Man Arrested for Fraudulent Lawsuit Over Facebook Stake

Paul Ceglia claimed Zuckerberg promised him 50 percent of what became Facebook and is alleged to have fabricated evidence submitted with the lawsuit


The disputes and drama over the founding of Facebook have led to acrimonious lawsuits, rich settlements and even a major movie, but on Friday for the first time they also caused an arrest.

Federal agents arrested 39-year-old Paul Ceglia at his home in Wellsville, N.Y, this morning and charged him with trying to defraud Zuckerberg and Facebook in a multi-billion scheme that involved filing a bogus lawsuit that claimed Ceglia had once been promised a 50% stake in Facebook.