EBay Accused Of Using Stalking Probe As 'Sword And Shield'

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By Brian Dowling (January 11, 2022, 6:44 PM EST) — A former eBay executive fighting criminal charges over an alleged cyberstalking scheme said Monday that the e-commerce giant used an internal Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP investigation as a “sword and a shield” to protect the company and its top brass from prosecution while scapegoating lower-level employees.

Jim Baugh asked a Boston federal judge to reject efforts by eBay to quash subpoenas seeking documents related to the probe, which focused on claims that a group of eBay employees stalked and harassed a couple whose blog was critical of the company. 

Baugh, one of two defendants fighting criminal charges out of seven initially charged,…

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