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Facebook Fraudster Arrested For Fabricating Evidence
2012-10-27 06:10:06

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The man who sued Facebook and its CEO, claiming ownership of 50% of the world's most popular social media website, has been arrested on federal fraud charges, various media outlets reported Friday. According to Bloomberg's Bob Van Voris, Paul Ceglia was arrested by federal agents at his Wellsville, New York home and charged with fabricating evidence related to his ownership claims. US prosecutors told Van Voris that Ceglia had...

Ceglia v Zuckerberg: The Battle Continues
2012-04-05 08:19:18

Brett Smith for Redorbit.com A federal judge this week ruled that attorneys for Paul Ceglia won't be allowed to question Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg or search his computers at this point in Ceglia´s federal lawsuit against the social network giant. Magistrate Judge Leslie Foschio will allow Ceglia's lawyers to question Facebook's experts about the two-page contract between the two men at the heart of the case. The contract entitles Ceglia to one-half of Facebook´s...

Facebook Disputes Another Ownership Claim As IPO Approaches
2012-03-27 10:29:03

John Neumann for Redorbit.com With an impending IPO that could prove to be one of the largest in US history, claims of being an early investor in Facebook are flying fast, reports the AFP news agency. Paul Ceglia appeared in court last June claiming that he signed a contract with Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg in April 2003 to design a website called “The Face Book” or “The Page Book.” Ceglia claims in his suit that he had a contract that entitles him to 50...

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2011-08-16 11:20:00

Mark Zuckerberg's attorneys say they have found new evidence on a New York man's computer proving he made up his claim that he signed with the Facebook founder in 2003 to make him part owner of the social network. Facebook attorney Orin Snyder said Paul Ceglia has not complied with a judge's order to hand over certain electronic documents and that he has improperly classified others as confidential. "He does not want the public to know what was discovered on his computers because it...

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2011-08-08 05:10:00

In court documents filed on Thursday, Facebook lawyers claim to have found a "smoking gun" that will prove a New York man's lawsuit against the social network is fraudulent, Reuters and the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. In July 2010, Paul Ceglia sued the Mark Zuckerberg-founded website, claiming that a contract between the two of them entitled Ceglia to half of the company. Facebook has contended that the so-called contract is a forgery and that the plaintiff is an "inveterate scam...

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2011-05-27 09:25:00

A suit filed last June claims that at least 50 percent of Facebook is owned by the plaintiff, Paul Ceglia of Wellsville, New York, after he signed a contract with Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg in April 2003 to design a website called "The Face Book" or "The Page Book," AFP is reporting. Facebook Co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, in 23-page response to Ceglia's claims, denounced his suit as a "brazen and outrageous fraud on the court" based on a "doctored contract and fabricated evidence."...

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2011-04-13 07:20:00

A New York salesman who claims he has an ownership stake in social networking titan Facebook is now seeking 50 percent of the site's value from founder Mark Zuckerberg. In a federal court complaint filed last year, Paul Ceglia sought restitution from the social network for 84 percent of its worth. He cited a contract between he and Zuckerberg signed in 2003 that gave him half of the business, plus more if the launch was delayed. He alleges that he has email exchanges with Facebook CEO...

2010-08-03 07:33:00

LONDON, August 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's largest betting brand*, Bodog (http://www.bodog.com), are betting on whether Facebook will hit 1 billion users and also whether they will make an Initial Public Offering (IPO) before that happens. Founder Mark Zuckerberg reckons it's 'almost guaranteed' to reach the billion so Bodog.com have set the challenge: will they reach 1 billion before January 1st 2012: Yes Evens, No 8/11? Bodog.com slightly favour the 'No' side because in our...

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2010-07-21 06:20:00

A lawyer for Facebook Inc. said she was not sure if Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of the social networking site, signed a contract to allow a New York man to control 84 percent of Facebook, according to a recent Bloomberg report. Paul Ceglia sued Facebook and Zuckerberg in state court June 30, saying that a contract the founder signed on April 2003 entitles him to ownership of most of the company.  Ceglia's lawyer produced a copy of the document for U.S. District Judge Richard Arcara at a...

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2010-07-13 09:10:00

Facebook is facing a lawsuit from a New York man who claims he owns an 84-percent stake in the popular social networking website--a lawsuit that they dismiss as "frivolous" but one that has nonetheless led to a judicial order blocking transfer of the company's assets. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Wellsville, New York native Paul Ceglia on June 30. Ceglia claims that, in April 2003, he signed a contract with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in order to design a website to be called...


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