Dotcom Mansion search continues tonight.
January 20, 2012, 7:11 pm
New Zealand Police will tonight continue searching a property at 186 Mahoenui Road, Coatsville, Auckland as part of the FBI and US Department of Justice led investigation into criminal copyright infringement.
This morning three men were arrested at the house - called the Dotcom Mansion - and a fourth man was arrested at a nearby property.
The four men are Kim Schmitz/Dotcom, 37, German citizen resident in Hong Kong and New Zealand, Finn Batato, 38, a citizen and resident of Germany, Mathias Ortmann, 40, German citizen and resident in Hong Kong, and Bram van der Kolk, 29, Dutch citizen also resident in New Zealand.
All are facing indictments in the U.S. for their part in an alleged criminal copyright infringement and money laundering operation on a massive scale.
Police executed 10 warrants at addresses across Auckland today.
A total of 18 luxury vehicles have been restrained and placed in the control of the Official Assignee. These vehicles include several top end Mercedes, a Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe and a 1959 pink Cadillac. Various artwork, electronic equipm