QUITO: A New York man charged with trying to defraud Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg is fighting extradition from Ecuador where he was arrested after fleeing before his trial in the United States more than three years ago.Paul Ceglia, 45, a wood pellet salesman, faced charges of mail fraud and wire fraud over his alleged forging of documents to extort Facebook and Zuckerberg. In March 2015, he removed his ankle bracelet and disappeared with his wife, two kids and dog.His arrest in Ecuador was announced on Thursday.Ceglia in a court hearing on Saturday said he did not want to be extradited, arguing his life was at risk."The judge's resolution indicates that the extradition process continues and that he his still detained," said Ceglia's lawyer Roberto Calderon by telephone. "I think the process will last 45 days."He said the extradition treaty between the United States and Ecuador does not cover the crimes of which Ceglia is accused.The criminal case arose from Ceglia's conduct … [Read more...] about Facebook fugitive fights US request to extradite him from Ecuador
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World The New York man who spent nearly 3-1/2 years as a fugitive after being charged with trying to defraud Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg out of half of the social media company has been arrested in Ecuador and may be extradited, U.S. prosecutors said on Thursday. 24 Aug 2018 05:05AM Bookmark NEW YORK: The New York man who spent nearly 3-1/2 years as a fugitive after being charged with trying to defraud Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg out of half of the social media company has been arrested in Ecuador and may be extradited, U.S. prosecutors said on Thursday.Paul Ceglia, 45, a wood pellet salesman from Wellsville in upstate New York, had been missing since March 2015, when he removed his electronic ankle bracelet and disappeared with his wife, two children and a dog.Ceglia fled less than two months before his scheduled trial in Manhattan federal court on mail fraud and wire fraud charges, over his alleged forging of documents to extort Facebook and Zuckerberg.In … [Read more...] about US says Facebook fugitive Paul Ceglia arrested in Ecuador
On Wednesday, the police questioned Facebook Indonesia public policy head Ruben Hattari at the force’s headquarters, in their first attempt to shed light on the case. It remains unclear, however, if the ongoing probe could ever lead to criminal charges against Facebook or its representatives here. Below is what we know so far about the Facebook scandal in Indonesia: What is the data-breach scandal about? The Facebook data-breach scandal refers to the data harvesting by a third party, political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica (CA). CA harvested data and used it for marketing or political campaigning, allegedly helping US President Donald Trump win his presidency. CA was also contracted by one of Indonesia’s major political parties in 1999. While Facebook also harvests its users’ data and monetizes the data to run advertisements on its platform, Facebook does not sell the data to advertisers, as confirmed by founder Mark Zuckerberg during a recent US Congress … [Read more...] about Will Facebook Indonesia face criminal charges for data breach?
PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– Thailand news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Rape victims in Deep South silenced by state payouts: Angkhana The Nation / Phuket GazettePHUKET: Angkhana Neelaphaijit, a leading rights advocate for Thai Muslims, has voiced concern over continued sexual assaults against Muslim women by security officials stationed in the southern provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat.The widow of abducted lawyer Somchai Neelaphaijit, who has been providing legal assistance to Muslim suspects in the three southern border provinces, voiced concerns during an address at a press conference by Amnesty International to launch their annual report on Thursday.She said women raped or sexually assaulted by soldiers were compensated with sums of up to Bt200,000 and forced not to reveal the matter – or forced to marry the soldiers, who then escaped prosecution. “None of the security officials who committed human rights violations have … [Read more...] about Phuket Gazette Thailand News: Rape victims silenced by state payouts; Govt to hunt down Vendetta Facebook attackers; Bang Fai rocket kills 2
Singapore law minister K Shanmugam said on February 1, Thursday that in Parliament he will give a ministerial statement to address the government's position on the ruling by the Court of Appeal in the City Harvest Church case. He also called this issue a 'serious matter'.The 58-year-old minister, who also takes care of Home Affairs and Law Ministry, made this announcement through Facebook and included a link to a media statement by the Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC). That statement was issued soon after the Court of Appeal on Thursday declined the prosecution's approach to have six former City Harvest Church (CHC) leaders' sentences restored.The AGC said that it will corporate with respective ministries for revising Penal Code to ensure that the company and other top positioned officials will get appropriate punishment for their wrongdoings.According to reports, the jail term of the accused leaders that were handed to them by the High Court was unchanged, ranging from seven months … [Read more...] about Singapore: Shanmugam to make statement in Parliament on City Harvest Church case