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QUITO (Reuters) – A New York man charged with trying to defraud Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg is fighting extradition from Ecuador where he was arrested after fleeing before his trial in the United States more than three years ago.
Paul Ceglia, 45, a wood pellet salesman, faced charges of mail fraud and wire fraud over his alleged forging of documents to extort Facebook and Zuckerberg. In March 2015, he removed his ankle bracelet and disappeared with his wife, two kids and dog.
Arrest - Ecuador - Thursday
His arrest in Ecuador was announced on Thursday.
Ceglia in a court hearing on Saturday said he did not want to be extradited, arguing his life was at risk.
Judge - Resolution - Extradition - Process
“The judge’s resolution indicates that the extradition process continues and that he his still detained,”...
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