Kim and Mona Dotcom. Photo by Getty
Mona Dotcom has sought a new payment of $20,300 a month
to cover the cost of butlers, nannies and a chef.
The extra cash would come from the seized fortune of husband
Kim Dotcom - money seized when he was arrested at the request
of the FBI on charges of criminal copyright violation.
It would see the couple's monthly budget increase to $40,000
- a sum which lawyers acting for the police described as an
`"incredibly extravagant lifestyle''.
The extra funding was sought at a hearing of the High Court
at Auckland today which was told of further likely delays to
the extradition case that could see him sent to the United
States for trial on the FBI charges.
The extradition hearing, originally scheduled for August this
year, is now expected to be heard in July next year. The
application for funding saw the timeline extended out to
November to take into account any appeals which followed.