This came up as part of my continuing sort-out of information concerning former Scientologist Scott Mayer – man of many names – who may or may not have been a CIA agent as ‘marked’ in a document seized during the FBI raid of the Church of Scientology in July of 1977.

Scott made a statement that specifically marked his presence as witnessing a particular key event in Scientology history.

17. When I was on the Apollo, I witnessed them making a new Board of Directors for Operation Transport Corporation out of a couple of galley hands and some musicians. Mary Sue Hubbard picked them out and they signed the corporate papers where and when she told them. 1

In order to determine when, exactly, that was, I needed to really pin down the history of that corporation. I became quite frustrated in attempting consult internet references to it. There was either the wrong name, or the wrong date, or a piece here and a piece there, nothing definitive all in one place.

This is my offering to future researchers to make things a lot easier for them.

The first thing is that the name Scott described:

Operation Transport Corporation

Isn’t technically it’s legal name. It is what it has been referred to by scientology Sea Organization members, etc. as well as by the name Operation Transport Services, abbreviations OTC and OTS 2 but it’s actual name is:

Operation and Transport Corporation, Ltd.

The addition of the word “and” makes all the difference.

Other sources, such as Jon Atack2 have referred to its name correctly, but in his case, he gets the incorporation date wrong. He’s not alone in that, even Court cases have varied on that point.

So, that’s the next thing I needed to determine and that’s where I struck gold.

The actual registry information from Panama for this corporation appeared online for the first time in late October of 2016 – least as far as showing up in Google results.

And, for the first time, we have ALL the names associated with it’s initial formation and the real date.

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Operation and Transport Corporate Record Panama
(screenshot for preservation purposes)

screenshot-opencorporates-com-2017-01-03-16-15-50

Website link – https://opencorporates.com/companies/pa/15192

Source link – Registro Público de Panamá, http://www.registro-publico.gob.pa/consultasweb/api/index.php/ObtenerFolio/1072222/121 Oct 2016

Plain Text –

OPERATION AND TRANSPORT CORPORATION, LTD.

Company Number
15192
Native Company Number
15192S
Status
Vigente
Incorporation Date
15 February 1968 (almost 49 years ago)
Company Type
SOCIEDAD ANONIMA
Jurisdiction
Panama
Registered Address

PROVINCIA PANAMÁ
Panama

Agent Name
DE LA GUARDIA,AROSEMENA Y BENEDETTI
Directors / Officers

CATHY SPROULE, subsecretario
DE LA GUARDIA,AROSEMENA Y BENEDETTI, agent
DOROTHY HEMSLEY, secretario
GEORGE RAGAZ, presidente
GEORGE RAGAZ, director
HELMUTH BLOBAUM, tesorero
HELMUTH BLOBAUM, director
LAFAYETTE RONALD HUBBARD, suscriptor
MARIANO PEDERSOLI, director
MARIANO PEDERSOLI, vicepresidente
MARY SUE HUBBARD Y OTRO, suscriptor

Note: it’s registered address, at least at one time, was:

POST OFFICE BOX 4150
PANAMA CITY,
REPUBLIC OF PANAMA

So, now we have the official date, right from the horse’s mouth as it were, of the formation of the Operation and Transport Corporation, Ltd.February 15, 1968.

Did you notice how Scott Mayer says that it was composed of “a couple of galley hands and some musicians.“?

Well, the only other documentation of ANY of the names of ANY directors has only been in regards to that two days after incorporation, these still unnamed directors “all resigned” and were replaced by Popham, Watson, and  Livingston.

