In case you haven’t been following some of the more esoteric news in national criminal justice, you should know that the owners of mugshots.com have been arrested.
In May 2018, Sahar Sarid, Kishore Bhavnanie, Thomas Kessee, and David Usdan were charged with extortion, money laundering and identity theft.
According to the indictments, which are posted here, Mugshots.com extorted at least 5703 individuals for a grand total of over $2.4 million to have their mugshots removed.
Althought it appears that a recent Broward court order from June 18, 2018 shows a dismissal of the case, we can assure readers that this is not the case. The defendants have gone to surrender in California and this has resulted in dismissal of the Florida complaint.
The case is well under way. The California case number is BA464483.