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Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom laughs it up on Twitter as trial looms

File-sharing giant Kim Dotcom was arrested in January when his mansion in Auckland, New Zealand was raided by authorities. His notorious file-sharing service Megaupload was shuttered the same day, and Dotcom was charged with money laundering, violating piracy laws, racketeering and a number of additional crimes. The flamboyant Internet millionaire immediately denied any wrongdoing. Dotcom, who was released on bail and faces serious charges, appears to be doing his best to make light of the situation with new Twitter and Instagram accounts. In typical Dotcom fashion, the larger-than-life playboy is using his new social media accounts to taunt authorities as he awaits trial. Noteworthy tweets include “Conspiracy to commit racketeering!” which appeared alongside an image of Dotcom and three colleagues holding tennis rackets at the Dotcom estate, and “Mathias’ first attempt at money laundering ;-)” which was accompanied by an image of a man washing money in a bowl of soapy water.


Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.