April 6, 2015

Click image to read entire press release by 'Friends of Paul Ceglia' group

On April 3, 2015, U.S. District Judge Vernon Broderick said that Facebook and its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, must turn over documents and electronic correspondence to a defense lawyer whose client, Paul Ceglia, claims 50 percent ownership in the social media giant. U.S. District Judge Vernon Broderick ordered Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg to relinquish by April 6th documents that were requested by Ceglia's lawyer, Robert Ross Fogg.

Ceglia filed a civil lawsuit against Zuckerberg on June 30, 2010, three months after the movie, The Social Network, based on the founding of Facebook, opened in theaters (it opened on October 1, 2010), claiming that an April 23, 2003 contract (Document 415, Exhibit 2) between Ceglia and Zuckerberg gave Ceglia 50 percent ownership in "the face book" project, as well as an additional 1% ownership of the project per day for every day that the project remained uncompleted past a certain launch date. Ceglia says he originally paid Zuckerberg $1,000 by check and then an additional $1,000 in November 2003.

When the lawsuit and the purported contract came to light, Facebook dismissed the whole thing as a fabrication. Specifically, Facebook said the "StreetFax" part of the contract was real but the rest had been doctored to include mention of "the face book."

Zuckerberg acknowleges the April 23, 2003 contract with Ceglia included writing program code for "StreetFax" but denies the contract included any mention of Facebook. He claims he didn't come up with the idea for Facebook until months after he responded to Ceglia's online help-wanted ad and signed a contract agreeing to create some software for him.

In early August 2011, Facebook's lawyers claimed they unearthed the "original" contract on Ceglia's parent's computer in the form of a TIFF file, with "page one" of the image being different from "page one" of the contract on paper that Ceglia submitted as the authentic contract signed on April 23, 2003. Two weeks later, on August 15, 2011, while Ceglia was in Ireland, and a day before motions were scheduled to begin, Facebook's lawyers submitted to the court the "StreetFax" contract.

The following is part of the court filing by Facebook's lawyers late on the night of August 15, 2011 as reported by The Evening Tribune:
“This Court should grant Defendants’ cross-motion to compel, deny Ceglia’s motion to compel, and award Defendants all other relief, including attorneys’ fees, to which they may be entitled. 
“The court-ordered forensic testing has uncovered the authentic contract between Mark Zuckerberg and StreetFax that Ceglia attempted to conceal.  This smoking-gun evidence confirms what Defendants have said all along:  the purported contract attached to the complaint is an outright fabrication.  The authentic contract — which mentions only StreetFax and has nothing to do with Facebook — was found embedded in the electronic data from 2004 on Ceglia’s computer.  See Aug. 15 Southwell Decl., Ex. A.  This Court has now rejected Ceglia’s desperate effort to suppress the authentic contract by overruling his baseless confidentiality designations.  Ceglia has no explanation for his fraud on the Court and does not even attempt to explain how his manufactured case can continue in the face of the authentic contract.
“The forensic analysis also revealed that Ceglia has been willfully concealing six USB or other removable storage devices containing highly relevant documents such as “Zuckerberg Contract page1.tif” and a folder entitled “Facebook Files.”  Ceglia now claims — incredibly and outrageously — that he is “unable to locate these devices.”
Close-Up of a Faxed Version of the Ceglia "Work for Hire" Facebook Contract Signed by Zuckerberg on April 23, 2003

A Portion of Ceglia's "Work for Hire" Facebook Contract on the Left and the TIFF "StreetFax"Image That Facebook Claims to Have Unearthed on Ceglia's Parent's Hard Drive 

Excerpt from the Declaration by Document Expert James A. Blanco That The Ceglia "Work for Hire" Facebook Contract is Authentic

The Ceglia Two-Page "Work for Hire" Facebook Contract Between Ceglia and Zuckerburg Signed on April 23, 2003 (Quality of the Hand-written Portion Has Diminished Due to Extensive Processing and Exposure to UV Light by Facebook Experts When Examining the Document for 18 Hours)

Sometime in 2011, DLA Piper, a global law firm with 4,200 lawyers in more than 30 countries, had signed on to represent Ceglia in his case against Facebook in Zuckerberg. DLA Piper said that they did hours of due diligence on Ceglia's Facebook suit before even taking it on.

Ceglia produced a string of emails with Zuckerberg that Ceglia validate his 50 percent ownership of Facebook. About two months after Ceglia filed the emails with the court, DLA Piper withdrew from the case, saying: “We have withdrawn from the case and no longer represent Paul Ceglia. Due to our attorney-client privilege obligations, there will be no further comment.” Facebook claims the emails are fake. Click here for Business Insider's analysis of the contract and click here for the alleged e-mails between Ceglia and Zuckerberg.

Disregarding Ceglia's evidence authenticating the contract in his civil action against Zuckerberg, the U.S. government on October 25, 2012 criminally charged him for wire and mail fraud. The charges carry a maximum 40-year prison term. The government's complaint accuses Ceglia of altering the contract and inventing emails that didn't exist. According to a statement from the U.S. attorney's office in New York City, Ceglia "doctored, fabricated, and destroyed evidence to support his false claim."
U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preetinder "Preet" Bharara — who was formerly with the law firm representing Zuckerberg and Facebook in these civil appeals — defending the indictment on wire fraud, stating: “As alleged, by marching into federal court for a quick payday based on a blatant forgery, Paul Ceglia has bought himself another day in federal court for attempting a multi-billion dollar fraud against Facebook and its CEO. Ceglia’s alleged conduct not only constitutes a massive fraud attempt, but also an attempted corruption of our legal system through the manufacture of false evidence. That is always intolerable. Dressing up a fraud as a lawsuit does not immunize you from prosecution.”
Randall C. Till, the Inspector-in-Charge of the New York Office of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) said: “When Mr. Ceglia allegedly decided to take advantage of Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook, he underestimated the resolve of the Postal Inspection Service to bring him to justice for illegal use of the U.S. Mail.”
Ceglia has pleaded not guilty to the federal charges of fraud.

Facebook's lawyers claim Ceglia replaced the first page of the real contract he signed with Zuckerberg with another page that was "doctored" to include Facebook references. However, Ceglia had nine experts who declared that the contract is authentic, but this evidence was disregarded by the court. Also disregarded by the court was the testimony of an polygraph examiner certified in Polygraph Science (Forensic Psychophysiology), who is a full member of the American Polygraph Association and American Association of Police Polygraphists and who received a certification of specialized training from the American Polygraph Association. The expert said the questions asked during the polygraph examination were designed to determine whether Ceglia had forged or doctored the contract. After conducting three polygraph exams of Ceglia on June 11, 2011, which paid particular attention to the authenticity of the "Work for Hire" Facebook Contract between Ceglia and Zuckerberg dated April 28, 2003, the examiner found conclusively that there was "no deception."

Ceglia claims that Zuckerberg hacked his parent's computer and planted a fabricated TIFF image of the contract onto the hard drive, and also that Zuckerberg deleted e-mails between them two of them from his own computers. It certainly seems probable that the founder of Facebook who hacked the Harvard network as a teenager could do this. Not only is the pattern of Zuckenberg's behavior consistent with all of this, it is also consistent with the speculation that Zuckenberg or Facebook used law firm connections to preemptively go after Ceglia, who was endeavoring in a business which by definition would be at risk for working capital problems, and doing so at a time when the economy was in a tailspin. If you want to understand the behavior of someone like Zuckenberg, whose alleged conduct while at Harvard included felony hacking and serious fraud against others, you need to think outside the box. With the array of "services" available from large, greedy law firms in the U.S., does anyone with any experience in the real world think that it is entirely possible that the accusation and prosecution of Ceglia over a failing wood pellet business was possibly manipulated?

Below is a full email that Ceglia sent to ZDNet on August 16, 2011, with original spacing, spelling, and grammar errors left intact:
We have known about this photoshopped "image" for some time and i willingly handed it over to them, now they claim it is the original and that there are other files I'm intentionally not handing over, when I gave over their doctored page 1.. It's laughable... they make this stuff up as they go along.

I believe based on the fact that Orin Snyder argued almost exclusively for my parents computers, the location where the so called "image" was discovered that either Orin Snyder is clairvoyant and had a premonition that his "smoking gun" was on my parents computer or he knew in advance that it was planted there. Perhaps by Zuckerberg himself and perhaps by Orrick, the firm Eduardo Savrin accused of conspiring with Zuckerberg to deprive him of his shares during his case. If that is the case then they are subornating perjury and conspiring along with Zuckerberg to protect the empire and this time they are going to get caught. Eduardo Savrin, the bus is rolling, just needs a little push from the sidelines.

It is obvious that these major outlets continue to protect Mark and his "new image". He is an admitted forgerer, he was forced to admit it under oath, not because he feels compelled to tell the truth, like ever, but because he carelessly wrote as his home adress on the document he was forging an address that he didnt know about or move to until more than a year after the document was supposedly written! A rational person would think I need not say more, and that surely my arrest for mushrooms 14 years ago or the fact that I fell behind on wood pellet orders that have long since paid back is irrelevant compared to the more daming and far more on point evidence that Zuckerberg is an admitted forger and an admitted hacker, yet a read of the major media outlets shows what most people know already, that our "Free Press" slant the news to the big boss's views. A luxury afforded the Billionaires of this world that clearly have their own agendas. Perhaps calling them out like this will force some two sided coverage of the story.

We've now waited weeks past when we were due to get the 175 emails from Zuckerberg, supposedly because they were afraid that I might use them, as if it was I that needed additional support for my side of the case. Me, a guy that has limited computer knowledge, they are concerned about, but the fact that Mark has now had more than two weeks to do the very same thing... having had all my emails to read so that he can make his sound like a better narrative is ignored and I have to trust that he, the admitted forger, isnt actively switching his emails around to counter mine??!!! wierder and wierder.

