The Planetary Dissemination Organization formed to provide campaigns to make Dianetics and Scientology even more widely available. (CofS)
CST's operating funds come exclusively from other Scientology management churches.
Church of Spiritual Technology receives a "one-time start-up grant" of $17,959,745 from Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization. In addition, CST receives unrestricted annual grants hereafter from RTC ranging from $623,000 to $2.8 million.
CST files its initial petition for tax exempt status to the IRS. CSI and RTC also apply at the same time.
LRH executes an alteration in his will, called a codicil. This includes a clause forbidding any autopsy, viewing or service, stating instead that Ron' s body is to be cremated as soon as possible after his death. (Criminal Track)
Police raid more Scientology offices, this time in Canada, and discover about 2 million stolen government documents. Scientology lawyers say they will donate money to charity if the charges are dismissed; Ontario Attorney General Ian Scott declines their offer. (Brief History of Scientology in Clearwater)
From 1983 to 1986, over 30,000 people left Scientology because of Miscavige's brand of "Scientology". Thousands more have left since then, many of whom are still in good standing but they are just sitting off lines, knowing things are wrong, refusing service until Miscavige is gone and things get back on source. (Criminal Track)
Editors Note (FZ Assoc.): Not only that, but amongst them were the most highly trained and experienced auditors... most of them personally trained by Ron. One can ask... what technical knowhow is left in the church?
Julie Mayo escapes from Gilman Hot Springs with two security guards chasing her. (Criminal Track)
Clearwater: In January the Elks sell their downtown headquarters to Scientology
The City of Clearwater and Scientology are fighting over millions of dollars in back taxes. Scientology claims it is exempt because it is a religion. (Brief overview of Scientology's interaction with Clearwater Florida)
Attorneys acting for Mary Sue had appealed, unsuccessfully, to the Supreme Court to have her conviction overturned and in January 1983 a US district judge in Washington rejected her request to be sent to a half-way house instead of prison. Mary Sue, who was then fifty-one, sobbed in the courtroom and said she wanted to 'sincerely and publicly apologize', but Judge Norma H. Johnson was unsympathetic, describing the offences as not only serious but heinous. 'Because of your leadership role,' she said, 'I find your degree of culpability was great.' Mary Sue reported next day to the Federal Correctional Institution in Lexington, Kentucky, to begin serving a four-year term.
Mary Sue's second in command, Jane Kember, was driven to prison by her friend Virginia Downsborough. 'It was pathetic really,' said Downsborough, 'even when she was actually on her way to prison Jane still thought that Ron was going to surface and fix everything. All she had done was what he had told her to and she couldn't believe that he would betray her. It was incredible.' (Miller: "Bare-faced Messiah", pg. 368)
Organización Cultural Dianética de Guadalajara, A.C., founded in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. (CofS)
Time Magazin: 1983, 31.1.: Mystery of the vanished ruler - The fate of L. Ron Hubbard underlies Scientology's turmoil ... mentioned: Gerry Armstrong, IRS, Ron DeWolf, MSH, Miscavige, Flynn, Bent Corydon, Alan Walters,
Mayo's internal efforts to handle the attacks on him all failed and he leaves. (Criminal Track)
L. Ron Hubbard purportedly writes three letters "authenticated" by two Treasury Department agents based on fingerprint analysis and special government-agency ink prepared by a BATF forensic chemist. When and how did "Hubbard" arrange for special inks to be prepared for him? With whom? How did he get the special ink cartridge? Was it mailed to him? Where? Was it hand-delivered? Where and by whom? Who fingerprinted him? The Treasury Department knows how a BATF agent got involved and who hired him. Demand full disclosure of the Treasury Department involvement. All of it. The Washington Post said the letters came via Fed-Ex according to the Lenskes. From where? Who signed the Fed-Ex bill? One of the letters also accompanies a Q-&-A "interview" with "Hubbard" for the Rocky Mountain News. Who arranged the interview? When? How? How did "Hubbard" get the questions? How did the letter and "interview" get delivered to the Rocky Mountain News? (Unfortunately, Robert Vaughn Young has already admitted that he, not "Hubbard," wrote the interview.) (Veritas)
David Mayo left the church. (David Mayo, 8.12.83)
The next few months were spent recovering my physical health and taking precautions to handle various threats against me and my friends.
Having accomplished these two things, I am very pleased to let you know that I am again fully available to help and to serve.
My very real concern is for the purity and the standardness of the tech. And I know how important it is to all of you, and to the future.
There have been an increasing number of reported instances of out-tech today; even what appears to be a deliberate corruption of the tech. I know that this is of great concern to you, too.
Thus, I am offering my services, internationally, and I am fortunate to have the support and help of a group of very fine Scientologists.
I am convinced that we can avoid the enormous errors of the past. Indeed, we must. We do have the extraordinary advantage of several points of guidance:
Jesse Prince is promoted to Deputy Inspector General External RTC. He is number 3 in command, his only seniors being David Miscavige and LRH.
There are two other RTC board members:
David Miscavige, Norman Starkey and Lyman Spurlock are trustees of RTC.
At this meeting he learned that David Miscavige was a managing agent of all of Scientology corporations, including ASI, RTC, CSI, CST and CSC. 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 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. It was the biggest secret and he never heard them mention it again.
Michael Flynn was representing L. Ron Hubbard Junior in a probate action wherein LRH Jr. alleged that Miscavige was holding his father hostage and stealing money from his estate. Miscavige says Flynn was using this as a ploy to get LRH to appear in court so they could serve him in the other lawsuits they had filed against LRH.
Also, Miscavige confided in Jesse Prince (in 1985) that they would not allow LRH to personally appear in the probate case because LRH was mentally incapable. So, the lawyers, Sherman Lenske and Heller, lied to the court and said they did not know where he was.
Note: We think there was another reason. If LRH appeared in person he may have told the court things that indicated he was opposed to what Miscavige and Sherman Lenske were doing with his estate. And that could have ruined their covert plans to seize Scientology by fraudulently grabbing the copyrights with the last minute will that gave Ron's entire estate, including the copyrights, to the Church of Spiritual Technology.
In any case, the court indicated that it would rule favorably for LRH Jr. and declare LRH a "missing person" unless LRH appeared or filed a sworn declaration. Therefore, Miscavige's attorneys filed a sworn declaration, allegedly from LRH, with the court.
The LRH declaration filed with the court said that his assets were under his personal control.
Therefore, the probate action was dismissed.
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.
At the same time, Miscavige is also a notary public. So, he could forge LRH' s signature on anything, then sign it off as being the notary who witnessed Ron signing it. (Criminal Track)
In 1983, Scientology gave the court a sworn statement in which Hubbard claimed to be in a self-imposed seclusion and was fine. The document contained Hubbard's fingerprints and was signed with special ink that allowed the date of his signature to be confirmed.
It called Miscavige a "trusted associate" and "good friend" who had kept Hubbard's affair. (SPTimes: The Man behind Scientology)
DM 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 attorney John Peterson and private investigator Eugene Ingram. The plan was to get 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. Ingram has fled the country to avoid prosecution for this and other crimes he committed in carrying out intelligence black operations. (Criminal Track)
Note: Since then, Ingram has returned and is back in action, carrying out black ops again.
