Apparently, we’ve only just begun to see the full extent of Paul Ceglia’s fraudulence. The litigant seeking to claim half ownership of Facebook has a papertrail of deceit that attorneys for the social network wants admitted to court faster than is usual for fact-finding stages in a case.
Facebook’s forensics experts have determined that Paul Ceglia altered a 2003 contract — via “cut-and-paste” — and made up 175 emails that he claims to have exchanged with Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg, who never received any of them.
The social network has also hired private investigators who’ve discovered that Ceglia was involved in fraudulent land schemes. This adds to previously found scams for selling wood pellets, in addition to a conviction for hallucinogenic mushrooms.
Attorneys for the social network want more of his documents, along with his computer, admitted into the legal proceedings.
We’ve embedded copies of Facebook’s filings to that effect below — the exhibits come first, since they’re more exciting, and the memorandum comes after.
Readers, let us know what you think about them.