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Sep 12, 1980
Churches join Scientology fight // Challenge IRS denial of group's tax-exempt status — Los Angeles Times (California)
May 30, 1980
Attorney probing complaints against church // Scientology plot to smear official — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Richard West
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
The woman would be "very tough," "obviously pregnant" and a "good actress." She would storm into the Sacramento office of the state attorney general, the boss of Deputy Atty. Gen. Lawrence Tapper of Los Angeles. "I told Larry I wouldn't do this but he gave me no choise (sic)," she would shout, following the "Operation Snapper" scenario written for her by someone connected with the Church of Scientology in Los Angeles. "I don't care about his career anymore! I mean look ...
Mar 12, 1980
Five Scientologists freed of loan fraud charges — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
RIVERSIDE (AP)—Charges against five Scientologists accused of grand theft and conspiracy in an alleged multimillion-dollar loan fraud scheme were dismissed by a Riverside Municipal Court judge. Judge John H. Barnard made the ruling Monday at the conclusion of a two-day preliminary hearing in which the five, all former high-ranking members of Scientology's Riverside Mission, had been accused of either lying or counseling others to lie on loan applications to nine banks and loan companies. The money assertedly was to go to ...
Feb 6, 1980
Musician sues managers and Church of Scientology — Los Angeles Times (California)
Dec 22, 1979
Nine Scientologists Released — Los Angeles Times (California)
Dec 8, 1979
4 more Scientologists ordered to jail — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Dec 7, 1979
Five Scientology leaders receive prison sentences — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Dec 6, 1979
5 Scientologists get jail terms in plot on files — Los Angeles Times (California)
Nov 27, 1979
Scientologists infiltrated Forbes magazine — Los Angeles Times (California)
Nov 24, 1979
Church's covert activity told — Los Angeles Times (California)
Nov 24, 1979
Scientology documents reveal plot to frame author — Los Angeles Times (California)
Oct 27, 1979
Scientology leaders guilty of conspiracy // Judge convicts nine accused of infiltrating federal agencies — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Author(s): Robert Rawitch
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
WASHINGTON — Nine Church of Scientology leaders were convicted Friday on charges stemming from a four-year church program to burglarize, bug and infiltrate various federal agencies with which Scientology has battled for two decades. On two occasions during the four-hour court proceeding, a fragile plea-bargaining agreement between the defendants and federal prosecutors almost collapsed. But finally all the legal obstacles presented by defense attorneys were overcome and U.S. Dist. Judge Charles R. Richey pronounced all nine defendants guilty of one count ...
Oct 26, 1979
Document tells Scientology plans to infiltrate agencies — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Author(s): Robert Rawitch
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
WASHINGTON — A plan by the Church of Scientology to infiltrate federal agencies with "covert agents" and steal thousands of government documents over a period of nearly four years was outlined Thursday in an unusual document filed in federal court by prosecution and the defense. The 284-page "stipulation of evidence" against nine Scientology leaders was filed with U.S. Dist Judge Charles R. Richey, who is expected to render a verdict today. The defendants have said they expect to be found guilty ...
Oct 9, 1979
9 Scientologists OK conviction so they can appeal — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Author(s): Robert Jackson
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
WASHINGTON — Nine leaders of the Church of Scientology, in a rare legal maneuver, have agreed to be found guilty by a federal judge on reduced charges of conspiracy and theft as an outgrowth of their long battle with the federal government over allegedly stolen U.S. documents. Under a procedure called a "stipulated record," the defendants agreed to be found guilty after the government presented its case in a written court record without challenge or a trial, which could have lasted ...
Oct 8, 1979
Scientology verdict: Erosion of rights? — Los Angeles Times (California)
Sep 25, 1979
Scientology trial postponed; plea-bargaining talks likely — Los Angeles Times (California)
Aug 25, 1979
Seizure of Scientology papers in raid held illegal — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
WASHINGTON — A federal judge ruled Friday that the U.S. government had "illegally and unconstitutionally" seized documents during a raid on the Church of Scientology here in 1977. U.S. Dist. Judge William J. Bryant ordered the government to return all of the documents seized by 25 FBI agents during their search on July 8, 1977. Asst. U.S. Atty. Raymond Banoun said that the government would appeal Bryant's ruling and that it would have no effect on an up-coming criminal trial of ...
Aug 23, 1979
Scientologists urge U.S. curbs on easily obtained hallucinogen BZ — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Author(s): Paul Glenchur
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
WASHINGTON — With a phone call to a pharmaceutical firm in New Jersey, American Citizens for Honesty in Government, an affiliate of the Church of Scientology, obtained a small amount of BZ, a hallucinogen used by the Army in the 1960's for chemical warfare tests. A spokesman for the drug firm, Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc., acknowledged that it had furnished the drug to the Scientologists and said steps had been taken to strengthen drug distribution security. The Scientologists, who said BZ is ...
Aug 16, 1979
Woman awarded $2 million in suit against Scientologists — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
Church failed to fulfill promises of improving life, she claimed; also said she suffered emotional distress PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A jury awarded more than $2 million in damages Wednesday to a 22-year-old woman who claimed the Church of Scientology defrauded her by failing to fulfil promises of improving her life. The jury deliberated 18 hours over two days before reaching its unanimous decision. In her suit, Julie C. Titchbourne, 21, of Portland, alleged she suffered emotional distress as a result ...