Zuckerberg reminds me a great deal of the great Edward J Smith, captain of the Titanic, ignorant of the conditions surrounding him he arrogantly continues onward until the moment he hits the iceberg. You've hit your Iceberg now bud so don't come to Ireland again, this time crying to me that you have to protect your image.

History will record you as the only billionaire to have ever lost his empire to a Tiff image.

This "image" they claim is the original is forged and we will prove it has no authenticating properties what so ever. I would have expected more from him and his henchmen.

You won't go public Mark, you won't IPO, you won't pass go. I won't let you sell this company out from under me not while I have the power to stop you.

We have conslusive proof Mark is lying and we are searching for more, anyone with some legal or technical expertise that would like to help us nail him down for good is welcome to join in at PaulsCase.com

What I can tell you is, before the testing it was Orin "King Kong" Snyder beating his chest with "amateurish forgery" claims on the original paper contract, now that they have tested it, suddenly we hear no more about that, though you will be hearing a lot from us on it in the coming months. Suddenly there are requests for a second round of ink testing, clearly outside the court order for expedited discovery and I don't think it takes much to conlude that they wouldnt need more ink if the first batch they took showed a "real" smoking gun as they claimed it would.

Even some of their experts have come under fire from their own colleagues for the false or misleading testimony they gave. (see the linguistics expert publicly outted by the president of the linguistics society)

Instead they continue to make up their defense as they go along and now talk about this "image" and since Mark has now officially claimed that is the original then I'm happy to be the first to say- "Mark Zuckerberg has admitted to Forgery and he has done it once again." this time though he isnt just going to get away with it and buy himself out, you will face a jury of our peers Mark, and your PR team won't be there to save you.

To adopt a line from the movie-

750 million dollars isnt cool Mark, you know what 's cool? 750 million users is cool...

Some unrelated opinions...

From the Arab Spring to the riots of London last week, I see that social networks are the peoples tools to not only talk about how bored we are today, or to worry about everyone seeing that last photo we put up, but also when users are oppressed somewhere and realize it, it obviously can be used to overthrow tyranny and outmanuever the forces that protect the establishment. It's become the peoples voice and a powerful tool to unite the masses. It's a tool that deserves to stay in the hands and control of the people.

I'm starting to have all sorts of opinions as to what I'll do when I'm at the helm. Some might call it delusions of self grandure, you can call me what you like but if Thomas Jefferson was right and that- "all tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent" then in good conscience when I'm at the helm I won't let any government have the power to silence it's citizens, especially during an uprising. Money has never been my interest in this case, most of the lawyers for sure, but for me the network is what is important, we have a lot of tyrants to rid ourselves of in this world and a lot of inappropriate pictures to share with our singular circle of friends but as Michael Franti says..we won't stop.. and I won't quit...
On March 26, 2013, in a court filing, U.S. Magistrate Judge Leslie G. Foschio recommended that Facebook's motion to dismiss the lawsuit be granted, pointing to "clear and convincing evidence" that the 2003 contract between Ceglia and Zuckerberg is a "recently created fabrication." The judge said the contract in question between Zuckerberg and Ceglia was a "fabrication" and that Ceglia "knows it." In a 155-page recommendation, Foschio said Ceglia's arguments largely consisted of "self-defeating inconsistencies" that established the "fraudulent nature" of his claims. The case (#14-1365), which was referred to Foschio by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara, on May 2, 2011, for pretrial matters, went back to Arcara to decide whether to approve Foschio's recommendation for dismissal.

A year later, on March 25, 2014, U.S. District Judge Richard Arcara in Buffalo dismissed Ceglia's lawsuit against Zuckerberg and Facebook on the grounds that the contract was a "fabrication" and there was spoliation of evidence. Additionally, a federal judge in Manhattan refused to dismiss the indictment charging Ceglia with mail and wire fraud. The judge in a separate ruling dismissed a lawsuit by Ceglia seeking to prevent Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara from prosecuting him for the Facebook lawsuit.

Ceglia's lawyers, Joseph Alioto and Gil Messina, are appealing the judge's decision to dismiss his civil lawsuit against Zuckerberg and Facebook — the lawsuit that ended up as the basis for the criminal charges. The following is an excerpt from the appeal.
The criminal prosecution was commenced while the Facebook Action was pending and it was brought in a district distant from where the civil case was being litigated. The criminal prosecution was instigated, it is believed, by Zuckerberg and Facebook because of the incestuous relationship between their attorneys and the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preetinder "Preet" Bharara, who was formerly with the law firm representing Zuckerberg and Facebook in these civil appeals. At the time Ceglia was arrested, the U.S. Attorney made extrajudicial comments stating, “Dressing up a fraud as a lawsuit does not immunize you from prosecution.”

The extraordinary timing of the indictment of Mr. Ceglia — while the Facebook Action was pending — was intended to chill his First Amendment right to pursue the Facebook Action. In fact, the government alluded to the fact that further court filings by Ceglia’s lawyers in the Facebook Action could result in further charges being brought against him and his lawyers.

The indictment, we submit, was also calculated to prejudice (1) the Magistrate Judge, who would ultimately grant Facebook's and Zuckerberg's Motion to Dismiss the Facebook Action as fraud on the court, and (2) the District Judge, who accepted the Report and Recommendation without addressing any of the substantial objections raised by Ceglia.

The scheme did not succeed in deterring Ceglia from proceeding with the Facebook Action, but it did succeed in causing his lead counsel (Dean Boland) to move to be relieved on October 30, 2012, because, as the Magistrate Judge stated in his Order of March 20, 2013, the attorney was said to "fear for his safety" and because of "threats... made against him," (Facebook Action, Doc. 649, p. 9), even though the attorney "states his continued belief that Plaintiff , in bringing and prosecuting his action, has not committed fraud, a factor which could justify withdrawal under N.Y. Rule 1.16(c)(2),(3)." [Boland is among more than a half dozen lawyers and law firms to have signed on and then withdrawn from Ceglia's 2010 lawsuit.]

The District Court in Buffalo denied Ceglia a meaningful discovery from Facebook and Zuckerberg and denied Ceglia the opportunity to depose Zuckerberg in both the Facebook and Holder Actions. Zuckerberg has never denied under oath that the signature and initials on the original Work for Hire Contract — or so-called Facebook Contract — are his. Instead, the Magistrate Judge granted Zuckerberg's and Facebook's motion to dismiss the Facebook Action as a fraud after considering only the evidence most favorable to Facebook and Zuckerberg and Ceglia's rebuttal evidence. However, Ceglia's evidence supporting the authenticity of the Work for Hire Contract is so overwhelming that the Magistrate's decision to consider the evidence most favorable to Facebook and Zuckerberg is erroneous on its face.

Note: Ceglia's evidence that was disregarded by the court, although the Magistrate and District Judge were required to take it as true and view it in the light most favorable to Ceglia, starts on page 8 of the document.
On or about March 6, 2015, with his May 4 trial for wire and mail fraud approaching, Ceglia, 41, sliced off his GPS ankle monitor and affixed it to a crudely built contraption in his rural New York home "in order to give the appearance that he was still present and moving within his home" (see image below). [As part of Ceglia's $250,000 bail conditions, he was required to wear a GPS electronic monitoring device around his ankle.] 

Ceglia has been declared a fugitive. The U.S. Marshals Service, which is offering a $5,000 reward for "information leading to the location and arrest" of Celgia, said he is believed to be traveling with his wife, his two sons, and his dog since they also are missing from their home in Wellsville, N.Y., 70 miles southeast of Buffalo.

Paul Ceglia's GPS anklet is hanging from the bottom of this ceiling-based contraption designed to keep the monitoring device moving and to make it appear as if he was at his rural New York home. Ceglia and family have vanished. [Source]

Ceglia's apparent disappearance came 17 days after U.S. District Judge Vernon Broderick approved subpoenas on February. 20, 2015, forcing Zuckerberg and Facebook to divulge by March 15, 2015, all "contracts, agreements and addendums" between Ceglia and Zuckerberg or their companies from January 1, 2003 to July 29, 2004. In addition, Zuckerberg is being forced to release all electronic communications regarding agreements during that same time frame. Facebook and Zuckerberg asked the judge to suspend until Ceglia is caught the order he issued earlier for them to promptly turn over to Ceglia's attorneys the requested documentation and communications.

On March 12, 2015, the New York-based federal appeals court ordered Ceglia's lawyers to "show cause, on or before March 20, 2015, as to why the captioned civil appeals should not be dismissed on the grounds that a fugitive from justice is not entitled to adjudication of his civil claims." Ceglia's attorneys, Alioto and Messina, say the appeal should go on because it's Ceglia's constitutional right. "The extraordinary timing of the indictment of Mr. Ceglia — while the Facebook Action was pending — was intended to chill his First Amendment right to pursue the Facebook action," they said.

