The fugitive accused of trying to scam Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg out of half his fortune sliced off his GPS ankle monitor and affixed it to a crudely built contraption in his rural New York residence “in order to give the appearance that he was still present and moving within his home.”

US Marshals

That’s what prosecutors said in court papers as the hunt widened for Paul Ceglia, his family, and dog.
US Marshals went to check on Ceglia in Wellsville and discovered his ankle monitor Sunday but not the 41-year-old defendant whose federal fraud criminal trial was scheduled for May 4. His wife, Iasia, and his two sons, 10 and 11 years old, have also vanished, as has the family’s Jack Russell terrier.
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