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Dec 19, 1982
A sect asunder? Scientology showing signs of schism — Kansas City Star
Dec 12, 1982
Son says he thinks Scientology founder died — New York Times
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Type: Press
Source: New York Times
The son of L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of the Church of Scientology, has asked to be named trustee of the religion's holdings. "I think he's dead, or become as mentally incompetent as a cigarstore wooden Indian," Ronald E. DeWolf said of his father. "I've known for years that the person writing me and other members of my family, and sending presents, was not L. Ron Hubbard." Mr. DeWolf, who is 48 years old, is an apartment manager in Carson City, ...
Dec 9, 1982
Scientologists in Riverside break off from central church — Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
Nov 23, 1982
Scientology founder's fate: Dead or alive? — USA Today
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Type: Press
Source: USA Today
L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology founder, is dead. Or mentally incompetent. Or alive and well. The status of the wealthy 71-year-old author depends on whether you're talking to his estranged son or his wife. In Los Angeles, the two are mounting a courtroom tug-of-war over Hubbard's estate. Ronald E. DeWolf claims his father is either dead or mentally incompetent, and wants control of the estate. Hubbard's wife, Mary Sue Hubbard, filed suit Friday to block DeWolf's probate court action. If anyone knows ...
Nov 21, 1982
L. Ron Hubbard: A new controversy / Son of Scientology founder questions father's health, location — Los Angeles Times (California)
Nov 20, 1982
Hubbard wife to oppose try to rule church founder dead — Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
Nov 15, 1982
Cult founder's son asks to be trustee [exact date unknown] — UPI
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Type: Press
Source: UPI
The oldest son of L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology, has filed a petition in Superior Court, saying he believes his father is either dead or mentally incompetent. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reported Saturday that Ronald DeWolf also claims in court papers filed last week that officials in the church have stolen millions of dollars, gems and securities from Hubbard's estate. DeWolf further claims in the court papers that his father had been ill for decades, suffered from ...
Nov 15, 1982
Scientology assets are being stolen, founder's son charges — Daily News
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Type: Press
Source: Daily News
RIVERSIDE (UPI) — The oldest son of L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology, has filed a court petition contending his father is either dead or mentally incompetent and asking to be appointed trustee of his affairs. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reported Ronald DeWolf also claimed in papers filed in Riverside County Superior Court that officials of the Florida-based church have stolen millions of dollars, gems and securities from Hubbard's estate. DeWolf, 48, of Carson City, Nev., asked the ...
Nov 13, 1982
Son of Scientology founder believes Hubbard dead or ill // Petition filed requesting estate trustee — Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
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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 ...
May 6, 1982
Scientology no religion, court rules — West Australian
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Type: Press
Source: West Australian
MELBOURNE: The Victorian Full Supreme Court ruled yesterday that the Church of the New Faith, practising scientology, was not a religion or a religious institution. The full court unanimously dismissed an appeal by the organisation against a ruling by Mr Justice Crockett in December 1980 that it was not a religious organisation. Mr Justice Crockett was dismissing an appeal against a decision by the Commissioner of Payroll Tax not to grant the organisation an exemption from tax as a religious organisation. ...
Apr 20, 1982
Scientology founder's wife loses final high court plea, faces prison — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Jim Mann
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court Monday let stand the convictions of two former leaders of the Church of Scientology, rejecting their final efforts to contest the legality of the FBI's search of the church's Los Angeles offices in 1977. The court's action apparently clears the way for Mary Sue Hubbard - the one-time "controller" for the church group and wife of its founder, L. Ron Hubbard, who was not charged in the case—to begin serving a five-year prison term on a ...
Mar 9, 1982
Supreme court won't hear Scientologists' appeals — Clearwater Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): John Harwood
Source: Clearwater Times (Florida)
Mitchell Hermann and Francine Vannier now have a choice: They can talk to a federal grand jury about the Church of Scientology or they can go to jail. The U.S. Supreme Court Monday declined to hear appeals by the two Scientologists of their contempt of court convictions. The contempt finds were issued in June 1981 by U.S. District Judge Ben Krentzman in Tampa after Hermann and Mrs. Vannier refused to testify before the grand jury about the church's activities in Clearwater. ...
Mar 5, 1982
Scientologist's convictions upheld — Associated Press
Feb 20, 1982
U.S. judge seals Scientology documents — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Nov 11, 1981
7 Scientologists drop appeals, face jail terms — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Oct 6, 1981
Court upholds convictions of 9 Scientologists — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Sep 28, 1981
Jacksonville law studied to combat Scientology — Clearwater Times (Florida)
Sep 19, 1981
Clearwater begins move against Scientology — Clearwater Times (Florida)
Jul 18, 1981
Digest / [re. Douglas Sadwick in jail for contempt of court] — Evening Independent (Florida)
Jun 20, 1981
Jailed scientologist seeks freedom pending appeal — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Scientologist Mitchell Hermann, who was jailed Wednesday for refusing to testify before federal grand jury, has appealed to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta. Hermann, who was still in the Hillsborough County Jail as of Friday evening, also asked the appeals court to order him released on bail pending the outcome of his appeal. Deputy court clerk Kembra Smith said late Friday afternoon that the court had taken no action on Hermann's motion to set bail which she said ...
Jun 11, 1981
Grand jury once more probes alleged Scientology plots — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Craig Roberton
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
TAMPA — A federal grand jury in Tampa is once again investigating alleged plots by the Church of Scientology to discredit former Clearwater Mayor Gabriel Cazares. Three members of the Church of Scientology testified for an hour and a half at the secret grand jury session in the federal courthouse in Tampa Wednesday afternoon. Cazares himself testified before the grand jury for more than an hour on Tuesday. Asked about his testimony, Cazares said he told the grand jurors about the ...
Apr 24, 1981
Appeals court upholds contempt conviction of Scientology official — Clearwater Times (Florida)
Feb 18, 1981
Scientology spokesman faces 40 days in jail — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Jan 23, 1981
Did Scientology get a fair trial? — Clearwater Times (Florida)
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Jan 15, 1981
Scientology not a religion, clergymen testify — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Jan 14, 1981
Testimony in Scientology trial restricted — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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 5, 1980
Courts clear the way for Scientology probe — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Jun 28, 1980
Scientologists ask Judge Richey to disqualify himself — Washington Post
Type: Press
Author(s): Laura A. Kiernan
Source: Washington Post
Two high-ranking members of the Church of Scientology, in a last minute legal maneuver before their July 7 criminal trial, have asked U.S. District Court Judge Charles R. Richey to remove himself from the case, charging that he is biased against them. One of the defendants, Morrison J. Budlong, said in a sworn statement that he had reviewed tape recorded statements from a deputy U.S. marshal and from Richey's former court reporter, that the church contends, supports their claim that Richey ...
Jun 28, 1980
U.S. says Scientologists are still lying, cheating — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Charles Stafford
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
WASHINGTON — The government said Friday that agents of the Church of Scientology are still up to their old tricks of lying and cheating. The accusation was the latest round fired in the case of United States vs. Jane Kember and Morris Budlong. The two church leaders are scheduled for trial July 7 on charges involving theft of government documents. Kember and Budlong were indicted with nine other Scientologists in 1978. The nine, including Mary Louise Hubbard, wife of Scientology founder ...
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