Aug 15, 1979
Scientology search warrant upheld // Riverside hunt for bank fraud evidence legal, judge rules — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Author(s): George Ramos
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
RIVERSIDE — A Superior Court judge here upheld a search warrant Tuesday used by authorities to raid the local mission of the Church of Scientology in search of evidence of possible bank loan fraud. But at the same time, Judge Ronald Deissler delayed action on a church motion that the 17 boxes of Scientology records seized during the June 13 raid be returned. A hearing on that matter has been set for Aug. 20. More than two dozen Riverside County sheriff's ...
Jul 25, 1979
Scientologists' suit seeks return of seized papers — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
RIVERSIDE (AP) —The Church of Scientology has filed suit to retrieve documents seized in a sheriff's raid on the church's Riverside Mission and to quash a search warrant used in the June 13 raid. "The seizure," said Christopher Ashworth, a Los Angeles attorney representing the church, "was offensive to the Fourth Amendment rights of citizens who were part of the church." The suit contends: — That most of the information used in support of the warrant was more than a year ...
Jun 23, 1979
Church offers to pay back false, defaulted loans — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Author(s): Mark Forster
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
Church of Scientology officials said they will attempt to repay any defaulted loans they may have taken out fraudulently by Scientology members in Riverside, an attorney for the organization said Friday. Christopher Ashworth, a Century City attorney, said the church will take a nationwide collection from its members to set up a trust fund to reimburse any lender "who may have been harmed by credit misrepresentation." The offer came a week after Riverside sheriff's deputies raided the church's Riverside mission in ...
Jun 14, 1979
Scientology unit raided in fraud probe — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Author(s): Robert Rawitch
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
Riverside Mission is Searched for Evidence of False Loan Scheme Sheriff's deputies seized 17 boxes of documents from the Riverside mission of the Church of Scientology Wednesday in a search for evidence that possibly as many as 100 past and current members fraudulently obtained bank loans and then gave the money to Scientology. More than two dozen Riverside County sheriff's deputies spent six hours searching through the offices of the mission for tax, payroll and other records on 20 named individuals ...
May 26, 1979
Scientologists lose in London extradition ruling — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
LONDON (AP)—The Church of Scientology lost a London court battle Friday to prevent two of its members from being extradited to the United States on charges of counseling and procuring burglary of American government offices. But the church immediately announced an appeal to the Divisional Court in London and said that if necessary it would pursue the appeal through the House of Lords and the European Court, which has jurisdiction because of Britain's membership in the European Economic Community. Magistrate William ...
Jan 23, 1979
Judge Removes Himself From Scientology Trial — Los Angeles Times (California)
Dec 5, 1978
Scientologists' appeal of FBI search heard — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Rawitch
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals took under submission Monday arguments by the Church of Scientology of California that a July, 1977, search by 130 FBI agents of Scientology headquarters here was illegally conducted. An estimated 90,000 pages of documents were seized by the agents operating under a court-approved search warrant and much of the data was used to obtain criminal indictments against Scientology's top leaders in the United States and Great Britain earlier this year. ...
Nov 18, 1978
Ex-Scientologist charges harassment, sues church — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
A former follower of the controversial Church of Scientology has filed suit claiming she was harassed and shamed into contributing more than $7,000 to the church. Saundra Haynes, in a fraud suit filed Thursday by attorney Hiram M. Martin, claimed that she went along with the urgings because she hoped the church's "auditing" procedures would enable her to "go clear," as the church calls it, and "rid her of her deep depressions and suicidal attempts." At one point, she claimed in ...
Nov 3, 1978
Scientology news curbed by court — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
The U.S. Justice Department, at least for the next month, cannot disseminate to the public or other governmental agencies documents seized by the FBI from the Church of Scientology July 8, 1977, the U.S. 9th Circuit Circuit of Appeals has ruled. The appellate court said materials seized from the Scientology headquarters here can be presented to federal grand juries, but to no one else pending appeal of the court's order. A hearing on the merits of the Scientology suit seeking to ...
Oct 18, 1978
Customs agents upheld in seizing Scientology papers — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Author(s): Robert Rawitch
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
U.S. Customs Service officials did not violate constitutional guarantees against prior restraint of speech when they detained and reviewed thousands of documents sent to Los Angeles by the Church of Scientology in England two years ago, a three-judge federal panel has ruled. The unanimous opinion written by U.S. Dist. Judge William P. Gray held that a federal statute prohibiting importation into the United States of written material advocating treason, forcible resistance to any federal law or threats to harm or kill ...
Aug 31, 1978
Scientologists sue Times, 2 reporters for $1 million — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
The Church of Scientology Wednesday filed a $1 million lawsuit in Los Angeles federal court against Times Mirror and two Times reporters, alleging conspiracy to interfere with civil rights. The lawsuit stems from a series of articles dealing with the Church of Scientology written by reporters Robert Rawitch and Robert Gillette and published earlier this week in The Times. The lawsuit charged that the reporters acted in concert with representatives of the FBI and the Department of Justice to publish ...
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