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Boland Ceglia

Boland Ceglia

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTWESTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK PAUL D. CEGLIA,Plaintiff,v.MARK ELLIOT ZUCKERBERG, Individually, andFACEBOOK, INC.Defendants.
Civil Action No. : 1:10-cv-00569-RJ
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORTOF MOTION TO WITHDRAW ASCOUNSEL
MEMORANDUM
On October 25, 2012 the federal government unsealed a criminal complaintagainst Plaintiff. Exhibit A. That complaint essentially adopts the conclusions inDefendants’ experts’ reports as the justification for two criminal charges againstPlaintiff containing penalties, given Plaintiff’s age, amounting to a life sentence inprison. Id.That complaint, consistent with Defendants’ experts’ opinions and thoseespoused by Defendants’ counsel from Gibson Dunn, allege that Plaintiff’s claims of an authentic contract and authentic emails, among other things in this matter,constitute fraud.Myself and prior counsel all have and had a duty to bring to this court anyevidence of fraud, even fraud by our own client, should we have come across it. Noprior counsel and current counsel, including the undersigned, have done so. The
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undersigned, at no time, has encountered evidence of fraud by Plaintiff. Thereasons for the departure of prior counsel whom have filed a notice of appearanceand represented Plaintiff in this case, other than the Milberg law firm, have notbeen made known to the undersigned. The undersigned has included, per local rule,the reasons for this request in a document provided
in camera
to this court detailingthe reasons justifying this request. Given Mr. Ceglia’s current detention theundersigned has been unable to communicate with him timely to obtain his consentto this filing.As this court knows, this case and its pleadings are widely followed in themedia. Therefore, the undersigned feels it is important to emphasize in thestrongest terms possible, that the reasons underlying this request, provided to thecourt for its review, have
nothing to do with any belief by the undersignedthat Plaintiff is engaged in now or has been engaged in during the past,fraud regarding this case.
The personal reasons for this request are contained inthe
in camera
communication provided to this court and will be served by regularU.S. mail upon Mr. Ceglia once the mailing address for his current detentionlocation is determined.
CONCLUSION
For the foregoing reasons, the undersigned respectfully requests this courtgrant this motion for withdrawal from representation of Plaintiff in this case.
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