Norman Haga was made aware of an extortion demand that was made on the Mugshots.com website itself. The URL that was given was examined and found to contain an extortion demand. The demand specifically mentions Mugshot removal. In turn, this prompted a look into some of the mugshot removal affiliates. Many of those affiliates are attorneys. We find this breech of confidence to be alarming and a violation of the Florida Bar Code of Ethics. Marc Gary Epstein is the operative decision maker for Mugshots.com and he operated a removal agency himself. The article Mugshot Affiliates examines some of these attorneys, including marc Epstein.
In this letter submitted by G Harris, mugshot attorney, Marc G. Epstein, threatened a person in an attempt to silence them. In his attempt, Marc G. Epstein exposed one owner of Mugshots.com. The letter was sent to us and we were asked to alter the name of who it was sent to prior to publishing.
This letter shows that Norman Haga is not the only person that Mugshots.com and its affiliates threaten.
Mugshots.com is an online booking photograph repository. Mugshots.com sells the opportunity to remove a photograph from their database. By removing your picture from the Mugshots database there is less opportunity to be denied employment, housing, or exposed to public embarrassment. Is the business model of mugshots legal? Does mugshots comply with the law in their activities? Can mugshots be held liable in a court? Is mugshots a news media? Is mugshots an online extortion scheme? Who are the people and companies behind mugshot.com? These are the questions that Norman Haga asked when he begun this blog.
These are some of the Norman Haga and others will will explore in this series of articles.
Norman Haga had been withholding this article from publication for some time. In this article we examine the corporate and political powers that are behind mugshots.com. There are indications that organized crime, a well known corporation, a political action committee in Florida, and a wannbe politician who is the son of a deceased Florida mafia figure. This article is an anatomy of one aspect of the online mugshots extortion racket.
Mr. “davidkean00,” also known as “davidkean02” and the mugshot extortion scheme is a blog from the board that was hacked. Mr. ‘davidkeanoo’ and ‘davidkean02’ expended a considerable amount of energy smearing Norman Haga. The article DavidKean and the mugshot extortion racket looks at Mr. ‘davidkean’s activities.
Due to the continual attempts to publish questionable information about Norman Haga and the operators of this website, searches are performed on the names of the primary operators on a daily basis. One of these searches turned up a website started on April 24, 2012. The website is normanhaga.com. Norman Haga knows nothing about this website other than it an increased attempt to extort him. The information that was revealed in an investigation of that website reveals many things including the possible identity of davidkean00, davidkean02, and J AR. The investigation also revealed that the site was put up by a mugshots.com associate. You may read about the examination of Kelly Ellis, victim or victimizer?
Norman Haga has examined Mr. Kelly Joe Ellis in the previous article and made a clear connection between him and mugshots.com. In this article Norman Haga and others he works with examine one of Mr. Ellis’ botnets that he uses to drive extortion fee’s towards himself and mugshots.com. Mr. Ellis is one the owners of seminolemugshots.com, which is one reason that he reacts so strongly towards any effort to expose him and his online extortion and blackmail racket; he see his business model threatend. This article article illustrates just how Joe Ellis does that.
Mr. Ellis changed most of the links listed in the previous article after the article was published. Mr. Ellis hid his botnet behind the URL cdn.dsultra.com, which is a cloud server. However, in his haste, Mr. Ellis made many mistakes. Maybe later Norman Haga will examine those mistakes. Unlike Mr. Ellis, Norman Haga and the others he works with reverify their work. As a warning Mr. Ellis, stop attempting to make purchases for Norman Haga through Amazon.com with stolen credit card numbers.
Norman Haga had hoped that he was through with the articles surrounding Kelly “Joe” Ellis and his antics. Such hopes were forlorn. On the early morning of 6-08-2012 I had an email exchange with Joe Ellis. In this article we examine Joe Ellis and the online mug shot industries continued attempts to blackmail Norman Haga.
Norman Haga and those he works with will present an article that is alleged to be published by Denson Hudgens that looks at much of the libel and the laws that are broken by mugshots.com, its operators, its associates and other online mugshot and mugshot removal services. Mugshots, or its affilliates, made another attack on this website, therefore we are reconstructing Mr. Hudgens webpage from Google’s cashe. There is much more we are holding back regarding political connections. After spending much time rending the links useless for Google, and after having seen the structure of the page, we will have to say that the page was a link farm. Because it was a link farm Norman Haga questions whether Denson Hudgens authored the page. We will email an unaltered copy to any person that leaves a legitimate email and requests the page.
Perhaps Norman Haga should also look at what is said by another scam agency, RipOffReport, regarding the scam of online mugshot removal services.
Not all police agencies agree with the posting of online mugshots. Some have done this in the past and are now removing the police websites that first publish the mugshots because of the interference these mugshots create in police investigations and because of the hardship these mugshots create when they are obtained by the online mugshot extortion industry.
A new website opposed to the publication for profit has opened. That website is “Class Action against Mug Shot Websites.com.” Class Action Against Mugshot Websites is attempting to gather more information and provide a more complete picture of what the mugshot extortion racket is. Less than a month old, www.classactionagainstmugshotwebsites.com is slowly growing a base of support aimed at changing state laws on making a profit from public documents, and boycotting mugshot website advertisers until they drop their ads. We look at this site through the eyes of a reporter.
Over the past few months, users have reached out to Norman Haga and others asking to be removed from a site called Mugshots.com. Mugshots (and similar sites) scrape police databases for mug shots and then display the pictures and other arrest information on their website. Many police records are legally required to be made public (registered sex offenders), but having every arrest record published to the Internet becomes an invasion of privacy. Due to regulations most Americans don’t have to worry about an arrest record tarnishing their reputation, but unfortunately for citizens of Florida, the state’s Sunshine Laws make all arrest records public, meaning that if you were ever arrested in Florida your mug shot will be on the Internet – forever.