Clearwater Commission Hearings –

The first meeting of Incorporators and subscribers of Operation Transport Corporation Limited was [illegible] 17, 1968 (Exhibit 114). The Incorporators were L. Ron Hubbard, Mary Sue Hubbard and Leon Steinberg. They resigned as directors at that meeting. Brian Alexander Livingston, Joyce Popham and Barry Nelson Watson were elected as Directors.4

Corfu, 1969 – Barry Watson, Cathy Cariotaki, John McMaster and Brian Livingston.
(Source: Amos Jessup IvY Magazine issue #84 2007.).

 corfu_1969_athena_naming_day_barry_watson_brian_livingston_john_mcmaster

This source – a court document 5 – has this meeting (and the resulting re-election of Operation Transport Corporation directors at the same meeting) as February 17, 1968.

C. OPERATION TRANSPORT CORPORATION, LTD.

  The Operation Transport Corporation, Ltd., was a L. Ron Hubbard and

 petitioner. It's board of directors lacked bona findes. Panamanian corporation

 incorporated by L. Ron Hubbard, Mary Sue Hubbard and Leon Steinberg on February

 17, 1968. It was not organized as a non-profit corporation. No shares of stock

 were issued.
[...] were replaced by Brian Livingston, Joyce Popham and Barry Watson. 

All three of these individuals were Flag employees.

Joyce Popham was the secretary to L. Ron Hubbard's personal aide. 

Barry Watson and Brian Livingston were Class-10 auditors and served on the Aides Council.

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Scott’s statement of “a couple of galley hands and some musicians.” never sat right with me as relating to just 3 people.

But…

Now we have the names of the original directors.

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CATHY SPROULE – secretary
DE LA GUARDIA,AROSEMENA Y BENEDETTI, agent
DOROTHY HEMSLEY – secretary
GEORGE RAGAZ, Director and President
HELMUTH BLOBAUM, director
LAFAYETTE RONALD HUBBARD, subscriber
MARIANO PEDERSOLI, director and vice-president
MARY SUE HUBBARD Y OTRO, subscriber

Five people chosen by Mary Sue, now that sounds more like what Scott was talking about.

Besides the Hubbards and De L Guardia (obviously the attorney) I had never heard of these other people so I researched them, but before I get into that, here’s another previously unknown about record.

They incorporated a sister Operation and Transport Corporation in California!

California filing March 12, 1969

OPERATION & TRANSPORT CORPORATION, LTDA. branch

Company Number
C0564722
Status
Surrender
Incorporation Date
12 March 1969 (almost 48 years ago)
Company Type
Foreign Stock
Jurisdiction
California (US)
Branch
Branch of Panama company
Registry Page

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How interesting.

Did you know that the Operation and Transport Corporation is still listed as active in Panama? Yessir. It’s right here.

Now, here’s what I found about the original directors etc. starting with –

George Ragaz

Not much about him, other than he appears to have left the official Church of Scientology at some point prior to 1998 and joined the breakaway Ron’s Organization – formed by former Sea Organization member Captain William “Bill” Branton Robertson in the 1980’s.

Ken Ogger aka “the Pilot” reposts a discussion about auditing the GE (the Genetic Entity that L Ron Hubbard referred to in the Dianetics book).

Cheat-sheet acronyms:

PTP – present time problem
CBR – Captain Bill Robertson
Body org – Captain Bill’s expansion on Hubbard’s Genetic Entity concept.

On 8 Mar 98, Georg Ragaz <gragaz@bluewin.ch> replied
# My wife recently has been running CBR’s “CO Cycle rundown” (OT 14), which
# is the source of L.Kin’s GERD. She has had great success in getting in
# handling body conditions. She has been able to handle a lot of PTPs
# connected with the body and markedly improved her communication with her
# body. The basic is to become aware of the body organization, get in comm
# with the body and to establish two departments in the body org that train
# and run processes on trouble spots in the body and get the body org up the
# bridge. The body org CO is put in charge of these and should later on not
# be bypassed by the thetan.
#
# As a result you are much more aware what the body needs and wants. Of
# course as a result the body will ask for a betterment in your nutrition as
# there are also limits to what he can handle. We were using high quality
# food supplements to provide for the needed vitamins, minerals and
# proteins, as the currently available food is of detrimental quality.
#
# regards,
# Georg .6

The only other item is his involvement with ParaNet which was heavily into supposedly documenting paranormal events and UFO’s.

