The legal division at leading social networking website Facebook has made some strong allegations in the legal battle against Paul Ceglia who claims to be the owner of one half of the company, citing a contract signed between himself and Mark Zuckerberg nearly eight years ago.
According to the Bloomberg, attorneys at the Palo Alto, California-based Facebook have revealed that they have found a ‘smoking gun’ in the computer systems belonging to Paul Ceglia that can easily reveal that his claims regarding the joint ownership of Facebook are fabricated and false.
“The court-ordered forensic testing has uncovered the authentic contract between Mark Zuckerberg and StreetFax that Ceglia attempted to conceal. This smoking-gun evidence confirms what defendants have said all along: the purported contract attached to the complaint is an outright fabrication,” Facebook's legal counsel said in a court filing ahead of the hearing on Wednesday at a federal court in Buffalo, New York.
The filing has been accompanied by a blurred image of the contract which is believed to be a fabricated fraud. If the claim made by Facebook proves to be true, then Ceglia could get into a lot of trouble aside from losing the ownership battle.