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Editorial // Exempted, not vindicated

Title: Editorial // Exempted, not vindicated
Date: Sunday, 21 November 1993
Publisher: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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This is a business that was set up, according to the son of Scientology founder and science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, to avoid taxes. Its counseling process can cost a participant as much as $400,000, and it now claims offices in 78 countries. It reported $74.3-million in revenue last year from its Clearwater facility alone and says it will spend $185-million during the next five years to acquire more properties worldwide. It is a business that, according to records filed ... [Read the rest at]