posted on November 27, 2012 11:52
The Wellsville man who’s long claimed he's owed a multi-billion dollar share in Facebook has been indicted on federal fraud charges.
Paul Ceglia has been charged with mail and wire fraud and faces up to 40 years behind bars.
Prosecutors say the 39-year-old Ceglia originally had a contract with Mark Zuckerberg in 2003 where the current Facebook CEO would do coding work for Ceglia's website. Prosecutors say Ceglia doctored that contract to say Zuckerberg agreed to give him at least a 50 percent interest in Facebook.
Officials with the social-networking site had been saying since 2010 that Ceglia's claim was fraudulent.