Swizz Beatz is once again being targeted by authorities for his executive role with now-defunct file storage site MegaUpload. Despite Megaupload attorney Ira Rothken previously stating last year that Swizz Beatz was never an acting CEO of the company, federal authorities have countered MegaUpload's request to dismiss a federal indictment against them by filing a 20-page motion citing US citizens David Robb and Kasseem Dean (Swizz Beatz.)
The motion was filed after MegaUpload tried to have the case dismissed on the grounds that they are a foreign corporation and cannot be prosecuted in America.
Part of the motion reads:
"After Defendant Dotcom became Defendant Megaupload’s Chief Innovation Officer, the company appears to have employed at least two Chief Executive Officers in the United States: first David Robb and then Kasseem David Dean (also known as Swizz Beatz). These individuals represented the company before the Office of the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) in relation to Megaupload.com’s inclusion on the Notorious Markets Review, and more recently, Mr. Dean through counsel has refused to cooperate with the government’s investigation. Delivering a summons to Mr. Dean, a resident of the United States, in his capacity as apparent Chief Executive Officer should also constitute proper service of process upon an officer of the company."