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The death of Konrad Aigner

From: Cornelius Krasel <>
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: The death of Konrad Aigner
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 1998 10:12:29 +0200 (MET DST)
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The magazine of the Sueddeutsche Zeitung, a respected German newspaper,
today carries a 8-page report about the life and death of Konrad Aigner
who fell into a coma on 21 July 1997 and died on 11 August 1997 of
multiple organ failure, apparently the result of an infection, only
43 years old. Konrad Aigner was 23 years in Scientology and during this
time accumulated approx. 600000 DM (approximately equivalent to US$
330000) in debts. After his death, his family had to sell almost their
whole property to cover these.

The reason for Mr. Aigner's death is apparently unclear. From the
report, it appears to be very unusual that a 43-year-old person dies
of multiple organ failure. The public prosecutor may have more
information, but it is apparently secret and possibly based on the
raid of the Munich org, which occurred on 10 February 1998.

After his death, the family found in his room (among other things) two
Knowledge Reports which total 30 pages. The magazine publishes some
excerpts from these which demonstrate that the main goal of Scientology
was to extract as much money as possible from Aigner (and probably other
clients as well). The first starts as follows (my coments in []):

"Konrad Aigner has been a member of Scientology since 16 years and
has not managed yet to become Clear or to advance on the Bridge but
again and again fell from the Bridge, drank alcohol etc. We (Gabi
Brendel and me) therefore decided several weeks ago to help him to
finally advance on the Bridge. Konrad Aigner possesses some lands,
(meadows, woods and fields and a house) in Lower Bavaria, he owns this
but his parents live there and have the right of use (or something
similar) on these lands. A few years ago, Konrad has borrowed
50000 DM [US$ 28000] on these lands and paid it to Copenhagen. The
parents had to sign as well, and then Konrad lied to them and told
them the money would be for renovations of the house."


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