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MEGA's Dotcom fighting to get back his seized millions

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 29 Oct 2014 11:50 User comments (4)

MEGA's Dotcom fighting to get back his seized millions In 2012, a Hong Kong court authorized to seizure of over $40 million worth of assets from bigger-than-life Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom and he's still fighting to get it back.
Early that year, the U.S. government, in conjunction with authorities in Hong Kong and New Zealand, seized the site, arrested its top executives including Dotcom, and took servers, bank accounts and other assets. At the same time, Megaupload's Hong Kong offices were raided by officers, and Dotcom's home was raided, as well, where cars and other personal assets were taken.

Currently, the $40 million is being held under restraining order, but Dotcom's legal team is trying to have those funds set aside accusing the secretary of justice in the country of not being truthful when the the application to seize was presented.

"We are applying for [the order] to be set aside because the court has misrepresented the true position," Dotcom lawyer Gerard McCoy added. "Did the secretary for justice put his cards on the table face up? This application is a clear example of the duty either being ignored or simply misunderstood."

McCoy says the prosecution withheld information during the application process, most notably that Megaupload could not even legally be served with a criminal complaint in the U.S. due to not having a U.S. mailing address. "None of this was ever brought to the attention of the judge. It was all put to one side and never raised," McCoy said. If reports are true, it took the judge less than 20 minutes to authorize the seizure after the application was submitted back then.

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4 user comments

129.10.2014 19:29

Not gonna get it back........PERIOD!

On another note, why is this guy so easily stereotyped??

IT person collecting mass money from illicit acts making a living sitting down and hacking other people's sh*t.........and surprise surprise.........grossly obese, fat, white trash and typical IT loser with tons of money from praying on others.

230.10.2014 1:05

but here is where this case gets interesting.

1. he was offering a site to store and download files which means users payed for services to do this.

2. because the money was made from offering services the money should not have been seized at all

3. you can't also punish someone for someone else's idea of breaking the law its not his fault they where sharing files he had no control over the system because as the system expanded users had multiple accounts to share illegal files and if you can't find the original people you go after the company which is still a total farce

31.11.2014 10:53

Originally posted by megadunderhead:
but here is where this case gets interesting.

1. he was offering a site to store and download files which means users payed for services to do this.

2. because the money was made from offering services the money should not have been seized at all

3. you can't also punish someone for someone else's idea of breaking the law its not his fault they where sharing files he had no control over the system because as the system expanded users had multiple accounts to share illegal files and if you can't find the original people you go after the company which is still a total farce
He's subjected to the same governing laws that Google and search engines are. They need to do their due diligence to try to correct problem from THEIR END.

This white trash fatty didn't do squat! His whole biz plan was likely geared to maximize his profits KNOWINGLY AT THE EXPENSE OF OTHERS.

I don't fully agree with you.

411.11.2014 15:13

since when is it a crime to be overweight?
if someone share their dropbox account with you are you saying that dropbox is guilty of child pornography when you send them a pix of you stupting your kid?

put your bullying mind to rest.... the law is being subverted if a sharing service is required to assume guilt without a proper trial


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