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1 2 3 Jan 1, 1987 Scientology hit with suit for $1 billion — Tampa Tribune (Florida) More: link
Tampa Tribune (Florida)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 400 current and former Scientologists filed a $1 billion suit against the church Wednesday, alleging efforts to compromise or pay off two Florida judges and siphon $100 million to foreign bank accounts. The class action filed by attorney Lawrence Levy contends Church officials or their representatives committed fraud and breached fiduciary duties. It says information obtained during purportedly confidential "auditing" sessions with a lie detector-like device is used "for purposes of blackmail and extortion." The ...
Jan 23, 1984 Officials 'not surprised' by investigation into sect — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Jan 23, 1984 U.S. reportedly probing alleged extortion plot by Scientology sect — Santa Ana Register
May 8, 1982 City of Clearwater 1982 Hearings - Church of Scientology: Janie Peterson
Feb 1, 1982 How founder's son sees Church of Scientology [exact date, newspaper unkown]
Aug 5, 1980 Sen. Eagleton's niece charged with extortion — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
ST. LOUIS — A niece of Sen. Thomas F. Eagleton, D-Mo., has been charged with attempting to extort money by claiming to have damaging evidence against the senator. Eagleton told reporters Monday his niece threatened to release damaging material unless he forced the family-owned Missouri Pipe Fittings Co. to purchase her stock in the company. He said he refused to purchase the $220,000 in stock because he felt the money would have gone to the Church of Scientology, of which his ...
Mar 4, 1980 Affidavit of James Gervais [exact date unknown, circa March 1980 assumed] More: link
AFFIDAVIT OF JAMES GERVAIS I, James Gervais, state the following under the pains and penalties of perjury: 1. My introduction to Scientology was in July of 1973, when many representations were made to me concerning the benefits of "auditing" and Scientology. 2. The following representations were made to me relative to benefits allegedly provided by Scientology and "auditing". a) raise my IQ; b) cure diseases and mental illness; c) solve drug problems and other personal problems; d) stabilize and promote familial ... Jan 10, 1980 Digest Thursday [Ernie and Dell Hartwell] — Evening Independent (Florida)
Dec 22, 1965 Scientologists burn papers during raid — The Australian
Oct 6, 1965 Report calls for ban on scientology — The Australian
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