Copyright Hoax and Additional Crimes
By the end of 1982, David Miscavige and the men behind him, had taken the initial steps towards removing L. Ron Hubbard as the front man for Scientology. David Miscavige was to be the new front man, assisted by a small circle of yes-men. These people were just getting started in the criminal acts they would commit and conceal in the years to come.
Following this, senior and active Scientologists must work together to formulate an organizational structure and required institutions that will guarantee the ever-lasting, stable and rapid expansion of Scientology, the only ‘Applied Spiritual Philosophy’ ever available to Mankind.
Sound familiar? This could literally have been something that you would see in promo pieces from this 1982 time period of what was the next re-birth of Scientology.
Only this quote is recent, it is from June/July of 2012, written by The Lembergers. The Lembergers are Jewish mission holders in Haifa, Israel who recently “defected” from the official Church to help out Operation Save Scientology – so you could say, that the exact same pattern to bring in a new front man is going on right in front of you today –
Due to the large number of people who were leaving the Church because of the new management, Miscavige and pals, the income statistics were dropping dramatically.
The income for Western United States orgs falls from $600,000 a week to $100,000 a week by the end of 1982.
Thus came about the need to get a lot of new people into Scientology.
They decided to run an advertising campaign, therefore they placed a lot of importance on advertising.
Jeff Hawkins held a new post from 1982 to 1987 – Strategic Book Marketing Unit I/C.
After that, Jeff was the Director of Marketing Research and Planning, Golden Era Productions.
After he left the Church, Jeff wrote a book about his job, entitled Counterfeit Dreams.
Some quotes from the book Counterfeit Dreams – [accompanying images inserted by me]
…Len Foreman made a few calls, and recommended an ad producer named Jim Kellahan. Julia and I drove out to see him. We showed him the Hubbard ads, but he said he did not work that way, he scripted his own ads. Julia got the OK for him to write new ads, and he wrote four – two for Dianetics and two for Self Analysis. Julia sent the ads up to Hubbard for OK.
So the Strategic Book Marketing Unit was born.
Len [Foreman] introduced me to a media company, Ed Libov & Associates in Marina Del Rey, and we began meeting with them to figure out how best to promote the books.
…I was able to get an OK to take our Scientology mailing list and run it through a demographic database. The best prospects for Scientology were young (25 to 35), some college education, urban, middle income. Men rated slightly higher as prospects, 60% to 40%.
There was a lot of other information which I devoured, parsed and analyzed. We then started doing a lot of surveys, pre-qualifying the people we surveyed to make sure they were in the target demographic. Every day I would send the survey team out to do another survey. At night we’d tabulate the results and study them, then out they would go the next day with more questions. Pretty soon I was starting to know these people like they were family.
…Well, which viewers of which programs would I be interested in talking to? I started going through programming lists. Soap operas, no. Old classic movies, yes. Stock car racing, no. Old Twilight Zone reruns, yes.
It was all very subjective and not very scientific, but it was based on a lot of knowledge I had soaked up about our target demographic and what they liked. They weren’t followers. They didn’t watch what everyone else did.
They were mavericks, iconoclasts, mold-breakers. They liked the odd, the intriguing, the quirky. They liked… well, the kinds of things that I liked, that most Scientologists I knew liked. 84
Remember this data about the kind of people Scientology is going after, (because it will be mentioned again at the end of this chapter). Scientology appeals to the mavericks, the non-conformers, the mold-breakers, the non-followers. These people were intelligent and had wisely rejected the usual slavemaster traps, such as the normal religions, which had worked to capture most of humanity. These people were not under control. And they are the people who the slavemasters are most worried about, and really want to get under their control – ideally to get them to think and act like a slavemaster so they will work as agents for the enslaver side. The role of Scientology is to capture and use these guys.
1983 – CST, RTC and CSI apply for tax exempt status. The IRS denies them that status. 1
Ron Hubbard had committed the crime of tax fraud. Chapter 27 of this book shows him receiving large amounts of church money, while trying to claim that the Churches are non-profit organizations. The crime was inurement of non-profit church money to him.
When setting up a company you have a choice to make:
A. You want to take the profits and pay taxes
B. You do not take the profits (non-profit) and so you don’t pay taxes
You cannot have it both ways.
Hubbard wanted and accepted non-profit status for the churches. But, he then illegally took those profits for himself without paying taxes. This crime was tax fraud and that same crime was continuing to be committed by the new management, David Miscavige and his pals. In 1982 alone, millions of dollars were being secretly brought to Hubbard.
The staff at Author Services Incorporated had the target of taking 85 million dollars to Ron Hubbard by the end of 1982. According to the ASI Treasury Secretary, Howard Schomer, ASI took $34 million dollars of Church money and paid it to Ron Hubbard.
David Miscavige would carry millions of dollars to Las Vegas and turn it over to Pat Broeker, who would then give it to Ron Hubbard, so they say. That makes Ron Hubbard, David Miscavige and Pat Broeker guilty of the crime of tax fraud.
That crime also made the tax exempt status of the Churches of Scientology invalid. They no longer qualified for tax exempt status when their funds had inured to the benefit of a private person, specifically meaning, L. Ron Hubbard.
If Hubbard was not getting that money taken from ASI, then Miscavige and Broeker are guilty of another crime – felony theft of Church money.
Ron Hubbard was a criminal and he turned his top executives into criminals in several ways. His Fair Game policy authorized Scientologists to commit any crime in attacking people who the Church had declared Suppressive. In applying the Fair Game policy the top executives committed numerous crimes, almost on a daily basis.
Ron Hubbard had even made his wife, Mary Sue Hubbard, into a criminal. She and other top executives, who had been following Ron Hubbard’s policies, were sentenced to jail.
Associated Press January 7, 1983 –
Mary Sue Hubbard, whose husband founded the Church of Scientology, was sentenced to four years in prison today for her role in directing a massive conspiracy to steal government documents about the church.
Ten others who were previously convicted for their roles in the church conspiracy have been sentenced to prison terms ranging from 1 to 6 years.
The Guardian Office had been renamed the Office of Special Affairs, and it was business as usual for the Scientology Intelligence unit, the criminal activities continued unabated.
The excuse given was that the GO had committed crimes. That was not the real reason because OSA was a change in name only and what the GO had been doing was continued by OSA, including running black intelligence operations on Scientology critics. Further crimes were committed, such as hiring The Minutemen, who acted as thugs and went around physically beating up declared SPs and other perceived enemies of Scientology.
The atrocities committed by OSA staff have been disclosed in sworn affidavits filed in court cases.
The Church offered to pay them to shut up and some accepted the money.
Vicki Aznaran affidavit –
I, Vicki J. Aznaran, of Mesquite, Texas, do herewith depose and swear:
1. That from the approximate dates of 1984 until 1987 I held the positions of President and Chairman of the Board of Directors in the Scientology organization called the Religious Technology Center (RTC) …
6. That also, to my certain knowledge, David Miscavige conceived, planned and ordered the implementation of the basic strategic and tactical actions of the church against those whom he considered to be causing legal or public relations conflicts against any church or against his personal and absolute control of Scientology. He also ordered the allocation of and made available funding for the financing of these actions, which included the declaring of those whom he considered to be his “enemies’ as Suppressive Persons, the implementation of the policies known as “Fair Game” against these persons once so declared, the infiltration of private and governmental environments which he deemed hostile to his absolute control over Scientology, the organization of vigilante groups within the organizations of Scientology to be used against those individuals whom he deemed to be his enemies.
7. That following Miscaviges’ orders, I transferred monies to Spain, and witnessed briefings by Miscavige …concerning covert operations taking place in Spain against former Scientologists…
8. That during this same period and as part of these same operations, a plan was formulated to destroy the reform movement in Europe by completely eliminating the leaders of this reform movement, William Robertson, John Caban and others, by any means possible.
9. That additional orders were given to institute any action necessary including false denunciations, assaults by covert agents apparently in bad standing with the church, to infiltrate, offset and attack those leaders of the reform movement…
10. That the policies known as “Fair Game” are, as described in the writings of L. Ron Hubbard, ethics policies, and other organizational policies are in fact continued as originally written by Hubbard, and that it is the purpose of the RTC to see that all of his policies are followed exactly as intended.
11. That the organization known as the Guardian’s Office, while apparently abandoned, in fact was moved from the position as a separate organization or network, and incorporated within the organizational structure of Scientology, and all of the purposes and most of the Guardian personnel have remained the same.
Vicki Aznaran says throughout her Presidency of RTC, that Fair Game actions against critics were commonplace. Fair game activities included burglaries, assaults, disruption of businesses owned by enemies, spying, harassing investigations and litigation, abuse of confidential communications in parishioner files, destruction of evidence, etc.
The dismantling of the Guardian Office did not bring about a cessation of criminal activity.
Vicki said the Office of Special Affairs continued the criminal activities, day in and day out.
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January 1983 – The Scientology Church published a list of 611 individuals who had been declared Suppressive. 2
January 1983 – Julie Mayo escapes from Gilman Hot Springs with two security guards chasing her. 3
February 1983 – Convinced that he could do nothing to change the attitude of the new management, David Mayo left the Church.
Mayo fell from grace just months after the alleged April 1982 20 page despatch from Hubbard, where Hubbard detailed to Mayo what Hubbard wanted. This talk discusses that 20 page despatch and other relevant events.
John Nelson, who was Commanding Officer of Commodore’s Messenger Org, says it was 1983 when the Lenske law firm informed Hubbard that he would no longer be able to send his orders into any Scientology corporation because it endangered Scientology’s chance at getting it’s 501 C3 tax exempt status. But Hubbard went into a complete rage.
JOHN NELSON – Born in San Diego 33 years ago, John was raised and educated in Louisiana. He has travelled extensively and served in the armed forces, in Viet Nam.
His Sea Org career started with several years in the Action Bureau at Flag, running countless hundreds of missions. From there he became a member of the CMO and handled Special Projects directly for LRH. Then he was promoted to the post of Commanding Officer CMO INT. And now, with another promotion, he is an executive at the AAC.
March 1983 – Jesse Prince is promoted to Deputy Inspector General External RTC.
He is number 3 in command, his only seniors being David Miscavige and LRH.
Scientology’s intelligence network is run by RTC. Jesse Prince was now the head of this. Prince took direct orders from Miscavige on intelligence actions and legal matters. Thus, he has personal knowledge of the criminal activities being conducted by Miscavige and RTC.
Prince says from time to time, based on orders from Miscavige, he would order others to engage in illegal activities against perceived enemies of Scientology. These activities included, but are not limited to, wire-tapping, planting illegal drugs on enemies to set them up for being arrested, and destruction of documents that contained evidence of illegal activities. They also commonly went through parishioner’s preclear files for confessional material that could be used for blackmail or extortion.
After one of the meetings Jesse overheard Miscavige and Marty Rathbun talking about working with a former IRS employee, Meade Emory. They also said they had an agent working for them inside the IRS and they would not say who it was. 4
March 1983 – L. Ron Hubbard had a son from a previous marriage, and the name of that son is L. Ron Hubbard junior, aka Nibs, aka Ronald DeWolf. In March 1983 Boston attorney Michael Flynn was representing L. Ron Hubbard junior in a probate action wherein LRH Jr. alleged that David Miscavige was holding his father hostage and stealing money from his estate.
The court indicated that it would rule favorably for LRH Jr. unless L. Ron Hubbard appeared or filed a sworn declaration. Therefore, Miscavige’s attorneys filed a sworn declaration, allegedly from L. Ron Hubbard, with the court.
The L. Ron Hubbard declaration filed with the court said that his assets were under his personal control. In this court case the Church attorneys revealed that Author Services Incorporated was acting as Hubbard’s agent to handle LRH’s personal and business affairs. The judge ruled that Hubbard’s affairs were being well managed and he then dismissed the probate action sought by L. Ron Hubbard junior.
It was around this time that Miscavige bragged to Jesse Prince that he could forge LRH’s signature. He demonstrated it for Jesse and showed that he could do it perfectly. He said that Norman Starkey could also forge Ron’s signature. 5
Also, Miscavige confided to Jesse Prince (in 1985) that they would not allow LRH to personally appear in the probate case because LRH was mentally incapable.
In this court case the Church attorneys revealed that Author Services Incorporated was acting as Hubbard’s agent to handle LRH’s personal and business affairs. ASI staff held blank pieces of paper with the LRH signature on it. Thus they could manufacture any statement they wanted and have the LRH signature on it, without LRH knowing about it.
March 1983 – David Miscavige and attorney Sherman Lenske order a payment of millions of dollars for an intelligence black operation to set up and frame attorney Michael Flynn of Boston. The money is paid to another Church attorney, John Peterson, and a private investigator, Eugene Ingram. The plan was to get Michael Flynn prosecuted for an alleged attempt to forge a two million dollar check of LRH’s.
The bank informed the FBI about the forged check and Flynn told the FBI that Miscavige was the most likely person to have done this. So, the FBI investigated David Miscavige. Ingram fled the country to avoid prosecution for this and other crimes he committed in carrying out black intelligence operations. He would later return and continue performing black intelligence operations for RTC. 7
Eugene Ingram was a police officer until he was charged with illegal activities, as this news article shows –
Summer 1983 – A practice called Severe Reality Adjustment (SRA) is flourishing at Gilman Hot Springs. Miscavige embraces and engages in them. Several people gang up on another person and interrogate and intimidate the person for hours. The person was “shocked” into a different reality. They are also called “gang-bang security checks.” 6
It is also called brainwashing. The people receiving these gang-bang sec checks were denied proper sleep, were made to run around a pole 12 hours a day, and were isolated.
brainwashing = isolation, sleep deprivaton, mental and physical duress
By the summer of 1983, there were hundreds of Scientologists no longer in the Church due to being falsely declared by Miscavige and pals. In addition to them, many thousands of Scientologists had left the Church due to disagreements with the new Church leaders.
Many of these Scientologists still wanted to do Scientology but wanted nothing to do with the official Church and its lunatic leadership. These people were in communication with each other. A Los Angeles Field Auditor, Jon Zegel, produced a series of tapes at six-month intervals, explaining the events behind the purge. He released his first tape in August 1983. His excellent sources and grasp of the situation made the tapes important in convincing many Scientologists of the trouble within their Church.
An independent Scientology movement was getting underway. Due to the mass exodus from the Church, there was a sufficient number of offended Scientologists to begin the practice of Scientology outside of the official Church. The independent practices charged a lot less money than the Church was charging for the same services.
David Mayo had been the Senior Case Supervisor in the Church. In the summer of 1983, Mayo started the Church of the New Civilization. The Church of the New Civilization started the Advanced Ability Center (AAC) and it delivers all of the Scientology services. Mayo’s new group was soon flourishing with numerous Independent Scientologists. 2
In addition to Mayo’s group, Ron’s Org is flourishing in Europe, led by Bill Robertson.
David Miscavige became infuriated and ordered Mayo’s group destroyed by any means.
RTC got Brian Rubineck, Robert Mithoff, Nancy Many, and Cynthia Mithoff to infiltrate Mayos’ new group. RTC got Mayo’s mailing list and RTC exec Gary Klinger contacted members of AAC and intimidated and harassed them. Gary Klinger rented the office above AAC and conducted electronic surveillance from there, and reported daily to Miscavige what they overheard.
Bob Mithoff also broke into where the materials were locked up and stole a copy of Mayo’s rewritten NOTs materials and it was later used for a lawsuit against him. Black operations against Mayo included each time Mayo took a trip abroad, they had him detained by customs on the false data he was smuggling drugs. 8, 9
At the bi-weekly ASI meetings David Miscavige would ask Vicki Aznaran and Jesse Prince what they were going to do to put an end to Mayo. A copyright suit was suggested and so Miscavige brought in LRH Personal Secretary Pat Brice to get a briefing on copyright filings. He was disappointed to find that no one was responsible for copyright filings since the Guardian’s Office had been re-organized by Miscavige.
Jesse Prince is at an ASI meeting. David Miscavige, Lyman Spurlock, Vicki Aznaran, Patricia Brice and Edith Buchele are present. The meeting was about the fact that the copyrights had not been registered and thousands of pages of LRH materials were now public domain.
By law, once a copyrighted work falls into the public domain, it stays there forever. You can’t get it back.
David Miscavige orders Pat Brice to begin the process of mass copyright registration for all LRH materials.
Pat Brice says it is too late and Miscavige says to do it anyway.
Then Jesse saw Pat Brice come and say ‘we can’t do this, per the law, we can’t even do this. There’s a lot of this stuff we can not do anything with it because it went into the public domain. We have no rights on these things. Miscavige jumped up and screamed at her, “I don’t care what you have to do, just do it”.
In mid 1983 a massive program to register LRH material began. They knew it was not copyright-able and Miscavige told her to do it anyway. She then proceeded to file 1000s of false copyright applications. After that, Pat Brice left the church. 10
In Scientology, a person who alters Hubbard’s issues or procedures is called a squirrel.
The Golden Age of Squirreling by RTC and Church of Scientology International began.
After Miscavige heard that the copyrights on LRH issues had not been renewed, causing those issues to fall into the public domain, Miscavige ordered Pat Brice to file for those renewals, anyway. But, that does not work, once they fall into the public domain they remain there forever, you cannot get them back.
Miscavige and his attorney pals, and Church of Spiritual Technology had a big problem. Their big plan was to be able to control all of Scientology by owning those copyrights. Their big plan was going to fail because the copyrights on LRH issues had been lost.
They tried to get around this by putting LRH HCOBs into tech volumes and then getting a copyright to cover the whole book. But, if you look at the individual HCOBs in the tech volumes, the copyright is missing on each individual one. Know why that is? Because they don’t own the copyright on it anymore, it’s in the public domain!
It is there to stay. The issues in the public domain can be used by anybody, they can be copied and sold.
Jesse says common practice is to take an issue that has fallen into the public domain, change a few lines of it, then get a copyright on their revised edition. By law the only part that is copyrighted is their change. The part that was in the public domain remains in the public domain and is not copyrighted.
Furthermore, by copyright law, they do not own the ideas expressed in the issues. Once published, those are as free as the air and they belong to anybody who wants to use them. 11
One has to wonder – what is their big compulsion to own copyrights on the technology?
So what if anyone could then open up shop and deliver the tech? That is all towards their stated goal of clearing the planet. It really is not a problem towards their goal of clearing the planet, if that is their goal.
You can’t say they want the copyrights to prevent squirreling. They don’t care about that. They have made thousands of alterations, deletions and fabrications to the LRH issues. They have used copyrights to try and close down splinter groups. Splinter groups are not squirrel groups. This shows their true intentions and why they want to own copyrights.
They want copyrights on the technology so that they have a monopoly, giving people only one place to go. The benefits to them for people having only one place to go are:
1. Money. They can charge as much as they want and people have to pay it.
2. Control. They have control over all Churches and all Scientologists.
3. Extortion. They can make people do what they say by denying them services.
4. Abuses. They can make people put up with all manner of abuses.
They can get away with all four of those things because people have nowhere else to go.
Thus they want to own the copyrights, so they can have a monopoly, so they can control.
Thus they have perpetrated a hoax on Scientologists – pretending to own copyrights that they do not actually have. Thus they have attempted to eliminate competition by trying to close down any groups formed to deliver Scientology outside of the official Church.
Part of their copyright and trademark hoax is those gifts from LRH were conditioned on CST, RTC and CSI having obtained tax exempt status – and they did not have that status.
To perpetrate their copyright hoax, they made their alterations, deletions and fabrications to the LRH issues and then applied for a new copyright wherein Church of Scientology International (CSI) is the author, not L. Ron Hubbard! They applied for a new copyright for their CSI-authored issues by stating their issues were based on the works of LRH.
To fool Scientologists into thinking that their issues were authored by L. Ron Hubbard, they made the name L. Ron Hubbard part of the title for each book. If you look at their books, you will see the name L. Ron Hubbard on the cover. Notice it does not say by L. Ron Hubbard anymore. The book covers used to say by L. Ron Hubbard.
Their books also say that L. Ron Hubbard Library is the owner of the copyright on these CSI-authored issues. We know that “L. Ron Hubbard Library” is a front name for CST.
Within the holy office of the Senior Case Supervisor International, there is a post called LRH Technical Research and Compilations (RTRC). RTRC is where the alterations, deletions and fabrications were produced. The re-writing campaign lasted for 20 years.
Anyone noticing they have made thousands of alterations, deletions and fabrications to the previous LRH issues, is immediately expelled to prevent them from telling the other Scientologists about their changes.
No one is allowed to see the LRH handwritten originals, that serves as further evidence their changes were not made or authorized by Ron Hubbard.
A final part of their copyright and trademark hoax is that people have a constitutional right to practice the religion of their choice, and they do not need sanction from any official church to do so. The new rulers were about to learn this the hard way – in court.
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David Mayo was the author of the New Era Dianetics for OTs (NOTs) issues when he was in the Church. Mayo was the original author of the OT 5, OT 6 and OT 7 issues. After Mayo left the Church, Miscavige removed Mayo’s name from the NOTs issues and put L. Ron Hubbard’s name on them.
October 1983 – The independent Scientology movement was expanding with additional groups forming up in Australia, Denmark, England, Switzerland, New Zealand, Germany and Italy. 2
14 November 1983 – Attorney Sherman Lenske claims he drafted a Codicil for the LRH will and that LRH signed it on 14 November 1983. This document says that Ron’s body is to be cremated when he dies and that no autopsy is to be performed. (This appears to be another forgery of LRH’s signature.) 12
December 1983 – Robin Scott was a Sea Org executive, now he was an independent.
The major obstacle to the continuance of Scientology outside the Church was that the Independents did not have all of the so-called “confidential” materials. They had the OT levels up to NOTs (which means they did not have the new OT 5, 6 and 7 materials.)
Robin Scott met with Morag Bellmaine and Ron Lawley in December 1983. They devised a plan to obtain the NOTs materials. They did not know that David Mayo, who had written the original NOTs materials, was already producing a new version.
The trio travelled to Denmark. During the afternoon Scott went into the Advanced Org in Copenhagen to see if anyone was there who knew either of his partners.
Late that evening, Lawley and Bellmaine dressed up in Sea Org uniforms and walked into the Copenhagen Advanced Organization. They demanded to see the Commanding Officer. He arrived, quivering.
Lawley said they were on mission from the Religious Technology Center, and had come to investigate serious out-tech. They demanded to see the NOTs materials because they were sure there was something wrong with the materials.
The Commanding Officer rounded up every available NOTs pack. Lawley and Bellmaine found themselves in a private room, with over thirty NOTs packs. They loaded two into a brief case, and left Denmark. 2
The independents now had the OT levels, the Church no longer had a monopoly on them.
That removed another lever that RTC held over Scientologists – eligibility for OT levels. A Scientologist who wanted to do the OT levels in the Church had to ask for permission from RTC. RTC would decide if the person was eligible or not.
Jesse Prince relates the following events as happening in 1984 –
John Nelson had left the Sea Org and joined up with David Mayo. Many Scientologists had flocked to the Advanced Ability Center and reported they were having more wins and gains with David Mayo than they ever had in Scientology.
Hubbard ordered Miscavige to get Mayo and Nelson thrown in jail by whatever means. Ultimately, it became my job to get them put in jail.
Many intelligence operations were run on Mayo, Nelson and his groups. Rick Aznaran, ran an operation on John Nelson that nearly cost John his life. John was traveling in Hong Kong on business. Unbeknownst to John, Rick Aznaran and a hired private investigator were watching John’s every move.
Rick and his PI had very high-end bugging devices as well as the standard breaking and entering tools. John had a hotel room in Hong Kong and at one point left to meet with business contacts. When John left his hotel room, Rick and his PI friend broke into John’s room and placed bugging devices in lamp stands and the telephone. Rick figured out how to handle the problem with John once and for all. In Hong Kong, if a person is caught with a large amount of heroin, the person caught gets the death sentence.
The PI with Rick called me from Hong Kong and told me that Rick had planted a large amount of heroin in John’s room. Rick was arranging for the Hong Kong police to raid John’s room because John was a drug dealer. The PI wanted to make sure I understood what was going on here and the PI wanted NOTHING to do with getting an innocent person framed and killed. The PI said he was on his way back to the states and Rick would have to do his dirty work alone.
I myself had been involved with Rick illegally bugging other people but never had we ever done anything to get anyone killed. I told Rick it was the wrong thing to do and to get his ass back home as fast as he could. Miscavige was told what was happening and agreed Rick should come back home because too many people knew what the op was as I had already told many people about it. – Jesse Prince
Rick Aznaran is apparently a major gun collector and now lives in Mexico – in addition to running a private detective agency called Phoenix.
He was also interviewed in relation to the Waco, Texas debacle:
January 1984 – A tape was released, Today and Tomorrow: The Proof. It was supposedly made by Ron Hubbard.
The tape message said in part –
Scientology Churches are very vast and influential global organizations, and there were people around whose claws itched to take them over… Certain people infiltrated the Legal department… They also infiltrated top management. At last a small hardcore group of founding members, devoted on-Policy, in-Tech Scientologists who suddenly understood what was happening, used their power as trustees and just as it looked like the Churches were finished and about to fall into hostile hands, they suddenly isolated the infiltrators and threw them out.
Several voice analysis studies were done on this tape at universities. Each one found the tape to not be Hubbard’s voice. One voice analysis was done by Carson Investigation, and it too came to the conclusion this tape was not made by LRH. 14
Miscavige and pals had declared 1900 senior Scientologists and executives by this time.16 There is no way there were that many infiltrators in management. The independents did not buy it. The purpose of the tape was to try and recover people from the independent movement. It didn’t work.
1984 – Dr. Eugene Denk is a Scientologist who is a doctor. Ron Hubbard is living at his ranch in Creston, California. In 1984, Denk starts living at the ranch so LRH can have a doctor attending to him on a daily basis. This goes on for the next two years. It ended when LRH died in 1986. 13
January 1984 – As Chairman of the Board ASI, Miscavige invested and lost some of LRH’s fortune in oil well speculation, without telling Hubbard. The oil company was Highlands, Goodall, & Grear located in Oklahoma. The estimated loss was 50 million. Miscavige attempted to recover the financial loss by the sale of “Special Properties”. He created and sold “leather-bound special editions” of LRH books, telling purchasers they were an investment.
Jesse Prince was sitting in the office with David Miscavige and Norman Starkey. Both of them had mastered forging LRH’s signature. David and Norman said “We’ll never get him to sign this. It’s like there ain’t no way in hell LRH is going to sign this shit. We’ll sign it.”
And so they did, committing not only forgery, but also fraud on the people who bought the books with “LRH’s signature.” 15
12 March 1984 – Lyman Spurlock was given a general power of attorney by LRH. 1
Norman Starkey and David Miscavige demonstrated that they can forge LRH’s signature. They also had blank pieces of paper with the LRH signature, they could type in anything they wanted to say. Therefore this power of attorney, wills allegedly signed by LRH, etc. are all suspect.
In an affidavit by David Miscavige, (dated 15 Oct 1999) Miscavige says an ASI staff member held a power of attorney from L. Ron Hubbard and they conducted almost all of his business affairs without need of his direction or personal approval.
13 March 1984 – The Office of Special Affairs performed a black intelligence operation on Robin Scott. Robin Scott was phoned by a “prospective customer” inviting him to Sweden. Scott boarded a plane which stopped at Copenhagen. He was apprehended at Copenhagen airport. Sea Org members accompanied the arresting officers, and took photographs of the whole affair.
