Alleged Facebook Fraudster Can't Halt Charges, Holder Says

Law360, San Francisco (July 26, 2013, 8:56 PM EDT) -- The U.S. attorney general on Friday urged a New York federal court to throw out an alleged fraudster's bid to halt a criminal case stemming from claims that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg owes him a 50 percent stake in the site, arguing that the First Amendment doesn't protect the purportedly falsified allegations in his suit.

In its motion to dismiss, Attorney General Eric Holder's office argued that Paul Ceglia's complaint fails for a number of reasons, including that he can't use a civil suit to challenge...
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Case Information

Case Title

Ceglia v. Holder et al

Case Number



New York Western

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Richard J. Arcara

Date Filed

March 11, 2013


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