LRH revises HCOB 8 March 1982 Confessionals And The Non Interference Zone. In this he says:
"Because it has not been previously specified whether Confessionals could be done during the Non-Interference Zone, it tended to leave the matter open to interpretation, and a common interpretation has been that one must not do any kind of Confessional or O/W pulling during the Non-Interference Zone.
But what about a case who is out-ethics and not making progress due to continuous overts and withholds or, even worse, undisclosed overts or crimes against Scientology? Such a case won't make any progress until these are gotten off.
A person who is NCG, nattery, critical or otherwise exhibiting O/Ws or out ethics must be handled so that he can make case gains.
A pre-OT who is running well and making case gain should not be interrupted" (Virginia McClaughry: "My Story")
Church of Scientology of Hamburg, Germany founded. (CofS)
L. Ron Hubbard purportedly submits a Declaration to the court in DeWolf, again with the special BATF inks and fingerprints. How...
Never mind. The only "how" question left is how gullible do you have to be to believe any of it.
No, maybe there are a few more "how" questions: How did Hubbard really die? How long had he been dead when this fraud was being perpetrated? How have they gotten away with it this long? How many are involved? How high does it go?
And how will the piper be paid? Tell the Treasury Department you want some answers.
All this doesn't even touch on the strange disappearance of L. Ron Hubbard for ten months (or forever) on 4 December 1972.
Or the fact that he never thereafter gave another public lecture, when he had given over 3,000 extemporaneous recorded public lectures in the 22 years before that.
Nor does it address the fact that a tape of a canned script purportedly from "L. Ron Hubbard" in 1983 has been independently subjected to voice analysis at least twice, comparing it to earlier tapes known to be of Hubbard, and in both tests it came up as not the same speaker. One of the test results is part of the Veritas site that we have mirrored.
Nor does it address the numerous trademark anomalies listed between 1970 and 1979 in our chronological Documents index. Or why Hubbard would suddenly allow his copyrights and trademarks to be moved from the organizations he had assigned them to forever and had left them in for decades. Or... Or... Or... There are too many "ors," and none of them add up.
But there's one final question that must be asked, and it requires some background:
First, Meade Emory was Assistant Commissioner of IRS at the very time when Guardian Office personnel are purported to have been stealing documents from IRS. Meade Emory was Assistant Commissioner of IRS on 11 June 1976 when an IRS employee, Gerald Wolfe--purportedly a GO plant inside IRS--is stopped by FBI agents in an alleged document-stealing run. Meade Emory was Assistant Commissioner of IRS on 30 June 1976 when Gerald Wolfe was arrested by FBI agents at his desk inside the main IRS building at 1111 Constitution Avenue in Washington D.C. Meade Emory was Assistant Commissioner of IRS on 3 September 1976 when IRS employee Gerald Wolfe, incredibly, voluntarily waived protection he had against going before a Grand Jury, which is the only thing that allowed a Grand Jury to go forward in the case.
And this purportedly is what caused, less than a year later, a massive raid on the Guardian Office by FBI agents on both coasts.
And this is what ultimately sent L. Ron Hubbard's wife to jail.
So the question is: Are we all actually supposed to believe that L. Ron Hubbard, who had referred to IRS officials as "tax cruds," then hired former Assistant Commissioner of IRS Meade Emory to be founder of the corporation, CST, that would then own L. Ron Hubbard's intellectual property, and control all of Scientology? (Veritas)
St. Petersburg Times, 1983, 12.6., Cornwell, Bill: Headline: "Scientology funds made Hubbard rich, files show"
Church of Scientology of Zurich, Switzerland founded. (CofS)
David and Julie Mayo are involved in a reform movement which resulted in the forming of the Church of the New Civilization. The Church of the New Civilization started an Advanced Ability Center, wherein they delivered the tech. David Miscavige gets infuriated and orders Mayo's group destroyed by any means possible.
RTC got Bob Mithoff to infiltrate Mayos' group. RTC got Mayo's mailing list and RTC exec Gary Klinger mailed disparaging information to and contacted members of AAC and intimidated and harassed them. Gary Klinger rented the office above AAC and conducting electronic surveillance from there, and reported daily to Miscavige what they overheard.
Black operations against Mayo's group included each time Mayo took a trip abroad, they had him detained by customs on the false data he was smuggling drugs. 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.
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 him.
Jesse Prince is at another 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. (Note: By law, once in the public domain, it stays there. You can't get it back.)
David Miscavige orders Pat Brice (LRH personal secretary and ASI employee) to begin the process of mass copyright registration for all LRH materials. Pat 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 cannot do anything with it because it went into the public domain. We have no rights on these things.
DM 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. This is the reason most copyright filings have a date of 1983 forward. They knew it was not copyright-able and DM told her to do it anyway. She then proceeded to file 1000s of false copyright applications. After that Pat Brice left the church.
Note: Here's a tip for you – 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! And it is there to stay, as a judge has already told them in a copyright case you will read about later on this time track.
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.
Note: 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.
And that is the only part we are interested in using anyway. We don't want their re-written parts, they can have them.
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.
Note: When Dianetics The Modern Science of Mental Health was released, the idea was for people to read the book and co-audit, towards the goal of clearing the planet. Was there any concern about using copyright law to stop them?
No. The purpose was to get lots of people co-auditing towards the goal of clearing the planet. Some people audited well and got good results, some didn't. So what? Any auditing is better than no auditing.
Groups formed to teach people to audit better and people who got good results went to improve their auditing skills and people who did not get good results also went to improve their auditing skills. Either way, you got them all coming to you by offering a group they could go to, to learn how to audit better.
One has to wonder – what is their big compulsion to own copyrights on the technology?
It really is not a problem towards the goal of clearing the planet, if that is your goal.
So what if anyone could then open up shop and deliver the tech? That is all towards the goal of clearing the planet.
Altering LRH issues was the wrong solution to this. The correct solution was to get more on source thereby earning the reputation of being the place to go for the best results because you are totally 100% standard in applying pure on-source LRH technology.
You can't say they want the copyrights to prevent squirreling. They don't care about that. They alter the tech and squirrel all day long every day.
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 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:
Most important, control over whether anyone makes it to OT.
And the last one, control over whether anyone makes it to OT, is the real reason why all this is happening - to prevent it. Want proof? Look at their statistics on making OTs.(Criminal Track)
In the summer of 1983 the " Whispering Winds" ranch (Creston, San Louis Obispo) was bought by a young couple who called themselves Lisa and Mike Mitchell.
The Mitchells moved into the ranch shortly afterwards, along with their elderly father. They kept very much to themselves, avoiding all contact with their neighbors. Maxine Kuehl and Shirley Terry, who ran Camp Emmanuel, rarely spoke to either of them and knew nothing of the old man except that his name was Jack. Robert Whaley, a retired marketing executive from New York who lived in the cedar house overlooking Whispering Winds, similarly saw little of them, although he was intrigued by what was going on.
