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Kopp: Impostor filed motion in NY Facebook case

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 10:21am
The Associated Press

Lawyers fighting a New York man's ownership claim against Facebook Inc. say a bizarre motion bearing the name of convicted abortion doctor killer James Charles Kopp earlier this month was apparently filed by an impostor.

In court papers, Facebook lawyers say they received a sworn statement from the imprisoned Kopp Monday denying he's filed any motion in Paul Ceglia's lawsuit. An accompanying letter from Kopp to the federal judge handling the case says someone is impersonating him.

The motion signed with Kopp's name had sought permission to intervene in Ceglia's lawsuit while accusing Ceglia of a litany of personal slights, threats and crimes. Kopp's serving life in prison for the 1998 killing of Dr. Barnett Slepian in suburban Buffalo.

Facebook says the Kopp motion, even if it's real, should be denied.

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