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Monday, October 29, 2012

Paul Ceglia, Who Claims To Own Half of Facebook, Charged With Fraud

Paul Ceglia, who filed suit against Mark Zuckerberg in an attempt to gain ownership of half of the social media giant Facebook, has been arrested on charges that he falsified the records on which he based part of the evidence in his Facebook lawsuit. The U. S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced that Mr. Ceglia has been charged with creating false emails and false pages for a contract that would support his claim that he had hired Mr. Zuckerberg to work on a company Mr. Ceglia called "The Facebook," before Mr. Zuckerberg and others started Facebook. More here from the Los Angeles TImes, here on Mr. Ceglia's claims to be a founder/owner of Facebook in a Businessweek article from 2010.

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