It seemed to Whaley that his new neighbors had more money than sense. The three-level ranch house was gutted and re-modeled not once, but several times. A lake in front of the house was widened and deepened and stocked with bass and catfish. A race-horse track, with an observation tower and viewing stands, was built to one side of the house and never used. Miles of white picket fence went up, either following the contours of the land or running absolutely straight. One section of fence was torn down three or four times, apparently because it was not straight enough. Thoroughbred horses, buffalo and llamas were soon grazing in the fenced paddocks, and swans and geese graced the lake.
'I was amazed how much they were spending on the place,' said Whaley. 'There was absolutely no regard for expense. When they were having new irrigation lines installed, they put in a twelve-inch pipe, big enough for a town. None of them was very friendly, but I once asked Mitchell who was doing all the planning and he said his wife's father, Jack, was handling most of it as he used to be a civil engineer.' (Miller: "Bare-faced Messiah", pg. 373)
Geoff Shervell came to Harvey and Donna Haber's house in August '83 about 2 or 3 weeks after we had started the AAC. Present were Geoff Shervell, Harvey and Donna Haber, John Nelson and myself (David Mayo). He said he wanted to talk to all of us, but mainly to me.
He started by saying that what we were doing (the AAC) was of great concern to management because too many Scientologists were in agreement with what we were doing and that too many Scientologists were disaffected with management. He quoted some figures (estimates) of numbers of people in various countries (like USA, Australia and New Zealand, etc.) that the G.O. thought were on our lines or soon would be. He said that management now considered that we were a threat and wanted to do a deal.
He suggested that maybe my SP declare could be cancelled and that there had been instances of other SP declares having been cancelled. He said that could be arranged if I would agree to closing down the AAC. I asked him if he thought the SP declare on me was correct or not, AND HE REPLIED TO THE EFFECT THAT THAT WAS IRRELEVANT, HE WAS THERE TO FIND OUT WHAT IT WOULD TAKE TO GET ME TO CLOSE DOWN THE AAC. He did then go on to say that there were known falsities in the SP declare on me, such as the allegations about "embezzlement" and that he had recommended that that should not have been included.
He asked if there was any way or any circumstances under which I would close down the AAC. I told him that should the following conditions be met that I would gladly close down the AAC, whether I was permitted back or not. These were: that the prices be lowered to a point where the average person could afford to go up the bridge and be able to get his family up the bridge; that all incorrect and unjust ethics actions be cancelled and false statements made corrected and that a Board of Review be set up which any Scientologist could go to for redress AND THAT THESE BE ACTUALLY HANDLED AND CORRECTED; that management would have to get into communication with the execs, staffs and public Scientologists and apply the "Essay on Management", "The Credo of a Good and Skilled Manager" etc.; that actual out-tech such as political use of sec checks, messing up cases in the middle of other actions and OT levels with sec checks and "gang-bang" sec checking would all have to cease; that these and any other outnesses would have to be genuinely corrected and that I would have to see this occurring - not just lip service being paid to these points. There were some other points also but Geoff said that even before I got to the third point, I would have to be kidding because there was no way that I could make such demands, nor was there any way that such demands could be met.
We agreed that we were talking from two entirely different realities ("oceans apart").
He then said that since a deal with me to close down the AAC wasn't possible, that they would go to any lengths to close us down and that legal suits would be numerous and it wouldn't stop there.
He finally expressed that having the official business stated, he wanted to express some things personally and did so briefly - the gist of this being that he wished things were different.
In brief, as it was approximately a 2-hour conversation, that was the extent of it.
Note: Although at that time, I meant that if the C of S, RTC etc., did actually honestly carry out these reforms that I would close down the AAC, that is no longer the case. I have changed my mind about that and under no circumstances will I close it down nor cease to do what I am doing. The reason for this is that I have realized that it is basically and philosophically incorrect for any one group or organization or person to hold a monopoly on freedom, to hold a monopoly over other beings and their futures. I consider that any possibility of the threat of denial of the bridge, OT levels, auditing or training for all eternity is suppressive and that freedom or Total Freedom cannot exist in the face of oppressive conditions imposed on that freedom. That one does not owe allegiance to a group that has departed from the goals and ideals of that group. That standard tech, high-quality tech is only possible in a free enterprise system and that a monopoly permits out-tech to occur, sometimes fosters out-tech and political use of the tech. Should the C of S reform eventually, it will be only because of the pressure brought to bear by high technical quality, high integrity competition, and even then it would be advantageous and probably necessary to ensure the competition continued to ensure that the C of S did not, after reforming, revert to its earlier ways. Thus, it is a matter of priniciple and duty that I continue the AAC and other competitive technical delivery groups. (David Mayo, 8.12.83)
A new practice called Severe Reality Adjustment (SRA) is flourishing at Gilman Hot Springs. Miscavige embraces and engages in them. The technique consisted of several people ganging up on another person and interrogating and intimidating the person. The person was "shocked" into a different reality. These are also called "gang-bang sec checks." Miscavige did one on Mayo when Mayo had disagreements with management over high prices, SRAs and some other things. (Criminal Track)
Led by a team of Sea Organization members, the Advanced Organization Saint Hill Australia, New Zealand, Oceania (AOSH ANZO) opened its doors in Sydney, Australia to deliver advanced courses. (CofS)
Church of Scientology of Long Island, New York founded. (CofS)
SO ED 2344 Int, 20 Aug. 1983 "The Story of a Squirrel: David Mayo" is issued.
Church of Scientology of Orange County, California founded. (CofS)
The "UK PROJECT FOR THE PRESERVATION OF STANDARD TECH", London, England, issues the briefing: "THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST DAVID MAYO, FURTHER DATA".
The OTC WW issues "An open letter to all Scientologists" introducing "Operation Phoenix" (Quote):
"The Theta of the old church has exteriorized from the moribund body and has taken new form in OPERATION PHOENIX..."
"Originated and backed by the OT CENTRAL COMMITTEE WW, this world wide coordinated operation has brought to all Scientologists a new hope for their future and the future of the planet. With the technical leadership of David Mayo, Senior C/S International, the sanity and the true purposes of Scientology are once again obtainable by those persons who desire them.
The OT CENTRAL COMMITTEE WW was created by LRH and operates under policy governing OT's in accordance with the following policy letters:
1.HCOPL 5 FEB 1958 New Charters and Contracts
2.HCOPL 30 SEPT 1966 OT Regulations
3.HCOPL 10 NOV 1966 OT Personnel
4.HCOPL 7 DEC 1966 Office of LRH - OT Activities
5.HCOPL 11 AUG 1967 OT Central Committee
6.HCOPL 28 JAN 1968 OT WW Liaison Unit - OT Cent Comm
7.HCOPL 30 NOV 1968 OT Central Committee
8.The Code of Honor
The post of Chairman of the OT CENTRAL COMMITTEE WW is held by Captain Bill Robertson RA, Second Deputy Commodore, who, in the absence of the Founder, will hold this post for life."
Meeting at Crown Hotel East Grinstead. Introduction of the "New Civilization Game" by Capt. Bill Robertson. Briefing about the Free Zone.
