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Scientology leader wanted a deal

Title: Scientology leader wanted a deal
Date: Wednesday, 14 June 2000
Publisher: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Author: Thomas C. Tobin
Main source: sptimes.com

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CLEARWATER — Alarmed at the "massive impact" of two criminal charges, the Church of Scientology's worldwide leader quickly offered Pinellas County's top prosecutor a deal. Drop the charges, David Miscavige told State Attorney Bernie McCabe in November 1998, and the church would make a $500,000 donation to the county's EMS system. It also would pay the nearly $200,000 in expenses incurred in what then was a three-year investigation into Lisa McPherson's 1995 death while in the care of her fellow Scientologists. ... [Read the rest at sptimes.com]