Facebook fugitive Paul Ceglia arrested in Ecuador

CNET | 8/23/2018 | Steven Musil
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Paul Ceglia has been arrested in South America after three years on the lam.

Paul Ceglia, who has been a fugitive for three years after being charged with trying to defraud Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, has been arrested in Ecuador, US authorities said Thursday.

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Ceglia, a wood pellet salesman in upstate New York, went missing in March 2015 with his family after cutting off an electronic monitoring bracelet from his ankle. At the time of his disappearance, Ceglia was awaiting trial in New York federal court on charges of mail fraud and wire fraud related to his alleged attempt to extort billions of dollars from Facebook and Zuckerberg.

In a letter to US District Court Judge Vernon Broderick, prosecutors said Ceglia was arrested Thursday morning in Ecuador and is expected to appear in a Quito courtroom Friday. Prosecutors said they'll update the court as they learn more about Ceglia's extradition proceedings.

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Ceglia, 45, filed a lawsuit against Zuckerberg in 2010, claiming that he and Zuckerberg, then a student at Harvard University, signed a contract in April 2003 that promised Ceglia a 50 percent stake in the fledgling web venture that was to become...
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