Mega death: Kim Dotcom profiled

Kim Dotcom. Age: 38. Appearance: rotund, crop-haired. Newsworthiness: the German internet mogul has been arrested in New Zealand on a series of online piracy charges.

29th January, 2012
Mega death: Kim Dotcom profiled
Kim Dotcom. Illustration: Billy Drake

By Andrew Lynch

In one of Kim Dotcom's YouTube videos, he can be seen driving a Mercedes-Benz at over 200kph on an open road. When he is stopped at a checkpoint, the German-born internet mogul simply rolls back into the traffic and then speeds off again. He chortles, turns to the camera and crows: "Dr Evil always gets away with it!"

As far as the FBI is concerned, the days of Dr Evil getting away...

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