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Megaupload founder offers deal to the US

John Ribeiro | July 11, 2012
Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has offered to do a deal with U.S. prosecutors, who are seeking his extradition from New Zealand to the U.S.

Warrants used to seize external hard drives, laptops and phones from Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom's mansion in January were illegal, as also the shipment of copies of seized data overseas to the U.S., a New Zealand High Court judge ruled last month.

His lawyers appeared in the Auckland High Court seeking relief and reparation from the government after the Judge's order.

Judge David J. Harvey of the District Court at North Shore said that the counsels were agreed that the Aug. 6 date for the extradition should be abandoned in view of proceedings before the High Court to consider the remedies that were to be provided for unlawful search, the review proceedings in respect of his decision ordering disclosure of information to Dotcom to help him fight his extradition, and the clear indication that the U.S. would appeal the decision on the unlawfulness of the search.

 

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