Two former eBay men have been sentenced to prison after admitting their role in a cyberstalking campaign that targeted the editor and publisher of a newsletter that criticized the company.

James Baugh, 47, of San Jose and David Harville of Las Vegas, along with other eBay co-conspirators, launched a campaign of harassment against the team of Inna and David Steiner. e-commerce bytes website and newsletter.

Baugh, who was eBay’s senior director of safety and security at the time. Also, Harville, 50, who was the company’s director of global resilience, was involved in a campaign of intimidation against Mr. and Mrs. Steiner.

couple behind e-commerce bytes It seems to have angered people inside eBay such as Baugh and Harville.

Things came to a head in August 2019 after the newsletter published an article about a lawsuit involving eBay, and two members of eBay’s executive leadership team said it was time to “remove” its editor. message has been sent. e-commerce bytes.

The harassment campaign launched by a group of eBay employees included:

  • Send anonymous threatening messages
  • Deliver funeral wreaths, bloody pig face masks, live insects, and books to help you survive the loss of your spouse.
  • Sent porn to Mr. and Mrs. Steiner, delivered to neighbors
  • Advertise a couple’s home sex party on Craigslist
  • Traveling across the country to spy on Steiner, trying to plant GPS trackers in their cars

Fearing for their lives, Steiner and his wife set up surveillance cameras so that anyone could monitor them.
approaching their home.

When police launched an investigation, Bo allegedly convened a meeting with the co-conspirators to destroy evidence of his involvement and plot to divert attention away from eBay. A fake dossier was created, according to the Steiners, including fabricated evidence and a fake “person of interest” file.

Ultimately, former eBay employees Philip Cooke, Brian Gilbert, Stephanie Popp, Veronica Zea, and Stephanie Stockwell pleaded guilty to complicity in the cyberstalking scheme. Beau and Harville initially denied the allegations against them before pleading guilty earlier this year.

the cook is declared Up to 18 months in prison in July 2021.

As of this writing, Gilbert, Popp, Zea and Stockwell are still awaiting sentencing.

But now James Bo sent to jail 57 months, followed by two years of supervised release. His co-conspirator David Harville said he was imprisoned for two years and released under supervision for two years. Harville was also ordered to pay a $20,000 fine.



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