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auditing • blackmail • children, youth • cost • david miscavige • dead agenting (black pr, smear campaign) • fair game • federal bureau of investigation (fbi) • fraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentation • harassment • infiltration • internal revenue service (irs) • l. ron hubbard's credentials • lawsuit • legal • mary sue (whipp) hubbard • membership • office of special affairs (osa) (formerly, guardian's office) • operation snow white • paulette cooper • private investigator(s) • sea organization (sea org, so) • silencing criticism, censorship • suppressive person (sp) • tax matter
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Nov 13, 1982
Son of Scientology founder believes Hubbard dead or ill // Petition filed requesting estate trustee — Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Dick Lyneis
Source: 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 ...
Jul 7, 1982
Inside Scientology: Scientology versus the Merchants of Chaos — News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Dennis Wheeler
Source: News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
Throughout its nearly 30 years of existence, the Church of Scientology has had problems with its image in the media. Newspaper articles have called it a "bizarre brain-washing cult" founded by a former science fiction writer. Television coverage of recent hearings in Clearwater, Florida — home of the Church's U.S. headquarters — emphasized testimony that the group's founder, L. Ron Hubbard, is in hiding and, according to his son, might even be dead. And the Reader's Digest recently printed two controversial ...
May 11, 1982
16 witnesses unlock sect's closed society — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Bill Prescott
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
The 16 witnesses who testified in Clearwater's public hearings on Church of Scientology activities provided the first-hand information city officials will use if they decide to design ordinances to regulate the sect. Boston attorney Michael Flynn, who gathered the witnesses, said he questioned them extensively about their Scientology experiences and people they knew in the sect. He confirmed that information through other witnesses and contacts inside the church, he said. If they had not been in the sect, Flynn said, "I'd ...
May 10, 1982
Sect to counterattack, city told — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Bill Prescott
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Clearwater city commissioners received a warning and some advice Saturday as witnesses gave final testimony against the Church of Scientology during public hearings on the sect's activities. Scientologists' four-day time slot to present their side in the controversy begins Monday. Church spokesman Hugh Wilhere said Saturday night it has not been decided whether the sect will take advantage of its rebuttal time. The warning came near the end of the hearings as consultant Michael Flynn, the Boston attorney hired by the ...
May 9, 1982
Ex-Scientologists describe illegal activities — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): John Harwood
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — Why, Robert Dardano was asked, had he done it — why had he participated with other Scientologists in burglaries and theft of documents and smear campaigns against the church's perceived enemies? Because he was convinced, the slender, soft-spoken Dardano told Clearwater city commissioners, "that Scientology was going to save the planet and free the world. "That we were right and everyone else was wrong," Dardano, a 31-year-old Boston resident, was one of eight witnesses to testify Saturday during commission ...
May 8, 1982
City of Clearwater 1982 Hearings - Church of Scientology: Janie Peterson
Type: Hearings
Tag(s): Alan HubbardAnthony ShoemakerAnti-psychiatryApple SchoolsApplied ScholasticsAuditingBarry ClinglerBette OrsiniBlackmailBruce HamiltonCarol GarrityCharles LeCherChildren, youthCitizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)City of Clearwater 1982 HearingsConfidential preclear (PC) folderCostDan ZalensDead agenting (Black PR, smear campaign)Destroying/hiding/falsifying evidencesDisconnectionDon CooperEdward "Eddie" WaltersErnest "Ernie" HartwellEthics (Scientology)ExtortionFair gameFederal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)Fort Harrison Hotel (also, Flag Land Base) @ 210 South Fort Harrison Avenue Clearwater FL United StatesFraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationFreeloader's debtFront groupsGerus SocietyHarassmentIncomeInfiltrationJames "Jim" CalderbankJames BerfieldJane Lee "Janie" PetersonJulie BergmanLas Vegas Review JournalLaVenda Van SchaickLawsuitMary Sue (Whipp) HubbardMedical claimsMichael J. FlynnNarconon (aka Scientology drug rehab)NevadaOffice of Special Affairs (OSA) (formerly, Guardian's Office)Operation Shake and BakeOperation Snow WhitePam BevinPaul HatchettPaul SheffieldPotential Trouble Source (PTS)Project OscarRed boxRita GarveyRobert "Bob" AndersonRuss AndrewsSafe Environment FundSalarySchoolsSecurity check ("sec check")Slave laborSt. Petersburg Times (Florida)Statistics (Stats)SuicideSuppressive person (SP)ThreatTonja C. BurdenTR-L (Training Routine Lie)William "Bill" Broderick
May 8, 1982
Scientology critics parade to hearings — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): John Harwood
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — Six more witnesses denounced the Church of Scientology and its practices Friday during public hearings on the organization. For the third straight day, the critical testimony was a mixture of information concerning Scientology's Clearwater operations and church activities elsewhere. City commissioners, who are having the hearings, heard from: * Casey Kelly, 23, who joined Scientology to crusade against "war," "crime" and "insanity" but later became disenchanted with long hours and low pay as a church employee here. * Rosie ...
