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Cyber fugitive Dotcom mocks authorities: ‘From 0 into a $210m company’

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Mar
2014

By Gyles Beckford WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Kim Dotcom, one of the worlds most wanted cyber fugitives, on Tuesday gloated over a deal that will see a cloud storage firm he founded while on bail listing on the New Zealand stock exchange and valued on paper at NZ$210 million ($179 million). The flashy internet mogul, who also goes by the name Kim Schmitz, is fighting a bid by U.S. authorities to extradite him from the lavish estate he lives in New Zealand to face online piracy charges over the now closed file sharing site Megaupload. The New Zealand government in early 2012 arrested Dotcom at his mansion near Auckland in a SWAT-style raid requested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. After a reverse takeover deal was announced between Mega Ltd and TRS, an inactive local investment firm, Dotcom tweeted: Indicted.

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