During the course of Scott’s incarceration, an opinion was sought on the authenticity of Hubbard’s signature on the documents transferring his Scientology trademarks to the Religious Technology Center.
A signed letter dating from the 1950s, definitely written by Hubbard, was given to a Scandinavian expert, who said there was “a probability amounting almost to certainty” that the RTC signatures were not Hubbard’s. She added that this is the most definite statement given by handwriting experts.
Diane Voegeding, who had formerly been the Commanding Officer of the CMO, came to Scott’s aid by giving an affidavit that questioned the Religious Technology Center’s right to the trademarks. Voegeding said that David Miscavige was in fact the Notary Public responsible for Hubbard’s legal documents, and that Miscavige illicitly kept a book of undated Hubbard signatures. 2
23 March 1984 – On March 23, 1984, the English High Court issued a Summons on behalf of the Church of Scientology requesting an injunction against Robin Scott, Morag Bellmaine and Ron Lawley to restrain them from the use, distribution or copying of the stolen NOTs packs. A temporary injunction was issued, pending the response of the defendants.
After nearly five weeks in jail, the theft charge against Robin Scott was thrown out by the Danish judge, but he was found guilty of a mixture of industrial espionage and trespass. He was given a four-month sentence, the remainder of which was suspended. 2
April 1984 – David Miscavige holds a meeting at ASI with Jesse Prince, Vicki Aznaran, Marc Yaeger, and Lyman Spurlock. Miscavige tells them he has received word of an IRS criminal investigation with the threat of a raid on Author Services Incorporated (ASI).
One of the main reasons for no tax-exempt status is that LRH was actually the managing agent of Scientology in disregard of the corporate structure. He would make tapes giving his orders, these would be sent to ASI for implementation. These orders were disguised by calling them “advices”.
There was no doubt in the minds of the ASI staff what the IRS would find if they got the ASI documents. Such documents would show LRH running the Scientology empire via ASI and ASI’s bleeding Scientology organizations for millions of dollars, most of it under the guise of “licensing agreements” drawn up by Spurlock, all of the money going into ASI’s and then Hubbard’s personal accounts. Some monies were converted to precious metals or jewels that were couriered directly to LRH. Some was deposited into overseas banks, usually Luxumborg or Lichtenstein, that had secret accounts in Hubbard’s and ASI’s names. This allowed LRH to tap into them directly.
Since ASI was incorporated as a for-profit company, ASI staff knew that ordering non- profits to come up with incredible sums sometimes in a matter of hours (a $25,000.00 licensing fee from just one organization was not unusual) was all in violation of IRS laws and it could put LRH and ASI at risk. So, ASI staff implemented Miscavige’s orders to hide the evidence.
There was a concern that the IRS would obtain hundreds of orders from LRH in the form of “advices” to Scientology. Under orders from Miscavige, Rick and Vicki Aznaran and Foster Tompkins destroy evidence of LRH advices that showed that he was still the managing agent of orgs. Norman Starkey ordered Vicki Aznaran to go to a computer facility in Los Angeles and destroy all evidence that showed LRH’s involvement and control of Scientology’s money. David Miscavige, Norman Starkey and Rick Jackson placed back up copies of the advices and evidence of LRH control of Scientology money in a secret storage facility.
The ASI staff were ordered to go through ASI files and pull all correspondence with LRH that involved his or ASI’s connection to the various Churches of Scientology. Since that had been mostly what ASI had been doing for years, it was most of ASI’s files. They took up about 20 four-drawer filing cabinets.
These files were then moved to a secret office and kept under 24-hour guard. The ASI staff worked there for a couple of months until the crisis was over.
Miscavige is worried about going to jail so he devises several schemes to flee the country. Guards are also trained to avoid service of process. Miscavige becomes the target of an IRS-CID investigation, alleging that he had participated in a conspiracy to defraud the IRS. (This investigation is ended in 1986 when LRH dies.) 17
The above highlighted sentence is very important. What it says is that David Miscavige placed into storage EVIDENCE OF LRH’S CRIMES. This crime was likely used to blackmail LRH, threatening him with jail if he did not cooperate with the takeover men.
Quoting from an affidavit by David Miscavige –
“Mr. Hubbard went completely out of touch with any and all Church entities from May of 1984, until he passed away in January of 1986.” 18
May 1984 – Jesse Prince says the role of attorney Sherman Lenske was to give them advice to ensure LRH’s authority and control over Scientology was covered up. But over time, the attorneys would limit LRH’s control more and more. The excuse was ” we give you any kind of money you want, just shut up and take the money and let us run things.” Miscavige just forced Ron out of existence by taking control away a little at a time. And LRH saw it.
Jesse says that he knows a big battle was going on between LRH and Miscavige because LRH thought his hands were totally tied. Ron was going to other people besides David to try to help him continue to have control over the church.
So, LRH had Jesse give David Miscavige a sec check. The following was found:
The line for getting money to LRH was that Pat Broeker would tell David to bring cash in a briefcase. In the sec check Miscavige confessed that when he brought money, he and Pat would meet in Las Vegas and they spent thousands of dollars of LRH’s money, on gambling and whores.
Jesse found that Miscavige was in complete disagreement with LRH and with Broeker as to what should happen and when it should happen. And he was sick of giving them money because he said they just wasted money. So, he was considering cutting them off from the money too.
Jesse gave the results to Broeker and he does not think LRH got it because he never got an acknowledgement from Ron. Quite often Ron would give a gift, like a leather jacket, for helping him, or at least, he always said “thank you.”
When Jesse gave the sec check to Broeker, Broeker said “Well, I think you did a good job. The old man has a lot on his mind, and we’re trying to keep this stuff off of his lines.”
Miscavige has attorneys (Lenske) tell LRH to not run the Church at all. LRH objects.
David says from then on, (which is a lie) LRH went completely out of touch with any Church entities. According to David, LRH stops all communications with church personnel. He travels around Washington and California in a motor home, finally settling at a ranch in Creston, California. Only Pat and Annie Broeker had direct comm with him. 19
In April 1984 former senior Church of Scientology official Diane Voegeding, signed an affidavit to the effect that between March 1980 and December 1981 David Miscavige did not see Hubbard but had a page of signatures in his Notary Book which he could assign to documents without Hubbard appearing before him. Since he no longer met Hubbard personally, Miscavige gave the book to Pat Broeker who would return it within a week with a page of LRH signatures entered.
This procedure, Voegeding attested, had been followed through to the first months of 1983. Thus whether it was a case of forged signatures or ‘blind’ signatures, it would appear that it was not Hubbard who was underwriting the activities of the Broekers, Miscavige and the RTC. They were their own masters. – Lamont
Example forged signature:
June 1984 – David Miscavige orders and allows the fabrication of false LRH issues.
Vaughn Young says he has personal knowledge that material was written and issued under the name L. Ron Hubbard that Hubbard did not author. Vaughn personally wrote material under Hubbard’s name for years. This ranged from simple messages to be sent to various org staff, to composing an entire directive that was issued under Ron’s name. In these instances, they were done without Ron Hubbard’s knowledge or consent.
For a real life example, see Scientology, The S and Double Triangle – It’s Not What You think, section starting “That particular paragraph that I detailed earlier…” – this proves that a particular HCOPL that had Hubbard’s name on it was not written by him.
The directive Vaughn wrote concerned the Scientology policy of “disconnection”. The order to do this came from David Miscavige. Miscavige said we had to reinstitute the Policy of Disconnection and ordered Vaughn to write it. Vaughn wrote it. It was not sent to LRH for his approval and was issued into the Church of Scientology.
Therefore, the mere presence of LRH’s name on written material is no guarantee that he wrote it or even knew about it. Others may have ghosted it without Ron’s knowledge or consent.
When Jesse Prince was number two in command, right under Miscavige, he was on the Issue Authority (IA) line. A submission for IA looked like this:
There would be multiple policy letters or HCOBs that had somewhat related ideas concerning the issue that was being created, and maybe some advice throughout the years. And they would make a compilation issue based on all of these things, and they would put together something that had a specific theme and an idea, but it would come from many different sources. And they would put LRH’s name on the compilation issue. This was done when he was still alive. So it would appear to a Scientologist that LRH had written the whole thing, when in fact LRH had only written a few lines of it or nothing at all.
Jesse has seen things come out that Hubbard had never seen and never knew existed. These issues were created inside the organization and they put Ron’s name on it. And they copyrighted it under his name when he did not in fact create it.
The Senior Case Supervisor International, Ray Mithoff, ghosted a lot of the technical material.
RTRC is in the office of the Senior C/S International and this unit issued the altered technical materials.
Prince saw them issue a lot of materials wherein they were sent something by LRH that was only two or three sentences long and they would make a 2 or 3 page bulletin out of it. And then they put Ron’s name on it and present it as if LRH authored it entirely.
They would also write entire HCOBs, that LRH never authored or saw and put LRH’s name on it. Other HCOBs, like HCOB 18 June 1990 C/S Series 124, has LRH’s name on it, says it is a compilation, but it is not a compilation, they wrote it.
Ray Mithoff was the one who wrote the original OT VIII supposedly from LRH notes.
David Miscavige said he had to see it because he was Issue Authority.
Miscavige told Jesse Prince that what was in there was going to blow peoples minds.
It was not a happy thing. He said I don’t know what is going to happen when we put this out.
He was hesitant. He did not want to do it.
In the first 3 and a half months they delivered the first version of OT VIII. One of the people who did the original OT VIII was a man from Europe. He said fuck scientology and left the church. A lot of people were horribly upset and complained about it.
Jesse had a conversation with Miscavige about it. It was like damn it, we knew it before we released it and now it has happened. So, Miscavige and Mithoff secretly revised it and removed the part that was upsetting people (a religious briefing about god and the bible) and the new version came out.
This is what is being done in Scientology, where Hubbard’s material is being altered.
And at the same time the originals are kept from public view.
Jesse says they were once worried that a staff member in RTRC was going to go out security and blow this, that and the other. Her name was Holly Finell and her husband was Bill. DM ordered Jesse to bug their home. So, Jesse and Rick Aznaran put a lamp in their room that contained a bug and then listened to their private conversations. They knew it was illegal. 20
The above is fraud on the paying Scientology public. Miscavige makes statements in affidavits and in promotion magazines that all the technology is made available in a pure, unadulterated form. He knows it is not. The paying public believes they are purchasing pure on-source LRH technology, when the truth is they are not. It is also perjury because he has made this false claim in affidavits.
David Miscavige is in treason on his posts in CST and RTC, their articles of incorporaton state these corporations exist to keep LRH as the sole source of Scientology technology. Everyone who assisted him in this is guilty of a high crime – such as Ray Mithoff, Dan Koon in RTRC, etc.
June 1984 – Larry Wollersheim brought a lawsuit against the Church in 1980 for causing him very severe mental and emotional distress. In June 1984, a meeting was held at ASI. The ASI meeting was attended by David Miscavige, Lyman Spurlock, Vicki Aznaran, Norman Starkey, Marty Rathbun, Jesse Prince and attorney Earl Cooley. Miscavige said Scientology has been court ordered to produce the preclear files of Larry Wollersheim.
His 6 foot high stack of pc folders was culled down to about 50 pages by Vicki Aznaran.
Cooley then told the court that was the entire file.
There was a second order to produce the entire file, so Miscavige ordered the file destroyed. 21
The destruction of legal evidence is another crime commonly practiced by Church staff.
The history of the Larry Wollersheim case is of interest.
In his 1980 lawsuit, Larry Wollersheim accused the church of causing him to develop bipolar disorder from intentional and negligent infliction of severe emotional distress.
The findings of the court –
The trial court granted that Scientology is a religion and auditing is a religious practice.
Wollersheim claimed the Church of Scientology intentionally and negligently inflicted severe emotional injury on Wollersheim through certain practices, including auditing, disconnection, and “fair game”.
Larry Wollersheim was a manic-depressive for most of his life. Scientology was aware of Wollersheim’s susceptibility to this mental disorder. What Scientology did to him during and after his years in Scientology aggravated this pre-existing mental condition.
In 1974, despite his repeated objections, Wollersheim was forced to participate in auditing aboard a Scientology ship. While on the ship, Wollersheim was coerced into the Rehabilitation Project Force (RPF) where he had to undergo a strenuous regimen which began around 6:00 A.M. and continued until 1:00 the next morning. The regimen included mornings of menial cleaning of the ship followed by an afternoon of study or co- auditing. The evenings were spent working.
Wollersheim felt he could bear the regimen no longer. He attempted to escape from the ship because “I was dying and losing my mind”. But his escape effort was discovered. Several Scientology members seized Wollersheim and held him captive. They released him only when he agreed to remain and continue with the auditing and other “religious practices” taking place on the vessel.
Scientology engaged in a practice of retribution – called “fair game”- against members who left or otherwise posed a threat to the Church. This practice coerced Wollersheim into his continued participation in the other practices of Scientology.
Wollersheim was also threatened with a “freeloader bill” if he did not cooperate and left.
Scientologists told him to disconnect from his wife, parents and other family members.
Wollersheim became so convinced auditing was causing him psychiatric problems he was willing to risk becoming a target of “fair game” and left the Church.
Wollersheim had a photography business. Many of the employees and customers were Scientologists.
After Wollersheim left the Church, Scientology leaders initiated a “fair game” campaign which among other things was calculated to destroy Wollersheim’s photography business. They instructed some Scientology members to leave Wollersheim’s employ, told others not to place any new orders with him and to renege on bills they owed on previous purchases. This strategy drove Wollersheim’s photography business into bankruptcy.
Wollersheim divulged private information during auditing sessions under a promise the information would remain confidential. Scientology leaders shared this confidential information and used it to plan and implement the “fair game” campaign against him.
There were four courses of conduct which together inflicted severe emotional damage on Wollersheim. These courses of conduct are:
1. subjecting Wollersheim to forms of “auditing” which aggravated his mental condition
2. psychologically coercing him to “disconnect” from his family
3. disclosing personal information Wollersheim revealed during auditing
4. conducting a retributive campaign (“fair game”) against Wollersheim and his business
The church raised a constitutional challenge to this entire species of claims against it.
The Church claimed that “Fair Game” was a “core practice of Scientology”, and protected as “religious expression”. The Church had the same argument for enforced disconnection.
The rulings of the court –
Auditing involving voluntary one-on-one dialogue between the auditor and the student is constitutionally protected religious practice if conducted in noncoercive environment, but is not protected where conducted under threat of psychological and economic retribution.
The court concluded there was substantial evidence to support a factual finding the auditing and disconnection were conducted in a coercive environment. Thus, none of them qualified as “voluntary religious practices” entitled to constitutional protection.
By physically restraining Wollersheim from leaving the Church’s ship, and subjecting him to further auditing despite his protests, the Church ignored Wollersheim’s emotional state and callously compelled him to continue in a practice known to cause him emotional distress.
The policy of fair game is intended to punish the person who dared to leave the Church.
Wollersheim was bankrupted by a campaign the Scientologists carefully designed with specific intent to create financial ruin. The retributive conduct known as “fair game” does not qualify for constitutional protection as “religious practice”.
Scientology’s improper disclosure of private information which Wollersheim gave during confidential religious sessions was not religious expression immunized from liability by the Constitution.
There was intentional infliction of emotional distress that was created to punish conduct.
The Church’s conduct was manifestly outrageous, exceeding all bounds usually tolerated by a decent society, and of a nature that is especially calculated to cause mental distress.
The court ruled that Constitutional religious freedom guarantees do not immunize Scientology from liability for any of the actions they took in Wollersheim’s case.
Religious freedom is guaranteed citizens in the First Amendment of the Constitution. .
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”
Court rulings make it clear that while the free exercise clause provides protection for a person’s religious beliefs, it provides only limited protection for the expression of those beliefs and especially actions based on those beliefs.
Freedom of belief is absolutely guaranteed, freedom of action is not.
The right to practice religion does not include liberty to expose people to harm or death.
Not every religious expression is worthy of constitutional protection. To illustrate, centuries ago the inquisition was one of the core religious practices of the Christian religion. This religious practice involved torture and execution of heretics. Should any church seek to resurrect the inquisition in this country under a claim of free religious expression, the American government has the right to halt the torture and executions. The victims of our modern day inquisition have the right to sue their tormentors for any physical or psychological injuries they sustained.
We do not mean to suggest Scientology’s retributive program represented a full-scale modern day “inquisition.” Nevertheless, there are some parallels in purpose and effect. Like the “inquisition”, “Fair game” targeted “heretics” who threatened the dogma of the mother church. Once “proven” to be a “heretic,” an individual was to be neutralized. In medieval times neutralization often meant incarceration, torture, and death. As described in the evidence at this trial the “fair game” policy neutralized the “heretic” by stripping this person of his or her economic, and psychological power.
In this case, at least, the prime focus of the “fair game” campaign was against the “heretic” Wollersheim’s economic interests. Scientology set out to ruin Wollersheim’s photography business. Wollersheim was bankrupted by a campaign the Scientologists carefully designed with the specific intent it bankrupt him. Scientology leaders made the deliberate decision to ruin Wollersheim economically and possibly psychologically. Nothing in any other case implies a religion is entitled to constitutional protection for a campaign deliberately designed to financially ruin anyone. Nor have we found any cases suggesting the free exercise clause can justify a refusal to honor financial obligations the state considers binding and legally enforceable.
We are not certain a deliberate campaign to financially ruin a former member or the dishonoring of debts owed that member qualify as “religious practices” of Scientology. But if they do, we have no problem concluding the state has a compelling secular interest in discouraging these practices. The U.S. and California Constitutions do not immunize these practices from civil liability for any injuries they cause to “targets” such as Larry Wollersheim.
We conclude voluntary auditing may be entitled to immunity from liability for the emotional injuries it causes.
There is an element present in this case, that reduces the religious value of the “auditing” practiced on Wollersheim. This is the element of coercion. Scientology uses various sanctions and the threat of sanctions to induce continued membership in the Church and observance of its practices. These sanctions include “freeloader debt”, “fair game”, and even physical restraint.
There was evidence others, like Wollersheim, were aware of these sanctions and what awaited them if they chose to “defect.” Thus, their continued participation in “auditing” and the other practices of Scientology was not necessarily voluntary.
Under Scientology’s “fair game” policy, someone who threatened Scientology by leaving the church “may be deprived of property or injured by any means by a Scientologist…. ” The targeted defector “may be tricked, sued or lied to or destroyed.”
Wollersheim feared “fair game” would be practiced against him if he refused further auditing and left the Church of Scientology.
It is not only the acts of coercion themselves – the sabotage of Wollersheim’s business and the episode of captivity on the ship – which are actionable. These acts of coercion and the threat of like acts make the Church’s other harmful conduct actionable as well. No longer is Wollersheim’s continued participation in auditing (or his compliance with the “disconnect” order) merely his voluntary participation in Scientology religious practices. Wollersheim was coerced into remaining a member of Scientology and continuing with the auditing process.
Constitutional guarantees of religious freedom do not shield such conduct from liability. We hold the state has a compelling interest in allowing its citizens to recover for serious emotional injuries they suffer through religious practices they are coerced into accepting. Such conduct is too outrageous to be protected under the constitution
Scientologists can still believe it serves a religious purpose to impose and threaten to impose various sanctions on people who might leave the church or cease its religious practices. But it does place a burden on Scientologists should they act on that belief.
The “disconnect” policy may be constitutionally protected when practiced in a voluntary context. It is not so protected if practiced in the coercive environment that Scientology imposes.
We have concluded Scientology is not constitutionally immunized from civil liability for its cumulative course of conduct to intentionally inflict emotional injury on Wollersheim.
We have held that Scientology and its leaders indeed engaged in these actions with an intent to emotionally injure Wollersheim.
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A jury in 1986 awarded Wollersheim $30 million. The court of appeal reduced the award to 2.5 million, upheld by the Supreme Court in 1994.
After 22 years, the Church agreed to settle the case and pay an $8.7 million settlement on May 9, 2002. 22, 23, 24
The Court failed to notice and mention that freedom of religion also includes the right to not believe it. Freedom of speech includes the right to state religious disbeliefs in public. Thus people have Constitutional rights to openly denounce Scientology, without penalty.
Scientology is trying to obstruct people from exercising their rights by attacking them.
Fair game is not an exercising of Constitutional rights, it is a grotesque violation of them.
22 June 1984 – Part of Ron Hubbard’s Fair Game practices was his policy to use the law to harass a targeted person. The Scientology Legal Bureau filed multiple lawsuits on the targeted person.
Ability magazine, March 1955, page 151 of the new Technical Volume II –
“The purpose of the suit is to harass and discourage rather than to win. The law can be used very easily to harass, and enough harassment on somebody who is simply on the thin edge anyway… will generally be sufficient to cause his professional decease. If possible, of course, ruin him utterly.”
The Church fought to prevent the sale of books critical of Scientology. They brought suits on authors George Malko, Paulette Cooper, Cyril Vosper, Robert Kaufman, Roy Wallis, and Russell Miller. The Church brought 18 lawsuits against Paulette Cooper.
Boston attorney Michael Flynn won fourteen of the sixteen complaints brought against him by the Church, the remaining two being withdrawn.
Gerry Armstrong was a Sea Org member. Armstrong found 21 boxes of Ron Hubbard’s personal documents in January 1980. He asked to be put in charge of the LRH biography project and LRH approved. Upon reading these documents, Armstrong realized that Ron Hubbard had been telling lies about his background. He left the Church and the Church filed a lawsuit on him, demanding he return the boxes of documents to the Church.
On 2 June 1984 Judge Breckenridge dismissed the suit against Armstrong, with his commentaries on the case. Judge Breckenridge said:
After the within suit was filed… Defendant Armstrong was the subject of harassment, including being followed and surveilled by individuals who admitted employment by Plaintiff; being assaulted by one of these individuals; being struck bodily by a car driven by one of these individuals; having two attempts made by said individuals apparently to involve Defendant Armstrong in a freeway automobile accident; having said individuals come onto Armstrong’s property, spy in his windows, create disturbances, and upset his neighbors.
Of the Founder and his Church, Judge Breckenridge wrote:
In addition to violating and abusing its own members’ civil rights, the organization over the years with its “Fair Game” doctrine has harassed and abused those persons not in the Church whom it perceives as enemies.
The evidence portrays a man who has been virtually a pathological liar when it comes to his history, background, and achievements.
Judge Breckenridge ruled that Gerald Armstrong was entitled to judgment and costs. 2
The New York Times July 11, 1984 –
Former officials of the Church of Scientology say they helped L. Ron Hubbard… to secretly divert more than $100 million from the church into foreign bank accounts he controlled.
Laurel Sullivan… left the organization in 1981 after serving 15 years as a senior official, the last eight as Mr. Hubbard’s public relations adviser. She said in an interview that from 1972 to 1981 she was in charge of a secret operation to transfer church assets to Mr. Hubbard through a ”corporate shell,” the Religious Research Foundation, incorporated in Liberia.
When she left Scientology in 1981, Mrs. Sullivan said, the foundation’s assets were $200 million to $300 million, although at one point in the 1970’s they totaled $330 million.
Mrs. Sullivan… asserted that to make it appear that money was being transferred from the foundation to Mr. Hubbard legally, she and other Scientologists had created fraudulent and retroactive billings.
”It was fraud,” she asserted, ”an out-and-out ripping off of funds that were supposed to go to the church.”
Mrs. Sullivan said that shortly before she left the organization she helped develop a plan by which Mr. Hubbard was to be paid $85 million by a new corporation, Religious Technology Center, in exchange for the ”Dianetics” trademark…
Howard D. Schomer, a former Scientologist who was an executive of the company from March 1982 until November 1982, said in an interview that he had been told a major task of its staff was to convert assets of the Church of Scientology to the assets owned by Mr. Hubbard, in part by preparing invoices for fictitious services by Mr. Hubbard.
He said that in the first six months he worked for Authors Services, Mr. Hubbard’s assets grew to $44 million from $10 million. Our purpose was to get as much money as we could from the church and make it look legal, he said. ”We were skimming money from the church; it was fraudulent as far as I was concerned.”
Members Blackmailed, They Say
In the interviews and at the trial, several former Scientologists said they had used confidential material from auditing sessions to blackmail members, a practice Judge Breckenridge deplored as repugnant and outrageous.
Laurel Sullivan was in charge of Mission Corporate Category Sort-Out (MCCS) in March 1980. Church attorneys and Church Legal staff met with Sullivan to discuss how to cover the tracks of the Religious Research Foundation, and other illegal schemes, which had poured Church of Scientology money into Ron Hubbard’s private accounts.
The MCCS meetings were tape recorded, these recordings are known as the Zolin tapes.
The Zolin tapes disclose a conspiracy to commit tax fraud.
Laurel Sullivan and some other ousted top executives were now making these tax fraud crimes known about.
In July 1984, the Criminal Investigation Division of the IRS (Los Angeles District) began investigating Ron Hubbard’s tax returns for the tax years 1979 through 1983.
Then the US Government tried to get the Zolin tapes which were sealed in the Los Angeles Superior Court records of the Gerry Armstrong court case with the Church. The Superior court denied access to the sealed Zolin tapes, so the government appealed the decision. The records of this appeal PROVE the Criminal Investigation Division of the IRS (Los Angeles District) started a criminal investigation for tax fraud at this time.
This is important because later in time Church PR and church attorneys will attempt to lie about this fact and deny that there was any such IRS investigation.
LRH and Pat Broeker and David Miscavige were all implicated in this crime because one method of getting church money to LRH was that Miscavige would courier the money to Broeker in Las Vegas.
July 1984 – Quoted from the following decision by the United States Court of Appeals:
In July 1984, the Criminal Investigation Division of the IRS (Los Angeles District) began investigating L. Ron Hubbard’s tax returns for the tax years 1979 through 1983.
In connection with this tax investigation, United States brought action to compel state court clerk to produce sealed documents, called the Zolin tapes. The United States District Court for the Central District of California, Harry L. Hupp, Jr., ordered production of some, but not all documents. 25
24 September 1984 – The 1967 IRS decision to remove the Church of Scientology of California from the roster of tax exempt organizations is upheld by the US Tax Court. The court found substantial evidence of private inurement to LRH and his family, including salaries, management fees, complete support of LRH’s family, and royalty payments on LRH’s writings. Additionally, the court found “covert indicia of benefit” to LRH including repayment of unspecified debts, and LRH’s absolute control over the millions of dollars resting in Operation Transport Corporation, Limited and the United States Churches of Scientology Trust.
Operation Transport Corporation is a non-charitable Panamanian corporation. OTC was found to be a sham corporation. The court found that the United States Churches of Scientology Trust and the Operation Transport Corporation were run for the private benefit of LRH and his family. 26
9 October 1984 – The International Association of Scientologists (IAS) is formed. Scientologists paid $2,000 to become lifetime members of the Association.
The IAS money is kept at a bank in Curacao. The manager of the funds is also the manager of funds from gambling, money made from internet poker sites.
19 November 1984 U.P.I. November 19, 1984
The Church of Scientology filed suit Monday to block a state court from releasing documents belonging to church-founder L. Ron Hubbard. Superior Court Judge Paul Breckenridge, ruled in August that Armstrong did nothing wrong by taking the files, which included Hubbard’s letters and diaries, and ordered that the material could be released publically.
The church appealed the decision, and a temporary stay of Breckenridge’s order to release the documents was issued by the state Supreme Court.
