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Jun 20, 1992
Defence lawyers attack witnesses in Scientology trial — Toronto Star (Canada)
Type: Press
Source: Toronto Star (Canada)
The credibility of witnesses and whether a corporation is responsible for illegal actions carried out by its employees were the subjects of summations by attorneys yesterday in the breach-of-trust trial of the Toronto chapter of the Church of Scientology. Lawyers Mel Green and Frank Addario, who are representing five church members charged with breach of trust, both attacked the credibility of crown witnesses. "These (crown) witnesses are unreliable and cannot be believed," Addario told the jury yesterday. "Their testimony is the ...
Jun 19, 1992
Toronto's Scientologists unaware of dirty tricks, defence lawyer says — Toronto Star (Canada)
Type: Press
Source: Toronto Star (Canada)
Referring to the Church of Scientology as "this little church," defence lawyer Clayton Ruby yesterday said its Toronto members were "regular parishioners" unaware of any crimes that were committed. In his closing address in the breach-of-trust trial of Scientology's Toronto branch, Ruby urged the 12-person jury to judge Scientology as they would their own church. Citing recent cases of sexual abuse involving priests in the Catholic church, Ruby said: "The (Catholic) church wasn't prosecuted, only individuals. Never has a jury been ...
Jun 9, 1992
Scientology trial awaits final addresses — Toronto Star (Canada)
Type: Press
Source: Toronto Star (Canada)
Defence lawyers have rested their cases in the trial of the Church of Scientology of Toronto and five members on criminal breach of trust charges. Prosecution lawyers also said yesterday they would not call more witnesses. The trial continues without the jury and under publication ban, as lawyers from both sides argue points concerning what they and the judge will say in their summations. The jury returns June 17 to Ontario Court, general division, to begin hearing final addresses by counsel. ...
Jun 3, 1992
Group not part of church trial told — Toronto Star (Canada)
Type: Press
Source: Toronto Star (Canada)
An organization of Scientologists allegedly responsible for illegal spying and dirty tricks was not a part of the church when those crimes were committed, a top church executive says. "I feel that by their actions they had removed themselves from the church," Michael Rinder of Los Angeles said yesterday. The Guardian's Office violated the teachings of Scientology's founder, L. Ron Hubbard, and thereby became "something different and distinct," Rinder told Mr. Justice James Southey, of Ontario Court, general division. Rinder, 37, ...
Jun 2, 1992
Group unethical church trial told — Toronto Star (Canada)
Type: Press
Source: Toronto Star (Canada)
A Scientologist sent to investigate the head office of the church branch allegedly responsible for dirty tricks and spying says he was sickened by what he saw. "I was disgusted. I was sickened to my bones," Norman Starkey, 48, of Los Angeles testified yesterday. Starkey was a defence witness at the jury trial of the Toronto branch of the Church of Scientology and five of its members on breach of trust charges. The charges are in connection with agents infiltrating the ...
May 30, 1992
Spies 'upset' Scientology executive, trial told — Toronto Star (Canada)
Type: Press
Author(s): Peter Small
Source: Toronto Star (Canada)
A top Church of Scientology executive once married to founder L. Ron Hubbard's daughter says he had no idea about an espionage and dirty tricks campaign conducted by the church. At the trial of the Church of Scientology of Toronto and five of its members yesterday, Jonathan Horwich, 47, of Los Angeles testified he was "very upset" and "shocked" when first informed of the church's campaign. The Toronto defendants face criminal breach of trust charges in connection with agents infiltrating the ...
May 29, 1992
Crimes outraged church trial told — Toronto Star (Canada)
Type: Press
Author(s): Peter Small
Source: Toronto Star (Canada)
The worldwide head of the Church of Scientology says he and other top officials were "absolutely outraged" when they concluded that fellow members were committing crimes. "We don't do illegal things," David Miscavige, the 32-year-old church leader from Los Angeles, testified yesterday. When a document outlining a dirty tricks and harassment project called "Operation Freakout" was first seen by his associates in 1981, "I was shocked" and thought it was a fake, Miscavige said. He was not head of the church ...
May 28, 1992
Scientology unaware of spies, trial told — Toronto Star (Canada)
Type: Press
Author(s): Wendy Darroch
Source: Toronto Star (Canada)
A scientologist who spent two years in a California prison for helping to steal government documents says her church knew nothing about the crimes. Jane Kender, 55, was deputy guardian of the Church of Scientology in Sussex, England, in 1968 when the British government put a ban on Scientologists coming into the country, she told court yesterday. She was testifying at the trial of the Church of Scientology and five of its members charged with criminal breach of trust in connection ...
