He left New York without a trace in 2015 and three years laterappeared in Ecuador. This is Paul Dean Ceglia, who is prosecuted for electronicfraud in his country. Based on that crime, the Ecuadorian Justice accepted theextradition request made by the United States.
While the return to his country is met, the document where thedecision is issued, specifies how it will proceed: “The precautionarymeasure of preventive detention imposed against him is ratified, so he mustremain deprived of his liberty in the Detention Center Provisional of Men ofPichincha “.
His case was heard by the National Court of Justice from August25, 2018 – two days after his detention in Salinas – when the extraditionhearing began against him.
The scam he tried was aimed at Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.The lawsuit that originated the trial was made by him, assuring that he hadhelped Zuckerberg to found the emporium that he now has with the social network.
Two months before the trial began – and where it had already beenordered to reimburse Facebook for almost $ 90,000 in attorney fees, accordingto the LA Times – Ceglia disappeared from the United States and even hisdefense was unaware of his location. (I)