The American Greed episode “Facebook Face-Off” profiles Paul Ceglia, a young man who claimed to own 84 percent of the company Facebook. In 2010, he sued Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Zuckerberg admitted to having worked with Ceglia on his StreetFax.com business but claimed Ceglia had nothing to do with Facebook. During the lawsuit, Ceglia claimed Facebook “planted a fake document on his computer to incriminate him.” The evidence was determined fraudulent. In 2012, Ceglia was arrested and charged with fabricating evidence. In March 2015, Ceglia and his wife and two children disappeared. The FBI believe they have left the country.
According to Wellsville Daily Reporter John Anderson, who covered the Ceglia case in Ceglia’s hometown of Wellsville, New York, Ceglia has been known for his scheming ways since high school. In school, he was voted “Most Corrupt.” American Greed airs Thursdays at 10pm on CNBC.