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apollo (formerly, "royal scot man"; often misspelled "royal scotman", "royal scotsman") • assets • auditing • church of scientology of california (csc) • church of spiritual technology (cst) (dba, l. ron hubbard library) • commissions • cost • david miscavige • fraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentation • gerald "gerry" armstrong • gold base (also, "int base") @ gilman hot springs • heber c. jentzsch • income • internal revenue service (irs) • inurement • lawsuit • mary sue (whipp) hubbard • membership • operation snow white • real estate • religious technology center (rtc) • ronald "nibs" edward dewolf (l. ron hubbard, jr.) • salary • sea organization (sea org, so) • tax matter
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May 15, 2009
Front Sight assets seized — Pahrump Valley Times (Nevada)
Type: Press
Author(s): Gina B. Good
Source: Pahrump Valley Times (Nevada)
At 11 a.m. Monday, Front Sight Firearms Training Institute and its president, Ignatius Piazza, went into receivership. All financial transactions involving the firearms training facility – from accepting payment for classes to paying staff and vendors – must take place through a court-appointed administrator. The facility and all assets have been seized by the court, down to the hundreds of firearms included as part of new members' benefits. However, despite the ruling, this weekend at Front Sight everything was "business as ...
Feb 15, 2008
The faith business: Scientology in NZ — Sunday Star-Times
Type: Press
Source: Sunday Star-Times
Accountant Andrew Yong was near his office in the Panmure shops in east Auckland when he met a man who would change his life. Andrew Wenborn was from the Church of Scientology, headquartered a few hundred metres away. An Australian on secondment from Sydney, Wenborn persuaded Yong to take a Scientology "stress test", using an electrical device called an "e-meter". Sure enough, Yong was stressed and his health poor, Wenborn told him, and Scientology could help. What's more, said Wenborn, he ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Sep 14, 2007
Attorney General Abbott Charges Foreclosure Rescue Firm With Operating Unlawful Scam / Court freezes assets of Foreclosure Assistance Solutions — Texas Attorney General
Type: Legal
Source: Texas Attorney General
Attorney General Abbott Charges Foreclosure Rescue Firm With Operating Unlawful Scam Court freezes assets of Foreclosure Assistance Solutions HOUSTON – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today charged a business with operating an unlawful foreclosure rescue scam that targeted struggling Texas homeowners. As a result, the 408th District Court issued a temporary restraining order and froze assets belonging to three businessmen who organized the scheme. According to court documents, the defendants fraudulently advertised that they could save homeowners from imminent foreclosures. The ...
Jun 23, 2007
'Church' that yearns for respectability — The Times (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Dominic Kennedy
Source: The Times (UK)
Scientology is trying to transform its image from that of a shadowy cult When Scientology officially opened its spectacular new British church in the Square Mile, the movement was given an unusually warm embrace by the Establishment. Ian Luder, an Alderman of the Corporation of London and a magistrate, lauded the organisation’s anti-drugs efforts. “The work which you do in this area is greatly to be welcomed,” he said, “and I wish you growing success.” It was a satisfying moment for ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Dec 10, 2006
Scientologists get £270,000 subsidy — The Telegraph (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Adam Lusher
Source: The Telegraph (UK)
The controversial Church of Scientology has been granted a subsidy of more than £270,000 a year in public money, The Sunday Telegraph can reveal. Scientology's lawyers used European rulings and Government equality regulations to force the City of London corporation to grant an 80 per cent rates discount for its new centre near St Paul's Cathedral. The "church", it is believed, is now pressing to pay nothing at all. The corporation confirmed that this discount was on the basis that Scientology ...
