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Oct 27, 2009
Scientology centres convicted of fraud in France // Church fined over £500,000 after case brought by former members who were pressured into handing over money — The Guardian (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Jason Burke
Source: The Guardian (UK)
Two flagship branches of the Church of Scientology in France have been sentenced to pay fines of over €600,000 (£550,000) after being convicted of "fraud in an organised gang" today by a court in Paris. The judgment against the Scientology Celebrity Centre and a related bookshop in Paris is one of the most important to involve the controversial organisation in recent years. The judges stopped short of the total ban the prosecution had called for, so the church will be allowed ...
Oct 27, 2009
Scientology's new face — The Daily Beast
Type: Press
Author(s): Kim Masters
Source: The Daily Beast
In his first detailed interview since walking off Nightline last week, church spokesman Tommy Davis talks to Kim Masters about Monday's startling public defection by Paul Haggis, addresses drug allegations—and explains his relationship with Tom Cruise. Plus, his former colleague speaks out. Tommy Davis has been busy lately. In the past week, the spokesman for the Church of Scientology tore off his lapel microphone and stormed out of an interview when Nightline correspondent Martin Bashir tried to question him about whether ...
Oct 26, 2009
My Billion Year Contract / Memoir of a former Scientologist (book) - Chapter 18 Business consultation — CNM Publishing
Sep 14, 2009
Mystery past of Petters associate unfolds — Star Tribune (Minnesota)
Type: Press
Author(s): David Phelps, Jennifer Bjorhus
Source: Star Tribune (Minnesota)
The co-defendant who said he funneled money in a $3.5 billion Ponzi scheme has a history of fraud, mob ties and a spot in witness protection. By DAVID PHELPS and JENNIFER BJORHUS, Star Tribune Staff Writers Last update: September 14, 2009 - 10:43 PM The Los Angeles mystery man who helped Tom Petters allegedly launder billions of investors' dollars appears to be a disbarred Boston-area attorney with a shadowy criminal history and stints as a wire-wearing government informant. Newspaper clippings, court ...
Sep 14, 2009
New French law blocks Scientology dissolution — Reuters
Type: Press
Author(s): Thierry Leveque, Nicolas Bertin
Source: Reuters
PARIS (Reuters) - A new French law means the Church of Scientology cannot be dissolved in France even if it is convicted of fraud, it has emerged during a trial of the organisation. A prosecutor has recommended that a Paris court dissolve the church's French branch, which has been charged with fraud after complaints by former members who say they gave huge sums to the church for spiritual classes and "purification packs." The Church of Scientology's French arm denies fraud. Whatever ...
Sep 14, 2009
Une modification de loi empêche de dissoudre une secte pour escroquerie [French] — Le Monde (France)
More: unofficial English translation
Type: Press
Source: Le Monde (France)
La Mission interministérielle de lutte contre les dérives sectaires (Miviludes) a affirmé, lundi 14 septembre, qu'une modification de la loi, intervenue le 12 mai, ne permet plus à un magistrat de dissoudre une secte pour escroquerie, ce qui lèverait le risque de dissolution de la Scientologie, poursuivie pour de tels faits à Paris. Dans un communiqué diffusé à l'AFP, la Miviludes écrit avoir "découvert avec consternation la suppression de la peine de dissolution d'une personne morale en matière d'escroquerie, votée le ...
Sep 11, 2009
Petters cites U.S. secrecy in dismissal motion — Star Tribune (Minnesota)
Type: Press
Author(s): Jennifer Bjorhus, David Phelps
Source: Star Tribune (Minnesota)
According to Petters' attorneys, Larry Reynolds is a lifelong scalawag behind a long list of fraudulent schemes. Is Minnesota businessman Tom Petters himself the victim of fraud? Petters, awaiting trial on charges he ran a $3.5 billion Ponzi scheme, is now trying to get his case dismissed, claiming that during its investigation of him, the government hid the true identity of Larry Reynolds, an alleged co-conspirator who has pleaded guilty to money laundering in the case. Attorneys for Petters apparently filed ...
