Another pointless distraction in the Dotcom circus

When your legal arguments have all been exhausted and you are relying on some possibly missing paperwork to save you you know your goose is cooked.

The hearing to decide whether Mr Dotcom, Mathias Ortmann, Bram van der Kolk and Finn Batato should be sent to the US to face copyright and money-laundering charges, over their file-sharing website Megaupload, continued today.

North Shore district court services manager Fiona Parkes – a witness for the Crown – today produced several documents she said appeared to be copies of the extradition requests.

Mr Dotcom’s lawyer Ron Mansfield pointed out the documents were not date-stamped and asked Ms Parkes if she knew whether any originals existed. ??

She said she did not.

Yesterday a Justice Ministry employee was unable to confirm if the former Justice Minister, Judith Collins, had seen the provisional arrest warrants and the supporting evidence before the 2012 raid on Mr Dotcom’s mansion went ahead.

Under the Extradition Act, the Justice Minister is meant to be given a copy of the warrants and supporting evidence, as part of a briefing.

The documents will turn up. I am quite sure the Ministry of Justice has those documents, after all how could a court case have got this far with missing paperwork. It stands to reason that if there are copies then there are originals…it’s not like Dotcom’s made up forged email he used at the “Moment of truth”.

This is just the Media Party in cahoots with a proven liar and fraudster trying it on again. The useful idiots of the left are all jumping all over this, but the reality is it is simply grandstanding by a lawyer bereft of ideas at how to get his client out of the jam caused by his own words.

The sooner the fat German is exported the better.


– Radio NZ