US Loses Appeal Over Bail For Megaupload Boss

Law360, New York (March 1, 2012, 7:10 PM EST) -- The U.S. government lost an appeal Wednesday challenging a New Zealand court’s decision to free Megaupload.com founder Kim Dotcom on bail as he awaits possible extradition to face copyright infringement and other charges in Virginia federal court.

A New Zealand High Court judge in Auckland denied a bid by U.S. officials to keep Dotcom in jail until the court decides in August whether to extradite him to the U.S., a Ministry of Justice spokeswoman confirmed to Law360 on Thursday. Further details on the decision were not...
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