First Amendment Extortion Scheme
It appears like Mugshots.com is the same folks as Potential Predators or they are using the same play book.~ Potential Predators.com which have since shut donw operation. These predators prey on the very weak of our society so as to profit.
These are the same folks that created such nonsense as “work at home and GET RICH,” “Online College Education,” Buy Medication Online Without A Doctor’s Prescriptions,” “Breast Enhancement Pills, Work at Home Without Any Efforts, HYIP ~ High Yield Investment Programs etc. etc. etc.
1 800 858 1511
THEY MUST BE STOP
It has been reported that Mugsshot.com aka Busted Mugshots.com aka Citizens Information Associates, LLC is own by one Sahar Sarid. However the the Secretary of State office shows that Citizen Information Associates to be own by Ryan Russell.
WEBSITES POSTING MUG SHOTS AND EXTORTION
The IC3 has received hundreds of complaints from individuals claiming they located their mug shots on 20 different websites, all of which allegedly use similar business practices. Some victims reported they were juveniles at the time of the arrests and their records were sealed. Therefore, their information should not be available to the public. Others stated the information posted on the sites was either incorrect or blatantly false.
Complainants who requested to have their mug shot removed, had to provide a copy of their driver’s license, court record and other personal identifying information. However, providing such information puts those at risk for identify theft.
Complainants were also subject to paying a fee to have their mug shot removed. Although they paid the fee, some of the mug shots were not removed. If they were removed, the mug shots appeared on similar websites.
If the victim threatened to report the websites for unlawful practice, the websites’ owners threatened to escalate the damaging information against the victim.
CITIZENS INFORMATION ASSOCIATES LLC
P.O. BOX 171
AUSTIN, TX 78767
Citizens Information Associates LLC
Star Nine Ventures
Kyle Prall ~ CEO/President
- Ryan Russell 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.
Mr. Russell other companies and domains are listed below:
- Star Nine Ventures
- KGP Media
- Ganetorg LLC
- Ryan Russell Racing
- Public Web Grouup LLC
Alternate Business Names
canonical name mugshots.com.aliases
Domain Whois record
Queried whois.internic.net with “dom mugshots.com
Domain Name: MUGSHOTS.COM
Registrar: FABULOUS.COM PTY LTD.
Whois Server: whois.fabulous.com
Referral URL: http://www.fabulous.com
Name Server: NS-1462.AWSDNS-54.ORG
Name Server: NS-1864.AWSDNS-41.CO.UK
Name Server: NS-20.AWSDNS-02.COM
Name Server: NS-744.AWSDNS-29.NET
Updated Date: 18-jun-2012
Creation Date: 12-apr-1996
Expiration Date: 13-apr-2014
Last update of whois database: Sun, 07 Oct 2012 07:08:34 UTC
Queried whois.fabulous.com with “mugshots.com”…
International Whois Privacy Services Limited
35 New Road, P O Box: 2391
Belize City, Belize City 00000 BZ
International Whois Privacy Services Limited
35 New Road, P O Box: 2391
Belize City, Belize City 00000 BZ
Record created on: 1996-04-12 04:00:00 UTC
Record modified on: 2012-06-25 15:58:02 UTC
Record expires on: 2014-04-13 UTC
Note: Automated collection of data from this database is strictly prohibited.
Network Whois record
Queried whois.arin.net with “n 18.104.22.168
NetRange: 22.214.171.124 – 126.96.36.199
NetType: Direct Assignment
Comment: The activity you have detected originates from a
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Comment: * src IP
Comment: * dest IP (your IP)
Comment: * dest port
Comment: * Accurate date/timestamp and timezone of activity
Comment: * Intensity/frequency (short log extracts)
Comment: * Your contact details (phone and email)
Comment: Without these we will be unable to identify
Comment: the correct owner of the IP address at that
Comment: point in time.
OrgName: Amazon.com, Inc.
Address: Amazon Web Services, Elastic Compute Cloud, EC2
Address: 1200 12th Avenue South
Comment: For details of this service please see
OrgTechName: Amazon EC2 Network Operations
OrgAbuseName: Amazon EC2 Abuse
RTechName: Amazon EC2 Network Operations
RAbuseName: Amazon EC2 Abuse
RNOCName: Amazon EC2 Network Operations
name class type data time to live
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mugshots.com IN NS ns-1462.awsdns-54.org 172800s (2.00:00:00)
mugshots.com IN NS ns-1864.awsdns-41.co.uk 172800s (2.00:00:00)
mugshots.com IN SOA
minimum ttl: 86400
mugshots.com IN TXT v=spf1 include:amazonses.com -all 300s (00:05:00)
184.108.40.206.in-addr.arpa IN PTR ec2-184-72-221-63.compute-1.amazonaws.com 300s (00:05:00)
221.72.184.in-addr.arpa IN NS pdns3.ultradns.org 900s (00:15:00)
221.72.184.in-addr.arpa IN NS pdns4.ultradns.org 900s (00:15:00)
221.72.184.in-addr.arpa IN NS pdns6.ultradns.co.uk 900s (00:15:00)
221.72.184.in-addr.arpa IN NS pdns5.ultradns.info 900s (00:15:00)
221.72.184.in-addr.arpa IN NS pdns2.ultradns.net 900s (00:15:00)
221.72.184.in-addr.arpa IN NS pdns1.ultradns.net 900s (00:15:00)
221.72.184.in-addr.arpa IN SOA
minimum ttl: 900
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Dear General Public:
The information that I came upon when reading Florida “Sunshine Manual”. People booked in Florida may want to read this and them start questioning who is www.mugshots.com. this is reprint from the manual to provide information to the general public.
