Remember Paul Ceglia who claims he owns most of Facebook, Bloomberg tracked down Ceglia for a face-to-face interview, where he said a number of interesting things, including:
- his arrest and a suit by New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo two months later, both the result of complaints related to his wood-pellet business, got him looking through old files to find assets to pay back customers. One of those files held the 2003 contract with Zuckerberg.
- he had forgotten about the contract, which’s “why he stepped forward” so many years later.
- now that he found it, he says he’s “willing to come after” Facebook CEO, and that “a deal’s a deal”.
- there’s more evidence to his agreement with Zuckerberg than the contract, including year-long email conversations.
- Ceglia remembers the 18-year-old Zuckerberg as a great coder but “probably one of the most difficult people that ever worked for me, in the sense that he simply could not finish his work” Celgia adds: “He just couldn’t keep a deadline.”
- Ceglia said he looks forward to a day when he might employ Zuckerberg again. He is quoted thusly: “If at some point in the future I start running Facebook, I guess I’m going to have to hire him to keep running the company. I really don’t have much interest in it.”
- Andrew Logan, founder and CEO of StreetDelivery looking into ways to stake claim on Facebook.