LRH revises HCOB 23 December 1971 C/S Series 73, The No-Interference Area Clarified and Re-Enforced. In this he says:
"SECTION III: THOSE PERSONS COMPLETED ON OT III AND/OR COMPLETED ON ANY LEVEL ABOVE OT III:
CAN BE GIVEN, BETWEEN ANY OT LEVELS ABOVE OT III:
Any required PTS Handling that does not use Dianetics.
Prepared Lists, as applicable, with special instructions followed for handlings on
Clears and OTs.
L10, L11, L12.
The handling of postulates, considerations, attitudes, evil purposes
or evil intentions.
False Purpose Rundown.
Black PR handling.
Method One Word Clearing. (Virginia McClaughry: "My Story")
In violation of HCOB 8 March 1982 "Confessionals and the Non Interference Zone", SOLO NOTS auditors who are running well and making case gain are interrupted by being given a sec check every six months.
In violation of HCOB 23 December 1971 C/S Series 73RA, The No-Interference Area Clarified and Re-Enforced, SOLO NOTS auditors are given a Confessional every six months, while they are still on the level, rather than waiting until they are between OT levels.
SOLO NOTS auditors who have not manifested "NCG, nattery, critical or otherwise exhibiting O/Ws or out ethics", and who are "running well and making case gain" are given a sec check every six months. (Virginia McClaughry: "My Story")
an optimistic letter from Ron was distributed to Scientologists around the world to tell them how well everything was going. He described himself as 'ecstatic' with the state of management and confident that their legal problems were behind them. 'Those who were harassing Scientology in the past', he wrote, 'are beginning to present a panorama of coattails.' He explained that he had been working on very advanced research for the last two years which was 'opening the sky to heights not previously, envisioned' and concluded, 'So I wanted to say hello and to tell you the results of an overview of the game and, boy, does that future look good... Love, Ron.' (Miller: "Bare-faced Messiah", pg. 370)
Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre of New York founded. (CofS)
OT Congress in Marbella, Spain. This was the founding meeting of OTC WW (Free Zone). Capt. Bill Robertson gets elected as Chairman OTC WW.
Denver Post: Scientology moves into Oil - CofS shows a major interest in an Oklahoma oil and gas exploration company.
Formation of the Office of Special Affairs International, a network within the Church of Scientology International which plans and supervises the legal affairs of the church, under the board of directors. (CofS)
Robin Scott walks into the Advanced Org in Denmark, posing as an RTC representative. He asks for and receives a copy of all of the OT levels and walks out with them. (Criminal Track)
Merill Mayo sends out her "Open Letter" against the Declare of David Mayo (SO ED 2344 Int, 20 Aug. 1983 "The Story of a Squirrel: David Mayo"). Merrill is a Class XII, trained by LRH, and called by him "the miracle worker". She was Auditor of the Year three years running for the highest number of auditing hours.
RTC files a suit against David Mayo and others for use of upper level material obtained from the Denmark AO. RTC v. Scott, et al, in US District Court for the Central District of California. (Criminal Track)
Clearwater passes an ordinance that officials said was designed to reduce fraud by any group claiming to be charitable. It meets strong resistance from Scientology; after an eleven-year legal battle, the church finally gets the ordinance repealed in late 1995. (Brief History of Scientology in Clearwater)
Clearwater mayor Kathy Kelly says "we are also very unhappy that such an organization, continually surrounded by controversy, is in the midst of our city." (Brief overview of Scientology's interaction with Clearwater Florida)
LRH was planning for the future to ensure Scientology would be here for eternity. And we were right there seeing that it happened. Following the reorganization of the Church, we set up meetings with the IRS. This was in 1984.
Our desire was to show them how the Church operated - ensure it was in order and passed their test - and move forward into the future at peace. Believe it or not - the IRS has exact guidelines they have created that one must meet to be a real religion. As LRH said:
"One certainly couldn't contest anyone as holy as the commissioner of IRS - whom I believe gives God his orders." - LRH
The IRS response to our reorganization was violent. IRS officials told me to my face that they weren't interested in hearing anything I had to say, because - and I quote: "You are a Scientologist. You are a mindless robot."
... The thanks we got for cleaning up the Church and getting rid of the individuals in the G.O. that the IRS apparently found so offensive, was an assault bigger than any in history the IRS initiated what was to become the largest criminal investigation in the history of the IRS. Personally, life had become dangerous. What was it that so upset the IRS? Only years later did we find out. When we kicked out the old G.O., we had unknowingly kicked out several of the IRS's undercover operatives.
The IRS was more than happy about the way things were going in the Church in the early 80s. It looked like total destruction was imminent. Within months. And out of the blue - a bunch of young Turks showed up and foiled their plans. From the IRS way of looking at it - we were going to pay in a big way organizationally. And personally. Who were we to dare survive? To make us pay. The IRS knew they needed a group willing to sink to a whole new level of illegal activity. A group that did not let niceties, like ethics, the law and the truth get in their way and so - the IRS brought in their most vicious hit squad. The infamous Los Angeles Criminal Investigation Division of the IRS, known as the LA CID could give you my own description of these goons, but let's be objective. Here is what Congress later said about LA CID when investigating their mid-1980 activities. Congress said that the most corrupt division of the entire IRS was this Los Angeles CID. They also noted that the most corrupt individuals within that CID were people by the names of Ron Saranow, Phil Xanthos, Al Lipkin, Al Ristuccia and Dan Rocha. Well, you guessed it. Those were the very people assigned to investigate and destroy Scientology.
For the next 3 years this corrupt unit ran one illegal operation after another, in a desperate attempt to destroy the Church. We may never know the full extent of their actions, but we know these operations included illegal opening of our mail, illegal phone taps, and physical surveillance of Church leaders. That's right, they used to follow myself and others wherever we went and whenever we did. And it went on for years. They additionally tried to intimidate anybody who had any working relationship with us. They went to our banks and harangued the managers, hoping they would freeze our accounts. They went to our travel agencies and browbeat them into giving up all of our travel records. They even went to our lawyers and other groups doing business with the Church just to harass them and black PR us. The motive was obvious. Make it uncomfortable for anybody to be associated with the Church of Scientology or its people.
They also put their thief training to work. They stole briefcases from our staff and attorneys containing legal papers regarding the IRS. They broke into the trunks of our cars many times, apparently looking for papers to rip off. They never got any but the break-ins continued until I personally requested the national office of the IRS to stop these black bag jobs. You know what their response was? "That's not us - that's Los Angeles IRS!" But they apparently passed on the word as all of the break-ins stopped immediately. They even went so far as to set up an observation post on the top of the California Federal Bank building. Right across the street from the Cedars complex. That way they could watch all the activities going on at the Church. Despite all of these activities. The CID had one minor problem. They had placed Scientology under a microscope unlike any other in history and still, they could find no evidence of any wrongdoing. So what did they resort to next?
They decided that if you can't find evidence, just create it. They proceeded to send in an undercover operative on the Church. This operative was under the direct control of LA CID and reported to them daily his orders were to steal internal Church memos and use them as models to manufacture forged documents that would incriminate Church leaders. In other words, see what actual normal Church memorandums look like and then create new ones that looked just like the real thing but containing some alleged criminality. The plan even included creating false issues, like HCO PLs and Executive Directives, that would be disseminated throughout the entire Church membership.
