The four defendants expected to plead guilty Oct. 8 are Brian Gilbert, 51, of San Jose, Calif.; Stephanie Popp, 32, also of San Jose; Stephanie Stockwell, 26, of Redwood City, Calif.; and Veronica Zea, 26, of San Jose, legal filings show.
The four former employees are all charged with conspiracy to commit cyberstalking and conspiracy to tamper with a witness, according to legal filings.
Their lawyers either declined to comment or didn’t immediately return e-mail messages seeking responses Wednesday.
The defendants are accused of harassing and cyberstalking the husband-and-wife team, sending a host of disturbing items that included fly larvae, live spiders, and a bloody pig mask to their home and traveling to Massachusetts to surveil the couple to make them stop publishing their newsletter, prosecutors have said.
It was a “systematic campaign fueled by the resources of a Fortune 500 company to emotionally and psychologically terrorize this middle-aged couple