Swizz Beatz Back In Hot Water After Feds Confirm His Involvement In Mega Upload

21
Jul

Early this year, super producer Swizz Beatz got caught up in the Mega Upload piracy case because he was listed as the company owner – which he quickly denied.

Unfortunately, the Feds weren’t so quick to take his word for it… 

From MTV News

When file-sharing website Megaupload was shuttered for rampant piracy in January, the company’s presumed CEO Swizz Beatz appeared to be cleared of responsibility because his role was loose and unfinalized. Now, the federal government is claiming that Swizzy, real name Kasseem Dean, was in fact involved with the company and they are specifically using his involvement in an attempt to try the case in the United States.

Swizz was listed on the site as CEO when it was taken down and had been vocal about his role and support prior the bust. Afterwards, though, his lawyer claimed that his involvement was more of an endorsement and that Dean had no real role in running daily operations of the service.

That appears untrue. According to U.S. attorney Neil MacBridge, Swizz represented Megaupload in front of the United States Trade Representative in December 2011, which indicates he was officially involved and gives the opportunity for the federal government to try a case against the maligned site within the country.

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