Dotcom back to prison? Bail hearing adjourned

UPDATE: Kim Dotcom's bail hearing has been adjourned until tomorrow. Details of what the Crown alleges still can't be reported.

The Crown is applying to have Dotcom's bail revoked. The accused pirate, money launderer and racketeer was held in Mt Eden Prison after the January 20, 2012 raid on his rented mansion before being granted bail on February 22, 2012.

EARLIER: Acussed pirate Kim Dotcom's bail hearing began in the Auckland District Court this morning. 

However, an order from Judge Nevin Dawson is preventing any media from reporting the proceedings until it is completed. The hearing was set down for half a day but is expected to run longer. 

The reasons the Crown want to revoke Mr Dotcom's bail are unable to published but earlier this week Mr Dotcom's lawyer Ron Mansfield told the Auckland District Court the allegations were denied. 

At a preliminary hearing last week, the judge imposed strict new bail conditions, which remain.

Mr Dotcom may not travel more than 80 kilometres from his Coatesville home and is not allowed to travel by helicopter or boat. 

vyoung@nbr.co.nz

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