Search Warrants for Dotcom's Estate Ruled Illegal

Written by John Ponio    Thursday, 28 June 2012 13:57

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The controversy in the Kim Dotcom case never ends, so it seems. A New Zealand High Court Judge has ruled that the search warrants used in the raiding for Dotcom's mansion were illegal. The reason for the ruling was that the warrants were too vague, and didn't properly describe what was to be searched or taken. Sources didn't say what this ruling will do for Dotcom's case as a whole, but it's sure to cause an upset of the whole thing. I'm not a lawyer, but if the warrants were illegal, then I imagine any information gained in the search and seizure would not be permissible in a court of law. The charges against Kim Dotcom would hold, but the evidence taken from his mansion could not be used against him. You can read more about the High Court Judge's ruling here and here