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Ecuador: Quito releases alleged Facebook fraudster after denying US extradition request01:35

Ecuador: Quito releases alleged Facebook fraudster after denying US extradition request

Ecuador, Quito
June 12, 2019 at 03:22 GMT +00:00 · Published

US citizen Paul Ceglia was released from a jail in Quito on Tuesday after Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno rejected US extradition request.

Ceglia was welcomed by his wife and baby boy as soon as he stepped out of the prison.

Ceglia, who is accused of trying to commit fraud against Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, had been arrested in a small coastal town in Ecuador last August.

Moreno had reportedly cited US failures to turn in wanted Ecuadorians to Quito as the main incentive behind the decision.

Ecuador: Quito releases alleged Facebook fraudster after denying US extradition request01:35
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US citizen Paul Ceglia was released from a jail in Quito on Tuesday after Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno rejected US extradition request.

Ceglia was welcomed by his wife and baby boy as soon as he stepped out of the prison.

Ceglia, who is accused of trying to commit fraud against Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, had been arrested in a small coastal town in Ecuador last August.

Moreno had reportedly cited US failures to turn in wanted Ecuadorians to Quito as the main incentive behind the decision.

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