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Aug 22, 1986 Charges of scheme to bilk church of $2M take new twist — Lowell Sun (Massachusetts) More: link
Lowell Sun (Massachusetts)
BOSTON — An international con artist has been charged in a scheme to bilk the controversial Church of Scientology out of $2 million, adding a new layer of intrigue to a Byzantine case that already involves a reputed organized crime figure, a disbarred lawyer and a financial swindler-turned-FBI-Informant. Ala Fadili Al Tamimi, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), was arraigned Tuesday in U.S. District Court in connection with the scam against L. Ron Hubbard, the late ...
Aug 18, 1986 Scientologists settle 4 suits out of court — Tampa Tribune (Florida) More: link
Tampa Tribune (Florida)
TAMPA — The Church of Scientology has reached out-of-court settlements in four multimillion-dollar lawsuits but U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Kovachevich has sealed the records in all cases. The settlements were reached in cases involving former Clearwater Mayor Gabe Cazares and his wife Maggie; Tanja C. Burden of Las Vegas; former Scientologists Nancy and John McLean of Ontario. Canada; and former Scientologist Margery Wakefield, whose address was unavailable. Tampa attorney Walt Logan, who represented the plaintiffs in all four cases, said ...
Aug 17, 1986 Church of Scientology settles in multimillion-dollar civil suits — Orlando Sentinel
The Church of Scientology has reached out-of-court settlements in four multimillion-dollar civil suits, but details were ordered sealed by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Kovachevich. Settlements were reached with former Clearwater Mayor Gabe Cazares, a Democratic candidate for Congress; Tanja Burden of Las Vegas; Nancy McLean of Ontario, Canada; and Margery Wakefield, no address available. Tampa attorney Walt Logan, who represented plaintiffs in all four cases, said the files were sealed Thursday
over our objections. The Cazareses sued the church for $1.5 ... Aug 16, 1986 Cazares, 3 others settle suits against Scientologists — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More:
news.google.com Jul 23, 1986 Scientologists must pay $30 million to critical ex-member — Los Angeles Times (California) More: link, @L.A. Times, differs from scanned version
Robert W. Welkos
Los Angeles Times (California)
A Los Angeles Superior Court jury Tuesday awarded $30 million in damages to a former member of the Church of Scientology who said the organization intentionally drove him to the edge of insanity and ruined him financially for criticizing the group. The 12-0 verdict in favor of Larry Wollersheim brought gasps from the Scientologists who packed Judge Ronald Swearinger's court-room, as they had throughout the bitterly contested five-month-long trial. Some sobbed. Wollersheim was awarded $5 million in compensatory damages and $25 ...
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