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Old 04-26-13, 02:11 PM
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What a complete and utter slimeball.

A former intern for the 2012 Republican presidential ticket of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan and for Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign was charged with cyberstalking young women and blackmailing them into sending nude photos in federal court on Tuesday.

Adam Savader, a 21-year-old from Great Neck, N.Y., obtained nude photos of 15 different women and threatened to publish the photos unless the women sent him even more naked pictures, according to a criminal complaint. Some of the victims were Savader’s high school and college classmates.

Savader’s Twitter bio identifies himself as “Formerly @PRyan’s sole intern on @MittRomney’s campaign and a @newtgingrich campaign staffer.” He has over 17,000 followers on the social networking site. The New York Daily News identifies him as a political science student at the State University of New York at Farmingdale.

Savader used Google Voice numbers to send text messages threatening the women under the pseudonym “John Smith.” The first victim, a woman living in Ann Arbor, Mich., had her AOL account hacked and nude photos she had uploaded stolen from it. Savader allegedly posted one of the photos to the photo-sharing site Photobucket.com and sent her a link. Savader allegedly sent the woman a picture of her mother to show her he could access her family and told the woman he was masturbating to her photos.

Police were able to trace the phone numbers and IP addresses associated with “John Smith” to Savader’s home in Great Neck and a home in Quincy, Mass., where Savader was living with a friend.

The process repeated itself with other women, according to the complaint. In one case, Savader threatened to send the nude photos to the Republican National Committee, the victim’s sorority and her parents. In another, he claimed he had nude photos of the victim’s mother.

“WAIT!” Savader allegedly texted one victim. “Listen to me. If we don’t have a deal I will send the pictures to those people. Is that what u want? remember what’s at stake. do u want ur family and everyone in DC to see your t—-s? Just agree to e-mail me a pic of you in a bra.”

Three of the women Savader allegedly threatened have not been identified. The text messages were sent between late September 2012 and April 1, 2013. It’s unclear if any of the women actually sent Savader photos after his threats.

Savader appeared before a magistrate Tuesday in federal court. He will be tried in Michigan, where the first case was reported.

“I’ve known Adam his entire life and he has never behaved in a way that would lead me to believe these allegations are true,” Michael Shoshnick, Savader’s lawyer, told the Daily News.



http://www.politico.com/story/2013/0...ail-90552.html
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That's illegal? Dammit.
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Uh oh, I better not do anything that makes the paper or a whole bunch of Democrats I worked for are going to be smeared by association.
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I don't think anyone will be smeared by association on this. Creepy nerd can't get women, but is smart enough to work for people for little money. No biggie.
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Why was the first sentence there then?
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Why was the first sentence there then?
Because it hardly would have made the news otherwise. Also, if he worked at Apple or Microsoft that would have been stated in the article as well.
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Because it hardly would have made the news otherwise. Also, if he worked at Apple or Microsoft that would have been stated in the article as well.
"A former intern for Apple was charged with cyberstalking young women and blackmailing them into sending nude photos in federal court on Tuesday."



People would go over that.
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Sex in politics sells, so you find any connection and you run with it.
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And to think, I had such high hopes for Hispanic Clark Duke.
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Where are the pics of his victims? We need to see if this guy had good taste.
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When the police arrived the perp was overheard saying:

Was that wrong? Should I have not done that? I tell ya... I gotta plead ignorance on this thing because if anyone had said anything to me at all when I first started doing this that this sort of thing was frowned upon, you know, cause I've sent a lot text messages and photos and I tell you people do that all the time.
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Did he print out hard copies and keep them in binders?
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Where are the pics of his victims? We need to see if this guy had good taste.
Also to determine if any of the women should be locked up.

God knows ugly is a crime.
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When the police arrived the perp was overheard saying:

Was that wrong? Should I have not done that? I tell ya... I gotta plead ignorance on this thing because if anyone had said anything to me at all when I first started doing this that this sort of thing was frowned upon, you know, cause I've sent a lot text messages and photos and I tell you people do that all the time.
I need to commit this to memory for future use with the police.
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The Republicans must be going nuts about this. A Republican caught in shady, sexual circumstances with several women? This is a real win for them.
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Now we know what was in Mitt Romney's binders.
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A Republican? I bet that 47.2% of America is OK with this.
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"A former intern for Apple was charged with cyberstalking young women and blackmailing them into sending nude photos in federal court on Tuesday."



People would go over that.
I bet you "a former intern for Steve Jobs" would have made it in there, and this is the same thing.
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I bet you "a former intern for Steve Jobs" would have made it in there, and this is the same thing.
I think people would wonder why the hell they brought Steve Jobs into this sordid mess.
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I think people would wonder why the hell they brought Steve Jobs into this sordid mess.
This person has a much higher profile than an average intern due to who he worked for. That's it.
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This person has a much higher profile than an average intern due to who he worked for. That's it.
You really believe that?

Do you know what an intern is?
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If it was a Clinton intern he could have passed it off as his assigned duties.
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With his looks, I'm surprised he had to resort to that in order to see a woman naked.
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If it was a Clinton intern he could have passed it off as his assigned duties.
Clinton didn't need blackmail. He has enough charm that when he talks to them, women's cloths just fall off.
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You really believe that?

Do you know what an intern is?
Of course I do. I also know that most interns don't amass 17K Twitter followers. He's obviously higher profile than almost any other. You really believe there's no difference between his internship and the one at the local tv station?
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