Paranet was started on January 1, 1986 in a bulletin-board system called “The Other Side” It was one of the first BBS that gathered together various information for the purpose of research on the paranormal. In 1993, a list was published of Paranet administrative contacts. George Regaz is on that list in the Europe section.

LIST OF PARANET ADMINISTRATIVE CONTACTS

EUROPE
======
SIGMA-EPSILON  BASILDON ESSEX, UK            STEVE DIXON
9:1021/5                                     44-268-543889  9600
SIGMA-ZETA     ZUERICH, CH                   GEORGE RAGAZ
9:1021/6                                     41-81-362584  9600

Next up – Helmuth Blobaum

He’s listed at the scientology completions website, but his completions only go back to 1987. It was common practice for Guardian Office intelligence personnel to have their records in scientology purged to hide their identities and their involvement with scientology, so that’s not too surprising.

Helmuth rolled right on over from the ‘taken down” Guardian Office into it’s reboot called the Office of Special Affairs, originally created and overseen by Mark Rathbun, and then on to being President of the church in Germany.

Ingo Heineman tells us  –

Helmuth Blöbaum, for example, was elected President of the Scientology Church, Germany, on June 11, 1998, with just 15 votes present. In the Vereinsregister München VR 6322, Blöbaum has been registered since 1984 with the title “Justitial”. As far as I can remember from previous events, Blöbaum has not completed any legal training.

Here’s a couple pics of him from 2001 at some opening in Germany, the images are from here.

helmuth-blobaum-center

2001-helmuth-blobaum

And here’s some sort of petition or form that Helmuth signed, with Office of Special Affairs head Sabine Froute Weber.

 

vereinsregister6322protokoll1-6-98-4-helmuth-blobaum-and-sabine-weber-scientology-germany

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Next up –

MARIANO PEDERSOLI

Also Office of Special Affairs, listed as still staff there as of 2008. He’s also acknowledged in this Criminon report. (Criminon is one of the Church of Scientology’s front groups)

Dennis Seignez posted the following to Mikes private Yahoo group called COSInvestigations.

Cheat Sheet acronyms

  • RTC – Religious Technology Corporation
  • GO – Guardian Office
  • EU – Europe
  • FOLO EU – Flag Operation Liaison Office Europe (worked with OTC and Apollo management executives originally when formed in the 1970’s)

For those who may wonder why RTC went on with the GO’s criminal activities I have information that may shed some light on this. I was at FOLO EU when the famous Guardian Office got disbanded. About half of the GO staff was offloaded and the other half got recruited for the Sea Org. Some of them were recruited for RTC EU. People like Jacqueline Kevenaar, Diethelm Alich or Mariano Pedersoli were GO execs and they were later on recruited for RTC EU. The former boss of GO EU was Mariano Pedersoli he became the RTC EU Cont Inspector! No wonder the same criminal activities went on. It was the very same people.

By the way, after a big flap in Italy in 1987 (12 Class IV orgs got closed down by government ) RTC EU also got disbanded. The boss was still this former GO boss when disbanding occurred. For Mariano Pedersoli it was a real bad habit to be the boss of a later on disbanded group.

Post to COSinvestigations in January 2001 by Denis Seignez

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Scott Gordon, a former Director of Special Affairs (DSA) for the Office of Special Affairs (OSA) submitted the following information about Mariano in a comment to this post, on January 4, 2017.

Cheat Sheet acronyms –

  • IAS – International Association of Scientologists
  • Reg – Registrar (collects ‘donations’ from scientologists)
  • LRH – L. Ron Hubbard
  • OSA Int – Headquarters of the Office of Special Affairs International.
  • LATAM – Latin America (South America, Costa Rica, etc.)

