It’s novel but sickening the games this fat bastard will try.
The judge hearing Kim Dotcom’s extradition case has asked if sending the internet mogul to stand trial in the US without funding would be like returning a refugee to the country they’ve fled.
Mr Dotcom and three other men face extradition on copyright, racketeering and money-laundering charges related to their Megaupload website.
The court is currently hearing a stay application from the men to pause or even halt the extradition process altogether.
They say a US restraining order is preventing them from using New Zealand funds to pay for international legal and technical advice to help defend the extradition attempt.
Judge Nevin Dawson asked defence lawyer Ron Mansfield whether that order would also leave his client without funding for a defence, if he did stand trial in the US.
Mr Mansfield said it would, unless a new, unrestrained source of funding could be found. Read more »