, West Nevis, Florida, Mugshot websites. Internet, Nationwide
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The actions of Mugshots.com, and their affiliates, and other websites like Salt Lake City Mugshots and Busted Mugshots only stiffened Norman's resolve to do something to end the extortion like activities of the mugshot and negative content industries conduct. [continued below]....
Norman Haga has always maintained that Mugshots.com and like sites are engaging in criminal activity and extorting people. In the pursuit of proving this claim, Norman Haga has sought Freedom of Information requests from the Florida Attorney Generals Office, The Federal Trade Commission, and the Internet Crime Commission. While the material is far too voluminous to post here and will have to be posted and viewed on Norman Haga's website, Norman is including the return Cover letter here, as attachments, to support his claim that Mugshots.com is engaging in criminal conduct and being investigated for that conduct.
Specifically the FTC asserts:
"I am withholding 84 responsive pages which are exempt from disclosure under FOIA Exemption 3, 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(3), because they are exempt from disclosure by another statute.
Specifically, Section 21(f) of the FTC Act provides that information obtained by the Commission in a law enforcement investigation, whether through compulsory process, or voluntarily in lieu of such process, is exempt from disclosure under the FOIA. 15 U.S.C. 57b-2(f)"
The FTC and the Internet Crime Commission are investigating Mugshots.com and other mugshot like websites for criminal activities. These activities, in a brief look into the material provided by the FOIA request, clearly show collusion between mugshots.com, several internet host provider such as Network Solutions, and ThePlanet.com, and at least one bank. The material also shows a chain of attornies and people that may be involved. We know that Marc Gary Epstein, Esq., of Florida is one such attorney that has direct involvement with Mugshots.com, there are several other attornies that are suggested as being involved.
Norman Haga has also made two Youtube videos that show a walk through of just how Mugshots.com, Kelly Joe Ellis, Kyle Prall of BustedMugshots and others attempted to intimidate and extort Norman Haga.
It is interesting that the investigation of the mugshot industry has revealed that many of the operators of those websites have criminal record for sex crimes. This alone raises questions about the credibility of mugshot websites. However, The FTC cover letter shows that Mugshots.com and other mugshot websites are being investigated for criminal conduct. This investigation shows that mugshots.com and other mugshot websites lack credibility in their operations and slander campaign.
Norman Haga, and the others he works with in investigating the online mugshot industry, encourage all to boycott any company, such as Netflix, that advertises on any mugshot website.
Online mugshots, though they may possess and entertainment value, after resolution of any criminal allegation serve no legitimate public interest according to three Federal Court holdings: Detroit Free Press v. DOJ (6th US Dist.), Karantsalis v. DOJ (11th US Dist), and Tulsa World Publishing v. DOJ (10th US Dist). The United State Supreme court refused to hear Karantsalis when he appealed to them.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 04/09/2013 10:01 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Norman-Haga-and-Mugshotscom/nationwide/Norman-Haga-and-Mugshotscom-Norman-Andrew-Haga-Norman-Haga-Mugshotscom-Criminal-Invest-1042047. 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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