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

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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 Sheriff’s 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 County’s 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.

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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 [protected]."

Michael Robertson's Skills & Expertise

TECHNICAL SKILLS:
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MICROSOFT SQL SERVER
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  • Mi
      Nov 18, 2012

    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

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    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 [protected]."

    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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  • Da
      Jul 18, 2013

    They post arrest mugshots, inappropriately, since no court cases have begun. So the mugshot is posted online even when the individual's been found not guilty, case is dismissed, expunged, etc. They of course will remove pictures for a fee. They are hurting thousands of people and have turned the internet into some type of criminal system.

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  • En
      Jan 23, 2014

    I hope and pray that people like Micheal J Robertson is a crook just like the government and like Ed Magedson of [redacted] and Local Blotter are all crooks exploiting innocent people and no they do not have the legal jurisdiction to fraud innocent people and nor do they have the right to. However they claim that peoples personal lives are public property for anyone to exploit. Well than what about them. I heard that all these company have judgment orders against them including Ed Magedson whom owns [redacted] and thinks he can slander any one at will. Well there are laws against people like them and the only ones that need to be put on mugshots.com are people like Micheal J Robertson and Ed Magedson and anyone in the government like the police or other sources that does not care a rats ### about anyone but themselves. Many innocent people have been affect by these ### holes and they are the ones that need to be on the mugshots.com themselves and I pray that GOD puts these business out of business for good! I believe in justice and when crooks like these try to take other peoples lives in their own hands just remember there is a GOD out their watching! YOUR TIME WILL COME!

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  • Ni
      Jan 25, 2014

    Attention Micheal J Robertson owner of Mugshots.com and Local Blotter and all other such sites like yourselves:

    No you do not have the right to post personal information such as arrest records or other such records with or without the authority of the Police or government. People do have rights and there is such a thing as privacy rights and if people do not want such records to go public and you did it anyway THAT IS A CRIME IN ITS SELF ### HOLE INCLUDING THE POLICE OR GOVERNMENT CANNOT TAKE THAT RIGHT AWAY FROM THE PUBLIC! SO HERE IS WHAT I AM GOING TO DO I FIGHT CRIMINALS LIKE YOU AND BELIEVE ME AFTER I GET THROUGH WITH YOU ALL YOU ALL WILL CEASES AND DISIST TO HAVE ANY EXISTANCE ON THE INTERNET OR ANYWHERE ELSE! I HAVE ALREADY BEGUN THAT PROCESS TO EXTINGUISH ### HOLES LIKE YOURSELVES AND IF THERE IS A GOD WHICH I BELIEVE THERE IS! BY THE TIME I GET THROUGH WITH YOU ALL AND WITH GODS HELP YOU ALL WILL NOT EXSIST AND I DON"T CARE HOW MANY OF YOU THERE ARE BUT I CAN PROMISE THAT YOU ALL WON"T EXIST! ### HOLES! SEE YOU DONT KNOW WHO I AM BUT I KNOW YOU ALL AND I TRACK LIKE A BLOOD HOUND UNTIL I FINISH THE JOB! WHO AM I YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE! AND ITS NOT ELM ST EITHER!

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  • Ka
      Aug 19, 2015

    Yes this company does commit extortion! However DOXBIN doesn't! We are legion, we do not forgive, we do not forget, expect us!

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  • Ki
      Apr 28, 2016

    They ruined my reputation. You can leave a comment on making fun of peoples mugshots and then rate the picture. A low life ### this Michael Robertson A sick way to make money. Make fun of people. I had to go through the attorney generals office to file a complaint. She had sent numerous letters to ask for removal or face criminal charges and a class action law suit. The criminal part is when thy ask for money to remove your mugshot. That is a Felony. Muggshot has a facebook page also. There is another one that has started on the internet all should be aware of and its called arrest.org They to will do some illegal postings.I

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  • Ki
      Apr 29, 2016

    I had filed a complaint to Lisa Madigan Attorney General in Illinois. She has sent numerous letters to mugshot.org After many attempts to get a response she advised me to get a defamation attorney. I saw my mugshot and the info had some wrong things on it. I posted a comment asking them too remove it. They blocked me afterwards from allowing me to comment on my own mugshot. They want money. THAT is the criminal part. A felony. Now I find out that there is another website posting my mugshot. It is called arrests.org Same thing so now I have to file another compliant to this website. Well 2 websites defaming my character .

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  • St
      Jun 25, 2017

    I really don't give a hoot hpwever someone needs to be spanked I will give them 20 more mugshots what the hell they going to do about it

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