During a March 24, 2015 hearing, Ceglia's father told U.S. District Judge Vernon Broderick that his son might have fled because he believes Facebook and Zuckerberg are working together with prosecutors against him, jeopardizing his chance for a fair trial: 
Carmine Ceglia said his son found it "really upsetting" when he was told lawyers hired by Facebook were working with prosecutors on the criminal case against him. "We didn't feel like we were getting a fair shot," he said. "I've lost a lot of faith in our justice system." Of the U.S. Marshals Service, the father said: "They just think I know where he is, and I don't."
Back in August of 2011, Ceglia wrote in an email to a Wellsville Daily Reporter:
“As you know Zuckerberg has seemingly stopped at nothing to try to slander me during this case so far and part of that has been their use of private investigators not just to investigate me, but far beyond that to harass me and my family daily. From waking up to discover people hiding in (a) back field with binoculars, to being followed day-in and day-out by these guys, to coming home and finding a back window open that I know I personally locked causes what I can only say borders on paranoia and I refuse to let the bad guys win through intimidation tactics.” 
Judge Broderick told Ceglia's father that he would not allow a trial to proceed unjustly. Broderick then revoked Ceglia's bail and entered a $250,000 judgment against Ceglia's parents and brother. Broderick said he might reduce the penalty if the family helps locate Ceglia.
Ceglia's father Carmine said he did not know where his son was but expressed sympathy for him, suggesting that Facebook's principal lawyer was unduly influencing federal prosecutors. "I think he was afraid for his life that he wasn't going to get a fair shot," Carmine Ceglia said.
Facebook's lawyer had no immediate comment. [Source]
Gil Messina, one of Ceglia's attorneyes, filed papers late on March 23, 2015 with the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, where Ceglia is trying to have the criminal charges against him dismissed, saying the charges were brought improperly to punish Ceglia for exercising his First Amendment right to prove through a civil lawsuit that he has a 50 percent ownership stake in Facebook. The government's key witness for Ceglia's jury trial for fraud is Zuckerberg. Other than Zuckerberg, prosecutors' main evidence is the asserted real contract and a forensics analysis of the alleged fake contract that prompted a federal judge to declare it was "a fabrication." However, Ceglia says Zuckerberg hacked or "planted" a forged contract — the one prosecutors say is the original — onto Ceglia family computers in a bid to protect Zuckerberg's own fortunes and to undermine Ceglia's claims. It's a position federal prosecutors contend is without "basis." [Source]

At the March 24, 2015 hearing, federal prosecutor Janis Echenberg said Ceglia may soon be charged with defrauding investors in the civil lawsuit out of $650,000 and also jumping bail. Gil Messina, a lawyer for Ceglia, said after the hearing that he and other lawyers were served on March 23, 2015, with grand jury subpoenas that appeared connected to these new charges. The civil case is Ceglia v. Zuckerberg et al, U.S. District Court, Western District of New York, No. 10-00569. The criminal case is U.S. v. Ceglia, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, No 12-cr-00876.

Back on October 19, 2014, Facebook filed a lawsuit in New York County Supreme Court against a handful of Ceglia's attorneys, claiming they “knew or should have known that the [initial] lawsuit was a fraud.” Included in the lawsuit is the law firm DLA Piper, which withdrew from the Ceglia case but not before telling the Wall Street Journal in 2011 that they had “100 percent confidence that [Mr. Ceglia’s] agreement is authentic.” In total, Facebook lists more than a dozen defendants in the lawsuit.
“We said from the beginning that Paul Ceglia’s claim was a fraud and that we would seek to hold those responsible accountable,” Facebook General Counsel Colin Stretch said. “DLA Piper and the other named law firms knew the case was based on forged documents, yet they pursued it anyway, and they should be held to account.” Facebook has never filed suit against Ceglia himself, and a company spokesperson declined to comment on whether or not it plans to take legal action against him directly. Facebook did not specify a monetary amount for damages in the lawsuit, but is seeking payment for attorney fees and “damage to reputation and harm to business interests” for the company. Of course, Facebook doesn’t need money; the suit appears to be more about payback than anything. [Source]
On December 4, 2014, one of Ceglia's attorneys being sued by Facebook, Paul Argentieri of Hornell, N.Y., told The Evening Tribune that he is demanding a trial by jury on behalf of the group of defendants who represented Ceglia. In a statement provided to the newspaper, Argentieri wrote:
"Plantiff Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an individual with a well-documented history as a liar, cheater and computer hacker who has repeatedly betrayed the trust of friends and associates to his personal advantage and to their disadvantage, particularly as relates to the founding and development of Facebook and by corruptly invoking the power of the federal government through the use of his political influence and connections in an illegal effort to shut down and punish those who oppose him." Argentieri said Zuckerberg could find himself in a no-win situation, should he agree to the trial.
"We are ready, willing and able to fight and if he's insane enough to have a trial, we'll see him there," Argentieri told The Evening Tribune on December 3, 2014. Argentieri and his firm, Paul Argentieri & Associates, were named as defendants in the lawsuit as well as former New York State Attorney General Dennis C. Vacco and DLA Piper, a firm with more than 4,200 lawyers in over 30 countries.

"Zuckerberg and his minions embody a particular form of evil that must be resisted and defeated," Argentieri told The Evening Tribune on October 21, 2014. "This is a fight I feel very comfortable in and have trained for a very long time as a trial lawyer."

Argentieri's general denial to the New York State Supreme Court regarding a lawsuit filed by Facebook and founder Mark Zuckerberg against several law firms who defended Paul Ceglia in court pulled no punches. It also invoked the case brought forth by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss and Divya Narendra in 2004 against Zuckerberg in which he was accused of stealing ideas and source code from their ConnectU website, some of which was partially dramatized in the 2010 film "The Social Network."

It took four years for a settlement to be reached, but legal proceedings are still ongoing regarding whether the Winklevoss twins and Narendra should be owed more money.

"The lawsuit ... resulted from Zuckerberg's deception and otherwise dishonest dealings with the plaintiffs in that case," the denial reads. "Most of the substantive proceedings in that case proceeded under cover of a protective order, which has prevented most of the evidence against Zuckerberg from becoming public."

Another aspect of the defendants' argument criticizes the actions of U.S. Magistrate Judge Leslie G. Foschio, who recommended the dismissal of Ceglia's case against Facebook in March 2013. Foschio made his decision based on what he believed to be fabrications on several documents including a work-for-hire agreement between Ceglia and Zuckerberg. The case would be dismissed a year later.

"Defendants deny that the report and recommendation was proper because the magistrate relied upon a fundamentally flawed standard of review by considering only the evidence most favorable to Facebook and Zuckerberg and Ceglia's rebuttal evidence, and the magistrate concluded the court lacked subject matter jurisdiction," the denial reads.

Ceglia's trial regarding a alleged forged document that entitled him to half of Facebook was scheduled to begin in late November in U.S. District Court with Zuckerberg expected to testify. The trial has since been postponed to April after Ceglia hired a new lawyer. [Source]
Ceglia continues to be represented by Paul Argentieri, who has been with him since the beginning of this saga. Argentieri has also defended Ceglia against claims that he defrauded locals through a scheme to sell wood pellets.

Friends of Ceglia group alleges collusion

The Evening Tribune
March 30, 2015

An advocacy group claiming no affiliation to Paul Ceglia or his attorneys is alleging collusion among law enforcement, politicians and the courts in what it claims is the “persecution” of the Wellsville man on criminal fraud charges. The criminal charges stem from Ceglia’s civil suit against Facebook and its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, claiming partial ownership of Facebook.

Currently, a criminal trial is scheduled to start May 4 in federal court in the Southern District of New York.

The group, Friends of Paul Ceglia’s Constitutional Rights, compared the government’s and judges’ conduct to the fabrication of charges against innocent citizens by the former Soviet Union’s KGB.
“Mr. Ceglia’s current effort to protect himself and his family against this oppression is being met with sarcasm and derision from the Facebook PR machine — just like the Soviets gloated over their staged incarcerations,” Friends of Ceglia said in a press release this week. The release was e-mailed to The Spectator by a Paula Pratt on behalf of the advocacy group.
The advocacy group also criticized the media.
“Even though the government has not proven its case against Paul Ceglia, the mainstream media persists with pejorative descriptions like ‘scammer,’ ‘fraud suspect’ and ‘schemer,’” it said.Ceglia is alleged to have forged a contract between himself and Zuckerberg.

“Before the government can bring criminal charges against a citizen, it must have probable cause. In this case, the government was required to be relatively certain that Zuckerberg’s forgery charges against Paul Ceglia were more likely than not to be true. Logic says the government would have performed forensic analysis on the contract before bringing charges ... on Oct. 25, 2012,” Friends of Ceglia said. “Instead, the government pressed this case with no proof at all. In fact, it was not until March 11, 2015, that the government finally submitted the contract for forensic analysis at the United States Secret Service Office of Investigations, Forensic Services Division.

“The lab concluded that on two of four criteria (toner and paper), the contract is likely genuine. And, on the other two criteria (age and ink), the lab was unable to give an opinion due to inability to test the materials. Nothing in the government’s own forensic tests support Zuckerberg’s complaint,” the group wrote. “Therefore, the government had no objective criteria to support probable cause.”
The U.S. Marshals Service has been looking for Ceglia, who apparently removed his GPS bracelet the weekend of March 7 and 8 and attached it to a contraption to make it seem as though he was still in his house. A $250,000 bail release agreement had been in place at the time Ceglia fled.

Ceglia attorney Robert Ross Fogg said last week, “Mr. Ceglia is still at large and his, as well as his family’s, whereabouts are still unknown.”

Fogg said the prosecution wants to change the date of the start of the trial.
“The government now seeks to hold the May 4, 2015 trial date and all pretrial matters at abeyance (that they be suspended) and while the criminal defense team would like the date to remain, the criminal defense team is cognizant of the procedural difficulties in maintaining the trial date at this late stage,” he said. “Therefore, the defense has agreed to hold the trial date and only certain pretrial matters at abeyance.”

'Friends of Ceglia' group shows support for Wellsville man, criticizes alleged ties between government, Facebook

The Evening Tribune
March 21, 2015

As U.S. marshals continue their search for Paul Ceglia, a private advocacy group has come out in support of the Wellsville man before his criminal trial begins May 4.

The group, called “Friends of Paul Ceglia’s Constitutional Rights,” alleged in a press release that Facebook and its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s attorneys (Gibson Dunn LLP and Orrick Harrington LLP), and U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara are conspiring to deny Ceglia’s civil rights.

