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He has taken part in the Gumball 3000 international road rally: in 2001 in his Mercedes Brabus SV12 Megacar, and in 2004.
In an interview on Belgian Television, he claimed that in Morocco a car was blocking him and he "had to bump him off the road. He claims he subsequently found out it was the Chief of Police in a civilian car.
The court fined him 0 and 0 court costs, and banned him from driving for six months.
On his residency application of 3 June 2010, he answered "No" to the question, "Have you ... convicted of an offence (including a traffic offence) committed in the last five years involving dangerous driving." Immigration New Zealand said it was looking into the matter, which raises the possibility that Dotcom could be deported.
On his 2009 visit, he bought 12 cars, valued at .2 million, and leased a helicopter on a stand-by basis.
Dotcom found Hong Kong to his liking and registered Kimpire Limited in December 2003, soon after moving there.
He was held in custody for a month, released and arrested again on additional hacking charges shortly afterwards.
He was eventually convicted of 11 counts of computer fraud, 10 counts of data espionage, and an assortment of other charges.
Officials red-flagged his application: "We are requesting that this application be kept as confidential as possible to avoid further media speculation or attention." Dotcom's residency status subsequently became the subject of intense media speculation when it came to light that Auckland Mayor John Banks had become involved, and that New Zealand's intelligence services had illegally spied on him (see below) – which they were not allowed to do because he had residency.
Immigration New Zealand officers judged Dotcom's convictions in Hong Kong too minor to consider deporting him.In October 2014, it became public that on 10 September 2009, Dotcom had been caught driving at 149 km/h in a 50 km/h zone.