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Scientology not-guilty pleas

Title: Scientology not-guilty pleas
Date: Tuesday, 7 April 1992
Publisher: Toronto Sun (Canada)
Author: Bill Dunphy
Main source: link (494 KiB)

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The Church of Scientology of Toronto Inc. and five members pleaded not guilty to criminal charges of breach of trust yesterday before a panel of 200 prospective jurors.

The charges, Mr. Justice James Southey explained to the panel, arise from allegations Scientologists got jobs with the RCMP, the OPP, the attorney general's office and Metro Police so they "could act as a spy or a plant."

These "spies", Southey said, are alleged to have "obtained information for the church and passed it on to the church."

The offences are alleged to have occured between April 1974 and November 1976.

Jury selection begins today, with Crown attorney James Stewart slated to make his opening remarks in the case on April 21.

[The Toronto Sun Copyright (c) 1992, The Toronto Sun Publishing Corp.]