Facebook Nabs Its Foe from Ireland

Facebook does not forgive, and Facebook does not forget, at least not when it comes to Paul Ceglia, the upstate New York entrepreneur who tried to win control of the social network in court. Having run off to Ireland in the wake of evidence he may have fabricated evidence, Ceglia has been told to return. You can run, but you cannot hide, from the great social network in the sky.

A federal judge ruled Ceglia must return from Ireland to search for flash drives he claims to have lost, drives that Facebook's shark attorneys liken to "a knife in a murder case." Facebook, the defendant, says Ceglia fraudulently inserted a key clause into the 2003 contract he's using to try and gain control of the company. Given how many of Ceglia's friends and neighbors say he's a con artist, they're probably right. Facebook's origins are pretty sketchy too, but it doesn't look like that's keeping the company from trying to bring the full weight of the law down on its would be owner; Facebook has pledged to seek sanctions against both Ceglia and his attorneys.

[Photo of Ceglia via Facebook. Photo of Zuckerberg via Getty Images.]