L. Ron Hubbard was being sought for extradition to France on charges of fraud and customs violations. So, in December 1972 he fled to New York. Ron Hubbard lived in New York until he returned to the Apollo in September 1973. 1 (Ron Hubbard was later convicted in absentia in Lyon, France and sentenced to 4 years in prison for fraudulent claims he could cure physical illness. 2 )
In January 1973, CIA Director Helms ordered Dr. Sidney Gottlieb to destroy all of the MK-Ultra records. 3 This is a cover-up action to hide the crimes committed and the evil agenda of the CIA mind control research. (Some MK-Ultra records were overlooked and these were made public later in time.)
The US Intelligence community continued to research and develop mind control weapons but not under the codename MK-Ultra.
L. Ron Hubbard and other Scientologists had been involved in CIA secret mind control research and were also involved in researching and developing top secret psychic warfare weapons for the U.S. intelligence community. Ron Hubbard and other Scientologists were also involved in a CIA operation in Greece and Scientologists were involved in drug running using Sea Org ships. Reports about these immoral activities were circulated between governments around the world.
20 Apr 1973 – LRH wrote the Snow White program, telling the Guardian Office to get all government files on himself and on Scientology.
This action is in conjunction with the CIA cover up of its mind control research projects.
Hubbard pretended that false reports about him and other Scientologists had been circulated to governments – such things as accusing Sea Org ships of drug running and being a CIA ship. But, these reports that Hubbard called false, were actually true! So, Hubbard’s Snow White program was really an effort to cover up the crimes and illicit actions of Scientologists.
So, at the same time, in early 1973, Ron Hubbard and the CIA are both engaging in cover up actions.
The Guardian Office Intelligence Bureau is busy infiltrating government offices to obtain their files on Hubbard and Scientology. Various illegal means are also being used, such as the use of lock picks to open locked doors and locked file cabinets.
These cover ups mark the initial stages of removing Hubbard as the Scientology front man.
2 July 1973 – The IRS begins a tax audit on L. Ron Hubbard and Mary Sue Hubbard. 4
18 Nov 1974 – Michael Meisner is the Deputy Guardian for Intelligence at the Church of Scientology in Washington, D.C. One of his agents is Gerald Wolfe. On this date Wolfe is hired as a clerk by the IRS in Washington, D.C. For the next two years, he and Michael Meisner enter government offices at night and copy IRS and Department of Justice files on Scientology. Many illegal acts were committed. Electronic intercepting of oral IRS communications, forging of government passes, infiltrating the government, illegal copying of files belonging to the IRS, Justice Department, and the US Attorney’s Office. 4
In Curacao, in the summer of 1975, Ron Hubbard had a heart attack. While in the ambulance he suffered a pulmonary embolism (a blood clot in the artery to his lungs).
30 Jun 1976 – Gerald Wolfe is arrested in the main IRS building by FBI Special Agent Christine Hansen. Wolfe is initially charged with the use and possession of a forged official pass of the United States.
Michael Meisner was also being sought by the FBI, so he was ordered to Los Angeles to hide out. Then he wanted to turn himself in and he was held against his will for months, locked in a house with guards 24 hours a day. Two more crimes were being committed, harboring a fugitive from justice and illegal detainment. Holding people against their will is something that has been done frequently by Scientologists, when the person represents some kind of bad public relations threat to the Church.
The Hubbard Association of Scientologists International (HASI) was a membership organization for Scientologists. The corporation was formed in Arizona.
19 November 1976 – the Arizona Corporation Commission mails a notice stating that HASI is delinquent in filing an Annual Report for 1976. 5
HCOB 24 January 1977 Tech Correction Roundup –
” For a number of years people have wondered when OT VIII would be released.
Well, to tell you the honest truth, OT VIII has been in existence all those several years, and to it has been added a very large number of OT grades. None of them have ever been issued. Notes for all these grades are in existence. What I have been waiting for is 2 or 3 months of free time to go over these materials and write them up and make them available through Advanced Organizations.
Now, I will make a bargain with you. If you get all tech straightened out and the orgs and flaps and emergencies off my lines and get your training in and Word Clearing in and everything flying and this civilization even more thoroughly pointed in a civilized direction, you will buy me those 3 months worth of time so I will be able to afford the time to write up all these Advanced Levels I have researched. Do your job well and buy me these 3 months.
Is it a bargain?
L. Ron Hubbard “
Ron never does write these OT Levels up – because after he dies in 1986 – Pat Broeker tries to use these research notes to put together an OT 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, etc.
Broeker never completed this project because David Miscavige ousted Broeker. Ray Mithoff then tried using these research notes to assemble an OT VIII to deliver – and all 3 versions Mithoff issued were a big flop. The initial OT VIII had a briefing about the Bible and God. The second and third versions are also about establishing your relationship with god.
Also, Hubbard spent the last years of his life in leisure at his ranch in California, he had plenty of free time on his hands to write additional OT levels, but he still did not. Thus, this was just another lie from Hubbard, he was making further untrue and exaggerated claims about himself and the subject of Scientology.
10 May 1977 – A Certificate of Revocation is issued against HASI, Inc. by the Arizona Corporation Commission for failure to file an annual report. 5
The HASI, which is under the control of Guardian’s Office personnel, is at this time the owner of the Dianetics and Scientology copyrights and trademarks, assigned to HASI by LRH by blanket assignment in 1958. Several LRH policy letters tell us that…
HCO PL 15 Nov 58 Issue III Outstanding Copyrights and Marks
HCO PL 25 Nov 58 HCO Board of Review, Function and Practice
HCO PL 30 Sept 64 HCO Corporations
“The HCO [Hubbard Communications Office] is the holder of all copyrights, trademarks, registered marks and the rights of all materials of Dianetics and Scientology.”
All copyrights are made to L. Ron Hubbard… But all copyrights, marks and rights, by blanket assignment are the property and will remain the property of HCO Ltd the main office. Although the copyright is to L. Ron Hubbard it becomes by that the property of HCO with no further administrative action by reason of existing contracts and franchises.”
The main office of HCO Ltd was Hubbard Association of Scientologists, Inc. of Arizona.
For the past twenty-three years, L. Ron Hubbard has stringently kept the HASI secure, as it holds all intellectual property. But in 1977 HASI is allowed to go defunct.
Attorney Sherman Lenske says that he and his brother Stephen Lenske have represented various business interests of Mr. Hubbard since 1977. He says he has assisted in drafting each LRH will. 6
8 July 1977 – The arrest of Wolfe led to an FBI raid of the United States Guardian Office in Los Angeles. They confiscated truckloads of GO intelligence files. Those files proved the numerous black intelligence operations being run daily against Scientology critics. Mary Sue Hubbard and ten other top GO staff were later convicted and went to jail.
Mary Sue Hubbard had cut a deal with the FBI, the GO staff would not argue against the government’s evidence against them, in exchange for not putting L. Ron Hubbard in jail. Ron Hubbard escaped jail that way – he was an unindicted co-conspirator in the charges.
He should have been jailed, it was his policies authorizing criminal acts that staff applied.
