Crown unable to produce Dotcom extradition notices
The hearing to decide whether Mr Dotcom, Mathias Ortmann, Bram van der Kolk and Finn Batato should be sent to the US to face copyright and money-laundering charges, over their file-sharing website Megaupload, continued today.
North Shore district court services manager Fiona Parkes – a witness for the Crown – today produced several documents she said appeared to be copies of the extradition requests.
Mr Dotcom’s lawyer Ron Mansfield pointed out the documents were not date-stamped and asked Ms Parkes if she knew whether any originals existed.
She said she did not.
Yesterday a Justice Ministry employee was unable to confirm if the former Justice Minister, Judith Collins, had seen the provisional arrest warrants and the supporting evidence before the 2012 raid on Mr Dotcom’s mansion went ahead.
Under the Extradition Act, the Justice Minister is meant to be given a copy of the warrants and supporting evidence, as part of a briefing.
..so after illegally spying on Dotcom, after doing it because Obama needed to appease corporate Hollywood, after all the mass surveillance lies, after the paramilitary Police over kill, after all the smears – the bloody Crown seem to have lost the original documentation that the Minister needed to have sited and date stamped for an extradition???
We stand to lose hundred of millions of dollars if this case falls over and Dotcom sues the Government.
This is ridiculous.