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Friday, 03 June 2011 11:05

Bloke faked Facebook ownership documents

Written by Nick Farell
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Zuckerberg tells court
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says emails and a signed document which are the basis of a bloke's lawsuit claiming part ownership of the social networking phenomenon have been faked. According to court documents, Zuckerberg want expedited access to the original materials, copies of which were filed with Paul Ceglia's lawsuit, and to examine Ceglia's computers and electronic media.

The stakes are high in the case. If the court accepts his demands Ceglia would be in line to receive over $6 billion from Zuckerberg's fortune. If it does not, then Ceglia could end up in jail for forgery.

Zuckerberg said that the contract is a cut-and-paste job, the emails are complete fabrications and this entire lawsuit is a fraud. Zuckerberg has now declared under oath that he did not sign the contract attached to Ceglia's complaint and that he did not write or receive any of the purported emails.

Ceglia's lawsui relies largely on a two-page "work for hire" contracts bearing the names of both. Ceglia, of Wellsville in Allegany County, says he and Zuckerberg signed the contract after Zuckerberg, then a Harvard University student, responded to his Craigslist help-wanted ad for work on a street-mapping database he was creating.

Ceglia paid Zuckerberg $1000 to work on the project and gave him another $1000 after Zuckerberg told him about his Facebook plans. This was on the condition Ceglia would get half of the cash it took off.


Nick Farell

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+10 #1 darkpulse 2011-06-03 11:54
OMG! That's some claim he is making. :o He should be knowing he will be in REAL trouble if his MASTER PLAN of his fails. After all, we are dealing with FACEBOOK, home for sane and insane people alike. :lol: :D
 
 
+3 #2 JEskandari 2011-06-03 21:19
well the question is why now ?
why not sooner?
 
 
+3 #3 jonelsorel 2011-06-04 11:19
For that kind of money "declaring under oath" being cited makes me giggle..

How come Zucky says they're fake MONTHS after the guy takes him to trial?!
 
 
+4 #4 jonelsorel 2011-06-04 11:20
PS: the law is more equal to some than others, if lawyer is good.
 
 
+5 #5 thomasg 2011-06-04 17:16
Quoting jonelsorel:
PS: the law is more equal to some than others, if lawyer is good.

Yep that's how America works. The more you spend on a lawyer, the better deals you get. That's why I don't trust the justice system. Home of the free, as long as you can afford it.
 

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