In addition to the criminal charges, there was the threat of many civil lawsuits being filed against Ron Hubbard and the Church by the people who had been the targets of the Fair Game policies. Over thirty civil lawsuits were filed when the confiscated intelligence files were made public by the court.
The Washington Post July 9, 1977
Agents Search Scientology Offices for U.S. Documents
Federal agents raided Church of Scientology offices here and in Los Angeles yesterday in search of masses of documents they said were illegally taken by covert agents for the church from the government’s voluminous investigative files on the group.
Spies for the church allegedly stole the files over the past two years by infiltrating federal agencies, burglarizing government offices and on at least one occasion bugging an Internal Revenue Service meeting according to an affidavit filed by an FBI agent in support of the search warrants.
The plot originated at the very highest level of the church and resulted in numerous illegal entries by Scientology agents into the Justice Department, the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Attorney’s Office here, according to the affidavit.
Both Young and The Rev. Hugh Wilhere, Scientology spokesman in D.C. denied that the government’s informant in the case, Michael Meisner, was a former top Scientology official and scoffed at the FBI allegation that Scientologists would countenance break-ins and buggings. Young said the church has only used legal means, such as the Freedom of Information Act, to get documents from the government.
Here is a good example of how Church of Scientology Public Relations people tell lies. In the above Washington Post article, Church PR men, Young and Wilhere, are telling lies when they said Michael Meisner was not a top Scientology official, that the Church would not do break-ins & bugging, and that the Church only used legal means.
On August 3rd, 1977 the 95th U.S. Congress opened hearings into the reported abuses concerning the CIA’s top secret mind control research program code named MK ULTRA.
Subject of Committee: MK Ultra, The CIA’s Research into Behavioral Modification.
November 1977 – A Senate subcommittee on Health and Scientific Research, chaired by Senator Ted Kennedy, focuses on the CIA’s testing of LSD on unwitting citizens. Testifying before the subcommittee is CIA’s Dr. Sidney Gottlieb. Gottlieb said the purpose of the program was to”investigate whether and how it was possible to modify an individual’s behavior by covert means.” 8
In September 1978, Hubbard had another pulmonary embolism, a blood clot in the artery to the lungs. Kima Douglas fed him a huge dose of his pills. He drifted into a coma. Scientologist medical doctor Eugene Denk was rushed from Los Angeles, to relieve her.
David Mayo was also sent to audit Hubbard. The procedures developed by Mayo are known as New Era Dianetics for Operating Thetans (NED for OTs, or NOTs). 7
New questions were developed for handling the body thetans (demons). It was said that a body thetan could consider themselves to be any body part – a hair, lung, blood cell, etc. Therefore the new questions were:
1. What are you?
2. Who are you?
The body thetan was then supposed to realize he was himself and leave the body.
The NOTs series of issues were written by David Mayo, not by L. Ron Hubbard.
19 September 1978 – The original OT levels that had exteriorization drills and placing a thought in other people, are replaced with NOTs. Then all of the OT levels only deal with Body Thetans and nothing else. The last level (OT 8) is where you unite with god.
18 November 1978 –– More cover up of the CIA mind control program occurs with the Jonestown massacre. Jim Jones was the leader of People’s Temple in San Francisco. It was involved in CIA drug testing, using members of the Temple as test subjects. Jones was allied with the head of the Guardian’s Office in San Francisco, Kathy O’Gorman. Jones took his followers to Guyana. Congressman Leo Ryan went there to investigate and found every kind of drug in possession of People’s Temple. Leo Ryan was shot to death and all members of People’s Temple were killed by putting a poison in their drink.
A major change in church management takes place on 1 September 1979. The CMO (Commodores Messenger Org) takes over all church management. Ron Hubbard ordered to send two messengers to work with him on a permanent basis. The two people chosen are Pat and Annie Broeker. 7, 9
6 October 1979 – nine of the indicted GO executives, led by Mary Sue Hubbard, signed a stipulation admitting their involvement in the break ins, burglaries, thefts and buggings. 7, 15
The Associated Press October 8, 1979 –
” A federal judge approved an unusual agreement Monday under which nine leaders of the Church of Scientology will be found guilty of plotting to steal government documents about the church.
U.S. District Judge Charles R. Richey ruled that the government can present its case against the Scientologists through a written court record without holding a trial.
Richey also said the government has the right to release to the public all the documents that it would have used in a jury trial against the Scientologists. These documents are among the thousands seized during a raid of the Scientologists’ Los Angeles office on July 8, 1977. ..”
Michael Flynn is a Boston attorney who was representing people suing Ron Hubbard and the Church of Scientology. A black intelligence operation is run on him by putting water in the gas tank of his airplane, as follows…
“On about October 19, 1979, he [Michael Flynn] was flying this plane to South Bend, Indiana, when the engine began to malfunction at approximately 8,000 feet and lost power entirely for a period of some time, and he was forced to land at an airport nearby. Mechanics discovered large amounts of water in the fuel tanks, “although prior to take-off I had gone through the normal pre-flight examination without discovering any water.’ Flynn believes that water balloons, which are designed to dissolve about an hour after takeoff, were placed in the tanks by G.O. agents, on the express orders of Hubbard.” 16
The Associated Press October 26, 1979 –
“A federal judge today found nine members of the Church of Scientology guilty of conspiracy of stealing government documents about the church.”
December 1979 – Mary Sue Hubbard and other GO executives are sentenced to prison on four and five year terms. The GO predicted another FBI raid and it seemed likely that Ron Hubbard would be indicted by a New York grand jury investigating Scientology harassment of Paulette Cooper, or a Florida grand jury investigating Scientology’s criminal dealings in Clearwater.
Massive document shredders were put into use to destroy evidence of other GO crimes and to remove any material demonstrating Ron Hubbard’s management of Scientology. 7 (Documents were shredded daily for 2 years.)
15 December 1979 – Ron Hubbard signs a will prepared by Sherman Lenske. 10
About February 1980, Ron Hubbard really went into hiding. Pat Broeker went with him.
He secretly lived at a ranch in Creston, California. Thereafter, the only communication line between Hubbard and any Scientologist was from Pat Broeker to David Miscavige. Broeker would tell Miscavige what Hubbard wanted done, then Miscavige would relay the orders to the other Scientologists. And, the only way for any other Scientologist to get a communication to Ron Hubbard was to give it to David Miscavige who would relay it to Pat Broeker. 7
1980 – Mission Corporate Category Sort-Out (MCCS) was a meeting of top executives for the purpose of re-organizing the Church corporate structure in an effort to cover the tracks of the Religious Research Foundation (RRF), and other illegal schemes, which had poured Church of Scientology money into Hubbard’s private accounts.
Laurel Sullivan was in charge of MCCS. Charles Parcelle of the Guardian’s Office Legal Bureau was a member. Allen Wertheimer was member, he was Ron Hubbard’s attorney. These people were present at a meeting in early 1980 to discuss strategy. 7
A tape recorder was running at the meeting, the contents of the tape recording was later put on the internet, known as the Zolin tapes. The following is part of their conversation:
Charles Parcelle :
We could say that the RRF, and CSC are part of the same church, even though they are corporately different. I mean if anything was a sham corporation, it’s RRF.