The idea was for this operative to sneak these forgeries into Church files. Once they were there, the IRS would raid the Church, stumble upon these documents and use them to prosecute Church leaders. We of course would have said we knew nothing of these forgeries.
But with the black propaganda being spread by the US government, who would have believed us? There was one other interesting side note to this. Once Church leadership was carted off to jail, there would be a vacuum in Church management. But the IRS even had a plan for this. They promised the squirrels that if they aided in this plan, they could then assume leadership and full control of the Church. There was one proviso. They had to disavow L. Ron Hubbard as Source of Scientology. So, for those of you who remember the old squirrel groups, you now know what they were really up to.
The IRS even passed on their strategy as to how they would get away with telling such lies. Their infiltrator / informant was asked how the IRS planned on supporting their baseless allegations. The informant replied by giving the IRS policy on matters dealing with Scientology. He said:
"Just allege it. You don't have to prove a goddamned thing. Just allege it."
Don't get too depressed, we're still here. Which makes it quite obvious the IRS ran into a little snag. We found out about the plot and in conjunction with the Los Angeles Police Department managed to get their informant on video tape while he was laying out this plot. So - we in effect ran a sting on the IRS's sting operation.
Yes - we laughed last. And the stinger was stung by the stingee! But the IRS had their paws into more pies than you can imagine. They had gone around to all the judges on our civil cases just for the purpose of black PR'ing us. Don't forget, these people suing us were these same squirrels who had been promised leadership of the Church. we only found this out because judge after judge started commenting that we were under criminal investigation and yet none of the papers filed in the case by either side had ever said such a thing. So how did they find out? There were all manner of other atrocities committed by the IRS during this investigation. But apparently, nothing we did or said could stop them from pursing their goal of wiping us out. (David Miscavige's IAS speech, 8 October 1993)
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. To recover this, Miscavige instituted the sale of "Special Properties". He created and sold "leather-bound special editions" of LRH books, telling purchasers they were an investment. (Criminal Track)
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."
It's said that DM used this skill to also create fraudulent transfers, trust and testamentary instruments purportedly executed by LRH, which Miscavige then notarized despite the obvious conflict of interest. Contrary to law, he has never deposited those notary logs with the State of California and has refused to produce them in discovery in litigation. (Criminal Track)
Shiona Fox-Ness leaves the Sea Org with personal knowledge of the criminal activities of upper level management. She knows Comm Evs to be a farce, a mere going through the motions executed after someone has already been targeted for demolition and the decision taken to expel them. The findings are often invented, grossly overstated, and serve as a means to blacken the character of the targeted individual.
She has also witnessed LRH EDs, bulletins, policies, and telexes that did not originate from, nor were they signed by LRH.
She says much of the data in RJ 38 Today and Tomorrow The Proof, is false.
Note: This tape proves that Miscavige and Broeker were feeding LRH false data.
The tape is trying to "PR" RTC's wonderful products and statistics. The data and statistics are false, here are a few examples:
The tape says there is a war against squirrels and that a preliminary injunction has been won against the California Association of Dianetic Auditors. It says this is the first victory against squirrels based on trademarks. It says the preliminary injunction shut this person down.
The truth is that a preliminary injunction is a court document that is issued simply on request, it is preliminary to any hearing of facts, and that is not a victory at all, but merely a preliminary step to a trial. If the judge heard they were advertising this as a victory he would be most displeased. Also, this person is not a squirrel group, but simply a splinter group. And, they are not shut down, as a matter of fact they are doing better than ever.
The tape says the Perth Australia squirrel group run by Eddie Mace is under attack and has been reduced to next to nothing.
The truth is the group used to be a mission. RTC went into it, ripped it up, was abrasive and rude to the people there and consequently the management of the mission decided to leave the church. Since leaving the church, they moved to larger quarters, they're now delivering the entire bridge and their statistics have increased 8 fold, just since Spring.
The statistics given in the tape are exaggerated or utterly false. Here are some examples:
Per the tape, 53 new missions started in 1983 for a total of 168. According to Scientology Missions International statistic sheets, 26 new missions started in 1983 but there were 27 missions that closed down. The total missions at the beginning of the year was 60, the total at the end of the year was 59, not 168.
The tape says the number of new starts for the year is 417,311. Dividing that into weeks the figure is 8025 per week. The class IV org statistic sheets show 1001 new starts per week. The Scientology Mission International statistic sheets show 400 new starts per week. Therefore the statistic has been inflated by 6600 new starts per week that did not happen and it is a false statistic.
The actual statistics for the entire mission network for the year are way down. Gross income is down by 70%, well done auditing hours are down 70%, student points down 50% and first service starts are down by 80%.(Criminal Track)
We could go on but the point has been made.
Also, John Zegel, sent a copy of RJ 38, plus RJ 36 and an earlier Hubbard tape on study methods, to two university departments, one in Canada and one in the USA, who were involved in the analysis of the Watergate tapes. Both sets of experts reported separately that in their opinion, the three tapes were made by three separate people.
Another report, published in the Phoenix journal of an independent Scientology group, declared: 'a voice-print has been done and the results prove that LRH is not the speaker on the last two "Ron's Journals". R.L. Addison of Carson Investigations, Vancouver BC, did the test.'
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Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre Hamburg, Germany founded.
Church of Scientology of Düsseldorf, Germany founded. (CofS)
Lyman Spurlock was given a general power of attorney by LRH, as his personal employee. (Criminal Track)
Note: Norman Starkey and David Miscavige demonstrated that they can forge LRH's signature.
Therefore this power of attorney, wills allegedly signed by LRH, etc. are all suspect.
The 1967 IRS decision to remove the C of S of California from the roster oftax exempt organizations for failing to comply with IRS rules and regulations, 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, found by the court to be run by the Flag Banking Organization. OTC was found to be a sham corporation for which FBO created financial records to give the false impression of a legitimate, independent existence.
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.
David Miscavige holds a meeting at ASI with Jesse Prince, Vicki Aznaran, Marc Yaeger, and Lyman Spurlock. Miscavige tells them that he has received word of an IRS criminal investigation with the threat of a raid on 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.
There was no doubt in the minds of the ASI staff what the IRS would find if they got the ASI documents, as the FBI had done in the 1977 raid. 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 Luxemburg 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 backup 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 4-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 DM participated in a conspiracy to defraud the IRS. This investigation is ended in 1986 when LRH dies. (Criminal Track)
Daily News: McClatohy News Service - Scientology Churches pays $500,000 in back taxes.
Gerry Armstrong... had taken thousands of documents with him when he left Scientology - documents that proved the founder of Scientology was a charlatan and a liar.