I was the DSA CCDallas from 1999-2004. I was the DSA Costa Rica (a “first” and “only” in the Scientology world – since “Missions” do not ever have a DSA – or “Director of Special Affairs”).
I was last in touch with Mariano Pedersoli in 2009 when there was a *HUGE* push to get me up to Dallas to be their DSA by the Grand Opening scheduled for LRH’s Birthday – March 13.

Ordinarily a warm and light-humored guy, Mariano fell into fits of swearing and frustration when he realized that I loved my wife more than I would love going to Dallas to be DSA for their new Ideal Org.

I recall him telling me he’d been married for a long, long time and that he had not seen his wife in many years (as if that might make me feel better about leaving mine).

It also came up that he was basically a FULL-TIME IAS REG – which is what he was *actually doing* in Mexico (in those days, at least). That was the last time we talked.

I did finally agree to fly out to LA and to OSA Int in March 2009. The place – the HGB (Hollywood Guarantee Building – housing International Scientology Management) – was almost empty!

I was told everyone was out staffing the new “Ideal Orgs” (they were, but attrition was getting a lot of unreplaced staff, as well). PAC Base was pretty empty, too.

I held my position and everyone handling me was “social personality” (at least for the occasion) and so although they put up tremendous effort and pressure to get me to change my mind, they did not “twist my arm” as they often do in these cases, and thereby leverage a forced transfer. (They ripped off the San Diego DSA for that!)

I went back to my wife for three more years of a very nice marriage.
Mariano should still be CO OSA LATAM (based in Mexico City) – as far as I know. But he certainly was at least when I was DSA Costa Rica 2004-2009 and I would have heard of any change on that before getting declared in 2012.

But get this! He was “double-posted” as “LEGAL AIDE OSA INT” – meaning he was the top official over the entire Legal Dept of OSA Int, even though he has not been physically there to run the Legal bureau (that is my understanding of this – given that he told me he’d not seen his wife in ages and that she works there).

Mariano is Italian. I know that he was in Spain in the 1980’s when the church got into trouble there.
In 2004 Mariano toured Latin American organizations and I met him for the first time, in Costa Rica. He was at that time, on his way to help establish the Buenos Aires, Argentina Mission.

In general, it seems that he found me competent and fully-hatted and was amazed that I was already into monitoring the local squirrel group within my first year, and was teaching myself Spanish. So he left me alone to do my job and gave me a lot of leeway.

Because of the lack of telex machine and flimsy on-line security (we were not allowed to use e-mail), there are *many* cycles I did for Scientology there in Costa Rica considered “too sensitive” (like a rescue from the Costa Rica state psych facility of a staffmember in a full psychotic break) that he to this day knows little or nothing about!

I uncovered deep corruption there with top executives of the Mission (who are still there) and I was unable to get any real support from OSA, SMI (Scientology Missions International – who had benefited financially and were too embarrassed to respond) or even my “senior” – Mariano, so I was eventually “taken down” – using manipulation of my wife and her son – a fact that most definitely opened my eyes as to the real motives of Scientology Management – and that ended it all for me there.

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Next up –

Cathy Sproule

The first thing you should know about her, besides that she was Guardian Office intelligence staff who rolled on over into the new Office of Special Affairs, is that she was also on the board.7 one of Hubbard’s main money moving operations – NESTA.

Note the incorporation date at the UK government website 8 records for it -.

NESTA INVESTMENTS LIMITED
[a subsidiary of the Church of Scientology Religious Education College
Inc.]
Crown House, 37 High Street, East Grinstead, Sussex RH19 3KF, England
incorporated February 1, 1962
total assets 473,000 pounds
total sales 1,000 pounds
shareholder funds 473,000 pounds
issued capital:  180,003 pounds
total sales 1997, 1996, 1995  (each 1,000 pounds) (yeah right!)
net assets 1997, 1996, 1995 (each 473,000 pounds)
Company Secretary:  Mrs. Georgina Jane Fraser, Administrator
Directors:
Graeme Reid Wilson, Social Director
Catherine Julia Sproule, Administrator
Mrs. Georgina Jane Fraser, Administrator
Auditor:  Derek Field & Co.
Banker:  Natwest Bank