Alan Wertheimer : (attorney for LRH who worked closely with Laurel
Sullivan and the MCCS mission, attempting to have LRH retain control
without liability or responsibility.)
As I understand it RRF receives monies that would otherwise be due to the California Church … (Church of Scientology of California, CSC)
Charles Parcelle :
That’s right. Foreign – non US Scientologists pay RRF. They go to Flag and take the services. RRF was originally supposed to hold the money until the service was rendered and then pay it to CSC. But in fact it has not really done that and so CSC has rendered much service to many foreign Scientologists and RRF has got the money. …I haven’t really tried to sort this one out but it obviously is the classic case (loud laugh) of inurement, if not fraud.
It’s all privileged.
The tape recorder is going here Charles….
A note on Laurel –
Laurel left the Church of Scientology in 1981 after serving fifteen years, the last eight as Hubbard’s personal public relations adviser. From 1972-81 she was in charge of a secret operation to transfer money from church funds to Hubbard through a corporate shell, the Religious Research Foundation (RRF), incorporated in Liberia with accounts in banks in Lichtenstein and Luxemburg. When she left Scientology in 1981, she said that the RRF’s assets were between $200 million and $300 million, and at one point in the 1970s they totalled $330 million. — Lamont
Mike Wallace interviewed Laurel Sullivan in the 60 Minutes show entitled: Scientology
December 22, 1985.
Laurel was also involved in The Scientology Messiah Project with Nancy Many. Nancy Many is a long-time undercover intelligence agent asset utilized by both the Guardian’s Office and the later Office of Special Affairs (under Marty Rathbun as senior handler/case officer). Her speciality, per se, was infiltration of “enemy” groups and individuals, by ingratiating herself in one way or another.
December 1980 – Ron Hubbard appoints Bill Franks as Executive Director International. Hubbard ordered Franks to become a signatory on certain bank accounts in Luxembourg containing about 150 million dollars. Between December 1980 and December 1981, there is a conflict between Bill Franks and David Miscavige over control of these accounts. 11
January 1981 – A telex comes down to Miscavige, establishing Mission All Clear (MAC). There are 35 liability cases against the church and many of them name Ron Hubbard as a defendant. Miscavige is the head of the unit. The purpose of this unit was to extricate LRH from all of the lawsuits that had been filed naming him as the head of the Church. 21
The All Clear Unit was autonomous and senior to all other Church entities. It was under the control of David Miscavige, who was a member of the Commodore Messenger Org. 7
The law firm Lenske, Lenske & Heller was retained in early 1981, to represent the business interests of L. Ron Hubbard. 10 They are Jewish lawyers. Heller = Lawrence E. Heller.
2 February 1981 – The Scientology Publications Organization U.S. was re-incorporated as a for-profit corporation, called Bridge Publications:
Articles of Incorporation, California Secretary of State
Bridge Publications, Inc. (B.P.I.) is incorporated.
Registered Agent: Lawrence E. Heller
Lawrence Heller is one of partners in the law firm of Lenske, Lenske, Heller & Magasin.
Bridge Publications sells Hubbard books and meters, it pays royalties to Ron Hubbard.
10 March 1981 – Paulette Cooper filed a $15 million suit against the Church of Scientology of Boston and the church’s founders, L. Ron and Mary Sue Hubbard.
Boston attorney Michael Flynn is representing Cooper and many others in their suits against the Church of Scientology and L. Ron Hubbard.
Sherman Lenske says he represented L. Ron Hubbard in all aspects of estate planning from the time he engaged me as his attorney in April 1981. 12
April 1981 – Quotes from an affidavit by David Miscavige:
“In April 1981, in an unprecedented move and without Mary Sue Hubbard’s knowledge, I sent a mission to the headquarters of the GO in England GO World Wide (GOWW) to inspect the Legal Bureau under the guise that it had been authorized by Mary Sue Hubbard. We discovered that the GO had grossly mismanaged the legal affairs with which it had been entrusted….
The GO continued to withhold from Church management the darkest of its secrets–the criminal acts committed by GO staff against the United States government and others. We only learned of these crimes when we read copies of GO documents attached as exhibits to court papers filed by litigation adversaries.”
David Miscavige’s affidavit to U.S. District Court for the Central District of California CSI, plaintiff vs. Steven Fishman And Uwe Geertz, Defendants. Case No. cv 91-6426 HL
This is nuts. The raid had already happened. It was no secret that the GO had crimes. The G.O. staff had already been found guilty in court and sentenced to prison! LRH would not have been wanting to “infiltrate” the GO to “make the discovery” the GO had crimes. He already knew. This adds up to a conspiracy to remove Ron Hubbard as the front man for Scientology, with Pat Broeker and Miscavige as the key participants, and a few co-conspirator attorneys, and who those attorneys really worked for.
The Guardian’s Office stood in the way. The first task was to remove Mary Sue Hubbard as the Controller. In May 1981, David Miscavige met with Mary Sue Hubbard. He told her that as a convicted criminal her position in the Church was an embarrassment. Mary Sue screamed and raged and would not give up her post.
1 July 1981 – Miscavige calls on Mary Sue Hubbard with a letter prepared by lawyers stating erroneously that her presence as the Controller implicates LRH in all church matters, including the GO cases. For her husband’s good, Mary Sue stepped down. 19
The attorneys gave Mary Sue false legal advice to get her to resign. The attorneys were assisting Miscavige in taking over the Church. Miscavige obtained control through fraud.
Miscavige also removed Laurel Sullivan.
7 July 1981 – Twenty CMO missionaires, headed by Vicki Aznaran, were sent to the St. Hill and Los Angeles Guardian Offices, hoping to simply take over the GO.
In Los Angeles, the takeover went smoothly until Jane Kember, Guardian World Wide, was encountered. She barricaded herself in her office and refused to be unseated. What was decided is that a fake telex is going to be constructed, allegedly from LRH, that will order Jane Kember to step down and let the CMO take over the GO. This telex is typed on the spot by the CMO missionaires, it is put in a folder that contains other legitimate LRH telexes and another meeting is arranged with Jane Kember.
Jane is given the folder of telexes to read, she sees the telex ordering that she step down and that the CMO be allowed to take over the Guardian’s Office and that action is done. That was the end of the GO. David Miscavige and Pat Broeker now run the entire church. Miscavige obtained that control through fraud.
Miscavige established and headed a unit called “Special Project”. From this position he ran the entirety of Scientology. He staffed it with 15 people who took over the functions of the GO bureaus. Some of the staff were Norman Starkey, Lyman Spurlock, Terri Gamboa, Vaughn Young and Stacy Young.
These people now ran the Intelligence, PR, and Legal functions previously run by the GO. The primary focus was on the Mission All Clear, in the legal division of the GO. The purpose of this unit was to extricate LRH from all of the lawsuits that had been filed naming him as the head of the Church.
