The self-styled co-founder of Facebook, who disappeared while on house arrest in March 2015, has said he and his family alive and well, but still fleeing a CIA plot to kill him.
Paul Ceglia, 43, claimed in 2010 that he owned 84 per cent of Facebook per an alleged 2003 contract with Mark Zuckerberg. In 2012 he was charged with altering documents to bolster his claim.
Now he and his family - wife Iasia, two teen sons and dog Buddy - are on the run after they fled last year. And according to Bloomberg, Ceglia still fears for his life.
In emails sent to the site from August 3-8, Ceglia said he and his family had fled abroad and were now living under the radar, lest the CIA kill them.
Police entered his home in Wellsville, New York, on March 5 to find his ankle bracelet connected to a contraption that was designed to make it look like he was walking around his home.
Ceglia claims that he had a 'very credible' threat that he would be arrested on new charges, jailed and killed - and had to flee before that happened.
He says the reason for the supposed plot against his life is that his fraud trial might reveal involvement by the CIA's venture capital arm, In-Q-Tel, in Facebook.
Exactly what that alleged involvement was is not clear.