Saturday, July 01, 2006

I can’t think of a better way to spend state and federal tax dollars
Police Seize Camera With Pitt-Jolie Photos

WESTFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- Police in this western Massachusetts town say they have seized a digital camera with images of celebrity couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in Africa for an investigation by Los Angeles authorities.

Local police, accompanied by state police and Secret Service officers, went to the Westfield home of William Keys on Tuesday to recover a digital camera's memory stick after three photos that appeared on the Internet were tracked to Keys, police said Friday.

Officers then went to Precision Camera and Video Repair in Enfield, Conn., where Keys works, and recovered the camera. It remains in custody of Westfield police.

No one has been arrested or charged in the case. It was unclear who took the photos.

Keys did not return telephone calls Friday.

"It's an ongoing investigation, and we cannot comment," said Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County prosecutor's office.

Seems the culprit may be James Haven, an actor not necessarily known for deep thought.
"I'm so much more than just Angelina Jolie's brother. I'm also Jon Voight's son and Billy Bob Thorton's brother-in-law."



Pitt/Jolie Photo Theft Mystery Revealed
The investigation into the theft of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's baby shower pictures has centered on Jolie's brother, who took a broken camera containing the snaps to a repair shop.

Police targeted two suspects on Tuesday -- Bill Keyes and Adam Beckwith -- who had downloaded pictures of the Hollywood couple's Namibia party held ahead of the birth of their daughter Shiloh Nouvel last month.

However, it has emerged that, rather than stealing the camera's memory card, Keyes and Beckwith were given it by Jolie's brother James Haven.

Haven handed the faulty camera in for repairs in Los Angeles following his visit to the African party.

Neither Keyes nor Beckwith have been arrested yet, according to TMZ.com, but police have seized the camera and Keyes' computer.

I’m not a lawyer, but I would think someone’s expectation of privacy in this circumstance would be nil. Of course we’re talking LA LA Land police and prosecutors here; low-level, star-struck government employees aren’t necessarily guided by logic or the law. I’m mean we’re talking Brad and Angelina here, Folks.

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