Feds Attempting To Use Swizz Beatz To Try Megaupload Case In U.S.


When the file sharing website Megaupload was shut down by the feds in January several arrests were made including that of the company's owner Kim Schmitz aka Kim Dotcom. Others arrested included company co-founder Mathias Ortman, as well as chief marketing officer Finn Batao, and developer Bram van der Kolk.


The arrests occurred in New Zealand at the request of the FBI. The four were charged with "with running an international organized criminal enterprise allegedly responsible for massive worldwide online piracy of numerous types of copyrighted works through Megaupload.com and other related sites"



At the time of those arrests Swizz Beatz, real name Kasseem Dean, was cleared of responsibility "because his role in the company was loose and unfinalized." Now according to MTV the federal government is claiming that "Swizz was involved with the company and they are specifically using his involvement in an attempt to try the case in the United States."


Swizz was listed as a CEO of the company at the time it was taken down, but his lawyer would later claim that his involvement was only an endorsement and that Swizz had no real involvement in running the company.


The federal government is now disputing that fact. U.S. attorney Neil MacBridge says that Swizz represented Megaupload in front of the United States Trade Representative in December 2011, which indicates he was officially involved and gives the opportunity for the federal government to try a case against the site within the United States.


"After Defendant Dotcom became Defendant Megaupload's Chief Innovation Officer, the company appears to have employed at least two Chief Executive Officers in the United States: first David Robb and then Kasseem David Dean (also known as Swizz Beatz)," a filing by MacBridge connecting Swizz to Megaupload reads.


Swizz has yet to comment publicly on the most recent filing, but it appears likely he will be served a summons and have to defend himself in the upcoming court proceedings.


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Comment by Mixoorb on July 20, 2012 at 6:46am
torchent.com reported that first right?
Comment by Jouce on July 20, 2012 at 4:12am
GOT DAMN. LEAVE THIS MAN ALONE. CAN A N**** EAT?? S***. tryna pull another brotha down in every way they can. i know my n**** swizz had nothing to do with their corruption. leave this man the F*** alone. f*** the feds and whosever watchin f***** f***.
Comment by Jay Truth on July 20, 2012 at 2:00am
lol @1thug. Ok, thing is this. They want to make an example out of KIM DOT COM, because they want to bring in SOPA/SIPA and all those privacy infringing laws at the same time as they are promoting the "anti-piracy" agenda (notice they came out at the same time). Now Swizz isn't gonna do any jail time. Number 1, he is in cushy with Obama/Jay-z and so is Alicia Keys (who performs at the White House). He has influence over pop-culture, so they aren't going to touch him.
Comment by Lord cezar on July 20, 2012 at 1:16am
ahaha his hariline is really ruff riding
Comment by 1THUG aka Tha NYCHA LEGEND!! on July 20, 2012 at 1:13am
damm... swiss hairline is ruff ridin!!
Comment by Still Pimpin on July 20, 2012 at 12:06am
spelled knew wrong can't edit but can spell oops lol !!!
Comment by Still Pimpin on July 20, 2012 at 12:05am
If y'all new anything about the site you would know anybody affiliated with that level of copyright infringement is going to get hit hard. The s*** ain't minor, a lot of people lost a lot of money, I'm not a company guy but your talking hundreds of thousands maybe millions of dollars lost. One day I would like to own my own company and I don't want any $$ money, the s*** went on for years regardless of how long Swizz was involved...he stepped in some big s***.
Comment by og on July 19, 2012 at 10:03pm
they giving these guys more jail time then rapist and murders what this world coming to
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Comment by Slimturk on July 19, 2012 at 7:22pm
He may become another victim of hiphop/rap industry!! I can see it now they may just fk over Swizz Beatz all because they know he has money!! SMH American laws!!

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