Mugshots.com Owners in Hot Water

Mugshots.com Owners Arrested on Criminal Extortion Charges

 

Mugshots.com owners were arrested in Florida today for criminal charges in California that include money laundering, extortion and extortion. The arrest of the four alleged co-owners of Mugshots.com took place in Florida, just one day after California Attorney General announced that the state would be filing criminal charges against the mugshot website.

Mugshots.com Facing Criminal Charges in California

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced on May 17th, 2018, just one day before the owners of Mugshots.com were arrested, that the four alleged co-owerns of the website will be facing criminal charges of extortion, money laundering and identity theft in California.

According to the criminal complaint, Mugshots.com owners extorted at least 175 Californians for roughly $65,000. In total, the complaint continues, Mugshots.com extorted over 5,700 individuals around the U.S. for a total of just under $2.5 million.

Mugshots.com Owner Arrested on Criminal Charges

 

Other Troubles for Mugshots.com

Criminal extortion and money laundering are not the only problems that the owners of mugshots.com are facing.  Just a few months ago, an Illinois judge came down hard on Mugshots.com for charging arrestees to remove records. You can view the official court filings from the Illinois Mugshots.com lawsuit below, as well as the Motion to Dismiss filled by the Mugshots.com Attorney.

Illinois Judge Comes Down Hard on Mugshots.com

Mugshots.com Lawsuit

Mugshots.com Motion to Dismiss

Have you been victimized by Mugshots.com?

Victims of Mugshots.com are encouraged to file a police report with their local police department in order to officially document the complaint against Mugshots.com Anyone who was arrested in California or was in the state when contacting Mugshots.com to take down an image is asked to contact the Attorney General’s eCrime Unit at eCrimeUnit@doj.ca.gov.  Out-of-state complaints can be reported to the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) https://www.ic3.gov.

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