New Zealand judge grants bail to Megaupload pair
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — A judge in New Zealand has granted bail to two men arrested last week in the case against file-sharing site Megaupload.
Auckland judge David McNaughton granted bail Thursday to Megaupload employees Finn Batato and Bram van der Kolk. McNaughton previously denied bail to website founder Kim Dotcom.
The men are accused of copyright infringement in the U.S., which is seeking the extradition of those arrested in New Zealand.
McNaughton has yet to make a bail ruling on a fourth suspect, Mathias Ortmann. A fifth man, Andrus Nomm, has been arrested by Dutch police.
A U.S. Justice Department official told The Associated Press a sixth suspect, Sven Echternach, has been located in Germany, but declined to say if he’d been arrested.