Unless restrained … the defendant will release for public dissemination thousands of private and stolen documents, thereby violating the plaintiff’s constitutional rights to privacy and due process of law, the lawsuit complains. Once these documents are released, the harm to these plaintiffs is irreparable and complete. 27
The only way releasing the documents would harm the church is if they proved lies.
This effort to block their issuance and saying they will harm the church, shows that the documents prove lies by church officials, including LRH. Here we have more evidence that Hubbard and the Church do not care about the truth – they want to be able to tell lies to people to enhance their public image, that is what is important to them, not the truth.
20 December 1984 – The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals turned down a request from the Church of Scientology to prevent public disclosure of documents the church says were stolen by Gerry Armstrong. The Appeals court let stand California court rulings that permit disclosure of the documents today. The material has been kept under a court seal until now. The papers could be opened for public inspection as of today. 28
Hours after thousands of personal records and writings of Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard were released by a court Thursday, a judge ordered the papers resealed.
Superior Court Judge Lawrence Waddington responded to an emergency lawsuit filed by Scientology members named in the papers who claimed their privacy rights were violated by public release of the documents.
About 1985, a black operation is begun to physically attack witnesses for government litigation against the Church, and other “enemies.” The operatives have the code name “The Minutemen.” Miscavige and Rathbun would say to Eugene Ingram, wouldn’t it be nice if so and so got beat up. Ingram would assign one or two of his operatives to do it.
One such vigilante was sent to attack expelled Scientologist, Bent Corydon.
A Mexican Scientologist was severely beaten up. There are many others. 29
What is the difference now between these Church thugs and the Gestapo or the Mafia?
This is not a church – its organized crime operating under the cloak of being a church.
31 January 1985 – Jesse Prince had hired attorney Earle Cooley to handle RTC’s suit against David Mayo’s group, Advance Ability Center. When Mayo left Scientology he took nothing with him, so when he started his group, he had to re-write the NOTS materials from his memory. This was easy for him to do since he was the one who had written all of the NOTS materials when he was in the church.
RTC infiltrated Mayo’s group and committed the crime of breaking and entering to obtain a copy of Mayo’s rewritten NOTS materials. These materials were then evidence in the copyright lawsuit that RTC brought against Mayo.
Attorney Cooley knew that RTC obtained Mayo’s rewritten NOTS materials illegally. In preparing Jesse Prince to take the stand in this case, Cooley advised Jesse to lie about how RTC got Mayo’s materials. Cooley told Jesse to testify under oath that someone had dropped the materials off on the front steps.
The Scientologists filed a lawsuit against the Advanced Ability Centers, also naming David Mayo, Robin Scott, Morag Bellmaine, Ron Lawley and Jon Zegel.
The Complaint was for racketeering; false description of origin; unfair competition; receipt and concealment of stolen property; breach of trust; breach of contract; trade secret misappropriation.2
1 April 1985 – A federal judge dismissed a defamation suit against a Boston attorney, Michael Flynn. U.S. District Judge Manuel Real dismissed the church’s lawsuit because L. Ron Hubbard failed to appear for a March 20 deposition.
The Church loses several lawsuits around this period of time because a judge had ordered Ron Hubbard to appear and he did not comply with the order.
Julie Christofferson is awarded 39 million in damages in her lawsuit against the Church.
The court found the Church guilty of practicing “Fair Game” against her and awarded her damages on 18 May 1985. Several months later a judge ruled it a mistrial.
Miscavige confides to Jesse Prince that they did not want LRH appearing in any court. Miscavige says there’s some things about LRH you just don’t know and you have got to grow up and know something, that LRH is mentally unstable.
Also, Rick Aznaran was up at Creston once and he told Jesse that he could hear Ron screaming at thetans late at night when he was there.
Ron was heavily medicated with drugs from Dr. Denk, like valium and tranquilizers. Rick opened the medicine drawer and was surprised to find every kind of drug imaginable.
Jesse says that LRH was having Denk assist him with research. Denk provided any drug LRH wanted and LRH was being the guinea pig. Dennis Erlich claims to have met a guy who was also bringing cocaine, marijuana and LSD to LRH in Creston. 30
27 June 1985 – Gerald Armstrong had filed a $60 million fraud suit against Scientology. On this date there is a hearing in that case wherein Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Paul Breckenridge Jr., said he would rule later on Armstrong’s request to see statements he made to an auditor when he joined the church.
Scientologists claim that the statements are privileged and that the First Amendment guarantee of religious freedom precludes their use in court. 32
Gerry Armstrong had taken 21 boxes of L. Ron Hubbard’s personal documents and the Church sued Armstrong, requesting that the court order him to return the boxes. The Church lost the case. Kima Douglas testified in favor of Gerry Armstrong in that case. Kima Douglas was L. Ron Hubbard’s personal Medical Officer from 1975 until 1980. Douglas was with Hubbard on a daily basis.
Douglas testified that she was with Hubbard when he approved Armstrong’s request to collect material for a biography. She had also been present when Hubbard had ordered that confidential counselling folders should be “culled” for admissions of crimes, and anti-social or immoral actions, for future use.
Additionally, Mary Sue Hubbard wrote Guardian Order 121669 which tells the Church intelligence personnel to go through the preclear files of attackers to find data useful to stopping the attacker. Ever after, Church intelligence personnel have been going through preclear folders of people they have targeted, looking for information that could be used against the targeted person. 2
The Church has been using confidential pc folder information against people as a matter of policy. This proves they have no respect for the privacy of personal confessional data. Then, they refuse to turn over Gerry Armstrong’s pc folder to the court, claiming it is privileged confessional information! What a joke! They don’t care about that at all!
People getting auditing in the Church should not trust the Church with confessional data.
Ron Hubbard had also ordered that all confessional data of a criminal or embarrassing nature should be sent to him, and he kept that as a record. They are keeping this data as potential blackmail and to design intelligence operations against you, should they ever decide to make you a Fair Game target.
30 September 1985 – The Internal Revenue Service sent a letter to the Church of Scientology, warning that it might indict Ron Hubbard for tax fraud. 34
October 1985 – The International Association of Scientologists (IAS) celebrated its first anniversary. It was announced that the Church had an international staff of over 8,500, the Association’s total membership numbered 12,000.
Even before the rift the Church probably had less than 50,000 members. The figures are very revealing.
They had probably lost at least half of their membership in the schism. 2
That is only 1.4 paying public Scientologists per staff member. The lack of people taking services in Churches and Missions has made the courserooms become practically empty.
November 1985 – The Church named David Mayo in another lawsuit.
In the lawsuit Larry Wollersheim had brought against the Church, the Judge had ruled that the OT3 materials should go into evidence. In the United States, documents put into evidence generally become publicly available.
The Los Angeles Times obtained the materials, and published a brief account of OT3, which was enthusiastically taken up by newspapers throughout the U.S. 2
The OT levels cannot be considered a secret any longer. They have been made public in several court cases, they have appeared in the media, and they have been made publically available by the Swedish government. They have been issued regularly over the internet.
13 November 1985 – The Church had brought a lawsuit against David Mayo’s group, the Advanced Ability Center (AAC). A federal judge ruled that the AAC can continue until a hearing on November 21.
The Church attorneys claim that the Advance Abilities Center is conducting religious counseling using upper-level material taken in December 1983 from a church outlet in Copenhagen.
David Mayo says he originally wrote 95% of the material while working with L. Ron Hubbard in the Church of Scientology. He said when he founded the rival group in July 1983, he reconstructed and improved much of the material. Mayo denied receiving any documents from thieves.
Mayo’s attorney, Michael Treman, said he has given Judge Pfaelzer evidence that Mayo composed the contested material months before the Danish theft. They have no evidence our client got anything that was taken in Denmark, Treman said. 36
21 November 1985 – A hearing is held in the lawsuit the Church brought against Mayo.
David Mayo was the first witness called in a federal court hearing held in response to an effort by the Church of Scientology to stop Mayo from using the upper level technology called NOTs. Mayo testified that after he left the church he began reconstructing and revising upper-level teachings, which he said he developed with Hubbard in 1978.
Mayo said he personally authored roughly 80 percent to 90 percent of the NOTs material.
To the amazement of many, the Court issued a temporary injunction enjoining defendants from the use or distribution of any of the OT levels called NOTs. Mayo’s Advanced Ability Center relied upon his version of these levels for a fair proportion of its income. It took almost a year for the injunction to be removed, by which time Mayo’s group had been driven out of business.
The Church also contended that the upper-level materials were a trade secret. When the injunction was finally overturned, the Appeal Judges ruled that the Church’s contention that the disputed materials are religious scripture and a trade secret, were contrary to one another. If the materials are a trade secret, then they have economic value, and that makes the church a business, not a religion.
In other words, the Church could not have it both ways, religious scriptures are not business trade secrets. 2
Early 1986 – The case of Church of Scientology v FBI director Webster is dismissed.
The case was dismissed after the Church defied an order to produce LRH for deposition.
Early 1986 – Vicki Aznaran was aware that certain IRS indictments were about to be handed down against Ron Hubbard. The Justice Department and the IRS were looking into allegations that Mr. Hubbard and his aides violated Federal tax laws and other statutes. 50 The investigation was initiated after The New York Times reported in July 1984 that several former church officials alleged that Mr. Hubbard had directed them to secretly divert more than $100 million from church coffers into foreign bank accounts that Ron Hubbard controlled.
David Miscavige was taking millions of dollars of Church money and giving it to Pat Broeker in Las Vegas. Broeker was then supposed to give the money to Ron Hubbard. Thus, David Miscavige and Pat Broeker were also under an IRS-CID investigation for conspiracy to commit tax fraud.
David Miscavige said, “the only way to stop it now is if the old man dies.” 36
Boston attorney Michael Flynn said Ron Hubbard was about to be indicted by the Justice Department.
It was imminent, within the next few days. (But, LRH died just before that happened.) 42
Church of Spiritual Technology, Religious Technology Center, Church of Scientology International had applied to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for tax exemption.
On January 7, 1986, the IRS issued adverse rulings to the three applicants. In this initial ruling, the IRS stated, among other things, that CST exercises a decisive influence over other such organizations; and that CST was not operated for exempt purposes because it operated in a commercial manner. 37
16 January 1986 – L. Ron Hubbard had a cerebral vascular accident (stroke) about one week prior to his death and LRH died as a result of that stroke. Hubbard displayed Dysphrasia the last 8 days of his life. (This information was what Dr. Denk told the Sheriff-Coroner after LRH had died.) 38, 48
Dysphrasia is imperfection of utterance due to a central or cerebral defect.
Ron’s physician, Gene Denk, was gambling in Nevada when Ron had his stroke. David Miscavige and the Aznarans had taken Denk on this gambling trip a couple of weeks before the death and were there with Denk.
By the time Denk returned to Creston, there was nothing he could do.
19 January 1986 – David Miscavige likely knew where LRH was living because the sister of his wife was working directly with LRH as his personal maid at Creston.
Vicki Aznaran got word from Annie Broeker that LRH was sick and not doing well. Vicki Aznaran says that Ron summoned Ray Mithoff and Pat and Annie Broeker just prior to his death and only them. 43
Jesse Prince says that just before Ron died, certain people disappeared for 3 or 4 days prior to Ron’s death. David Miscavige disappeared. Ray Mithoff was woken up in the middle of the night, given a Ford Bronco and told to go there. When Ray got back he said he was auditing LRH. 39
20 January 1986 – A Certificate of Religious Belief is purportedly signed by LRH on this day. It says that LRH objects to any autopsy being perfomed on his body. It is witnessed by Pat and Anne Broeker and Stephen J. Pfauth. The signature does not look like LRH’s usual signature. 40
Who is this mystery man, Stephen J. Pfauth? And what is he doing there at Creston?
Steven J Pfauth – now part of Operation Save Scientology –
see Declaration of Independence from a true friend of LRH
Steve blew the RPF in January of 1989, and suddenly resurfaced to help out Marty and Operation Save Scientology – January 13, 2010.
23 January 1986 – LRH purportedly signs a last-minute will, drafted by Sherman Lenske. This will says LRH has set up, on the same day, Author’s Family Trust-B. The new will names Norman F. Starkey as its Trustee, and also as Executor of the will.
This will gives all LRH intellectual property (copyrights) to Author’s Family Trust-B.
It is witnessed by Anne Broecker, Pat Broecker, Stephen J. Pfauth and Raymond Mithoff.
The “LRH” signature on this will also looks like a forgery. The scrawling signature does not look anything like Ron Hubbard’s signature. The scrawling signature starts out on the line for the signature, then it sloppily drifts down below the line for the signature.
This last-minute will is not valid because Hubbard is mentally incapacitated by a stroke, he cannot even talk correctly, so he cannot legally sign anything.
Jesse Prince says all of LRH’s intellectual property is given to Author’s Family Trust-B. Norman Starkey’s main duty is to transfer the copyrights from Author’s Family Trust-B, to the Church of Spiritual Technology. 41
24 January 1986 – Ron Hubbard died at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 24, 1986, at his ranch near Creston, in California. He was attended by his doctor, Eugene Denk, and at least two other Scientologists. Church attorney, Earle Cooley, was informed. He advised that nothing be done before his arrival from Los Angeles, when he took charge. 2
Vaughn Young was told at 10:00 PM. Vaughn went to the death site that night along with David Miscavige and some attorneys. They left LA at 1:00 AM and arrived at 4:00 AM. Vaughn says, since none of them had been there, including Miscavige, Pat Broeker met them at a restaurant and escorted them to the ranch. 46
Vicki Aznaran also went to the Creston Ranch. When she arrived Miscavige said that Ron is dead and he did not want to see “any grief bullshit about it.” 43
The body was kept at the ranch for over eleven hours before being collected by Reis Chapel mortuary in San Luis Obispo on Saturday morning. The mortuary notified the coroner’s office, concerned that Cooley had made a request for immediate cremation.
Sheriff-Coroner George Whiting said his office became involved in the case because of the 11-hour lag between the time Hubbard died and the time the coroner was notified.
Dr. Denk reported that Hubbard had died several days after suffering a brain hemorrhage, and indicated on the death certificate that the cause of death was a cerebral vascular accident, a stroke. 48
When the Coroner learned there was a Will signed a day before the death, he wondered whether LRH was of sound mind at the time he signed the Will because Dr. Denk had said LRH’s clinical history supported a possible neurological problem. Due to this fact the Coroner decided to not permit Dr. Denk to certify the cause of death and the Coroner ordered an autopsy. 48
When LRH’s body was taken to the mortuary, the Coroner went there. Attorney Sherman Lenske and Attorney Earl Cooley were at the mortuary and the Coroner told them he was ordering an autopsy because of the Will being signed one day before the death. Sherman Lenske then gave the Coroner a Certificate of Religious Belief which stated that LRH objected to any autopsy being performed on his body. This was signed just four days before his death, on 24 January 1986. 48
The Coroner then suggested a toxicology study of LRH’s blood and the attorneys said they had no problem with that.
Dr. Gene Denk provided blood samples and photographs to obtain a permit to cremate the body.
Whiting said there was no sign of drugs in the blood samples provided by Hubbard’s private physician, Dr. Gene Denk, and pictures of the body showed no signs of trauma. 47
The Coroner calls Dr. Karl E. Kirschner to the mortuary to perform an external medical inspection and to draw a blood sample for the toxicology study. The Coroner took 13 photographs and fingerprints of the body. Then Dr. Denk and David Miscavige arrived. Miscavige had a copy of the 1982 Will and Codicil dated 1983. The 1983 Codicil was a statement that LRH objected to an autopsy.
The Coroner says the contents of the 1982 Will and the 1986 Will are basically the same. 44, 48
Dr. Kirschner writes a report after examining LRH’s body. The report notes 10 needle puncture wounds were found underneath a bandaide on LRH’s buttock.
Dr. Kirschner took a blood sample from LRH’s body and took it to a laboratory for a toxicology study. Sierra Vista Hospital does the study on the LRH blood sample and writes a report stating they found Vistaril in LRH’s blood. (Vistaril is a psych drug – a sedative.) 45
Perhaps Hubbard was raving at his body thetans again and needed “subduing”?
That means Dr. Denk drew blood from LRH from some earlier time, because Dr. Denk’s sample had no drugs in it! This shows planning ahead by Dr. Denk and his cohorts.
Whiting has said that he regretted that he was forbidden from ordering an autopsy. He said he was prevented from doing so under California law. Earl Cooley had a document, signed by Ron Hubbard, forbidding an autopsy on religious grounds. Miscavige and Earle Cooley give this to the coroner, so no autopsy was done. 43, 50
Without being able to perform an autopsy, the Coroner had little choice but to accept Dr. Denk’s stated reason for the death. Therefore, the coroner’s report says LRH died of a stroke, and he had Vistaril in his blood.
The Coroner’s report states that the Coroner terminated his investigation when Miscavige and Dr. Denk showed him the 1982 and 1986 wills, they then convinced the Coroner there was no material difference between the two wills. (Then why the need for a last-minute will, if there was no significant difference?) 48
The Coroner’s office released the body to Denk and Cooley, who attended the cremation. Ron’s body was cremated 24 hours after his death. Cooley said that the ashes had been scattered at sea by 3:40 p.m. that day, Saturday, January 25.
Church officials claimed that although Hubbard had suffered a stroke the week before his death, he was lucid when he amended his will the day before he died. 49 (The scrawling signature on the last-minute will does not indicate that he was lucid.)
Creston was where the story was put together that LRH had moved on to the next level of research. For PR purposes, Miscavige and pals concocted a lie to tell to Scientologists. 46
Dr. Denk then disappears for a year. Denk is gagged from talking about the year he spent with LRH prior to his death. Why is that Miscavige? What did Denk know that you were hiding from the rest of us by gagging Denk?
This death has the earmarkings of premeditated murder.
There was a motive. Ron Hubbard, David Miscavige, and Pat Broeker were about to be charged with the crime of federal tax fraud. Miscavige said the only way out of it now, was if Ron Hubbard died.
David Miscavige, church PR, and church attorneys have repeatedly lied by saying there was no IRS investigation into Ron Hubbard for tax fraud. There is proof that the IRS was in fact investigating Ron Hubbard for tax fraud. The Zolin tapes were put into evidence in the Gerry Armstrong court case. The Zolin tapes were proof of conspiracy to commit tax fraud by Ron Hubbard and church officials. The IRS asked for a copy of the Zolin tapes but they were under seal by court order. The IRS then made a request to an appeals court judge, asking that they be given a copy of the Zolin tapes. Those court requests made by the IRS are proof that the IRS was investigating Ron Hubbard for tax fraud.
There was the mystery man at Creston, Stephen J. Pfauth. What was his role at Creston?
There was a lot of planning ahead for this death, that is premeditation. Dr. Denk had provided a blood sample that had no drugs in it, so it was taken from some earlier time.
A last-minute will had been prepared ahead of time by Sherman Lenske. A document forbidding autopsy had also been prepared for Ron Hubbard to sign at the last minute.
Dr. Denk, church attorneys, and David Miscavige go around doing whatever was needed to prevent an autopsy, and to get approval to get Hubbard’s body quickly cremated.
The effort to prevent an autopsy and their big hurry to get the body cremated shows they were hiding something – either how long the body was dead or the true cause of death.
27 January 1986 – David Miscavige and cohorts hold an event at Hollywood Palladium to announce the death of L. Ron Hubbard. There were 4,000 Scientologists attending. 51
David Miscavige, Pat and Annie Broeker and attorney Earl Cooley presided over it.
Their invented public relations story –
The audience was told that Hubbard had decided to leave the body, because it was hindering his OT research.
David Miscavige assured them that Hubbard had moved on to his next level of OT research. Miscavige added, This level is beyond anything any one of us ever imagined. This level is in fact done in an exterior state, meaning that it is done completely exterior from the body. At this level of OT, the body is nothing more than an impediment. 2
Pat and Annie Broeker say they were with LRH several days before his death and LRH said that he had to continue his research into the upper OT levels without his body. Pat says he was assisting LRH with his research into the upper levels and was privy to them. Pat Broeker says LRH left completed OT levels up to OT XV. Pat says he was personally in charge of them and that he and RTC were to decide when to release them.
Cooley says he saw LRH’s body at Creston Ranch and found nothing wrong with it. 52
They told two lies to the other Scientologists –
1. LRH did not die of illness, he intentionally left his body to continue his OT research
2. LRH left completed OT levels up to OT XV
After LRH died, Pat Broker is going over scraps of paper that are “LRH research notes” to try to put together an OT 8 through OT 15 that they could deliver. This was never successful. Ray Mithoff then tried to use these notes to concoct an OT VIII to deliver.
The first version of OT VIII contained a detailed briefing about god and the Bible. It upset people, so they came out with a second and third version of OT VIII. They also contain a watered down briefing about god, and you are supposed to unite with god. All three versions of OT VIII were a major disappointment.
The advertised results of thetan abilities, immortality, total freedom – were not attained.
The top of the Scientology Bridge is to realize that you are a creation, that god made you.
The Scientology Bridge is a Dead End, it is the Bridge to Nowhere.
More correctly, Scientology is the Bridge to Nowhere in attainment of “Thetan Abilities”.
Scientology is an arm of the slavemasters and their Grand Plan for a New World Order.
In that function, Scientology is a bridge or road to somewhere – a covert road to slavery.
The New World Order people have created many sub-groups, all acting as fronts towards the goal of establishing a One World government, controlled and run by the slavemasters.
Individuation, an LRH lecture 25 November 1959 –
…you’re sharing in the building of a new knowledge and a new world.
Since they did not have any further OT levels to deliver, they used this solution –
Scientology News Issue 15, February 2001 – makes the following announcement:
Before releasing OT 9 and 10
1. Each and every Scientologist must complete OT VIII
2. All orgs have to be Saint Hill size
The above will never happen. There are always new people coming into Scientology so there will never be a time when every Scientologist is an OT VIII. These impossible requirements serve the purpose of covering up the truth – that they lied at the LRH death event when they said LRH left behind completed OT levels up to OT XV.
Two characteristics of Church top executives is they lie and conceal vital information.
They also commit continous criminal acts, it was that way before and after the takeover.
OT 7 with their off-source 6-month sec-checks was their big cash cow. People who had completed OT 8 were now waiting for the Non-Existent Upper Bridge to be released. Therefore, to continue making money off of the people who had completed their OT 8, Miscavige said everyone had to re-do OT 7. The real reason for putting OT 8s back on OT 7 was they don’t have an Upper Bridge to deliver, resulting in lost continual income from people who had nothing left to do on the Bridge.
Miscavige had a meeting with the OT VIIIs. He tells them that the OT 7 course did not work, was not working, and had to be re-engineered. They would all have to do OT 7 again, and the 1200 OT VIIIs would have to pay the increased price. 6
What he doesn’t tell them is the alarming number of people on OT 7 and OT 8 who had died from cancer. Nor does he mention the number of people on OT 7 and 8 who had a psychotic break, or the large number of them who were leaving the Church.
Los Angeles Times January 28, 1986 –
Hubbard, according to Scientology lawyer Earle Cooley, died in his sleep last Friday on a ranch outside San Luis Obispo… At the time his death was announced, Hubbard was under criminal investigation by the Internal Revenue Service, which, among other things, had been trying to determine whether millions of dollars of church funds were diverted to his personal use.
29 January 1986 – Church attorney John Peterson delivered fingerprint records to the Coroner. One of these records was a certified copy of FBI fingerprints on LRH. These matched the fingerprints taken by the Coroner. 48
The Associated Press January 29, 1986 –
County Chief Deputy Coroner Don Hines said Tuesday he was notified of Hubbard’s death at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, several hours after Hubbard reportedly died.
A death certificate signed by Hubbard’s personal physician, Dr. Eugene Denk of Los Angeles, a will, and a certificate of religious belief from Hubbard asking that no autopsy be performed were turned over to the coroner’s investigator…
[Michael] Flynn alleged that there were going to be indictments announced against Hubbard in the next couple of days, but church general counsel John Peterson denied the IRS was conducting any investigation.
The Washington Post January 29, 1986 –
Church of Scientology Reports Death of Founder
George Whiting, the sheriff and coroner of San Luis Obispo County, said today in a telephone interview that the body was photographed and fingerprinted.
Whiting said county authorities had been barred from performing an autopsy by a certificate of religious belief. Whiting said the certificate presented to him stated that I, Lafayette Ronald Hubbard, declare . . . that based upon my religious beliefs I object to any and all post-mortem anatomical dissections . . . . The certificate was dated eight days ago and witnessed by Patrick D. Broeker, Anne M. Broeker and Stephen J. Pfauth.
Denk signed the death certificate, which attributed cause of death to cerebral vascular accident.
Hubbard was about to be indicted by the Justice Department, [Michael] Flynn said. It was imminent, I mean, within the next few days . . . . the timing of this death is remarkable, especially since there is no body left to do an autopsy on.
Critics of Scientology have said Hubbard was in hiding to escape growing legal problems, including battles with the IRS and several civil lawsuits filed against the church and its founder by former members. Cooley said the legal actions had passed from this earth with Mr. Hubbard’s body. There is no cause of action left.
United Press International January 29, 1986 –
FBI fingerprint records confirm that Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard is, in fact, dead, officials said Wednesday.
Hubbard was also under a criminal investigation by the Interal Revenue Service over allegations he had diverted millions of church dollars to his own use.
Sheriff-Coroner Whiting said… there was no sign of drugs in the blood samples provided by Hubbard’s private physician, Dr. Gene Denk…
The blood samples, fingerprints and photographs were provided, he said, to obtain a permit to cremate the body.
The New York Times January 29, 1986 –
George S. Whiting, the county coroner, said…he regretted that he was forbidden from ordering an autopsy by a certificate of religious preference, purportedly signed by Mr. Hubbard, declaring his objection to an autopsy.
A Federal grand jury is looking into allegations that Mr. Hubbard and his aides violated Federal tax laws and other statutes. The investigation, led by the Justice Department and the Internal Revenue Service, was initiated after The New York Times reported in July 1984 that several former church officials alleged that Mr. Hubbard had directed them to secretly divert more than $100 million from church coffers into foreign bank accounts.
CORRECTION: The Internal Revenue Service is investigating their financial dealings, but there is no Federal grand jury investigation of allegations that Mr. Hubbard and his aides violated Federal tax laws and other statutes.
February 1986 – The Estate of L. Ron Hubbard is subject to the control of the Trustee, Norman Starkey. He is a junior of David Miscavige. Miscavige and Starkey make an 800-page inventory list of all of LRH’s copyrighted works, close to 20,000 individual works.
Miscavige says the probate of LRH’s estate was important to him. Fulfilling Hubbard’s final wishes meant seeing that Scientology Scripture passed to the Church of Spiritual Technology.
Miscavige had Mary Sue Hubbard under “house arrest” in Los Angeles. She had two Sea Org members living with her. They went everywhere with her and they reported daily to Miscavige what she did every day.
Miscavige takes Jesse Prince and over a dozen other Sea Org execs and invaded the house of Mary Sue Hubbard. She was recovering from lung cancer surgery and was in a wheelchair. Some of the other Sea Org members were Lyman Spurlock, Norman Starkey, Vicki Aznaran, Marc Yaeger, Ray Mithoff and Marty Rathbun.
Larry Heller was one of the attorneys there representing Miscavige. Larry Heller is one of the secret “Special Directors” of Church of Spiritual Technology. Mary Sue Hubbard did not have an attorney there to represent her.
