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Company: eBay Inc.
Current Parent CompanyeBay
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Penalty: $3,000,000
Year: 2024
Date: January 11, 2024
Offense Group: miscellaneous offenses
Primary Offense: obstruction of justice
Violation Description: The ecommerce company eBay Inc. agreed to pay a $3 million criminal penalty for an August 2019 harassment and intimidation campaign targeting a Massachusetts couple in retaliation for their online coverage of eBay, and for its obstruction of the investigation that followed. EBay was charged criminally with two counts of stalking through interstate travel, two counts of stalking through electronic communications services, one count of witness tampering and one count of obstruction of justice and entered into a deferred prosecution agreement. Pursuant to the agreement, eBay admitted to a detailed recitation of all the relevant facts about its conduct and agreed to pay a criminal penalty of $3 million, which is the statutory maximum fine for these six felony offenses. As part of this resolution, eBay will also be required to retain an independent corporate compliance monitor for a period of three years and to make extensive enhancements to its compliance program.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: agency action
Agency: U.S. Attorney-District of Massachusetts
Civil or Criminal Case: criminal
Prosecution Agreement: deferred prosecution agreement
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: California
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: retailing
Specific Industry of Current Parent: retail-internet
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