‘Facebook Co-Owner’ Paul Ceglia’s Trial on Fraud Charges Delayed Six Months

The trial on fraud charges of Paul Ceglia, who allegedly forged a 2003 contract with Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, was postponed by six months from its originally scheduled start date of Nov. 17 after Ceglia hired yet another new lawyer, Reuters reported.

PaulCeglia650The trial on fraud charges of Paul Ceglia, who allegedly forged a 2003 contract with Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, was postponed by six months from its originally scheduled start date of Nov. 17 after Ceglia hired yet another new lawyer, Reuters reported.

Robert Fogg will take over the case from Ceglia’s court-appointed attorney, despite the objection of assistant U.S. attorney Janis Echenberg, who noted that Fogg had been involved in related litigation and called the move a “delay tactic,” according to Reuters.

U.S. District Judge Andrew L. Carter Jr. said he granted the delay due to the “voluminous” amount of evidence in the case, Reuters reported.

For a look back at the twists and turns of Ceglia’s lawsuit against Facebook and Zuckerberg, which was dismissed in March, click here.

Readers: Will it ever, ever end?