Jul 9, 2006
Scientologists spreading into Plant City, beyond — Tampa Bay Tribune (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Baird Helgeson, Ray Reyes
Source: Tampa Bay Tribune (Florida)
Scientologists describe their religion as a cathartic journey toward happiness and clarity of mind. Church of Scientology critics call it kooky science fiction disguised as religion. Whatever you believe, the church says it is growing. Although the church's membership remains a much-debated mystery, its land holdings tell the story of a robust organization in the midst of a new chapter of growth. Worldwide, Scientologists say they have bought 21 buildings they plan to turn into churches. Still, some former Scientologists and ...
May 5, 2006
Scientology spreads out in push for D.C. members — Washington Business Journal
Type: Press
Author(s): Erin Killian
Source: Washington Business Journal
Jackson Wyan, a young Tom Cruise look-alike with short black hair and a black button-down shirt, greets people with laser-focused eye contact, a fixed smile and solid handshake at the Founding Church of Scientology of D.C. in Dupont Circle. His mission not-so-impossible: Recruit more members. Would-be Scientologists approach the landmark red building, also known as Fraser Mansion, at 20th and R streets NW, with regularity. Wyan, who's been with the D.C. church six years, gives tours that include a sweep through ...
Jul 18, 2004
Scientology's footprint in downtown Clearwater — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Jul 6, 2004
Rape at drug-treatment center alleged — Santa Cruz Sentinel
Type: Press
Author(s): Tovin Lapan
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel
WATSONVILLE — A woman who says she was raped at a drug-treatment center has sued Narconon of Northern California and its parent company, Narconon International, alleging she was assaulted by a staff member while undergoing treatment in November 2003. The suit alleges that when notified of the assault, staff at the Watsonville treatment center failed to respond in an appropriate manner and took the unidentified, out-of-state woman out of treatment. The Sentinel is not identifying the plaintiff because of the nature ...
Mar 17, 1999
Declaration of Jesse Prince in support of Mr. Erlich's motion for reconsideration of September 30, 1998 summary judgment order
Type: Declaration
Harold J. McElhinny (Bar No. 66781) Rachel Krevans (Bar No. 116421) Stephen P. Freccero (Bar No. 131093) Ronald P. Flynn (Bar No. 184 186) Jason A. Crotty (Bar No. 196036) MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP 425 Market Street San Francisco, California 94105-2482 Telephone: (415) 268-7000 Facsimile: (415) 268-7522 Jana G. Gold (Bar No. 154246) MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP 755 Page Mill Road Palo Alto, California 94304-1018 Telephone: (650) 8 13-5600 Facsimile: (650) 494-0792 Attorneys for Defendant DENNIS ERLICH UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT ...
Aug 25, 1998
Jesse Prince interviews – Tape 4 — FACTnet
Type: Interview
Source: FACTnet
Tag(s): Advanced Ability CenterAndre TabayoyonAssetsAuditingAuthor Services, Inc. (ASI) (dba, Galaxy Press) (subsidiary of Church of Spiritual Technology)Chick CoreaChris SilcockChurch of Scientology of California (CSC)Church of Spiritual Technology (CST) (dba, L. Ron Hubbard Library)Confidential preclear (PC) folderCostDavid MayoDavid MiscavigeDeathDennis ErlichDiane MorrisonEd BrewerEugene M. IngramFACTNetFair gameFalse imprisonmentFraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationGerald "Gerry" ArmstrongGold Base (also, "INT Base") @ Gilman Hot SpringsHard sellInternal Revenue Service (IRS)International Association of Scientologists (IAS)Jeff ShriverJesse PrinceJohn TravoltaKevin TrueLawrence "Larry" WollersheimLawrence E. "Larry" HellerLichtensteinLyman D. SpurlockMarc YagerMark C. "Marty" RathbunMorag BellmaineMV Freewinds (formerly, La Bohème)Norman F. StarkeyPotential Trouble Source (PTS)Private investigator(s)Registrar (also, to "reg")Rehabilitation Project Force (RPF)Religious Technology Center (RTC)Richard N. AznaranRobert "Bob" MithoffRobin ScottRon MiscavigeSea Organization (Sea Org, SO)Sherman D. LenskeStephanie SilcockStephen A. LenskeSuicideSuppressive person (SP)WeaponsWorld Institute of Scientology Enterprises (WISE)
Mar 1, 1998
Powerful church targets fortunes, souls of recruits — Boston Herald
Dec 30, 1997
Scientologists and IRS settled for $12.5 million — Wall Street Journal
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Sep 21, 1994
Scientology saves? // The science of selling salvation — Metro Times (Detroit, Michigan)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Leah Samuel
Source: Metro Times (Detroit, Michigan)
Is the Church of Scientology a religion, or a multimillion-dollar corporate cult? Some former Scientologists have spoken of spending thousands of dollars or working long hours without food or sleep to pay off debts to the church. The church characterizes itself as misunderstood and persecuted, emphasizing testimonials and community outreach activities, while attempting to discredit critics. "Scientology is a racket," says Bloomfield Hills attorney Constance Cumbey, who has handled four Michigan lawsuits against the church. "That's not to say that everyone ...
