September 4, 2012
(AP) Cambodian police say they will deport a Swedish founder of the file-sharing site The Pirate Bay as soon as the country's interior minister gives his approval.
Deputy National Police chief Sok Phal said the decision to expel Gottfrid Svartholm Warg came after visiting Swedish officials presented legal documents Tuesday on the case against him.
He and three Pirate Bay colleagues in 2009 were sentenced to one year in prison and ordered to pay 30 million kronor ($3.6 million) to major entertainment companies for copyright violations.
Svartholm Warg failed to show up at an appeal hearing in 2010. He was arrested last Thursday at the request of Swedish authorities at a home he had rented in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh.