• Police seize Megaupload owner Kimble's collection of cars including 14 Mercedes-Benz vehicles

      For those unfamiliar Megaupload was a file uploading service that offered online file storage. The owner is Kim Dotcom who is known as Kimble. He has been convicted of insider trading, hacking, and embezzlement. Megaupload made him a lot of money becoming the 13th most popular site on the internet and in certain estimates was said to be responsible for 4% of all internet traffic. Issues arose when disputes over copyrighted material being hosted were brought forward. Suffice it to say, the authorities shut him down quickly once the big corporations felt Megaupload was giving their piece of the pie away for free.

      Early this year Kimble's New Zealand home was raided and authorities seized all types of things even those not relevant to the investigation. A New Zealand judge ruled the warrant was far too broad and illegal. Additionally, the United States pressed for Kimble having his internet access revoked until the matter makes it through the courts. The judge revoked Kimble's access to the internet and due to this his number 1 worldwide ranking in the video game Modern Warfare 3 fell to number 2. Nope, not a joke.

      This all happened earlier this year but we now have video of the raid as well as pictures of the collection being taken from his home. Yes, that is a giraffe in Kimble's backyard.

      As a car enthusiast website we definitely would like to know what the State is doing and intends to do with this vast collection of high end cars. A word of warning to our users. If you are going to become an internet billionaire, don't piss off Hollywood. They really hate when people show them their business model is outdated and their control over media is overblown. The list of cars with plates is below along with pictures.

      The Kim Dotcom collection:

      2010 Maserati GranCabrio, VIN ZAMKM45B000051328, License PlateNo. "M-FB 212" or "DH-GC 470", registered to FINN BATATO;67.
      2009 Mercedes-Benz E500 Coupe, VIN WDD20737225019582, LicensePlate No. "FEG690"
      2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM, VIN WDB2093422F165517, LicensePlate No. "GOOD"
      2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM AMG 5.5L Kompressor, VINWDB2093422F166073, License Plate No. "EVIL"
      2010 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG L, VIN WDD2211792A324354, LicensePlate No. "CEO" 7071.
      2008 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drop Head Coupe, VINSCA2D68096UH07049; License Plate No. "GOD";72.
      2010 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, VIN WDD2120772A103834, LicensePlate No. "STONED";73.
      2010 Mini Cooper S Coupe, VIN WMWZG32000TZ03651, License PlateNo. "V";74.
      2010 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG, VIN WDC1641772A608055, LicensePlate No. "GUILTY";
      2007 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG, VIN WDD2163792A025130, LicensePlate No. "KIMCOM";
      2009 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG, VIN WDC1641772A542449, LicensePlate No. "MAFIA";
      2010 Toyota Vellfire, VIN 7AT0H65MX11041670, License Plate Nos."WOW" or "7";
      2011 Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG, VIN WDB4632702X193395, LicensePlate Nos. "POLICE" or "GDS672";
      2011 Toyota Hilux, VIN MR0FZ29G001599926, License PlateNo. "FSN455";
      Harley Davidson Motorcycle, VIN1HD1HPH3XBC803936, LicensePlate No. "36YED";
      2010 Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG, VIN WDD2163742A026653, LicensePlate No. "HACKER";
      2005 Mercedes-Benz A170, VIN WDD1690322J184595, License PlateNo. "FUR252";
      2005 Mercedes-Benz ML500, VIN WDC1641752A026107, License PlateNo. DFF816;
      1957 Cadillac El Dorado, VIN 5770137596;
      2010 Sea-Doo GTX Jet Ski, VIN YDV03103E010;
      1959 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible, VIN 59F115669;
      Von Dutch Kustom Motor Bike, VIN 1H9S14955BB451257;
      2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM, VIN WDB2094421T067269;
      2010 Mini Cooper S Coupe, VIN WMWZG32000TZ03648 LicensePlate No. "T"
      1989 Lamborghini LM002, VIN ZA9LU45AXKLA12158, License PlateNo. "FRP358"
      2011 Mercedes-Benz ML63, VIN 4JGBB7HB0BA666219

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      Comments 7 Comments
      1. blkclk550's Avatar
        blkclk550 -
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Way too crazy. How are US corporations calling shots in New Zealand?
      1. SLS AMG's Avatar
        SLS AMG -
        Totally insane.
      1. sr20seb's Avatar
        sr20seb -
        Meanwhile in the United States of America Ltd. Inc. Ent.

        Justice Dept will not go after Goldman and Sachs:

        When will it be too much?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        They seem to do whatever they want.

        Banks get away with robbing the public blind but they raid this guy for file hosting which affects Hollywood's bottom-line.

        It's so absurd I don't know what to say.
      1. Maverick1975's Avatar
        Maverick1975 -
        I thought he had 3 DTMs...3 RHD to boot....hmmm
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Maverick1975 Click here to enlarge
        I thought he had 3 DTMs...3 RHD to boot....hmmm
        Maybe he had them stored somewhere else.