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Scientology followers acquitted

Title: Scientology followers acquitted
Date: Tuesday, 4 December 2001
Publisher: Seattle Times
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MADRID — A Spanish court yesterday acquitted 15 members and employees of the Church of Scientology on charges of criminal conspiracy, closing a case dating to 1984. The court said there was no evidence to support prosecutors' allegations that drug rehabilitation and other programs sponsored by the church in Spain amounted to illicit gatherings aimed at activities such as bilking people of money. The Church of Scientology has 10,000 members in Spain. It is officially classified as a lay association with ... [Read the rest at]