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An ultra-aggressive use of investigators and the courts

Title: An ultra-aggressive use of investigators and the courts
Date: Sunday, 9 March 1997
Publisher: New York Times
Author: Douglas Frantz
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For years, Scientology has gone to great lengths to defend itself from critics. Often its defense has involved private investigators working for its lawyers. While the use of private investigators is common in the legal profession, some instances involving the church have been unusual. Scientology officials said that the investigators operated within the law and that the tactics were necessary to counter attacks made over the years by Internal Revenue Service agents and the press. "When people stop spreading lies about ... [Read the rest at]