Paul Ceglia claims Zuckerberg owes him half of Facebook based on a contract from 2003. L.A. Times reports that Cegliaâ€™s lawyers have quit on him. And Facebookâ€™s Zuckerberg calls him a â€˜career scam artistâ€™ who has forged documents and swindled people in the past.
Apparently, Mark Zuckerberg wasnâ€™t always in the dorm room making Facebook because his freshman year at Harvard he took a job with Ceglia. Ceglia claims that they were working on a project which was the seedling of Facebook. This however seems to be an unsubstantiated claim; according to Facebook there were no emails or evidence of Ceglia being at all involved with Facebook. They do concede only that Zuckerberg had been hired by Ceglia in 2003.
Obviously, losing legal representation and allegedly falsifying and forging documents makes one lose credibility real fast. Itâ€™s safe to say that if Zuckerberg and Ceglia were ever linked together that Ceglia has been un-friended for quite some time by now.