MegaUpload Founder Finally in Court for US Extradition HearingAdded: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015
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Kim Dotcom, referred to as the “Internet tycoon” by some media sources, finally had to face proceedings over his $175m MegaUpload empire that he was trying to delay so many times. To attend the court hearing in New Zealand, Dotcom needed a specially designed chair.
It’s been over 3 years of legal wrangling after the MegaUpload website was seized and Dotcom’s mansion searched in January 2012. It took two supreme court cases and ten delays in the proceedings to finally start the extradition hearing for Kim Dotcom and his associates who operated MegaUpload with him in Auckland.
Apparently, this was an extremely popular event, with a sea of lawyers and reporters flooding the district court to see Kim Dotcom, sitting in a large leather armchair specially delivered for “ergonomic reasons”.
MegaUpload and Mega founder was dressed in black, wearing trainers. His baseball cap was noticed resting on the bench. So far, he made no comments to media as he entered court, but given that the hearing has been a long time coming, the current session is expected to be filled with more legal debate.
The FBI called this case “Mega Conspiracy” and accused Kim Dotcom, Mathias Ortmann, Finn Batato and Bram van der Kolk of being involved in an “organized criminal enterprise” which massively infringed copyright via MegaUpload file-hosting service that earned them estimated $175m.
The four men are facing charges that, if they are found guilty in the United States, may result in decades of jail time. Earlier in September, Kim Dotcom made another attempt to delay the extradition hearing, but it failed after the other ten succeeded. We remind you that the current hearing will not decide whether the suspects are guilty or not – only if they should be surrendered to the United States and face trial there.
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015
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