Kim Schmitz

Dotler’s jailhouse epiphany

Kim Dotcom showing off his Waffen SS helmet

Kim Dotcom showing off his Waffen SS helmet

Apologists for Kim Dotcom claim he isn’t a nazi¬†sympathiser…yet everything we have seen to date has been foreshadowed before.

He has formed a political party, had a book written, got all his minions in snazzy uniforms, has lightening bolt motifs on loads of things.

Then there is his ownership of a signed copy of Mein Kampf, one he gloated about owning across the breakfast table in Spain.

He received a Nazi flag, that is still folded in his basement at the mansion, from one of his staff and profusely thanked that staff member for giving him the best present of his life.

And has been photographed wearing a Nazi Waffen SS helmet.

Not to mention his tirade of abuse against homosexuals and Jews on a beach on Isola Butelli, where he shouted at a Conservation officer that Hitler was right when he gassed the homosexuals and Jews in Auschwitz. I have spoke to three eyewitnesses who say this happened. Not to mention his goose stepping around a BBQ in Corsica.

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Will Kim Dotcom do a runner?

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[11]¬†where he was subsequently arrested on behalf of German authorities.[32]¬†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”.[32][36]¬†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).[35]¬†After avoiding a prison sentence for a second time, he left Germany and moved to Hong Kong in late 2003.[11]

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%.[37] However, Trendax was never registered with Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission and the company was legally not allowed to accept investments or to conduct trades.[18] 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 »

Rob Hosking on Dotcom and his likely effect on Labour’s vote

Rob Hosking at the NBR opines about the effect of Kim Dotcom on NZ politics and correctly surmises that it is Labour who will be most affected.

Disaffected and disengaged youth, we are told, will be flowing to the polling booths to vote for Kim Dotcom’s Internet Party on September 20.

The “visionary” of the party will act as a beacon to 18 to 25 year olds who are utterly turned off by politics, the theory goes.

The people claiming this are mostly 40 to 50-year-old political obsessives, so I’m not sure I give this theory much credence.

Certainly Mr Dotcom ‚Äď or Mr Schmitz, or Mr Kimble, or Mr Tim Jim Vestor, to give him the other names he has adopted over a long and somewhat ill-starred career ‚Äď has excited some people, but the folk getting most breathless seem to be a small group of excitable journalists, along with a group of folk who are keen for something ‚Ästanything¬†‚Äď that will make a better job of opposing John Key’s National government than the current official opposition is doing.

It is not clear what Mr Dotcom is going to deliver, apart from a major disruptive factor. ¬† Read more »

Hone Harawira on investments

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A reader writes

Dear Cameron,

I don’t usually get involved in political stuff, but the following Herald article had me scratching my head. ¬† Read more »

Who are the Internet Party using as their “visionary”?

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Let’s face it, if the law allowed it, Kim Dotcom wouldn’t be a “party visionary”, but he would be the Winston Peters of the Internet Party.

Instead, the law keeps him at arms length. ¬†Only his money, and of course all his direct orders will be implemented. ¬†A bit like being a bankrupt that has his wife running the company… on paper.

So it behooves us to look into Kim Dotcom’s aka Kim Schmitz’s past and see what where foundations of his visions lie. ¬†People tend to be able to point into their past to explain how they came to their current world view.

Schmitz’s biography is the stuff of local tabloid legend, beginning with his arrest six years ago for allegedly hacking into corporate computer systems and stealing telephone calling-card numbers.

Schmitz spent several months in pretrial detention, an experience that inspired him to try using his skills to make a legal profit.

“That’s where I decided to use my knowhow and skills to become the world’s most successful businessman,” says Schmitz, with characteristic modesty. ¬†¬† Read more »

Winston Peters and his own conflicts of interest, Ctd

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Over the coming weeks Winston Peters will look more like this as the true details about Kim Dotcom are released.

Yesterday I wrote about Winston Peters and his parliamentary questions on behalf of his partner and the firm she worked for at the time.

I also wrote earlier about Winston Peters and his three visits to the Dotcom Mansion. At the time I also mentioned that there was more to  come on this.

On the three occasions that Winston Peters had admitted visiting the Dotcom Mansion there were many things that were discussed.

Perhaps the biggest thing though was what Dotcom claims he knows about John key and what John Key knows.

Winston Peters constantly goes on about this hinting at coming destruction at his hands by the release of information that could only have come from Dotcom.

Sources inside the Dotcom mansion tell me that Dotcom sat down and essentially dictated the questions that needed to be asked in parliament and on one occasion sat and watched with glee as Winston Peters asked the very same questions in parliament.

