Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Sued Over Real Estate Deal

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A real estate developer is suing Facebook's creator Mark Zuckerberg.LLUIS GENE / AFP - Getty Images file

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PALO ALTO, California — A Northern California real estate developer is suing Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg over an unusual deal involving property behind Zuckerberg's home.

Mircea Voskerician says he agreed to sell his stake in the property to Zuckerberg in exchange for a promise that Zuckerberg would introduce him to other wealthy people who might want to buy homes. Voskerician says Zuckerberg never made those introductions.

His lawsuit, filed this month in Santa Clara County, claims breach of contract. The San Jose Mercury News reported the lawsuit Monday.

Zuckerberg's attorney, Patrick Gunn, told the Mercury News his client paid Voskerician $1.7 million for the right to buy the property, which he then purchased for $4.8 million. He says Voskerician's lawsuit is meritless.

-The Associated Press