Prosecutors told a New Zealand courtroom on Friday that Kim Dotcom is a flight risk, alleging that he violated the terms of his bail that allowed him to live under house arrest rather than jail. That came just days after the Megaupload founder told a London tech conference that he was “officially broke” after transferring his remaining assets to his wife and children.
According to TVNZ, New Zealand authorities claimed that the Megaupload founder “has breached bail conditions by having indirect contact with one of his accused; that he is a flight risk because he has the money to skip the country; and that he has been dishonest about his finances by trying to sell a NZ$500,000 Rolls Royce in London.”
Ron Mansfield, Dotcom’s new local lawyer, denied that Dotcom was a flight risk: “He’s still here.”
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