For many months church attorneys had been trying to force Armstrong to return the material, having initially succeeded in having the documents placed under court seal. In May 1984, the issue went to trial at Los Angeles Superior Court before Judge Paul G. Breckenridge. A procession of witnesses trooped into the courtroom to tell their dismal stories about life in Scientology, at the end of which the judge refused to order the return of the documents and delivered a damning verdict on Scientology: 'The organization clearly is schizophrenic and paranoid, and this bizarre combination seems to be a reflection of its founder. The evidence portrays a man who has been virtually a pathological liar when it comes to his history, background and achievements. The writings and documents in evidence additionally reflect his egoism, greed, avarice, lust for power, and vindictiveness and aggressiveness against persons perceived by him to be disloyal or hostile.
The Church of Scientology immediately appealed against the decision of the court, ensuring that the documents remained under seal and unavailable to hordes of waiting newspapermen, at least for the time being. (Miller: "Bare-faced Messiah", pg. 370)
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."
Despite all of this, after last month's threat of an IRS raid, Miscavige has attorneys (Lenske) tell LRH to not run the Church at all. LRH objects.
DM says from then on, LRH went completely out of touch with any Church entities. According to DM, 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. (Criminal Track)
Note: At this point, read A STORY in Technical Volume 1, page 285. This is vital reading. If you don't have tech volumes, call a friend who does and have them read it to you. (Criminal Track)
Sacramento Bee: Maharidge, Dale - Scientology, A collapsing empire? - Church leaders say it's stronger now, while some ex-leaders say end is inevitable.
OT Convention in Munich, Germany, headed by Capt. Bill Robertson, chairman OTC WW. 150 Free Zone Scientologists attend the meeting. Operation Phoenix is one of the topics.
When the event just started Kurt Weiland (OSA) showed up together with a bailiff to get OTC WW Secretary Silvie Hermann arrested.
The OT Committee, which is an association of Free Scientologists from around the world, was holding a convention in Munich, West Germany and the Church fired two missions and 10 detectives to try to disrupt that meeting.
These missions came from COST, the Church Of Spiritual Technology, which is the new alter-ego of the Church of Scientology and the RTC, the Religious Technology Center. They discovered that attending this meeting was one Silvie Herman, a former staff member from Munich, and what the missions attempted to do was to collect an affidavit from some of her former staff member associates, indicating that perhaps she had misappropriated funds or embezzled money or some such things while on staff, so that they could present criminal charges against her.
In fact, they did collect such an affidavit, they went to the German Police and the German Police came and arrested Silvie Herman and put her in jail. The Free Scientologists that were there got real busy when this occurred, gathered up a huge amount of documentation indicating that this was a typical kind of Church activity, that they had submitted false affidavits and so forth in the past, and had this material delivered to the judge prior to the hearing.
When the hearing for Silvie took place, the judge looked through the materials and said that there was considerable question in their minds regarding this particular affidavit. As a result of that, he released Silvie on her own recognizance, but unknown to the Church Officials at that time, the State Attorney, which is the next higher level Attorney in the German legal system, had had a meeting with the judge scheduled for just 15 minutes after this trial was to be over.
The following morning at 8 am, 100 police officers arrived in front of the Munich Org and another 15 or 20 arrived at the local mission. 4500 kilograms of files were taken at the Org. Approximately 300 kilograms of files were taken at the nearby Mission, a total of nearly 5 metric tons of documents. Of those materials, no pc folders were taken.
After reviewing that information, and looking through the financial records of the Church, a hearing on the status was held and it was found that the Church of Scientology, in fact, was not a Church at all, but a trade or commercial activity, a for-profit corporation in Germany.
Scientology has lost its Church status. They now, all the staff members, have to apply for trade licenses to be Scientologists. (John Zegal Briefing 3)
In the early 1980s, Capt Bill and I were beginning the first OT committees and doing the first conferences - in Spain, England, then Marbella when the OTC WW was formed, and later in Germany. During these events and during this time, we received a lot of harassment from the CofX, missionairs of the GO, and so on.
Capt Bill and I and a dozen or so other Spanish individuals exercised our legal rights and we formed the Universal Church of Scientology in Spain. Although this church was never approved by the ministry of the interior, the application adhered to all legal requirements under Spanish law, and the use of the name Scientology as a part of the name was and is considered a completely legitimate use of our constitutional rights under the Spanish Constitution. There was never any question about copyrights, etc. in this issue. The creation of this Church was denied due to the decision of the Ministry of the Interior because of an ongoing investigation into different sects and cults and other religions, in a country which had until recently known the Catholic Church.
In Germany, some of you will remember that Silvie was jailed on charges presented by church - right in the middle of the conference, the police walked in with Kurt Weiland and arrested her. Took a couple of days for her to be freed.
During that same conference, Bill Knight, supposedly working with Ernie Martin in California, but secretly a covert member of the GO, attempted a takeover of the OTC by coming between Capt. Bill and myself with third party and later, Knight attacking and punching me after waking me in the early morning from where I was asleep.
That night, we received a telephone call stating that one of the "squirrels" had been put in jail in Spain, and that when I came back to Spain, I would find a surprise.
Capt Bill and I were followed, chased, by agents of the GO through Europe, into England, where we hid out for a few days, and then I left by plane under an assumed name back to Spain.
Petrus, a guy who was running a Narcanon in Spain and who had supported Capt Bill there and was also one of the founders of the Universal Church, had been put into jail by false accusations which had been orchestrated by Kurt Weiland and other missionairs. While I had been in England, Marisa, who was at that time my wife, together with Petrus wife, managed to find a lawyer and the money necessary, and were able to have him released from prison. Since Petrus was a well known artist on the Spanish television, there was a big black PR campaign done against him by the private detectives who worked for the CofX, in all newspapers and on television.
Weiland shortly thereafter participated in what seemed at the time to be a kidnapping of someone who had decided to make an accusatory statement against the CofX in Spain, an ex-commanding officer of Iberia.
This was the first time that the Spanish police were approached, and the disappearance of this person from the Madrid airport, with three supposed "police" who were arresting him became the first pages in what would end up as more than 30,000 pages of testimony, investigation and court writings in this case.
Weiland escaped from the police investigation of that action and went off to California where he worked at harassing David Mayo who had just set up the AAC in Santa Barbara, and continued with his dirty work, until present time, where he is now the head of the OSA - Office of Special Affairs - the new name for the GO. (Briefing on CofS attacks against the Free Zone - Spain)
J. Zegal: There was another Church caper recently in Spain. John Caban, who is one of the principles in the OT committee, lives in Madrid, and had arranged with Peers Gartstrom (sp?), a former CO of the Madrid Org, to come to Spain to speak to Spanish officials regarding alleged illegal activities of the Church in Spain in previous years.
Melissa Caban, John's wife, went to the airport to pick Peers Gartstrom up, and as he was walking up the ramp toward her, three plainclothes "officers" took Peers away. Later, Church detectives approached Melissa and said to her, "Your husband is next."
Melissa was obviously very shaken by what she had seen. She went home, she got on the phone, she called all the Spanish legal officials that she could think of, the local police, the state police, other individuals of that nature, simply trying to find out what had happened to Peers, and none of them knew anything about it at all.
