Perpetrator of Lawsuit Fraud Arrested
Paul Ceglia has spent the last two years pursuing a lawsuit against Facebook, claiming that founder Mark Zuckerberg promised him partial ownership of the company in a 2003 contract. Unsurprisingly, it turns out that Ceglia’s claims are entirely fraudulent, with authorities saying that Ceglia “doctored, fabricated and destroyed” evidence.
Clearly, Ceglia isn’t a very honest person. What’s perhaps more concerning, though, is the number of high profile lawyers that were willing to help him in his disingenuous get-rich-quick scheme. His trial lawyers not only went along with his story but also claimed to have verified his evidence! It looks like Ceglia wasn’t the only person trying to make some cash from an abusive lawsuit – his lawyers were too.
While Ceglia has been arrested for his crimes, his actions wasted millions of dollars. Additionally, his lawyers will face no consequences for their part in this fraud. This lawsuit is just another example of why we need to stop lawsuit abuse – let’s make sure our courts are used for justice, not profit!