US Probing EBay Over Alleged Stolen Craigslist Info

Law360, New York (September 13, 2011, 9:00 PM EDT) -- Federal prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into whether employees of online marketplace eBay Inc. misappropriated confidential information from Craigslist Inc., news reports revealed Tuesday.

According to a grand jury subpoena issued last week in California, the U.S. Department of Justice is after information about claims that eBay workers improperly obtained proprietary and confidential information from the provider of online classified ads, Dow Jones reported.

The subpoena said that authorities were looking for documents such as board meeting notes and emails that relate to eBay employees...
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