NZ lawmaker 'tried to hide' Megaupload founder's donation
Kim Dotcom told The New Zealand Herald newspaper he gave conservative lawmaker John Banks 50,000 New Zealand dollars ($41,000) when Banks unsuccessfully ran for Auckland mayor in 2010. Dotcom says Banks told him to funnel the contribution through two intermediaries so he could declare the donations anonymous.
Banks, now a member of parliament, told media he's done nothing wrong.
Dotcom is the founder of file-sharing site Megaupload. He is under house arrest in New Zealand while US authorities try to extradite him on racketeering charges.
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