We reported earlier that the legal proceedings in the case against Megaupload kingpin Kim Dotcom have been delayed to March 2013. And it seems Dotcom is none too pleased about this latest turn.
“Hey DOJ, we will go to the US. No need for extradition. We want bail, funds unfrozen for lawyers & living expenses,” He tweeted, this afternoon.
Prolonging his trial will leave Dotcom unable to pay the through-the-roof legal fees owed to the 22 lawyers he has working on his case in countries across the globe. The New Zealand Herald explains that the FBI used legal orders in New Zealand and around the world to freeze assets and cash belonging to Dotcom (and his co-accused), claiming it money came from the proceeds of crime.
“I have accumulated millions of dollars in legal bills and I haven’t been able to pay a single cent,” Dotcom told the paper. “They just want to hang me out to dry and wait until there is no support left.” [NZHerlad via Twitter]