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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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I’m coming to steal your democracy

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 »

Armstrong on Circe du Dotcomme

You can’t fool John.  He’s seen more than most, and with Dotcom he sees right through it

To help the left remove John Key, the internet mogul has to attract voters that are beyond the reach of Labour and the Greens. Indeed, the best chance for the Internet Party to establish itself as a viable political force and (eventually) get anywhere near the 5 per cent threshold is to position itself in the centre of the political spectrum or slightly to the right, just like New Zealand First, but targeting a much younger catchment of voters.

While Dotcom’s persona can be used to make the introductions, if the Internet Party is to secure votes it has to convince voters that it is much bigger than its founder — and that it will not fold the moment he and the party’s main source of income move offshore through being extradited to the United States to face trial.

If it cannot do so, the party will be deemed to be nothing more than an expensive ego trip by a political neophyte who thinks he can buy his way into Parliament even if only on a surrogate basis. As it is, the Internet Party risks being viewed as little more than a personality cult. The onus is on its founder and high-powered staff members to prove otherwise.

Truth is this is a terrible time to launch a new political party.

Kim doesn’t have a choice.  The extradition clock is ticking.   Read more »

Convicted paedo fighting extradition roaming free in Christchurch

Bernard McGrath, enjoying a Christchurch food court while awaiting a decision on his extradition to face 252 charges for sexual offending against boys

Bernard McGrath, enjoying a Christchurch food court while awaiting a decision on his extradition to face 252 charges for sexual offending against boys

A convicted paedophile fighting extradition on 252 charges against boys and young adults is still roaming loose in Christchurch while his extradition decision winds through the process.

This photo was taken at the upper food court area at Westfield Mall Riccarton on Friday. It is Brother Bernard McGrath, formerly of St John of God (Residential Facility) Halswell.

He is currently fighting extradition to NSW on 252 charges against boys and young adults.

In January TV3 reported on the status of his extradition process.

A decision over whether former Catholic Brother Bernard McGrath will be extradited to Australia to face historical sex abuse charges has been delayed yet again.

McGrath, 65, is wanted in Australia on 252 charges against boys and young adults. It is alleged he raped, abused and molested his victims over several decades while working for the church in New South Wales.

In the Christchurch District Court this morning, Judge Jane Farish ruled the decision should be considered by the Minister of Justice.   Read more »

Not Kim Dotcom’s week

Yesterday he tweeted

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Just now:

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Oh well.   Read more »