Anna Leask

Anna Leask is a police reporter for the New Zealand Herald.

Kim Dotcom gets NZ assets back

Kim Dotcom tweeted this image tonight, with the message: "Come back to daddy!!!"
Kim Dotcom tweeted this image tonight, with the message: "Come back to daddy!!!"

Cars, cash and property seized from Kim Dotcom by police in the 2012 raid at his Coatesville mansion could be returned to him within the next 14 days.

When police raided the Dotcom Mansion in January 2012 they seized $6 million of luxury cars - including 15 Mercedes-Benz, a pink 1959 Cadillac and a Rolls-Royce Phantom - and $10 million from financial institutions.

They also took a number of personal items belonging to Dotcom and his wife Mona.

The property was seized under a foreign restraining order made by the United States District Court two days before the raid.

However today an order was made in the High Court at Auckland declining a police request to effectively extend the order so Dotcom's assets could be retained.

Minutes ago Dotcom tweeted about the ruling.

"Breaking News: High Court ruling just now. Mona and I are getting our New Zealand assets back, unless the Crown appeals," he said.



- NZ Herald

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