Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom has lost his right to stay in New Zealand and is to be sent to the United States.
The decision came through yesterday at the district court New Zealand court has ruled.
Judge Nevin Dawson ruled the Dotcom must be sent back to the US to face criminal charges. This process is called extradition.
The FBI had asked New Zealand to send Dotcom on charges of copyright infringement, money-laundering and racketeering on his website Megaupload.
The court case lasted 10 weeks and ended last month. The police had argued that Megaupload was created simply to allow people to store and share large files.