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Supreme Court rejects Kim Dotcom's legal challenge

posted onOctober 3, 2017
by l33tdawg

The US Supreme Court on Monday rejected MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom's challenge to the US government's seizure of overseas assets held by the founder of the now-defunct streaming site.

The court left in place a federal appeals court ruling that the US government could seize $40 million from accounts in Hong Kong and New Zealand as part of a civil forfeiture action. Dotcom is currently fighting extradition to the US, where he faces arrest on a variety of copyright charges and money laundering charges.

Dotcom criticized the court's decision, saying it will hurt treaties the US has with other countries and its ability to arrange extraditions.

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