David “Tainted” Fisher does it again: ¬†he bites the hand that has fed him. ¬†It’s his standard MO, and I guess this is how he imagines balance in his work. ¬†First he drains his contacts and promotes their cause. ¬†When that well runs dry, he turns on them and all the information that was previously withheld in confidence as it didn’t suit the narrative is being used to throw his sources under the bus.
Today’s victim: ¬†Kim Dotcom
Kim Dotcom did not declare a conviction for dangerous driving on his application for New Zealand residency even though he had pleaded guilty to the charge eight months earlier.
The conviction was entered in September 2009 under the name Kim Schmitz after Dotcom was caught travelling 99km/h over the speed limit north of Auckland, according to court documents released to the Herald yesterday.
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse says Immigration New Zealand is “looking into the matter”.
Eight months later, Dotcom’s residency application asked, “Have you or your family members included in your application ever been … convicted of an offence (including a traffic offence) committed in the last five years involving dangerous driving”.
The form, signed by Dotcom and dated June 3, 2010, shows the “No” box to be clearly marked, indicating no dangerous driving conviction had been earned.
An Immigration spokeswoman said she couldn’t comment on questions relating to Dotcom.
But, speaking generally, if Immigration NZ determined that someone had obtained their residence status through immigration fraud, such as providing false or misleading information in support of a visa application, they might become liable for deportation.
Writing generally, why don’t you just seek redemption by dumping everything you know about Dotcom and help us get rid of the pest. ¬†I can’t guarantee people will change their opinion of Tainted, but it would be a step in the right direction. ¬† Read more »