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Apr 13, 1984
Editorial of the Sun // Cotrino case demands continued investigation — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
More: link
Type: Press
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
On Wednesday, Clearwater police released the transcript of a tape-recorded statement made on March 5 by a Scientologist, Daniel Cotrino, who claimed he was being held against his will by fellow members of the sect. The transcript reveals that on March 5 Cotrino was angry and scared. He told police that he had paid $7,000 for certain Scientology courses, which upon his arrival in Clearwater the sect refused to give him. What's more, according to Cotrino's taped words, the Scientologists poured ...
Apr 13, 1984
Scientology suit against ex-archivist waits for courtroom — Daily Journal (Los Angeles, California)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Henry Unger
Source: Daily Journal (Los Angeles, California)
The church aims to show that Armstrong invaded the privacy of the Hubbards and breached a trust when he allegedly kept documents and then released them to attorneys representing former church members and others who had filed suits against the Scientologists. The trial of a Church of Scientology suit against a former member and archivist needs a judge and a courtroom to get the battle under way over custody of 10,000 pages of sensitive documents, most of which belong to church ...
Apr 12, 1984
Police release transcript of Scientologist's statement — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): George-Wayne Shelor
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Clearwater police Monday released a transcript of a tape-recorded statement made last month by Daniel Cotrino, a New York Scientologist who be had been held against his will at the sect's 210 S. Fort Harrison Ave. headquarters. The transcript indicates the 30-year-old Cotrino, a Scientologist for 11 years, was frightened and angry at the time he made the statement. It is also clear that Cotrino did make the statements he later accused police of fabricating. The transcript of the tape was ...
Mar 24, 1984
Ruling due this week on solicitation law — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Mar 10, 1984
Scientology suit ruling expected this month — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Jeff Mangum
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
TAMPA — The Church of Scientology and the City of Clearwater traded legal jabs Friday in a hearing over the city's charitable solicitation ordinance, with U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Kovachevich promising to rule on the measure constitutionality by March 31. "The very evils this ordinance seeks to prevent are rampant within the city limits of Clearwater," Chief Assistant City Attorney Frank Kowalski declared, citing reports of fraud alleged against the sect during May 1982 City Commission hearings. Those hearings and ...
Jan 24, 1984
Prior sect try at judge reported — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
More: link
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
Nov 24, 1983
The true Austalian story — West Australian
Sep 27, 1983
Former Scientologists charge church harassed them for money — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Sep 1, 1983
Scheme loses $1.5 million for investors [exact date unknown] — Rocky Mountain News (Denver, Colorado)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Sue Lindsay
Source: Rocky Mountain News (Denver, Colorado)
Thirty-seven investors, including some who mortgaged their homes to get money, have lost $1.5 million in a Denver scheme that promised a whopping 60 percent in annual interest. Among the big losers was L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology, who lost almost half a million dollars. The scheme has been investigated by the state securities division, and the FBI plans to investigate. The state has found evidence of criminal conduct and will present its findings Wednesday to the ...
Aug 1, 1983
Scientologists' 'hiring' practices draw criticism — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Tim Johnson
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — In Pinellas County — with its 7 percent unemployment rate the signs on the four Church of Scientology buildings draw attention. Two say simply, "Now Hiring." Others promise a job with "low pay — great future." One along busy U.S. 19 touts jobs for "kitchen personnel." Two others boast: "We are recruiting." What the signs don't say is that the Church of Scientology isn't looking for employees. It is trying to recruit members. The signs also don't say that ...
May 20, 1983
Religious fraud bill killed in state Senate — Las Vegas Sun
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Jim Coleman
Source: Las Vegas Sun
CARSON CITY — The Senate killed the last remnant of a bill aimed at curbing fraud by cults Thursday, but Sen. Bill Hernstadt took some parting shots at two of the so-called new religions, comparing Rev. Sun Yung Moon to Al Capone and criticizing the Church of Scientology. Hernstadt introduced and strongly backed the "cult bills," in respone to his daughter's bad experience last year with the Church of Scientology. Hernstadt, D-Las Vegas, introduced SB108, the bill to give dissident cult ...
May 3, 1983
Legality of new religion fraud bill challenged — UPI
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Type: Press
Source: UPI
A new bill, designed to control fraud by religious organizations, was criticized Monday by an attorney for the Church of Scientology who said it still may be unconstitutional. Lee Boothby, the lawyer for the church, told the Senate Judiciary Committee some sections of SB343 may conflict with doctrines of the Catholic and Mormon churches, putting it in possible conflict with the First Amendment. SB343 is a replacement for an earlier bill which singled out religious cults which could be sued for ...
