New Zealand: High Court rules for rendition of Dotcom and co-defendants to US

Source: New Zealand Herald [New Zealand]

“Kim Dotcom and his three co-accused are eligible for extradition to the US, the High Court has ruled in a decision just released. The US Government has been seeking to extradite Dotcom, Mathias Ortmann, Bram van der Kolk and Finn Batato to face trial on 13 counts, including allegations of conspiracy to commit racketeering; copyright infringement; money laundering and wire fraud since 2012. In the High Court finding released today, Justice Murray Gilbert upheld a decision by the District Court that there were grounds for the quartet to be extradited. But the judge has also supported an argument made by Dotcom’s legal team that he and his former Megaupload colleagues cannot be extradited on copyright infringement grounds.” (02/20/17)

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