Dotcom hearing postponed

Kim-DotcomThe date for Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom’s extradition hearing has been put off from August until at least November, and may not be until April next year.

That means the extradition hearing could be potentially held more than two years after Dotcom was first arrested after the police raid on his mansion north of Auckland.

A spokeswoman for North Shore District Court told NZ Newswire that Dotcom’s August date had been vacated and was now scheduled to start on November 21st. A back up date of April 14th has also been set aside if further delays develop.

The hearing – which has now been delayed several times – is expected to last several weeks.

Dotcom and his co-accused were arrested in January, 2012, and an extradition hearing was meant to be held the next month.

The US is trying to extradite Dotcom, over allegations their Megaupload website netted more than $175 million through pirate activity.

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