Mary Sue was made to sign an agreement wherein she was paid $100,000 to relinquish any kind of claim on the copyrights, trademarks, and bank accounts. Ron’s children were given $50,000 each. She did not want to sign and Miscavige started screaming at her “You are going to sign it!”
Miscavige said they were running the Church, its got nothing to do with her and she was lucky to get what she was getting. Miscavige said “Everything LRH did, he did for the Church. We are the Church, not you. Therefore, everything is staying right here with us.”
The moment when she relinquished and signed the document, was when Mithoff made her feel that LRH did not care about her. She asked Mithoff, with tears in her eyes, if Ron had said anything, or asked about her before he passed. Mithoff said, “No, he didn?t mention your name.” At that, she bowed her head and they stuck the papers underneath her hand and she started signing. 53
The Associated Press February 7, 1986 –
Hubbard’s will, signed with a scrawling signature and accompanied by his thumbprint, was filed Wednesday in San Luis Obispo Superior Court.
18 February 1986 – L. Ron Hubbard’s last will is admitted to the probate court, Superior Court of the County of San Luis Obispo, probate case # 20885. The court has appointed Norman F. Starkey as the executor of the will.
April 1986 – Religiious Technology Center won its injunction against Advanced Ability Center.
David Mayo’s group is shut down. (The appellate court reversed this decision.)
The Scientologists at AAC then went to another group and continued on. 55
June 1986 – Jesse Prince was in the room when David Miscavige, Marty Rathbun and Gene Ingram were planning a black intelligence operation to physically beat up attorney Charles O’Reilly. He was also in the room a few days later when they were celebrating having pulled it off. 56
The Minutemen ride again!
15 July 1986 –
SCIENTOLOGY POLICY DIRECTIVE
15 July 1986R Revised 17 July 1987
All Orgs and Missions
ISSUE LINE FOR SOURCE DATA
On 24 January 1986, L. Ron Hubbard discarded the MEST body he had been using and moved on to higher level OT research.
The speed that LRH researched and wrote up new discoveries was so great that it surpassed the rate at which it was released and sent out. LRH thus left behind a wealth of as-yet-unissued material.
The purpose of this Scientology Policy Directive is to inform you of how these LRH materials will be issued. LRH’s provisions for the future release of his materials included seeing to it that a unit was hatted and trained so that it could carry out his instructions to the letter. This unit was established several years ago in the Office of Senior C/S Int in CMO International, and was and is called LRH Technical Research and Compilations (RTRC). Its staff were thoroughly trained and apprenticed by LRH. His intention in doing this was to ensure that he could continue full speed ahead with his research, in complete confidence that the notes and taped dictations made as he progressed could later be competently put into issuable form and made available to his friends whether he was physically present to do the job or not.
The task of LRH Tech Research and Compilations is to compile* LRH material, from his written notes and following his precise instructions, into standardized types of issues. These include HCO Bulletins, HCO Policy Letters, books and course checksheets, depending on what was specified by LRH. Each of these will consist of the exact Source writings, precisely as LRH wrote them up, and issued per his instructions — and without additives, deletions or interpretations.
The staff in this unit have also been given extensive and extremely detailed instructions for the handling of revisions to existing materials, where, for example, LRH’s notes specified revising or modifying a point in an existing issue because of an illegal alteration by others in the past or because of a later discovery LRH had made.
This does not mean that this unit is the “source” of tech material or that it writes or originates anything. It is not there to originate, experiment with or interpret tech or policy. Its sole purpose is to make available existing Source materials with absolutely no alteration, exactly per LRH’s directions. There is only one Source of Dianetics and
Scientology tech and policy; there will always be only one Source, and that is L. Ron Hubbard.
Each compilation done by LRH Tech Research and Compilations unit is carefully checked against LRH’s writings, to ensure that there is no slightest departure from them and that the purity of the tech is totally protected.
The responsibility for approval of these issues rests with Religious Technology Center.
* compile: To gather and put together (statistics, facts, etc.) in an orderly form. [from Webster’s New World Dictionary]
LRH Tech will continue to be issued in red on white HCO Bulletins. LRH Policy will continue to be issued in green on white HCO Policy Letters. Both these issue types will continue to bear LRH’s signature, as they will be assembled directly from his notes and dictation.
HCOBs and HCO PLs that are newly compiled will carry a notation under LRH’s name of “Compilation assisted by LRH Technical Research and Compilations”. (Reference: HCOB 24 Jan 1977, TECH CORRECTION ROUND-UP)
In instances where LRH notes or instructions require that an existing HCOB or HCO PL be revised or updated, the HCOB or HCO PL will carry a notation under LRH’s name of “Revision assisted by LRH Technical Research and Compilations”.
There are also some unpublished HCOBs and HCO PLs, fully written in their final form by LRH, which were intended for a later release date. When they are released, the original date will be given along with the date of release. Such issues will be in the usual HCOB or HCO PL format and will not have any “assisted by” notation.
The longstanding rule that “If it isn’t in writing from LRH, it’s not true” is every bit as valid as it ever was.
Right now there is more than enough tech and policy existing in LRH’s HCO PLs, HCOBs, tapes and books to clear this planet and take any person to states higher than he or she ever dreamed were possible. And with the rest of LRH’s research writings being issued we will have all of the tech, to take Man to full OT, and all of the administrative
policy, to make the job that much easier.
Cmdr. Ray Mithoff SNR C/S INTERNATIONAL
Authorized by AVC INTERNATIONAL
for CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY INTERNATIONAL
When LRH died they concocted a false public relations story at Creston. They would tell the Scientologists the lie that LRH did not die of illness, that he had intentionally dropped his body so he could move on to the next level of research. That very same false public relations story is stated at the beginning of this SPD.
The remainder of this SPD is the same tactic – wherein they have concocted a false story to hide the fact that they are altering, deleting and fabricating LRH issues. They say they have LRH notes for this – but no one is allowed to see the LRH handwritten originals that supposedly exist for their alterations, deletions and fabrications. It is another cover story.
The decision to make alterations to LRH issues comes right after the realization that LRH copyrights had fallen into the public domain. That is what they are hiding and that is why they are re-writing the LRH issues so they can obtain a new copyright wherein CSI is the author, not LRH.
July 1986 – A Los Angeles jury awards Larry Wollersheim $30 million in damages.
The court found the Church guilty of practicing “Fair Game” against Larry Wollersheim (they destroyed his business). One of the intelligence black operations run on him by David Miscavige, Marty Rathbun and Gene Ingram, was a fake bomb placed on the doorsteps of his parents. Another was approaching his sister in a supermarket and telling her that Larry will not live to collect any money. Another was physically beating up his attorney, Charles O’Reilly.
The Church appealed the decision.
Stacy Young was told it looks like Wollersheim was going to win his suit against CSC.
Therefore, CSC had to be gutted of all of its assets before the decision was handed down.
All that would be left of the Church of Scientology of California would be a corporate shell.
Treasury Secretary, Rhea Smith, tells Stacy that all assets of CSC had been taken out of CSC accounts. 57
United Press International August 8, 1986 –
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals lifted an injunction given by U.S. District Judge Mariana R. Pfaelzer to the Church of Scientology as a means of barring dissemination of the Church’s ”sacred texts” by a now-defunct splinter church.
The court also rejected Scientology claims that its sacred texts were protected trade secrets that were stolen and given to the Church of the New Civilization. The appeals court also rejected the trade secrets claim.
In the trade secrets portion of the ruling, the court said for the texts to be protected as a trade secret it must convey actual or potential commercial advantage. We do not accept that a trade secret can be based on the spiritual advantage the Church believes its adherents acquire over non-adherents, wrote Judge Harry Pregerson.
Santa Barbara attorney Gary Bright, representing the Church of New Civilization, said the appeals court is forcing the Scientologists to say the texts are either commercial or religious. If its religious then its not subject to trade secrecy. If its commercial activity then it’s not religious and can be taxed, Bright said.
Los Angeles Times August 9, 1986 –
Scientology Tenets Not Trade Secrets, U.S. Court Rules
A federal appeals court ruled Friday that the Church of Scientology’s confidential teachings are not protected by California trade secrets law, dealing a blow to the organization’s hard-fought campaign to block former members from operating rival churches where courses are offered at a fraction of the cost.
In its unanimous opinion, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said the state law protects economic, but not religious, secrets.
The Church of Scientology not only contended that the confidential materials, called NOTS, were stolen and distributed in violation of federal racketeering laws but that the materials were protected against use by others under California’s commercial trade secrets law.
In November, U.S. District Judge Mariana R. Pfaelzer of Los Angeles rendered a major victory for the church, saying that the religious programs did appear to be covered by the commercial trade secrets law.
Pfaelzer issued a preliminary injunction barring further distribution of the confidential materials until a trial could resolve the issue. The injunction effectively put the Advanced Ability Center, also known as the Church of the New Civilization, out of business.
In its 38-page opinion, the appeals court said Pfaelzer erred and that the injunction should not have been issued.
We hold that the California courts would conclude that sacred Scriptures do not meet the definition of a trade secret under California law, Judge Harry Pregerson wrote for the court. The Church of Scientology, the judges said, did not contend that it would suffer economic damage by release of the materials. Indeed, to do so would raise grave doubts about its claim as a religion and a not-for-profit corporation, they added.
Instead, according to the opinion, the church argued that distribution of the materials outside the church’s control could spiritually harm anyone who had not been prepared for the revelations through earlier courses.
Reached in Palo Alto, Mayo hailed the circuit court decision as a victory for religious freedom. My contention is that any philosophical or religious idea that can be of benefit to mankind should be available to mankind, he said. The idea of trying to protect a religious idea or a philosophical idea as a trade secret is not only a violation of the Constitution, but it’s ethically wrong.
The splinter churches say that the Church of Scientology charges far too much for its courses. For example, at the church headquarters in Florida, one upper-level course costs $12,100, while Mayo charged $1,500 for his version of the same course.
Referring to broader First Amendment issues, the judges also questioned whether a court can in effect curtail the religious practices of ex-Scientologists.
Pending an appeal, the case now goes back to Pfaelzer’s court. No date has been set for the start of a trial.
Forbes October 27, 1986 –
L. Ron Hubbard, one of the most bizarre entrepreneurs on record, proved cult religion can be big business. Now he’s declared dead, and the question is, did he take $200 million with him? At least $200 million in cash produced by his strange creation was gathered in Hubbard’s name, and there is believed to be much more in organization assets.
It is something no one may know outside a small, secretive band of Hubbard’s followers: What is happening to all that money?
The IRS was later able to prove in court that he was meanwhile skimming money, at least $3 million in 1972 alone, and laundering it through schemes involving phony billings, a dummy corporation in Panama and secret Swiss bank accounts.
The question was always how to get more money into Hubbard’s pocket and how to hide that from the IRS, says [Bill] Franks…
…much of the organization’s cash reportedly wound up in the Religious Research Foundation (RRF), which former church members say was a Liberian shell corporation with bank accounts in Luxembourg and Liechtenstein. RRF was set up by three otherwise unimportant board members who had submitted their resignations in advance.
The RRF was used as a way station for money from the church to the unseen Hubbard’s own accounts in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Franks claims that RRF accounts alone totaled well over $100 million by 1981.
In 1980 Laurel Sullivan, for seven years Hubbard’s principal public relations official, was put in charge of an internal operation called Mission Corporate Category Sortout at the behest of Miscavige. Sullivan says she planned ways to juggle the church’s corporations to shield the unseen Hubbard from legal liability and to ensure that the income lines to Hubbard from the church could not be traced.
A separate corporation called Author Services, Inc. (ASI) was formed to manage Hubbard’s financial affairs and, apparently, those of the church as well. According to Howard Schomer, ASI’s treasury secretary in 1982, he sent up through Hubbard’s messengers weekly updates on Hubbard’s net worth from ASI. Schomer says Hubbard was pulling in well over $1 million a week through ASI when he, Schomer, left and that Hubbard’s net worth, through ASI alone, had risen more than $30 million in a nine-month period in 1982.
A particularly handy device to get money to Hubbard was back-billing the church for Hubbard’s past services. According to Schomer and others, Hubbard’s weekly gross income was the most important statistic kept by ASI, and it was ordained that the income keep rising.
The most remarkable transaction of all took place in 1982, when sources say Hubbard or his agents sold some of his copyrights for a reported $85 million and donated his trademarks, which were also valued at $85 million, to still another corporation, Religious Technology Center. (This dual transaction created an offsetting deduction, thanks to the donation, which made the sale effectively tax-free.) The head of Religious Technology Center also happens to be the very same man who notarized the document that authorized a key part of the transaction – David Miscavige.
Altogether, FORBES can total up at least $200 million gathered in Hubbard’s name through 1982. There may well have been much more.
In late September 1985, the Internal Revenue Service sent a letter to the Church of Scientology, warning that it might indict Hubbard for tax fraud.
Moreover, an IRS criminal investigation is gathering momentum in Los Angeles, and new litigation has flooded the courts. Awards for damages and personal suffering are being made, some in the tens of millions of dollars, to former members as well as external critics.
In probate court the cash in Hubbard’s estate amounted to around 14 million dollars.
There appears to be a lot of missing money – 100 million or more.
December 1986 – The Church settled every case brought against them through Boston attorney Michael Flynn. They also settled out of court with former Mission Holder Martin Samuels, and with Julie Christofferson-Tichboume. In a secret agreement, the plaintiffs agreed not to make any further public statements about Scientology, nor to disclose the amount of their settlements. When the document finally leaked out, it contained an interesting clause, saying that the amounts paid in settlement depended in part upon the” length and degree of harassment” each plaintiff had received.
The payments amounted to almost $4 million. For that price the Scientologists bought the silence of their most significant opponents.
With the Armstrong settlement, the Hubbard archives material which had been held under seal was returned to the Scientologists. The contents of the Affirmations, the Blood Ritual, and Hubbard’s letters to his three wives may never be published; but there is enough historical evidence now in the public record to show Hubbard for what he was. 2
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The Guardian Office and the Office of Special Affairs have four bureaus that work together to deal with people labeled as Fair Game by the Church. The 4 bureaus are Intelligence, Public Relations, Legal, and Finance.
Intelligence runs black intelligence operations on the person, as a way to stop the attack.
Public Relations tries to PR their way out of the attack.
Legal tries to sue their way out of the attack.
Finance buys their way out of the attack.
When the first three bureaus fail to stop the attack, Finance bureau then pays to stop it.
When the Church of Scientology pays the targeted person, they gag the person as part of the settlement agreement. Scientology does not care about the truth, it wants to be able to continue presenting people with a public image that is false.
Los Angeles Times December 17, 1986 –
A former archivist for the Church of Scientology has agreed to return thousands of pages of confidential church documents in exchange for an undisclosed payment as part of a settlement of his lawsuit against the church…
The documents, which a Superior Court judge said portray church founder L. Ron Hubbard as virtually a pathological liar, have been under court seal for nearly four years…
December 1986 – Scott Mayer was a Captain in the Sea Org who left the Church and exposed immoral things he knew about, such as the mistreatment of Sea Org children.
When the Scientologists located Scott Mayer living in Laguna, Ca., his car mysteriously exploded in a fire ball. 58
29 December 1986 – Boston attorney Michael Flynn is cleared of charges that he forged an LRH check for 2 million dollars. A court jury found George Kattar guilty of selling false information about the forged check to the Church of Scientology. Kattar falsely blamed the check forgery on Michael Flynn. 59
1987 – Jesse Prince was in RTC from 1982 to 1987. Jesse Prince says David Miscavige has a lifestyle that far exceeds his $40,000 annual salary. One day David showed Jesse his safe with stacked up gold and silver brick bars, rare coins and jewelry. He owns 4 new cars, and he and his wife have lavish wardrobes, such as David having closets full of tailor made suits valued at $2,000 each. They have a $20,000 stereo system and all handmade furniture valued around $40,000. They take 4 expensive vacations per year. They have about 20 servants. Meantime, Sea Org members are being paid $30.00 a week. 60
9 February 1987 – The IRS had wanted to get the Zolin tapes from the Gerry Armstrong court case. The Zolin tapes show conspiracy to commit tax fraud by Ron Hubbard and Church executives. The lower court refused to give the Zolin tapes to the IRS. The IRS appealed the decision, the Appeals Court allowed the IRS to get the relevant evidence.
United States of America, Petitioner/Appellee
Frank S. Zolin, Respondent
Church of Scientology of California and Mary Sue Hubbard,
Nos. 85-6065, 85-6105.
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
Decided Feb. 9, 1987
In connection with tax investigation, United States brought action to compel state court clerk to produce sealed documents. Church and taxpayer’s wife intervened.
In July 1984, the Criminal Investigation Division of the IRS (Los Angeles District) began investigating L. Ron Hubbard’s tax returns for the tax years 1979 through 1983.
In October, the IRS served an administrative summons on the Clerk of the Los Angeles County Superior Court and requested that he produce certain documents relating to Hubbard’s potential tax liability. The Clerk willingly produced a number of documents, but refused to produce thirteen documents which had been ordered sealed by the Superior Court.
In January 1985, the Government initiated this action in an effort to compel the Clerk to produce the thirteen sealed documents.
David Miscavige, church PR and church attorneys say there was no IRS investigation.
These court records prove that the IRS was investigating L. Ron Hubbard for tax fraud.
Associated Press February 23, 1987 –
Supreme Court Rejects Scientology Appeal
The Church of Scientology lost a Supreme Court bid today to prevent a splinter group from using allegedly stolen church materials in the spiritual development of the group’s followers.
The court, without comment, left intact a ruling that the materials are not a trade secret of the California-based church.
The Scientologists in 1985 filed a federal lawsuit against the Church of the New Civilization, also based in California.
The suit said the new church is using copies of scriptural materials stolen from the Scientologists’ offices in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1983.
A federal judge agreed with the Scientologists and issued an injunction. But the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overruled the judge. The appeals court also rejected the Scientologists’ claim that the church’s spiritual training materials are trade secrets that can be protected by California law.
The Scientologists alleged no competitive market advantage from maintaining the secrecy of its higher level materials, the appeals court said. Indeed, to do so would raise grave doubts about its claim as a religion and not-for-profit corporation.
The Church of the New Civilization is headed by David Mayo…
People have a constitutional right to practice the religion of their choice and they do not need approval from any “official church” to do so.
The Creed of Church of Scientology says –
“We of the Church believe that all men have inalienable rights to conceive, choose, assist or support their own organizations, churches and governments.”
Those are just words, the Church of Scientology does not practice those words at all. What Ron Hubbard and the Church have always done is attack anyone who has started their own group to practice Scientology.
Los Angeles Times February 24, 1987 –
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Church of Scientology scriptural documents are not a trade secret and can be used in a splinter church’s activities. The ruling means that the church cannot legally prevent the Church of the New Civilization from utilizing materials allegedly taken from Scientology’s Denmark offices.
March 1987 – Pat Broeker sends a mission to remove David Miscavige from post, the missionaires are Vicki Aznaran, Jesse Prince and Spike Bush. They went to Gilman Hot Springs to remove Miscavige and take over command of Scientology. The mission failed.
David Miscavige then purged the Sea Org of anyone friendly to Pat Broeker.
Jesse Prince is removed from RTC and put under armed guard at Happy Valley, which is a secret location near Gilman Hot Springs. Miscavige removes Vicki Aznaran from the post of Commanding Officer of RTC and orders her to the Rehabilitation Project Force at Happy Valley. He appoints himself Chairman of the Board of RTC.
Vicky Aznaran was imprisoned at Happy Valley. She witnessed people being beaten up who attempted to escape. Their personal belongings were also destroyed. The people in the RPF slept on the ground and had to do harsh physical labor, such as digging ditches. 2
Vicki was ordered to the RPF Running Program at Gilman Hot Springs. This involved running around an orange telephone pole from 7:00 AM to 9:30PM with 1/2 hour breaks for lunch and dinner. She was kept there by armed guard, until she finally escaped down a riverbed.
Vaughn Young was friends with Pat Broeker, so Miscavige sends him to Happy Valley. They went after Vaughn for weeks and broke him. Then they did it several more times over the next year and a half.
Mike McClaughry once asked Stacy Brooks what does “broken” mean? She said –
“They took him into a gang-bang sec-check and for 3 weeks a group yelled at him and would not allow him to eat or sleep. When that was over, he was not the same person. Stacy said it was like Vaughn, the being, was gone.”
Miscavige and the attorneys went after Pat Broeker. They pointed out to Broeker that he had signed for all the money that was being delivered to LRH at Creston. They told Pat he did not have proof he gave the money to Ron Hubbard and that Pat did not pay taxes on all of that money. Therefore, if Pat did not cooperate and go away quietly, they would put him in jail. They blackmailed Pat, so he left quietly.
Miscavige made an affidavit (later in time) that gives his cover story for why he removed Vicki Aznaran, Jesse Prince and Pat Broeker:
Their duties, of course, were to see to the purity of the religion.
….I soon learned this individual (Broeker) was pretending to have special data concerning Scientology and had begun a project to change the Scientology Grade Chart. This chart is central to the practice of the religion. As such, it is sacrosanct.
This, of course, was entirely contrary to the authority vested in RTC. Alteration of Scripture is what RTC is charged with preventing. The manner in which this person (Broeker) attempted to gain a position of Source was by claiming to know things Mr. Hubbard wished to be done, that Mr. Hubbard had never articulated or written down. Mr. Hubbard wrote a policy letter called Hidden Data Line, outlawing this practice in the Scientology religion.
In 1999 David Miscavige makes a change in the Grade Chart. He orders the Happiness Rundown put on the Grade Chart, instead of off to the side where LRH had it. Also, as COB RTC, he has allowed over a 1000 LRH issues (Scripture) to be altered.
Also, RTC hands out verbal data that they have followed LRH handwritten originals. But they deny any requests from the public or common staff to see the handwritten originals. This violates the HCOPL Hidden Data Line.
RTC/Miscavige have altered the Grade Chart and Scripture, & violate Hidden Data Line.
Therefore, these were not the truthful reasons he removed Aznaran, Prince and Broeker.
The truthful reason he removed Aznaran, Prince, and Broeker was politics.
After a few months Jesse was put to work at Gold under watch, until he escaped in 1992. 61
10 March 1987 – Letter from Ronald E. Saranow, Chief, Criminal Investigation Division of IRS Los Angeles –
The Los Angeles IRS…is not currently conducting, nor does it have under consideration, criminal investigations of entities, officers, attorneys of, or individuals who hold ecclesiastical positions with any Church of Scientology organization.
Unfortunately, since Powers of Attorney have been filed only for Author Services, The Church of Scientology of California, Mary Sue Hubbard and the Estate of L. Ron Hubbard, I can only include these individuals and entities by name, as you had requested.
Booklet, Fact vs Fiction; published by the Church of Scientology International, page 61
A Correction of Falsehoods Contained in the May 6, 1991 Issue of Time Magazine
More subtle lies from church PR. Very slippy wording “not currently conducting” in March 1987. They fail to mention the past criminal investigation started in 1984 by the IRS office in Los Angeles. There is no doubt it existed.
9 April 1987 – Vicki Aznaran and two others escaped from Happy Valley onto the Sobova Indian Reservation where they were pursued on motorcycles by Church guards. They were rescued by the Indians. Richard Aznaran was then urged to divorce his wife. Instead, they left the Sea Org and returned to Dallas, Texas. 2
What kind of a “church” is this – where people have to escape from it in the middle of the night – and then have to use false names for themselves on the internet for fear of being attacked by their own “church” – just for communicating about it?
Los Angeles Times April 16, 1987 –
L. Ron Hubbard… left more than $26 million in assets, excluding trust funds, according to documents filed by the executor of his estate. Total assets listed in the inventory amount to $26,305,706. They include $25 million in copyright and trademark materials and $1,305,706 in oil, gas and business investments, said attorney Charles Ogle…
The listed assets do not include money Hubbard put into trust funds for his wife, four of his five children and the Church of Spiritual Technology. The amount in the trust funds is private, Ogle said.
It is later revealed that the amount in the trust funds was 12.5 million dollars.
6 July 1987 – David Mayo filed a suit against the Religious Technology Center for libel and emotional distress. 62
Church of Scientology v. Commissioner Internal Revenue
No. 85-7324. United States Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit
Decided July 28, 1987
The Court of Appeals, Tang, Circuit Judge, held that:
significant sums of church money inured to benefit of church’s founder and his family thus constituting inurement to private individual, and thus, church was not entitled to tax exempt status.
Royalty payments made by church to its founder on sales of books, recordings and electronic devices, were excessive…
Church’s founder’s control over large amount of church’s assets compelled finding that church’s proceeds inured to benefit of private individual… that founder had unfettered control over millions of dollars in money which originated with church.
“Debt repayments” to church’s founder by church, which were based upon percentage of church’s total receipts inured to personal benefit of founder and thus, church’s claim to tax exempt status was defeated.
The Church of Scientology (Church) appeals a judgment of the Tax Court which affirmed the Commissioner’s assessment of tax deficiencies and late filing penalties against the Church for the years 1970, 1971 and 1972.
The Commissioner revoked the Church’s tax exempt status in 1967. The letter of revocation stated that the Church was engaged in a business for profit, and was operated in a manner whereby a portion of its earnings inured to the benefit of a private individual.
It held that the Church did not qualify for exemption from taxation under ss 501(a) & 501(c)(3) because:
its earnings inured to the benefit of L. Ron Hubbard, his family, and OTC, a private non-charitable corporation controlled by key Scientology officials
L. Ron Hubbard… was the sole trustee of a major Scientology trust fund into which the Church made substantial payments. He or Mary Sue Hubbard were signatories on many Church bank accounts.
During the tax years at issue, L. Ron Hubbard and Mary Sue Hubbard received salaries from the California Church and its affiliate, the United Kingdom Church, in the following amounts:
1970 1971 1972
$20,249 $49,648 $115,680
The Church made royalty payments to L. Ron Hubbard for sales of his books, tapes and E-meters. The royalties amounted to ten percent of the retail price. The Church, for example, made $104,618.27 in royalty payments to Hubbard in 1972.
During the 1960’s, Scientology organizations around the world were required to pay directly to L. Ron Hubbard, ten percent of their income. These payments were termed “debt repayments” because they were designed to compensate Hubbard for his work in originating the Scientology religion. The Tax Court concluded that during 1971-1972 the Church continued to make debt repayments to Hubbard.
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.
Between 1971 and 1972, the Church made payments in excess of three and a half million dollars to OTC. According to the Church, these payments were placed in the United States Church of Scientology Trust of which L. Ron Hubbard was the sole trustee. The trust funds were deposited in several Swiss bank accounts. L. Ron Hubbard and Mary Sue Hubbard were signatories of the accounts and L. Ron Hubbard kept the trust checkbooks.
We conclude that the Church failed to establish that “no part of the net earnings … inures to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual”
The finding of the Tax Court that a portion of the Church’s net earnings inured to the benefit of L. Ron Hubbard, his family, and OTC…
The above tax court findings and rulings prove another lie told by Ron Hubbard…
In 1969 Ron Hubbard wrote What Your Fees Buy. He said – “Even today I draw less than an org staff member, and they draw very little. So the fees you pay for your services do not go to me.”
Org staff members earn about $1.00 per hour. Ron Hubbard was secretly being paid tens of millions of dollars.
1987 – Church of Spiritual Technology reported an income of $503 million in 1987. There is no way the royalties from sale of LRH issues amounts to that much money. Where did the extra money come from?
