Bloomberg Law
Aug. 17, 2021, 12:57 AM

Accused EBay Stalker Says He Was Just Mirroring His FBI Work

Janelle Lawrence
Janelle Lawrence
Bloomberg News

A former top eBay Inc. security executive charged with spearheading a bizarre stalking campaign against critics of the company says the tactics he allegedly used were regarded as legitimate in the work he did for years as a federal agent and contractor for the FBI.

James Baugh argues he can show the harassment campaign he’s accused of leading mirrors the kind of deceptions he used in surveillance assignments for the U.S. government from 2014 to 2018, which he said sometimes required “arguably unlawful means” in service of a greater good.

“He reasonably understood the conduct was lawful or, at ...

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