24 Jan '12, 5am

Filesonic disables file sharing services in wake of Megaupload arrests

AUCKLAND) - The founder of file-sharing website Megaupload was ordered to be held in custody by a New Zealand court yesterday, as he denied charges of internet piracy and money laundering and said authorities were trying to portray the blackest picture of him. Prosecutor Anne Toohey argued at a bail hearing that Kim Dotcom, a German national also known as Kim Schmitz, was a flight risk "at the extreme end of the scale" because it was believed he had access to funds, had multiple identities and had a history of fleeing criminal charges. "The FBI believes the sums located are unlikely to represent all the overseas bank accounts owned by Mr Dotcom," she said. But Dotcom's lawyer said he posed no threat of absconding or restarting his businesses, arguing that his client had cooperated fully, his passports had been seized and his funds frozen, and also that he had a distinctive...

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