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Breaking News: Kim Dotcom Arrest in Auckland, New Zealand (Megaupload chief)

A total of 76 police and armed offenders squad officers were involved, as well as four FBI agents who assisted with the inquiry, but not the raid itself.

Police say when they arrived at Dotcom's property at 6:45am, at first Dotcom's bodyguards would not let them in. There were 15 people at the house at the time, including employees and family members.

Two shotguns were found on the property, police are looking into whether these are restricted weapons in New Zealand.

Police have also seized luxury cars with an estimated total value of up to $6m.

These include a Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe valued at over NZ$500,000. Over $10m has also been seized from NZ financial institutions, including New Zealand government bonds.

"The FBI contacted New Zealand police in early 2011 with a request to assist with their investigation into the 'Mega Conspiracy'," says Det Insp Grant Wormald.

Income generated from the conspiracy is listed as $175 million (US) and this is also required as part of the forfeiture.
http://www.3news.co.nz/Megauploads-Kim-Schmitz-arrested-in-Auckland-site-shut-down/tabid/412/articleID/240007/Default.aspx

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Added: Jan-20-2012 Occurred On: Jan-20-2012
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  • wait wait wait how the FUCK did the U.S serve warrants in other sovereign countries. what the hell is going on here

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    • @Stankin it is not new, US has power to freeze the assets and take over later..
      ask saddam, gaddafi..

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    • @IHATEZIONS well keep in mind when they were freezing assets on gaddafi and saddam its was a Multinational thing.


      This shits is just the US gone wild. spose im just more curious on how the step they use to do such a thing. and why countries turn into bitches and release their citizens to U.S willpower.

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    • @Stankin Copyright laws are international. Chapter 11

      (3) distributes or offers to distribute, sells or offers to sell, rents or offers to rent, or traffics in any copy or phonorecord fixed as described in paragraph (1), regardless of whether the fixations occurred in the United States, shall be subject to the remedies provided in sections 502 through 505, to the same extent as an infringer of copyright.

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    • @tat2d So I would assume the International Copy right laws are only active in countries that agreed upon them correct? I mean China is counterfeit capital of the world but you dont see Any of them being hauled off to Prisons.

      There a way to see all the participating countries signed to the copy right law? I wanna see how far this fucked up rabbit hole goes. and see how much a nations soul is worth.

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  • Wonder who will be next? There is a bunch of them.

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  • please ...for people speaking about international laws ..USA itself has broken hundred of them ...and they actually are putting themselves out of any international courts ...to avoid prosecuting on war crimes ...


    so this is BIAS...only prove that if you wanna have some freedom of speech and start your own company on the internet once successful better move to russia or another country that is not USA s bitch

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  • They could take down 10 more Kim dotcom's,there will always be others to take his place and find ways around the system.

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  • bullfuckinshit, thats what it is.

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  • To all Americans peoples, bend over now, scary squirrel world Obama vs zombie will fuck you up in your ass and you won't get medical insurance.

    Lucky to be in Britain where I can download whatever I want for free.

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  • such a fat idiot, he should have dealt with the google and wall st, make a billion and hands up the company to wall st giants.

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  • not looking good.

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  • Slim Kim

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  • now if we could just get those thieving chinese to go after all the piracy in their country. they would still be living in the world of mao if they didn't steal all their technology from the developed world

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  • why?

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  • He drew way too much attention to himself.

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  • Please Feature

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  • This site states US based charges

    http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2012/01/why-the-feds-smashed-megaupload.ars

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  • FBI going international....


    ...international community going to ..the FBI...

    let see what happen

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  • tad confusing....dotcom?

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  • The oligarchs want it all!. I can see the hollywood moguls fighting for there share of the confiscation. PRICKS!

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  • So now new zealands tax payer will pay for the protection of Us corporatism interests.

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  • If the guy was broke they wouldn't give a damn about the site.
    It's just the USA looking for an excuse to steal millions.
    Who the hell watches Hollywood crap these days? Even for free?

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  • Guy is a thief. A good thief but he makes his living from others hard work. Good riddance.

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    • @DOWNPLANE the same as holywood has done.

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    • @weadone
      Thats for sure. Hollywood didn't want to provide royalties to their writers or provide medical insurance for actors. Therefore they lost a lot of good writers and now pay teenagers to do editing, etc for next to nothing. On top of that, they basically steal every idea from foreign films in other languages and rehash them.

      Hollywood and the music industry keep screwing themselves with their greed. Phuck em, I hope Hollywood, or as I call it, Satans Den craches and burns.

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    • @Flash_Back lol i can bring three lighters on the plane ...wait till i get there...on second thoughts i'd never get past dhs .;o)

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