Megupload founder adds he plans to move his family to Queenstown, New Zealand
Kim Dotcom is about to upgrade his lifestyle, and he plans to move from Auckland, New Zealand to Queenstown, a city in the far south of the country, according to a few recent tweets.
The Megaupload founder has been battling an American criminal copyright case from New Zealand for years now, and so far he’s successfully resisted extradition. Dotcom was also hit with a civil forfeiture case filed by the Department of Justice, which was brought 18 months after the initial criminal charges. Prosecutors have sought to seize an extensive list of assets, including millions of dollars in various seized bank accounts in Hong Kong and New Zealand, multiple cars, four jet skis, the Dotcom mansion, several luxury cars, two 108-inch TVs, three 82-inch TVs, a $10,000 watch, and a photograph by Olaf Mueller worth over $100,000.
Earlier this month, a New Zealand judge revealed that the country’s signals intelligence agency, known as the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB), illegally spied on Dotcom for two months longer than previously admitted.
Earlier this week, Dotcom tweeted the following: Kim Twitter
He didn’t specify exactly what assets or property, nor did Dotcom say when he would receive them.
Dotcom’s attorney, Ira Rothken, texted Ars: “Out of respect for the Hong Kong judicial process we will not comment any further until the court issues a written judgment or order.”