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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:38 PM

WSJ: Megaupload's Dotcom Denied Bail

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203718504577181600977969824.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Megaupload's Dotcom Denied Bail
WELLINGTON-The founder of website Megaupload.com, Kim Dotcom, will remain in jail as he awaits extradition to the U.S. after a New Zealand judge declined his bail application.

Judge David McNaughton declined the application citing the risk Mr. Dotcom would flee jurisdiction and the possibility that if he reached Germany he wouldn't be extradited to face the charges.

"The real question though on the bail application is whether there is any incentive to flee the jurisdiction," Mr. McNaughton said. "If the applicant were able to leave the country undetected and travel to Germany he would be safe from extradition...While the U.S. government's argument on flight risk in general is not as strong as initially suggested nonetheless I am left in the position that there is a risk and it is a significant risk."

Mr. Dotcom was named in a Federal Bureau of Investigation indictment last week as the founder and, until last year, chief executive of Megaupload. He was arrested alongside Megaupload Chief Marketing Officer Finn Batato, 38, Chief Technical Officer, Director and co-founder Mathias Ortmann, 40, both from Germany, and Dutch national Bram van der Kolk, 29.


Denied bail because...if he fled to Germany, the Germans might not extradite him?



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Poll_Blind Jan 2012 OP
qanda Jan 2012 #1
frylock Jan 2012 #2
Poll_Blind Jan 2012 #4
Devil_Fish Jan 2012 #3
cstanleytech Jan 2012 #5
bongbong Jan 2012 #6

Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:47 PM

1. Honestly, you can't make this stuff up!

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:07 PM

2. they're going to make an example out of this guy

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Response to frylock (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:14 PM

4. They're going to try to, at least. nt

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:12 PM

3. The have the wrong guy.

 

Corporations are people don't you know. This crime was commited by megaupload.com not Kim Dotcom. they need to arrest Megaupload, not Kim. Why is this not glareingly obvious???

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Response to Devil_Fish (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:20 PM

5. Good point, after all if its really the people behind the corporation then why havent bankers

been arrested for their actions when it came to the whole mortgage disaster?

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:41 PM

6. Head spinning

 

My head is spinning at a million RPM because of the blatant hypocrisy.

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