In addition, the release claims that Ceglia’s treatment “proves that the U.S. justice system is corrupted by corporate deep pockets.”

Friends of Paul Ceglia’s Constitutional Rights claim that Gibson Dunn LLP, one of the firms that have defended Facebook in court, played an active role in concealing 28 of Zuckerberg’s hard drives and emails from his time at Harvard, citing a 2009 case in which Facebook claimed the material was “lost” only for it to turn up two days later.

The release alleges that several judges in the federal system have ties to Facebook in one way or another, whether it be as a direct stockholder or with a firm that has worked with Zuckerberg and Facebook in the past.

For example, Ceglia’s case against Zuckerberg was dismissed in March of last year in U.S. District Court. The document alleges that Judge Richard J. Arcara didn’t allow Ceglia access to Zuckerberg’s 28 hard drives and emails and “failed to disclose his substantial financial holdings in Facebook interests.”

In addition, Magistrate Judge Leslie G. Foschio — Arcara’s superior — made an unconstitutional argument in dismissing the case.

Later in the release, it is alleged that Arcara holds “substantial amounts of stock in Facebook and (Facebook’s) key stakeholders,” including: Fidelity, Jennison, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, JPMorgan, BlackRock, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, Credit Suisse, and Morgan Stanley.

The group claims that Bharara’s office carried “out an evident political hit job on Ceglia since Bharara has permitted his former firm, Gibson Dunn LLP, and two former U.S. Attorneys now working at Gibson Dunn LLP, Alexander Southwell and Orin Snyder, to enter the case and help the government press their case against Ceglia.”

In addition, Bharara is alleged to have filed criminal charges against Ceglia for allegedly forging a contract between himself and Zuckerberg. These charges stood after Zuckerberg admitted to a contract between himself and Ceglia, but doesn’t have the original copy of it.

Friends of Paul Ceglia’s Constitutional Rights also argues that the federal government — including the CIA — is biased against Ceglia due to its ties with Facebook.

The release points to the fact that the federal court system has blocked access to Zuckerberg’s hard drives in several cases, possibly due to an inconsistency in which Zuckerberg claimed to have developed the program in “one to two weeks” in January 2004. Instead, the group argues that Zuckerberg used code from The Eclipse Foundation, founded with “$40 million in IBM ‘donation’ funds,” in launching Facebook.

Jim Breyer, Facebook’s second largest inside investor, allegedly has a “close association” to the CIA through Gilman Louie, who was Breyer’s director at the National Venture Capital Association in 2004. Louie now works for In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s private venture capital arm.

It’s also claimed that several ties Facebook has made with companies and firms “taints any government proceeding” involving the social media giant, including Fidelity Ventures, Vanguard, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, Cloudera, T. Rowe Price, and Meritech Capital Partners.

In addition, Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. is said to hold a large amount of interest in Facebook and a “close relationship to Gibson Dunn LLP.”

“A widespread head-in-the-sand misconception among judges and attorneys is that judges are exempt from disclosing the portfolio stocks in their mutual funds,” the statement reads. “In other words, judges claim that even if their Fidelity mutual fund holds the largest amount of well-publicized Facebook stock of any mutual fund on the planet, they are permitted to hide this financial interest.”

The group then goes on to attack what’s called the “safe harbor” rule and notes that “it smacks of cronyism.”

In conclusion, Friends of Paul Ceglia’s Constitutional Rights claims that a fair trial for Ceglia is impossible at the moment due to blatant conflicts of interest.

“The U.S. courts are currently a caustic environment in which to find justice for Paul Ceglia in his battle with Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook,” the statement reads. The judges are protecting their personal and crony financial interests at the expense of solemn constitutional rights.”

“Our interest is in ensuring that Mr. Ceglia is afforded his sacred constitutional right to fair and impartial tribunals — something he has been egregiously denied. We believe that if we do not vigorously defend Paul Ceglia’s constitutional rights now, the abuses will only grow until America becomes a full-fledged plutocracy and ceases to be a Republic.”

Ceglia’s criminal court case is set to begin May 4 and was spurred by what Foschio believed to be fabrications in documents Ceglia used in his civil case against Facebook.

However, he was found missing after removing his tracking device over the weekend of March 7 and 8. A missing persons report on his wife, Iasia, and two kids has been filed with state police.

U.S. District Judge Vernon S. Broderick revoked Ceglia’s $250,000 bail — which had been modified — in court last week after it was clear Ceglia had fled.

U.S. Marshals and New York State Police searched the home of Ceglia’s parents, Carmine and Vera, last week. His parents had planned to go on vacation but scrapped plans once they heard of Ceglia’s disappearance.

'Friends of Paul Ceglia' Group Press Release [Excerpt]

Jim Breyer and Accel Partners LLP combined are Facebook’s second largest inside investor. On May 13, 2004, Breyer was appointed chairman of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). Just three months earlier, The Eclipse Foundation held its first national conference between February 2-5, 2004. Facebook launched during the conference on February 4, 2004. The Eclipse Foundation was started with $40 million in IBM―"donation" funds and included clients of Facebook’s attorney Fenwick & West LLP, including Borland and Red Hat. Ceglia has never been able to determine whether Zuckerberg used Eclipse code in his contract with Zuckerberg, or whether Zuckerberg was conspiring to defraud Ceglia, which now seems most likely. Fenwick & West LLP was Leader Technologies’ attorney at the time, and IBM was the client of Leader’s other attorney, Professor James P. Chandler. One of Breyer’s fellow NVCA in 2004 directors was Gilman Louie, In-Q-Tel (C.I.A.). The close association between Breyer and the C.I.A. taints any government involvement in a proceeding involving Breyer’s pet project—Facebook. [Source]

By 'Friends of Paul Ceglia', FBCoverUp.com
March 29, 2015

Thanks to Edward Snowden, Americans now know that the CIA and NSA have spied on Americans citizens through Facebook since June 6, 2009 using a dubious FISA court judicial opinion. The CIA, through its private venture capital business In-Q-Tel, invests in “big data” projects with all of Facebook’s principal underwriters, investors and partners, including:
  • James W. Breyer, 
  • Accel Partners LLP, 
  • The Eclipse Foundation, 
  • IBM, 
  • National Venture Capital Association, 
  • Fidelity, 
  • Vanguard, 
  • T. Rowe Price, 
  • Kleiner Perkins, 
  • Cloudera, 
  • Brookings Institution, 
  • Meritech Capital Partners, 
  • Gibson Dunn LLP, 
  • Orrick Herrington LLP, 
  • Fenwick & 
  • West LLP, 
  • James P. Chandler, 
  • National Intel lectual Property Law Institute, 
  • Goldman Sachs, 
  • Bank of America, 
  • JPMorgan, 
  • Citigroup, 
  • Wells Fargo, 
  • Credit Suisse, 
  • Barclarys, 
  • Morgan Stanley, 
  • Erskine Bowles, 
  • Peter Thiel, 
  • Reid Hoffman, 
  • Sheryl Sandberg, 
  • James Swartz and 
  • Ping Li.
Therefore, the Government itself has a bias in the outcome of U.S. v. Ceglia and cannot offer an impartial court.

NSA Prism program taps into user data of Apple, Google, [Facebook] and others. The Guardian; See also Macaskill, E., Dance, G. (Nov. 1, 2013). NSA FILES: Decoded, What the revelations mean to you. The Guardian

Judge Vernon S. Broderick, also Harvard Law, replaced Carter earlier this year after Carter removed himself inexplicably. Broderick was formerly a partner with Weil Gotshal LLP who became embroiled in Leader v. Facebook judicial scandal at the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. Weil Gotshal’s disgraced partner, Edward R. Reines, was caught trading on his friendship with Chief Judge Randall R. Rader to get legal engagements at the Federal Circuit . Weil Gotshal had earlier made an appearance in Leader v. Facebook where one of the panel judges, Judge Kimberly A. Moore, failed to disclose her Facebook financial interests as well as the fact that Weil Gotshal was her former client.

A close collaborator with Reines at the Federal Circuit is Thomas G. Hungar, Gibson Dunn LLP. Thomas G. Hungar was Facebook’s appeal attorney in Leader v. Facebook who concealed the existence of the 28 Zuckerberg hard drives and Harvard emails to the tribunal. Therefore, there is no arm’s length relationship among Weil Gotshal LLP, Gibson Dunn LLP and Facebook. Broderick’s Weil Gotshal LLP association taints these Facebook proceedings.

The fact is, a certain group of American judges are growing disproportionately rich on the strength of their financial holdings in Facebook interests concealed inside colluding mutual funds.

The common denominator among all the Government’s Harvard lawyers and judges appears to be former Harvard Law professor, James P. Chandler.

Chandler works in the shadows as an organizer of a shadow government, powered by NSA, judicial, Harvard, banking and Silicon Valley crony control of information flow Paul Ceglia’s claims threaten Chandler’s monstrous agenda.

It is notoriously known in Washington D.C. that Chandler advises the White House, C.I.A., NSA, the Justice Department and some members of Congress, like Senator Harry Reid and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi on national security. Chandler also advised IBM and Obama’s eventual Patent Office director, David J. Kappos. He also advised Eric Holder when he was Assistant Attorney General. Chandler was evidently instrumental in IBM ’s $40 million “donation ” to start The Eclipse Foundation on November 29, 2001. Eclipse widely distributed the platform source code that caused the uncharacteristically meteoric rise of social networking in early 2004.

Zuckerberg was a pawn tasked to stall Paul Ceglia. Zuckerberg appears to have been a pawn in Chandler’s power play on behalf of IBM, the NSA and the C.I.A. (his clients).

