Apparently New Zealand’s GSCB, a government security agency roughly analogous to the NSA, misinterpreted the law and was confused about the German file-sharing billionaire’s immigration status when they raided his mansion in January. Via The Hollywood Reporter:

At a press conference, Prime Minister¬†John Key¬†said “basic errors” had been made, that he was “appalled” and added, “Of course I apologize to Mr. Dotcom, and I apologize to New Zealanders.”

Dotcom accepted the PM’s apology via Twitter, but still has to wait until March to find out if he will be extradited to the US.

“I accept your apology,” he wrote. “Show your sincerity by supporting a full, transparent & independent inquiry into the entire Mega case.”

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