MegaUpload Founder Tries to Delay Extradition HearingAdded: Monday, September 14th, 2015
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Kim Dotcom is trying to delay an extradition hearing, which is due to take place in a few days. The American government wants the MegaUpload founder to face the largest copyright infringement trial ever, but the defendants argue that a fair hearing will be impossible if they can’t pay for expert witnesses outside New Zealand.
Kim Dotcom and his business partners have to show up at the New Zealand court on the 21st of September to face their extradition battle with American government, which accuses them of copyright infringement, conspiracy, money laundering and racketeering. This hearing has already been rescheduled ten times – each time it has neared, the defendants have filed successful appeals on various grounds. This time they are trying to do the same, claiming in the appeal that due to the actions of the United States, they are being denied a fair trial. The matter is that confiscation of their funds made them unable to pay for expert witnesses outside New Zealand, even after the US authorities have allowed some seized funds to be released for defense purposes, because this money are not available for use overseas. Dotcom’s lawyer believes that legal costs in the US could rise to $500,000.
In response, the US authorities argued that no funds are needed for defense, because the New Zealand extradition court hasn’t been asked to make any findings based on American law. This means that no specialist overseas legal expertise will be required.
Still, the defense continues to ask the Court of Appeal for a further postponement of the hearing. The judges replied that they were “presented with an impossible task” given the scale of the case and the short time before the hearing is due to begin.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Monday, September 14th, 2015
|posted by (2015-09-14 20:52:17)|
|WHY DO U NEED MONEY? U WILL GET A SHIT COURT APPOINTED ATTORNEY!! THEY SAY HE DONT NEED MONEY BECAUSE WHEN HE STEPS FOOT ON AMERICAN SOIL HE WILL BE ARRESTED AND THROWN IN JAIL. DONT DO IT KIM RUN FAR FAR AWAY TO THE MOON OR SOMETHING.|
|LONG LIVE KIM DOTCOM !!!!!||
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