EBay Balks At Indemnifying Convicted Exec, Paying Legal Tab

By Brian Dowling (May 27, 2022, 1:33 PM EDT) — A former eBay Inc. security executive’s guilty plea for stalking a Massachusetts couple who ran an industry blog bars him from being indemnified by the e-commerce giant in the criminal action or a related civil case, the company argued.

Jim Baugh, eBay’s former senior director of safety and security who last month copped to nine counts — including multiple counts of stalking, witness tampering and falsifying records — had filed a cross-complaint against eBay seeking to have it cover his legal expenses and liabilities under a California law. Baugh argues he didn’t believe his conduct was illegal and was acting at the…

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