All of them, those in power, and those who want the power, would pamper us, if we agreed to overlook their crookedness by wilfully restricting our activities.
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[Work in progress, just throwing information as I gather it for now]
Further information on properties used by the entity.
|Joseph Alessandrini||Contractor||FSM/Field disseminator||3,620$||9,343$||2,305$|
|Steve Besio||Contractor||FSM/Field disseminator||212$|
|Mary Fetter-Pirak||Contractor||FSM/Field disseminator||662$|
|Ryland Hawkins||Director||Secretary, treasurer||✔||✔|
|Director||Secretary, vice president||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Barry Klein||Contractor||FSM/Field disseminator||3,105$|
|Joni Labaqui||Director||Senior vice president||✔|
|Sherman Lenske||Director||Agent for service of process||✔|
|Michael Phillips||Contractor||FSM/Field disseminator||68$|
|Mary Pirak||Contractor||FSM/Field disseminator||1,022$|
|Ronald Pook||Director||Agent for service of process||✔|
|Barbara Ruiz||Director||Executive director||✔|
|Javier Ruiz||Director||Chairman, president||✔|
|Norman Starkey||Director||Chairman, president||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Hugh Wilhere||Director||Public affairs||✔|
|Church of Spiritual Technology (CST) (dba, L. Ron Hubbard Library)||Ownership||Shareholder||✔|
FN20. [...] Many of the staff have held positions of authority in other Scientology organizations. Three of the four trustees of CST worked previously for CSC, which was dismantled in 1981. Terri Gamboa is a trustee of CST. She was also at the same time a Director, the President, and a shareholder of Author Services, Inc. ("ASI"), a Scientology organization. She had formerly been an employee of CSC and of LRH personally. [...]
A Church of Scientology spokeswoman, Leisa Goodman, said that the church, Author Services and Bridge are seperate and independent. But former Scientology officials say that Bridge and Author Services are staffed almost exclusively by Scientologists and operate within the church hierarchy.
"Author Services used to always think of schemes to make more money," said Vicki Azneran, the former inspector general of the Religious Technology Center, an organization that former church members say runs the entire Scientology empire. "Bridge gets the money from a totally controlled cult population.
"They send people into bookstores. You get a phone call: 'Your job is to go down to the B. Dalton. Take as many people as you need to buy up all the books so they'll have to reorder.'"
Numerous calls to Author Services were not returned. Church and Bridge officials denied that sales of Hubbard's books have been artificially inflated.
The book was published in August 1982. The church, Haber said, transferred funds from its international reserves to buy 25,000 copies of "Battlefield Earth" from St. Martin's. Bridge Publications and its European affiliate, New Era Publications, were then ordered to replace the money. About the same time, Author Services was created, allegedly to manage Hubbard's finances and those of the church.
St. Martin's senior editor Michael Denneny confirmed that a deal was struck. He recalled, however, that Author Services guaranteed to buy 15,000 to 20,000 copies. But when "Battlefield Earth" was published, he said, Author Services bought more copies than originally promised.
"The Author Services people were very rambunctious," Denneny said. "They wanted to make it a New York Times best seller. They were obsessed by that." [...]