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Thomas Keesee and Sahar Sarid (Mugshots.com)

In recent news Thomas Keesee, Sahar Sarid and other members of the website were arrested[1] on allegations of extortion. A common misconception is that the charges were arbitrated from the extortion being conducted on their website.

However, this isn't the case because otherwise the rest of the website owners would have scattered like sheep. One website did make a hasty departure, Wakes Mugshots. the site was taken offline on the day of the arrests 05/15/2018.

Sahar Sarid Thomas Keesee

Booking photos AKA Mugshots of both Thomas Kees and Sahar Sarid following their rest on Wednesday, May 17th, 2018

What ultimately landed these two individuals in prison wasn't related directly to the slanderous photos on their domain.

Unfortunately, because of how out of date laws are in comparison to technology, even though an individual owns both the mugshot publishing domain and the slander removal site, it currently isn't defined as extortion.

  1. arrested