Angelina Jolie’s Stolen Pictures Brings In Secret Service
When very personal photos of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt turned up on the Internet it was apparent that the photos were taken by someone very close to the couple.
Now that someone has been identified as identified as James Haven.
Haven is Angelina Jolie’s brother and was with the Jolie-Pitt family as they were in Namibia awaiting the birth of their first child.
Now L.A. prosecutors and the U.S. Secret Service are investigating whether two employees at the repair firm that got the camera saw Pitt and Jolie’s images and tried to sell them to tabloids and celebrity Web sites, reports the LA Times.
Police, along with the Secret Service and Massachusetts state police, last week searched the home of Bill Keyes and his workplace at Precision Camera Repair in Enfield, Conn.
AOL’s TMZ.Com had the story early and reported:
It’s a bizarre story that starts in Namibia, where the shower was thrown. James Haven, Jolie’s brother, took a number of pictures in Namibia. When he returned to L.A., his camera broke so he took it to Best Buy where the camera was purchased, and asked them to fix it under the warranty. Best Buy sent the camera to Precision Camera and Video Repair in Enfield, Connecticut.
Sources tell TMZ that two employees at Precision, Bill Keyes and Adam Beckwith, discovered the pictures in the digital camera. We’re told that Keyes told authorities that Beckwith downloaded the photos.
Keyes mother, Madelon, told TMZ that her 36-year-old son was excited,
showed her the pictures and sent an email to someone in California. Sources say the email may have been an attempt to sell the photos. Madelon Keyes told TMZ, “I don’t think he would do something like that.”
The pictures that were posted showed Jolie and Pitt in two separate poses and Angelina and baby Zahara.