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Church of Scientology convicted of fraud in France

Title: Church of Scientology convicted of fraud in France
Date: Tuesday, 27 October 2009
Publisher: Associated Press
Author: Nicolas Vaux-Montagny
Main source: breitbart.com

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PARIS (AP) — A Paris court convicted the Church of Scientology of fraud and fined it more than euro600,000 ($900,000) on Tuesday, but stopped short of banning the group's activities. The group's French branch said it would appeal the verdict. The court convicted the Church of Scientology's French office, its library and six of its leaders of organized fraud. Investigators said the group pressured members into paying large sums of money for questionable financial gain and used "commercial harassment" against recruits. ... [Read the rest at breitbart.com]