Kim Dotcom, the founder of Megaupload, will be extradited to the United States

Kim Dotcom, the famous founder of the Megaupload site, will be extradited to the United States. New Zealand, the country in which he resides, has rejected his last appeal. He faces up to 20 years in prison.


Kim Dotcom should be tried in the United States. The founder of Megaupload had its last appeal dismissed by New Zealand’s highest court (country in which he lives). A blow for the Internet magnate who claims his innocence.

New Zealand’s high court ruled that there was no miscarriage of justice concerning him and his two co-defendants. Kim Dotcom will thus be extradited to the country of Uncle Sam, his last line of defense having collapsed. He will have to face the charges of the American justice which accuses him of having embezzled millions of dollars, but also of fraud, racketeering and money laundering. He faces up to twenty years in prison.

Kim Dotcom will face American justice

As a reminder, Kim Dotcom, whose real name is Kim Shmitz, is a German extradited to New Zealand and creator of the Megaupload site, widely used for piracy in the early 2010s. A site that drives rights holders crazy (their loss of earnings is estimated at $ 500 million) and which made hackers around the world happy (it was extremely easy to take in hand). At the height of its activity, Megaupload represented 4% of global internet traffic.

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In January 2012, he was arrested in his gigantic mansion by the New Zealand police and his site was closed. For almost ten years, Kim Dotcom has been pursuing legal remedies. He considers himself the victim of a relentlessness on the part of the United States and refuses to be extradited.

Kim Dotcom is also known for his escapades and his provocations on social networks. It also gave life to another site: MEGA. In any case, he will now have to face his responsibilities. It is not yet known when exactly he will be extradited to the United States or when the trial will take place.

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