Kim Dotcom May Be Deported for SpeedingAdded: Saturday, April 25th, 2015
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Despite Kim Dotcom spending millions trying to avoid extradition to the United States, it turned out that a relatively minor issue can lead to his deportation from the country. The matter is that when applying for New Zealand residency five years ago, Kim Dotcom didn’t declare a driving speeding conviction.
Dotcom is known worldwide as a famous person and the founder of MegaUpload file-hosting service, which albeit defunct remains at the heart of the largest copyright infringement lawsuit ever. Despite all of this, Kim may face deportation from New Zealand over a relatively minor indiscretion.
It was almost six years ago: in the fall 2009, a police radar gun caught Dotcom driving with a speed of about 92mph in a 30mph area. According to reports, the police even had to give chase, eventually catching up with Dotcom a mile later, next to his mansion. Kim explained his 3 times over-the-limit speeding as a “stupid mistake” and later pleaded guilty by letter. At the court hearing, Dotcom said he was “testing” a new car. Dotcom admitted that he saw a 50mph sign, after passing which he stepped on the gas for 3-4 seconds, but then braked and reduced the speed to the allowed limit. He explained he wanted to test the acceleration of the vehicle. As a result, Dotcom was fined $500 plus $130 costs. In addition, he was banned from driving for 6 months.
Now it turns out that Kim didn’t declare the driving conviction on his New Zealand residency application. At the same time, his immigration records show that the MegaUpload owner disclosed his 1994 hacking conviction and a 2001 suspended sentence for insider trading. These two incidents were disregarded due to being dealt with under Germany’s “clean slate” legislation. But non-disclosure of the 2009 motoring conviction may now put Dotcom’s position as a New Zealand resident under threat. Indeed, the Immigration Minister can decide within the month whether Kim will be allowed to remain in the country. It was told that Dotcom and his advisers have to make submissions on the matter within three weeks.
Now this potential deportation (albeit to either Finland or Germany, not the US) only adds to Kim’s woes, following the last month seizure by the US of dozens of millions of dollars worth of his assets. Finally, this summer Dotcom will face an extradition hearing.
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Saturday, April 25th, 2015
|Throw the first stone New Zealand. Puppets of the USA.|
|When they want you, they get you using any workaround they can employ and New Zealand and Australia have a strict immigration disclosure policy even on spent or civil convictions,so now they have his money and soon they will get him,even his owned friends in the local political system cannot go against the laws of their own country,its bogus without a doubt, but a means to an end.|
|How can someone who is so overweight they can destabilise the very fabric of the universe be deported for speeding?? i mean, like, OMG!!!|
|maybe he should hide in an embassey|
|i don't think being fat has anything to do with speeding or being deported.|
but, speeding is a m misdemeanor at best, and isn't grounds for being deported.
that's like being deported for littering.
actually, littering is worse than speeding.
everybody speeds, not everyone litters.
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