A different page shows her current name 9

Nesta Investments

Catherine Julia GOUWS
Filter appointments
Filter appointments
Current appointments
Total number of appointments 1

Date of birth
October 1948

NESTA INVESTMENTS LIMITED (00714194)

Company status
Active

Correspondence address
Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 4JY

Role Active
Director

Appointed before
31 December 1992

Nationality
British

Country of residence
England

Occupation
Administrator

Nesta is also mentioned in the infamous 1993 IRS agreement, in  Section D.2

2. Section 501(c)(3). The Annual Report shall include a certification to the Service from CTCC members, in their Corporate, At-large, or Individual status, that Scientology-related entities recognized as described in Code section 501(c)(3) under section III, paragraphs B. or C. will operate in conformity with Code section 501(c)(3) and the regulations thereunder and that other Scientology-related entities will operate in a manner that does not jeopardize the tax-exempt status of any Scientology-related entity so recognized. Specifically, but not by way of limitation, such certification shall include the following Scientology-related entities: Church of Scientology Religious Education College Inc., Church of Scientology Advanced Organization Saint Hill Europe and Africa, Church of Scientology, Inc. (Advanced Organization Saint Hill Australia, New Zealand and Oceania), RTC Australia, San Donato Properties Corporation, Transcorp Services, S.A., MCL Services, N.V., Media Storage, Inc, Mile High, Inc., Galaxy Productions, Inc., Mastertech, Inc., Nesta Investments, Ltd., and FSO Oklahoma Investments Corporation.

-Form 906, Rev. January 1987, Department of the Treasury — Internal Revenue Service, Closing Agreement On Final Determination Covering Specific Matters

Besides controlling big money corporations, Cathy also finds the time to harass critics of scientology in her capacity as head of OSA UK.

She ‘accosted’ Jon Atack in October 1991 –

(e) In October 1991, the Plaintiff was accosted outside his home by
Cathy Sproule, an officer of the First Defendant at its East
Grinstead branch, and 2 video cameramen, who obstructed the
Plaintiff’s movement. Miss Sproule was verbally abusive to the
Plaintiff.10

On March 31, 2011, critic Martin Padfield shared at Mark Rathbun’s blog, the following concerning Cathy Sproule.

A few weeks ago I went to St Hill to hand route a letter to IAS Admin. The security guy who intercepted me on the drive informed me that as far as he knew he and my friend – who video’d it all – were declared SPs. Cathy Sproule OSA UK showed up to inform me that I had been “committing suppressive acts”.

But, she also got on the wrong side of Church of Scientology head David Miscavige on occasion – finding herself being ‘accosted’ by being put in the RPF on July 27, 1993.

RPF = Rehabilitation Project Force, a draconian nightmare where scientologists are degraded into submission in penance for their ‘crimes’.

Text of the below document can be found here.

cathy-sproule-director-of-osa-uk-rpf-july-27-1993

Here’s a terribly bad quality picture of her from 1983, but it’s the best I could find so far. She’s second from left.

cathy_sproule

Next up –

Dorothy Hemsley, who I couldn’t find anything definitive about.

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Now we’ll look at some relevant FBI files about the Operation and Transport Corporation, the first is an actual brochure put out about it some time around late 1970 early 1971. I have extracted it by itself from the FBI Files.12  The Brochure is listed as part of enclosure submitted in a letter11 of November 22, 1971 from the Legat, Madrid to J. Edgar Hoover, Director of the FBI.

PDF – scientology-operation-and-transport-corporation-otc-brochure-from-1971-fbi-files

fbi_files_operation_and_transport_corporation_ltd_brochure_1971

You can see the text only as posted to the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology September 29, 2005.

