from the that-can't-be-good dept
There's some suggestion that Dotcom may sue Leaseweb over all of this, but a much more interesting point is made all the way at the end of Ars Technica's coverage of the story, in which Dotcom's lawyer, Ira Rothken, is quoted about the DOJ's role in all of this:
"We learned that the [United States Department of Justice] blessed the LeaseWeb data destruction and we will raise these issues at the appropriate time with the Federal Court in the US."Of course, that's the big issue here. If the DOJ blessed the destruction of evidence in a criminal case, that's going to look very, very bad for the DOJ, and make it a lot more difficult for them to have this case succeed. Of course, as we've discussed, almost from the very beginning, it has appeared that the DOJ wanted evidence destroyed in this case (that's from less than two weeks after the evidence was seized). It seems fairly incredible that this has remained the DOJ's position, since it seems like an issue that is almost certain to be raised in court. If the DOJ is so confident in their case, why would it support the destruction of evidence?