23 Feb 2012

Lawyer says extradition case wrong

9:24 am on 23 February 2012

An American lawyer for Kim Dotcom believes a request for his client extradited to the United States to face trial for copyright infringment will be rejected by New Zealand courts because the accusations are flimsy.

Mr Dotcom was released on bail on Wednesday to his home in Auckland after it was decided he was not a flight risk.

He was arrested on 19 January with three colleagues after a joint operation between the New Zealand police and the FBI.

Lawyer Ira Rothken calls the accusations a joke and says there is no way New Zealand will consider the charges serious enough to allow extradition.