Desperation is a stinky cologne

The Fat German is staring down the barrel of a long lonely flight in stainless steel jewellery as the evidence mounts at his extradition hearing.

Desperation has set in…first they tried to suggest the documents were missing…they weren’t…and now they are trying to get the hearing stopped.

Lawyers for Kim Dotcom and his co-accused are arguing again that an extradition hearing should be halted.

Mr Dotcom, Mathias Ortmann, Bram van der Kolk and Finn Batato face extradition to the United States on copyright and money-laundering charges, related to their file-sharing website, Megaupload.

Last week, Judge Nevin Dawson refused to hear several applications from the men for a stay in proceedings, saying they could be heard in the context of the main hearing. ?

The Crown has finished making its arguments for extradition, and the men’s lawyers are now arguing the stay applications should be heard before they present their defence.

Mr van der Kolk and Mr Ortmann’s lawyer, Grant Illingworth, said the United States had refused to let the men use frozen funds to pay for expert witnesses.

Mr Illingworth said it would be a miscarriage of justice for the hearing to continue.

What is a miscarriage of justice is entertaining this clown and his unrealistic demands.

Dotcom had plenty of money to donate to a political party, he had plenty of money to invest in a swag of Bitcoins, he had plenty of money to throw parties, launches and has sold down his shareholdings in the new company.

Now he cries poverty…perhaps he should have sunk his money into paying for lawyers instead of trying to make himself a political prisoner to avoid extradition.

Desperation is a stinky cologne.

 

– RadioNZ

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