Attorney-General meets FBI boss

VERNON SMALL
Last updated 14:35 31/07/2014
Chris Finlayson
KEVIN STENT
DOTCOM DISCUSSED? Attorney-general Chris Finlayson met the FBI's deputy director Mark Giuliano this morning.
kim dotcom
Getty Images
KIM DOTCOM
Guiliano
Visiting: Deputy director of the United States' FBI Mark Giuliano.

Relevant offers

Politics

Nelson by-election could be parting gift from councillors bound for Beehive Rachel Boyack selected as Labour Party candidate for Nelson Freight ships not on the horizon but Kaikoura tourism staying afloat Number of cycle helmet fines drops from 11,000 to 5500 in two years Labour leader Andrew Little makes Pike River re-entry bill an election promise Beggars reveal what life is like on the street Fair trade pants hard to come by for Oxfam trailwalkers Good times on the water, political storm to come MPs' hidden talents: Statistics Minister Mark Mitchell has a handle on police dogs North Taranaki iwi welcomes first Government Minister in almost 100 years

Attorney-General Chris Finlayson has confirmed he met the deputy director of the United States' FBI Mark Giuliano this morning.

He said the two had discussed issues of cyber-crime.

Asked if he had talked about Kim Dotcom, who the FBI wants to extradite to the United States to face copyright charges, Finlayson said: "I am not talking about specific cases with anyone and certainly not that issue because it's before the courts."

They had talked about the general issue of cyber crime, he said.

The director-general had meetings in Australia "and was on his way home to the US and called in to say good morning to me."

Justice Minister Judith Collins said she did not meet him.

Green co-leader Russel Norman said it was "pretty likely" Dotcom was discussed at the meeting, but it was impossible for him to know.

It was a highly sensitive issue for the New Zealand and United States Government.

It was clear throughout that the Dotcom issue was a coordinated activity between the US and NZ governments so it was hardly surprising.

"I'm sure the US is frustrated with their efforts around Dotcom."

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers
Opinion poll

Should the speed limit be raised to 110kmh on some roads?

Yes

No

Vote Result

Related story: 110kmh limit moves closer

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content