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Ceglia must hand over files and e-mails to Facebook lawyers

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 19 Aug 2011 11:31 User comments (1)

Ceglia must hand over files and e-mails to Facebook lawyers Paul Ceglia, the man at the center of a Facebook ownership lawsuit, ordered to turn over materials by August 29.
Lawyers for Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg hope that the contents will help expose Ceglia as a fraud. U.S. Magistrate Judge Leslie Foschio ordered Ceglia to turn over the materials by August 29 for review by Facebook's experts, including ink sampling.

Paul Ceglia will also have to provide a sworn affidavit about the contents and also about other materials he doesn't claim to possess. Facebook lawyers have been seeking a storage drive that they believe contains a scanned image of the original contract between both men.

Ceglia claims to have hired Zuckerberg in 2003, when he was a Harvard freshman, to work on a street mapping project. He also claims that he gave Zuckerberg $1,000 as an investment in what would become Facebook. He has shown a contract to that effect, but Facebook claims that it has been doctored.

A few days ago, Facebook lawyers submitted a blurry image of what they claim is the real contract, which makes no reference to such an investment.

In 2009, then-New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo accused Ceglia of fraud, shutting down his business.

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124.8.2011 9:30
YoungPhilosopher
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To even try to suggest that a digital copy of a contract has as much validity as the forensically tested actual paper contract is just nonsense. why when it is well known that Zuckerberg has committed forgery in the past and self describes himself as hacker does all these mainstream media just act as if we should believe him? Once again the media takes the side of power against the smaller fish ! this is what gets to me the media and power only protect their interests which is the reason for taking the side of Facebook side on this issue , Just look at the difference in the Wikileaks case ! both Wikileaks and Facebook are big on-line sites with huge amount of public and government interest but you dont see the establishment taking the side of Wikileaks why ? Because unlike Facebook Julian Assange and Wikileaks work for the people interest not the establishments so the establishment goes against it. Paul Ceglia is a man with a legitimate cause! His evidence and banking transactions proves Zuckerberg is trying to fraud someone

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