Sep 2, 2009
Le mystère des dossiers disparus ["The lost files mystery"] [English subtitles by Anonymous] — France W9
More: original French version
Aug 29, 2009
Scientology: crisis in France — The Guardian (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Angelique Chrisafis
Source: The Guardian (UK)
It claims to be one of the world's fastest-growing new religions but a battery of legal cases threaten its very existence in this secular country In a small Normandy village, surrounded by wheat fields, Gwen Le Berre keeps a Scientology "electrometer" machine in his bedroom. He opens the large green briefcase and peers at the machine inside. It looks like a lie-detector from an old TV cop show and Le Berre doesn't really understand how it works — he just knows ...
Aug 6, 2009
Secret mission to expose L. Ron Hubbard as a fake — The Times (UK)
Aug 1, 2009
En bref - Entre les griffes de la scientologie [French] — Le Devoir (Québec, Canada)
More: unofficial English translation
Type: Press
Source: Le Devoir (Québec, Canada)
Dans un témoignage troublant intitulé Voyage au coeur de la scientologie (Privé, 2009), le musicien d'origine belge Alain Stoffen raconte comment il est tombé, alors qu'il vivait en France dans les années 1980, sous l'emprise de cette organisation. Attiré là par un ami qui ne lui voulait, bien sûr, que du bien et motivé par l'idée d'imiter son idole, le pianiste de jazz et scientologue Chick Corea, Stoffen s'est inscrit à quelques cours dispensés par cette secte. La suite est une ...
Aug 1, 2009
The Truth Rundown: Jeff Hawkins — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Aug 1, 2009
The Truth Rundown: Shelly Corrias — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Jul 6, 2009
Wife sues Narconon, says deception, civil / human rights abuse, intolerant culture exist
Type: Commentary
A lawsuit was filed in Nevada County, CA last week by a woman who paid for rehabilitation help for her then fiance, only to find out that she was repeatedly deceived and the services were dangerous and not as promised. Scientology practices, made Daniel Locatelli subject to verbal attacks, often of an anti gay substance. He was denied medical care when he needed it and the staff kept him and his belongings against his will when he asked to leave. He ...
Jun 20, 2009
Scientology's response to church defectors: 'Total lies' — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Joe Childs, Thomas C. Tobin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
The Church of Scientology pressed vigorously Friday (June 19, 2009) to delay publication of the Times' Scientology story. Its spokesmen and lawyers said that the few days the newspaper gave the church to respond to Mike Rinder, who only recently agreed to go public, was not enough time. The church also said the Times needs to talk to more people. Church spokesmen, executives, attorneys and others flew in from around the country to meet with reporters in Clearwater. The parade started ...
Jun 15, 2009
French prosecutor seeks dissolution of Scientology — Reuters
More: rickross.com
Type: Press
Source: Reuters
(Reuters) — A French prosecutor on Monday recommended a Paris court should dissolve the Church of Scientology's French branch when it rules on charges of fraud against the organization. Registered as a religion in the United States, with celebrity members such as actors Tom Cruise and John Travolta, Scientology enjoys no such legal protection in France, where it has faced repeated accusations of being a money-making cult. The Church's Paris headquarters and bookshop are defendants in a fraud trial that began ...
Jun 9, 2009
Latest news from the French Scientology trial — DigitalJournal.com
Type: Commentary
Author(s): Michael Cosgrove
Source: DigitalJournal.com
The Church of Scientology is on trial in Paris for organised fraud. Six individuals and two organisations have been charged and if they are found guilty the Church may well have to wind up some or all of its activities in France. This trial had been talked about for months here as being a make-or-break affair for Scientology and it began last Monday. The two organisations being tried are the Spiritual Association of the Church of Scientology and the Scientology library, ...
Jun 7, 2009
Infinite Complacency - The Paris Trial: Pierre Auffret's Story
Jun 2, 2009
Infinite Complacency - The Paris Trial III
May 31, 2009
Norwegian government considers prosecuting Scientology — Wikinews
May 29, 2009
Infinite Complacency - The Paris Trial I
May 28, 2009
Scientology on trial in France: Can a religion be banned? — TIME Magazine
Type: Press
Author(s): Bruce Crumley
Source: TIME Magazine
As a fiercely secular nation, France has always had an awkward relationship with religious groups. Officials often find themselves struggling to strike the delicate balance between maintaining church-state separation and honoring the right of citizens to express their faith. But in the current case against the U.S.-based Church of Scientology, authorities have abandoned their usual attempts at fine-tuning religion's standing in French society — instead, they want to ban Scientology from France altogether. In a long-awaited trial that opened this week, ...
