U.S. Tries and Fails to Revoke Kim Dotcom's Bond

It's been a while since I checked on Kim Dotcom. There is some big news. At the request of the U.S., New Zealand prosecutors tried to revoke his bond. A three day hearing was held. Yesterday, the New Zealand court ruled he did not violate his bail conditions. A New Zealand Herald report is here.

Kim Dotcom's legal bills are in excess of $10 million. That situation has recently become very complicated and his New Zealand lawyers withdrew from his case. His U.S. lawyers have set up a website seeking additional lawyers.

We are looking for lawyers in New Zealand and the United States who are interested in joining the Megaupload and Kim Dotcom legal defense and who have a passion for internet public interest law.


Dotcom has big legal battles ahead in the U.S., New Zealand and Hong Kong. His lead global counsel Ira Rothken told Ars Technica: [More...]

"Prior NZ counsel stepped down, and we have new counsel in place to handle discrete matters such as the bail hearing," Rothken added. "I am continuing on as lead global counsel. We still have about 20 lawyers working on related cases globally. Funds are frozen globally and there are procedures that will be pursued to unfreeze such funds for the legal defense."

At the bail revocation hearing, prosecutors accused Kim Dotcom of spending too much time playing video games.

His next battle in the U.S. case involves an attempt by the Government to have the court apply the "fugitive disentitlement doctrine" to him. More on that here. The Government's motion is here.

Kim Dotcom just keeps marching on. He just announced plans to bring his Internet Party to the U.S.

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    There are days when (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by Chuck0 on Wed Dec 03, 2014 at 11:27:55 AM EST
    I'm ashamed to be an American based on the suckiness of our so-called justice system and/or Justice Dept.