Dec 22, 1993
Church assets are set at $400 million — Glendale News-Press (California)
Dec 22, 1993
Petition bares Scientology assets — Sacramento Bee (California)
Nov 21, 1993
Editorial // Exempted, not vindicated — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
This is a business that was set up, according to the son of Scientology founder and science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, to avoid taxes. Its counseling process can cost a participant as much as $400,000, and it now claims offices in 78 countries. It reported $74.3-million in revenue last year from its Clearwater facility alone and says it will spend $185-million during the next five years to acquire more properties worldwide. It is a business that, according to records filed ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Oct 24, 1993
IRS examined Scientology dollars, not dogma — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): David Dahl
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
When the IRS granted tax exemptions to the church, it did so mainly on the basis of what Scientology did with its money. WASHINGTON — It might be easier for a camel to walk through the eye of a needle than for the IRS to judge the merits of a religion. So when it comes to considering tax exemptions, the agency sticks to what it knows: money. For the Church of Scientology, which won a series of tax exemptions earlier this ...
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Oct 22, 1993
Scientologists report assets of $400 million — New York Times
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Type: Press
Author(s): Robert D. Hershey Jr.
Source: New York Times
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 — The Church of Scientology, the secretive and combative international organization that recently won a decades-long drive for Federal tax exemption, counts assets of about $400 million and appears to take in nearly $300 million a year from counseling fees, book sales, investments and other sources, according to documents filed with the Internal Revenue Service. The financial disclosures are in documents the church was required to file with the I.R.S. in applying for tax-exempt status, conferred on 30 ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Oct 21, 1993
Scientology sells... And profits // IRS files shed light on church's finances — Seattle Times
Type: Press
Author(s): Karl Vick, David Dahl
Source: Seattle Times
[This is a shorter reprint of Scientologists profited from new members | St. Petersburg Times (Florida) | 15 October 1993.] WASHINGTON — It pays to pitch Scientology, according to earnings reports the church has filed with the Internal Revenue Service. One man averaged almost $200,000 a year in commissions from the fees of new members he had solicited to become Scientologists. The church gives its proselytizers 10 to 15 percent of what newcomers "donate" for church services, such as the ...
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Oct 15, 1993
Scientologists profited from new members — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Karl Vick, David Dahl
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Newly released earnings reports show late founder L. Ron Hubbard's disciples can earn big money by soliciting members to Scientology. WASHINGTON — It pays to pitch Scientology, according to earnings reports the church has filed with the Internal Revenue Service. One man averaged almost $200,000 a year in commissions from the fees of new members he had solicited to become Scientologists. The church gives its proselytizers 10 to 15 percent of what newcomers "donate" for church services, such as the process ...