Unbeknownst to Paul Ceglia, his desire to build a Facebook at Harvard interfered with the Chandler/IBM grand plan for The Eclipse Foundation. Zuckerberg was likely tasked to stall Ceglia from getting a Facebook started at Harvard before The Eclipse Foundation code was ready by way of the theft of social networking source code from Columbus innovator Leader Technologies ― Chandler’s and Fenwick & West LLP’s client.

James P. Chandler, as author of the Economic Espionage Act of 1996 and the Federal Trade Secrets Act, was uniquely positioned to pursue this aggressive agenda across the legal, technical and political spectra. At the founding of Eclipse, Chandler was a member of President Clinton’s National Infrastructure Assurance Council.

Corrupt lawyers and judges stonewall review of Zuckerberg’s 28 hard drives and Harvard emails, like they do with Benghazi, IRS and Fast & Furious

One thing is certain, a thorough review of Zuckerberg 2003-2004 information will definitively settle the questions about Facebook’s origins — a story that has been stonewalled as badly as the Benghazi, IRS and Fast & Furious scandals. Same law firms, different subjects. No judge in any lawsuit against Zuckerberg and Facebook has permitted a proper review of Zuckerberg’s information from 2003-2004. This is because we believe the following evidence will emerge:

1. Ceglia’s contract is genuine. Paul Ceglia and Mark Zuckerberg did sign a valid Facebook contract. Ceglia thought it was to have programming done. Zuckerberg knew his only job was to stall introduction of a Harvard Facebook until his handlers were ready with the Leader Technologies source code. Zuckerberg also stalled the Winklevoss Twins and Aaron Greenspan similarly.

2. Zuckerberg used The Eclipse Foundation code stolen from Leader Technologies. Mark Zuckerberg misappropriated Leader Technologies’ social networking invention source code, provided through James P. Chandler, David J. Kappos, IBM, Mitch Kappor, Fenwick & West LLP and The Eclipse Foundation to start Facebook on February 4, 2004. 

3. Larry Summers shilled for the 19-year old Zuckerberg at The Harvard Crimson. Lawrence Summers, president of Harvard, arranged for Zuckerberg to get more press coverage from September 2003 to June 2004 in The Harvard Crimson than any world leader or news topic.

4. Chandler helps orchestrate the NSA surveillance agenda.  Professor James P. Chandler, III, helps drive the NSA, IBM and The Eclipse Foundation legal, technical and political agenda in secret and accountable to no one. 

5. Pay Pal Mafia gave the NSA/C.I.A. the keys to the backdoor of our privacy as the quid pro quo. The Pay Pal Mafia bankrolled Zuckerberg to implement the commercial versions of Leader Technologies’ invention while the NSA and C. I.A. built backdoors into the code.

How many large law firms colluding with Facebook does it take to corrupt the American Republic?

The judicial community has permitted Facebook’s gaggle of unscrupulous law firms to stonewall discovery of the truth. For the record, those Facebook attorneys include:
  1. Gibson Dunn LLP
  2. Cooley Godward LLP
  3. Weil Gotshal LLP
  4. Fenwick & West LLP
  5. Orrick Herrington LLP
  6. Perkins Coie LLP
  7. Blank Rome LLP
  8. White & Case LLP
  9. Latham & Watkins LLP
  10. Cravath Swaine LLP
  11. Wily Rein LLP
How many large law firms colluding with Facebook does it take to spoil the American Republic?

Apparently, about eleven.

Paul Ceglia is innocent. The Government and Zuckerberg have committed willful fraud on the court.

"We believe that if we do not vigorously defend Paul Ceglia’s constitutional rights now , the abuses will only grow until America becomes a full - fledged plutocracy and ceases to be a Republic."

Mark Zuckerberg Stole the Idea of Facebook

By ewbedave
October 12, 2011

What people talk about when they talk about Facebook is maybe a kid in college had an idea and all of a sudden it became this big business, and the reality is it couldn’t be further from the truth…



It all started when DAVID was logged in to the Harvard website (2003), where I was listening in to the conversations of the Harvard students. One of these students was Mark Zuckerberg, who was talking about Face Smash. He had just broken up with his girlfriend at the time, so I struck up a conversation with this Mark Zuckerberg. He was talking about creating a dating site. I thought this was a bit odd – a pie in the sky idea since he had just broken up with his girlfriend and he was slaging her off – calling her a bitch and a whore.

Dave talked to Mark about the idea, and suggested he call it Face Mash. He was intrigued with my suggestion and thought it was a good idea. Mark wanted to call it Face Smash, because he wanted to smash his ex in the face. I convinced him that Face Mash was a good idea and he agreed, but one week later he changed his mind and wanted to call it Face Smash. When I queried him about this he replied, ‘f…. off you c…- I’m calling it Face Smash’.

Two weeks after this conversation, he came up with the name Mashable, and when I asked him why he chose the word Mashable instead of Face Mash he said, ‘f,…off you bastard, Face Mash is not your idea’. So I re-posted the conversations we had two weeks earlier, and he had to apologize and said he was going with Mashable. I took this as a sign that he wanted to throw me off the scent and take the site for himself.

Dave found the character of Mark Zuckerberg to be deceptive and dishonest and ended conversing with Mark Zuckerberg because of his dishonesty and lack of integrity.


After this, Dave started conversing with Dustin and Chris about an idea of mine called Facebook for an online service where students can post pictures and information on themselves and use it as a directory. And Eduardo Saverin was invited in to the idea facebook.


So we needed a platform. Dave made contact with Paul Ceglia and was in discussion about a platform for my idea, the facebook, but Zuckerberg made contact to Paul Ceglia to steal the idea facebook. Paul Ceglia had no legal right to sell the the platform to Mark Zuckerberg, but Zuckerberg new what he was doing when he sign the contract. AND ON APRIL 2003 ZUCKERBERG sign the contract with PAUL CEGLIA to steal the idea facebook


Dave found a site at Harvard called Harvard Connect (later, in 2004 changed to Harvard Connect To You), run by Cameron and Taylor Winklevoss. And Dave explained everything about Facebook and the dealings with Zuckerberg, Dustin and Chris, and how Dave believed that Zuckerberg was in the process of stealing David idea.

And Dave asked if the Winklevosses were interested in running Facebook on the Harvard site. DAVID found out later on that the Winklevoss contacted Mark Zuckerberg; the WINKLEVOSS new that Zuckerberg stole the idea facebook, and fb was not there idea or zuck; and zuckerberg sewed over the winklevoss.

The Winklevoss then contacted WAYNE CHANG and sold of the idea facebook. My god, how dumb can you get. All the Winklevoss had to do was go hire a team of programmers or learn to program on their own.

DIVYA NARENDRA contacted david and told david that the winklevoss contacted WAYNE CHANG and sold of the idea facebook without telling david. david contacted WAYNE CHANG about this and WAYNE CHANG contacted the WINKLEVOSS and they went into denial about DAVID and the
idea facebook.

you see FACEBOOK was david idea; so david sent copes of the EMAILS to WAYNE CHANG about the WINKLEVOSS and MARK ZUCKERBERG. The winklevoss had to ACKNOWLEDGE that the idea of facebook was david idea. WHEN DAVID SENT COPYS OF THE EMAILS to wayne chang.YOU got backstabbed.”!!? WAYNE CHANG.

A CORP was organized by THE WINKLEVOSS + EDUARDO SAVERIN + CHRIS + NARENDRA and DAVID to over throw MARK ZUCERBERG from facebook; The idea facebook was not zuckerberg IDEA; and the winklevoss did a double-cross and went with zuck. and zuckerberg fuck over the winklevvoss. And the winklevoss used the information to extort money out of zuckerberg by extortion. But the idea facebook was not the winklevoss idea and was not mark zuckerberg idea and you now it.


Dustin and Chris became co-founders of a stolen idea facebook; they new the idea facebook was stolen; and Saverin got duped out of facebook.

But the question is why chris doesn’t even mention eduardo. A lawsuit filed by Eduardo Saverin against Facebook and Zuckerberg was settled out of court. Though terms of the settlement were sealed, the company affirmed Saverin’s title as co-founder of Facebook. Saverin signed a non-disclosure contract after the settlement.WAS it a non-disclosure about the truth; tell the TRUTH  EDUARDO SAVERIN


David contacted freedom to marry in order to contact chris; David new Chris was gay. David sent a copy of all the e-mail to freedom to marry and SEAN ELDRIDGE agreed to contact Chris.

2005 OR 2006 THE EMAILS about how zuckerberg stole facebook; sean eldridge knows the FULL story of how zuckerberg stole facebook. Michale McKibben said several years ago Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg ripped off the programming code his company developed; this is true. Zuck stole the
programming code and then stole the idea facebook. Zuckerberg got the code from McKibben who was going to Harvard.

THIS IS TRUE: ZUCKERBERG GOT THE CODE FOR STREET FAX FROM A FRIEND AT HARVARD and then used the code for the stolen idea facebook. The Winklevoss say that Zuckerberg stole there code FOR FACEBOOK. this is bull shit; and the idea facebook was not the winklevoss idea.


Lisa Simpson was made a were of the fact that ZUCKERBERG had sign a contract to PAUL CEGLIA years ago and was a were that on a VIDEO DISK ZUCKERBERG openly admitted; saying that facebook was not his idea.

PAUL ARGENTIERI has a copy of this video disk and Tony Merchant LAW have a copy of this video disk too.


