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Dec 31, 1982 Trial ordered to determine if L. Ron Hubbard is alive — Los Angeles Times (California)
Dec 19, 1982 A sect asunder? Scientology showing signs of schism — Kansas City Star
Dec 12, 1982 Son says he thinks Scientology founder died — New York Times More: link
New York Times
The son of L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of the Church of Scientology, has asked to be named trustee of the religion's holdings.
"I think he's dead, or become as mentally incompetent as a cigarstore wooden Indian," Ronald E. DeWolf said of his father. "I've known for years that the person writing me and other members of my family, and sending presents, was not L. Ron Hubbard."
Mr. DeWolf, who is 48 years old, is an apartment manager in Carson City, ...
Dec 9, 1982 Scientologists in Riverside break off from central church — Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
Nov 23, 1982 Scientology founder's fate: Dead or alive? — USA Today More: link
L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology founder, is dead. Or mentally incompetent. Or alive and well. The status of the wealthy 71-year-old author depends on whether you're talking to his estranged son or his wife. In Los Angeles, the two are mounting a courtroom tug-of-war over Hubbard's estate. Ronald E. DeWolf claims his father is either dead or mentally incompetent, and wants control of the estate. Hubbard's wife, Mary Sue Hubbard, filed suit Friday to block DeWolf's probate court action. If anyone knows ...
Nov 21, 1982 L. Ron Hubbard: A new controversy / Son of Scientology founder questions father's health, location — Los Angeles Times (California)
Nov 20, 1982 Hubbard wife to oppose try to rule church founder dead — Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
Nov 15, 1982 Cult founder's son asks to be trustee [exact date unknown] — UPI More: link
The oldest son of L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology, has filed a petition in Superior Court, saying he believes his father is either dead or mentally incompetent. The
Riverside Press-Enterprise reported Saturday
that Ronald DeWolf also claims in court papers filed last week that officials in the church have stolen millions of dollars, gems and securities from Hubbard's estate. DeWolf further claims in the court papers that his father had been ill for decades, suffered from ...
Nov 15, 1982 Scientology assets are being stolen, founder's son charges — Daily News More: link
RIVERSIDE (UPI) — The oldest son of L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology, has filed a court petition contending his father is either dead or mentally incompetent and asking to be appointed trustee of his affairs. The
Riverside Press-Enterprise reported
Ronald DeWolf also claimed in papers filed in Riverside County Superior Court that officials of the Florida-based church have stolen millions of dollars, gems and securities from Hubbard's estate. DeWolf, 48, of Carson City, Nev., asked the ...
Nov 13, 1982 Son of Scientology founder believes Hubbard dead or ill // Petition filed requesting estate trustee — Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California) More: link
Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
The oldest son of L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of the Church of Scientology, believes his father is either dead or mentally incompetent, according to a petition filed In Riverside Superior Court. The son, Ronald E. DeWolf, also claims in the court papers filed Wednesday that officials in the church have stolen millions of dollars, gems and securities either from his 71-year-old father or from Hubbard's estate in the last 12 months. DeWolf, 48, of Carson City. Nev., is asking the ...
May 6, 1982 Scientology no religion, court rules — West Australian More: link
MELBOURNE: The Victorian Full Supreme Court ruled yesterday that the Church of the New Faith, practising scientology, was not a religion or a religious institution. The full court unanimously dismissed an appeal by the organisation against a ruling by Mr Justice Crockett in December 1980 that it was not a religious organisation. Mr Justice Crockett was dismissing an appeal against a decision by the Commissioner of Payroll Tax not to grant the organisation an exemption from tax as a religious organisation. ...
Apr 20, 1982 Scientology founder's wife loses final high court plea, faces prison — Los Angeles Times (California) More: link
Los Angeles Times (California)
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court Monday let stand the convictions of two former leaders of the Church of Scientology, rejecting their final efforts to contest the legality of the FBI's search of the church's Los Angeles offices in 1977. The court's action apparently clears the way for Mary Sue Hubbard - the one-time "controller" for the church group and wife of its founder, L. Ron Hubbard, who was not charged in the case—to begin serving a five-year prison term on a ...
Mar 9, 1982 Supreme court won't hear Scientologists' appeals — Clearwater Times (Florida) More: link
Clearwater Times (Florida)
Mitchell Hermann and Francine Vannier now have a choice: They can talk to a federal grand jury about the Church of Scientology or they can go to jail. The U.S. Supreme Court Monday declined to hear appeals by the two Scientologists of their contempt of court convictions. The contempt finds were issued in June 1981 by U.S. District Judge Ben Krentzman in Tampa after Hermann and Mrs. Vannier refused to testify before the grand jury about the church's activities in Clearwater. ...
Mar 5, 1982 Scientologist's convictions upheld — Associated Press
Feb 20, 1982 U.S. judge seals Scientology documents — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More:
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