Miscavige now runs all of Scientology, both internal and external matters. The only people senior to Miscavige are Pat and Annie Broeker, who work directly under LRH. 17
A political purging of staff took place. Those not accepting the rule of David Miscavige were handled with gang-bang sec checks and the running program. They were denied proper food and rest and spent 5 to 12 hours a day running around a pole or tree. They were taken into a room for a sec check with several people screaming at them for hours. This continued until they were “broken” – the person gave in to what was wanted.
Political declares followed, those who did not accept rule by Miscavige, were declared suppressive persons. These people had spent decades of their life assisting Scientology, had made case gains, and were not anti-social personalities. Their declare was politics.
Political declares have been consistently done since then.
A corporate restructuring of the Church was underway:
|Church of Spiritual Technology||
|Religious Technology Center||
|Church of Scientology International||
|Author Services Incorporated||
|Bridge Publications Incorporated||
CST was to own the copyrights and license use to RTC. RTC would license use to the Churches and Missions.
CST was a secret corporation, its existence was kept secret from the bulk of the Scientologists, only the top executives who were involved in the takeover knew.
CST remained hidden by operating through a front name – L. Ron Hubbard Library.
13 October 1981 – Attorney Sherman Lenske incorporates Author Services Incorporated
Author Services Incorporated (ASI) is a for-profit company that publishes LRH materials. Author Services was formed to manage the personal, business and literary affairs of LRH, including his financial and legal matters. David Miscavige heads ASI.
Vicki Aznaran says that ASI was incorporated to be the funnel through which profits from Scientology Churches were channeled to LRH.
Stacy Young says that she and all ASI staff were instructed that making large amounts of money for LRH was an integral part of running Scientology. Miscavige made sure as much money as possible was taken from Church accounts. Treasury Secretary, Fran Harris, thought up “labels” which were attached to huge lump sums, which Miscavige then ordered transferred from non profit Church accounts, into ASI accounts every week. These labels were designed to conceal from the IRS the true nature of the transfers.
Miscavige made Lyman Spurlock responsible for working out the legal details of these transfers. Stacy Young often had to calm Lyman down after he had been ordered to legitimize some of Fran Harris’ money-making ideas. Lyman said he had serious disagreements with Fran about the legality of some of her schemes. Miscavige would always tell Lyman to “make it legal”.
The line was that Pat Broeker would tell David Miscavige to bring hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars for LRH. Miscavige would bring the money in a briefcase to Las Vegas. Pat would meet him there and then take the briefcase of money back to LRH. 20
November 1981 – David Miscavige has Bill Franks locked in a room for several weeks while Miscavige assumed control over all Scientology bank accounts, and other assets. 22
19 Nov 1981 – Richard Murray incorporates Church of Scientology International (CSI).
Corporate classification: Religious;
Heber Jentzsch, President.
The articles of incorporation state:
The corporation shall present and propagate the religion of Scientology as founded and as it may further be developed by LRH.
The following are some of the CSI units:
Sea Org (SO)
Flag Service Organization (FSO)
Flag Land Base (FLB)
Scientology Missions International (SMI)
Golden Era Productions (GOLD)
World Institute of Scientology Enterprises (WISE)
Celebrity Center International (CCI)
Office of Special Affairs (OSA) —- the new name given to the Guardian’s Office.
Marc Yager is CO CMO International
Bill Franks is ED International
Ray Mithoff is Senior C/S International
Wendell Reynolds is Finance Dictator International
Mike Rinder is CO of OSA.
Heber Jentzsch is President of CSI and he has no command power at all. He is a figurehead and his duties are solely to deal with media and other PR groups.
CSI is licensed by RTC and is under the command of RTC.
Golden Era Film Production studio is located at Gilman Hot Springs, near Hemet, Ca. This also houses CSI. It is called “the Base” and it is where David Miscavige has his primary office and residence. It is an 800 acre facility that is heavily fortified, with bunkers, a high mountain lookout, and has assault weapons and bombs. 20, 23
CSI acts as the mother church.
According to David Miscavige, Ron Hubbard was not told about the removal of Mary Sue Hubbard and the disbanding of the Guardian Office, until December 1981.
Quoting from a statement made in court by David Miscavige:
Mr. Hubbard took no part in the disbanding of the GO or removal of Mary Sue Hubbard. In fact, the first he heard of it was five months after the initial purge, in July of 1981. While he had been out of communication and uninvolved in Church activities for the previous two years, he had engaged in further researches on Dianetics and Scientology. 24
Thus David Miscavige admits to a conspiracy to takeover the church.
The takeover marks the start of a Reign of Terror inside the Church, led by Miscavige.
Vicki Aznaran sees David Miscavige hit another Sea Org member, John Axel, in the mouth. She says he also uses photographs of staff members who have fallen into disregard for targets for pistol shooting.
Jesse Prince sees Miscavige hitting Marty Rathbun in the face and body as hard as he could. He saw Miscavige throw two women into the wall, making them cry. These were Terry Gamboa and Marion Bender. He also saw times of guards holding someone by the arms while Miscavige spit in the persons face and punched them in the body. John Ward was one of these. Miscavige continues to hit staff members thereafter. 25
Now we have the physical beatings, the brainwashing tactics of gang-bang sec checks, and the hundreds of political declares – all being used to purge the Church of anyone not accepting the new ruler, David Miscavige.
22 December 1981 – Scientology Missions International (SMI) is incorporated.
This corporation was designed to take over control of the Scientology Missions.
A purge of Mission Holders began early in 1982
1 January 1982 – Attorney Sherman Lenske incorporates Religious Technology Center.
RTC’s Articles of Incorporation state:
It is formed by Terri Gamboa, David Mayo, Norman Starkey, Phoebe Maurer, Lyman Spurlock, Julia Watson, and David Miscavige. The corporate affairs shall be regulated by a Board of 7 persons who shall be designated Trustees, which Board shall have and exercise all powers given to “Directors” by California nonprofit corporate law.
This corporation is organized and shall be operated for the primary purpose of ensuring and maintaining the purity and integrity of the religion of Scientology by acting as a vehicle for guaranteeing the ethical propagation, worship, and administration of the religious faith, doctrines and practice of Scientology, to regulate and conduct religious services for its congregation, to foster and enhance the spiritual welfare of the followers of Scientology, to espouse such evidence of the Supreme Being and human spirit as may be knowable to man and by their use to bring greater tranquility, order and survival to man in the external world, and to propagate and disseminate the Church Creed in accordance with the religious faith of Scientology as laid down by the Founder, LRH and as set forth in the by- laws.
b) The corporation is to have power and authority of a head organization, to create
subordinate corporations, to issue charters to such subordinate corporations and have the articles of subordinate corporations require the dissolution of such subordinate corporations whenever the charter issued by this corporation is taken away from it. Also, the assets of the subordinate corporation go to RTC upon dissolution of the subordinate corporation.
David Miscavige is a Trustee of RTC, giving him the power to appoint and remove
Directors. Miscavige maintains absolute control over all officers and board members of RTC by possessing undated, signed resignations of each member.
