Dotcom accused of breaching New Zealand court order

Kim Dotcom has been accused of breaching a court order freezing his assets, Radio New Zealand reported on Monday.

Dotcom’s assets were frozen after he was arrested in 2012 on US charges of copyright infringement and money laundering relating to his former online storage and file sharing website Megaupload.

Matt Sumpter, a lawyer for the movie studio 20th Century Fox told the Auckland High Court Dotcom’s decision to take out a 220,000 New Zealand dollar (154,000 US dollar) loan from his lawyers on behalf of a trust for his children was in breach of the court order.

However Dotcom’s lawyer Ron Mansfield said the loan was a new asset and was not covered by the court order.

Dotcom was previously given access to 60,000 New Zealand dollars a month to cover his living costs.

Dotcom’s appeal against his extradition to the US is expected to be heard next month.

If extradited and found guilty in the US, Dotcom and his three colleagues could face decades behind bars.

Last update: Tue, 02/08/2016 - 14:38
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