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Guy Suing for 84% of Facebook Charged With Fraud

Paul Ceglia accused of faking evidence, falsifying contract

(Newser) - Facebook cried fraud last year over the guy claiming he was entitled to 84% of the company—and Facebook might have been right. Paul Ceglia, who sued the company and Mark Zuckerberg in 2010, has now been indicted on fraud charges for allegedly faking evidence, Mashable reports. Ceglia is accused... More »

Facebook Sees 'Smoking Gun' Proof of Fraud in Big Case

Lawyers say they found evidence on Paul Ceglia's computer

(Newser) - Lawyers for Facebook say they have "smoking gun" evidence that a New York man isn't entitled to 84% of the company as he claims . The company pored over the computer of Paul Ceglia with the court's permission and says it found proof that Ceglia doctored an agreement... More »

Facebook: Lawsuit Seeking Half-Ownership Is a 'Fraud'

Attorneys accuse Paul Ceglia of doctoring old contract

(Newser) - Attorneys for Facebook are calling a man's federal lawsuit claiming part ownership of the company "a fraud on the court." In their latest legal response, Facebook attorneys accuse Paul Ceglia of doctoring a 2003 contract that he says proves he bought into Mark Zuckerberg's idea for... More »

Real Creator of Facebook? It's Mark Zuckerberg

He didn't invent social networking, but he perfected it: Farhad Manjoo

(Newser) - Sorry, Winklevoss twins . And you, too, Paul Ceglia . The person who deserves the credit and the riches for inventing Facebook is Mark Zuckerberg, writes Farhad Manjoo in Slate . Zuckerberg didn't so much invent social networking as perfect the concept by building upon already existing ideas. "The real value of... More »

Guy Who Claims to Own Facebook Files Staggering Evidence

Paul Ceglia reveals over a dozen emails about Facebook's origins

(Newser) - The man who claimed to own 84% of Facebook last year has refiled his lawsuit—and this time he's backed by a much bigger law firm ... and a lot more evidence. Paul Ceglia is now "just" claiming ownership of 50% of Facebook, but he is being represented by DLA... More »

Zuckerberg Fights to Keep Private Life Out of Lawsuit

Wants to keep lid on 'unnecessary details'

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg would like a little privacy, please. The head honcho of Facebook, who is currently fighting Paul Ceglia's claim to own 84% of the site, says the lawsuit is trying to uncover unnecessary, private details about his life in order to harass him. The claim seems to stem from... More »

Lawsuit Guy 'Forgot' He Owned Facebook

Also, Zuckerberg was lazy, but Ceglia might hire him to run company

(Newser) - Why did Paul Ceglia wait seven years to file his lawsuit alleging that he owns 84% of Facebook? Because, he explains to Bloomberg , he’d forgotten he owned it. But when he was arrested for defrauding customers of his wood-pellet business he went through his old files and—what luck!... More »

Facebook 'Unsure' if Zuck Sold Site Years Ago

Case appears before judge for the first time

(Newser) - A lawyer for Facebook says she’s “unsure” whether a freshman Mark Zuckerberg signed away the rights to the site for $1,000. New York investor Paul Ceglia produced a contract in court yesterday that he said Zuckerberg had signed back in 2003, giving Ceglia a growing stake in... More »

NY Investor: Facebook Is Mine

He says he put up early $1K for 84% of company

(Newser) - A New York investor who is arguing he owns 84% of Facebook because of a financial arrangement with founder Mark Zuckerberg has blocked a planned transfer of company assets. A judge has issued a temporary restraining order halting the transfer until the court can decide the merit of the case.... More »

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