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Fresh blow for Kim Dotcom in US extradition fight

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Wellington (AFP) – New Zealand’s top court rejected Kim Dotcom’s latest bid to avoid extradition to the United States on Tuesday, in a fresh blow to the tech entrepreneur’s decade-long battle against online piracy charges. Dotcom, who is accused of netting millions from his Megaupload file-sharing service, faces charges of racketeering, fraud and money laundering in the United States, carrying jail terms of up to 20 years. The Supreme Court in Wellington ruled the German national and two co-defendants could not appeal aspects of an earlier judgement, dismissing their argument that they were fa…

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