Ceglia Likely Forged Facebook Contract, Judge Finds

Law360, New York (March 26, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT) -- A New York magistrate judge said Tuesday that now-indicted Paul Ceglia had likely fabricated a 2003 contract with Facebook Inc. founder Mark Zuckerberg that promised him a 50 percent stake in the company and that his civil suit over the contract should be dismissed.

In a 155-page report, U.S. Magistrate Judge Leslie G. Foschio said Ceglia had invented the so-called work-for-hire agreement in his suit alleging Zuckerberg reneged on the agreement offering the half stake in Facebook.

Judge Foschio said that a prior contract in which...
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