U.S. files to extradite MegaUpload’s Kim DotCom
As expected, the United States government has filed a request in New Zealand to extradite Kim DotCom, the founder of MegaUpload, and three associates who are also accused of criminal copyright violations.
Papers were filed with a New Zealand court today by lawyers representing the United States, according to a report in the New Zealand Herald.
DotCom was locked up in a New Zealand jail over more than a month following his January 19 arrest but was released on bail nearly two weeks ago. Police raided his home and seized his assets after the United States government indicted him on criminal copyright, racketeering, and money laundering charges.
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