Dotcom extradition decision expected

  • 22/12/2015
Kim Dotcom (Simon Wong/3 News)
Kim Dotcom (Simon Wong/3 News)

A judge is set to deliver his decision on whether Kim Dotcom and his associates are eligible for extradition to face charges in the United States.

The German-born internet mogul and his former business associates - Mathias Ortmann, Finn Batato and Bram van der Kolk - are accused of making US$175 million (NZ$257 million) from what US authorities say is a criminal conspiracy based around file-sharing website Megaupload.

Since Dotcom's dramatic arrest in 2012, the US has been asking to have the men surrendered to stand trial for a string of copyright-breach related charges.

Ten weeks of legal arguments for and against extradition wrapped up at the end of November.

A hearing will be held in Auckland tomorrow where Judge Nevin Dawson will deliver his decision.

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