Facebook Fraud Suspect’s Escape Aided by Hand-Made Contraption

(Bloomberg) -- A man facing fraud charges for claiming ownership of half of Facebook Inc. based on a phony contract was able to escape by attaching his electronic ankle bracelet to what prosecutors called a “hand-made contraption” that simulated normal movements. Paul Ceglia is scheduled to go on trial in May in Manhattan federal court, where Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg is slated to testify against him. U.S. authorities are looking for Ceglia and his family after finding the ankle bracelet, but not Ceglia, in his Wellsville, New York, home. His lawyer said he doesn’t know where he is. Prosecutors described the contraption in a filing Wednesday opposing Ceglia’s appeal in the case. Link to Company News:{FB US CN } To contact the reporter on this story: Bob Van Voris in federal court in Manhattan at rvanvoris@bloomberg.net http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-12/facebook-fraud-suspect-s-escape-aided-by-hand-made-contraption

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