David copy all the e-mails on to the Harvard crimson server !! at Harvard UVAaron. Greenspan says that while he was a student at Harvard, he came up with the idea for Facebook but you new the idea facebook was stolen and the settlement was to shut your mouth $$$$$$$$


By newbedave
January 14, 2011

It all started when DAVID was logged in to the Harvard website, where I was listening in to the conversations of the Harvard students. One of these students was Mark Zuckerberg who was talking about Face Smash and he had just broken up with his girlfriend at the time, so I struck up a conversation with this Mark Zuckerberg. He was talking about creating a dating site. I thought this was a bit odd - a pie in the sky idea since he had just broken up with his girlfriend and he was slagging her off - calling her a bitch and a whore.

dave talked to Mark about the idea, and suggested he call it Face Mash. He was intrigued with my suggestion and thought it was a good idea. Mark wanted to call it Face Smash, because he wanted to smash his ex in the face. I convinced him that Face Mash was a good idea and he agreed, but one week later he changed his mind and wanted to call it Face Smash. When I queried him about this he replied 'f.... off you c...- I'm calling it Face Smash'. Two weeks after this conversation he came up with the name Mashable and when I asked him why he chose the word Mashable instead of Face Mash he said 'f,...off you bastard, Face mash is not your idea'. So I re-posted the conversations we had two weeks earlier and he had to apologize and said he was going with Mashable. I took this as a sign that he wanted to throw me off the scent and take the site for himself. dave found the character of Mark Zuckerberg to be deceptive and dishonest and ended conversing with Mark Zuckerberg because of his dishonesty and lack of integrity


After this dave started conversing with Dustin and Chris [Hughes] about an idea of mine called Facebook for an online service where students can post pictures and information on themselves and use it as a directory. They were very intrigued by my idea and wanted to know more.

dave told them that in the beginning, it would be an online service just for Harvard students, and then spreading through the other campuses in America, joining them up together. The idea was to make it easy for people to connect with other university students so they could get an idea of what other campuses were like, and even eventually spreading through the general public, giving them an idea of what was on offer at the different campuses.

Dustin and Chris were very intrigued with my idea and said they wanted to be on board. but zuck was there roommate and wanted to be on board

zuckerberg was apologetic about face-mash but it was bull shit

dave talked extensively about my ideas of Facebook and went into great detail of how to get it set up and started. They queried about the finance of setting it up and I told them I was in contact with Tony Robbins, who was interested by the idea and we were having discussions regarding his financial backing of the project


So we needed a platform  

dave made contact with paul ceglia and was in discussion about a platform for my idea the facebook

but zuckerberg made contact to paul ceglia to steal the idea facebook

'paul ceglia had no legal right to sell the the platform to mark zuckerberg but zuckerberg new what he was doing when he sign the contract

(paul ceglia had no legal right to sell the the platform to mark zuckerberg } the contract was to David not zuckerberg


dave then found another contact at Harvard, called Eduardo Saverin and invited him to join me in developing my idea, and also to find out what was going on between Dustin, Chris and Mark.

eduardo offered finance to get facebook up and running but zuckerberg spent the money on him self  

selfish prick zuck spent eduardo saverin money and spat in his face

your best friend .this is the reason how eduardo got a invitation into facebook

THEN david got e-mails from zuckerberg saying he was not interested in the idea facebook  

david then contacted dustin chris to find out about this email i got from zuckerberg; they went into denial about this. but later on got a email from chris saying they were not interested in the idea facebook


So dave found a site at Harvard called Harvard Connect (later, in 2004 changed to Harvard Connect To You) run by Cameron and Taylor Winklevoss, and dave explained everything about Facebook and the dealings with Zuckerberg, Dustin and Chris and how dave believed that Zuckerberg was in the process of stealing david idea, and dave asked if the Winklevosses were interested in running Facebook on the Harvard site

They expressed enthusiasm in the offer and liked the idea of running the site as they liked the concept of Facebook. They told me that they were going to change their site name and redesign it at that time (to Harvard Connect To You  

The person they called in to help them redesign their site was Mark Zuckerberg who then stole their platform : I told them that zuckerberg was a crook

the winklevoss where to dumb and dupe by zuckerberg

And what do the winklevoss remind me off; its two building and the two buildings were the TWIN TOWERS you guys talk about the truth like you own the truth but you do not and never will

the winklevoss contacted summers at UV about zuckerberg but summers new the full story of how zuckerberg stole facebook and it was david idea

david then log a complaint to the FBI about this stolen fake connect 2u account with fake information and about mark zuckerberg


it did not take long for david to realize that the winklevoss were not up to do the job

when cameron found out that david log a complaint to the fbi on zuckerberg cameron sed that is not the way we do things

but tyler wonted to file a lawsuit on zuckerberg but cameron was the dominant personality

and the hole idea facebook was on the verge of collapse 

david then got emails from the winklevoss saying they were no longer interested in the idea facebook ( NOT A SURPRISE

DAVID found out later on that the winklevoss contacted WAYNE CHANG and sold 50% of the idea facebook 

my god how f..ing dumb can you get .all the winklevoss had to do was go hire a team of programmers or learn to program on their own. 

and the idea facebook was a sound and solid idea and the right skillful execution of the idea was all that was needed 

this was david skill.


zuckerberg then went on to create a FAKE CONNECT 2U account filled with FAKE information from the stolen platform he stole from the winklevoss

dave got a email from this FAKE CONNECT 2U account . but dave new it was FAKE it was zuckerberg .

zuckerberg wanted more info and idea to steal so dave gave one idea and it was to put a silver layer around the F word on facebook to see if zuckerberg was going to steal this idea and yes he did


the idea facebook the name facebook the concept and the execution of facebook

david understands that zuckerberg has a mental personality disorder but this is no excuse for being a asshole and a thief 

zuckerberg you see zuck dustin and chris new that facebook was a billion dollar idea but you stole the idea facebook. chris you may have step up about being gay but you need to step up and tell the truth about how zuckerberg stole facebook


yes zuckerberg got a girlfriend and no he did not get her from GRAIGS-LIST. but he did break up with his girlfriend and look for love on graigs-list or as zuckerberg put it looking for a new bitch. zuck did not realize that you had to pay for the girls on graigs-list. zuck sad what do you mean you have to pay you pay and if you are unlucky you have to pay twice when you have go to the clinic; zuckerberg saw every thing as a possession some thing to take when he stole the idea facebook and his girlfriend; zuckerberg social skills are that poor zuck can not pick up sand if he was standing in the middle of a desert and had to go back to his old girlfriend that is all he had; facemash and facebook was zuckerberg quest to understand woman FAIL

zuckerberg do not use your girlfriend to polish your bull-shit it will not work and never will


friend-star it failed end of story : my-space was a good idea but failed to mash the idea with the changing social landscape

sean parker seam to think the only reason we won was because of the gross incompetence of myspace systematically over a period of many years

my god sean parker f..ing grow up you do not have your finger on the pulse of social change that just your but-hole


david then went to Aaron Greenspan who was running house systems at Harvard and asked him (under an email non disclosure agreement) to run Facebook on his site which he agreed to do.

aaron greenspan used the (info) to extort financal money out of facebook and zuckerberg paid the extortion money and dave call it extortion

U see zuckerberg new aaron greenspan new zuck had stolen the idea facebook .

I sent all the emails copy to aaron greenspan:{ aaron sold him self off like a hooker standing on a street corner }

and what was that quotation aaron

that quotation you set me about honour and truth you now the same bullshit the winklevoss are bullshiting on about


david kirkpatrick was given all the emails and was made fully aware of how zuckerberg stole facebook from david in the beginning 

i gave kirkpatrick 80% of the emails

kirkpatrick then ask if there was more

yes there is more but ask kirkpatrick that he must reveal the truth 

the other 20% was email from paul ceglia to me 

dave made contact with paul ceglia and was in discussion about a platform for my idea the facebook

as for kirkpatrick you are a prick

kirkpatrick falls victim to the bane of many business historians infatuation with the subject and the money just a porn-star


ben mezrick was given copes of the emails in and around 2004 

dave posted a copy of the emails to ben mezrick and to david kirkpatrick 

as for kirkpatrick your book is a joke and so are you : you are just a fence jumper david kirkpatrick and its chris that is the gay one you dick 

you sold yourself out you were given the full story of how zuckerberg stole facebook; and sold out

in a email to eduardo i told him to get a lawyer zuckerberg was going to screw him over and told him to contact ben mezrick

eduardo told me he had a lawyer he can trust but zuckerberg and the lawyer screwed him over; 

david made contact to ben and ben mezrick got 80% of the emails about how zuck stole facebook and about the winklevoss


And what are you going to do zuckerberg when paul ceglia wins  

you can call the contract a fake a counterfeit ; you cant can you zuckerberg 

Yes you did sign a contract zuckerberg 

In a email zuckerberg called paul ceglia a dum sucker  

in 2003 i david posted a copy on to the internet and the roomer spread years ago that zuckerberg had sign the contract and yes the abc news room have a copy of the email


So zuckerberg what are your options

zuck i suppose you can tell the truth

you see paul cegia had no legal right to sell you the platform

david was in contact to paul cealia about a platform suitable for facebook but you wanted to steal facebook by stealth

and you will have to tell your mother and farther and sisters how you stole the idea facebook


You can't gift your way out of controversy zucerberg

Generosity is not always well-received and what is your true nature  

bill gates now your true nature 

a trojan horse, africa will rise with out your money and the money you gifted zuck is from a stolen idea;

BILL GATES do not bet against DAVID ON THIS 

the last time you bet against david you lost REMEMBER and you now the truth about mark zuckerberg


"When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it."