May 16, 1992
Scientology trial hears of intrigue and 'plants' — Toronto Star (Canada)
Type: Press
Author(s): Wendy Darroch
Source: Toronto Star (Canada)
A tale of intrigue, international espionage and blind dedication has been painted over the past month by a group of senior members with the Church of Scientology of Toronto during the 1970s. All those testifying had been expelled by the church. They were given immunity from prosecution for testifying at the trial of five members and the church on charges of criminal breach of trust. The charges concern "plants" infiltrating the RCMP, OPP, Metro police and the provincial attorney-general's office between ...
May 15, 1992
Scientologist taught crime OK — Toronto Sun (Canada)
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Author(s): Bill Dunphy
Source: Toronto Sun (Canada)
One of Scientology's former top spy-masters testified she'd been trained to believe criminal actions which protected the church weren't violations of Scientology's moral code. Marion Evoy, a former Canadian head of Scientology's Guardian Office, made the comment yesterday at the end of four days of testimony in the trial of the Church of Scientology of Toronto Inc. and five members on charges of criminal breach of trust. The charges arise out of a Scientology spy network that in the mid-1970s infiltrated ...
May 13, 1992
Ex-cult member: Mounties targetted as enemy — Toronto Sun (Canada)
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Author(s): Bill Dunphy
Source: Toronto Sun (Canada)
Scientologists targeted the RCMP for infiltration because their founder believed Mounties were part of a worldwide conspiracy against his church, an ex-member testified yesterday. The Toronto court heard Scientology leader L. Ron Hubbard believed the international conspiracy was run by a band of former Nazis who'd taken over Interpol — the European-based international police organization. The testimony yesterday from Marion Evoy, formerly Canada's top Scientology official, came at the opening of the fourth week of the trial of the Church of ...
May 6, 1992
Scientology trial told: 'Spies' stole key files — Toronto Sun (Canada)
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Author(s): Bill Dunphy
Source: Toronto Sun (Canada)
A former top Scientologist testified yesterday she was put in a closet with a set of picks and told to unlock the door as part of her spy training. Marion Evoy told court she failed to get out. But the 42-year-old tutor testified to a string of successes with the Scientology spy network, which is alleged to have penetrated three police forces and three levels of government in the mid-1970s. The Church of Scientology of Toronto and five members pleaded not ...
May 5, 1992
Church spied on Revenue Canada — Toronto Sun (Canada)
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Author(s): Bill Dunphy
Source: Toronto Sun (Canada)
The scope of Scientology's alleged spy network widened again yesterday with testimony the group had succeeded in planting a spy in Revenue Canada's Ottawa taxation offices. "She obtained a confidential manual," former Scientologist Diane Fairfield said of a Scientologist she had recruited to spy on Revenue Canada. No further details were elicited from Fairfield, who is testifying at the trial of the Church of Scientology and five members on charges of criminal breach of trust. The charges relate to a wide-ranging ...
May 2, 1992
Church lifted OPP files // Spy tells of smuggling — Toronto Sun (Canada)
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Author(s): Bill Dunphy
Source: Toronto Sun (Canada)
A Scientology spy testified yesterday she smuggled out enough files from the OPP to make a stack about 15 feet high. The Church of Scientology of Toronto Inc. and five Scientologists face charges of criminal breach of trust in connection with a spy network that infiltrated the RCMP, Metro Police, the attorney general's department and the OPP. Kathy Smith told court that during her 2½ years as an OPP employee she smuggled out "hundreds and hundreds" of files. She was testifying ...
May 1, 1992
Ex-Scientologist tells of pilfering OPP files — Toronto Star (Canada)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Wendy Darroch
Source: Toronto Star (Canada)
A former Scientologist says she lied to get a job with Ontario Provincial Police so she could steal secret documents for her church. Kathy Smith said she joined the Church of Scientology in 1972 and spent nine months in southern England learning church policy. Later, she was recruited by the Guardian's Office, an inner council of the church, to infiltrate the police force, court was told yesterday. Smith was testifying at the trial of five Scientologists and their church on charges ...
