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Holy Zuck! Facebook fraud suspect VANISHES

Paul Ceglia – who was once alleged to have forged a contract to claim ownership of half of Facebook – has gone missing ahead of a planned fraud trial. His lawyer, Robert Ross Fogg, told Bloomberg that Ceglia had disappeared from his home and left behind an electronic tracking device that the suspect had been ordered to wear on …
Kelly Fiveash, 10 Mar 2015
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Tough luck, Zuck! Man who claimed to own half of Facebook has fraud trial delayed six months

The man accused of trying to cheat Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg out of half of the social network has had his fraud trial delayed by six months so he can take time to go over his case with his new lawyer. Paul Ceglia, who allegedly forged a contract he claimed gave him ownership of at least half of Facebook, was scheduled …
Neil McAllister, 15 Sep 2014
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Man's 'I own half of Facebook' claim branded 'fabrication' by judge

A US judge has recommended that the lawsuit of Paul Ceglia, the New York wood-pellet salesman who claimed he owned half of Facebook, be thrown out because it's a pack of lies. Magistrate Judge Leslie Foschio said that the alleged 2003 contract with Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg - which Ceglia claimed entitled him to half of …
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Feds arrest Paul Ceglia over Facebook ownership claims

A wannabe billionaire who claimed to own 84 per cent of Facebook based on a contract Mark Zuckerberg signed as a student has been arrested and charged with fraud. Paul Ceglia was arrested after being indicted for two counts of fraud: one case of postal fraud and one of wire fraud. If found guilty he faces a possible 40 years …
Iain Thomson, 26 Oct 2012
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Facebook files to dismiss ownership dispute

Lawyers acting for Facebook have filed a motion to dismiss the ownership case brought by former fuel salesman and alleged fraudster Paul Ceglia, which claims he is owed at least half of the company after an early investment of $1,000. According to the motion, Facebook has had a chance to forensically search Ceglia's computer …
Iain Thomson, 26 Mar 2012
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Ceglia fined for failing to show evidence of Facebook ownership

Paul Ceglia has been fined $5,000 for failing to produce the evidence that he is the owner of half - or 84 per cent as he first claimed - of Facebook. US Magistrate Judge Leslie G. Foschio ordered Ceglia to pay the fine, and a proportion of Facebook’s hefty legal costs, as a punishment for prevarication over producing the …
Iain Thomson, 11 Jan 2012
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Ceglia's latest lawyer bungled child porn lawsuit

Paul Ceglia - the alleged half-owner of Facebook - has enlisted yet another lawyer in his increasingly desperate case brought against Mark Zuckerberg. The latest attorney to represent Ceglia has reportedly been ordered, in a separate suit, to cough up $300,000 after he "morphed" stock images of minors and used them to defend …
Kelly Fiveash, 24 Oct 2011
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Paul Ceglia loses another lawyer in Facebook spat

A firewood salesman who is locked in a legal spat with Facebook in a dispute over ownership of the dominant social network has lost another lawyer working on his case. Paul Ceglia reportedly instructed his now erstwhile lawyer Jeffery Lake "not to comply" with a court order issued by a judge in August. Lake, who has withdrawn …
Kelly Fiveash, 18 Oct 2011
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Zuckerberg labels Ceglia lawsuit a 'brazen, outrageous fraud'

Mark Zuckerberg has asked a federal court in New York to throw out a lawsuit filed against him, because – according to the Facebook boss – the case is a "brazen and outrageous fraud on the court". The uber social network boydroid filed a document calling on the US District Court in Buffalo, NY, to dismiss the case after …
Kelly Fiveash, 27 May 2011
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'I own half of Facebook', says New York fuel salesman

New York firewood salesman Paul Ceglia filed a revised complaint against Facebook yesterday, in which the claimant said he had evidence that showed he was entitled to ownership of half of the social network. Ceglia alleges he has email exchanges with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, where the two men discussed the terms of a 2003 …
Kelly Fiveash, 12 Apr 2011
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Facebook dismisses Ceglia lawsuit as 'scam'

Facebook dismissed a lawsuit filed against the company’s boss Mark Zuckerberg by a man who claims he is entitled to 84 per cent of the social network, by saying the whole thing was a “scam”. New York firewood salesman and web designer Paul Ceglia threw a sueball at Zuckerberg in June. Ceglia had initially hired the Facebook …
Kelly Fiveash, 14 Oct 2010
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Zuckerberg admits working for man claiming Facebook ownership

So it may not be "completely frivolous" after all. A lawyer for Mark Zuckerberg has admitted he did have a contract with Paul Ceglia, a New York wood fuel salesman who claims he owns 84 per cent of Facebook as a result. "Mr Zuckerberg did have a contract with Mr Ceglia," Facebook lawyer Lisa Simpson told a federal court …

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