Ex-eBay employees face cyberstalking charges

Six former eBay employees are accused of a cyberstalking campaign that authorities say targeted a couple who published a newsletter that was occasionally critical of the e-commerce site.
2:17 | 06/16/20

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We'll begin with that shocking case, six former Ebay execs charged with a cyber stalking campaign. Stephanie Ramos joins us with this case is definitely baffling. Reporter: That's exactly right, Michael. The U.S. Attorney on this case says the now former Ebay employees didn't go rogue, but instead took their directive to harass this couple from someone high up the chain. This morning, shocking allegations against six now former Ebay employees charged with aggressively cyberstalking a couple just outside Boston. Federal prosecutors say the group including the company's director of safety and security terrorized the couple for publishing a newsletter at times critical of Ebay. Ebay executives were not merely unhappy with the victim's coverage, they were engaged. Reporter: The defendants mailing them disturbing items allegedly like this bloody pig Reporter: They included fly larvae and live spiders, a box of live cockroaches. Reporter: According to prosecutors, the increasingly menacing deliveries inspired by this scene from the 1980s comedy "Johnny B. Goode." But federal investigators say it's no laughing matter. The defendants allegedly created fake social media profiles to harass the couple and traveled from California to Massachusetts to surveil them last August. Ebay has cooperated with the investigation. They terminated the employees allegedly involved. Ebay says they also examined what role the company's then CEO Devin Wenig may have played. They say there was no evidence he knew in advance about or authorized the actions. There were a number of considerations leading to his departure from the company. According to the U.S. Attorney, the harassment all took place for about a month last summer. The former Ebay employees are now facing charges of conspiracy to commit cyberstalking, tampering with a witness as they have not yet entered pleas. Amy. Stephanie Ramos, thank you.

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