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For a while, Bob Minton was number one on Scientology's enemies list.
The Church was fairly convinced that Bob was a PDH'd psych case (someone that's been treated by a psychiatrist) that was somehow involved in a conspiracy and given millions to destroy Scientology. Per LRH policy, Minton must have some very serious "crimes" to be so critical of Scientology and it was OSA's responsibility to find and expose those "crimes" and shut him up.
They would never believe for a moment that Bob was just a rich guy with a cause he could sink his teeth into. That didn't fit in with their paranoid world view and so the Church of Scientology went after Bob Minton with everything they had.
I was an OSA invest volunteer during Bob Minton's "Reign of Terror" on the church and I'm not going to discuss the pro's and con's of Bob Minton, but rather my participation in harassing him for the Church of Scientology.
I was not a rogue agent of the Church and only did things upon their orders and instructions. As an OSA volunteer, I had a rather high security clearance and was very trusted to follow orders and keep my mouth shut. In order to obtain the security clearance I had to have certain qualifications including giving them my full life history.
Orders for specific "handlings" on Bob Minton would come down the command channels from OSA Int (International) to Mary Francis Newey, (MF) who was the Dir of Investigations for OSA Boston. MF would call me in and we would discuss what was needed by her seniors at OSA Int and go over the plans to accomplish these. MF always to the time to get my agreement and plan out exactly how we would proceed. MF's immediate superior was a man at OSA Int named Neil Riley. She would refer to him as Mr. Riley.
Due to Bob Minton's status as number the # 1 SP on the planet, he was given a full 24/7 coverage by OSA, their staff, their hired PI's and OSA Volunteers.
OSA had to know his every move, I was not privy to all the information on Bob or who they were using as insiders to collect information. But I can tell you that when he was in the Boston/New Hampshire area, it was a time when OSA Boston would drop everything and made sure they knew his whereabouts every minute of the day. They followed him and would know or find out who he was meeting with, and used this information to further harass him. Maureen O'Keefe the current Dir of Invest Boston Org (2004 to present -2006) told me many stories of her direct dealings with Bob Minton and in 2001 or 2002, Maureen told me that over 80 staff had been moved from OSA Int to OSA Flag in Clearwater to deal with Bob Minton and the LMT. I'll be discussing Maureen O'Keefe and her activities in another report.
There is a timeline of harassment on Bob Minton located here:
I was involved in this particular entry:
February 1998: While Mr. Minton was vacationing with his family on the French Caribbean island of St. Bart's, Scientology operatives flew to the island and passed out fliers in the town and on the beach where Mr. Minton and his family were relaxing. The flier contained a number of scurrilous charges, including a claim that Mr. Minton associated with "accused child molesters."
I was contacted by OSA to help with this one. The "op" was finding out exactly where Bob Minton was located.
I remember getting a phone call from Mary Frances, the then Dir of Invest, Boston OSA. She explained that they had "lost track" of Bob and she had orders to find him. She knew he was somewhere in the Caribbean but had to know exactly where he was. As always, this was a priority cycle and had to be done right away.
When doing an Op for OSA, the procedure it to discuss what needs to be done and then concoct schemes to get the information. LRH called this "flair"
In I was told by the DSA Boston Tony Chrambanis, that I had "flair" and that this was why I was good at doing Ops for them.
MF had Bob's travel agent's contact information and instructed me to contact her and schmooze her into giving me Bob's location.
As always MF and I drilled out or role played the conversation I would have with the travel agent first and work out all the kinks and had "my story" all worked out in advance so that I would sound natural.
I made the call to the travel agent. OSA already knew her name and number because they knew everyone that Bob and his wife were in contact with.
As per the drill I did with MF, I explained to the travel agent that Therese Minton was a good friend of mine and that she had told me all about this wonderful getaway in the Caribbean and I convinced my husband to take me there as an anniversary gift. So.. would she please tell me the location of this place so I could make reservation with her.
Well of course the travel agent is going to give me the information. She sees this as a sale, and not as a creepy op being run on her by an evil cult. I mean come on! Who is going to believe something like that? Most people would never imagine such going's on and Scientology was counting on people being oblivious to ops.
Of course based on the Church policy of "need to know" I had no idea how OSA knew that Bob was in the Caribbean. The Intel or Invest Branch of the Church operates on a "need to know" basis and so I was not given those kinds of details.
So Bob Minton, if you still read critical websites, you now know how they found you on St. Bart's.
I'm going to save my apology to you and your family until the end, because I have more to tell you.
I was once asked to intercept Bob at Logan airport in Boston and make sure he got on a specific flight to Clearwater. I would say this was some time in the summer of 98 or 99. He was not supposed to know I was watching him, and I doubt he figured it out as I am a very unassuming looking woman. I blend in very well. I arrived at Logan airport a good half hour before he arrived. I was already sitting in the departure area, reading a magazine, waiting for him. He sat down and I could clearly see him but I just kept reading my mag and eating my chowder from the Legal Seafood kiosk.
I caught him looking around to see if he could spot someone he knew but we had never met prior to this and I made sure I did not make eye contact with him. I had my eyes mostly on the chowder. ;-)
I waited until Bob boarded the plan and then I left. When I got outside the airport I called OSA Boston (phone #) and Gerard Renna the DSA Boston at that time answered the phone.
