Another Error By US Officials May Kill Megaupload Prosecution
from the another-error dept
The number of significant mistakes by law enforcement in the Megaupload case continues to grow, with the latest one being a big one. Apparently, the US judge on the domestic part of this trial has noted that a pretty big problem with the case may mean the trial never actually moves forward at all. You see, you have to actually serve criminal charges, but US officials never served Megaupload — and due to some specifics, the concern is that Megaupload can’t actually be served as a foreign company. So, due to procedural rules, the judge in the case is warning US officials that they may have a significant (to insurmountable) hurdle in actually bringing any case forward. Oops. This is becoming a huge comedy of errors.