6:45 pm, July 11th | by Hillary Reinsberg
Remember that guy Paul Ceglia, who claimed to own half of Facebook? Believe it or not, people from his hometown say he’s a “grifter” known for “conning people.” Who would have thought?!
The Buffalo News did the dutiful task of checking in with Ceglia’s hometown of Westville, New York, resulting in an article that portrays Ceglia in a light even worse than we could have expected.
2:08 pm, June 4th | by Amy Tennery
When we heard there was some guy saying he’s entitled to 50 percent equity in Facebook, our first thought was why aren’t there more people out there making wild claims like this? It seems easy enough (particularly for someone angling for a little publicity). Armed with a handful of alleged email exchanges from 2003 that purportedly show Mark Zuckerberg handing over half his burgeoning company, Paul Ceglia says he deserves a cut of Facebook’s spoils. Facebook, for its part, calls the emails “amateurish forgery,” according to the Wall Street Journal.
But how easy is “amateurish forgery,” really? As we found, this question isn’t as simple as it seems.