Paul Ceglia is suing Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for a 50 per cent stake in the company
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Paul Ceglia is suing Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for a 50 per cent stake in the company

New York City : NY : USA | Apr 13, 2011 at 9:48 AM PDT
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Mark Zuckerberg has been embroiled in a fresh legal row over the ownership of Facebook after emails emerged showing he apparently made a deal to hand over half the business to an early financial backer.

Paul Ceglia, of Wellsville, New York, claims that the correspondence proves Mr Zuckerberg offered him a 50 per cent stake in the fledgling social network in exchange for $1,000 start up funding.

The new evidence has emerged just days after Mr Zuckerberg won a legal victory to settle a lawsuit brought by twins Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, who claimed the idea for Facebook was stolen from a similar site they had sought to develop.

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Paul Ceglia is suing Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for a 50 per cent stake in the company
Mark Zuckerberg has been embroiled in a fresh legal row over the ownership of Facebook after emails emerged showing he apparently made a deal to hand over half the business to an early financial backer.Paul Ceglia, of Wellsville, New York, claims that the correspondence proves Mr Zuckerberg offered him a 50 per cent stake in the fledgling social network in exchange for $1,000 start up funding.The new evidence has emerged just days after Mr Zuckerberg won a legal victory to settle a lawsuit brought by twins Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, who claimed the idea for Facebook was stolen from a similar site they had sought to develop.
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