May 7, 1982
Foreign writer sees 'black side' to church — Clearwater Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Laurie Hollman
Source: Clearwater Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — Sven Egil Omdal watched the Clearwater City Commission's public hearings on Scientology and then returned to the Surfside Holiday Inn Wednesday evening — to find the door to his room ajar. He is sure he had locked it. He is also sure the incident has something to do with a visit the 29-year-old Norwegian journalist made earlier in the day. He went to the former Fort Harrison Hotel, nerve center of the Clearwater-based church, and proffered his business card. ...
May 7, 1982
Writer says sect harasses her — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Steven Girardi
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
It has been 11 years since freelance writer Paulette Cooper published what she calls "the book that launched a thousand suits." And it has been about a week since she was served with the eighteenth lawsuit filed against her by the Church of Scientology. "I handled the eighteenth better," the thin, blond woman said Thursday. "But how can things not bother you? I work day and night to pay lawyers." Ms. Cooper, in Clearwater this week for the city's Scientology hearings, ...
May 4, 1982
Editorial: Beliefs and practices — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Apr 28, 1982
Ex-Scientologist embittered by failure of reform movement in church — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): John Harwood
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLREAWATER — At 52, F. Brown McKee is bitter, disillusioned and out of a job. McKee is not a victim of the slumping economy. Instead, he is a casualty little publicized reform movement that has emerged within the controversial Church of Scientology. Church spokesmen downplay the extent of internal unrest. But dissidents say Scientologists throughout the country are unhappy and want changes in the way the church is run. Their concern mirror those of the public at large — the recent ...
Apr 1, 1982
Son of Scientology founder speaks out — The Advisor
Feb 1, 1982
In unprecedented action: Scientologists list reasons for break [exact date, newspaper unknown]
Jan 29, 1982
2 state units sever links to Scientology church — Hartford Courant (Connecticut)
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Jan 3, 1982
Scientology remains an issue in Clearwater — Clearwater Times (Florida)
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Sep 15, 1981
Anti-Scientology strategy urged — Clearwater Times (Florida)
Sep 2, 1981
Author wants Scientology subpoena quashed — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): David E. Anderson
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
WASHINGTON — A Reader's Digest senior editor, author of an article critical of the Church of Scientology, asked a federal court Tuesday to quash a church-sought subpoena aimed at compelling his testimony in a lawsuit. "This Scientology action seeks to harass and vilify journalists who have published criticism of this criminal enterprise," said lawyers for Eugene Methvin, a senior editor at the Digest, and Jane Denis Smith, a former researcher at the magazine, in their petition to the U.S. District Court ...
Dec 1, 1980
Scientology's war against judges — The American Lawyer
Type: Press
Author(s): James B. Stewart
Source: The American Lawyer
On September 5, 1980, as U.S. District Court Judge Charles Richey was recuperating from two pulmonary embolisms and exhaustion, lawyers for the Church of Scientology and the Justice Department gathered before Judge Aubrey Robinson, Richey's successor in the two-year-old conspiracy case against 11 members of the Church of Scientology. Judge Richey had already convicted and sentenced nine of the original 11 defendants, but the remaining two, recently extradited from England, were about to go on trial. "Particularly from the standpoint of ...
