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Division at software company over Scientology apparent before 2009 shooting

Title: Division at software company over Scientology apparent before 2009 shooting
Date: Saturday, 5 March 2011
Publisher: Denver Post
Author: Monte Whaley
Main source: denverpost.com

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Fowler Software Design ran smoothly and profitably for years, even as the staff was divided between Scientologists and nonmembers of the controversial group. But a full-blown schism developed after employees learned that the company's founder — 59-year-old William Rex Fowler — gave as much as $250,000 of the firm's money to the Church of Scientology, according to witness statements given to investigators. Those conflicts were readily apparent after 42-year-old Thomas Ciancio, a non-Scientologist, was shot and killed by Fowler on Dec. ... [Read the rest at denverpost.com]