May 2, 1983
More Nevada debate on cult bill — Associated Press
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Brendan Riley
Source: Associated Press
Carson City, Nev. (AP) — More pleas for controls on cults were aired Monday as the Senate Judiciary Committee reviewed a plan to allow for civil lawsuits against cults or any other groups which bilk people. No immediate action was taken on SB343, being pushed by Sen. Bill Hernstadt who had to "deprogram" a daughter who had joined the Church of Scientology. Scientology representatives were criticized by Sen. Thomas "Spike" Wilson, committee chairman, for failing to deliver promised documents outlining their ...
Apr 12, 1983
Scientology suit allowed to go to trial // 4 former members charge church made false claims to them — Los Angeles Times (California)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Dan Morain
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
A federal judge opened the way Monday for four former Scientologists to sue the church for fraud over a variety of claims including promises that it could prevent colds, raise intelligence and solve obesity. Attorneys for the disillusioned Scientologists hailed the ruling, saying that it will open the way for other former church members to bring their complaints of fraud before juries. U.S. District Judge Consuelo B. Marshall ruled that while Scientology is a religion, many of the claims it makes ...
Apr 3, 1983
Scientology and Dr. 'Jane Smith' // The case of a physician and her suicide attempt — Flint Journal (Michigan)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): David V. Graham
Source: Flint Journal (Michigan)
A Flint-area physician who once had a promising career is now in a Colorado rehabilitation center, unable to take care of herself or communicate, the result of a suicide attempt. Her doctors report she may have suffered permanent brain damage from a self-administered overdose of insulin. Family members, her psychologist and her associates say she had been emotionally unstable for some time. They contend the local Church of Scientology and the Michigan Purification Project, a detoxification program, aggravated her condition. Glenn ...
Mar 7, 1983
Sect's missing founder leaves legal morass — Washington Post
Type: Press
Author(s): Jay Mathews
Source: Washington Post
Three years ago, somewhere near this dusty little town of watermelon fields and senior citizen trailer parks, a pudgy, prolific science fiction writer named L. Ron Hubbard climbed into a black van and reportedly disappeared from sight. Nobody in Hemet, 80 miles east of Los Angeles, or anywhere else might have cared about the fate of a 71-year-old eccentric with a lust for privacy, except that Hubbard was the founder of one of the word's wealthiest and most controversial new religions. ...
Mar 4, 1983
Police storm Scientology headquarters seize records — Toronto Star (Canada)
Mar 4, 1983
Scientology office stormed by police, documents seized — Toronto Star (Canada)
Mar 3, 1983
Canadian police raid church for documents in fraud investigation — Associated Press
Type: Press
Source: Associated Press
TORONTO — More than 100 police officers swept through the offices of a Church of Scientology building Thursday seizing documents as possible evidence in an investigation of fraud against the federal and Ontario governments. Inspector Phil Caney said the two-year investigation centers on a non-profit tax exemption obtained by Scientology "by alleged misrepresentations." Ontario Provincial Police also are investigating consumer fraud in the marketing of courses and alleged conspiracy to commit indictable offenses "where perceived necessary to protect the interests of ...
Jan 31, 1983
Mystery of the Vanished Ruler — TIME Magazine
More: gerryarmstrong.org
Jan 7, 1983
A 'new breed' reported taking over Scientology — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: news.google.com, news.google.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Lindsey
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Defections by older members and publicity given a legal battle over control of hundreds of millions of dollars are believed to be cutting into the membership of the Church of Scientology. The church, which has a headquarters in Clearwater, is described by its leaders as a religion and by its critics as a highly profitable business with cult-like overtones. The church claims a worldwide membership of 6-million, although former officials say the number of adherents is probably fewer than 700,000. According ...
Jan 6, 1983
Fight over funds divides Scientology group — New York Times
More: nytimes.com
Dec 12, 1982
Son says he thinks Scientology founder died — New York Times
More: link
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, ...
Nov 15, 1982
'Dianetics' ads are running into trouble — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Nov 13, 1982
Son claims Hubbard was heavy drug user — Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Bob LaBarre
Source: Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
L. Ron Hubbard wrote his most important books and articles, the foundation of the Church of Scientology and his psycho-therapeutic treatment, Dianetics, while "saturated" with cocaine and other drugs, according to his son. Ronald E. DeWolf, the oldest of Hubbard's six children, contends his father distorted his military record to create cult devotion to his budding church. And, the son maintains, his father lied about his physical health, maintaining that Dianetics had made him well, when in fact he was severely ...
Nov 1, 1982
Cults // "I read it in the Enquirer" — Cincinnati Magazine
Oct 19, 1982
Affidavit of Gerald Armstrong
Jul 14, 1982
Inside Scientology: Secret agents for a church — News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Dennis Wheeler
Source: News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
"Theseus and his comrade Pirithous in their descent to Hades . . . sat down to rest for a while, only to find that they had grown to the rocks and could not rise." — Carl Jung, Modern Man In Search Of A Soul Ford and Andrea Schwartz are a typical American couple, perhaps. They're 33 and 28 years old, respectively, and they live in a middle-class apartment in Concord. A Volkswagen van rests in the carport. Their three-year-old son likes ...
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