Paul Ceglia Says Zuckerberg Deleted E-Mails After The Lawsuit


Paul Ceglia is currently in the middle of a lawsuit against Facebook Inc. and Mark Zuckerberg. Ceglia claims to own half of Mark Zuckerberg’s equity in Facebook. The latest about Ceglia is that he has asked a judge to sanction Zuckerberg for allegedly destroying e-mail messages that are related to their dispute.

Ceglia said that Zuckerberg deleted e-mails from his Harvard University e-mail account after Ceglia filed the lawsuit and after Zuckerberg received a litigation hold. Ceglia claims that Zuckerberg signed a contract in 2003 that made them partners in Facebook. Ceglia claimed that he cut and pasted their correspondence into word processing documents.

“These filings by Ceglia and his latest lawyer are truly delusional,” stated Facebook and Zuckerberg’s lawyer Orin Snyder. “These are the desperate acts of a man whose fraudulent lawsuit has now been fully exposed.”

Ceglia is seeking order that prohibits Facebook or Zuckerberg from disputing the authenticity of his e-mails. Ceglia has hired a new lawyer this month to deal with this lawsuit. This is his fourth lead counsel since filing the lawsuit.

Zuckerberg said he did sign a contract with Ceglia in 2003 when he was a freshman at Harvard University, but it was not for equity in Facebook. Zuckerberg said that it was for a project called StreetFax.com, a company that Ceglia was building at that time. Ceglia claims that the contract included a provision that gave him a partnership stake in Facebook in exchange for start-up money.

Facebook said that those e-mails were fabricated. Facebook said that computer experts found the genuine contract between Ceglia and Zuckerberg, which includes only the StreetFax work. That contract made no mention of Facebook at all.

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at

Paul Ceglia Says Zuckerberg Deleted E-Mails After The Lawsuit Comments

  1. PaulRobson says:

    I have being following this story since the start and have seen a lot of evidence on Ceglias side which is not being broadcasted because it is damning to FB. Why isnt the expert views in favour of Ceglia who all agree Ceglia's evidence is authentic? .Lets take this simple fact of email preservation, Ceglia and Zuckerberg used a program called Webmail to email eachother and anyone with any computer knowledge knows that Webmail deletes sent email in order to avoid exceeding storage limits. So according to Ceglia he copied the headers and texts of these emails into word documents in 03-04 in order to not loose them by leaving them in Webmail to be deleted at a later date and put them on floppy discs..comouter forensic expert Jerry Gran after analyzing them says they are consistent with how Ceglia says he copied and saved them here is a link to Ceglias Lawyers website it contains grants evidence along with others and i have to say its quite convincing http://bolandlegal.com/site/ceglia-emails-to-zuck… .. Ther is much more evidence you just have to look at the facts,, unfortunately the media is refusing to report such facts. Or what about Michael McGowans biased analysis of Ceglias computer, at while ago McGowan outlined a framework on how to find out the authencity of such things, he used them on Ceglias computer but refused to use the same framework when analysing the computers of Zuckerberg

    • VinnyK says:

      Hey thanks for the links dude, I took a look and this guy Ceglia has a good case in my opinion. All I have seen in media is how this guy is a con artist and fled to Ireland because he was lying, but after looking at his lawyers site, their evidence is pretty strong especially the evidence presented by Jerry Grant, untill now i never seen grants evidence, which is remarkable because the media should be reporting this, this seems like a case of smear the small guy and favour the big business like facebook, bias on the part of the media in my opinion,. I HOPE THIS GUY GETS JUSTICE AND GETS HIS RIGHTFUL SHARE OF FACEBOOK ZUCKERBERG SCAMMED BEFORE HE COULD DO IT AGAIN

  2. Scentsy says:

    Ceglia said that Zuckerberg deleted e-mails from his Harvard University e-mail account after Ceglia filed the lawsuit and after Zuckerberg received a litigation hold. Ceglia claims that Zuckerberg signed a contract in 2003 that made them partners in Facebook. Ceglia claimed that he cut and pasted their correspondence into word processing documents.

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