Extradition

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.

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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.

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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 »

Another nail in a very large coffin

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Kim Dotcom’s court room antics are coming unstuck on him.

After his evidence in the Banks trial was shown to be shonky he has been dealt another blow this week with a court slamming him over his “fishing expedition”.

Mega founder Kim Dotcom been denied access to evidence against him to be used in his upcoming extradition hearing.

Dotcom had applied for documents held by the Security Intelligence Service (SIS), Immigration New Zealand, police, Customs, Corrections and the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB), but a District Court decision released today has dismissed the application.

However, what is known as a record of case – a list of sworn documents and a summary of evidence – has had its prohibition on publication lifted. Because the record was not officially part of the court file, it was not allowed to be made public.

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In declining the other documents, Judge Dawson said the evidence and submissions “fell well short” of what was needed to consider granting the applications.

He also said there was “no reasonable basis” for granting the application for the documents.

“It bears all the hallmarks of a fishing expedition that would involve an extensive amount of time and resources to satisfy with a very low likelihood of it producing evidence relevant to the extradition hearing.”

An application was also made to move the extradition hearing from July 7, but a decision on that will be made in a teleconference at a later date.

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Where in the world is Mona Dotcom?

So Mona Dotcom has done a runner…isn’t she the signing authority on all the shares and accounts?

What sort of a fool announces on Twitter to 365,000 followers that the missus has done a runner and ask for privacy?

If Kim Dotcom thinks the FBI, US Department of Justice, music and movie barons are evil bastards wait until he meets Mona Dotcom’s divorce lawyer…oh and the child support will be murder.

But where has Mona Dotcom gone? My sources say she is still in New Zealand…I imagine the media will now play “Where’s Mona?”  Read more »