Apr 30, 1992
Church 'plants' stole files trial told — Toronto Star (Canada)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Wendy Darroch
Source: Toronto Star (Canada)
A man who left a Catholic seminary to eventually head the Church of Scientology in Canada said he knew church members were infiltrating police and government offices, and his wife was one of them. Emile Gilbert, 44, who now lives with his former wife and her new husband in Fonthill, Ont., testified he studied 5½ years for the priesthood then left to join the Church of Scientology in September, 1968. There he met his wife, Cathy Wilkins, who was infiltrating the ...
Apr 30, 1992
Scientology trial: Secret files reported — Toronto Sun (Canada)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Bill Dunphy
Source: Toronto Sun (Canada)
A former top Scientologist testified yesterday his intelligence office had copies of Ontario cabinet documents stored in a secret hideaway code-named "The Garden." Emile Gilbert, former executive director of the Church of Scientology of Toronto, told a jury yesterday "The Garden" contained 40 or 50 filing cabinets of intelligence files on Scientology's targets. "We had all kinds of files," Gilbert said, "some from Premier Bill Davis' cabinet meetings." Gilbert also said the agents had amassed so much material dealing with the ...
Apr 29, 1992
Scientology trial told of 'few dozen' spy targets — Toronto Sun (Canada)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Bill Dunphy
Source: Toronto Sun (Canada)
The jury in the Scientology trial yesterday heard the church's spy network extended far beyond the four government agencies they're charged with infiltrating. The Church of Scientology of Toronto and five Scientologists are standing trial on five counts of criminal breach of trust in connection with "agents" planted in the RCMP, the OPP, Metro Police and the Ontario attorney general's office during the mid-1970s. But yesterday, during his fifth day on the stand, a former top Scientologist admitted their "target list" ...
Apr 28, 1992
Church 'altered minds' trial told — Toronto Star (Canada)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Paul Moloney
Source: Toronto Star (Canada)
Church of Scientology intelligence officers in the 1970s were "complete zealots" prepared to use illegal means to attack critics, a former official has testified. "Within Scientology, we were completely indoctrinated and did believe that everything we did was 100 per cent right. Our minds were completely altered," Bryan Levman told an Ontario Court, general division, jury. Testifying in return for immunity from prosecution, Levman said he thought at the time it was justified in having "plants" infiltrate Metro police and other ...
Apr 27, 1992
L. Ron Hubbard blamed for spying on 'enemies' — Toronto Star (Canada)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Bruce DeMara
Source: Toronto Star (Canada)
In the summer of 1973, dedicated Scientologist Bryan Levman left the yacht of church founder L. Ron Hubbard with a new title and a mandate he believed allowed him to infiltrate police agencies and steal government files. For three years, Levman oversaw a series of covert intelligence operations as deputy guardian for Canada, aimed at attacking the "enemies" of Scientology, founded by Hubbard in the mid-1950s. Levman left the church in 1976 in some disillusionment — "it didn't deliver what it ...
Apr 25, 1992
Church policy 'basis for spying' — Toronto Sun (Canada)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Bill Dunphy
Source: Toronto Sun (Canada)
The jury in the Scientology trial yesterday heard evidence about that group's infamous "Fair Game Law" which authorized attacks on their enemies. Testifying for his third day, Scientology's former Deputy Guardian for Canada, Bryan Levman, said the Fair Game Law and other policies were the basis for a world-wide campaign of spying and theft. The Church of Scientology and five members are on trial for criminal breach of trust in connection with a spy network that planted agents in the RCMP, ...
Apr 24, 1992
Scientologists infiltrated Metro police, trial told — Toronto Star (Canada)
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Author(s): Bruce DeMara
Source: Toronto Star (Canada)
Church of Scientology "plants" infiltrated Metro police and the Ontario Provincial Police and succeeded in obtaining copies of investigators' files, a trial has been told. A church member also obtained a file from the attorney-general's office by telephoning a central registry, pretending to be a government lawyer and sending a phony secretary to pick it up, witness Bryan Levman testified. "It was considered a big win. Everybody was very happy," Levman testified yesterday. He added that a Scientology plant later obtained ...
Apr 24, 1992
Trial told of break-ins, esponiage // Sounds like Spy-entology — Toronto Sun (Canada)
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Author(s): Bill Dunphy
Source: Toronto Sun (Canada)
Scientology engaged in worldwide break-ins and espionage because its founder believed he was the focus of a global conspiracy, court heard yesterday. At least 12 police forces and government agencies in Canada were targeted for penetration by Scientology spies in the mid-1970s, Bryan Levman, a former top Scientology official, testified. Levman, testifying under immunity, said L. Ron Hubbard, a former science fiction writer who founded the organization, believed mental health professions were behind a conspiracy to destroy Scientology in concert with ...