April 1988 – Richard and Vicky Aznaran file a lawsuit against various Scientology Organizations. The Aznarans described their treatment as “brainwashing,” and their condition as “slave-like.” Further, they asserted that the Scientologists had:
employed the following psychological devices… to cause Plaintiffs to involuntarily abandon their identities, spouses and loyalties, and deprive Plaintiffs of their independent free will …. Threats of torture; implementation of brainwashing tactics; threats of physical harm for lack of loyalty… lengthy interrogations… sudden involuntary and forceable separation of spouses from one another for many months, deliberately inducing fatigue by physical abuse and deprivation of sleep; forcing Plaintiffs to be housed in animal quarters; deliberately confining Plaintiffs to premises under the control of Defendants and under threat of physical harm without allowing Plaintiffs to leave of their own free will; and threatening Plaintiffs that failure to submit to the power and control of Defendants would result in their becoming ‘fair game.’
The Aznarans allege that the intention in October 1982 was for all Scientology entities to turn over their profits to Author Services, Inc. When Vicki expressed disapproval of this, she was ordered to the RPF in Hemet, California where, “for approximately 120 days, she was forced to participate in the ‘running program. The running program required Vicki and other persons to run around an orange telephone pole from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 at night.
Richard was ordered to Hubbard’s ranch at Creston working there as a security guard for a year and a half: Richard was forced to falsify time cards to falsely indicate that he had been working forty hour work weeks, so as to avoid an obligation on the part of Defendants from paying him overtime.Richard was forced to sleep in a horse stable.
Fraud is among their charges: “Defendants … knew that the practices of the so-called Church of Scientology were not designed to increase the well being of any of its victims, but were made to coercively persuade each and every follower to dedicate their lives to Defendants in order for Defendants to increase their wealth derived from an overall scheme to make money founded on the exploitation of free labor.
Plaintiffs were subjected to humiliation, degradation, physical labor, and imprisonment, all designed to break down their will and free thinking, and convert them into submissive, frightened and dedicated followers of Defendants.
The Aznarans also charge Breach of Contract: Defendants breached the said agreements by not providing any spiritual services, but rather, providing psychological coercion, duress and stress, all designed to break Plaintiffs’ will so that they would remain compliant servants to Defendants for the remainder of their lives, and to the use of Defendants in furtherance of illegal conduct and money making schemes. 2
June 1988 – The Scientologists’ new ship, the Freewinds, took her maiden voyage, with the first public OT 8 students aboard. The homeport of the Freewinds is Curaçao.
June 1988 – The Scientologists filed a complaint against their former attorney, Joseph Yanny, accusing him of treachery. Yanny responded with a declaration stating he had left the services of the Church because he was asked to participate in an attempt to blackmail an attorney hostile to the Church. 2
Vicky Aznaran hired attorney Joseph Yanny, in 1984, to represent RTC in copyright litigation.
While representing RTC, he witnesses a lot of RTC’s criminal activities.
Therefore he stopped representing them in November 1987 and he and his associates were then subjected to black intelligence operations and physical assaults by “The Minutemen”.
Yanny made an affidavit about his knowledge of RTC’s criminal acts:
His associate, Karen McRae, was severely beaten by two assailants in Dallas, Texas.
Rick Aznaran, while under surveillance by Church intelligence agents, was the object of a hit and run accident in the State of Texas.
(This is a common operation by “The Minutemen” – causing a pre-planned car accident.)
His fiancee, Ms. Wilske, was the object of a hit and run auto accident involving the
collision of the front and rear of her vehicle, destroying the car and injuring her.
While under surveillance by Church intelligence agents, he was stopped by 4 police cars and the officers got out and called him by name. They had information that he was in possession of firearms and cocaine. Yanny allowed them to search his car and nothing was found by the police. The police then interrogated the two intelligence agents and found them to be hired by a law firm that represents the church, Williams & Connolly.
Since he stopped representing the church, his offices had been broken into 3 times, once with a crow bar, and numerous documents related to the Church were taken.
Yanny also saw Warren McShane and others going through the preclear folders of the people who had joined Mayo’s group. They were looking for some blackmail material. Yanny objected to this practice, but Warren McShane told him it was standard practice.
Yanny witnessed Church attorney Earl Cooley ordering Warren McShane and Marty Rathburn to destroy evidence related to church litigation.
Yanny was also informed of a group of vigilantes known as “The Minutemen” who were to go beat up dissidents and had in fact done so. 64
Yanny decided to stop representing the church and left.
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8 July 1988 – The IRS denies tax exemption to CST, RTC, and CSI. 63
November 1988 – Bill Robertson, Jon Caban and other former church execs have started a new group called the Reform Movement in Europe.
Miscavige gives Heber Jentzch orders to carry out covert operations against them in Spain. These operations included orders for investigations by private detectives to obtain information by any means to incarcerate the leaders of Ron’s Org. These covert black operations resulted in Heber being arrested in Spain. 65
Jon Caban had arranged with Peers Gartstrom, a former CO of the Madrid Org, to come to Spain to speak to Spanish officials regarding illegal activities of the Church in Spain.
Melissa Caban went to the airport to pick Peers Gartstrom up. As he was walking up the ramp toward her, three plain clothes “officers” took Peers away.
Melissa called the Spanish and they knew nothing about it. The Church had sent private detectives to pick Gartstrom up. They had pretended to be law enforcement officers.
Melissa was able to identify the three Church detectives and they were charged with impersonating police officers, criminal charges. It was the criminal activities of Scientology in Spain which lead to the arrest and indictment of Heber in Nov 1988. 66
In the fall of 1988, John Caban, one of the dissidents assisting Robertson in Spain, was attacked by three alleged “ex-Scientologists” outside his place of work. The attackers, now awaiting trial for attempted homicide, were Alberto Suarez and another individual, who had connections to Montserrat Aguilera, OSA operative in Spain.
Mike McClaughry says that covert intelligence agents were expelled to provide a cover, so they could infiltrate targeted groups as “ex-Scientologists”. The other reason to expel covert agents was to disassociate the Church from their illegal actions. The handler for these covert agents knows they are truthfully still loyal Scientologists, working for the Church as covert agents. Special auditors are assigned to secretly audit these agents, who are operating under the cover of being “ex-Scientologists”. Their expulsion is phoney.
4 January 1989 – The probate court has granted control of the L. Ron Hubbard estate to Norman Starkey.
The L. Ron Hubbard copyrights are part of the estate. 67
30 January 1989 – Attorney Sherman Lenske files a Fictitious Business Name Statement for “Norman Starkey as Trustee of Author’s Family Trust-B”. The Fictitious Business Name being filed is “L. Ron Hubbard Library”.
The Fictitious Business Name – L. Ron Hubbard Library – will be assumed by the Church of Spiritual Technology – when they take ownership of the copyrights after getting tax exemption.
3 July 1989 – Vaughn and Stacy Young leave Scientology.
4 Oct 1989 – Norman Starkey has his attorney write to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Department. He requests that the photographs taken of LRH’s dead body be destroyed. 68
February 1990 – Michael Pattinson completes OT VIII. His homosexuality appeared resolved until 2 months later when the urge returned. He had spent $500,000.00 doing Scientology and now he was broke, so he could not buy more auditing. Trouble began.
Olivia Pilo called his business associates to see if they had any “dirt” on Michael that could be used against him. The information was shown to his friends and his business associates so they would disconnect from him, thus destroying his business.
On two occasions, staff members and his friends were told to write Knowledge Reports on him and given the data to put in the reports. The reports were secret and false and robotically said what they were told to say in them, omitting any reference in the reports that they had been provided with the false data. Over the next several years he spends $120,000.00 just in the effort to clear his name of the false accusations made against him. 6
This is another example of a tactic used by Miscavige and pals, they manufacture false reports against a targeted person and use them to justify their attacks on the person. The targeted person is not permitted to correct the false statements.
This is also an example of how Scientology does not work. Any apparent gain you have originates from you, not Scientology. You completely control your ideas, and you can create, change, or stop any idea you have – without auditing. If it looks like auditing handled one of your ideas, you can always change your mind again, after the auditing, and retain the same idea that auditing “handled”. You alone determine your thoughts and ideas, no outside person or agency determines your ideas for you. You work, it doesn’t.
And, here is another example of how Ron Hubbard lied with his exaggerated claims as to the results obtained from Dianetics and Scientology…
Dianetics the Modern Science of Mental Health –
A clear can be tested for any and all psychosis, neuroses, compulsions, and repressions (all aberrations) and can be examined for any… psychosomatic ills.These tests confirm the clear to be entirely without such ills or aberrations.
Well, look at the number of cases where a clear had a psychotic break or committed suicide or was found guilty of theft and even murdered someone. Also look at the top Scientology executives, they are clears, they are dishonest criminals – who are insane. They serve as the best example that Scientology does not work –
it produces lunatics.
6 May 1991 – An article appears in Time Magazine “Scientology:The Cult of Greed”. Steven Fishman is quoted in the article. Former RTC exec, Vicki Aznaran, also says in the article “This is a criminal organization day in and day out.”
The church sues Fishman in the US District Court for the Central District of California. During that trial, Fishman submitted 69 pages of OT materials to the court in his defense. The OT materials became a public record, available to anyone who wanted a copy. 69
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4 June 1991- Memorandum Opinion And Order in RTC versus Robin Scott –
This motion revives the issue of authorship of certain Scientology scriptures called NOTs. RTC argues that the “work made for hire” doctrine, as codified by the Copyright Act of 1976, necessarily imputes authorship of NOTs to Hubbard whether he or David Mayo actually created the materials.
The court finds that it is an established fact that Mayo substantially participated in the drafting of NOTs. Ordinarily the creator of a written work is the author. However, the Copyright Act of 1976 treats “works made for hire” differently. If the written work is a work made for hire, “the employer or other person for whom the work was prepared is considered the author.” 17 U.S.C. section 201(a).
RTC submitted documents to the court showing that Mayo was hired by CSC to perform work under the supervision of Hubbard. The court rejects that Hubbard was Mayo’s employer but finds that CSC was his employer. It was established by the court that:
The court determined that Mayo was an employee of CSC acting within the scope of his employment when he drafted NOTs, thus his substantial contribution to NOTs constitutes work made for hire under the Copyright Act. 70
29 July 1991 –
Church of Scientology of California, Plaintiffs vs. Gerald Armstrong, Defendant
Nos. B025920, B038975. Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 3, California.
July 29, 1991
FACTS AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY
In the underlying action, the Church sued Armstrong, a former Church worker, alleging he converted to his own use confidential archive materials and disseminated the same to unauthorized persons, thereby breaching his fiduciary duty to the Church, which sought return of the documents…
In January 1980, fearing a raid by law enforcement agencies, Hubbard’s representatives ordered the shredding of all documents showing that Hubbard controlled Scientology… In the course of the inspection of documents for potential shredding, Armstrong reviewed a box containing Hubbard’s early personal letters, diaries, and other writings, which Armstrong preserved. Thereafter, Armstrong petitioned for permission to conduct research for a planned biography of Hubbard, using his discovery of the boxed materials.
Hubbard approved the petition, and Armstrong, who had discovered and preserved approximately 16 more boxes of similar materials, became the Senior Personal Relations Officer Researcher. The number of documents obtained by Armstrong ultimately reached 500,000 to 600,000. Within a week after commencing the biography project, Armstrong and Garrison began to note discrepancies between the information set forth in the documents and representations previously made concerning Hubbard.
These “declares” subjected Armstrong to the Fair Game Doctrine of the Church, which permits a suppressive person to be “tricked, sued or lied to or destroyed … deprived of property or injured by any means by any Scientologist….”
In early May 1982, he became aware of private investigators watching his house and following him. …Armstrong was pushed or shoved by one of the Church’s investigators. In a later incident his elbow was struck by an investigator’s vehicle; still later, the same investigator pulled in front of Armstrong on a freeway and slammed on his brakes. This investigator’s vehicle also crossed a lane line as if to push Armstrong off of the road.
Vicki J. Aznaran makes the following statements in an affidavit –
1. That from the approximate dates of 1984 until 1987 I held the positions of President and Chairman of the Board of Directors in the Scientology organization called the Religious Technology Center…
5. That during the period of my employment by the RTC I reported to David Miscavige, who was at that time Trustee of the corporation. Miscavige maintains absolute control over all officers and board members of this corporation, controlling these other members of the board of directors by fact of his possessing undated, signed resignations of each member,the holding of which gave and gives him complete control over each member of the board.
6. …David Miscavige conceived, planned and ordered the implementation of the basic strategic and tactical actions of the church against those whom he considered to be causing legal or public relations conflicts against any church or against his personal and absolute control of Scientology. He also ordered the allocation of and made available funding for the financing of these actions, which included the declaring of those whom he considered to be his “enemies’ as Suppressive Persons, the implementation of the policies known as “Fair Game” against these persons once so declared, the infiltration of private and governmental environments which he deemed hostile to his absolute control over Scientology, the organization of vigilante groups within the organizations of Scientology to be used against those individuals whom he deemed to be his enemies.
10. That the policies known as “Fair Game” are, as described in the writings of L. Ron Hubbard, ethics policies, and other organizational policies are in fact continued as originally written by Hubbard…
ll. That the organization known as the Guardian’s Office, while apparently abandoned, in fact was moved from the position as a separate organization or network, and incorporated within the organizational structure of Scientology, and all of the purposes and most of the Guardian personnel have remained the same. 71
October 1991 – David Miscavige and Marty Rathbun pay an unannounced visit to IRS Commissioner Fred T. Goldberg Jr. 76 Goldberg then created a “special committee” to negotiate a settlement with Scientology outside normal agency procedures! The secret “negotiations committee” was chaired by Howard M. Schoenfeld. As a result of these negotiations:
The Exempt Organizations Technical Division was instructed not to review the exemption applications filed by the Church of Scientology and its affiliates for compliance with IRC 501(c)(3).
According to the New York Times, tax analysts Donna Moore and Terrell M. Berkovsky wrote memoranda specifying that they had been instructed by Shoenfeld not to address issues like whether the church was engaged in too much commercial activity or whether its activities provided undue benefit to its leaders.
The Church of Scientology in Canada had been infiltrating government offices and stealing government documents. This led to a police raid on the Church, resulting in criminal charges being brought against five Scientologists in Canada. David Miscavige testified in this trial in May 1992.
The Toronto Star May 29, 1992 –
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.
Miscavige is a defense witness at the jury trial of the church and five members.
They are charged with five counts of breach of trust in connection with agents infiltrating the RCMP, the OPP, Metro police and the provincial attorney-general’s office between April, 1974, and November, 1976.
In July, 1981, when Miscavige and other top officials investigated the dirty tricks, they discovered that Scientologists in a separate office, the Guardian’s Office, were committing crimes, he told the Ontario Court…
After learning about the crimes committed by the Guardian’s Office, Miscavige and colleagues decided they would have to bring it under the direct control of the main church…
Here we have another time when Miscavige commits perjury, when he says under oath –
“We don’t do illegal things”.
The Toronto Star June 3, 1992 –
An organization of Scientologists allegedly responsible for illegal spying and dirty tricks was not a part of the church when those crimes were committed… 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…
Rinder… was testifying for the defense in the jury trial of the church’s Toronto branch and five members.
Rinder was a member of a team sent in 1981 to the world headquarters of the Guardian’s Office in East Grinstead, England, he said. They didn’t follow policies laid out by L. Ron Hubbard…he said.
Michael Rinder committed perjury when he said the Guardian Office was not following the policies laid out by L. Ron Hubbard. Oh yes they were, that policy was Fair Game, which authorizes Scientologists to commit any crime against a person labeled Fair Game.
Michael Rinder was the head of the Office of Special Affairs. OSA was the new name they gave the Guardian Office. David Miscavige and Mike Rinder are both involved in committing just as many crimes as the Guardian Office, yet here they are, pretentiously acting in court like they were offended by the crimes committed by the Guardian Office!
What a charade they put on for the court about how guilty the GO was and how innocent they were. While sitting in court testifying about their innocence, they are doing illegal black intelligence operations on people, such as using the Minuteman to beat up people, while pretending to be shocked about the GO’s crimes.
Casey Hill was the prosecutor in this case. Miscavige and Rinder applied the Fair Game policy to Casey Hill. That resulted in the Church having to pay out 1.6 million dollars to Casey Hill, it was the biggest libel judgement ever in Canada. 72, 82
29 June 1992 –
CST records presented in a tax case, show that CST has assets of over $500 million. 2
Church of Spiritual Technology had brought a lawsuit because the IRS denied tax exemption to CST. On this day the United States Claims Court upholds the decision of the IRS Commissioner to deny tax exempt status to the Church of Spiritual Technology.
The court notes that CST, CSI and RTC all applied for tax exemption at the same time. The IRS requested information about the circumstances surrounding the founding of these three organizations. The IRS specifically asked CST who initiated and oversaw the reorganization of the Scientology hierarchy. The IRS also enumerated the connections it saw among the three applicants and the existing Scientology hierarchy and asked for comment. Specifically, the IRS asked for an explanation of the option agreements CST held under LRH’s gift. CST refused to answer these questions, saying the agreements speak for themselves.
CST represented to the IRS Commissioner in 1985 that it understood its rights to include the following: “In the event it is determined that Religious Technology Center is not exempt, this corporation will exercise its options and acquire the marks and materials…” In its 1987 Supplemental Submission, CST attempted to back away from this interpretation but still conceded if the IRS recognizes CST’s exemption, CST would have the power to acquire RTC’s rights in the marks and Advanced Technology if RTC’s exemption were denied. When its exemption is recognized, CST will receive Mr. Hubbard’s estate and become owner of the limited powers of appointment over the marks and the Advanced Technology…
The religious trademarks and rights to the Advanced Technology constitute most of the income-producing property owned by any of the Scientology organizations. The remainder of LRH’s income-producing property is already designated for CST. Upon its qualification for tax exempt status, CST could, therefore, obtain, by operation of LRH’s will, all of the rights LRH reserved when he made his gift to RTC, as well as the copyrights to Scientology Scriptures, which presumably constitute the very heart of Scientology.
The copyrights to LRH’s science fiction works will also devolve to CST under the will. This intellectual property alone was valued at $25,000,000 by the Trustee appointed by the court to administer LRH’s estate.
In these circumstances it is at best disingenuous for CST to maintain that it is “independent” of Scientology’s ecclesiastical hierarchy. LRH certainly succeeded in creating an entity that is not nominally subject to the ecclesiastical control of other Scientology organizations. Rather, the potential control runs in the opposite direction. CST stands poised to assume a position at the apex of a pyramid of both ecclesiastical authority and financial control over Scientology.
Finally, the converse of CST’s control in the area of orthodoxy is that until it obtains tax- exempt status, CST will be as it has been, entirely dependent on payments from other Scientology organizations. Indeed, CST’s Articles of Incorporation specifically state that it does not solicit any funds itself, nor does it have any plans to do so. CST states that it alone controls its financial matters. Possibly this is true with respect to how money is spent once held by CST. It is not true, however, with respect to obtaining the money that it spends. All of this has come from other Scientology organizations. The fact that CST does not raise its own funds is itself unusual for a would-be IRC 501(c)(3) organization, and limits its ability to be independent.
In sum, there is a strong link, in fact an identity of purpose, between CST and other Scientology organizations. CST was created to serve LRH as a personal estate-planning device and to support the work of Scientology.
CST has assiduously developed a record which demonstrates that most, if not all, of its prior activities are directed at preserving Scripture. CST confuses activity with purpose. The law does not. As the Tax Court has held, “the operational test focuses on the purpose and not on the nature of the activity.” The Commissioner and the court, are permitted to consider not just an organizations activities, but also to inquire into its purposes. The fact that an organization’s activities have religious overtones and do not produce profits is no assurance those activities will be tax exempt.
The assets of the pour-over trust devolve on CST – namely the right to the books, tapes, films and E-meters, along with the accumulated income therefrom. These are licensed to for-profit entities for distribution, such as BPI. This arrangement simply does not resonate with the image of a tax exempt organization.
The court was asked to find that holding the options and receiving LRH’s estate are merely incidental to its primary archiving purpose. Instead, the court finds that the impetus behind CST was not archiving, charity, or even religious education, but rather was tax planning. Nothing about CST is consistent with its adopted posture as a simple document repository.
First, there is plain linkage between CST and the dissolution of CSC, as well as the difficulties Scientology as a whole was having in 1982 with the IRS. Before the creation of CST, CSC served Scientology as a tax exempt entity. When it became apparent that CSC was likely to lose this status, LRH and the Scientology management restructured both the financial and the ecclesiastical organization of Scientology. CST was created in 1982, during the CSC litigation. It was founded by four non-Scientologist lawyers and Lyman Spurlock, President of CST and former personal employee of LRH, in the wake of CSC’s dissolution.
The court is struck by the centripetal force that will be generated should CST obtain tax exempt status, and should it choose to exercise its option to take over assets from RTC. Armed with the trademarks and publishing rights, and with tax exempt status, CST will be poised in the center of all of Scientology’s financial resources, in position to exert a strong gravitational force on Scientology’s income-producing assets.
CST states that it would never seek to control these assets, or use them in any way inconsistent with the stated religious purposes of Scientology. CST has provided only conclusory statements of its own officers as evidence of CST’s intentions. Moreover, CST has stated on at least one occasion that “it will exercise its options and acquire the marks and materials.”
If CST succeeds in its quest for tax exempt status, it will control the trademark and publishing rights to all of LRH’s works. Those rights constitute most of Scientology’s income-producing property. The trademarks and publishing rights are the source of the Advanced Technology from which all income production ultimately flows. Books and tapes must be orthodox. Provision of auditing services is impossible without authorized books, tapes and E-Meters. These materials produce money in sufficient quantities to allow CSI to hold millions of surplus dollars in its central reserve account. The potential for abuse of the options and copyrights therefore is considerable. CST would not be obligated to donate the money to other non-profit groups, or even to contribute it to Scientology’s own central reserves. In fact, once CST has built its archiving facilities, its expenses should decline dramatically, but it will still control millions of dollars worth of income- producing assets.
There is a dissonance between the stated, limited purposes of CST on the one hand, with the far reaching implications of the potential financial control over Scientology built into LRH’s tax planning. If the true motivation behind CST were to build an archive, it would have been a simple matter to incorporate an organization and arrange for financing through the central reserves or some other straightforward financing scheme. What other possible purpose could there have been for funneling LRH’s estate to an organization with such a nominally limited and innocuous function unless it was the hope that Scientology had achieved the holy grail – an organization with unassailable tax-exempt credentials, yet in control of the income from the myriad sources within Scientology?
This concern is exacerbated by the fact that CST will receive nothing from LRH’s estate if it is not deemed tax exempt. Thus, it appears that despite the stated importance of its archives to the Scientology religion, they were apparently not worth supporting unless they generated a tax exemption. Protecting the use of Scientology trademarks and copyrights is also apparently not worth doing if it will not be done by a tax-exempt organization.
The court came to the conclusion that archiving is not CST’s “exclusive” or even chief purpose. The court finds that CST is merely the latest incarnation of the on-going effort of Scientology as a whole to shelter income from taxation.
The court finds the IRS Commissioner’s decision to deny CST tax exempt status was not erroneous and dismisses CST’s complaint. 73
In the above court case the judges also noted that during the IRS investigation, the IRS inquired about Sherman Lenske, Stephen Lenske and Lawrence Heller and their role as CST’s “Special Directors.” That identifies 3 of the Special Directors of CST. Those three lawyers are not Scientologists, they are Jewish lawyers.
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December 1992 – Andre Tabayoyon says that – in December 1992, Miscavige directed that we hide a large number (20) of sea containers of financial records relating to the Church and himself. IRS investigators were scheduled to visit the Hemet Base to inspect the records of various Scientology organizations in connection with… tax exempt status. The sea containers were to be hidden from the IRS. (Sea containers are 40′ x 8′ x 8′ metal storage containers.) 74
20 January 1993 – In a court order, the Honorable James G. Koltz made a statement regarding the plaintiffs, Church of Scientology and RTC –
“Plaintiffs have abused the federal court system by using it, inter alia, to destroy their opponents, rather than to resolve an actual dispute over trademark law or any other legal matter. This constitutes ‘extraordinary, malicious, wanton and oppressive conduct…”
The court ordered RTC to pay David Mayo 2.9 million dollars for the abusive litigation that RTC had brought against Mayo. 75
Gannett News Service February 3, 1993 –
The estate of … L. Ron Hubbard… says the Internal Revenue Service is wrong in refusing to allow it to deduct $12 million it contributed to the Church of Scientology.
In carrying out the dictates in the will left by Hubbard…the estate donated $12,318,602 million to the church. In figuring its 1988 income tax, the estate deducted that amount as a charitable contribution. The IRS rejected that.
…Hubbard’s will, dated Jan. 23, 1986, the day before he died, directs that all of the estate be poured into a trust. [Norman] Starkey also is trustee of the trust.
After bequests for his children and grandchildren, Hubbard’s will provides for a separate support trust for the benefit of his wife and leaves the residual for the benefit of the Scientology religion.
The probate court proceeding said the value of the LRH estate was 26.5 million – and only 1.4 million of that was in an oil investment. The remainder of the value was simply an estimate of the market value of intellectual properties, meaning the LRH copyrights. Market value is not cash.
There was also an undisclosed amount in a trust fund that was part of the LRH estate.
When Howard Schomer was Treasury Secretary at Author Services Incorporated in the latter half of 1982, ASI took $34 million dollars of Church money and paid it to Ron Hubbard. David Miscavige was taking millions of dollars to Pat Broeker in Las Vegas, and Broeker was then supposed to give it to Ron Hubbard.
$34 million minus $12 million = 22 million dollars of missing money from just 1982
Who got the 22 million dollars of missing money ? It was not in the estate of LRH.
Not to mention the $100 million or so in bank accounts that LRH was signatory on.
1 October 1993 – The Department of Justice tells the IRS to issue a tax exemption.
The Community Relations Service of the Department of Justice negotiated a secret Civil settlement with both the Church of Scientology and the Church Universal & Triumphant of Montana.
Dow Jones and a Montana newspaper have sued the Dept of Justice to try and find out what is going on.
The Dept of Justice has acted illegally – they must reveal Civil settlements to the public.
For the Dept of Justice to tell the IRS what to do, they must do it at the Cabinet level with the President sitting, listening and agreeing to the breach of law.
The IRS had denied tax exemption to the Church of Spiritual Technology, Religious Technology Center, and Church of Scientology International. The courts ruled that the IRS was correct in denying those corporations tax exemption. After that, the IRS suddenly reverses itself and grants tax exemption.
Bill Clinton became President of the United States in 1993. He was a Rhodes scholar, trained at Oxford. 85
That means he was recruited and trained as an agent for the British slavemasters – the same people who Ron Hubbard worked for, and the Church of Scientology is one of their front groups to forward their world domination plan.
As soon as Clinton takes office in 1993, the Church of Scientology magically regains tax exemption!
William Jefferson Clinton
David Miscavige with the British shadow man behind Scientology
The IRS made a deal with Scientology. They gave them tax exemption without telling why.
After making a secret Closing Agreement with David Miscavige, the IRS then issues favorable ruling letters to the Church of Scientology and 24 of its affiliates recognizing them as exempt from federal tax under IRC 501(c)(3).
The agreement was kept secret and not disclosed to other church members or the public. It is a 61 page document.