RTC licenses all other Scientology organizations to sell Dianetics and Scientology.
This gives it command control over every Scientology corporation and Scientologist, (except the later formed Church of Spiritual Technology).
In an affidavit (dated 17 Feb 1994), David Miscavige says the following about RTC:
RTC is not part of Church management, nor is it involved in the daily affairs of various Church of Scientology organizations. RTC exists to see that Dianetics and Scientology technology is safeguarded, is in good hands, and is properly used. RTC was formed with the specific purpose of seeing that the religion of Scientology was kept pure and true to the source materials of the religion.
The authority of RTC stems from the ownership of the trademarks of Dianetics and Scientology.
As Chairman of the Board he is interested in the standard application of the Scripture of Scientology as detailed in HCOP/Ls and HCOBs and the spoken words of LRH in tapes and films. He inspects and corrects 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, spirit and life.
He also oversees the affairs of RTC in its function of verifying that the source writings of the religion are kept pure. This specifically includes the verification that the materials representing themselves as being Dianetics and Scientology are in fact that, and that they honestly reflect the source writings of the religion by L. Ron Hubbard.
As you will see, he will betray the stated purpose of RTC by allowing the re-writing, altering and fabrication of a vast amount of Hubbard’s issues in HCOBs, books, and tapes.
This is how he controls all of Scientology. If they don’t do what he wants, he will pull their license to use Dianetics and Scientology materials. Lyman Spurlock arranged for RTC to have contracts with every single corporation that uses Hubbard and Scientology trademarks and copyrights in any way. The real purpose of these contracts was to have a legal means to collect money from these entities and to put anyone out of business who refused to do whatever David Miscavige told them to do. 26
23 February 1982 – Scientology Policy Directive (SPD) #1 is issued, establishing this type of illegal issue. The new leaders are now manufacturing their own policy issues.
Between March and November 1982, LRH, Pat Broeker, David Miscavige, Lyman Spurlock and others illegally transfer over 30 million dollars of Church of Scientology funds to the bank accounts of Author Services Incorporated and LRH in Liechtenstein and Luxembourg. These transfers are based on exaggerated billings by ASI to the Churches of Scientology. 27
Marty Rathbun was mixed up in all of this as well –
“I held a senior management position in the Church of Scientology from 1982 until 2004. During the last several years I was the Inspector General of Scientology and answered only to Scientology’s Chairman of the Board David Miscavige.” – Marty Rathbun, The New York Daily News, July 4, 2012.
April 1982 – David Miscavige orders payment of $250,000.00 to set up US District Judge Ben Krentzman in a black operation to frame him with drugs and prostitutes. A private investigator, Dick Bast, secured a yacht and attempted to lure the judge on board in order to film him under compromising circumstances. The judge declined the invitation.
At the same time David Miscavige orders thousands of dollars be given to attorney Dan Warren in Daytona, Florida to pay off State Circuit Judge James Durden who was sitting as Justice on a Scientology case.
This information was revealed in a lawsuit brought by 400 former church executives. 28
April 1982 – David Mayo received a long dispatch from Ron Hubbard, stating that he anticipated his own demise within the next five years. Hubbard gave the “Tech hats” to Mayo for twenty to twenty-five years. This would give Hubbard time to “find a new body,” grow up and resume his Scientology responsibilities.
10 May 1982 – Ron Hubbard allegedly signs a new will drafted by Sherman Lenske. 10
The Will says the Authors Family Trust has been established and Pat Broeker is named as executor. It is witnessed by Pat and Annie Broeker.
16 May 1982 – Ron Hubbard allegedly gives the trademarks of the Scientology religion to Religious Technology Center (RTC). 29
Ron Hubbard allegedly signs an assignment agreement directing that his United States rights to the Advanced Technology be conveyed to RTC.
There was a handwriting analysis of the document wherein Hubbard gave the trademarks of Scientology to RTC. In May 1983, Micahel Flynn hired a handwriting expert to look at the document assigning the trademarks to RTC. The handwriting expert said that David Miscavige signed as the notary on the document and that the notary also signed the LRH signature on the document. This shows that Ron Hubbard never signed the document giving the trademarks to RTC, Miscavige forged Hubbard’s signature on that document.
Ron Hubbard’s conveyance of the trademarks and rights to the Advanced Technology were conditioned on RTC obtaining tax exemption under I.R.C. @ 501 (c)(3). However, RTC does not have tax exemption until 1993, which means they had no rights to any of this until 1993, nevertheless RTC operated between 1982 and 1993 as if they had rights. 34
26 May 1982 – Captain Bill Robertson is expelled along with some other top execs.
Captain Bill went to Spain and began the practice of Scientology outside of the official Church. Captain Bill and 18 others founded the Iglesia Universal de Sienciologia.
Captain Bill’s organization came to be called Ron’s Org. It delivers the entire “Bridge” up to and including OT 7, and it offers further OT levels created by Captain Bill.
28 May 1982 – Attorney Sherman Lenske incorporates Church of Spiritual Technology (CST) doing business as L. Ron Hubbard Library.
The articles of incorporation state:
Specifically its purpose is to espouse, present, propagate, practice, ensure, and maintain the purity and integrity of the religion of Scientology, as the same has been developed and may be further developed by L.Ron Hubbard to the end that any person wishing to, and participating in Scientology may derive the greatest possible good of the spiritual awareness of his Beingness, Doingness and Knowingness.
Its purpose is to protect and preserve the religion of Scientology through establishment of religious scholarship funds, museums, librarys and such other institutions which will ensure the benefits of Scientology to future generations. More particularly, the corporation is formed for the accomplishment, without limitation, of the following more specific purposes:
a. To serve as a means of promulgating, preserving and administering the religious faith of Scientology throughout the world.
Lyman Spurlock directed the creation of the new Scientology corporations in 1981 & 82. He is one of the four co-founders of CST and he is the only Scientologist among them.
CST is unique in that it is the only Scientology corporation that has “Special Directors”. It was a secret who these people were.
The reason why nobody initially knew who these “Special Directors” were, has to do with California corporate law. In California, only members of a religious corporation can have access to the corporate records that name the special directors, trustees, directors and officers. CST was set up to have no members. In that way, the founders of CST made sure that the identities of the people running CST would remain hidden.
At the top of the CST corporate structure are the “Special Directors”. The command line:
Special Directors – they have the power to elect and remove the Trustees
Trustees – they have the power to elect and remove the Board of Directors
Board of Directors – they have the power to elect and remove the Officers
A 1992 United States Claims Court case says Sherman Lenske is one of the “Special Directors”. His brother Stephen Lenske and law partner Lawrence Heller are also. The other Special Director is Lyman Spurlock.
The same Court case says that there are 4 co-founders for CST:
Sherman Lenske, Meade Emory, Leon Misterek – all tax attorneys & non-Scientologists
Lyman Spurlock – a Sea Org member
He was instrumental in the corporate restructuring of all of Scientology. He also drafted the new last minute will that LRH allegedly signed the day before his death, giving all of the copyrights to CST. Because of this CST has control over RTC, ASI, CSI and all Scientology entities.
