Papers filed for Dotcom extradition

Kim Dotcom

Crown Law, on behalf of the US government, has formally requested the extradition of Kim Dotcom and three co-accused.

Papers were filed in the North Shore District Court today.

An extradition had to be filed within 45 days of Mr Dotcom's arrest.

The alleged internet pirate, along with co-defendants Mathias Ortmann, Bram van der Kolk and Finn Batato, is on bail ahead of the extradition hearing, expected to take place during August.

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Darned Crown Law being unusually efficient. Why couldn't they have the good grace to have a puncture on route and file the papers on the 46th day like other jurisdictions might do get rid of a case so smelly.


Why are Crown Law representing the Yanks?

Why shouldn't the Yanks contract a commercial firm at commercial rates. This action by Crown Law just makes this whole Dotcom scenario and the NZ Governments involvement really smelly

The NZ Government shouldn't be involved in this situation - Dotcom has broken no NZ laws and in time will be proven to have not broken any laws anywhere. The current US charges are all trumped up.


This is in my view a civil matter and parties alleged effected should be making a civil claim if they believe Megadownload has disadvantaged them. The NZ Government should remain well clear of this.


Cant understand why the NZ govt / NZ tax payer is involved in this one.
Questions have to start being asked of NZ govt - maybe part 2 of TV3's interview


if warner bros ever do a re-make of Hogan's Hero's - there would be a role tailor-made for Kim while he's back in the US


I see a lot of media snouts in the dot com trough. Trouble is the public are too stupid to complain and are lapping this rubbish up.



send his smelly fat criminal ass home


Bad news for NZ legal system wot system u say one for rich one for the rest of us?


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