10 Mercedes, a Harley, 108-inch TVs among the items seized from Megaupload

10 Mercedes, a Harley, 108-inch TVs among the items seized from Megaupload

The FBI has acted on the DoJ’s decision to close down Megaupload, which triggered an unprecedented amount of hacking on from Anonymous in response, but another sub-plot is the lavish array of goods which authorities have seized from the seven figures behind the site that are being investigated.

The list, according to Gizmodo, is a quite incredible collection of material good which emphasises just how successful Megaupload had become, prior to being switched off by the Feds.

The items seized include a number of expensive cars and motorbikes, be sure to check those license plates too:

2010 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, VIN WDD2120772A103834, LicensePlate No. “STONED”;73.
2010 Mini Cooper S Coupe, VIN WMWZG32000TZ03651, License PlateNo. “V”;74.
2010 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG, VIN WDC1641772A608055, LicensePlate No. “GUILTY”;75.
2007 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG, VIN WDD2163792A025130, LicensePlate No. “KIMCOM”;76.
2009 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG, VIN WDC1641772A542449, LicensePlate No. “MAFIA”;77.
2010 Toyota Vellfire, VIN 7AT0H65MX11041670, License Plate Nos.”WOW” or “7”;78.
2011 Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG, VIN WDB4632702X193395, LicensePlate Nos. “POLICE” or “GDS672”;79.
2011 Toyota Hilux, VIN MR0FZ29G001599926, License PlateNo. “FSN455”;80.
Harley Davidson Motorcycle, VIN 1HD1HPH3XBC803936, LicensePlate No. “36YED”;81.
2010 Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG, VIN WDD2163742A026653, LicensePlate No. “HACKER”;82.
2005 Mercedes-Benz A170, VIN WDD1690322J184595, License PlateNo. “FUR252”;83.
2005 Mercedes-Benz ML500, VIN WDC1641752A026107, License PlateNo. DFF816
1957 Cadillac El Dorado, VIN 5770137596;86.
2010 Sea-Doo GTX Jet Ski, VIN YDV03103E010;87.
1959 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible, VIN 59F115669;88.
Von Dutch Kustom Motor Bike, VIN 1H9S14955BB451257;89.
2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM, VIN WDB2094421T067269;90.
2010 Mini Cooper S Coupe, VIN WMWZG32000TZ03648 LicensePlate No. “T”;
1989 Lamborghini LM002, VIN ZA9LU45AXKLA12158, License PlateNo. “FRP358”;92.
2011 Mercedes-Benz ML63, VIN 4JGBB7HB0BA666219

Some dubious artwork:

Artwork, Predator Statue;
Artwork, Anonymous Hooded Sculpture

And loads of impressive TVs, cameras and other gadgetry:

Sharp LC-65XS1M 65″ LCD TV
Sharp LC-65XS1M 65″ LCD TV
TVLogic 56″ LUM56W TV
Sharp 108″ LCD Display TV
Sharp 108″ LCD Display TV
Sony PMW-F3K Camera S/N 0200231;101.
Sony PMW-F3K Camera S/N 0200561;
Samsung 820DXN 82″ LCD TV
Samsung 820DXN 82″ LCD TV
Samsung 820DXN 82″ LCD TV

It isn’t just the gizmos and fast cars, there is also a tonne of cash that is going to be repossessed by the government.

There is reportedly more than $175 million, accounting to CNET, that is placed in and around 64 bank accounts from across the world, including countries like New Zealand, China, Germany, Malaysia, Philippines, Netherland, Australia, and Slovakia.

There is also speculation of a good number of PayPal and Citibank accounts having been used by individuals close to Megaupload.

This loot and cash comes from the seven people that have been investigated by US authorities, it remains to be seen if others have profited from the site, and to what extent. With the sharing site set to come back online from a new location outside of the US, there may yet be more lavish purchases made from people associated with it.

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