Ultimately, how it turned out, was that the Church had sent private detectives to pick him up. They had identified themselves, pretending to be law enforcement individuals, had taken Peers away, apparently scared him to death saying that Interpol was after him and he was going to have to run for his life and so forth. Peers was put back on a plane and went back to Denmark or another one of the Scandinavian countries, and has not been seen or heard from since.
But what Melissa did was to go to the Spanish authorities, identified the three Church detectives that had impersonated police officers, they were arrested by Spanish authorities and charged with impersonating police officers, criminal charges. (Zegal Briefing 3)
Declaration of Vicki Aznaran concerning the RTC attacks of the Free Zone in Europe, middle of the 80's.
I, Vicki J. Aznaran, ...., do herewith depose and swear:
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, INC, (RTC) which is now the senior governing entity of the International Church of Scientology, the Church of Scientology of California, and all affiliated organizations within the U.S., as well as senior governing entity for all foreign Scientology organizations and the civil associations of Scientology such as those called Dianetica or Narconon in Spain.
That despite efforts to cloak the fact, the true role of the Religious Technology Center, Inc. is that role explained above, and it holds this managerial position within the matrix of all of the interrelated organizations of Scientology: The Church of Scientology International, Inc., The Church of Scientology of California, Inc., The Church of Spiritual Technology, Inc., Authors Services, Inc., Missions International de Scientology, Inc., Religious Technology Center, Inc., Authors Family Trust, Asociacion Civil de Dianetica, Asociacion Civil de Narconon.
That these various organizations exist in this manner to provide an "arm's length" appearance in order to protect the current board of directors from actual legal culpability for any illegal acts committed by or through the churches of Scientology or any of their other affiliated organizations, as well as to confuse any issues, investigations or litigation which might expose the illicit actions of any individual Scientology organization or member thereof.
That as a former senior executive of this body, from 1984 until 1987, I have observed and have certain knowledge of the activities of RTC and of its finances as well as its manner of incorporation and related documents.
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.
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.
That following Miscaviges' orders, I transferred monies to Spain, and witnessed briefings by Miscavige to Heber Jentszch, who was in fact the "puppet" president of the church, but who actually is a camouflage for Miscavige, concerning covert operations taking place in Spain against former Scientologists and concerning false testimony and concerning the attempt to offset a rumored investigation by the Spanish authorities into the activities of Scientology in Spain, the very investigation which resulted in the surprise arrest of Jentszch himself in November of 1988. These operations included orders for investigations by the private detectives employed by the Scientology organizations to obtain information by any means possible to incarcerate the leaders of a reform movement who had not been silenced previously by Miscavige's policies and declarations, with the express intent of obtaining their incarceration.
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. This included the infiltration of the reform group in Spain by covert agents of RTC, Kurt Weiland and William Knight, continued investigation and harassment by detectives employed by the scientology organizations in Spain and by recruiting others who would help to splinter the reform movement and to render it ineffective.
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 who were thought to be responsible for reporting Scientology activities to the Spanish authorities and undermining Miscaviges intentions.
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. It was common knowledge that the "Cancellation of Fair Game" referred only to the use of the term, since it had obtained bad public relations for Scientology, and that the same tactics and actions which referred to those so-called Suppressive Persons were and are continued in effect... (V.Aznaran affidavit, 27.1.92)
First cassette lectures by L. Ron Hubbard on the subjects of Dianetics and Scientology released in a new sound-reproduction technology-Clearsound. (CofS)
After this "near call" it was decided to beef up RTC to take some of the functions from ASI, thus reducing the threats. Until then, RTC was junior to ASI only because ASI was where Miscavige was working. Miscavige began spending more time at RTC. RTC could thus be the enforcement section so ASI staff did not have to implement another Mission Holders Conference and put Miscavige in the limelight.
Miscavige orders/allows the re-writing of various LRH issues: Vaughn Young says he has personal knowledge that material was written and issued under the name L. Ron Hubbard that he did not author. Vaughn personally wrote material under his name for years. This ranged from simple messages to be sent to various organizational staff on events such as Ron's birthday, to composing an entire directive that was issued under Ron's name. In these instances, they were done without Ron's knowledge or consent.
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.
Vaughn also wrote material that went into the body of the 10 part series of "Battlefield Earth." This was done after Ron's death and so did not have Ron 's approval. All of this was put out under Ron's name.
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. The material may have also been changed considerably by others.
When Jesse Prince was number two in command, right under DM, 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 issues 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.
The only way this is disclosed is you will have at the end of the issue the name L Ron Hubbard. Then you'll have someone's initials. Those initials are the initials of the person who compiled it and wrote the issue. And then beside those initials are the initials of the typist.
Jesse never saw anything that had absolutely nothing to do with anything that LRH had ever written, but he has definitely seen things come out that LRH 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.
Ray Mithoff ghosted a lot of the technical material.
RTRC is in the office of the SNR C/S INT and this unit is issuing the altered tech 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.
Jesse says that Ray Mithoff wrote OT 8 from scraps of paper containing little notes, it was a compilation process. And yet the church issued OT 8 as if it was authored by LRH, that this was his work. The initials at the end of the HCOB are LRH/RM and whoever the typist was, just like the NOTS materials.
The church has delivered different versions of OT 8.
Ray Mithoff was the one who wrote the original OT VIII supposedly from LRH notes. Pat Broeker was also involved in writing it. DM said he had to see it because he was Issue Authority.
Then DM told Jesse Prince that what was in there was going to blow people's 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 DM about it. It was like damn it, we knew it before we released it and now it has happened.
So, DM and Mithoff secretly revised it and removed the part that was upsetting people and the new version came out.
This is what is currently being done within Scientology, where Hubbard material is being altered, to delete and/or hide from public view anything that might prove to be embarrassing. 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.
Note: The above is Felony Fraud on the paying Scientology public. Miscavige makes affidavits and public statements that all tech 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 being defrauded. Miscavige has put the church at risk because a multi-billion dollar class action lawsuit could be brought on behalf of the paying public, to return all of their donations they made over the past 20 years. Stay tuned…the GOLDEN AGE OF SQUIRRELING has just begun….
A meeting is held at ASI. David Miscavige, Lyman Spurlock, Vicki Aznaran, Norman Starkey, Marty Rathbun, attorney Earl Cooley and Jesse Prince are present. Miscavige says Scientology has been court ordered to produce the pc file 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. (Criminal Track)
False Purpose Rundown released. (CofS)
The Way to Happiness Foundation incorporated in the state of California. (CofS)
Stacy Young is transferred to the PR division of OSA. She has personal knowledge that the practices formally called "Fair Game" continue to be employed, although the term is no longer used. These tactics are laid out in many of the key policies studied and applied by OSA staff. OSA has the old GO bureaus of Intelligence, PR, and Legal. (Criminal Track)
Purification: An Illustrated Answer to Drugs released.
Purification Rundown Delivery Manual published. (CofS)
Flo Barnett had already attained the stated EP of SOLO NOTs in 1972.
However, she had lost the OT state and therefore tried to rehabilitate it by auditing Solo NOTs. She decided to stop auditing Solo NOTs because it was not rehabilitating the state. She was unhappy with Flag because they refused her request to rehab her former OT state and insisted she continue on Solo NOTs.