Sep 6, 1980
Tarpon commissioner finds Scientology 'positive,' 'ethical' — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
May 31, 1980
Scientologist answers questions to avoid sentence for contempt — Clearwater Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Craig Roberton
Source: Clearwater Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — Church of Scientology guardian Douglass Sadwick avoided a second possible jail sentence for contempt Friday by agreeing to cooperate in a criminal investigation of activities of church members. Only moments before Sadwick was scheduled to face a contempt-of-court hearing, Sadwick's attorney, William Plowman, told Circuit Judge John S. Andrews that his client was willing to talk, despite his contention that the questions violate Sadwick's constitutional rights. Prosecutors had asked Andrews to find Sadwick in civil contempt for refusing to ...
May 7, 1980
State attorney: Scientologists tried to infiltrate my office — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Craig Roberton
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney James T. Russell said Tuesday that members of the Church of Scientology have attempted to infiltrate his office at least five times since 1976. The alleged infiltration attempts failed because routine background checks on the job applicants revealed that hey were members of the Church of Scientology, Russell said. Asked if it was legal to turn down job applicants solely because they are Scientologists, Russell said, "I don't know, but I'd like to fight a lawsuit ...
Apr 25, 1980
Scientologist jailed for silence in racket probe — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Craig Roberton
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — Church of Scientology spokesman Milt Wolfe went to jail Thursday for refusing to cooperate in an investigation involving alleged racketeering, infiltration and harassment by church members. Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge John S. Andrew, found Wolfe in contempt of court and sentenced him to 45 days for repeatedly refusing to answer a question put to him by investigators from State Attorney James T. Russell's office. ANDREWS ALSO refused to set bail for Wolfe, pending his appeal of the contempt citation, a ...
Jan 25, 1980
The Scientology Papers: Files show spy reported woman's intimate words — Globe and Mail (Canada)
Type: Press
Author(s): John Marshall
Source: Globe and Mail (Canada)
Freelance writer Paulette Cooper is a finely honed, long-haired accumulation of nervous energy. She was dressed with a New Yorker flair that seemed out of context in the small windowless room in the grey dignity of the U. S. District Court building in Washington.
Jan 23, 1980
The Scientology Papers: Cult harassment, spying in Canada documented — Globe and Mail (Canada)
Type: Press
Author(s): John Marshall
Source: Globe and Mail (Canada)
New light has been shed on the Canadian operations of the controversial Church of Scientology by files made public by a U.S. District Court in Washington. The evidence refutes denials by Toronto cult leaders of information I reported more than five years ago in a series of articles based on internal cult documents and interviews with defectors. Other accounts since then of clandestine operations by the cult in Canada are also supported by the files, submitted in court after being seized ...
Jan 22, 1980
The Scientology Papers: Big FBI raid led to conspiracy trial of cult leaders Court hears of spying, theft of government files — Globe and Mail (Canada)
Type: Press
Author(s): John Marshall
Source: Globe and Mail (Canada)
About 100 agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation learned on July 6, 1977, that they would be participating two days later in an operation unprecedented in the United States. The notification, described two years later in a Washington court room, said the agents would be raiding offices of an organization that some governments, in the United States, Canada and elsewhere, officially classified as a religion — the Church of Scientology.
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jan 9, 1980
Shedding light on Scientology's dark side — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Nov 27, 1979
Now it's time for action — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Nov 27, 1979
Scientology files: Frame reporter — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Nov 25, 1979
Scientology 'dirty tricks' bared — Detroit Free Press
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Type: Press
Source: Detroit Free Press
Washington: Court documents show the Church of Scientology put together a scheme to blackmail the Internal Revenue Service into doing a favorable tax audit on the church. According to documents released Friday, the church stole secret IRS files on famous Americans and.planned to threaten to release them unless the audit was favorable. There was no indication any blackmail threat against any individual was made. The documents were among thousands of files seized from the church in 1977, and ordered released Friday ...
Nov 24, 1979
Documents: Scientologists plotted to frame writer — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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