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Frank Oliver

Former Scientologist.

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.

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.)

German Documentary (1999): "Missing in Happy Valley" (dubbed in English, transcript at Rick A. Ross Institute)

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. [...]

Boston Globe (Jan. 1999): "Scientology guards its high profile in Florida Mecca"

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?"

St. Petersburg Times (Dec. 1998): "Church's complaints take buses off road" by Thomas C. Tobin

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."

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?"

Excerpt of ABC (1998): "20/20 - Scientology" @ XenuTV

TOM JARRIEL: [...] L. Ron Hubbard left Scientology not only his religious writings, but a series of controversial directives that appear to advocate threats, intimidation, and even attacks against those he regarded as enemies.
VO: Some of Hubbard's writings: "Don't ever defend. Always attack." "The purpose of the lawsuit is to harass and discourage rather than win." A church enemy "may be tricked, sued or lied to or destroyed."
FRANK OLIVER: They can send private investigators out to your home or to your place of work, talk to your neighbors. They will illicitly try and obtain copies of your phone bills or credit rating. They will try and create problems for you at your place of employment.They will try and sue you. They'll do everything they can try and do to stop you or to silence you.
TOM JARRIEL: How do you know?
FRANK OLIVER: I know because that's what I used to do.
VO: Frank Oliver runs a digital graphics firm in Miami, but for four years, he says, he was a member of the church's internal security apparatus.
FRANK OLIVER (voice of and on camera): I remember having to make the phone calls to all the phone numbers on someone's phone bill to find out where they had called. These were enemies of the church. You shut them down. You find out what you can about them. You find their weak spot and you expose it. You make it so that they cannot survive or exist. You literally destroy them.

Testimony of Frank Oliver (15 July 2002)

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.

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