Ceglia Indicted on Federal Charges
The Wellsville man was charged in October, but the indictment is necessary to move ahead with the legal process. Each charge carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. Ceglia pleaded not guilty last month. His next court date is tomorrow in federal court in Manhattan.
The indictment says Ceglia engaged in a multi-billion dollar scheme to defraud Facebook and its founder Mark Zuckerberg, and to corrupt the federal judicial process.
Ceglia is accused of doctoring a contract he had with Zuckerberg that wsa unrelated to Facebook to make it look as if he was involved in the creation of the multi-billion dollar company. He is also accused of fabricating e-mails and destroying evidence in order to support his claim.
Ceglia’s latest lawyer, Dean Boland, is in federal court in Buffalo today arguing his motion to withdraw from the case.