Fresh delay for Kim Dotcom extradition hearing

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom in Wellington on July 3, 2013A US bid to extradite Megaupload boss Kim Dotcom from New Zealand for alleged online piracy has been pushed back again, court officials said Tuesday. The two-week extradition hearing was supposed to start on April 14 but will now begin on July 7, a Courts of New Zealand spokesman said. No reason was given for the delay but the hearing, originally slated for August 2012 at Auckland’s North Shore District Court, has been repeatedly rescheduled amid legal wrangling over evidence disclosure. US authorities applied to extradite Dotcom after New Zealand police arrested the German national in an armed raid on his Auckland mansion in January 2012.

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