Mark Zukerberg is under the gun to adhere to the courts demand that he hand over all emails pertaining to his 2003 relationship with Paul Ceglia.
Facebook has two days to release all emails to a defense lawyer whose client has fled from criminal charges that he falsely claimed a majority ownership in the social media giant.
The documents requested include details relating to a contract with Paul Ceglia during an 18-month stretch beginning in 2003.
Ceglia has been on the run for a month after cutting off his electronic ankle bracelet. His father told a court they believe Facebook and the prosecutors were conspiring against him.
On Friday, U.S. District Judge Vernon Broderick told Facebook Inc. and owner Mark Zuckerberg they have until Monday to relinquish the information that was requested by Ceglia’s lawyer, Robert Ross Fogg.
The order ignores Zuckerberg’s request to wait until Ceglia is caught before handing over the documents.