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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 

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom talks to members of the media as he leaves the High Court in Auckland. (Photo: Reuters)
Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom talks to members of the media as he leaves the High Court in Auckland. (Photo: Reuters)

The US Supreme 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

The justices left in place a lower court's ruling that the US 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 Dotcom and several other defendants have contested US attempts to extradite them from

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