Back in October, we talked about Paul Ceglia right as he was being arrested for wire fraud. In one of the weirdest turns in the rise of Facebook’s power, Ceglia declared that Zuckerberg owed him 50% of the company because of a contract related to some work Mark had done for him back in the early days of Facebook. Facebook, in turn, laughed off the case and Ceglia’s claims. So did the forensics experts.
It took three long years, but a judge is finally recommending that Ceglia’s case be thrown out entirely. Apparently, the November 2003 contract is a fake. Like, obviously with a million asterisks fake. Of course, had Ceglia not been a sleazy asshole and been paid out in 2010 when he brought up the lawsuit, he would’ve been paid out $15 billion instead of the $30 billion that half of Facebook is worth these days.
Source: The Verge