Sadly, most of the people don't wish to bite the hands that feeds them

The Securities and Exchange Commission says it has set aside about $450 million for payments to outside whistleblowers whose information results in successful ?? ..... SOME THING YOU WONT TO LOOK AT LISA SIMPSON ,, and the best way to rob a bank is to own a bank


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Zuckerberg has already, on multiple occasions, demonstrat­ed that he didn't care nothing about the security and privacy and understand even the fundamenta­ls of computer system security;

this is way he stole the idea facebook

but not from the winklevoss  

but did sign a contract to paul ceglia


In a email zuckerberg called paul ceglia a dum sucker in 2003 i david posted a copy on to the internet and the roomer spread years a go that zuckerberg had sign the contract ; and zuckerberg only sign the contract to steal the idea facebook from david

and it was david who contacted the winklevoss about the idea facebook and paul ceglia is going to get 84% of facebook

The Securities and Exchange Commission says it has set aside about $450 million for payments to outside whistleblowers whose information results in successful : I THINK WIKILEAKS can do with some of this whistle blowers money ; TIME to dropkick GS in the sacK

Tony Merchant may be contacted at 306-359-7777 . Jason Zushman can be contacted at 204-896-7777 .

david made contact to merchant law merchant law contact lisa simmson & mark zuckerberg there are some interesting emails 

if you contact Tony Merchant you can get the email from him i left instruction to give the emails to every one ask for them this was done years a go

dave posted a copy of the emails to ben mezrick and to david kirkpatrick

Excerpts from Document Expert James A. Blanco's Declaration That the Ceglia "Work for Hire" Facebook Contract is Authentic (Document 415)


  1. Hmm and maybe that's why they made a shady social networking movie. To make the people believe anything they watch on the big screen... FB and Mark are well aware of their own fraudulence. Just look at the guy.. does mark really look like some genius.. no just another schmuck who promises people money in return for work... while he cashes in and sits on his ass. IMO mark looks like he has something to had. Can you say I hope karma bites him back? :)

    famebook (URL) on Apr 12, 5:20 AM said:

    Validity aside, I'm particularly interested in both the fact that; to most of us this would be no surprise alongside the Winklevoss case which Facebook's hype machine have already managed to turn into a minor peccadillo, but also that it is a tangible measure of their influence over tech and mainstream press. You have set a benchmark here Henry and I can only imagine the level of debate other proper journalists within our favorite news brands are having with their bosses over how to cover this story. Facebook's awesome growth curve is laudable, but will the price of an overwhelming majority who in my opinion 'hate to love' Facebook and certainly don't trust the brand, along with their still questionable business model which treats our digital identities as their own to trade, finally be their undoing or at least force them to reinvent themselves on a moral and decent basis?

    jessejames on Apr 12, 3:24 PM said:

    If this is true ---- if we suspend disbelief for a moment ---- investors should be more concerned about Zuckerberg's inability to foresee/anticipate the value of a project than his questionable ethics. It's truly worrying.

    I mean, what kind of genius CEO sells 50% equity in a social network ---- that has turned into THE social network ---- for $2000? Not to mention what he sold to that Brazilian kid and who knows who else. Talk about a short-sighted leader! Talk about being unable to recognize potential value where there currently is none. And this guy's still making business decisions at Facebook?

    You hit it here JJ, selling shares to everyone makes this a believable story. It certainly adds to the intrigue. He seems to be oblivious to the world of business dealings.

    The point is Zuckerberg was young and there have been other disputes over the companies ownership, extensive and public. So in the eyes of the public these claims seem reasonable. We can only wait and see what Zuckerberg's lawyers do.

    J.R.Perotti (URL) on Apr 12, 10:48 AM said:

    I do believe Mr. Ceglia in the seeding of this company
    his ad stated! he was looking for a person to do developmental work on his project Street Fax.com
    to which Mark asked for permission to use his (Ceglias') source code or some of it anyway.
    Very few people write entire length of code in program development -
    the kernal or major parts of programs are in every major operating system,
    such as microsoft has bits of linux which was unix etc.
    let the lawyers look see

    So our friend Mark isn't on the same band width as our friends from Bell Labs!
    But he does have an MO of dealing out shit.
    As Ceglia stated and I can understand being in business one day blurs into the next,
    I also have found paper work in boxes put in storage from one year to the next.
    Also his case is based on proving his ownership stake
    and that requires hard hard facts and supporting correspondence
    I myself don't know if I would have forgotten this one though.
    Great story if it grows legs,
    Microsoft was fined about a billion$ in europe,
    the old judges there understand a little more than the old judges here in the US
    Story was their OS couldn't operate alone without their web browser
    This from a company that missed the internet boat
    They tried shitten the judge and lost.

  2. I never use FB, and think that it is total absurd to consolidate information of such a personal and far reaching nature (and - drag others into it in the process!) in the hands of a for-profit-enterprise, absolutely outside of your control or even influence and led by a small number of people who have their own personalities, goals and questionable intentions!

    Every time I receive email from friends pointing me to their FB page, I just think: "how people may not see the situation this way, how can they be so blind?!", and email them back saying that I do not use FB and asking to contact me some other way.

    I only wanted to say "thank you, thank you, oh thank you!!!" to my intuition which stopped me from using this service.

    I believe if such service is to exist - it must be controlled by the power of collective, but voting power of its users.

    I also believe that since FB's database cannot be purged at this point, FB users have to be given rights and instruments to purge all traces of their information, directly entered or replicated/spread by other users.

    YogiFish said:

    The Social Network movie released in 2010; lawsuit filed in 2010.

    April 12, 2011

    After the original dot-Com crash, many people were not looking to invest in anything related to the internet. That Facebook is worth so much now, was not true until a year ago publicly.

    What would you sue someone for before then, half of nothing?

    Think of The Huffington Post site. Who knew AOL would buy it for so much, or even why? There are a lot of people who help build that site, and I doubt they got paid anything compared to what it became worth a month ago.

    if Facebook was being sued for 40 billion dollars, who would raise their hand and say. "Hey. I really own half of that .. sue me too?"

    Hind site is 20/20, but the present is worth nothing.. until it is.

    They are both PROVEN crooks, except the one they more commonly call the "felon" seems to have done infinitely less harm than Zuck the F***. Facebook was and is a good idea, but it should only be worth so much to someone, and it wouldn't be worth anything if it were not for human need of acceptance, and the illusion that it will give that to them. Facebook should only be a hub for other interseting or important things online to be shared with real "friends", but instead it's mostly a lame competition of numbers in "friends" and trying not to get spammed or hacked by clicking something that looks legit. I have tons of friends, and they hardly ever post anything interesting that I haven't already been exposed to, and even when they do it gets drowned by the most useless updates of all types, Facebook looks for any excuse to email you and get you back online, more than any other form of email I get, despite changes to my account. Dating sites do not work, and neither does trying to make friends in such an inferior platform to real life. Facebook should enhance real life, interactions, but it keeps people sucked in doing pointless activities that pose others the question of deleting them. You can create your own site for FREE, and I would even personally do it for you so as to make Facebook a more interesting place, and to limit its stronghold on all of our personal information and possibly more importantly our Time. Every second and thing you do online is worth something, and if you do not try to collect that money yourself it will be taken and used against you. 5 mins... and you can reverse the entire process making greedy information thieves clench their own wallet.
    http://www.setupwordpress.net/setup-wordpress .... or just go play farmville and wait for invalid credit card charges and endless spam to make its way into your life. The truth is that each person who makes their own site, take alittle power away from Facebook and each person then begins to help the next by example. Anyone can create a safer, better looking, more customizable site, that brings them money instead of taking endless time and money away.

  3. It certainly seems probable that the founder of Facebook who hacked the Harvard network as a teenager could delete some emails.

    Ceglia has been involved in a few small time cons, his character is not of question, it's not good. But Zuckerberg's character is constantly being questioned. He seems to be one of those guy's who promises everything to everybody in order to pursue his goals and then tells everybody to Kiss my A** when he gets what he needs from them for the moment.

    Learn some basic law & human nature before jumping to the conclusion just because the Defendant's "experts" concluded the documents are fake.

    1. They examined a copy of a contract, Copies of documents, when the original is available, are not admissible in court. Examination of a copy is worthless as evidence.

    2. "Experts" only offer "opinions", not facts. For every expert the Defendant has stating the document's are false the Plaintiff can produce one to state they are True and Correct. If you get 10 experts you will get 10 opinions. As with Finger prints evidence, which is based solely on the experts opinion not scientific fact, document examination is more art than science.

    "Facebook hired a linguistic expert to analyze the language" What is left off here is the remainder of the sentence, "and find a difference". Just as the Wall Street rating agencies were paid to give AAA ratings on worthless junk...so was this expert paid.

    As for the examination of the Harvard Email account, that is dependent on what the forensic program was programed to find....have to wait to see what the plaintiffs examiners find.

    Let it play out...but if Facebook settles then....guess who has been lying again.

    Also, had Zuckerberg been using our system...there would have been no copies of communications the SCIE system is not subject to E-discovery.

    Jen Moore on Jun 9, 3:29 PM said:

    OF COURSE Facebook's experts are going to side with Facebook. That's why they're paying them!!!!!!!!

    OBVIOUSLY Zuckerburg just deleted the emails. Who wouldn't? Their absence is not proof.

    1. Of course Facebook's experts are going to side with Facebook. That's what they're paying them for.
    2. Ceglia might have stolen things in the past, but so has Zuckerburg, when he stole Facebook.
    3. Obviously Zuckerburg would have deleted the emails. Who wouldn't? Their absence is not proof.
    4. This case is not even about the emails. It is about the contract.

    Facebook is making intentionally a flood of allegations - each of them would have to take quite a bit to actually prove it. That's not the goal, though.

    Most of them are basically aiming for character-assassination - and fundamentally irrelevant to the case.

    Facebook is boxing itself in an interesting corner: making it almost impossible for them to settle after all these allegations, without the world thinking that Zuckerberg did something wrong.

    We have to wait for the actual trial.


