Social networking giant Facebook has claimed that it has discovered ‘smoking gun’ evidence which proves that Paul Ceglia, the man who claims to own half of Facebook, is a fraud.
According to Bloomberg, the company said in a court filing that it had discovered evidence in the computers that Ceglia was ordered to turn over by the court.
Paul Ceglia had filed a lawsuit against Facebook and co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, claiming that he owns half of the company due to a contract signed by Zuckerberg back in 2003. Facebook is valued at more than $70 billion.
The world’s largest social network, which has more than 750 million members, has maintained from the start that Ceglia is a fraudster and now it claims to have found damning evidence against him.
“Defendants have uncovered smoking-gun evidence that the purported contract at the heart of this case is a fabrication,” the company said in the filing, but it was not able to disclose the evidence due to a confidentiality order put up by the court.
The company only revealed that the evidence was ‘embedded in the electronic data on Ceglia’s computer’. Facebook has also claimed in the filing that Ceglia has moved to Ireland with his family.