The Church pays the IRS 12.5 million and agrees to drop thousands of suits against the IRS. It also agrees to stop assisting others in lawsuits against the IRS. Notice that 12.5 million was what was found to be left of the money that had been siphoned off to LRH.
The secret settlement agreement permits Miscavige and certain other Scientologists to monitor, supervise, and compel their own “compliance”, and that of all Scientologists, with the tax laws of the US thereby constituting them “state actors” and agents of the IRS.
A copy of the 61 page secret agreement states –
The parties have entered into this agreement in order to put the past controversy behind them, to extinguish all potential claims and liabilities arising as a result of action or inaction prior to the date of this Agreement and to structure their relationship into the future.
First, under section II of the Agreement the Church will make a single payment that is intended to extinguish any potential tax liability that may be due and unpaid by any Scientology-related entity for all tax years up to and including the tax year ending in 1992. (This means the 12.5 million of church funds that was remaining in LRH’s estate.)
Second, under section II of the Agreement, the Church and the Service will withdraw from virtually all existing controversy, including on-going examinations of Church entities, ongoing litigation by the Service to enforce summonses for Church records, and all litigation by the Church against the Service and its current or former personnel. Similarly, no Scientology-related entity may initiate or support any legal action against the Service or any Service employee for any claim arising prior to the date of the Agreement.
Notwithstanding the above, in light of, inter alia, the size and complexity of the Church and the Service, certain concerns of the Service and the Church remain. Thus, under section IV, a Church Tax Compliance Committee (CTCC) has been created to undertake certain obligations during the seven-year transition period. The CTCC is to be comprised of the largest United States Church entities, as well as those individuals who are the highest ecclesiastical or corporate authorities within the Church. The Service, through the Assistant Commissioner, has agreed to meet with the CTCC upon their request during the transition period to address any questions arising from the ongoing performance of the parties’ obligations under this Agreement.
In light of the CTCC and its relationship to the whole of Scientology, the CTCC has agreed under section IV to guarantee the collection of taxes (including interest and penalties) from any Scientology-related entity for tax liability arising during the first three years of the seven year transition period. The parties have agreed under section V to keep confidential both this Agreement and all underlying information that is not part of the public record….
At the same time this Agreement is executed, Church of Scientology International is paying by banker’s draft the sum of $12,500,000.00, receipt of which the Service hereby acknowledges, as consideration for the settlement of outstanding issues with the Service as set forth in this Agreement.
The corporate CTCC members are Religious Technology Center (RTC), Church of Spiritual Technology (CST), Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization (CSFSO), Church of Scientology Western United States (CSWUS), Building Management Services (BMS), and Church of Scientology Religious Trust (CSRT).
The individual members of the CTCC are David Miscavige, Norman Starkey, Mark Rathburn and Heber Jentzsch. No individual member of the CTCC shall be permitted to withdraw from service on the CTCC, except by reason of death, being adjudicated an incompetent, or by mutual agreement of the parties of this Agreement.
Specific responsibilities and duties of the CTCC shall include the following:
a. Annual Report.
c. The CTCC and the Assistant Commissioner shall meet no less than once each year.
i. The corporate CTCC members absolutely and unconditionally, jointly and severally, guarantee to the Service the full and prompt payment of all U.S. tax liabilities under the Code (including but not limited to income tax), together with all interest and penalties, accruing or arising during the first three years of the transition period with respect to all Scientology-related entities.
4. David Miscavige will act as the initial Chairman of the CTCC. He may be removed from this office and replaced by another individual CTCC member by majority vote of the CTCC members.
1. In general, by executing this agreement, the Church signatories in their trust or corporate capacities, and their subscribing officers or trustees individually, certify under penalty of perjury the following to the best of their knowledge, information and belief:
a. that all Scientology-related entities are in compliance with the Code, Treasury regulations and other Service pronouncements of general guidance and applicability;
c. that no Scientology-related entity or Scientology-related individual (in his or her capacity as such) has, after 1986, knowingly committed any act of fraud or criminal conduct that might constitute a violation of public policy endangering the tax- exempt status of any Scientology-related entity…
6. Norman F. Starkey, as Trustee of Author’s Family Trust B, shall, no later than December 31, 1993, effectuate the transfer of substantially all of the corpus and income in Author’s Family Trust B, including all the shares of Author Services, Inc. (ASI) as permitted under the will of L.Ron Hubbard to the Church of Spiritual Technology (CST) without consideration.
H. Finality. This agreement is final and conclusive except:
1. The matter it relates to may be reopened in the event of fraud, malfeasance, or misrepresentation of material fact;
Church of Scientology/IRS Closing Agreement dated October 1, 1993 77
This agreement is illegal because it violates the law about seperation of Church and State.
By this secret agreement, David Miscavige and some other Scientology top executives have now become IRS agents, working to enforce the payment of taxes.
Therafter, Scientologists have been questioned as to whether they are paying their taxes and they are sent to ethics if they are not paying their taxes.
The Scientologists have violated this part of the agreement…
c. “that no Scientology-related entity or Scientology-related individual (in his or her capacity as such) has, after 1986, knowingly committed any act of fraud or criminal conduct that might constitute a violation of public policy endangering the tax-exempt status of any Scientology-related entity…”
Heber Jentzsch spent 30 days in jail in Spain for his part in applying Fair Game in Spain.
Members of the CTCC did many criminal acts in carrying out Fair Game since 1986.
David Miscavige is guilty of fraud by reason of making statements to the paying public Scientologists that all LRH tech has been made available in a “pure, unadulterated form.”
They ran a 20-year campaign to alter, delete and fabricate LRH issues. David Miscavige says in his own affidavits that he is the top man on the Issue Authority line – he gives all issues final approval – thus he knows he is committing fraud.
Since promotional literature is mailed across State lines, it also constitutes mail fraud.
Proving fraud –
It is easy to prove they have been altering LRH issues. The evidence is very abundant.
They have publicly announced that they carried out a project wherein they checked all LRH issues against the handwritten originals. But, they do not allow anyone to see the handwritten originals, the reason is obvious, because it would prove they have not been following LRH handwritten originals.
All issues where they wrote the issue themselves, proves they have not been following LRH handwritten originals.
But, where we really have them is the LRH tapes they altered. They cannot escape that one because the tapes are in LRH’s voice. And a side-by-side comparison of the original LRH tape release, compared to their release of the tape, proves beyond any doubt that they did not make all of the technology available in a “pure, unadulterated form”, as they fraudulently claim.
They have committed fraud, mail fraud, and other numerous criminal acts since 1986.
And, it can be proven in court.
This violates the secret IRS agreement – which means CST should lose its tax exemption.
Per LRH’s will, CST cannot own the copyrights without tax exemption.
And that is another part of the copyright hoax that CST and RTC are running on people.
The IRS is aware they have violated the agreement but so far has turned a blind eye to it.
I, Mike McClaughry, wrote to the IRS saying the Scientologists have violated the IRS agreement. I received an answer from the IRS stating that they knew the Scientologists have violated the agreement but they could not do anything about it. That implies people higher up in the government are preventing the IRS from withdrawing the tax exemption.
St. Petersburg Times October 15, 1993 –
This week the IRS announced it granted the exemption, and the Scientology files that led to the decision became public.
Documents from 12 Scientology organizations, all but one dated 1992, list $ 275 million in assets. The church has holdings in real estate, stocks and gold bullion, but by far its largest source of revenue appears to be donations from its members and newcomers…
For example, the buildings in Clearwater house the church’s spiritual headquarters, known as the Flag Service Organization. It had assets last year of $ 48-million and revenues of $ 74.3-million.
The mother church listed assets of $69-million in 1991. They were topped a year later by the $ 92-million controlled by the International Association of Scientologists…
…the church’s top executive, David Miscavige, is paid by Religious Technology Center, a $ 3.8-million organization that serves as protector of the religion of Scientology…
…its lawyers explain that Scientology is a very exact faith . . . utmost importance is given to the precise application of Dianetics and Scientology. In the hands of rivals, the religion’s trademarks could deny unwitting and well-intentioned individuals the opportunity to experience the gains of real Dianetics and Scientology, and thus ultimate spiritual salvation.
Easier to make out is where the church spends its money. In one document, lawyers detail $205-million in spending from cash reserves across two years, 1987 and 1988. The total includes $30-million in legal bills, and $ 3.4-million used to mount a Hollywood Boulevard exhibition on Hubbard’s life.
The church spent relatively little on good works. Its own statement of one year’s cash flow to organizations devoted to social betterment, such as The Way to Happiness Foundation, totaled less than $ 9-million.
Meanwhile, Scientology spent $7-million on the seven nuclear blast-resistant doors for a vault where Hubbard’s papers would be stored within titanium capsules, which cost another $7-million.
A total of three vaults are being built, the files reveal: one in Southern California, another in Northern California, the third in New Mexico.
Other expenses: $1-million for the powerhouse public relations firm Hill & Knowlton…
In addition to the above, Marty Rathbun has disclosed he was given $500,000 per week for OSA expenses.
Most of that money was paid to private investigators and attorneys.
They were using a new system for running black intelligence operations on Fair Game targets. They were paying private investigators to run the black intelligence operations. The money was laundered through Church attorneys, before being paid to investigators.
In two years 30 million was spent on Legal fees – mostly generated to defend lawsuits from people who had been Fair Game targets. So, they have wasted 30 million dollars in just two years for the privilege of supplying Fair Game targets with plenty of ammunition for their Legal attacks on the Church.
Also above is their justifier for their crime of assaulting splinter groups. This is an effort to maintain a monopoly by eliminating competitors. People have a civil right to practice either straight Scientology or altered Scientology outside of the formal church without interference from the church or anyone else. In this crime, the church attempts to deny others their civil right to practice the religion of their choice
In addition to all that wasted money from applying Fair Game, they have had to pay settlements to those Fair Game targets, to recollect just a few – 8.7 million paid to Larry Wollersheim, 5 million paid to Michael Flynn clients, 2.9 million paid to David Mayo.
Using this information, we can estimate that applying Fair Game is costing them over 20 million dollars per year.
November 1993 – An IAS (International Association of Scientologists) event is held in early November.
It is announced that the IRS has granted tax exemption to the Scientology corporations.
David Miscavige told the audience at the event:
The war is over.
As you no doubt realize, the IRS is basic on the chain of attacks on Scientology.
All of LRH’s tech has been made available in a pure, unadulterated form.
All three of those statements by David Miscavige are blatant lies.
Miscavige does not reveal the secret Closing Agreement he made with the IRS, wherein he made himself and other Scientology top executives into IRS agents. He also conceals that this tax exemption means the Scientology copyrights will now be owned by a secret corporation, Church of Spiritual Technology, and therefore Jewish lawyers will now have control over all Scientology entities and every individual Scientologist.
The Trustees of CST are Scientologists, but the Trustees can be removed by the CST Special Directors.
Three of the four CST Special Directors are Jewish attorneys.
In addition to owning and licensing all copyrights, it possesses the right to seize all Dianetic and Scientology trademarks and all of Scientology’s Advanced Technology.
“CST has the power to dismantle RTC by taking over the religious trademarks and use of the Advanced Technology, thereby gaining direct control over all Scientology Organizations…” Church of Spiritual Technology v. United States, 26b CL Ct.713 afff.991 F.2d (sic) (1992).
In addition to concealing important information, Miscavige once again tells several lies to the other Scientologists. They have been running a campaign to alter, delete and fabricate LRH issues – so Miscavige commits fraud by telling them “all of LRH’s tech has been made available in a pure, unadulterated form”.
The Scientologists cheered and celebrated the so-called “win”. They did that because once again they were covertly manipulated into a false view of something by feeding them disinformation and by concealing important information from them.
This event marks the completion of removing L. Ron Hubbard as the front man for Dianetics and Scientology. David Miscavige has officially become the new front man.
Miscavige, like Hubbard, is only a puppet. He has his masters – the real slavemasters.
Miscavige lied when he said – “The war is over.”
Our commentary on that lie told by Miscavige…
Does it look like the war is over?
Scientology Churches are being picketed regularly, including Flag. In Europe, several countries are on the verge of outlawing the practice of Scientology altogether. Orgs are being shut down in various countries. The internet is flooded with attacks on Scientology. Flag was also being sued for the death of Lisa McPherson.
Miscavige lied when he said – “the IRS is basic on the chain of attacks on Scientology.”
Miscavige tells the audience an attorney who worked for psychiatrists, then went to the IRS and caused attacks.
Our commentary on that lie told by Miscavige…
That event in 1956 is not basic on the chain of attacks. The attacks started in 1950, six years before that psych attorney joined the IRS.
Thorvald Solberg was a Navy admiral who headed the Office of Naval Research, which was participating in the government efforts to research and develop mind control and behavior modification weapons. In April 1950 Solberg tried to recruit Hubbard to participate in that research, but Hubbard avoided it by resigning from the Navy.
Solberg and a psychiatrist participating in that research, Winfred Overholser, immediately launched the first attacks on Hubbard, including getting the American Medical Association participating in the attacks. You can see the full details and documentation in this article – Thorvald A. Solberg – Meet the Man Who L. Ron Hubbard Says Tried to Make Him Do “Thought Reform”
LRH Despatch, 28 Feb 72, Re: Oberholser – 88
Thank you for the excellent packaging of Oberholser …
The interest in this bad hat stems from the fact that he blew the whistle on Dianetics when St. Elizabeth psychiatrists were just beginning to use it and were for the first time getting results on patients at the National Asylum. He forbade them to use it but they disagreed heavily and privately used it for many years under cover. This broke up introducing Dianetics on regular channels – May 1950.
Thereafter a violent and gory attack was mounted. It was begun by Oberholser, went over to George Wash U. Psychology Dept at once and there a student of the first Dianetics class (Dolly Jones) also a psychology student was hypnotized, beaten, told to go crazy, did so and we had to hospitalize her. We handled it so fast and so well no “Dianetics drove her crazy” could be campaigned and wasn’t. This was the first hard flat out PR-Intelligence operation in Dianetics.
From then on the NY Times Literary Section began an attack […]
So you see why I am interested in this bad hat Oberholser. He struck the first blow. 88
Hubbard did contribute to researching mind control and behavior modification thereafter, he was just unwilling to do it under military command.
Now lets talk about how the IRS does fit into International attacks on Scientology –
In 1973 LRH ordered the Guardian Office to handle the “false reports” on him and Scientology that were being circulated to governments around the world.
The GO did a schematic on a world map, with pins and pieces of thread. These strings showed the path of the false reports around the world. Most of the strings emanated from the IRS in Washington DC, to other governments around the world. The IRS used Interpol to circulate these false reports to the other governments.
The slavemasters are the British nobility who seeks to rule the world by forming a World Government.
That fact is well documented in the earlier chapters of this book. Hubbard worked for the slavemasters,
he advocated their ideas and agenda.
The slavemasters have established many front groups to forward their Grand Plan.
Scientology is one their front groups and so is the World Federation for Mental Health.
The first WFMH Congress advocated eliminating international borders and forming a World Government.
Ron Hubbard advocated elimination of international boundaries and establishing World Government.
Scientology itself was first developed by the slavemasters and serves as one of their front groups.
So now we have two slavemaster fronts attacking each other, some psychs vs Scientology.
Why are these fronts for the slavemasters attacking each other? It is called controlled opposition.
If there is to be opposition, it is best if you run it on yourself to prevent any serious harm from happening.
It is classic slavemaster methodology to set up a conflict in which they control both sides.
This technique is part of the slavemaster methodology to bringing about what they want:
PROBLEM – REACTION – SOLUTION
Learn to recognize the above technique because the slavemasters use it over and over.
Public Relations technology is used for manipulating men, to get them to do happily what you want them to do –
even if that is not in their best interests.
Here is how this works:
You want to bring something into existence, which would normally be opposed by men.
So, you use a combination of Intelligence and PR technology to get men to demand it!
Let’s say you want to pass laws against minority religions. People won’t agree to the idea.
So, you use your Intelligence agents to start some minority religions or to infiltrate some existing ones and take them over. Now your agents act badly and get others in the group to act badly, so they become a menace in the public eye. Let’s say they commit murders, rapes and rob stores.
Then you have some of your other Intelligence agents set up groups who will make a public outcry against the evil doings of the minority religions – which your Intelligence agents are running! These groups are called Anti-Cult groups. These groups will incite people to demand that something be done about these minority religions.
Then, you provide the solution to these awful minority religions (which you wanted to accomplish in the first place) and you have public support for your crazy solution! You say “I have the solution to these awful minority religions – pass a law against them!”
And now the public, who originally would have opposed your crazy solution – DEMAND IT!
Yes, yes – they cry – pass a law against these awful minority religions!
Now – here is the odd part of this – you created the problem in the first place!
You controlled both sides and you riled up the public to the point they demand a solution.
So, first you create the problem – the public reacts – then you provide the crazy solution.
This is exactly how the public was manipulated into the VietNam war. The slavemasters wanted a war. So, they had the CIA create the conditions necessary by moving a million North Vietnamese into South Vietnam. These North Vietnamese had no means of support so they took to forming bands of robbers and they stole from the South Vietnamese. The South Vietnamese demand something be done about these North Vietnamese. These bands of robbers were then falsely said to be North Vietnamese army invading South Vietnam – so we had to send in troops to solve this problem and we have our desired war.
Realize that the slavemasters are RUNNING BOTH SIDES in these created conflicts.
This same methodology is being used to get people to demand World Government.
The slavemasters first cause a bunch of wars = Create the PROBLEM
They rile up the public reaction, who demand an end to wars = REACTION
The slavemasters then say we need a World Government = SOLUTION
The public cheers – yes, yes – give us a World Government!
The slavemasters provide it and that is the end of rights and freedoms, it’s a slave State.
Now – let’s get back to the so-called IRS win.
The slavemasters control both sides. The Church and the IRS.
For years Miscavige battles the IRS for tax exemption. The IRS refuses to give it.
RTC/OSA get Scientologists in this fight. The Scientologists are made to feel they are being discriminated against. How come they cannot deduct the donations they make to their church when people in other religions can deduct their donations to their church? RTC encourages these Scientologists to file lawsuits against the IRS and they do.
The above is – Creating the PROBLEM
Now the Scientologists are demanding tax exemption = REACTION
Out of the blue, Miscavige gets IRS tax exemption = SOLUTION
Victory! Celebration! Miscavige our saviour and hero!
And that is called slavemaster Public Relations technology.
Now CST owns the apparent copyrights and thus has control over every Scientologist.
In the final analysis, L. Ron Hubbard kept having strokes and he was about to die. Scientology is a slavemaster group, so they had to maintain control of Scientology. Otherwise, a decent person may replace Hubbard when he died, perish the thought!
There was no takeover in that sense, it simply continued to be a slavemaster group.
All they did was force in their new puppet, their new front man.
And the Scientologists cheered tax exemption and thought they had won something.
Tax exemption meant CST owned the copyrights, giving it control over Scientology.
Their control is based on a mirage, they depend on the copyright hoax to maintain it.
To maintain the mirage of the copyright hoax, a booklet is handed out at the IAS event.
The booklet is entitled Description of the Scientology Religion.
The booklet defines three words –
The Scientology religion
It defines Scientology as –
Scientology is an applied religious philosophy. Its goal is to bring an individual to an understanding of himself and his life as a spiritual being and in relationship to the universe as a whole.
It defines the Scientology religion as –
The Scientology religion is based exclusively upon L. Ron Hubbard’s research, writings and recorded lectures.
It defines Scripture as –
These works on the subject of Scientology collectively constitute the Scripture of the religion. This Scripture is the sole source of all the doctrines, tenets, philosophy, practices, rituals, and fundamental policies of the Scientology faith.
Here is a simple explanation of their copyright hoax on the paying public:
The subject of Scientology was replaced by the “Scientology religion.”
The subject of Scientology and the “Scientology religion” are NOT the same thing.
The key words in the definition of the “Scientology religion” are based upon.
And that is exactly what they have been doing – altering, deleting and fabricating LRH issues and obtaining a new copyright under the legal title “based on the works of LRH.”
In these new copyrighted works – CSI is the author, not LRH.
In other words – they have replaced LRH as “Source” of Scientology.
Scientology is the “works of LRH” where LRH is the author.
The “Scientology religion” is based upon the works of LRH, where CSI is the author.
So, here is the Fraud ….
Miscavige and Church promo materials tell the paying public that they are receiving “pure, unadulterated LRH”. They know that is a lie, and they have committed Fraud.
The last corporation to market Scientology was the Church of Scientology of California. Miscavige and pals dismantled that corporation and replaced it with 3 new corporations –
Church of Spiritual Technology
Religious Technology Center
Church of Scientology International
These 3 corporate entities market the “Scientology religion”, not pure Scientology.
The public believes they are in the Church of Scientology, receiving pure Scientology.
They are actually in a new corporate structure that markets the “Scientology religion.”
The Scientology religion is what CST owns the copyrights on. All of those LRH works that fell into the public domain, remain in the public domain forever. CST, despite all of its trickery in an attempt to hide that fact, does not own the LRH works that fell into the public domain.
The bottom line is – none of this prevents people from leaving the Church and continuing to practice Scientology outside the confines of the official Church. They have a civil right to practice the religion of their choice. All they need to do is obtain the materials and they can continue practicing Scientology as much as they want. If you purchase your materials from the Church, either in the past or the present, you are completely legal and they can’t do anything about it.
A film is released entitled Orientation. All public are ordered to see the film and then they must sign a document – “Orientation Attestation.” This document says…
“I further understand that if I desire to participate in Scientology services I do so being fully aware that these are religious services and that I am participating in them under the ecclesiastical principles of the Scientology religion.”
This is a covert attempt to legitimize the CST/RTC/CSI fraud on the paying public.
What the person signing it does not realize is the definition of the Scientology religion.
In other words – the person signing this attestation does not realize he is accepting the “based on the works of LRH” issues wherein CSI is the author, not LRH. To further fool the Scientologists, they continue to put LRH’s name on these Scientology religion issues.
Another booklet is released to staff entitled Orientation Staff Briefing Booklet. Here are two quotes from page 6 of that booklet…
“No one who has seen this film can thereafter claim that he was not fully informed of these legal facts.”
“These legal aspects of Orientation are not to be stressed however in communication to the public.”
The above two statements make it clear that the Orientation film has the true purpose of getting a legal form signed by the public. It also makes it clear that they do not want the public to realize they are signing a legal document and what that legal document means.
The secret agreement between the IRS and Scientology was eventually leaked to the Wall Street Journal.
That is how the secret agreement became known to the public.
29 November 1993 – Norman Starkey, Trustee of Author’s Family Trust-B, transfers ownership of all LRH copyrighted works to the Church of Spiritual Technology. This includes the agreements with RTC, allowing RTC use of the Advanced Technology. 78
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31 December 1993 – Marty Rathbun blew his post. He was brought back and held captive at the Freewinds.
Later he is the Inspector General of RTC. 69
In 1994 a booklet is released entitled The Church of Scientology 40th Anniversary.
An article on the Religious Technology Center says this:
To ensure the purity of the religion and its Scriptures, RTC supervised a massive five-year project, only recently completed, to republish all of Mr. Hubbard’s writings on Dianetics and Scientology. RTC ensured that the authenticity of each work was verified by comparing them word by word with his original manuscripts. Only once RTC was satisfied that the works were accurate were they republished. RTC then helped see that archival editions of these materials were produced, thus ensuring the availability of the pure and unadulterated writings of Mr. Hubbard to the coming generations. As part of this project, Mr. Hubbard’s original tape-recorded lectures, most of them over three decades old, were restored using state-of-the-art technology, and then accurately transcribed.
This is evidence of the CST/RTC/CSI conspiracy to alter, delete and fabricate LRH issues. It is also evidence of the fraud perpetrated on the paying public that they are receiving “pure, unadulterated LRH”. They also altered LRH tapes. Those tapes are proof that they destroyed LRH original teachings because those tapes are in his voice.
January 1994 – David Miscavige goes to Washington, D.C. and meets with Raymond Kendall, the head of Interpol. He also meets with IRS officials there. 79 Back in 1977, the Guardian Office gave Congress evidence of Interpol agents trafficking cocaine. 86 Now in 1994, Miscavige made it known to all the Churches of Scientology that there are no further disputes between the Church and Interpol. 87
Interpol complicity in drug trafficking – no problem anymore,
Miscavige gives Interpol a thumbs up!
2 May 1994 – In keeping with their jobs as IRS agents, a Scientology Policy Directive is issued on this date, entitled – Personal Income Taxes, which says in part:
Until the tax system is changed, a Scientologist who refuses to file a tax return, to pay required income taxes, or to comply with other tax laws, is in violation of the Scientology ethics codes and by his or her unethical conduct is placing himself and the group at risk. Such a person will be ineligible for Church services until the matter is rectified. Anyone promoting to other Scientologists not to pay taxes or file returns or promoting any of the various tax protest schemes, will be subject to discipline under the Scientology justice codes.
Thereafter, Scientologists who are not paying their taxes are sent to Ethics for discipline.
Lyman Spurlock held the post of Tax Compliance Officer in RTC. This makes him an IRS agent too.
2 May 1994 – The court dismisses the RTC suit against David and Julie Mayo and their Church of the New Civilization. The court orders RTC to pay $8,887 to Mayo’s attorneys and another $8,887 to the court as a penalty to discourage RTC from filing any further frivolous lawsuits. 80
19 May 1994 – Vicki Aznaran settles her suit against Scientology for $25,000.00. Vicki signs a gag order as part of the settlement. Once again, Scientology has gagged someone to prevent the truth about Scientology being made known to people.
4 August 1994 – David Miscavige had met with the head of Interpol, following that meeting he uses Interpol to run a black intelligence operation on David and Julie Mayo.
He did this to my wife Virginia also, getting her put on a CIA Blacklist and her passport flagged in the exact same place as David Mayo – the Dominican Republic. See her post: I’m On The CIA Blacklist? –
Following is a post that David Mayo made on the internet…
On August 4, 1994, Scientology utilized Interpol and the US DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency), and the DNCD (Dominicana Nacional Control de Drogas) to try to enforce Scientology’s religious beliefs on me, to persecute me and to get me jailed by false allegations to Interpol. Interpol had received and acted on a report that I was “practicing Scientology without a license”; that I had “destroyed Scientology property”; that I was “representing” myself as a “Scientologist”. Ventura Bayonet, head of the Dominican Republic DNCD said that he decided to act as a result of a phone call from Interpol alleging that I had damaged “millions of dollars of Scientology property”.
I was not representing myself as a Scientologist nor was I practicing Scientology, with or without a license. I had not “damaged” Scientology property.
I was persecuted by Interpol, at the direction of David Miscavige’s RTC / Church of Scientology. On August 4, 1994, our residence was surrounded by approximately 15 armed police, military and DNCD agents. I was not charged nor was I presented with any order but I was handcuffed. My home was searched for fire arms, drugs and money. No drugs or firearms were found. Nonetheless, I was taken to two police stations and eventually taken to Santo Domingo where I was put in prison with no charges.
The next day I learned that it was Interpol that was investigating me at the request of Scientology. I was released the next night, without being charged, but the incident was shockingly unexpected and intimidating. The harassment didn’t end there.
For the Church of Scientology to get Interpol to persecute a former member and to take action against me for charges that they had failed to win in their extensive litigation against me and my church is clearly having Interpol interfere in religious matters.
