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Former eBay execs who sent live spiders, cockroaches to couple will plead guilty, officials say

Added 09-23-20 05:25:02pm EST - “Four former eBay employees accused of sending live spiders, cockroaches, porn magazines and other items to terrorize a Massachusetts couple who criticized the e-commerce website have agreed to plead guilty, authorities said Wednesday.…” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “Former eBay execs who sent live spiders, cockroaches to couple will plead guilty, officials say”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Four former eBay employees accused of sending live spiders, cockroaches, porn magazines and other items to terrorize a Massachusetts couple who criticized the e-commerce website have agreed to plead guilty, authorities said Wednesday.

The suspects are among seven former employees with the company’s executive leadership team who were arrested in June and charged with conspiracy to commit cyberstalking and conspiracy to tamper with a witness.

They targeted the victims for writing negative pieces about eBay in an online newsletter, according to prosecutors.

The alleged harassment involved threatening messages, physical surveillance and unsolicited deliveries of multiple disturbing items, which also included a preserved fetal pig, a bloody pig Halloween mask, a funeral wreath and a book on surviving the death of a spouse, authorities said.

Three of them are still fighting the charges, but the others will appear in a virtual court hearing on Oct. 8 to plead guilty, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boston said in a tweet.

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