Extradition

Is extradition to Germany actually Kim Dotcom’s card get out of jail free card?

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There has been a lot of speculation about whether or not Kim Dotcom may be extradited if his residency is revoked for lying on his application.

There is also debate about where he would be sent to.

Some say Hong Kong as that is where he moved from to live in New Zealand….or to Germany…or to Finland….he holds passports in both of the latter jurisdictions.

Then you have to query David ‘Tainted’ Fisher’s expose…surely he knew about this already when he launched his dictated hagiography that he tried (and failed) to claim was work of journalism.

Could it perhaps be that ‘Tainted’ Fisher wrote the article to actually assist Kim Dotcom escaping justice by fleeing back to Germany? ¬†¬† Read more »

Time to twist the knife some more

Hamish Rutherford thinks it’s a good idea to push Judith Collins into the mud and grind her face down some more. ¬†All based on an email that didn’t even come from the Dirty Politics book. ¬†And Collins will be cleared of any wrongdoing.

Two former National ministers have gone right to the back of the class, among just four in the 60 strong caucus earning the basic MP’s salary.

Following the first week of Parliament, 56 of National’s MPs have been made either ministers, whips, speakers, chairs or deputy chairs of select committees.

All of those roles come with additional pay, from the $4600 extra paid to select committee deputy chairs, to the extra $280,700 paid to Prime Minister John Key.

But Judith Collins and Maurice Williamson, who were both ministers earlier this year, now earn the basic MP’s salary of $147,800, along with newcomers Parmjeet Parmar and Todd Barclay, 24.

Barclay, the baby of the House, was not born until Williamson had been an MP for almost three years. When Barclay joined Bill English’s office as a junior official, Judith Collins was Police Minister. Read more »

Where in the world is Kimmy?

 

Can you spot Kim Dotcom?

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Here is a little game. (Or is it?)  Where is Kimmy?   Is he still in New Zealand, or has he quietly slipped away, relying on his Bitcoins to see him through?

 

 

Paraphrasing Justice Simon France: Kim Dotcom’s stories don’t stack up

And so Kim Dotcom cops another one in the glockenspiel:

Claims by internet mogul Kim Dotcom of a conspiracy between the United States and New Zealand Governments do not have “an air of reality”, a High Court judge has ruled.

In a decision released today, Justice Simon France upheld a previous court ruling not to order Government agencies to release all the information they hold on the Mega founder to help him with his extradition battle.

His lawyers had argued last month that a judicial review should be conducted on Government agencies withholding and redacting files requested by Dotcom and his legal team to decide whether they were legitimately withheld.

It was relevant to his extradition process because previous files had been withheld and later released which showed “political pressure” in the granting of permanent residency to Dotcom, his lawyers argued.

They claimed Immigration New Zealand approved his application despite his previous convictions and despite the Security Intelligence Service (SIS) informing it of a possible FBI investigation.

Simply Gruesome lawyers really aren’t adding to their CVs of late. ¬†All this is fanciful speculation at best.

What did the Judge actually say? ¬† Read more »

This is how Kim Dotcom solves problems, ctd

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Kim Dotcom is getting really chatty about politics on Twitter lately.  You can see the tension is getting to him.

Desperation is a stinky cologne: Read more »

MFAT Official May Have Stuffed Up

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We’ve figured it out: This is how Dotcom will leave the country

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Let me get this straight, the Greens support extradition now?

This is interesting, the Green party is upset about the sex fiend diplomat doing a runner:

Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei doesn’t like the way this person has been able to get away without being able to face the consequences of the charges.

And on Radio NZ she said:

Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei believes the diplomat should be extradited if there is a legal means to do so, saying the alleged victim deserves the right to seek justice. 

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Kim Dotcom seriously down on money

This is what air travel used to look like for Kim

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Dangle money before hardened lefties and they’ll sit up and purr every time

Bob Jones is on fire in today’s Herald column

Dotcom’s loveable maverick reputation collapsed, despite his vigorous legal efforts to prevent it, once details of the FBI’s claim became public. Hitherto he had presented his business as that of an innocent bystander, akin to a taxi driver delivering a passenger to a bank, then subsequently being charged with aiding and abetting a crime after it was found his fare had robbed the bank.

But the FBI claims he had the means to control his Megaupload site’s content, but far from doing so, actively incentivised the placement of movies on his site.

In rebuttal, Dotcom points to the terms service users were obliged to agree to, which included an undertaking not to post copyrighted material. He further argues that the sheer volume of material was such as to prevent practical policing.

The user copyright undertaking won’t wash in any court and he knows it. It was his primary income source, arising from many tens of thousands of downloading users exploiting his site’s stolen movies, but Dotcom, the site owner, implausibly claims this was all unknown to him.

Anyone wrongly charged with a serious crime should be ultra-eager to get into a court and argue their innocence. Instead, Dotcom has wasted millions trying to avoid doing so.

Nobody will give him a fair trial. ¬†He doesn’t expect them in New Zealand and he doesn’t expect them in the USA. ¬†In the mean time, the July 7 extradition hearing is moving nearer. ¬† Read more »