Guilty pleas in ha­rass­ment case

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Four for­mer ebay em­ploy­ees have agreed to plead guilty to their roles in a cam­paign of in­tim­i­da­tion that in­cluded send­ing live spi­ders and cock­roaches to the home of a Mas­sachusetts cou­ple who ran an on­line news­let­ter crit­i­cal of the auc­tion site, fed­eral pros­e­cu­tors said Wed­nes­day. They will en­ter the pleas over Zoom, the U.S. At­tor­ney’s Of­fice in Mas­sachusetts said. “The de­fen­dants are charged (with) par­tic­i­pat­ing in a cy­ber­stalk­ing cam­paign that tar­geted a Mas­sachusetts cou­ple,” the of­fice tweeted. Ac­cord­ing to the Bos­ton Globe, the four ex­pected to plead guilty are Brian Gil­bert, 51, Stephanie Popp, 32, and Veron­ica Zea, 26, all of San Jose, and Stephanie Stock­well, 26, of Red­wood City. Three other for­mer ebay em­ploy­ees are charged in the case.

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