For decades Scientology had been at logger-heads with Interpol but this changed in 1994, just months before my persecution by Interpol. Per a declaration by David Miscavige, Chairman of the Board of RTC, in January 1994, he had pre-arranged meetings with the IRS and with Interpol.
In June 1994, … RTC/Scientology tried to persuade Fagelbaum [Mayo’s attorney], to not continue trying to collect the 2.9 million dollar court awarded sanction Scientology was supposed to pay and not to pursue our counter claims against Scientology.
In late July 1994, I received phone calls from Mike Rinder, head of OSA. He wanted to me to fly to Miami and meet with OSA on my own, without my lawyer present, to discuss the above and a possible settlement offer. I repeatedly declined to meet him alone and I told him that if he had a settlement proposal to send it to my lawyer. He refused and ended the last phone call with a threatening, “Wait and see what happens next!” I found out about a week later.
August 4, 1994, mid-morning. My residence in Perla Marina, Sosua, Dominican Republic was surrounded by armed DNCD, police and soldiers. At the time, I was out and didn’t return to the house until after lunch. Luckily, my wife, Julie, had flown to Miami earlier that same morning.
August 4, 1994, approximately 2 PM. Walking unsuspectingly home from the bus stop. There I was handcuffed and escorted into my house at gun point (machine gun). My home was searched for drugs, firearms, money. I was driven to Santo Domingo, capital of Dominican Republic, approximately 4 – 5 hours away, still in hand cuffs in a jeep, still covered by a soldier with a machine gun.
About midnight I was put into a tiny cell which already held approximately 10 other men. I was only told that I was being investigated by order of General Ventura Bayonet, the DNCD (Dominican drug police).
August 5, 1994, midday. I was again handcuffed and driven from the prison to another building, the headquarters of the DNCD and first put in a waiting room where people who had been interrogated were recovering on sheets of newspaper spread on the floor and people about to be interrogated were able to see those who had gone before them.
The officer who was to interrogate me introduced himself — but it was not the DNCD who wanted to question me at all, it was Interpol: Captain Antigua of Interpol. He explained that Interpol was using DNCD facilities but he as an Interpol officer would be doing my interrogation. I was surprised. I was even more surprised when he asked the first question:
“What do you know of the AAC (Advanced Ability Center) Santa Barbara?”
The next questions related to the AAC in Santa Barbara during the period of 1983-1985. The questions had nothing to do with drugs. After that set of questions, I was asked questions that sounded similar to questions that Scientology lawyers had asked me in depositions but had not gotten answered as my lawyer had objected.
Another man had joined the Interpol captain and he said he was from the Dominican secret service but didn’t show I.D. I was asked about owing Scientology millions of dollars and had to repeat several times that it was the other way around: Scientology owed us 2.9 million dollars as awarded by a US court. (They acted as if they had been told the reverse, that I owed 2.9 million as damages to Scientology property.)
The Interpol agent told me his boss had confirmed that Scientology was, indeed, behind the investigation and that it had been decided that I would be released that day.
Eventually I was released by order or permission of General Ventura Bayonet, head of the DNCD, but not until late that evening. I was released without having been charged, was told that I had not committed any crime and that I had not been arrested.
As soon as I could, I called the American Embassy and Consulate in Santo Domingo. I spoke with Carlos Medina and Pat Alsup and learned that on the day before I was picked up by DNCD/Interpol that a man, who had identified himself as a lawyer named Aldrich working for Scientology, had called the American Embassy. He wanted to know if I was registered with the American Embassy and what my address was. The American Embassy advised him that they could not give out this information to him. One half hour later, they received another phone call but this time from a US DEA agent, asking for the same information.
When American Embassy personnel had heard that I had been picked up by the DNCD at the order of Ventura Bayonet, they contacted him. Ventura Bayonet advised the American Embassy that he had received a call from Interpol alleging that David Mayo had destroyed millions of dollars worth of Scientology property.
A private investigator from Boca Raton, Florida, calling himself John Bertrant, called several of my clients, friends and supporters and gave them alarming news concerning “Mayo being in jail”. One of my clients inquired for whom was John Bertrant working. Bertrant said he couldn’t say, but that it was a group and that he had done extensive contract work for the CIA and other government agencies.
January 20, 1995
The DNCD went to a hotel and picked up two persons who had recently arrived in the country to visit me and took them to a police station for questioning. Teniente De Leon, of the Puerto Plata DNCD, asked them if they knew me, how long, what they knew about me and as to whether they had paid me $50,000.00! (They had not.) The DNCD said they believed that the FBI had ordered the investigation.
January 24, 1995
After a series of phone calls, my wife and I went to the American Consulate in Santo Domingo to see their Citizen Services staff. Could the American Consulate find out if the FBI really had ordered the DNCD investigation, or was it a private investigator impersonating an FBI officer? We received an answer several weeks later — the FBI had – NOT- ordered an investigation into the Mayos.
March 26, 1995
While traveling outside the Dominican Republic, Chago left a message on our voice mail in Miami: “Problema muy grande”. He’d been in jail Saturday and Sunday, was questioned about where we were, when we’d be back, what we do, etc.
March 27, 1995
The Mayor of the DNCD interviewed Guido Perdomo and one of our neighbors. It started out with the DNCD wanting to search the house (again) and asking how close the house was to the beach. If close to the ocean, perhaps the house could be used for drug smuggling… The DNCD quickly lost interest in the house and switched to questions about acquaintances of the Mayos. Did the neighbor and Perdomo think that these two people questioned earlier may have paid the Mayos $20,000.00? Neither Perdomo nor the neighbor thought so.
May 16, 1995
At the airport, Julie was stopped at passport control. Medina, DNCD agent, had a picture of her. She was detained for five hours during which time she was searched and questioned by several DNCD agents: Bautista, Medina, and Corcino. She was asked repeatedly as to where I was. They had a file of me, including a copy of the passport that Interpol had photocopied. They had a picture of her windsurfing. They threatened to put her in jail while they continued the investigation, and wouldn’t allow her to make a phone call, even to the American Embassy. (This despite the fact that she was not doing anything illegal.) Medina finally admitted to her that they were put up to it by Scientology. After five hours, she was released and told she could catch the next plane out.
We have been driven out of our home, and haven’t returned. This has caused us suffering, higher living expences, instability in our lives and other difficulties in conducting our affairs. The harassment described herein, in my opinion, goes beyond persecution; it may amount to international terrorism.
David Mayo (Post to alt.religion scientology by David Mayo on 10 June 1996)
St. Petersburg Times January 28, 1995 –
A private investigator who does work on behalf of the Church of Scientology is being sought by Tampa police…
The investigator, a former Los Angeles police officer named Eugene Martin Ingram, is accused of impersonating a Hillsborough County sheriff’s detective.
According to police reports, two men showed up last June at the Tampa headquarters of Salomon Brothers, a brokerage firm. They allegedly said they were police officers and asked the security guard to summon the woman, a Salomon Brothers employee.
The woman told police they presented badges with gold stars and green-and-beige identification cards and said they were Hillsborough County sheriff’s detectives.
There is a warrant in Tampa for Ingram’s arrest. The maximum penalty for impersonating a police officer, a felony, is five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
23 June 1995 – Judge Whyte in RTC v Netcom rules that HCO Manual of Justice was not entitled to copyright protection. The 1959 copyright notice had gone beyond the original 28 year term and expired in 1987 and no renewal was timely obtained.
August 1995 – Steven Fishman had been sued by Church of Scientology International, and some OT levels were introduced as evidence in that case. This made the OT levels a public record.
FACTNet is a nonprofit archive with an electronic bulletin board service on the internet. Arnaldo Lerma is a board member. Lerma posted the Fishman affidavit on the internet.
11 August 1995 – RTC files suit for copyright infringement against Lerma and his internet provider. An Arlington, Virginia court ordered the seizure of Lerma’s personal computer, floppy disks, and any copies of Scientology’s copyrighted works found in his home. The judge in the case was not aware that Lerma’s postings were based on a publicly available document. RTC execs, accompanied by federal marshals, searched and confiscated these materials from Lerma’s home.
The Seattle Times August 26, 1995 –
In Boulder, Colo., Tuesday, U.S. marshals raided the homes of two church detractors who ran an organization called FACTNet (Fight Against Coercive Tactics Network), took their computers and files and turned it over to Scientology members. Scientology lawyers said they got the court order for the raids with charges that the people were violating federal copyright laws by posting copyrighted Scientology scriptures on the Net.
In a similar move two weeks ago in Arlington, Va., U.S. marshals seized computer equipment and files from Arnaldo Lerma, a 44-year-old electronics engineer who left the Church of Scientology in 1977.
The church said Lerma posted private and confidential teachings on the Net.
Lerma argued that the information he posted came from an affidavit in a legal case involving the church and was hence a public document.
The National Law Journal September 11, 1995 –
David Koresh was not the first self-appointed messiah…to appear on the American scene and convince government agencies that he, his beliefs and his followers pose a threat to the public weal. Indeed, the Constitution sought to protect them from the start with the free exercise of religion clause of the First Amendment.
All religious beliefs and a wide variety of religious practices, no matter how far off the beaten path, are treated equally in the eyes of the law. This fundamental principle appears to have been lost in the epic and tragic struggle between Mr. Koresh’s branch Davidians and the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms…
Government agencies have turned to groups such as the Cult Awareness Network, the American Family Foundation and the Council of Mind Abuse which have sought to have these sects tagged as destructive cults engaged in mind control.
Religious leaders such as Mr. Koresh surely exercise enormous control over their followers. The unusual nature of the religious beliefs and practices at issue and the degree to which a charismatic leader exercises control over and demands obedience from his flock, however, do not distinguish these sects from mainline religions in any way that is relevant in assigning or withholding First Amendment protection.
In the final analysis, there was no more reason for these federal agencies to have targeted and laid siege to the Davidians than to any mainline Catholic, Protestant or Jewish community. (For those who are convinced that Mr. Koresh sexually abused minors within the community, such a problem, even if proven, was subject to local rather than federal jurisdiction. …the Davidians were in violation of federal firearms laws was a pretext to obtain jurisdiction over a seemingly dangerous cult.)
If it was not evident at the time the First Amendment was adopted that the free exercise clause accords full constitutional protection to the most bizarre religious beliefs promulgated by a charismatic leader (though stopping short of physical coercion and threats of a nonspiritual variety), it became clear when the U.S. Supreme Court, in U.S. v. Ballard, 64 S.Ct. 882 (1944), turned aside the efforts of another federal agency — the postal authorities enforcing the mail fraud statute — to rid the nation of a dangerous cult.
The Ballards had convinced their followers that they had been selected as divine messengers to bring the holy word of Saint Germain to mankind by means of the I Am religious movement. The indictment charged that the Ballards well knew their representations, including claims to cure incurable illinesses, to be false. Justice William O. Douglas, writing for the court, said:
The religious views espoused by respondents might seem incredible, if not preposterous, to most people. But if those doctrines are subject to trial before a jury charged with finding their truth or falsity, then the same can be done with the religious beliefs of any sect.
CIA psychiatrist of MKULTRA fame – Jolly West – was behind the Cult Awareness Network and American Family Foundation. Jolly West accusing “cults” of mind control! What a laugh! Jolly West practices vicious mind control using electric shock machines. And the government uses mass mind control weapons using psychotronics machines.
So the Federal government has been busy attacking the minority religions. Government agencies, such as the CIA, have also been infiltrating minority political groups, such as the Black Panthers, and their agents have been causing disruption of the targeted groups.
Remember the slavemaster use of Intelligence and PR technology:
PROBLEM – REACTION – SOLUTION
In practicing the above they control BOTH SIDES (using their agents on both sides).
Jolly West is the CIA agent on the Anti-Cult side – doing his job of stirring up the public to REACT and demand a SOLUTION to these horrible minority cults.
Who was the CIA agent in the Davidian cult? We would venture to say it was the leader himself or someone close to him, offering up ideas that are immoral or illegal, to make people feel there was a need for the government to put a stop to them. If the people go for that, then they have undermined the Constitution and thereby have lost a basic right and freedom – freedom of religion. That is where the slavemasters want to go with all this anti-cult business.
We should insist on maintaining our basic rights and freedoms, while at the same time demanding prosecution of only the specific people who break the law, such as physical beatings, murder, etc. The other members of the group should be left alone to believe whatever they choose to believe. It is not the government’s place to regulate thought.
15 September 1995 – Judge Kane denies RTC their injunction against FACTNet. Judge Kane ruled –
The alleged copying by the defendants was not of a commercial nature. Rather, it was made for non-profit purposes to advance understanding of issues concerning the church, which are the subject of on-going controversy. The postings may well be considered as having been made for the purposes of criticism, comment, or research falling within the fair use doctrine, under section 107 of the Copyright Act.
He also rules that the OT materials do not qualify as trade secrets because evidence indicates they are in the public domain. Judge Kane concluded that the Fishman materials posted by Lerma were not trade secrets because they were widely known outside of the church through multiple sources.
The same day, Judge Brinkema in Virginia ruled the same as Judge Kane in Colorado and vacated the writ of seizure she had given to RTC to seize all of Lerma’s Scientology materials. The judge ordered RTC to return all of the seized materials to Lerma. Judge Brinkema also concluded that the Fishman materials were not trade secrets. 81
This brings up a legal point regarding copyright law that people should know – Fair Use.
You can copy and make public a work that is copyrighted, if you are making commentary upon the copyrighted work. Your purpose in doing so is not to sell the copyrighted work, but rather to discuss it, in which case your copying of the copyrighted work is legal.
In the Netherlands, Scientology lost their suit against Karin Spaink. She published OT 3 on the internet. The judge ruled it did not violate copyright laws because it was “fair use” of materials. 82
Another legal point on copyrights that you should know, the ideas in any copyrighted work are as free as air, anyone can take those ideas and use them.
It is humorous that Scientology is trying so hard to keep their OT materials a secret. What is funny about that is they are closing the barn door after the horse already left the barn.
The secrecy of the OT materials has been lost. The OT materials have been made public.
22 September 1995 – In US District Court in San Jose, California, Judge Ronald Whyte denies RTC an injunction against Dennis Erlich and Netcom for misappropriation of trade secrets, concluding that they were already “generally available to the public.”
18 November 1995 – Lisa McPherson is a Scientologist in Clearwater, Florida. She tells her parents that she is leaving Scientology and will be home for Christmas.
She has a car accident in Clearwater and runs down the street naked. She is hospitalized.
Scientology staff members take her from the hospital, locked her in a room at the Fort Harrison, and held her against her will. Seventeen days later she died. The coroner found her covered with cockroach bites and that she had been deprived of water for the last 5 to 10 days and had died of a blood clot brought about by severe dehydration. 6
27 February 1996 – The Library of Congress records show that on this date:
CSI transfers copyrights to CST for Scientology drug rundown auditor course & 1,030 other titles & religious works. Author is CSI, derived from or based upon the literary works of LRH.
This is important because it shows how much CSI has been re-writing the LRH issues.
Here are some examples of their campaign to alter, delete and fabricate LRH issues…
Here is Axiom 3 in the LRH book Phoenix Lectures –
Space, Energy, Objects, Form and Time are the result of considerations made and/or agreed upon or not by the static, and are perceived solely because the static considers that it can perceive them.
Here is their alteration of Axiom 3 in the CSI Book Scientology 0-8 –
Space, Energy, Objects, Form and Time are the result of considerations made and/or agreed upon by the static, and are perceived solely because the static considers that it can perceive them.
Here is the LRH original PDC tape 20 –
Therefore, we really do have the remedy before the assault weapon is produced.
Did you ever read poor old George Orwell’s 1984? Yes,yes, that’s wonderful. That would be— could be the palest imagined shadow of what a world would be like under the rule of the secret use of Scientology with no remedy in existence.
Here is the L. Ron Hubbard Library altered version of PDC tape 20 –
Therefore, we really do have the remedy before the assault weapon is produced.
(The paragraph above that was in the original LRH tape has been seamlessly deleted.)
Here is another section of the LRH original PDC tape 20 –
It’s a very simple remedy. And that’s-just make sure that the remedy is passed along.
That’s all. Don’t horde it, don’t hold it; and if you ever do use any Black Dianetics, use it on the guy who pulled Scientology out of sight and made it so it wasn’t available. Because he’s the boy who would be electing himself “The New Order.” And we don’t need any more new Orders. All those Orders, as far as I am concerned, have been filled.
Here is the L. Ron Hubbard library altered version of PDC tape 20 –
It’s a very simple remedy. And that’s-just make sure that the remedy is passed along.
That’s all. Don’t hoard it and don’t hold it.
(The paragraph above that was in the original LRH tape has been seamlessly deleted.)
[ A fully documented post about this and WHO DID IT is Philadelphia Doctorate Course PDC 20 Alteration – The Full Story. ]
More examples of alterations to LRH tapes –
Over 400 words have been deleted from the LRH tape Studying, Introduction.
Over 600 words have been deleted from the LRH tape Establishment Officer Tape # 1,
ESTO’s Instant Hat.
Here is the end of the 12 page LRH original HCOB C/S Series 73RA –
Due to the tremendous number of technical advances which have been made in the past decade, and the nature of these advances, maintaining the No-Interference Area rules to ensure that pcs move rapidly up the Bridge becomes the responsibility of every org, every mission, every unit and every individual Scientologist on this planet.
It is not only a responsibility.
It is a trust.
The above ending is deleted – along with deleting 7 other pages from the original.
More Documentation on this and WHO DID IT is in this post: Scientology, Dan Koon and The Six Month Check Line.
Fabrication of HCOB 18 June 1990 C/S Series 124 –
This HCOB says it is a compilation – but when you look up the LRH references they supposedly compiled it from – you realize its not a compilation at all – they wrote the entire HCOB themselves.
Here is the LRH original book New Slant On Life –
The politician, the reporter, the psychiatrist with his electric shock machine, the drug manufacturer, …
Here is the CSI book New Slant On Life –
The politician, the reporter, the medico, the drug manufacturer, …
(There are 87 times where they alter LRH’s words in their CSI book.)
Here is the original LRH Policy Letter 10 September 1982 –
This is called rip off. It is the exchange condition of robbers, tax men, governments and other criminal elements.
Here is the CSI version, Life Improvement Course “Dynamics of Money” page 45 –
This is called rip off. It is the exchange condition of robbers, most tax men, many governments and criminal elements.
Dianetics The Modern Science of Mental Health has also been re-written by CSI, along with 913 other titles listed in the Library of Congress records. They have altered, deleted or made fabrications to thousands of LRH issues – HCOBs, books and tapes. CST is the owner of the copyrights for all of these re-writes.
Here is a quoted statement made by David Miscavige –
RTC ….passes any LRH issue, pack or book before issuance so as to ensure it is authentic and that the writings are one hundred percent Source. In the case of published or translated LRH works, RTC checks every word to verify they are completely faithful to the original LRH manuscripts.
David Miscavige (and Church promo) making false statements to the paying public that they are purchasing “pure, unadulterated LRH tech” – when he knows different – is fraud.
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The American Lawyer March, 1996 –
Scientology’s lawyers are pushing the IP envelope to keep the church’s secret, sacred scriptures off the Internet.
…Helena Kobrin…whose only client is the Church of Scientology International
The church’s Internet cases are relatively simple as far as their copyright questions are concerned, and Scientology certainly has a strong legal argument that posting in bulk secret, unpublished writings — with little or no commentary attached — violates its copyrights.
Scientology counsel Kobrin tried to shut down the on-line discussion group where the infringing postings were showing up, and subsequently wrote dozens of threatening letters to Internet participants who got involved in the battle.
In the process, Kobrin became perhaps the most reviled lawyer in Internet lore… More importantly, the church turned gaining possession of its secret writings into a crusade for some Internet devotees, known as “netizens.” Computer jocks who had had no previous interest in Scientology were outraged by the church’s tactics, and responded in kind. Angry netizens… played an elaborate game of hide-and-seek with the Scientology scriptures, posting them in sites all over the Internet faster than the church could shut them down.
As a result, any damage done by the infringing postings was vastly magnified as more people got interested in the scriptures — and more people became intent on making them public.
In late November or early December 1994 messages started appearing in an Internet discussion group called alt.religion.scientology… Sent anonymously by nobody at replay.com, an address that prevented tracing, the messages purported to contain the OT materials.
In January 1995 Kobrin tried another route to squelch the problem, sending out a message to servers providing access to the Usenet, where the alt.religion.scientology discussion group is located. She requested that Usenet servers cancel the newsgroup.
News of Kobrin’s attempt to remove the group went out to other discussion groups, attracting people who had no previous interest in Scientology to alt.religion.scientology. To some of us, preserving the Net for free speech is more important than anything in the free world.
In Scientology’s view, the OT materials unquestionably belong to the church, and the church doesn’t care to share them publicly. In fact, the church badly needs to maintain the mystery surrounding its scriptures. Making them public, argued church trial counsel Cooley at one hearing, could dissuade Scientologists from paying the fixed donations the church requires its parishioners to pay for the privilege of studying the scriptures – and could convince potential Scientologists not to join the church.
Ron Hubbard said the OT 3 materials had to be kept secret because if people read them they would get pneumonia and die. Well, they have been made public all over the place and the people who read them did not get pneumonia and die. Another lie from Hubbard.
The real reasons to keep them secret are stated in the last paragraph in the above article.
The OT 3 materials describe an incident that is nothing more than a story you would find in a science fiction comic book.
The OT 3 story told by Hubbard says that 75 million years ago Xenu took control of the Galactic Federation of planets. He solved over-population by capturing citizens on the planets and shipped them to Earth where they were placed near a volcano. Then they detonated an atomic bomb on each volcano and the “thetans” (spirits) were blown up into the sky. An electronic ribbon was sent up, the thetans stuck to it, and were pulled back down and implanted with strange ideas for 36 days. After that the thetans were packaged into clusters (groups) at Las Palmas or Hawaii.
How the hell you can package individual thetans (Beings) into a single group staggers the imagination.
Ron Hubbard wrote a letter to his wife saying he was drinking a lot of rum and popping a lot of pinks and greys (uppers and downers) during the time he was “researching” OT 3.
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11 April 1996 – David and Julie Mayo receive a favorable decision from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal.
It overturns the lower court’s decision to grant RTC an injunction against Mayo using the Advanced Technology. It also affirms the lower court’s decision to award David Mayo 2.9 million dollars in his counterclaim against RTC.
Denver Westword March 6, 1997 –
A web of intrigue surrounds the high-stakes legal brawl between FACTnet and the Church of Scientology.
A California judge who presided over a lawsuit in which Wollersheim was the plaintiff told reporters he’d encountered a lot of funny stuff during the five-month trial, including slashed tires on his car and strangers tailing him.
The confrontation escalated to new heights two years ago, when church officials escorted by federal marshals conducted a series of raids and seized computer equipment in California, Virginia and Colorado, claiming that the owners had obtained unauthorized copies of the secret, upper-level scriptures of Scientology and had distributed the material on the Internet, in violation of copyright and trade-secret laws (Stalking the Net, October 4, 1995).
One of the principal targets of the raids was the Fight Against Coercive Tactics Network (FACTNet)… Church officials seized computers from Wollersheim’s apartment, from [Bob]Penny’s home in Niwot and from FACTNet boardmember Arnaldo Lerma in Virginia and filed federal lawsuits against the three, whom they branded as copyright terrorists bent on damaging CSI economically.
The church’s attorneys have hailed as a clear victory the decision of a federal judge in the Virginia case, who found that Lerma committed copyright infringement by posting Scientology materials…
…Wollersheim… assembled what he describes as a dream team of lawyers… a few weeks ago the team filed a barrage of counterclaims in the suit, charging that the search warrants for the raids were obtained under false pretenses and seeking damages for trespass, invasion of privacy, abuse of process, outrageous conduct and other claims.
…a counteroffensive that Wollersheim says will extend to attacking the legitimacy of the copyrights of some of Hubbard’s works, based on new information he’s obtained from defectors from the church.
This started out as a copyright and trade-secret case, he says. We were the ‘copyright terrorists’; this was supposedly the largest infringement in history. It’s totally turned into a copyright-abuse case. There’s so much wrong with the copyrights of Scientology that we suspect they’re going to try to back-door out of the case very fast.
They’re going to lose much of the con– the copyright and trade-secret con they’ve been playing on people.
At the same time, Scientology groups have come under increasing attack in Europe. A Greek court has denied the organization religious status in that country, and late last year 29 Scientologists were sentenced to jail in Italy for criminal association. German officials have also cracked down on Scientologists and barred them from civil-service jobs, drawing criticism from the U.S. State Department…
In the summer of 1995, Lerma, recently appointed to FACTNet’s board of directors, posted more than sixty pages of Hubbard’s Advanced Technology documents on the Internet.
But attorneys for Scientology’s Religious Technology Center (RTC) viewed the postings as a blatant copyright infringement – and a violation of the church’s trade secrets… They filed suit against Lerma. When Wollersheim and Penny of FACTNet issued a press release affirming their support of Lerma’s actions and urging volunteers to immediately begin putting up 100-1000 times more Fishman affidavit type public records on Scientology into worldwide distribution on the Internet, RTC sued FACTNet as well… And when the Washington Post reported on the controversy, quoting briefly from the Fishman papers, they sued the Post, too.
Judge Brinkema quickly dismissed the action against the Post, ruling that the newspaper’s use of the materials constituted fair use and that RTC was liable for the paper’s legal fees. She then threw out the trade-secret claims, ruling that Lerma’s actions didn’t constitute trade-secret violations (U.S. District Judge John Kane has ventured a similar opinion in the case against Wollersheim and Penny, writing that the Advanced Technology writings have come into the public domain by numerous means and probably don’t qualify as trade secrets under Colorado law). But Brinkema also found that Lerma’s postings, unlike the Post account, consisted of verbatim copying wholly devoid of criticism or other commentary and thus could not be justified as fair use.
Last January Lerma was fined $2,500 for five violations of the Copyright Act.
Since the raids, though, excerpts of Hubbard’s secret writings have surfaced on a variety of Web sites around the world.
In most copyright disputes, $2 million would represent an adequate war chest, but not in the FACTNet case, which has already produced more than 700 discovery requests and a ceaseless barrage of motions and pleadings…
The staggering cost of the litigation, Kelley adds, had a lot to do with the tactics employed by his opponents. The Church of Scientology has proven to be a litigation machine that can drain the resources of an opponent, he says. In the Lerma case, we had not only constant discovery but weekly motions–all of which required extensive briefing and argument.
When Arney Lerma posted the OT materials on the internet he should have made some commentary upon them, that would have constituted fair use and he would not have been fined for copyright infringement.
Also, Jane Kember wrote a Guardian Order dated 7 October 1971 that has this title –
RE: BOOKS & ENTHETA WRITTEN ABOUT SCIENTOLOGY BY SPs
Here are some quotes from that Guardian Order…
Because of the Constitution of America, and case law on libel, inclusive of Supreme Court decisions, it is impossible to prevent publication of libel. However, where U.S. Legal has been successful is prior to Court appearances and actual trial in effecting settlement.
The button used in effecting settlement is purely financial. In other words, it is more costly to continue the legal action than to settle in some fashion.
Therefore, it is imperative that legal US Dev-T his opponents and their lawyers with correspondence (a lawyer’s letter costs approx $50), phone calls (time costs) interrogatories, depositions and whatever else legal can mock up.
The FACTNet case is a good example of this tactic in use, where they are running up the cost of the litigation as a means to force their opponent to settle the case. This can backfire on them when the judge orders the Church to pay the legal fees of the opposing lawyer.