  4. The main issue is the contract.

    their comments about doubting its authenticity after (looking at an electronic copy?) by noting mispellings, typos, incorrect margins, inconsistent definitions, etc. are suggestive they are really scared of this case. because all those things are typical in contracts of this type- i.e. they are weak arguments. this was a transaction for web development initiated on craigslist.

    authenticity will likely come down to signatures. and there was even a witness to the signing, correct?

    has facebook said zuckerberg never signed an agreement with ceglia? no.

    then we look at enforceability of the terms.

    has facebook produced anything to suggest if the agreement is authentic, that it's not enforceable?

    just because the agreement is sloppy (as would be expected in a transaction of this type) does not mean it's unenforceable.

    this is a contract case.

    all of this information about the character and individual histories of the parties (besides their dealings together) is irrelevant.

    anyone of legal age can enter into private agreements for legal services. they can be sociopaths, or even criminals. it doesn't make the agmt's any less valid.

    it's entertaining to watch facebook try to wiggle their way out of this one.

  5. Fugitive fails to revive Facebook lawsuit, block criminal case
    Apr 20, 2015 3:22pm EDT

    A federal appeals court on Monday forcefully rejected the fugitive Paul Ceglia's effort to revive what U.S. prosecutors have called his fraudulent lawsuit to extort social media company Facebook Inc and its founder Mark Zuckerberg.

    The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York said "overwhelming forensic evidence" showed that a 2003 "Work for Hire" contract that Ceglia claimed entitled him to a 50 percent stake in Facebook was forged.

    Calling Ceglia "an individual who has repeatedly demonstrated total disregard for our judicial system," the appeals court also refused to revive his lawsuit to stop the government's criminal prosecution of him for fraud.

    Ceglia, a 41-year-old wood pellet salesman from Wellsville, New York, had faced a May 4 trial in the criminal case, but removed his electronic ankle bracelet in early March and disappeared, along with his wife, two children and a dog.

    His whereabouts remain unknown. Facebook's market value was about $226 billion as of Friday's market close.

    "We will definitely appeal," Joseph Alioto, a lawyer for Ceglia, said in a phone interview. "We believe the facts plainly show that the Work for Hire contract is authentic."

    A spokeswoman for Facebook said: "We are pleased that the truth has prevailed." A spokeswoman for U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in Manhattan declined to comment.

    The criminal case arose from Ceglia's June 2010 civil lawsuit in upstate New York against Menlo Park, California-based Facebook and Zuckerberg.

    Ceglia alleged that an April 2003 contract with Zuckerberg, then a Harvard University freshman who had done programming work for Ceglia's StreetFax.com, entitled him to half of Facebook.

    But the 2nd Circuit said Facebook offered convincing evidence that the contract was forged, including irregularities visible to the naked eye. It also said the discovery of the real StreetFax contract between Ceglia and Zuckerberg for a project unrelated to Facebook "puts the lie" to Ceglia's claim.

    The court added that Ceglia's claim "that he inexplicably failed to act (or, as he told news media, forgot that he was a 50 percent owner of one of the world's most renowned corporations)" for seven years "belies common sense."

    Robert Ross Fogg, a lawyer defending Ceglia in the criminal case, said in an email: "I am greatly distressed and disappointed. I am more disappointed in Paul. Nevertheless, it appears the court was more outraged by Paul's absence than the district court's divergence from the procedural rules."

    The cases are Ceglia v. Zuckerberg et al, 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 14-1365; and Ceglia v. Holder et al in the same court, No. 14-1752.


  6. Hugh

    That 50% equity would be offered in a work-to-hire contract, even if given by a college freshman, is absurd. Were I the employee, I wouldn't sign it because I'd realize the person offering it was either a fool or a #$%$ (or both).

    50% is typically that there are two partners taking near equal risk and putting in near equal work. A smaller % makes more sense.

    There is no mention in the article of the results of any forensic tests on BOTH documents. Ink ages, for instance. Sometimes age can be determined. Of course, if the document was forged in 2003, that wouldn't work -- we'd have 2 documents dating to 2003. Still, this is pretty important information -- too important to leave out of the article.


  7. Paul Ceglia: The Man Who Owns 84% of Facebook?
    By Bob Van Voris August 04, 2010

    Paul Ceglia says he never would have had an opportunity to become a billionaire if state troopers hadn't arrested him for fraud last October. The self-described environmentalist, who says he thinks illicit drugs should be legalized, manufactured wood pellets used to heat homes and was accused of failing to make deliveries to his customers.

    That got Ceglia sifting through old files in his western New York home to find assets to pay back his clientele. He says he came across a document signed in 2003 by Mark Zuckerberg, then a freshman at Harvard and now chief executive of Facebook. He says the document is a valid contract that entitles him to an 84 percent stake in Facebook. Based on estimates of the company's value, that stake would be worth about $21 billion. Ceglia, 37, filed a lawsuit against Facebook and Zuckerberg in New York State court on June 30. What took him so long? He simply forgot about his deal with Zuckerberg, he says. "If this thing hadn't happened the way it happened, no way I would have ever started looking through these ancient folders," Ceglia says. "That contract would just be sitting in there gathering dust."

    Facebook says a photocopy of the contract, filed as an exhibit to the lawsuit, is phony. "Ceglia's claims are absurd and his lawsuit is frivolous, if not outright fraudulent," the company said in an e-mail. Paul Argentieri, one of Ceglia's lawyers, says the original document is in a safe place.

    Ceglia was born in Wellsville, N.Y., where he still lives. He bounced around after high school: spending two years teaching at an alternative school in Taos, N.M.; opening an ice cream stand back in New York. Ceglia says he bought and sold real estate, built and renovated homes in Wellsville and the Bahamas, helped start an eco-friendly cemetery in Ithaca, N.Y., and was a founding member of the local Green Party. "I like to think about myself as someone that is driven by trying to contribute in some way to increasing the consciousness on the planet," he says on his Facebook page. He signed up in July. "It's a great service," he says.
    Zuckerberg Contract

    In 2001, Ceglia was contracted by a Massachusetts company, StreetDelivery.com, to photograph street intersections, according to a civil complaint the company filed against him in 2003 over rights to the pictures. StreetDelivery put the photos from Ceglia and others in a database, then sold Internet access to insurance companies investigating car accidents. "I don't have much good to say about Ceglia," says Andrew Logan, founder and CEO of StreetDelivery. "He's a nice enough guy, but man, he would talk one way and then do something completely different."

    In 2003, Ceglia started his own company, StreetFax, and tried to replicate StreetDelivery's business. Ceglia says he was looking for programmers and posted an ad on Craigslist. The lowest bidder was Zuckerberg, then an 18-year-old freshman at Harvard. Ceglia says the two signed a two-page contract at a hotel in Boston. According to the copy of the contract attached to the complaint, Ceglia agreed to pay Zuckerberg $1,000 to write computer code for StreetFax. Ceglia claims that Zuckerberg persuaded him to invest another $1,000 in a project Zuckerberg called "The Face Book." In return, the contract cited by Ceglia in his suit gives Ceglia a 50 percent stake in Zuckerberg's project, plus, Ceglia claims, an additional 1 percent interest for each day after Jan. 1, 2004, that the launch of The Face Book was delayed. Although Zuckerberg missed deadlines, Ceglia says he was happy with the future CEO's work. "If at some point in the future I start running Facebook," Ceglia says, "I guess I'm going to have to hire him to keep running the company."


  8. Lisa Simpson, a lawyer for Facebook, said at a court hearing on July 20 that Zuckerberg did sign some contract with Ceglia. What Zuckerberg didn't do, she added, is sign over an interest in Facebook to Ceglia. Facebook argued in court papers that Zuckerberg couldn't have given Ceglia a share of a project he didn't conceive of until a year later.

    Ceglia lives with his wife, Iasia, and two young sons in an unpainted wood house about two hours southeast of Buffalo, where Ceglia's suit against Zuckerberg and Facebook is pending in federal court, after Facebook transferred it from state court. "Things change," says Ceglia, standing outside the closed pellet-making shop, which he says he built with the help of two Amish men in an enlarged two-car garage near his house. "Here I am in my little factory, and Zuckerberg is now a mogul."

    He says he and Iasia started the pellet business in February 2009 to turn reclaimed wood into fuel for eco-friendly heating. "We felt like we had heard Obama's call to help America become energy-independent," he says. Nine months later, on Oct. 30, state police arrested the Ceglias after receiving more than two dozen complaints from customers who said they'd paid for pellets but hadn't received any. The couple was charged in state court with one count of a first-degree scheme to defraud and 12 counts of fourth-degree grand larceny.

    According to prosecutors, who won a court order to shut the business in December, the Ceglias received $200,000 in prepaid orders from about 130 customers for 1,900 tons of pellets. The Ceglias told the state troopers that the company did fulfill three orders and refunded 10 to 20. (It wasn't Paul Ceglia's first run-in with the law: In 1997 he pleaded guilty to possession of hallucinogenic mushrooms, according to Panola County [Tex.] court files. He was fined $15,000.) If the State of New York would just let him start selling pellets again, Ceglia says, he'd be able to pay back his customers. For now, he's trying to mortgage property to help pay for the refunds.

    Lawyers for Ceglia and Facebook were expected to file papers by Aug. 6 setting a schedule for preliminary matters, including a deadline for Facebook's response to the complaint. Ceglia says he's surprised his claim has gotten so much attention. He mostly ignores the phone calls he's been getting from journalists and talk radio hosts like Howard Stern and Matthew Erich "Mancow" Muller. "Once I picked it up because I thought I knew the number," he says. "And I'm, like, live on the Mancow show."

    The bottom line: Ceglia says he forgot about his 2003 contract with Zuckerberg. Facebook calls Ceglia's claims "absurd."



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