After Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg clarified on national television Wednesday night that he did not sign a contract giving Paul Ceglia an ownership stake in the company, Facebook itself said the contract was forged, according to Business Insider.
Like writer Henry Blodget explains, neither Zuckerberg nor Facebook is claiming that the CEO didn't have a contract with the New York businessman. They are simply saying the document was altered to add the language purporting to give Ceglia an ownership stake in the company.
Of course, Ceglia's lawyer maintains that the contract is genuine, but the fact that Ceglia was recently arrested for grand larceny doesn't lend much credibility to his claims. According to WellsvilleDaily.com, he and his wife allegedly defrauded customers of their wood pellet fuel company of $200,000.