Kim Dotcom and his co-defendants have filed an appeal to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, arguing that the long list of property that was seized under American civil forfeiture was done so improperly.
Last month, a New Zealand court found in favor of the Megaupload founder’s attempt to halt the American government forfeiture of his New Zealand-held assets.
The decision by the High Court of New Zealand, Auckland Registry essentially found that because Dotcom lost the United States civil forfeiture case by default judgment in March 2015—and New Zealand law did not recognize such a concept—that his assets should not be handed over. In recent months, the American government has tried to work with its New Zealand counterparts to have this forfeiture enforced.
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