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Inside the lavish life of Megaupload's founder, Dotcom

Kim Dotcom was charged with criminal copyright infringement and conspiracy to commit racketeteering. The FBI also shut down his website Megaupload.com, which allegedly pirated a half a billion dollars worth of entertainment content. 

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Jan. 20, 2012: In this photo released by the Government Information Service in Hong Kong, the entrance of Megaupload's office is shown inside a hotel room in Hong Kong.

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megaupload founder Kim Dotcom in court

Jan. 20, 2012: Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom appears in Auckland's North Shore District Court after his arrest in this still image taken from a video.

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Jan. 21, 2012: The entrance of the Dotcom Mansion, home of accused Kim Dotcom, who founded the Megaupload.com site and ran it from the $30 million mansion, is seen in Coatesville.

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Jan. 20, 2012: Tow trucks wait to remove vehicles from Kim Dotcom's house in Coatesville, north west of Auckland, New Zealand. 

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Jan. 20, 2012: This aerial shot shows Kim Dotcom's house in Coatesville, north west of Auckland, New Zealand. 

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Kim Dotcom with Mercedes Reuters

German Internet millionaire Kim Schmitz poses beside a car in Hong Kong in this 1999 file photo. New Zealand police broke through electronic locks and cut their way into a mansion safe room to arrest the alleged kingpin of an international Internet copyright theft case and seize millions of dollars worth of cars, artwork and other goods. 

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Jan. 20, 2012: A trailer truck takes away some luxury cars which were seized from Kim Dotcom's house in Coatesville, north west of Auckland, New Zealand.

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Jan. 23, 2012: A Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, one of 18 luxury vehicles that New Zealand police say they claimed and placed in the control of the Official Assignee, from the Auckland residence of Kim Dotcom.

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Jan. 23, 2012: Several Mercedes vehicles which New Zealand police say they restrained and placed in the control of the Official Assignee, from the Auckland residence of Kim Dotcom.

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Jan. 21, 2012: A general view of the Dotcom Mansion, home of Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom, in Coatesville, Auckland. 

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Jan. 21, 2012: Giraffe statues dot the grounds of the Dotcom Mansion, home of accused Kim Dotcom.

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May 27, 2002: German Internet millionaire Kim Schmitz arrives for a trial at a district court in Munich in this file photo.

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Inside the lavish life of Megaupload's founder, Dotcom

Kim Dotcom was charged with criminal copyright infringement and conspiracy to commit racketeteering. The FBI also shut down his website Megaupload.com, which allegedly pirated a half a billion dollars worth of entertainment content. 

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