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RNZ report

At the time of the internet entrepreneur’s arrest in New Zealand three years ago, the Hong Kong court froze $HK330 million of assets that were linked to the now defunct Megaupload website.

The United States is attempting to extradite Mr Dotcom to face copyright and money-laundering charges related to the Megaupload business.

Last month he told the Unbound Digital conference he had spent $10 million on his legal battle and was broke.

His legal team in Hong Kong filed an application in April this year seeking to lift the restraining order on his Hong Kong assets, as the US had never tried to lay charges against Mr Dotcom in Hong Kong.

The court has scheduled a full hearing, when Mr Dotcom will be able to argue that he should get his assets back.

He has said that he has run out of New Zealand funds due to mounting legal and other costs.

As usual, the truth comes out.  He’s “broke in New Zealand”, but still has enough money to pay for legal action in Hong Kong.

You know what?  I’m fairly broke in Wellington.  And Dunedin.  Don’t have money there either.

Dotcom is cornered, and is now exploring all possible options to try and find a new wedge.

I wish we would just extradite him already.  Surely the NZ law profession is OK with this now?  I mean, there’s nothing left to extract from Dotcom – you’ve drained him dry…. of New Zealand funds.   Surely you can release him to the States now?  Please?


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.