Apr 23, 1992
Ex-Scientology boss testifies // She 'ran the agents' — Toronto Sun (Canada)
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Author(s): Bill Dunphy
Source: Toronto Sun (Canada)
The former head of Scientology's Canadian intelligence network has identified one of his underlings as being responsible for "running" agents the church had planted in several police and government agencies. Bryan Levman was testifying yesterday at the criminal trial of the Church of Scientology of Toronto and five Scientologists. Levman said defendant Jacqueline Matz "ran the agents" who got jobs in the mid-1970s with the RCMP, the OPP, Metro Police and the attorney-general's office in order to pass information back to ...
Apr 23, 1992
Scientology testimony marked by jargon — Toronto Star (Canada)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Bruce DeMara
Source: Toronto Star (Canada)
A bewildering array of jargo and termnology characterize the first day of testimony at the trial of the Church of Scientology's Toronto chapter and five of its members on breach of trust charges. The opening witness, Bryan Levrnan, left Mr. Justice James Southey of Ontario Court, general division, confused and frustrated as he tried to explain the organization's complicated management structure. Southey stopped the proceedings several times to ask the crown and the witness to slow down so he could complete ...
Apr 22, 1992
Church spy web alleged / Scientologists' trial — Toronto Sun (Canada)
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Author(s): Bill Dunphy
Source: Toronto Sun (Canada)
The Church of Scientology of Toronto and five adherents are on trial on charges they ran a spy network that infiltrated three police forces and the attorney-general's office. A jury yesterday heard Crown attorney James Stewart outline a spy network that saw members of the church spiriting files out of police and government buildings for copying. The five counts of criminal breach of trust faced by Scientology and the five co-accused stem from activities alleged to have occured from 1974 to ...
Apr 7, 1992
Scientology not-guilty pleas — Toronto Sun (Canada)
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Author(s): Bill Dunphy
Source: Toronto Sun (Canada)
The Church of Scientology of Toronto Inc. and five members pleaded not guilty to criminal charges of breach of trust yesterday before a panel of 200 prospective jurors. The charges, Mr. Justice James Southey explained to the panel, arise from allegations Scientologists got jobs with the RCMP, the OPP, the attorney general's office and Metro Police so they "could act as a spy or a plant." These "spies", Southey said, are alleged to have "obtained information for the church and passed ...
Mar 12, 1992
Judge adds $500,000 to record libel award — Toronto Star (Canada)
Type: Press
Author(s): Tracy Tyler
Source: Toronto Star (Canada)
The highest libel award in Canadian history just got sweeter for a top crown attorney. In a ruling yesterday, a judge rejected the Church of Scientology's bid to slash the record $1.6 million damage award for libelling Crown Attorney Casey Hill. Instead, Mr. Justice Douglas Carruthers ordered the church and lawyer Morris Manning, a co-defendant, to pay pre-judgment interest to Hill on a portion of the damages, calculated at 10 per cent a year since 1985, when the lawsuit was launched. ...
Mar 12, 1992
Scientology libel loss confirmed // Judge rejects request to reduce $1.6-million award to Crown lawyer — Globe and Mail (Canada)
Type: Press
Author(s): Thomas Claridge
Source: Globe and Mail (Canada)
Canada's costliest libel loss became even costlier yesterday when an Ontario Court judge not only confirmed a $1.6-million jury award but tacked on legal fees and about $560,000 in interest. In a written decision, Mr. Justice Douglas Carruthers rejected arguments by lawyers for the Toronto-based Church of Scientology and lawyer Morris Manning that he should reduce the jury award to S. Casey Hill on the grounds that it was unreasonably high. Judge Carruthers of the Ontario Court's General Division said he ...
Jan 28, 1992
Seized church papers returned Scientology members hail 'win' in 9-year fight — Toronto Star (Canada)
Type: Press
Author(s): Tracy Tyler
Source: Toronto Star (Canada)
Nine years, several sledgehammers and one battering ram later, it was time for a massive celebration at the Church of Scientology's Yonge St. headquarters. Hundreds of jubilant church members, clutching sparklers and blowing noisemakers, spilled on to the sidewalk and cheered yesterday as a rented truck pulled up with a delivery from Ontario Provincial Police headquarters. Inside the truck were more than 2 million church documents seized from Scientology's Toronto offices on March 3, 1983, in the largest police raid in ...
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