Kim Dotcom loses appeal against extradition to US

Kim Dotcom loses appeal against extradition to US

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Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom, known for the filesharingwebsite Megaupload, should be extradited to the United States.

Also the Dutchman Bram van der K. and two other co-directors of Megaupload can be delivered, decided a higher court in New Zealand Monday. Dotcom can re-appeal against the court ruling and will do that, too, says his lawyer told Reuters.

The court held in booth that Dotcom for thirteen crimes can be extradited. These include copyright infringement, money laundering and fraud.

According to U.s. authorities, Dotcom and the three other defendants for at least $ 500 million in lost revenue made in the film and music industry of the country. With his service would Dotcom himself 175 million dollars have earned.


Dotcom, born as Kim Schmitz, is known for his extravagant lifestyle and huge villa. That house was in 2012 invaded by a large police force that has a fleet of luxury cars, and other possessions confiscated.

During the court proceedings in New Zealand founded Dotcom the new cloudopslagdienst Mega. Meanwhile, says the entrepreneur that he is no longer behind the site and that he also no longer believes in the security of the site.

In the past few years, Dotcom has been involved in the New Zealand Internetpartij, that in the elections of 2014 are no seats won.

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