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Posted on Tue, May 21, 2013 : 7:36 p.m.

Former presidential campaign intern accused of cyberstalking appears in Detroit federal court

By Chelsea Hoedl

Adam Savader, of Great Neck, NY, appeared in federal court Tuesday to face charges for allegedly cyberstalking and extorting nude photos from 15 college-age women, including one from Ann Arbor, reports The Detroit News.

The 21-year-old Republican presidential campaign intern who worked for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in 2012 was charged in New York last month. According to The Detroit News, the case was transferred to a federal court in Detroit and since mid-April, Savader has been held without bond.

The hearing will be delayed to a later date because Savader’s lawyer was unable to attended his initial appearance.

Savader is charged with two federal crimes for harassing 15 women, one of whom is a college student in Michigan, from Sept. 30 through February using a Google Voice number.

A federal affidavit revealed a report by one of the 15 women stating that she received texts from a person claiming to be John Smith. The person told the women he had nude photos of her and if she didn’t send him more, he would send them to her parents. Savader was traced to the Google Voice number used to extort the victims.

According to The Detroit News, Savader obtained the nude photos by hacking online accounts.



Wed, May 22, 2013 : 1:46 p.m.

Republican politcal values at work. Glad to see the "Special" Prosecutor at work!


Wed, May 22, 2013 : 1:38 p.m.

I thought for sure I would be able to read comments about how his former employers created a "culture" that allowed this type of activity. It's just implausible to think that a single individual would do this without some sort of nod from his employers. Do I have the Talking Points right?


Wed, May 22, 2013 : 7:30 p.m.

When did Clinton run on Family Values? Does he appear on talk shows regularly expressing the need for Family Values in America ?


Wed, May 22, 2013 : 3:19 p.m.

I guess kinda like Clinton a morally upstanding figure just ask his intern.


Wed, May 22, 2013 : 2:39 p.m.

Maybe not young Tag, but how about Bristol or Track, the paragons of Family Values. Bristol, teen pregnancy and not married. Track, his wife gave birth 3 months after marriage, quick gestation! And now Track is single again? So, I wonder what kind of snarky comments conservatives would make about a family that names their kids funny names and has loose morals? How about if the Matron had misused government resources as mayor and governor and then quit halfway through a term in order to become a member of the MSM Media Elite?


Wed, May 22, 2013 : 1:49 p.m.

Absolutely. When will Romney Testify? Queen Ann? I'm sure Tag was involved as well, wasn't he?


Wed, May 22, 2013 : 12:24 p.m.

Former congressman Anthony Weiner officially jumped into the race for New York City mayor, ending weeks of speculation by declaring his political comeback bid in a YouTube video posted late Tuesday. OK now it's your turn.


Wed, May 22, 2013 : 1:42 p.m.

Thank you Rep Sandford for that mention of Weiner. Clearly democrats have moral issues that republicans don't have to deal with, GOP Values Voters would never vote for someone with a history of moral failure. Just like they would never vote for someone that lied about what happened overseas, or that changed emails to make a politician look bad, or allowed embassies to be attacked or used their former company as a cost-plus contractor for the government. They would never do that because of their core values that never change.

average joe

Wed, May 22, 2013 : 10:22 a.m.

If this guy was a plumber, would that be pointed out in the story or headline? Or would there even be an article?


Wed, May 22, 2013 : 11:51 a.m.

The fact he was associated with any political party makes it interesting. Are you a plumber? Jealous?


Wed, May 22, 2013 : 11:41 a.m.

Seems more like an opportunity seized by to attack the Republican Party once again.


Wed, May 22, 2013 : 1:20 a.m.

I believe is run by Kenyans, perhaps Marxist, Fascist, Socialist Kenyans. At least that's what I heard.


Wed, May 22, 2013 : 11:50 a.m.

Governor Snyder is a Kenyan.

Nicholas Urfe

Wed, May 22, 2013 : 2:35 a.m.

I have read that Kenyans are the best runners in the world, so that actually makes sense.


Wed, May 22, 2013 : 12:59 a.m.

What's the point of this article? Nothing about Benghazi, AP wire taps, or IRS targeting of conservatives? Glad you're not biased at all in your reporting............


Wed, May 22, 2013 : 11:49 a.m.

No biased reporting, just reasonable prioritizing. Go to Fox News or the Wall Street Journal to read the Rupert Murdoch entrails for political trends. You will be among fellow travelers and much happier, as will we.


Wed, May 22, 2013 : 6:03 a.m.

And don't forget Obama's Golfing .... The Press proved he golfed approximately 100 times his first Administration - that's about twice a month. Outrageous, just outrageous that the President get a few hours off work each month!

Chip Reed

Wed, May 22, 2013 : 2:34 a.m.

One of the victims is from Ann Arbor. Is there a local connection to any of the other subjects that you mentioned?

Nicholas Urfe

Wed, May 22, 2013 : 1:04 a.m.

You forgot to mention the birth certicate. Many of us love it when the birth certificate is mentioned again and again.