Four former eBay employees to plead guilty in cyberstalking case targeting Natick couple critical of company

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

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