He was Assistant to the Commissioner of the IRS from 1975-1977. This was when Gerald Wolfe was caught stealing IRS documents for the Guardian’s Office. His arrest led to the FBI raid, leading to the overthrow of Mary Sue Hubbard and the dissolution of the Guardian’s Office, by David Miscavige. Then, less than a year later, Meade Emory is a co-founder of CST. And, CST ends up in control of everything that Mary Sue Hubbard and the Guardian’s Office previously controlled.
Little is known about this Seattle attorney. The only comment he would give about being a CST co-founder was that he did it when he was a law partner with Meade Emory.
He is the only co-founder who is a Scientologist. As a co-founder, he apparently appointed himself as one of the Trustees. Then as a Trustee he elected himself as a Director and then as President (corporate officer).
The four CST Special Directors are ultimately in control of all Scientology corporations, Sherman Lenske, Stephen Lenske, Lawrence Heller, and Lyman Spurlock. Three Jewish attorneys are sitting at the apex of the Scientology corporate pryamid.
CST was designed to own the Dianetics and Scientology copyrights. It would then license use to the Religious Technology Center, the Church of Scientology International and all other Scientology corporate entities.
CST also possesses the right to seize all Dianetic and Scientology trademarks and all of Scientology’s Advanced Technology. CST can take the trademarks away from RTC.
“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, 1992)
Thus, CST has ultimate power over the entire domain of all Scientology-related entities, including RTC.
Jesse Prince says that the attorneys, Lenske and Heller, are also key players. If you talk about somebody that is running Scientology besides Miscavige then you look at those attorneys. 30
One odd provision for CST was that it must gain tax exempt status before it can own the copyrights, thus effectively placing the IRS in control as to whether CST would be able to exercise its control over all of Scientology.
CST remained hidden to all of the other Scientologists by operating under a front name – L. Ron Hubbard Library.
At the top of CST are those “Special Directors”, Jewish lawyers, appointed for life.
David Miscavige is a CST Trustee, but the Special Directors can vote to remove him.
One of the activities of CST has been to build underground vaults that are supposedly storing Scientology materials for future generations.
The whole new corporate design of CST, RTC, and CSI has a MAJOR FLAW in it:
There is no way for lower down Scientologists to remove corrupt corporate officials.
CST was not given tax exemption by the IRS and CST went to court in an attempt to obtain tax exemption.
United States Claim Court – Case No. 581-88T
Church of Spiritual Technology vs United States
A document in that court case, dated 29 June 1992, makes the following statements…
“As part of L. Ron Hubbard’s estate planning, he made 3 gifts to Scientology. The first two were inter vivos, and a third was testamentary. All three transfers were made, or in the case of the will, designated, in May 1982.
(Inter vivos means between living persons, from a living person to another living person. Testamentary means bequeathed by a will, gift from a dead person to an alive person.)
First, LRH gave use of the Advanced Technology and religious marks to RTC. These Scientology religious marks include the terms Dianetics and Scientology and Mr. Hubbard’s name, initials and signature. RTC is charged with the duty to oversee lower-ranking churches to ensure they practice Scientology in an orthodox manner. RTC gave CSI a license to use the marks with any Scientology services sold by CSI on condition that CSI recognize RTC as the final word on matters of theological orthodoxy. As required by Mr Hubbard’s gifts, RTC delegates rights to use the Advanced Technology and religious marks to qualified churches in the ecclesiastical hierarchy and then supervises their activities to ensure compliance with Scriptural requirements. In exchange for use of the marks, churches that minister the Advanced Technology pay RTC six percent of the contributions they receive.
LRH’s gift to RTC was conditioned on RTC obtaining exemption under I.R.C. @ 501 (c)(3). Thus far, RTC has been found non-exempt by the Commissioner.
CST was created in 1982 in order to receive the second gift. LRH gave CST two options over the marks and technology which he had given to RTC. The first option is to take control of the trademarks on published LRH works and the insignia of various organizations. The second option is over the Advanced Technology. CST has the option, exercisable at its sole discretion, to take over use and authority of the Advanced Technology from RTC if RTC allows their use in an unorthodox manner.
The third gift was designated in LRH’s will of 1982. In it, CST was made the conditional beneficiary of the remainder interest of LRH’s personal estate, after certain bequests to family members. The CST bequest included the copyrights to LRH’ Scientology works, and certain limited rights over the marks and technology that he had retained at the time of his gift to RTC. It also included all of LRH’s non-Scientology works of fiction which continue to produce royalties.
The publishing rights and copyrights alone carry with them the rights to receive the substantial royalties which flow from sales of Scientology books and tapes to the public. These rights will provide CST with a sizeable annual income, but only if it achieves tax exempt status. These assets have not yet been distributed to CST, and they are accumulation income as part of the residual estate, which is being held by a pour-over trust.
The following copyrighted materials were included in LRH’s bequest to CST: a) HCO Policy Letters; b) HCO Bulletins; c) Miscellaneous directives and orders concerning ecclesiastical matters; d) Tapes of lectures on Scientology and the rendering of Scientology services; e) Instructional films on Scientology.
As part of LRH’s estate planning, CST was founded in 1982 by Lyman Spurlock, Meade Emory, Leon Misterek and Sherman Lenske.
One of CST’s specific duties, unique among Scientology churches, is to create and maintain an archive of scriptures for future generations.
The four Special Directors, with the exception of Spurlock, are non-Scientologists.
Three of the four Trustees worked previously for Church of Scientology of California which was dismantled in 1981. Terri Gamboa is a Trustee of CST. Greg Wilhere, a Trustee of CST… Marion Meisler is a Trustee of CST. Lyman Spurlock is President of CST, one of its Directors, and one of its Trustees. ”
31 May 1982 – The Church of Scientology Celebrity Center signs a Trademark License Agreement with RTC. RTC then issues a document to Celebrity Center, as follows:
“Church of Scientology Celebrity Center is granted permission to use the trademarks and service marks of the Scientology Religion and all materials as authorized by policy directives for a Scientology Church Organization …
Church of Scientology International, with the approval of Religious Technology Center, grants to this Church the right to use each and all of the marks in connection with services pertaining to the religion of Scientology rendered by this Church.
This grant extends to all activities of this Church with respect to the Scientology religion that are under the ecclesiastical supervision of the Church of Scientology International… “
There are many things wrong with the above licensing agreement. The document “giving” RTC the trademarks has been deemed to contain a forged LRH signature.
The US Constitution guarantees the right to practice the religion of one’s choice and you do not need approval from an “official church” to do so. RTC is pretending that people do not have this right and need permission from RTC to practice Scientology.
Church of Scientology International is enforcing other Scientology churches to accept CSI as ecclesiastical authority, instead of L.Ron Hubbard’s issues.
The statement “all materials as authorized by policy directives” is referring to an illegal type of “policy” issue from CSI Execs (not LRH) called Scientology Policy Directives. So, what they are saying here is that Scientology Policy Directives are senior to LRH Bulletins, LRH Policy Letters, and LRH tapes… and that LRH issues are not useable unless a Scientology Policy Directive authorizes them.
