Self-Proclaimed Facebook Co-Owner Paul Ceglia May Have To Pay Some Of Facebook’s Legal Fees

The good news for self-proclaimed Facebook co-owner Paul Ceglia is that he was released from prison Friday after posting a $250,000 bond, following his arrest last month, when he was charged with one count of mail fraud and one count of wire fraud. The bad news: Ceglia may be on the hook for some of the legal fees shelled out by Facebook and Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York Judge Leslie Foschio ordered Ceglia’s legal team, or what’s left of it, to submit an “affidavit confirming, in writing and under oath, that all hard copies of the purported contract” created by Ceglia before June 30, 2010, had been turned over to Facebook for examination or destroyed, CNET reported.

Foschio also ordered Facebook to submit a partial total of how much it has spent on “costs and attorneys’ fees” related to the case.

The judge issued both orders last Wednesday, giving both parties 10 days to comply.

Readers: What percentage of Facebook’s legal fees do you think Ceglia should be responsible for?

Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Related Stories
Mediabistro Course

Podcasting

PodcastingLearn to develop, create, and launch your own podcast! On October 23, Steve Belaner, the host of the weekly podcast The Gamut, will teach you how to determine the goals of your podcast, perfect your concept, contact and book guests, market your podcast, and get your show up and running in just a few weeks. Register now!