Paul Ceglia, the man accused of trying to scam Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg out of half his fortune, is missing, and his electronic-monitoring ankle bracelet was found at his rural New York residence.
US Marshals went to check on Ceglia in Wellsville and discovered his ankle monitor Sunday but not the 41-year-old defendant. A manhunt has begun.
Ceglia claimed that Zuckerberg promised him half of Facebook when Zuckerberg was an 18-year-old Harvard University student—and he sued Zuckerberg and Facebook. Ceglia was scheduled for federal trial in May on accusations that his lawsuit was a fraud. He has pleaded not guilty and faces a maximum 40-year prison term if convicted.
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