The Security Intelligence Service has confirmed its
investigation into Kim Dotcom found he posed no security risk
to New Zealand.
Radio New Zealand reported an Official Information Act
request has revealed Immigration New Zealand asked the SIS to
investigate the internet tycoon.
The SIS have said they were not involved in the surveillance
of Dotcom, but did pass on a request in October last year
from the FBI to New Zealand police about carrying out a joint
investigation into his activities.
The SIS told Immigration New Zealand two weeks later it had
no security concerns.
In September this year the Government Communications Security
Bureau (GCSB) admitted it illegally monitored Dotcom after
relying on incorrect police information about his residency.
Prime Minister John Key said the SIS and GCSB operated
"These are completely different operations - I mean the
GCSB's involvement was at the request of Organised Financial
Crime Agency of New Zealand; SIS is part of the general
procedures around getting residency class visa," said Mr Key.
Dotcom is fighting extradition to the United States to face
charges of internet piracy and fraud.