Here’s some interesting excerpts that I selected from the FBI Files PDF of the Brochure –

Operation and Transport Corporation Ltd., (known simply as OTC.) is a large International business organization.

The Yacht “Apollo’ is one of the private yachts owned by OTC and used for business management and business training purposes.

…OTC is independently financed by its own activities around the world and is entirely non-political In nature.

…Recently research was done Into a world famous wine industry

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The image on page 3 is captioned: Wives and families aboard assist with secretarial and other tasks. Youthful members of company families work as crew members aboard the Yachts.

While being rather unsubtle in its misogynistic tendencies, I’d also give it the Understatement of the Year award.

Page 4 lists its address as:

Local businesses, or groups interested in information on the above services are invited to enquire to –

OTC Ltd.,
Field Sales Division 8.
P. O. Box 1065
Copenhagen, K.
Denmark.

page 6 –

Could that be Scott Mayer bent over that navigation device?

operation_transport_brochure_pic_poss_scott_mayer

In the History of the Apollo section there were some interesting tidbits –

In 1945 the ship became headquarters for “Operation Anvil”, an important war campaign.

In the final stages of the war, the Prime Minister of England. Sir Winston Churchill, lived aboard and personally supervised the war operations while encouraging the troops with his presence.

In 1945 the ship returned to her former peace time service’s.

…In contrast to her prominent role in the Second World War, the Apollo is now prominent in the field of business management.

And while the Apollo space craft explore the moon in outer space, Yacht Apollo of OTC Ltd leads the way into better and more efficient procedures in the world of business.

Oy! Overdoing it a bit much in the schmalze department there, with that last line.

Also from the same FBI files PDF, I found some rather interesting documents relating to all this, but first, a little perspective.

In The Reclusive Founder of Scientology Part Two, we get an idea of how much money is flowing through the good ole OTC.

Former Sea Org member John Mclean, becomes the first person to reveal details of life aboard Hubbard’s Merry Band of Dupe Agents, as we call he and his ships. He testifies in U.S. Tax court about it.

In recent months, however, a former member of the Sea Organization, John McLean of Toronto, Canada, has provided the first inside account of Scientology‘s shipboard life. McLean, 21 years old, was third mate on the Apollo when he quit in disillusionment.

“Hubbard is in total control of the church,” McLean said. “and he’s still getting money from the local organizations. The church is rich. I estimate the annual income was between $60,000,000 and $80,000.000 a year when I left. I personally handled about $500,000 when I was on board.”

That’s a whole hell of a lot of money. Way too much to be realistic as actually coming from scientologists taking courses only.

Now…how much did L. Ron Hubbard take with him on the Apollo in 1972?

In 1968, L. Ron Hubbard, Mary Sue Hubbard, and Leon Steinberg incorporated a Panamanian corporation called Operation Transport Corp., Ltd. (OTC). Shortly after the corporation’s formation, Hubbard, Mary Sue Hubbard and Steinberg resigned and were replaced by three Flag employees. During the years in question, the new directors performed only one function.  In the summer of 1972, they approved L. Ron Hubbard’s decision to transfer approximately two million dollars from an OTC bank account in Switzerland to the Apollo. The money was stored in a locked file cabinet to which Mary Sue Hubbard had the only set of keys.13

Sounds like a pittance ‘finders fee’ to me, how about you? If you don’t know to what I’m referring, please see the CIA banker Robert Vesco and his money-laundering Swiss corporations section, and how that relates to L. Ron Hubbard, in this post.

Coming back now to what I found in the FBI files, the first document 12a is from the Legat Madrid To Director FBI dated some time prior to March 11, 1971 stamp on it.

I extracted several documents together and made this PDF for you – operation-and-transport-corporation-howard-jones-to-fbi-paris-destroys-file-on-hubbard-prior-to-1971

On the first page of that, the Legat Madrid is requesting that the FBI provide Howard Jones, Consul General, Tangier, Morocco with information. But check this part out closely –

paris_destroyed_case_file_on_l-_ron_hubbard_1969_70

Plain text –

Legat recalls that a similar query was received from [blacked out’ while assigned to Paris regarding HUBBARD. A check with Paris has determined that a 263 main case file was opened on LAFAYETTE RON HUBBARD, which was subsequently destroyed.