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Dec 17, 1992
Letters: Reply to attacks — Chichester Observer (UK)
Jun 7, 1991
Members react to campaign discrediting Prozac, psychiatry — Psychiatric News
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Type: Press
Author(s): Richard Karel
Source: Psychiatric News
The following is the first of a two-part series to be concluded in the next issue. The impact of Scientology's ongoing war on psychiatry, now focused on the antidepressant drug Prozac, was a topic of discussion in the corridors and lecture halls of this year's annual meeting in New Orleans. Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Administration (ADAMHA) director Frederick Goodwin, M.D., discussed the anti-Prozac campaign of the Scientologist's antipsychiatry affiliate, the Citizen's Commission on Human Rights (CCHR). "The disingenuously named ...
May 12, 1991
Ruthless cult has local company // 'Mafia like' US cult has local links — Cyprus Mail (Cyprus)
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Type: Press
Source: Cyprus Mail (Cyprus)
MEMBERS of the Church of Scientology, described as a thriving cult of greed and power in a recent Time magazine expose have been linked to Cyprus through offshore company Theta Management Limited, which deals in consultancy and investments. In a special report dated May 6, Time reporter Richard Behar said the Church, which claims to have eight million followers, squirreled away an estimated $400 million in bank accounts in Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Cyprus. Theta Management Ltd was created on 29.10.1984, on ...
Mar 21, 1991
County, church talking secretely — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
Feb 4, 1990
Scientologists, IRS in dispute over millions — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Curtis Krueger
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
The IRS, which earlier took on the Scientologists in Washington and Los Angeles, now has brought its court battle to federal court in Tampa. Its target is Scientology's worldwide spiritual headquarters in Clearwater. Scientologists vehemently disagree, calling the IRS corrupt and accusing it of pursuing a vendetta against Scientology. ``We feel the federal government should investigate illegal drug running in Florida and should investigate money laundering in Florida banks,`` said spokesman Humberto Fontana. Scientologists also are in court with Pinellas County ...
Aug 28, 1989
Special Report // Hubbard: Prophet or snake-oil salesman? — Daily Tribune (Oakland County, Michigan)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Julie Edgar
Source: Daily Tribune (Oakland County, Michigan)
Was Lafayette Ron Hubbard, founder of Dianetics and the inspiration behind the Church of Scientology, a profoundly gifted man destined for sainthood? Or was he a fraud who routinely lied about his accomplishments in order to bilk millions from his followers? Even after his death in 1986 at the age of 75, Hubbard's writings on Scientology — often slightly updated versions of earlier "discoveries" — continue to be published and some two million followers remain faithful. The media, too, continues to ...
Jan 5, 1989
Scientology official is granted control of Hubbard estate — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
SAN LUIS OBISPO — The once-contested multimillion-dollar estate of Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard has been settled, and control of it was given to the top church official Hubbard had named as executor. Superior Court Judge William R. Fredman on Tuesday ordered the estate turned over to Norman F. Starkey, who besides his position in the church was a longtime friend of Hubbard. The estate is valued at more than $26 million, but the value of the assets that ...
Jul 29, 1987
Scientologists' loss of tax-exempt status upheld by U.S. court — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Kim Murphy
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
Concluding that L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology of California, had "unfettered control" over millions of dollars in church assets, a federal appeals court Tuesday upheld the revocation of the church's tax-exempt status. In a ruling that rejected nearly every argument the church had raised, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said there is evidence that the late church founder held millions of dollars of church funds in private trust funds, Swiss bank accounts and in a ...
Apr 21, 1987
Supreme court turns down Scientology plea / Way cleared for former member to start seizing church assets to satisfy award of $30 million — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): David G. Savage, Joel Sappell
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
The Supreme Court on Monday rebuffed pleas by the Church of Scientology of California for relief from having to post a bond of up to $60 million to guard its assets against seizure while it appeals a huge Los Angeles jury award. Scientology lawyers have argued that payment of the bond would plunge the church into bankruptcy. But the state court judge who presided over the jury trial contends that the controversial organization's claims of poverty are untrue. The Supreme Court's ...
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