National Public Radio, Inc. March 12, 1997 –
SHOW: ALL THINGS CONSIDERED (Natonal Public Radio 8:00 pm Eastern Time)
BURNETT: Memphis Public Schools eventually dropped the World Literacy Crusade over concerns that tutors were teaching Scientology. There’s a pattern here. Scientology is constantly working to shed its cult image and win mainstream acceptance with its humanitarian programs, neighborhood watch groups, charity fundraisers, and countless other community projects.
But the public still has a negative perception of Scientology. Last year, pollster George Barnett conducted a national religious survey of popular attitudes toward seven faith groups. Scientology came in next to last. Only atheists fared worse.
Over the past four decades, the Church of Scientology has earned a reputation for belligerence towards its adversaries, both real and perceived. A long list of journalists, judges, academics, lawyers, and former members have reported a pattern of reprisals when they displeased the church.
For its part, the church denies its involvement in dirty tricks.
The Public Relations image of the church is out the bottom as a result of practicing Fair Game. Also, Fair Game practices cost the Church over 20 million dollars a year due to litigation expenses and judgements against the Church. Practicing Fair Game also makes criminals and Scientologists end up in jail as a result. You have to wonder when these people will wake up to Ron Hubbard’s wrong-headed solutions and cancel Fair Game.
People have a right to publically state what they do not believe in. Now, if the critic told a lie, all Scientology has to do is show that it was a lie. That is the only solution necessary.
Fair Game policies make a mockery of the Creed of the Church…
We of the Church believe:
…all men have inalienable rights to their own religious practices and their performance.
…all men have inalienable rights to conceive, choose, assist or support their own organizations, churches and governments.
…all men have inalienable rights to think freely, to talk freely, to write freely their own opinions and to counter or utter or write upon the opinion of others.
Nice-sounding words that are not practiced, because Fair Game practices violate them. Anyone who publically criticizes Scientology, even when they are telling the truth, gets viciously attacked by Scientologists. Anyone who starts their own Scientology group outside of the official Church, also gets viciously attacked. The Creed is meaningless.
Scientology has the same problem as the Catholic church and their bible. Their bible is full of lies, such as God made the earth in 4,000 BC, and the earth is stationary it is the sun that moves across the sky.
Since their bible is full of lies, it cannot stand up to any scrutiny. So, the Catholics used the insane solution of silencing its critics by killing the people who refuted their bible.
Ron Hubbard dispensed bullshit lies about himself and he dispensed the lies contained within the subject of Scientology. Therefore, Ron Hubbard and the subject of Scientology cannot stand up to any scrutiny. So, Hubbard wrote the Fair Game policies to viciously attack critics. It is the same insane solution as the Catholics used to silence their critics.
They attack critics because they are trying to prevent people from learning the truth!
They also pay people to sign gag orders, as another method they will use to hide the truth.
Scientology is promoted as being the Road to Truth, now there is a good laugh for you!
Denver Westword August 14, 1997 –
Hush-Hush Money; An anti-Scientology activist claims that the church made him an offer he had to refuse: $12 million.
After more than seventeen years of litigation, Lawrence Wollersheim knows that talk isn’t cheap–not when you’re talking to lawyers and your life’s work happens to involve badmouthing the Church of Scientology. But the price of silence is even higher. Too high, in Wollersheim’s estimation, which is why he says he walked away from an alleged settlement offer by the church that would have netted him and a few colleagues $12 million in exchange for abandoning their crusade against Scientology.
Wollersheim is one of the founders of the Fight Against Coercive Tactics Network (FACTNet)…
The church absolutely denies making any $12 million offer, says Michael Rinder…
Wollersheim, though, insists that the church’s representatives had agreed to a figure of $12 million at the start of settlement discussions two months ago. The negotiations broke down over the next six weeks, he says, as his adversaries sought to impose increasingly restrictive conditions on the settlement, including a requirement that the FACTNet litigants–Wollersheim, boardmember Arnie Lerma and ex-boardmember Robert Penney – no longer speak out against the church or assist in any anti-Scientology litigation.
Over the years the church has quietly purchased the silence of several of its most ardent critics, for sums reportedly stretching into six and seven figures.
The FACTNet founder says he went into settlement talks with Rinder and others in a sincere effort to settle all his past and pending litigation against the church, but the conditions sought by the church were unacceptable. By his account, they included not only a gag order that would have prevented him from commenting on Scientology in the future but a requirement that he make false and self-incriminating public statements repudiating his criticism of the group.
Worst of all, he says, church officials wanted FACTNet closed and its archives destroyed; having compiled what he describes as a massive library of inside information about the church, including accounts of alleged mistreatment by ex-members and reports of suspicious deaths, Wollersheim refused.
To allow a free-speech organization to be bought by an organization trying to censor information and destroy a library, he says, would be cognitive dissonance to the level of insanity.
Scientologists are kept in a false, positive-bubble environment. They must only hear positive things about Scientology. They have to disconnect from anyone who states anything negative about Scientology. Silencing critics is seen as being vital to keeping Scientologists in that positive-bubble environment. The more people there are telling the truth about Scientology, the more likely Scientologists will hear it and leave Scientology.
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29 March 1999 – Heber Jentzch, President of CSI, is arrested in France on criminal charges of infiltrating government agencies and stealing documents and tax fraud. 82
Heber is a member of the tax compliance committee. Per the IRS agreement, criminal actions such as this can cause a loss of tax exemption.
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13 September 1999 – Jesse Prince files an affidavit in the Lisa McPherson case in Clearwater.
He is a class IX auditor and Case Supervisor (C/S).
He says he has personally witnessed executive decisions directed to church members telling them to “end cycle”, meaning telling them to die. He has personally read written instructions from Senior C/S International, Ray Mithoff, concerning the following individuals:
Diane Morrison had cancer. Radiation treatment is forbidden by Scientology. Ray Mithoff instructed her to end cycle and her husband was ordered to take her home so she did not die on any Church property.
Ted Cormier had Parkinson’s disease. He was ordered to Flag for NOTS 34 auditing to cure his cancer.
This did not cure it so Mithoff sent him orders in his preclear file to end cycle. He died.
Jesse viewed a videotape of a television interview of Roxanne Friend. She had cancer that could have been successfully treated by medical means. She was kidnapped in California and driven across country in a motorhome to Clearwater where she was held against her will. This prevented her from getting treatment. After she escaped she gave the television interview. She disclosed she was beyond treatment because of the delay and subsequently died.
Jesse says he witnessed and participated in 4 isolation watches on people having a psychotic break. The person is locked in a room with two guards at the door. The guards are not allowed to talk to the person in the psychotic break, they are only allowed to physically restrain the person.
The reason for the guards is that the person wants to leave and makes many attempts to leave. But the guards prevent them from leaving until the C/S says ok. This is a direct quote from the technical material of the Introspection Rundown:
“Dear Joe. What can you guarantee me if you are let out of isolation? If the person’s reply shows continued irresponsibility toward other dynamics or fixation on one dynamic to the exclusion of others damaged, the C/S must inform the person of his continued isolation and why. Example: Dear Joe. I’m sorry but no go on coming out of isolation yet?”
In 1987 Jesse was assigned to an isolation watch on another Sea Org member in a psychotic break. She fought to escape and had numerous injuries from beating on walls and the door, trying to get away.
Her mother was desperately trying to find her so during a calm moment Jesse monitored a call to her mother after telling her what to say. She lied to her mother and said she was ok and when the telephone call started to get “weird” Jesse ended it. This was a public relations nightmare for Scientology and this was why Jesse had the girl lie to her family about what was really going on with her.
This went on for 2 months. After the girl was stable for a week, she was made to sign a release form that said Scientology was not responsible for what happened to her and she was then allowed to go home. Jesse said if he had not forced the girl to drink water, she would have died.
Jesse then reviewed Lisa McPherson’s auditing files and the isolation watch “caretaker logs” and her ethics file. The last 3 days of the caretaker logs were missing, which is not an accident.
All psychotic breaks cases have their auditing folders sent to the Tech Unit of RTC for review. It is then returned via the Senior C/S International to ensure compliance to their orders. Status reports would go to Ray Mithoff, Snr C/S Int and he would take them to RTC. Then, David Miscavige, Ray Mithoff and Marty Rathbun discuss the various options available to Scientology on how to deal with the public relations flap. These 3 people would have met and discussed what to do because Lisa was not improving in isolation and she was a public relations flap since she had removed her clothes and run down the street naked.
From his study of the available records, Jesse concludes that Miscavige, Mithoff, and Rathbun had no option but to let her die in isolation. They could not take her to the hospital for emergency medical treatment and risk embarrassing questions from the attending physicians, press, and authorities with likely claims of imprisonment and abuse being made by Lisa upon her recovery. Thus they chose the “end of cycle” option, which is permitting and ordering the person to die.
In Jesse’s opinion, Lisa was held against her will in isolation. She was not improving and her morbid condition was described in the caretaker logs. Rather than face the public relations flap, Miscavige, Mithoff and Rathbun ordered her death, it was no accident. 83
So Lisa McPherson’s handling was directed by RTC. The last 3 days of her “caretaker notes” are missing. RTC claims they can’t find them. In light of all the past times when RTC engaged in destruction of evidence to cover up a crime, we don’t believe it. They destroyed the evidence that proved their crime – murder, maybe premeditated murder.
Lisa McPherson died a 17-day slow death. The Coroner found her death was caused by a blood clot that formed by dehydration (a lack of liquids).
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Quote from Science of Survival:
“The auditor is not trying to cure anything. He is simply raising tone.”
If Scientology was doing only that, it would be fine. But that is not all that is being done.
The statement about raising tone shows what is called Black Dianetics or what is meant by Reverse Auditing.
There are a whole category of Scientology practices that are meant to drive people down:
1. Heavy ethics actions such as locking people in the chain locker on the ship.
2. The brainwashing done in the Rehabilitation Project Force –
subjecting the people to isolation, sleep deprivation, physical and mental duress.
3. Gang-bang security checks.
4. Viciously attacking people declared as Fair Game, fully intending to ruin their lives.
5. Enforced disconnection from family, friends, and employers.
These are terrorist actions, meant to control people inside and outside the Church by fear.
None of those 5 actions can be classified as making the person happier, raising their tone.
Scientology is causing all of its own problems. By mistreating people, by telling lies, by concealing important information, by the Bridge not delivering what they promoted, by committing fraud, by committing crimes, by being an arm of the New World Order, etc.
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24 September 1999 – David Miscavige files an affidavit in the Wollersheim case –
RTC is exclusively concerned with the orthodoxy of the Scientology religion so that it forever remains faithful to the teachings of L. Ron Hubbard, the Founder of the religion and the one source of its Scriptures.
I inspect and correct departures from the standard application of the Scripture of the religion. I also ensure that any attempted perversion of the technology of Dianetics and Scientology is rapidly dealt with, to keep the religion pure so that all people may benefit from the application of Mr. Hubbard’s breakthroughs in the fields of the mind, the spirit and life.
My role is described above. Mr. Hubbard was the Founder of the religion and the sole Source of its Scripture. A primary and fundamental doctrine of our faith is that the teachings be kept pure and that the only source of those teachings is Mr. Hubbard. Indeed, my role encompasses the responsibility of seeing the religion does not lose its original teachings and that no one ever assumes Mr. Hubbard’s role as the source of its religious teachings.”
There were also examples in which GO staff had used unscrupulous means to deal with people perceived as enemies of the religion – means that were completely against Scientology tenets and policy, not to mention the law.
Whatever else the GO was, it was not Scientology, and it was not adhering to Scientology policy.
Here we have another example of David Miscavige committing perjury. The GO staff were following LRH policy when they committed crimes against Fair Game targets. The Fair Game policies authorize any Scientologist committing any crime against people the Church has declared to be its enemies. Miscavige and his top aides commit numerous crimes in their application of those same Fair Game policies.
And their sneaky method of hiring investigators to commit the crimes, does not get them out of being guilty for those same crimes. They ordered the investigators to commit the crimes, they conspired to have them done, they paid for the crimes to be done. They are just as guilty, in the eyes of the law, as the person who took the action to do the crime.
St. Petersburg Times August 12, 2000 –
Jesse Prince, executive vice president of the Lisa McPherson Trust… was arrested and charged Thursday with cultivation of marijuana, jail records show.
Prince is accused of having one marijuana plant growing at his Largo-area house, said Largo police Lt. Carla Boudrot, whose department made the arrest.
But McPherson Trust leader Robert Minton questioned whether Prince had been unfairly targeted and charged. “I know that Prince is not a drug user of any kind, and I think he’s not that stupid to be growing marijuana plants in his house.”
Bob Minton was the head of the Lisa McPherson Trust (LMT) in Clearwater, Florida. The LMT was located just down the street from the Flag Land Base, the Fort Harrison. The LMT was working to obtain justice for the death of Lisa McPherson, who had died while being held captive by Scientologists at the Fort Harrison. The LMT had sought criminal convictions and had also filed a civil lawsuit against the Church.
Jesse Prince was working at the LMT. Therefore, OSA ran a black intelligence operation to have Jesse put in jail by framing him for a crime he did not actually commit. They put the marijuana plant in Jesse’s house and then called the police. One of the OSA agents who did this was Marty Rathbun. After Marty left the Church he confirmed that OSA put the marijuana plant in Jesse’s house and called the police. Marty made a public apology to Jesse Prince for framing him.
Post to ARS (alt.religion.scientology) by zorrosblade 18 October 2000 –
I ran into an old Scientology friend of mine I hadn’t seen in years at a coffee house this past year in Hollywood where the subject of his going on the Freewinds came up. He went to the ship to start his OT 8 auditing but ran into an ‘ethics’ snag with the ships EO. He was absolutely livid that he was basically held prisoner on board in that he could not leave under any circumstances. The EO kept his passport.
He finally resolved the matter by lying to the EO that he had to do some shopping for essentials at one port, where he got her to relax by his not demanding his passport or any of his possessions. He already made the decision to leave all of his luggage, clothes and passport behind to get off the Freewinds. He did just that.
They take your passport away from you when you go to the Freewinds ship for services.
Thus your captivity on Freewinds begins when you arrive and they take your passport.
Some Scientologists have reported that top management has been altering LRH issues.
The top management solution has always been to discredit the person reporting on them.
The following pattern has emerged:
1. A Scientologist notices top management is off-source and altering LRH issues.
2. The Scientologist writes reports.
3. Nothing is corrected. Instead, the Scientologist gets beat up in ethics until he shuts up.
4. Reverse processing is often done on the person to cave him in or to make him crazy.
5. If the Scientologist won’t back down, they start a black PR campaign against him. The Black PR campaign consists of lies they invented about the person. They falsely accuse him of doing things that he never did. Covert Knowledge Reports are written on the person, containing false data, and the person is not given a copy so he can correct them.
6. A Committee of Evidence is called on the person, based on the false reports. The person is not allowed to see his ethics file so he can correct the false reports. The comm ev members find the person guilty, based on the false reports.
7. The person is expelled. Now their cover up is complete because all Scientologists have to disconnect and cut communication with the person.
The above sounds pretty fantastic, doesn’t it? But, you don’t have to believe us. You can personally find out if it is true. Pick up any one of a thousand pieces of tech they have altered. Write a High Crime report on Miscavige and insist the tech be put back the way LRH wrote it. Hold your ground. Now start telling other Scientologists about the out tech. And you too can watch all of the above happen to you. It’s an eye-opener.
The following references state the tactic being used by the top management:
PL 30 May 1974 PR Series 24 – Handling Hostile Contacts/Dead Agenting –
It is my intention that by the use of professional PR tactics any opposition be not only dulled but permanently eradicated … If there will be a long-term threat, you are to immediately evaluate and originate a black PR campaign to destroy the person’s repute and to discredit them so thoroughly that they will be ostracized.
Modern Management Technology Defined –
Black PR – spreading lies by hidden sources. It inevitably results in injustices being done.
The Scientology Ideal Man
Slavemaster groups present a noble goal to whitewash their crimes against humanity.
The Aims of Scientology are – a civilization without insanity, criminality and war.
The top Scientology executives are proof of what kind of person Scientology makes.
You end up with a lunatic criminal who is at war attacking the people who expose them.
The top execs commit crimes, violate human rights, peddle lies, conceal information, practice brainwashing, and often force families apart.
The top Scientology execs are proof that Scientology is not making good men.
That is what you get from a slavemaster group – their ideal man is an evil man.
Evil men will never make a civilization without insanity, criminality and war.
And a slavemaster group will never make a road to truth or a road to freedom.
Remember the type of person Scientology is trying to get into its program –
the mavericks, the non-conformers, the mold-breakers, the non-followers.
Scientology is a behavior modification program for those types of people.
The behavior modification program is to produce two types of personality –
1. get people to think and act like a slavemaster
2. get people to think and act like a proper slave
All you have to do to defeat their entire system, is simple – don’t accept their behavior modification.
Those who continue straight ahead on the Scientology bridge, in or outside the Church, will not attain what has been promoted, because it is a road to personality type 1 and 2.
You are the answer to you. Scientology does not work – You work.
The answer is to take the curve in the road. That curve is called Your Road.
Scientology Roots Table of Chapters
1. United States Claim Court – Case No. 581-88T, Church of Spiritual Technology vs United States
2. A Piece of Blue Sky by Jon Atack
3. Julie Mayo letter
4. Circuit Court of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Hillsborough County, State of Florida
Case No. 97-01235 – Jesse Prince affidavit – dated August 1999
5. Jesse Prince tape # 3
6. United States District Court Central District of California
Michael Pattinson vs RTC Case No. 98-3985CAS (SHx)
7. United States District Court Central District of California
Michael Pattinson vs RTC Case No. 98-3985CAS (SHx)
Vicki Aznaran affidavit
8. Julie Mayo letter, Jesse Prince letters, Jesse Prince tape # 2
9. Post to the internet by David & Julie Mayo
10. United States District Court for the District of Colorado, RTC vs FACTNet Case No. 95-K-2143
Judge Kane’s Memorandum Opinion Nov 4, 1998
Vaughn Young affidavit, Jesse Prince affidavit, Jesse Prince letters and tape # 6
11. United States District Court for the District of Colorado, RTC vs FACTNet Case No. 95-K-2143
Judge Kane’s Memorandum Opinion Nov 4, 1998
Jesse Prince tape # 6
12. Declaration of Sherman Lenske dated 4 February 1986
13. Supplementary Coroners Report dated 30 January 1986
14. Carson Investigation Voice Analysis Report dated 17 January 1984
15. United States District Court Central District of California,
Michael Pattinson vs RTC Case No. 98-3985CAS (SHx)
Vaughn Young affidavit
Jesse Prince tape # 3
16. Statement by Captain Bill Robertson on 13 March 1984
17. Circuit Court of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Hillsborough County, State of Florida
Case No. 97-01235
Vicki Aznaran affidavit, Vaughn Young affidavits (Two different affidavits)
Jesse Prince affidavit – dated August 1999, David Miscavige affidavit 15 Oct 1999
18. U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
CSI, plaintiff vs. Steven Fishman and Uwe Geertz -CASE No. cv 91-6426 HL
David Miscavige affidavit
19. United States District Court for the Central District of California
Church of Scientology International vs Steven Fishman Case No. CV 91-6426 HLH (Tx)
David Miscavige affidavit 17 Feb 1994
Jesse Prince letters, Jesse Prince tape # 3
David Miscavige affidavit 15 Oct 1999
20. Jesse Prince tape # 1 # 2 # 6, Vaughn Young affidavit, Vaughn Young letter
21. Vicki Aznaran affidavit, Jesse Prince affidavit
22. Wikipedia Encyclopedia
23. Associated Press 11 May 2002
24. Larry Wollerseim, Plaintiff and Respondent, vs
Church of Scientology of California, Defendant and Appellant, No. B023193
Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 7, California, July 18, 1989
25. United States of America, Petitioner/Appellee/Cross-Appellant, vs.
Frank S. Zolin, Respondent/Appellee, and Church of Scientology of California and
Mary Sue Hubbard, Intervenors/Appellants/Cross-Appellees.
Nos. 85-6065, 85-6105 – United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Argued and Submitted Nov. 6, 1986 – Decided Feb. 9, 1987
26. Church of Scientology of California Petitioner – Appellant vs
Commissoner of Internal Revenue – Respondent – Appellee
No. 85-7324. United States Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit
27. United Press International, November 19, 1984
28. The Associated Press December 20, 1984
29. United States District Court Central District of California
Michael Pattinson vs RTC Case No. 98-3985CAS (SHx)
Declaration of Joseph Yanny (used to be a church attorney)
Jesse Prince tape # 1 and tape # 4
30. Vaughn Young affidavit, Jesse Prince tape # 3
31. United Press International April 1, 1985
32. Los Angeles Times June 27, 1985
33. Joyce Stephenson declaration, Jesse Prince tape # 2, Vicki Aznaran affidavit,
Vaughn Young affidavit
34. Forbes Magazine October 27, 1986
35. United Press International November 13, 1985 and November 16, 1985
36. United States District Court Central District Of California, No. Cv 91-6426 Hlh (tx);
Church Scientology International, Plaintiff, Vs. Steven Fishman And Uwe Geertz,
Vicki Aznaran affidavit
37. Church of Spiritual Technology, Plaintiff, v. The United States, Defendant.
No. 581-88T, United States Claims Court. Oct. 2, 1989
38. San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Department Supplementary Report dated 16 Jan 86
Supplementary Coroner’s Report dated 30 January 1986
39. Vicki Aznaran affidavit, Jesse Prince tape # 3
40. Certificate of Religious Belief dated 20 January 1986
41. Probate record – Superior Court of the County of San Luis Obispo, State of California
Jesse Prince tape # 3
42. The Washington Post January 29, 1986
43. United States District Court Central District Of California, No. Cv 91-6426 Hlh (tx);
Church Scientology International, Plaintiff, Vs. Steven Fishman And Uwe Geertz,
Declaration Vicki Aznaran
44. Coroner letter to Dr Kirschner
45. Coroners Report, and Dr. Kirschner’s Post Mortem Report on 25 January 1986
Sierra Vista Hospital Toxicology Report
46. Vaughn Young letter, Vaughn Young affidavit
47. United Press International January 29, 1986
48. Supplementary Coroners Report dated 30 January 1986
49. Los Angeles Times 30 January 1986
50. The New York Times January 29, 1986
51. The Associated Press January 28, 1986
52. United States District Court Central District of California
Michael Pattinson vs RTC Case No. 98-3985CAS (SHx)
Vicki Aznaran affidavit
Video tape of the LRH death event at the Hollywood Palladium
53. David Miscavige affidavit 15 Oct 1999, Jesse Prince tape # 3
54. Declaration of Church of Spiritual Technology
55. Jesse Prince letters
56. Jesse Prince tape # 1
57. Stacy Young affidavit, Jesse Prince tape # 4 and tape # 5
58. United States District Court Central District of California
Michael Pattinson vs RTC Case No. 98-3985CAS (SHx)
59. United Press International December 29, 1986
60. Jesse Prince tape # 2
61. Vicki Aznaran affidavit , Stacy Young affidavit, Vaughn Young affidavit
David Miscavige affidavits dated 24 Sept 1999 and 15 Oct 1999
62. United Press International July 6, 1987
63. Church of Spiritual Technology, Plaintiff, vs The United States, Defendant
No. 581-88T, United States Claims Court. Oct. 2, 1989
64. Joseph Yanny affidavit dated 13 July 1988
65. United States District Court Central District of California
Michael Pattinson vs RTC Case No. 98-3985CAS (SHx)
66. Joe Harrington post to COSinvestigations
67. Los Angeles Times January 5, 1989
68. Letter from Starkey’s attorney
69. United States District Court Central District of California
Michael Pattinson vs RTC Case No. 98-3985CAS (SHx)
70. United States District Court, Central District of California
RTC vs Robin Scott Case No. CV 85-711 JMI (BX)
Memorandum Opinion And Order dated June 4, 1991
71. Vicki Aznaran affidavit dated 27 January 1992
72. St. Petersburg Times article on 29 March 1999
73. Church of Spiritual Technology, Plaintiff, versus The United States
No. 581-88T United States Claims Court. June 29, 1992
74. U.S. District Court, Central District of California, Case No. CV 91 6426 HLH (Tx);
Church of Scientology International, Plaintiff, vs. Steven Fishman and Uwe Geertz,
Declaration of Andre Tabayoyon, 4 April 1994
75. U.S. District Court, Central District of California #85-711-JMI (BX) and #857197-JMI (BX),
RTC Plaintiffs vs. Robin Scott et. al., Defendants
76. David Miscavige – from his 7 October 1993 speech at the IAS event
77. Secret IRS Closing Agreement – http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Secrets/irs-closing.html
78. Assignment and Assumption agreement between Norman Starkey and CST
Library of Congress records
79. U.S. District Court for the Central District of California CSI, plaintiff vs.
Steven Fishman and Uwe Geertz Case No. CV 91-6426 HL
David Miscavige’s affidavit
80. Religious Technology Center, Plaintiffs, v. Frank GERBODE, et al.,
No. CV 93-2226 AWT. United States District Court, C.D. California. May 2, 1994
81. United States District Court for the District of Colorado
RTC vs FACTnet Case No. 95-B-2143, Judge Kane Ruling dated 13 Sept 1995
82. St. Petersburg Times article on 29 March 1999
83. Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court for Hillsborough County, State of Florida
Estate of Lisa McPherson vs Church of Scientology Flag Service Org ,Case No.97-01235
Jesse Prince affidavit dated 13 September 1999
85. Bill Clinton was a Rhodes scholar at Oxford.
86. In June 1977 the Guardian Office gave Congress evidence of Interpol agents trafficking cocaine.
87. 13 October 1994 letter from the head of Interopol, regarding meeting with Miscavige –
Miscavige has informed me that he had made it known to all the churches of Scientology that there are no further disputes between the Church and Interpol.
88. The original 1974 Guardian’s Office Intelligence Hat/Checksheet PDF – Intelligence Course Full Hat-Checksheet
On Page 10 – Section 4: Covert Data Collection; Part B: Covert Operations; item 19: Desp. 28 Feb 72, Re: Oberholser (marked document 121 by the court) of the checksheet verifies that this document was part of the hat pack. You can read more about the history of it in Scientology Tax Exemption: What Really Happened – The Kennedy List. Once it loads, just search the page for “Roubinek”.
I’m just going to excerpt this part about Overholser – misspelled by typist as Oberholser –
Thank you for the excellent packaging of Oberholser (the late and very unlamented).
The interest in this bad hat stems from the fact that he blew the whistle on Dianetics when St. Elizabeth psychiatrists were just beginning to use it and were for the first time getting results on patients at the National Asylum. He forbade them to use it but they disagreed heavily and privately used it for many years under cover. This broke up introducing Dianetics on regular channels – May 1950.
Thereafter a violent and gory attack was mounted. It was begun by Oberholser, went over to George Wash U. Psychology Dept at once and there a student of the first Dianetics class (Dolly Jones) also a psychology student was hypnotized, beaten, told to go crazy, did so and we had to hospitalize her. We handled it so fast and so well no “Dianetics drove her crazy” could be campaigned and wasn’t. This was the first hard flat out PR-Intelligence operation in Dianetics.
From then on the NY Times Literary Section began an attack […]
So you see why I am interested in this bad hat Oberholser. He struck the first blow.