On page 3, the letter of March 22, 1971 to the Legat Madrid notes enclosures of airgram number A-30 from American Consul, Casablanca dated September 26, 1969 and airgram number A-38 dated October 8, 1969 from American Consul, Tangier. “These two airgrams set forth information concerning Hubbard and his association with Operation and Transport Corporation Limited and the Motor Vessel “Apollo”.

The 26 September one said:

“Little is known of the operations of Operation and Transport Company here, and its officers are elusive about what it does. However, we presume that the Scientologists aboard the Apollo and in Tangier do whatever it is that Scientologists do elsewhere. There have been rumours in town that Apollo is involved in drug or white slave traffic. However, we doubt these reports… .

Eh heh. How very droll of Jones.

Next –

On July 28, 1971 Hoover responded 12b to a private letter requesting investigation of scientology.

There is something extremely interesting in that letter. Two things, actually.

“…based on the information you furnished, there has been no violation of Federal law coming within the investigative jurisdiction of the FBI.”

“NOTE: […] Lafayette Ron Hubbard and his church, Founding Church of Scientology, have been known to the Bureau since 1951. Neither has been investigated by the Bureau.

hoover_no_investigation_of_hubbard

First, an investigation in Paris is opened.

Squelched. File destroyed.

Second, Hoover himself says the FBI has never investigated specifically Hubbard or specifically the Founding Church (the one Hubbard started while working for CIA NOC agent Miles Copeland).

Squelched for twenty years.

It takes orders from on high to control Hoover and squelch any other investigations like that. Consider also that this was across multiple presidencies and administrations, and yet…things were controlled regardless of who was in the White House. Just who has that kind of power…

If you are already up on the major reference articles and Mike’s book here at the blog, you already know why that would be done. For those of you that don’t? This will get you started. Drug trafficking was the least of things Hubbard was ‘helping’ out the powers-that-be with, covertly of course.

Researched and written by –

Virginia McClaughry

P.S. Please also see these later posts on this topic:

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References –

1 – Declaration of Scott Mayer – CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY Case No. CV 91 6426 HLH (Tx) INTERNATIONAL, a California
Non-profit religious Organization, SUPPORT OF COST BILL FOR DR.GEERTZ’S MOTION FOR AWARD OF Plaintiff, COSTS, EXPENSES, ATTORNEY’S FEES AND SANCTIONS; Date: APRIL 4, 1994 STEVEN FISHMAN AND UWE GEERTZ

2 – “Furthermore, the Operation Transport Corporation, Ltd. (also known as Operation Transport Services, OTC or OTS), a noncharitable Panamanian corporation,” CofS vs Commissioner (http://www.lermanet.com/reference/CofSvsCommissioner.txt)

3 – “On New Year’s Day 1968, Hubbard incorporated the “Operation and Transport Corporation Ltda.” through the Panamanian consulate in Valencia. OTC took over from the Hubbard Explorational Company as Hubbard’s principal channel for extracting money from Scientology. He owned ninety-eight of the 100 issued shares. Hubbard created a network of corporations the sheer complexity of which has daunted most tax investigators. The Royal Scotman was re-registered under the Panamanian flag, though she continued to sail under that of Sierra Leone.‘ – A Piece of Blue Sky by Jon Atack

4 – p 201, Exhibit XI – Clearwater Commission Hearings 1982; also see here.

5 – CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY OF CALIFORNIA, Petitioner v. COMMISSIONER OF INTERNAL REVENUE, Respondent Docket No. 3352-78. United States Tax Court Filed September 24, 1984.

