FBI's advanced photo technology: cutting-edge or cut-and-paste?
The FBI says that they often use stock photos to find the features they include in such mockups, but in this case, the right features weren't available. Llamazares' photo was pulled from the Internet, and "the forensic artist was not aware of the identity of the individual depicted in the photograph. The similarities between the photos were unintentional and inadvertent." That's all well and good, but it might be smart to make sure the guy whose photograph you're using isn't a celebrity or, in this case, an elected official of a foreign government.
Llamazares is reportedly considering legal action. "Bin Laden's safety is not threatened by this but mine certainly is," he said.
[via BBC News]