And now we wait…

Get used to Orange fatty

Get used to Orange fatty

Kim Dotcom’s time-wasting to prevent extradition is almost at an end. The case has now been heard and the judge must go away and decide whether or not he can extradited.

The Kim Dotcom extradition hearing has finally wrapped up – six weeks after it was due to finish.

Now Judge Nevin Dawson has the unenviable task of wading through hundreds of pages of evidence and hours of submissions to make the decision on whether the internet entrepreneur and his three co-accused are sent to the United States to face a trial.

The FBI laid charges in January 2012 when Dotcom, Mathias Ortmann, Bram van der Kolk and Finn Batato were indicted on 13 charges including copyright infringement, racketeering, money laundering and fraud.If found guilty, the men could face lengthy jail terms.

The German-born mogul was not at Auckland District Court today to see the climax of the case. He tentatively limped out of court yesterday grimacing with back pain after a fall at home and his attendance was excused.   

Judge Dawson will now have to decide whether the defendants have a case to answer in the US.

He does not have to decide whether they are guilty or even likely guilty – the threshold is lower.

If, on the face of it, he rules there is some merit in the US government’s charges and a case to answer, on the face of it, the quartet will be sent overseas.

There are limited appeal options and the fat bastard will likely use them all.

For someone crying poverty though he was busy explaining yesterday about how he wanted to hire an expensive and beautiful “personal trainer”. Destitute people don’t hire personal trainers.

I’d say he is gone-burgers…he can try to play all his games from a cell in a Federal penitentiary. I think he will find the US is a whole lot different in their approach to time wasters like him.


– NZ Herald

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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.