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LA Weekly (Jun. 2001): "Unfair game" by Gale Holland
Hoden says fair game doesn’t exist. But a number of former Scientologists say that not only is fair game in force, they helped carry it out.German Documentary (1999): "Missing in Happy Valley" (dubbed in English, transcript at Rick A. Ross Institute)
One of the apostates, Frank Oliver of Florida, flew in to testify on Henson’s behalf, but the judge refused to let him take the stand. Oliver told New Times Los Angeles his Scientology duties: “Spy on people. Gather intelligence. Write reports.” (“Oliver is a liar,” Hoden said.)
Off-camera commentator: Back to Clearwater, to the picket being held by the former Scientologists. This is Frank Oliver. He was an agent of the secret service of Scientology, OSA for short.
Frank Oliver: An agent of the Scientology secret service is still trying to photograph me. I used to be in the Scientology secret service myself.
Off-camera commentator: By 1996, the Munich state attorney had already found out that Scientology used undercover intelligence methods as defense against inner and external enemies, and that it would not stop at criminal actions.
Frank Oliver: The Office for Special Affairs, OSA, has two main missions: propaganda and investigations. Both departments work hand in hand. When enemies of the organization are to be silenced, such as authorities, critics, journalists or psychiatrists, the machinery of the OSA goes into motion. The collected information goes into the propaganda department, which then uses it to denounced alleged enemies in public and to make them absolutely untrustworthy. It's not for the general good of the populace. It's very self-serving. [...]
Frank Oliver, a Miami graphics designer who leads a group called Former Scientologists Speaking Out that had rented the bus space, says the Transit Authority's quick decision to kill the ads underscores the situation.
"How does saying 'doubt is not a crime' infringe on their rights?" Oliver asks. "How much power does the church exert on local government?"
The ads were placed on buses traveling past Scientology's Fort Harrison Hotel in downtown Clearwater, where the protest was centered.
They were purchased by a group called Former Scientologists Speaking Out, which had its three-day advertising contract cut short, said Frank Oliver, a former Scientologist and a Scientology critic who heads the Miami graphics company that designed the ads. He would not disclose the names of individuals who run the group.
Phoenix New Times (Dec. 1999): "Double Crossed" by Tony Ortega
"'Fair game' is still in effect. I don't care what they've said," says Frank Oliver, who was, until 1993, an operative in Scientology's Office of Special Affairs, the intelligence-gathering agency that replaced the Guardian's Office. Oliver and other former Scientologists tell New Times that OSA picked up where the GO left off, fair-gaming enemies on behalf of church leaders. Oliver describes his duties with OSA: "Spy on people. Gather intelligence. Write reports."Excerpt of ABC (1998): "20/20 - Scientology" @ XenuTV
Oliver's last assignment before leaving Scientology was to help Kendrick Moxon and other officials establish a special unit to target the Cult Awareness Network (CAN). Oliver says the goal of the unit was to recruit plaintiffs to sue CAN, which Scientology wanted to put out of business. Moxon was intimately involved in the effort that finally did just that.
In Oliver's opinion, there's little doubt that his former colleagues have targeted Graham Berry.
Says Oliver: "I'm sure somebody gets their ass chewed on a daily basis in Scientology, asked what have you done to destroy Graham Berry today?"
Correct, they can send an investigator out to someone's door with a photograph of a little boy and -- with the subject and say, "Have you seen this man with this little boy," and infer there is something there. Even though the answer is, "No, I haven't," you know, that may be the answer, but the seed that is planted in the person's mind when you are asking the question to, that is enough to damage some people's reputation if that is the goal.