WNY Native Charged with Defrauding Facebook

October 26, 2012 Updated Oct 26, 2012 at 12:28 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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October 26, 2012 Updated Oct 26, 2012 at 12:28 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - Paul Ceglia is charged with federal mail fraud and wire fraud.

In 2010 Ceglia claimed he was entitled to a majority ownership of Facebook, saying he entered in a contract with Mark Zuckerberg in 2003.

A spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Buffalo said Ceglia was arrested this morning.

He is expected to be in federal court here in Western New York sometime this afternoon.