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US top court rejects Kim Dotcom's appeal on $40 mn seizure

Dotcom and several other defendants have contested US attempts to extradite them from New Zealand

Reuters  |  Washington 

The US Supreme Court on Monday rejected New Zealand-based internet mogul Kim Dotcom's challenge to the US government's bid to seize assets held by him and others involved in the now-defunct streaming website Megaupload. The justices left in place a lower court's ruling that the US government could seize up to $40 million in assets held outside the United States as part of a civil forfeiture action being pursued in parallel to criminal charges for alleged copyright violations and money laundering. Dotcom and several other defendants have contested US attempts to extradite ...

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First Published: Mon, October 02 2017. 20:53 IST
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