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Kim Dotcom Extradition: Internet Entrepreneur Loses Latest Bid
Internet mogul Kim Dotcom leaves court after a judge ruled that he and three other defendants are eligible for extradition to the US, in Auckland on Dec. 23, 2015. (Michael Bradley/AFP/Getty Images)
 

Kim Dotcom Extradition: Internet Entrepreneur Loses Latest Bid

Thursday, 05 July 2018 12:54 PM

Kim Dotcom faces extradition after the flamboyant internet entrepreneur and three of his colleagues lost their latest bid to avoid being handed over to the U.S. to face criminal charges.

New Zealand's Court of Appeal on Thursday upheld earlier court rulings that the men were eligible to be handed over to U.S. authorities.

The decision comes more than six years after U.S. authorities shut down Dotcom's file-sharing website Megaupload and filed charges of conspiracy, racketeering and money laundering against the men. If found guilty, they could face decades in prison.

Megaupload was once one of the internet's most popular sites. U.S. prosecutors say it raked in at least $175 million from people using it to illegally download songs, television shows and movies.

Dotcom says he can't be held responsible for how others used the site.

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