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Facebook litigant Paul Ceglia is faulted by his lawyers

October 11, 2011 | 11:48 am

Lawyers for Paul Ceglia, the would-be owner of Facebook, are asking a judge not to hit them with sanctions for failing to produce evidence.

According to a federal court filing Friday, they are blaming their client, the one-time wood pellet salesman with a criminal record who claims he's entitled to half of Mark Zuckerberg's multibillion-dollar stake in Facebook, for not complying with the court's orders.

FIn a declaration San Diego attorney Jeffrey Lake wrote: "On August 18, 2011, I informed Mr. Ceglia that the Court had ordered him to produce, among other things, accounts and passwords for all email accounts he had used since 2003. Mr. Ceglia instructed me not to comply with this provision."

Ceglia has apparently left the country and is thought to be in Ireland. 

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-- Jessica Guynn

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