Within the Church of Scientology it was a High Crime to not recognize Ron Hubbard as source and to not follow his issues. According to Hubbard policies, Miscavige and pals should have been expelled for what they were doing.
All of these actions by Miscavige and the attorneys add up to replacing Ron Hubbard.
1 June 1982 – Heber Jentsch, President of CSI, files restated articles of incorporation for Church of Scientology International.
Its purpose is to act as the mother Church, which is the ultimate ecclesiastical authority of Scientology. It has no members. 31
Captain Bill Robertson was one of the Church executives expelled in the political purge. Captain Bill went to Spain where he and others started the practice of Scientology outside of the official Church. It came to be called Ron’s Org.
The Office of Special Affairs was attacking Bill Robertson and the other Scientologists who had joined with him in delivering Scientology outside of the official Church. In 1982, OSA performed a black intelligence operation on these Ron’s Org Scientologists that would lead to criminal charges being brought against the official Church in Spain.
Per Gardstrom was one of the Scientologists aligned with Captain Bill. In early 1982, Gardstrom was apparently “arrested” as he arrived in Madrid airport from Copenhagen. He was detained by three plainclothes officers. Two senior OSA operatives were present and running the OSA operation at the airport, Kurt Weiland and Montserrat Aguilera.
Friends of Gardstrom who expected his arrival were witness to his “arrest”. They quickly contacted the Spanish police to learn why Gardstrom had been detained. They found out that Gardstrom had in fact not been arrested by any Spanish police agency whatsoever!
It was therefore assumed possible that he had been kidnapped, and the police followed up on this possibility by opening an investigation into his disappearance.
The following day, Gardstrom called his friends in Spain. He told them that after having been interrogated by police officers at the airport he had been deported from that country as “persona non grata”.
The Spanish police investigation found that Gardstrom had flown back to Copenhagen, together with Kurt Weiland, next to whom he was seated. His “arrest” had been a farce perpetrated by OSA.
Other members associated with Robertson were arrested due to being set up on false charges by OSA operatives, one such person was Pedro Lerma. The courts found these people were not guilty and further found the official Church was guilty of numerous crimes such as graft, extortion, kidnappings, theft of documents, falsifications, larceny, false accusations and denouncements, obstruction of justice, defrauding of the public treasury, violation of constitutional rights, and a list of unlimited illicit activities from which we should not exclude espionage…”
The OSA operations resulted in criminal charges against the official Church in Spain.
(The president of the Church of Scientology International, Heber Jentszch, and other members of the official Church, were arrested in Spain in 1988.)
July and August 1982 – The political purging of staff is continuing, with Miscavige removing hundreds of executives, many of them would be expelled. The income statistics are falling because of the purging, the income for Western US orgs falls from $600,000 a week to $100,000 a week by the end of 1982.
David Mayo says he was trying to correct current upper level management, which resulted in hostilities and the covert cutting of his comm line to Ron Hubbard. He and Julie Mayo were attempting to cause some reforms while they were within the Church.
David Miscavige assigns Julie Mayo to the Rehabilitation Project Force. She spends the next few months running around a tree, 12 hours a day, 7 days a week. There was no time off, even to do her laundry.
At the end of August, David Mayo and his entire staff were removed from their positions, and put under guard. Mayo says he was kept captive and he was physically and mentally abused for the next six months. Mayo was replaced with Ray Mithoff.
September 1982 – Stacy Young is assigned to the RPF because she is openly critical of Miscavige’s coercive and degrading treatment of staff members. His style of management was screaming profanities and terrorizing the staff. The ASI offices were on the 9th floor, yet people could hear Miscavige screaming down on the street a block away.
One day he gave Stacy an insight into why he acted this way. He said “You think I yell loudly, but you’ve never heard anyone yell until you’ve heard LRH. I’ll never be able to scream the way he does. But Stacy, that’s the only way to get compliance.”
Anyone who disagreed with Miscavige or challenged his authority in any way was branded a traitor who was out to destroy Scientology. They were replaced with people who would obey Miscavige orders without questioning him.
One day Stacy told another staff member that Miscavige was a brutal, tyrannical bully. That night security body routed her to the RPF. Her stay in the RPF started with a gang bang sec check. Andre Tabayoyon and Rick Aznaran screamed at her and interrogated her for hours at a time.
Miscavige ordered that she do the “running program”. This was running around a large pole for 12 hours a day. She stays in the RPF for the next eight months. 32
October 1982 – A “Committee of Evidence” is convened on Julie Mayo and 15 other executives. This Comm Ev had apparently already found them guilty of ridiculously outrageous things, before the Committee was ever convened.
One night she and the 15 others were woken at 3AM and sec checked individually by RTC execs Vicky Aznaran, Jesse Prince and Geoff Shervell. In Julie’s sec check they said that unless she confessed that she was working for the IRS, FBI or other government agency, she would be sent to jail.
When Julie said she did not work for any government agency they said they would go easier on her if she confessed to supplying Alan Walters with a mailing list. Julie said she did not do that either.
Julie was not allowed to defend herself at the Comm Ev. She was not allowed to see the investigation reports and was given no opportunity to present her side of the story. The Comm Ev did not have any evidence against her. Julie decided to try to escape. 33
October 1982 – Vicky Aznaran says 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 where she had to do the ‘running program’ for the next four months. 7
October 1982 – Howard Schomer was the Treasury Secretary at Author Services Incorporated. He has testified that money was being channeled frantically into Hubbard’s bank accounts during 1982. Schomer was in a position to know since he made the transfers. He has said that during his six months at ASI, about $34 million was paid into Hubbard’s accounts. Schomer says this money came mostly from the Church. Schomer says there was a target figure of $85 million by the end of 1982.
Miscavige and pals had been busy harassing the Mission Holders into giving them more money, that was another means they were using to collect money to send to Hubbard.
The new management called the Mission Holders to a conference in San Francisco on October 17, 1982. At this fateful meeting, any degree of independence the Mission Holders retained was torn away from them. The meeting was also part of the desperate attempt to raise the targeted $85 million. 7
The Missions (also called Franchises) paid ten percent of their gross income, as a tithe. Having paid their dues, the Mission Holders could keep the remaining profits. Some of them had created very lucrative businesses.
Scientology Missions International, which oversaw the activities of Missions, issued new contracts to the Mission Holders about a month before the meeting in San Francisco. The new contracts took away theirlegal autonomy as a separate corporation.
Miscavige and pals were about to put the Missions under control of the new management.
Four hundred mission holders attended the meeting. David Miscavige led the meeting.
The other Sea Org members assisting Miscavige:
Lyman Spurlock as Corporate Affairs Director, ASI
Norman Starkey, Legal Affairs Director ASI
Ray Mithoff, Snr C/S Int
Marc Yager CO CMO Int
Guillaume Lesevre, Executive Director Int
Steve Marlow, Inspector General RTC
Wendell Reynolds, Finance Dictator Int (Head of International Finance Police)
The aisles were lined with unsmiling Sea Org Ethics Officers watching the audience closely, and carrying clipboards to take note of the least sign of dissent.
