Judge Won't Halt Prosecution Of Alleged Facebook Scammer

Law360, New York (March 25, 2014, 3:52 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Tuesday refused to halt the criminal prosecution of Paul Ceglia, a businessman charged with filing sham litigation alleging Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg owes him a 50 percent stake in the social media giant.

U.S. District Judge Richard Arcara dismissed Ceglia’s civil suit against Facebook and Zuckerberg that was based on a 2003 contract purporting to grant him the 50 percent stake, ruling that the contract was a “fabrication.” As a result, Judge Arcara also dismissed Ceglia’s suit against U.S. Attorney...
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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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