Ecuador frees man wanted in US over Facebook scheme

Ecuador releases New York man and turned down an extradition request from the United States, where he was arrested after falsely claiming he was owed half-ownership of Facebook

QUITO, Ecuador -- Ecuador released a New York man Tuesday as it turned down an extradition request from the United States, where he was arrested after falsely claiming he was owed half-ownership of Facebook.

A lawyer for Paul Ceglia tweeted the judge's order that the American be released and confirming that his extradition to the U.S. had been denied. Ceglia was greeted by his wife and son when he left jail.