2. What individuals are authorized to inspect and receive copies of public records?
Section 119.01, F.S., provides that “[i]t is the policy of this state that all state, county, and municipal records are open for personal inspection and copying by any person.” (e.s.) A state citizenship requirement was deleted from the law in 1975. A public employee is a person within the meaning of Ch. 119, F.S. and, as such, possesses the same right of inspection as any other person. AGO 75-175. Likewise, a county is “any person” who is allowed to seek public records under Ch. 119, F.S. Hillsborough County, Florida v. Buccaneers Stadium Limited Partnership, No. 99-0321 (Fla. 13th Cir. Ct. February 5, 1999), affirmed per curiam, 758 So. 2d 676 (Fla. 2d DCA 2000).
Thus, “the law provides any member of the public access to public records, whether he or she be the most outstanding civic citizen or the most heinous criminal.” Church of Scientology Flag Service Org., Inc. v. Wood, No. 97-688CI-07 (Fla. 6th Cir. Ct. February 27, 1997).
“[A]s long as the citizens of this state desire and insist upon ‘open government’ and liberal public records disclosure, as a cost of that freedom public officials have to put up with demanding citizens even when they are obnoxious as long as they violate no laws.” State v. Colby, No. MM96-317A-XX (Fla. Highlands Co. Ct. May 23, 1996). “Even though a public agency may believe that a person or group are fanatics, harassers or are extremely annoying, the public records are available to all of the citizens of the State of Florida.” Salvadore v. City of Stuart, No. 91-812 CA (Fla. 19th Cir. Ct. December 17, 1991).
And see Curry v. State, 811 So. 2d 736, 741 (Fla. 4th DCA 2002) (defendant’s conduct in making over 40 public records requests concerning victim constituted a “legitimate purpose,” and thus cannot violate the stalking law “because the right to obtain the records is established by statute and acknowledged in the state constitution”). Cf. James v. Loxahatchee Groves Water Control District, 820 So. 2d 988 (Fla. 4th DCA 2002), concluding that a trial court erred when it failed to hold a hearing before denying a request to require a district to permit inspection at the district offices, rather than at an off-premises location.
The agency argued that it would be “disruptive” to require that the records inspection be conducted at its offices. Id. However, the appeals court ruled that a hearing should have been held to determine
whether the requestor, who was in litigation with the district, should be allowed to view the records at the district offices, and if so, under what conditions. Id.
3. Must an individual show a “legitimate interest” or “noncommercial interest” in public records before being allowed to inspect or copy same?
No. The requestor is not required to explain the purpose or reason for a public records request. “The motivation of the person seeking the records does not impact the person’s right to see them under the Public Records Act.” Curry v. State, 811 So. 2d 736, 742 (Fla. 4th DCA 2002). See also Timoney v. City of Miami Civilian Investigative Panel, 917 So. 2d 885, 886n.3 (Fla. 3d DCA 2005) (“generally, a person’s motive in seeking access to public records is irrelevant”); Staton v. McMillan, 597 So. 2d 940, 941 (Fla. 1st DCA 1992), review dismissed sub nom., Staton v. Austin, 605 So. 2d 1266 (Fla. 1992) (petitioner’s reasons for seeking access to public records “are immaterial”);
Lorei v. Smith, 464 So. 2d 1330, 1332 (Fla. 2d DCA 1985), review denied, 475 So. 2d 695 (Fla. 1985) (legislative objective underlying the creation of Ch. 119 was to insure to the people of Florida the right freely to gain access to governmental records; the purpose of such inquiry is immaterial); and News-Press Publishing Company, Inc. v. Gadd, 388 So. 2d 276, 278 (Fla. 2d DCA 1980) (“the newspaper’s motives [for seeking the documents], as well as the hospital’s financial harm and public harm defenses, are irrelevant in an action to compel compliance with the Public Records Act”). (Si these sites seem like they have a “right” to do business as they are…
Thus, an agency is not authorized to impose conditions or limit access to public records based on a suspicion that the request may be for an improper purpose. Inf. Op. to Cook, May 27, 2011. However, as noted in that opinion, Florida Statutes impose criminal penalties for the unauthorized use of personal identification information for fraudulent or harassment purposes and for the criminal use of a public record or public records information. See ss. 817.568 and 817.569, F.S.
These sites are harassing, terrorizing and intimidating a whole population of people. The site www.mugshots.com is seeking financial gain by requesting that they be able to use public record as their own and ask that a person who would like to opt/out of their data base pay a third party (not them directly-as they want to keep their identity a secret). for improper use and unauthorized use of personal identification information for fraudulent or harassment purposes and for the criminal use of a public record or public records information. (See ss. 817.568 and 817.569, F.S. (P145)http://myfloridalegal.com/webfiles.nsf/WF/KGRG-RAQUF/$file/2012-SunshineManual.pdf…………
If you have a problem with any “mugshot” website” or www.mugshots.com Call and file your complaints :
File a report and request copies of all public records, that FOIA will allow, write your congressman or woman and the Attorney general’s office.
Just because you were arrested, doesn’t mean you don’t have rights..
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