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Ex-eBay exec heading to prison for harassing couple behind newsletter

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BOSTON — A former eBay Inc security executive was sentenced on Thursday to 57 months in prison for directing a crusade to harass a Massachusetts couple with threats and disturbing home deliveries after their online newsletter drew the ire of the e-commerce company’s then-CEO.

Jim Baugh, 47, was sentenced by US District Judge Patti Saris in Boston for running an extensive harassment campaign fueled by eBay’s “toxic culture” that involved sending the couple cockroaches, a funeral wreath and a bloody Halloween pig mask. (Reporting by Nate Raymond in Boston)