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It's been one hell of a week for Kim Dotcom. Seven days ago, he was living a lifestyle of the rich and famous in a lavish Auckland, New Zealand mansion, driving around in a Rolls Royce, and sitting on top of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 leaderboard for Xbox 360. Then on January 19th, the founder of file-sharing site Megaupload was indicted on charges of overseeing a vast piracy enterprise that has cost copyright holders more than $500 million and netted Dotcom more than $175 million.
The same day he was denied bail while he waits to be extradited from New Zealand to the United States, Dotcom (who is also known as Kim Schmitz) fell from the number one slot in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 rankings. It must be driving Dotcom nuts that he lost the top slot – he cared so much about the feat he recorded the moments leading up to the achievement and posted it in YouTube:
The new title holder is Arazos, who has 181,800 kills and 63,418 deaths (2.87 K/D ratio) and no known history of pirating.
Now that he's been denied bail, Dotcom, a German national, will be held in custody in New Zealand until his U.S. extradition hearing on February 22.
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