6 – Ex-Scientologist Forum, 15th October 2013, 05:56 AM, Pilot’s repost Z75; From Post 29 – April 1998, Subj : Super Scio Tech – About the GE (attn Heidrun)

7 – Companies House, Government UK website. – NESTA investments

8 – Posted by Anti-Cult December 29, 2001, list of overseas scientology organizations – NESTA investments

9 – Companies House, Government UK website, Catherine Julia (Sproule) Gouws

10 – The lawsuit between J. Caven-Atack and Co$, HAYWARDS HEATH COUNTY COURT; CASE NO. HH 402401

11 – L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology declassified FBI files provided by Wikileaks in eight parts. Part 6, page 169 of pdf.

12 – ibid, page 170

12a – ibid, page 155

12b – ibid, page 168

13 – Scientology Roots, chapter 27, by Mike McClaughry

 

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  1. Hi Virginia

    I was the DSA CCDallas from 1999-2004. I was the DSA Costa Rica (a “first” and “only” in the Scientology world – since “Missions” do not ever have a DSA – or “Director of Special Affairs”).

    I was last in touch with Mariano Pedersoli in 2009 when there was a *HUGE* push to get me up to Dallas to be their DSA by the Grand Opening scheduled for LRH’s Birthday – March 13.

    Ordinarily a warm and light-humored guy, Mariano fell into fits of swearing and frustration when he realized that I loved my wife more than I would love going to Dallas to be DSA for their new Ideal Org.

    I recall him telling me he’d been married for a long, long time and that he had not seen his wife in many years (as if that might make me feel better about leaving mine).

    It also came up that he was basically a FULL-TIME IAS REG – which is what he was *actually doing* in Mexico (in those days, at least). That was the last time we talked.

    I did finally agree to fly out to LA and to OSA Int in March 2009. The place – the HGB (Hollywood Guarantee Building – housing International Scientology Management) – was almost empty!

    I was told everyone was out staffing the new “Ideal Orgs” (they were, but attrition was getting a lot of unreplaced staff, as well). PAC Base was pretty empty, too.

    I held my position and everyone handling me was “social personality” (at least for the occasion) and so although they put up tremendous effort and pressure to get me to change my mind, they did not “twist my arm” as they often do in these cases, and thereby leverage a forced transfer. (They ripped off the San Diego DSA for that!)

    I went back to my wife for three more years of a very nice marriage.

    Mariano should still be CO OSA LATAM (based in Mexico City) – as far as I know. But he certainly was at least when I was DSA Costa Rica 2004-2009 and I would have heard of any change on that before getting declared in 2012.

    But get this! He was “double-posted” as “LEGAL AIDE OSA INT” – meaning he was the top official over the entire Legal Dept of OSA Int, even though he has not been physically there to run the Legal bureau (that is my understanding of this – given that he told me he’d not seen his wife in ages and that she works there).

    Mariano is Italian. I know that he was in Spain in the 1980’s when the church got into trouble there.

    In 2004 Mariano toured Latin American organizations and I met him for the first time, in Costa Rica. He was at that time, on his way to help establish the Buenos Aires, Argentina Mission.

    In general, it seems that he found me competent and fully-hatted and was amazed that I was already into monitoring the local squirrel group within my first year, and was teaching myself Spanish. So he left me alone to do my job and gave me a lot of leeway.

    Because of the lack of telex machine and flimsy on-line security (we were not allowed to use e-mail), there are *many* cycles I did for Scientology there in Costa Rica considered “too sensitive” (like a rescue from the Costa Rica state psych facility of a staffmember in a full psychotic break) that he to this day knows little or nothing about!

    I uncovered deep corruption there with top executives of the Mission (who are still there) and I was unable to get any real support from OSA, SMI (Scientology Missions International – who had benefited financially and were too embarrassed to respond) or even my “senior” – Mariano, so I was eventually “taken down” – using manipulation of my wife and her son – a fact that most definitely opened my eyes as to the real motives of Scientology Management – and that ended it all for me there.

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