FBI investigates ex-eBay employees who ‘terrorized’ couple

Federal prosecutors said a group of former employees that included five executives has been charged with aggressively cyberstalking a couple outside Boston.
1:25 | 06/15/20

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Back here at home tonight, and to the former Ebay 'emfully yes accused of, quote, terrorizing a Massachusetts couple for criticizing the company. Six suspects, including senior executives, are accused of spying on and harassing the couple, allegedly sending threatening packages including live roaches and spiders. Here's Stephanie Ramos. Reporter: Tonight, stunning allegations against six now former Ebay employees, including five executives, charged with aggressively cyberstalking a couple just outside Boston. Federal prosecutors say the group, including the company's director of safety and security, targeted the couple, who published a newsletter sometimes critical of Ebay, allegedly mailing them disturbing items like this bloody pig mask. These deliveries included fly larvae and live spiders, a box of live cockroaches. Reporter: Federal investigators say the defendants then lied to police about their involvement and pretended to offer the company's assistance with the harassment investigation. Ebay executives were not merely unhappy with the victims' coverage, they were engaged. Reporter: Ebay today in a statement saying they "Do not tolerate this kind of behavior" and "Apologizes to the affected individuals." The now former Ebay executives and a contractor are charged with conspiracy to commit cyber stalking and tampering with a witness. They have not yet entered pleas. David? Stephanie Ramos, thank you.

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