Miscavige told the Mission Holders that the trademarks were now in the hands of the Religious Technology Center (RTC). He tells them that every franchise holder would be required to sign a new agreement with RTC, if they did not do so they will be fined or thrown into jail.
People who objected to anything were locked in rooms and interrogated on the e-meter and were either forced to sign the new agreements or removed from their positions and deprived of their business, property and possessions.
Several Mission holders were expelled on the spot for being unhappy about what they were hearing. Miscavige orders the mission holders to pay large sums of money for a promo campaign for DMSMH, under threat of being investigated for crimes against Scientology and losing their businesses if they refused. As a result, the mission holders pay millions of dollars to CSI and RTC accounts.
Six hundred people are declared Suppressive and expelled from Scientology at this time. 35 The majority of these people were dedicated Scientologists who had experienced case gain and liked helping others. They did not fit descriptions for a “Suppressive Person”. These were political declares because they challenged the authority of the new leaders.
About 30,000 people left Scientology around this time. 39 The orgs and missions were filled with people before the new management took over, ever since they have had little people in them.
The Religious Technology Center, and its International Finance Police, had effectively wrecked the network which had provided Scientology’s interface with the public at large.
November 1982 – From then to the present, the Church of Scientology pays millions to lawyers. These attorney fees are used as a money-laundering scheme to pay private investigators for covert black intelligence operations against enemies.
If the target is a Scientologist, one of the things done is to turn the person’s preclear folders over to the non-Scientologist PIs. The person’s confessional data is pulled for blackmail, extortion or a black PR campaign to assassinate his character and ruin the person’s reputation with his friends, relatives and employers with the intention of ruining his life.
Staff members in OSA’s intelligence unit would also go through the folders looking for buttons, such as fears, what the person is trying to protect, etc. and these would be used to design black intelligence operations against the person.
This practice was originally done by the Guardian’s Office intelligence bureau because Mary Sue Hubbard had ordered it to be done. 36
12 November 1982 – L. Ron Hubbard had a son in a previous marriage, the name of his son is L. Ron Hubbard junior. The son also has the names of Ronald DeWolf, and Nibs.
L. Ron Hubbard junior files a petition in Superior Court in Riverside County, California.
He alleges “that officials of the church have stolen millions of dollars, gems and securities from his 71-year-old father or from his estate in the past year.”
He says DavidMiscavige and James Isaacson “forged Hubbard’s signature to loot the accounts.” Since October 1981, millions of dollars have been removed from Hubbard’s bank accounts with forged signatures. He said the New England Merchants Bank froze Hubbard’s account after determining that a $2 million check written against it in June had a forged signature.
According to DeWolf, Hubbard’s beliefs came from black magic and satanic theories associated with the Order of Templars Orientalis and its founder, Aleister Crowley. Hubbard became involved with John W. Parsons, a close associate of Crowley’s, and Sarah Northrup.. The trio attempted to create a “moonchild’ during 11 days of rituals when “an unborn human embryo was “implanted” with “satanic power,”‘ the court document contends. 37
9 December 1982 – Mary Sue Hubbard is scheduled to appear in court for sentencing on a federal conspiracy conviction. 38
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.
1. L. Ron Hubbard Messiah or Madman? by Bent Corydon
2. St. Petersburg Times article on 29 March 1999
3. Hearing Before the Select Committee on Intelligence, United States Senate, August 3, 1977,
4. Stipulation of Evidence, U.S. District Court for Washington, D.C., Criminal #78401,
United States of America Vs. Mary Sue Hubbard, et. al.
5. Arizona Corporations Commission records – my scientologyintegrity.org site, Internet Archive
6.Declaration of Sherman Lenske on 4 February 1986
7. A Piece of Blue Sky by Jon Atack
8. Article: “Mind Control” by Harry V. Martin and David Caul
February 24, 1974 edition of the Congressional Record, No. 262E, Vol. 118
9. 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
10. Declaration of Sherman Lenske on 4 February 1986
11. United States District Court Central District of California, Case No. 98-3985CAS (SHx),
Michael Pattinson vs RTC
12. Sherman Lenske Declaration dated November 12, 1995
13. 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 of Vicki Aznaran
14. Freedom newspaper by the Church of Scientology
15. U. S. District Court, Central District Of California;
Church Of Scientology International, Plaintiffs; Steven Fishman And Uwe Geertz, Defendants.
Case No. Cv 91 6426 Hlh (tx); Declaration Of Robert Vaughn Young; Date: April 4, 1994
16. A text file: “corydon.txt,” a version of Bent Corydon’s book, “Messiah or Madman”
17. Vicki Aznaran affidavit, Vaughn Young affidavit, Stacy Young affidavit
18. Vicki Aznaran affidavit dated 27 January 1992
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
20. United States District Court Central District of California
Michael Pattinson vs RTC Case No. 98-3985CAS (SHx)
Vicki Aznaran affidavit, Stacy Young affidavit
21. Stacy Young affidavit
22. The San Diego Union-Tribune January 1, 1987
23. Circuit Court of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Hillsborough County, State of Florida
Case No. 97-01235 – Jesse Prince affidavit – dated August 1999
24. U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Case No. CV 91-6426 HL
CSI, plaintiff vs. Steven Fishman And Uwe Geertz, Defendants.
David Miscavige’s declaration in court
25. Vicki Aznaran affidavit, Jesse Prince tape # 3
26. Jesse Prince affidavit, Stacy Young affidavit, David Miscavige affidavit 15 Oct 1999
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
27. United States District Court Central District of California
Michael Pattinson vs RTC Case No. 98-3985CAS (SHx)
Graham Berry letter to Monique Yingling
28. Los Angeles Times January 1, 1987
29. Book: “What Is Scientology,” 1993 version, page 265
30. United States District Court Central District of California,
Michael Pattinson vs RTC Case No. 98-3985CAS (SHx)
Meade Emory’s biography
California Secretary of State corporate records
Jesse Prince tape 7
United States Claim Court – Case No. 581-88T , Church of Spiritual Technology vs United States
31. California Secretary of State corporate records
32. United States District Court, Central District of California, #CV-6426-HLH (Tx);
Church of Scientology International v. Steven Fishman and Uwe Geertz;
Declaration Of Stacy Brooks Young October 1994
33. Julie Mayo letter
34. United States Claim Court – Case No. 581-88T,
Church of Spiritual Technology vs United States
35. United States District Court Central District of California,
Michael Pattinson vs RTC Case No. 98-3985CAS (SHx)
Vaughn Young affidavit, Stacy Young affidavit
36. United States District Court Central District of California
Michael Pattinson vs RTC Case No. 98-3985CAS (SHx)
Declaration of Joseph Yanny, Vicki Aznaran affidavit,Vaughn Young affidavit
Jesse Prince tape # 1 and # 5
37. Associated Press story of 13 November 1982
38. Associated Press story of 20 November 1982
39. Joyce Stephenson declaration