Bloomberg Law
July 7, 2020, 10:06 PM

EBay Pig-Mask Stalking Prosecution Adds a Seventh Defendant (2)

Janelle Lawrence
Janelle Lawrence
Bloomberg News

A seventh former eBay Inc. employee was charged with taking part in a bizarre cyberstalking campaign against a suburban Boston couple who published an online e-commerce newsletter critical of the company.

Philip Cooke, who supervised security at the online auctioneer’s European and Asian offices, faces charges of conspiracy to commit cyberstalking and conspiracy to tamper with witnesses, according to court documents. Cooke previously worked as a police captain in Santa Clara, California, federal prosecutors said.

Cooke’s attorney Susan Winkler had no comment on the charges.

The new charges signal that the eBay probe may be more extensive than initially thought. ...

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