January 23, 2012 / 3:23 AM / 8 years ago

NZ judge reserves bail decision for Megaupload founder

AUCKLAND (Reuters) - A New Zealand judge reserved his decision on Monday on whether to grant bail to the founder of online file-sharing website Megaupload ahead of an extradition hearing on charges of internet piracy and money laundering.

Kim Dotcom, a German national, also known as Kim Schmitz, was ordered to be held in custody until the judge issues a written decision, no later than Wednesday.

“Given the breadth of issues covered in this bail application and the seriousness of the issues, I am going to reserve my decision,” said Judge David McNaughton.

Additional reporting by Gyles Beckford in Wellington; Editing by Ed Davies

0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below