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Kim Dotcom makes for a great story when it comes to whether his computer activity is legal or not. Over the years, he has gone toe-to-toe attempting to have his way. Right now, the U.S. Government has been doing everything to thwart him from continuing with a site he established called Megaupload.com.
The German native took awhile before he settled on his latest moniker. He has gone by several different aliases before settling on the current Kim Dotcom. During his life, the oversize Dotcom has had a voracious appetite for expensive cars, big houses and luxury. His current compound in New Zealand covers five acres and has stables, a swimming pool, several guest houses and a hedge cut into a maze.
In his stable of cars, five of them had vanity plates that read 'Hacker', 'Mafia', 'Stoned', 'Police' and 'God'. His cars included a pink rag top antique Cadillac, a Drop head Bentley and a dozen Mercedes of all shapes and sizes.
Even as a teenager, Kim Dotcom drew the ire of U.S. authorities. More than once, he was accused, arrested and sentenced involving computer breaches in the United States that lead to stolen calling card numbers. After receiving a probationary period, he scored big when he sold his interest in Dataprotect prior to the dotcom bubble burst in early 2000. It didn't take long before he was embroiled in another messy legal situation in Thailand. In 2001, an investment opportunity collapsed and he was accused of insider trading and embezzlement by the German government. Again, he served a short probationary term and this time needed to repay the court ordered restitution.
All the build up of the Megaupload site came to a stop on January 19, 2012, after the U.S. Justice Department swooped in and seized all the domain names. The authorities found Kim Dotcom holed up in a safe room armed to the teeth. Kim Dotcom has recently been released on bail in New Zealand, but access to his bank accounts remain frozen at this time.