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Kim Dotcom Loses Latest Battle To Recover Seized Assets (cnet.com) 58

The Justice Department wants to keep Kim Dotcom's millions of dollars worth of seized assets, citing the Megaupload founder's fugitive status. The department filed a brief on Friday, which cited his fugitive status as well as a lack of evidence supporting claims that poor health was preventing him from entering the U.S. CNET reports: Dotcom has been in the news since 2012, when the FBI and the US Department of Justice shut down file-sharing site Megaupload and charged the site's operators with the piracy-related offenses. The U.S. government also seized $42 million in assets. Dotcom, alongside Mathias Ortmann, Bram van der Kolk and Finn Batato, are wanted for trial in the U.S. on 13 counts, including copyright infringement, conspiracy to commit racketeering, money laundering and wire fraud. In February, the New Zealand High Court found that Dotcom, a New Zealand resident, and his co-accused were eligible for extradition to the United States.
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Kim Dotcom Loses Latest Battle To Recover Seized Assets

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  • Well yeah! (Score:2, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward

    Trump needs the money, to pay back his Russian loans....

  • by Anonymous Coward

    What the actual fuck kind of a god damn hack job is this submission? gtfo with this garbage. Maybe you should wait until the Supreme Court actually, you know, decides what to do with the petition.

    Ass fucks.

  • by ma1wrbu5tr ( 1066262 ) on Tuesday June 13, 2017 @10:36PM (#54614227) Journal
    A "brief" being filed doesn't necessarily mean that a judge swung his gavel. Geez! This is a total fail on the ./ editor's part.
    Also:
    Kim Dotcom isn't a US citizen and has been going to all his NZ court dates. Hardly what I'd call a fugitive.
    • Anyone who goes against the status quo in the waxing totalitarian plutocracy is a fugitive

  • That in August, he'll lose the appeal and is finally removed from New Zealand.

    Additionally, they should revoke his residency since he lied on the application about previous criminal convictions.

    • by Anonymous Coward

      And why is that?

      I get you don't like him. I don't like him. But tearing down the entire legal system --this action has thoroughly shot both countries' legal systems' credibility-- just to get rid of one fat fsck seems a bit much, eh?

      • And why is that?

        I get you don't like him. I don't like him. But tearing down the entire legal system --this action has thoroughly shot both countries' legal systems' credibility-- just to get rid of one fat fsck seems a bit much, eh?

        Your statement needs to be higher modded, and I'm trying to give it visibility. From "A man for all seasons":

        Roper: So now you'd give the Devil benefit of law!
        More: Yes. What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil?
        Roper: I'd cut down every law in England to do that!
        More: Oh? And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned round on you — where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat? This country's planted thick with laws from coast to coast — man's laws, not God's — and if you cut them down — and you're just the man to do it — d'you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then? Yes, I'd give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety's sake.

        The problem with changing the law to fit individual circumstances is that, sooner rather than later, the now modified law can be used to pursue you.

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