DOJ investigating alleged criminal actions by eBay

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? Federal prosecutors are investigating whether eBay employees wrongfully used confidential information from Craigslist to build its own classifieds site.

The investigation was disclosed in a copy of a grand jury subpoena obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday. The subpoena was issued Sept. 7 by the Department of Justice in U.S district court in San Jose.

The subpoena seeks information and documents about incidents in which eBay employees allegedly misappropriated confidential information from the online classifieds site.

EBay bought a stake in Craigslist in 2004. Craigslist has long accused eBay of using confidential information to start its classifieds site in the U.S.