The new Zealand court satisfied the request of the us authorities on the extradition in the USA the 40-year-old Kim Dotcom, founder of filesharing website Megaupload, reports The Guardian. Dotcom accused the US of copyright infringement, racketeering and money laundering.
This decision means that Dotcom and his three business partners — Finn Batata, Brahma van der Kolka and Mathias Ortmann, is extradited to the USA where, in the case of a conviction by the American court, they can expect imprisonment for a period of several decades.
Recall that one of the biggest file-sharing service Megaupload was closed by the request of U.S. prosecutors in January 2012. At the same time in New Zealand at the request of U.S. prosecutors detained four executives of Megaupload, including its founder Kim Dotcom, who emigrated to New Zealand two years earlier.