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Homer Schomer

Former high ranking scientologist.

Homer Schomer. Former Treasury Secretary of ASI and his lawsuit names Hubbard, ASI, and includes David Miscavige and Pat Broeker who had subjected him to a ten-hour Sec-Check and 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?

A 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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