I’ve always said that Kim Dotcom will do a runner.
In his past life when confronted by authorities he has done one of two things…run or attempt or pretend at least to commit suicide.
His Wikipedia page notes:
Schmitz moved to Thailand to avoid investigation¬†where he was subsequently arrested on behalf of German authorities.¬†In response, he allegedly pretended to kill himself online, posting a message on his website that from now on he wished to be known as “His Royal Highness King Kimble the First, Ruler of the Kimpire”.¬†He was deported back to Germany where he pleaded guilty to¬†embezzlement¬†in November 2003 and, after five months in jail awaiting trial, again received a suspended sentence (of 20 months).¬†After avoiding a prison sentence for a second time, he left Germany and moved to Hong Kong in late 2003.
Schmitz found Hong Kong to his liking and registered¬†Kimpire Limited¬†in December 2003, soon after moving there. He set up a network of interlinked companies, including¬†Trendax¬†which was claimed to be an artificial intelligence-driven hedge fund delivering an annual return of at least 25%.¬†However, Trendax was never registered with¬†Hong Kong‚Äôs Securities and Futures Commission¬†and the company was legally not allowed to accept investments or to conduct trades.¬†Dotcom was subsequently convicted for failing to disclose his shareholding to the Securities and Futures Commission, and was fined 8000 Hong Kong dollars.
Then there is the evidence the FBI has provided for his extradition case which shows:
The documents say Mr Van der Kolk and Mr Ortmann spoke twice in two years about their fears their boss, Kim Dotcom, would run away with the company’s money and go into hiding if law enforcement agencies got involved. ¬† Read more »