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Kiwi authorities seize Kim Dotcom’s mansion

No evictions though
Thu Feb 09 2012, 11:58

MEGAUPLOAD FOUNDER Kim Dotcom's mansion has been seized by the authorities in New Zealand.

The house that has been seized is situated next to the larger mansion that Dotcom leased. Dotcom's pregnant wife and three children have lived there since Dotcom was arrested. However, no one has to move out, according to the New Zealand Herald.

Kim Dotcom Mansion Seized

Guy Sayers of the Official Assignee said, "Certainly no one is going to be evicted. It's no different to any other restraining order where I take custody and control of property, but the family can still live there."

"We'll set up a property inspection to make sure there's no damage, but other than that, the family can still enjoy it."

The smaller mansion is valued at $4.3 million. Dotcom bought after being refused permission to buy the $30 million larger property due to failing a good character test.

The Official Assignee has been to the property to seize various pieces of artwork and a luxury car.

Dotcom is still in custody after being refused bail. He is under threat of being extradited and must wait for a hearing to take place. He has been accused of a number of charges including racketeering and copyright infringement. µ


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