I told Gerard that Bob had boarded the plane and Gerard wanted to know if I saw the plane take off with "Bob Minton" in it. I said, no, I had not stayed long enough to see the plane depart as I had to get home and Gerard was upset with me for not doing the job to a "Done". Gerard was also concerned that he was going to get his ass reamed due to my error, because if Bob Minton didn't get off that plane, in Clearwater, at the expected time, then Gerard's ass was going to be grass. Mowed grass and Flag was the lawnmower.
I guess he stayed on the plane and arrived in Clearwater as expected, because I never heard another word about it.
I've written another article about "The D line" or trash stealing tech and will admit to stealing trash in front of Bob and Therese Minton's house on Beacon Hill in Boston. The Minton trash was always of interest to OSA, even if Bob hadn't been to the house in months. It didn't matter to them that Bob wasn't around because they figured Therese might be more likely to be slipshod with the paper work and they could get lots of info from her trash.
Stealing trash from Therese and Bob Minton's house was done exactly the same way as stealing Steve Hassan's trash. After all, I was a Scientologist and didn't squirrel the tech.
I'm sorry to say I don't remember a lot of specifics of what was in Therese Minton's trash, but I do remember there were empty envelope's with return addresses and these were used to further investigate the family and any connections they had in an attempt to harass Bob and his family.
One day (1998/1999) MF called me up and said she needed a favor. A favor was the term she used to mean she wanted me to do some dirty work for OSA.
When it was a particularly nasty deed, I would have to go to a store and buy a calling card, go to a phone booth and call a phone booth number that MF provided for me. She would be waiting at the phone booth at a designated time so we could talk and not have our conversation traced in any way.
At this time, Bob Minton was living separately from his wife Therese. Therese lived in their home on Beacon Hill in Boston, while Bob lived both in New Hampshire and Clearwater. Bob was also having an open affair with an ex-Scientologist named Stacy Brooks.
The Church wanted to try to turn Therese Minton against her husband. Therese already knew about the Minton/Brooks affair but Therese was not openly hostile to Bob nor was she interested in giving the Church any ammunition to use against her husband.
MF explained to me that someone at OSA Int had the idea that an anonymous phone call should be made to Therese Minton to tell her that while she was away on vacation to England, visiting her family, that Bob stayed in the Beacon Hill house (Therese's house) and brought his slutty girlfriend, Stacy Brooks with him. The idea was to pretend to be a friend of Therese's that cared that she was being treated so shabbily by Bob by bringing his mistress into her home where she and her children lived.
The Church wanted to do this because they wanted Therese to turn against Bob and give them all the dirt she knew about Bob so they could forever silence him from criticizing Scientology.
I thought about it but told MF I couldn't do it. I thought it was going too far and that Therese Minton was not attacking Scientology and was an innocent victim in this battle and I refused to take part in it.
MF told me she understood and dropped the subject. I don't know if this Op was carried out or not. OSA had me do all kind of nasty covert stuff for them but fortunately, I drew the line on that one.
Within a few days of the LMT (Lisa McPherson Trust) opening their doors, I got a call from MF saying she had for another task for me to do.
Per MF, Bob Minton and his group of SP's had opened up some sort of group in downtown Clearwater in order to continue his harrassment and attacks on Scientology. I remember thinking it was a pretty ballsy move at the time.
MF said she had orders from OSA Int to "tie up the phone lines" at LMT. My instructions were to call LMT with a story that a relative of mine was in some sort of cult. I was not to say Scientology, as that would be repeating the enemy line, so I had to use some other "known cult". I was to call and just talk, talk, talk about it and try to tie up their phone lines. If I was asked how I heard about the LMT, I would say that a friend of mine reads the internet and I got the information from her.
I had to make this call by first purchasing a calling card that they sell in the convenience stores and then go to a phone booth to make the call virtually untraceable to me.
I remember thinking this was a really dumb idea and didn't see the purpose of it, but like many things in Scientology, someone gets a "bright idea" and it's off to the races, wasting everyone's time, and resources to get something really dumb accomplished.
OSA operates just like terrorist cells in that one person does not know what the others were doing.
You just had to trust that this was the most ethical group on the planet and you did what you were told because they were doing this to help Scientology.
Apology to Robert and Therese Minton and their children.
I was a dedicated Scientology for almost 30 years and when they convinced me that there were SP's out to destroy Scientology that at time I felt I was doing an ethical and brave thing. Of course, in retrospect, when I realized Bob was just speaking out against what he saw were abuses by Scientology, I was filled with shame and regret for my actions.
I know it's a bit too late and the damage has already been done, but I do sincerely apologize for any and all actions I may have performed while in the employ or as a volunteer for the Church of Scientology. I can try to justify my actions a thousand different ways, but none of that really matters to me now. What I did was despicable and my exposing this vile cult is my amends. By writing this information and getting it webbed, I may be putting myself and my family in harms way, but this is my way of setting things right and hope this information will someday be useful to others that are being attacked by the Church of Scientology.