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Dec 16, 1999 State of Florida Department of Health v. David Ira Minkoff, M.D. / Case no. 1997-15802
Dec 15, 1999 Scientology leader named defendant in suit — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Dec 7, 1999 Belief called irrelevant in death — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Thomas C. Tobin
St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
The Church of Scientology in Clearwater cannot rely on religious grounds to escape prosecution in the death of one of its members, Pinellas-Pasco prosecutors argued in a strongly worded document filed Monday.
The document referred to the church's Clearwater entity as "a multifaceted non-profit corporation" that "engages in extensive revenue sharing activity" and generates "tremendous cash flow."
The wording aims to undercut an argument by church lawyers that Scientology staffers were giving "spiritual assistance" to parishioner Lisa McPherson when she died ...
Nov 28, 1999 John Travolta's alien nation — Washington Post
Nov 20, 1999 French Scientologists sentenced in fraud — Los Angeles Times (California)
Los Angeles Times (California)
A former French Scientology official has been sentenced to two years in prison for fraud, along with four other Scientologists who received suspended sentences of six months to two years. Xavier Delamare, former head of Scientology's branch in the southern French city of Marseille, was sentenced Monday in connection with a 10-year-old case in which he was found guilty of operating sham "purification" courses between 1987 and 1990. As with the others, Delamare will not go to prison because 18 months ...
Nov 16, 1999 Scientology leader jailed for fraud // Group denounces French trial as inquisition — The Guardian (UK)
The Guardian (UK)
In another blow to the controversial Church of Scientology's battle to be recognised as a religion rather than a sect, a French court yesterday found one of its former leaders guilty of fraud and sentenced him to six months in prison. Xavier Delamare, a former regional Scientology leader in south-east France, was given a further 18 month suspended sentence by the Marseille court while four other members accused of fraud, violence and illegally practising medicine were given suspended sentences of six ...
Nov 15, 1999 French scientologists guilty of fraud — BBC News
A court in the French city of Marseilles has found five members of the Church of Scientology guilty on fraud charges over courses offered by the organisation. The former leader of the church in southern France, Xavier Delamare, was sentenced to two years in jail, including 18 months suspended, and fined 16,000 dollars for manipulating people into giving money to the church. He will not return to jail because he has spent 17 weeks in pre-trial detention. Four more people were ...
Oct 9, 1999 World briefing // Russia: Scientology loses license — New York Times
New York Times
RUSSIA: SCIENTOLOGY LOSES LICENSE – A Moscow city court has revoked the license of the Church of Scientology, saying the organization violated registration laws, and perhaps tax laws, by listing bogus founders of the sect's local branch. Tax police raided the sect's center this year. Scientology officials said the revocation, which was applauded by the Russian Orthodox Church, was politically driven. Michael Wines (NYT)
Sep 21, 1999 World briefing / France: Scientologists on trial — New York Times
Sep 20, 1999 Scientology trial opens in France — BBC News
Sep 9, 1999 Loss of Scientology files studied — New York Times
Sep 9, 1999 Scientology faces French ban — BBC News
Aug 13, 1999 Valley women misidentified selves at Scientology event — Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California) More: link
Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
Two San Jacinto Valley women posed as two other women Saturday during a grand opening program at the Church of Scientology's Golden Era film studio in Gilman Hot Springs. Kathleen Racela, an emergency room nurse at Hemet Valley Medical Center, and Patty Duffy, a nurse in a Hemet physician's office, gave a reporter other names when interviewed at the grand opening. They have not publicly explained why they identified themselves as two other nurses at the hospital: Teri Pino and Debb ...
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