Winston Peters now has some very clear questions that need to be answered about his political association with Kim Dotcom and why he asked those questions on behalf of Dotcom and whether or not there was any consideration given.

Here is an outline of all the questions asked by Winston Peters regarding Kim Dotcom.

Written Questions:

8031 (2012). Rt Hon Winston Peters to the Minister Responsible for the GCSB (28 Sep 2012): What briefings, reports and correspondence did he receive in his capacity as Minister in the period 16 December 2011-20 January; listed by date and source?

Rt Hon John Key (Minister Responsible for the GCSB) replied: I refer the Member to my answer to Question No. 07970 (2012)

8060 (2012). Rt Hon Winston Peters to the Minister Responsible for the GCSB (28 Sep 2012): How many interception warrants has he issued under Section 17 of the Government Communications Security Bureau Act, by year, since 2010?

Rt Hon John Key (Minister Responsible for the GCSB) replied: It is my practice to not comment on such matters.

8118 (2012). Rt Hon Winston Peters to the Minister Responsible for the GCSB (28 Sep 2012): What briefings, reports and correspondence from departmental sources did he receive in his capacity as Minister on 13 September 2012; listed by title, date and source?

Rt Hon John Key (Minister Responsible for the GCSB) replied: I refer the Member to my answer to Question No. 07970 (2012)

8127 (2012). Rt Hon Winston Peters to the Minister Responsible for the GCSB (28 Sep 2012): When did he, or any of his represenatives, first learn of Kim Schmitz in his capacity as Minister?¬† Read more »

DotCon lies and lies some more

In Fishy’s article this morning, Dotcon drops the clanger that he was in the throes of launching an IPO for his quasi song-swap service.

DotCom - Guilty

That Fishy could let this pass without mentioning some pretty obvious questions suggests that Fishy is wilfully blind to Dotcon’s crooked past.

For example:

Does Dotcon seriously expect to issue a prospectus in New Zealand for a sharemarket listed company when he has been convicted for insider trading/pump and dump stock frauds in the past? (The Letsbuyit.com affair)

When Kim Schmitz was convicted in 2002 of manipulating shares in online retailer LetsBuyIt.com, it marked the end of Germany’s biggest insider-trading case ever and exposed just how easy it was to profit at other investors’ expense. The self-styled Internet entrepreneur’s previous conviction for computer fraud didn’t stop him from announcing a spurious rescue effort for the online retailer that temporarily goosed the stock — and gave him the chance to sell his shares at a profit of $1.5 million. Worse, when it came time for sentencing, Schmitz got a slap on the wrist: a 20-month suspended sentence after five months in jail awaiting trial.

Does Dotcon serious expect to get the FMA blessing for such a prospectus when he was found guilty and convicted of hacking?¬† Read more »

Dotcom

YAWN.

I am struggling to see how it is news that a fruit loop millionaire, ostensibly from illegal activities such as hacking and spam, is getting the arse from New Zealand.

The best bit is we still have his $10 million.

People are focusing on his residency application and his “filesharing” activities and conveniently ignoring the thugs he had on staff for “protection”, who their known associates are (they aren’t nice, trust me) and the illegal firearms he had on the premises.

His lawyer blithely explains:

 In explanation for having a gun without a licence, Dotcom said he was concerned for his safety and that of his family.

Most people concerned for their safety don;t illegally import a Mossberg Super Shorty which at 300mm (11.8 inches) is less than half the length legally required for a firearm (762mm or 30 inches) in New Zealand. You can’t buy them here. Not anywhere. The fact that the gun was alos loaded, and with illegal munitions other than for law enforecement shows this man has scant regard for the law.

His $10 million should be forfeit and he should be tossed from our shores. No fuss no bother. See ya later Cyril…or whatever name you are using now.

Cactus Kate contrasts the ninnies in our media with those in Hong Kong where Kim Tim Dim Sim or what ever name he used there, was also a resident.

But she also raises another valid point. If Winston and Labour want some inquiries then the government should go right ahead and I’d suggest that we start by inesitgating thoruoughly the Bill Liu affair and the¬†involvement¬†of David Cunliffe and Shane Jones.

And Labour should be a little more humble about the Kim Dotcom case.¬†I recall Bill Liu, Whaleoil’s expose, Liu’s multiple identities and donations to the Labour Party. So will frontbenchers David Cunliffe and Shane Jones they will never forget Bill Liu. Neither will all Labour MP’s old enough to have been around to facilitate the disaster.

Those who live in glasshouses should not be throwing rocks.

Now if we had an Independent Commission Against Corruption here they would start right there and work on up to Kim Schmitz.

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