Feds say US ties make Megaupload subject to criminal law
The United States government has told a Virginia judge that a long list of American connections makes Megaupload subject to US criminal law. The Friday court filing was a response to the company’s argument that its lack of a US mailing address makes it immune to criminal prosecution in the United States.
Megaupload points to federal law requiring that notice of a corporate indictment be served on an officer of the corporation and sent to the corporation’s last known US address. It has argued that since it doesn’t have a US address, it cannot be indicted.