1 May 2015

Dotcom's extradition hearing postponed

5:20 pm on 1 May 2015

Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom has succeeded in getting an extradition hearing postponed until September.

Kim Dotcom in the Auckland District Court.

Kim Dotcom in the Auckland District Court. Photo: RNZ / Kim Baker Wilson

He was fighting an order that which would see him extradited to the United States to face charges there.

His extradition was due to be considered by the North Shore District Court in June.

But his lawyers said Mr Dotcom did not have enough funding for him to be prepared for the hearing by that date.

In a ruling today in the High Court in Auckland, Justice Katz said the hearing should not take place before September.

He said that should give Mr Dotcom and his lawyers enough time to prepare his case.