Police made 'errors' during raid on Megaupload boss

Posted in: Legal & Security at 20/03/2012 20:23

A police blunder could mean luxury cars, giant TVs and jewellery seized during a police raid will be returned to Megaupload owner Kim Dotcom.

The property was confiscated during a dawn raid on the New Zealand home of the file-sharing site's owner.

A New Zealand judge has now ruled that the court order used to justify the seizure should never have been granted.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17428612

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Wrong paperwork used to seize Megaupload property, judge says [IDG]
An order granted to law enforcement allowing them to seize luxury cars and other personal effects from the estate of Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom is invalid, a judge in New Zealand ruled on Friday.

A police commissioner applied for the wrong type of seizure order, requested by the U.S., which now is "null and void and has no legal effect," Judge Judith Potter ruled.
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2012/031912-wrong-paperwork-used-to-seize-257399.html

Megaupload Founder Could Get His Property Returned
Megaupload.com isn't going back online anytime soon, but the founder of the file-sharing site that was shuttered in January may get his computers, documents and trove of vehicles back.

New Zealand authorities have admitted to making a procedural mistake before seizing Kim Dotcom's possessions. Now, officials may have to return them.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/418922/megaupload_founder_could_get_his_property_returned/

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