Wellington, June 30 (ANI): A US judge has rejected requests to throw out the 'insider trading and embezzlement' case of internet mogul Kim Dotcom, despite the raid on his multimillion dollar mansion being ruled legally invalid.
According to Stuffz.co.nz, a Virginia court judge rejected attempts from lawyers of the Dotcom's cloud storage company Megaupload to throw out charges of money laundering and piracy, saying that it was 'too early' to request such a proceeding.
However, customers who hold files in Megaupload might get some reprieve after the judge claimed to hold a hearing to determine if the Department of Justice acted improperly in blocking access to files.
Meanwhile, New Zealand's Green Party members have called for an independent investigation into the raid on Dotcom's mansion.
Green Party Police spokesperson David Clendon said the actions of the police in connection with the Dotcom case needed to be scrutinised by an agency such as the Independent Police Conduct Authority.
Earlier, a High Court judge ruled the high-profile police raid, which ended in the search and seizure of a large amount of Dotcom's property, was done with invalid warrants. (ANI)