Man arrested for plotting ownership scheme against Facebook
39-year-old Paul Ceglia, a NY lumber pellet salesman that advertised he owned a big stake inside Facebook by forging documents, was arrested now plus taken into custody by US Postal inspectors at Ceglia’s house inside Wellsville, NY. He was arrested about charges which he falsified records plus ruined evidence inside a multi-billion dollar scheme to defraud Facebook as well as the company’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg.
The story goes back 2 years ago whenever Ceglia filed a suit against Zuckerberg, declaring which the 2 finalized a contract inside April 2003 which guaranteed Ceglia a 50% stake inside the social network. But, most documents plus emails turned out to be falsified, as well as the date which the fake contract was finalized (April 28, 2003) is mentioned to be before the time period which the idea of beginning Facebook came up.
Ceglia was running an online company called Streetfax.com back inside 2003, as well as the 2 of them indeed finalized a contract which might pay Zuckerberg for programming function. But, Ceglia advertised which because element of the deal, Zuckerberg guaranteed him at smallest 50% ownership of Facebook. While the contract for programming function between Ceglia plus Zuckerberg is true, authorities ended up acquiring the real contract about Ceglia’s computer, that produced no mention of Facebook or an ownership agreement.
A look from Harvard’s e-mail servers produced no evidence of emails which Ceglia described inside his suit, plus authorities found falsified existing records about his computer which help Celgia’s numerous untrue claims. Ceglia was officially charged with 1 count of send scam plus 1 count of cable scam, every of that carries a maximum sentence of 20 years inside prison.