Former high ranking scientologist.
. Former Treasury Secretary
his lawsuit names Hubbard, ASI, and includes
and Pat Broeker who had subjected him to a ten-hour
threatened him that he would go to jail when he showed
reluctance in doing his job. This was to prepare
fictitious invoices for services rendered to ASI by
Hubbard. In the period during which Schomer did this,
March-November 1982, Hubbard's personal assets grew from
$10 million to $44 million. Schomer's own suit is for
$226 million. — Lamont.» [Source: "Who's Who in Scientology
by Martin Hunt
Forbes (Oct. 1986): "The
prophet and profits of Scientology" by Richard Behar
According to Howard Schomer
ASI's treasury secretary in 1982, he sent up through
Hubbard's messengers weekly updates on Hubbard's net
worth from ASI. Schomer says Hubbard was pulling in well
over $1 million a week through ASI when he, Schomer,
left and that Hubbard's net worth, through ASI alone,
had risen more than $30 million in a nine-month period
in 1982. Schomer, who never saw or spoke to Hubbard
after 1975, says that when he became visibly troubled
about these matters, he himself was subjected to a
ten-hour "gang-bang sec check," an increasingly common
experience among church members, which in this case
included being accused of being a CIA spy, threatened
with jail and physical harm and spat upon by Miscavige.
Schomer is now suing Hubbard's estate, Miscavige, the
Broekers and ASI for $225 million.
Affidavit of Howard
"Homer" Schomer (18 March 1986)
13. The conditions aboard the Apollo were generally
deplorable. The [handwritten: most] quarters were cramped and
damp. They were roach infested. [handwritten: Some] Married
couples were assigned to cabins in the aft end of the ship.
There was little privacy, the walls were paper thin, and the
food was both inadequate and atrocious. By contrast, the
berthing areas for LRH and MSH were plush, immaculately clean
and stately. Both LRH and MSH were aware of the apparent filthy
conditions on board the remainder of the ship. Everyone worked
extremely long hours, including the children, and there was
little time for sleep and virtually no time for recreation.
Conditions for those in the Rehabilitation Projects Force
(hereinafter referred to as "RPF") were even worse.
Willamette Week (June 1985): "Scientology on trial"
Homer Schomer, a former financial aide to Hubbard
who left Scientology in 1982, said people, sometimes as
few as 20 or 30 and sometimes as many as 150, were
assigned to a lower hold in the ship which was
"cockroach and rat-infested." He said they slept in the
hold and also did TRs and Security Checking drills there
during the day. They wore black coveralls and were not
allowed to talk to anyone outside the RPF. [...]
Schomer, who held Hubbard's power of attorney on many of
his bank and brokerage accounts during that period, said
the weekly transfers started at $200,000 and had reached
over $1 million by the time he left the organization.
Church of Scientology of California vs. Gerald Armstrong (June
1984): "Trial Testimony Homer Schomer"
Q What happened in this October security check?
Well, certain events happened prior to that. There was a
large gold deal that was suspect of going sour, a few
hundred thousand dollars which I had no knowledge of,
which all of a sudden Doug Hay, who was my senior who
was responsible, tells the DM, which was David Miscavige,
and he just blew, was just -- he went psychotic. [...]
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