May 26, 2009
Scientology on trial in Paris for 'ruin' of disciples — Daily Telegraph (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Henry Samuel
Source: Daily Telegraph (UK)
The Church of Scientology has been accused of manipulating followers into handing over their savings, in a trial that could see the church banned from France. The church's main centre in France, the ASES-Celebrity Centre, its bookshop and six of its leaders were charged on Monday with organised fraud and illegally prescribing drugs. One former church member claimed she had been psychologically pressured into paying thousands of pounds for lessons, books, drugs and a device called an "electrometre", which the church ...
May 26, 2009
Tom Cruise and a trial that could drive Scientology out of France — The Independent (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): John Lichfield
Source: The Independent (UK)
Movement accused of 'organised fraud' against two female members persuaded to part with €20,000 The Scientology movement went on trial in Paris yesterday for "organised fraud" in a case which could lead to the cult's organising bodies being outlawed in France. The French state prosecution service has failed to back the trial but denies that its decision was influenced by the lobbying of French politicians, including Nicolas Sarkozy before he became President, by leading Scientologists, including the actor Tom Cruise. After ...
May 25, 2009
Church of Scientology goes on trial in Paris for fraud — Radio France International (RFI)
Type: Press
Source: Radio France International (RFI)
Members of the Church of Scientology go on trial in Paris Monday on charges of fraud, along with the Church of Scientology itself, which means its operations in France are at risk. The trial is the culmination of two complaints lodged by people who said they were manipulated into spending thousands of euros by the Church. France considers Scientology a cult. Until now, prosecutors have only gone after individual Scientologists in court. But Monday, along with seven Scientologists, the Church itself ...
May 25, 2009
Scientology on trial in France — BBC News
Type: TV
Source: BBC News
The Church of Scientology has gone on trial in the French capital, Paris, accused of organised fraud. The case centres on a complaint by a woman who says she was pressured into paying large sums of money after being offered a free personality test. The church, which is fighting the charges, denies that any mental manipulation took place. France regards Scientology as a sect, not a religion, and the organisation could be banned if it loses the case. It is the ...
May 22, 2009
Scientology trial set to begin — Channel 4 (UK)
Type: TV
Author(s): Emily Reuben
Source: Channel 4 (UK)
Are the secrets of Scientology about to be exposed in a French court? More4 News goes to Paris to find out. It sounds like a science, but calls itself a church, while opponents have other names for it. Despite celebrity followers such as John Travolta, the Church of Scientology is viewed with suspicion in some countries. Now the organisation faces a legal battle in France, with a trial starting next week threatening its operations there.
May 21, 2009
Infinite Complacency - Scientology on trial in France
May 21, 2009
Kirstie Alley and Scientology vs the MOTHERS Act — Daily Kos
Type: Blog
Author(s): Barbara Graham
Source: Daily Kos
The MOTHERS Act is under attack by Scientology and its front group, 'Citizens Commission on Human Rights.' Kirstie Alley, the star of Fat Actress, Cheers, and Jenny Craig commercials, is using Twitter to spread lies about this bill, which has the potential to help thousands of new mothers understand and deal with Post Partum Depression. I just got back from San Francisco Monday. I went up to join in a protest of the Scientology rally against the American Psychiatric Association convention ...
May 12, 2009
L’examen du dossier accablant l’église de scientologie reporté [French] — RTL (Europe)
Type: Press
Source: RTL (Europe)
L’examen du dossier accablant l’église de scientologie reporté Escroquerie, extorsion, exercice illégal de la médecine, infraction aux pratiques de commerce et organisation criminelle : ce sont les faits reprochés à 12 personnes et 2 associations. La chambre du conseil de Bruxelles n'a pas entamé mardi les débats sur le règlement de la procédure dans le dossier impliquant l'église de scientologie. Elle a reporté cet examen à une date indéterminée, a-t-on appris auprès d'un des avocats des douze personnes inculpées, Me Xavier ...
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