NEW YORK – The father of a fugitive accused of falsely claiming he's owed a majority ownership in Facebook says his son doesn't trust the criminal justice system.
Carmine Ceglia (SEHG'-lee-uh) told a Manhattan judge Tuesday that Paul Ceglia was afraid that he wouldn't get a fair shot at his upcoming criminal trial.
The younger Ceglia disappeared with his wife, children and the family dog this month.
Federal Judge Vernon Broderick signed a bail forfeiture order Tuesday. That lets the government pursue a half dozen properties Ceglia's family posted to cover $250,000 bail.
Prosecutors say Ceglia doctored a contract he signed with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in 2003 to make it seem he was part owner of the Menlo Park, California, company.