Therefore, she had Julie Mayo audit her for a few sessions. Whereupon, she was gotten back onto AOLA lines for repair auditing, which went well at first but then sour. After that, no one pursued her to fix her up. In late 1984 she was hit by a searing blinding pain in her head which is later diagnosed as an aneurysm in the left side of her head. (Criminal Track)
Scientology loses its appeal over the IRS tax assessment for the years 1970-72. The Tax Court judge documents in detail how huge sums were moved out of Scientology accounts into those of L. Ron Hubbard during the period in question. The judgement also describes the obstructionist tactics used by Scientology to thwart the IRS - for instance, deliberately jumbling two million pages of tax-related material, so that IRS officials would have to sort it out at the cost of a great deal of time and US tax-payers' money. Ref: "A Piece of Blue Sky", Jon Atack (1992), p. 345 (Timeline of Scientology versus the IRS)
Nine years and one day ago, the International Association of Scientologists was formed to protect and defend Scientologists and the Scientology religion. At that time, in October of 1984, we found ourselves under vicious external attack. From the media. In civil courts. And by the government. The attacks were of such intensity and velocity - so sustained in nature - that we knew our very survival could only be assured if all of us - as Scientologists - banded together to create a worldwide association. Only in this way could we gather the wherewithal to survive such attacks and hopefully expand. (David Miscavige's IAS speech, 8 October 1993)
The International Association of Scientologists (IAS) was formed at a convention held at Saint Hill Manor in East Grinstead, Sussex, England, in 1984. Delegates from around the world representing the Scientologists in their areas gathered in recognition of the need to unite all Scientologists as one international body. Its purpose is to assure the survival of the religion and guarantee that Scientology will be practiced for all time through a strong group that is composed of those who believe in the rights of man and freedom of religion. ... Each year, delegates representing Association members from all areas of the world gather at an Annual Convention of Delegates to review the accomplishments of the previous year, plan for the next and elect the board members of the Association as necessary. The Annual Convention of Delegates is held in different locations around the world, together with a large anniversary celebration. Significant accomplishments and progress toward the aims of Scientology are acknowledged and the event is broadcast to members in many countries.
The International Association of Scientologists (IAS) formed and the Pledge to Mankind signed at Saint Hill in England, uniting Scientologists everywhere. (CofS)
Capt. Bill Robertson gave a lecture in Frankfurt, Germany and started the Ron's Org (Ron's Organization and
Network for Standard tech) for the delivery of the Bridge in the Free Zone. (Capt. Bill Robertson, Technical Briefing Number 1)
The Church's new intelligence agency, the Office of Special Affairs (which superseded the discredited Guardian's Office), strikes back at the IRS with the creation of a front group - "The National Coalition of I.R.S. Whistle-blowers". According to ex-OSA member Stacy Young, Scientology's aim was to undermine the agency's credibility. The group's president, Paul J. DesFosses, says Scientology provided substantial financing, but denies that the church ran the group, which helped fuel Congressional hearings in 1989 into accusations of corruption at the I.R.S. Kendrick L. Moxon, a longtime church lawyer, acknowledges that the coalition was founded by Freedom Magazine. He says its work was well known and part of a campaign by Scientology and others to "reform" the IRS. Ref: New York Times, 9 March 1997, (Timeline of Scientology versus the IRS)
Celebrity Centre International formed to give guidance to the network of Celebrity Centers throughout the world. (CofS)
Church of Scientology of Stevens Creek, San Jose, California founded. (CofS)
The Flag Bureau moved to Los Angeles to allow expansion of service delivery at the Flag Service Organization in Clearwater. (CofS)
CO CMO INT 4 Dec 83
RUSH - URGENT
RE: SMASH SQUIRRELS PJT
Godammit listen to me, you psyche indoctrinated fucking pea brain mental midget, the RTC msns went NOWHERE on handling the squirrels (Marlowe is paying for that) and the longer you guys Q&A the more people are getting on Mayos lines by the minute. If we don't get something hot out this month everyone will be at the fucking AAC. Knock off the bullshit about doing an LRH cassette, NOBODY falls for them since xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
I don't care how good the actor is or how much horwhich worked it over with the Fairlite - a cassette just won't cut it. First far too many people said last year's didn't sound like the old man and if they SAID it how many do you suppose THOUGHT it wasn't him?
Too goddam many. Second I don't care how good the actor is, some asshole gets the idea of a voice print and were fucked. It's got to be a VIDEO and I don't care how long these guys have been up they work around the fucking clock until it's DONE. Third too many public think he's dead or ill or of the lines and ONLY A VIDEO WILL convince them otherwise. Four, public are going to the Fucking AAC in droves and that bastard Prices magazine with mission stats is all over the world.
Get the old video clips of the old man - use ones where he's lips aren't facing the screen, looking away or looking down or you'll never PLS it. Throw in some footage of him yelling.
Pat says not to edit the pix to the sound - edit the sound to the pix - makes it more authentic that way. Dub the SMASH THE SQUIRRELS onto the video clips (NOT the New Year message) it's got to look like R's personally denouncing them.
Get the video done and to me and Pat IMMEDIATELY and it had better be good and convincing, if anyone so much as suspects it's not the old man it's your neck.
The Xmas/New Year message goes out on cassette not video cos the suckers will believe it if they've already seen a video of him and thinks it is a PT one.
The bottom line is if Mayo or any of the fucking squirrels are still in operation your ass is grass and everyone who worked on this pjt will be out for eternity and I mean for goddam EVER...Get it? (There's tapes where R says "David Mayo" - Horwich knows some so you can get all text in his voice.)
Jesse Prince hires 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.
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. Miscavige was personally managing the case. David orders all Scientologists to Portland for the Portland Crusade. Several months later a judge ruled it a mistrial.
Miscavige and Jesse Prince are pals at this time and DM confides to Jesse that they did not want LRH appearing in court. DM tells Jesse 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. The servants were also aware of this.
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.
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, some of whom appear on this time track. (Criminal Track)
Scientology lawyer Paul B. Johnson is brought to trial in Oralndo for allegedly bribing Hillsborough County commissioners to favor his client, Hubbard Construction Company. Johnson is later defended by F. Lee Bailey. (Brief History of Scientology in Clearwater)
Flo Barnett receives several auditing sessions from Julie Mayo and calls her friend Joyce Stephenson. Joyce says she was doing well and almost sounded like her old self again.
Sometime in 1985, Michelle Miscavige visits Flo and unleashed a tirade against her such as “You are never going to get better until you get back into the Church”, etc.
Jesse Prince says that DM was personally running the intelligence operatives who were doing black operations on Flo. Just before her death in September, Flo had an argument with DM and threatened to go public with information she had about his black operations against her and to sue Scientology. (Criminal Track)
Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre Düsseldorf, Germany founded. (CofS)
Church of Scientology of Monza, Italy founded. (CofS)
Opening of the ninth Continental Liaison Office, CLO Italy, in Milano. (CofS)
Suspicious Death: David Miscavige’s mother-in-law, Flo Barnett, dies of 2 shots in the chest with a rifle and then one to the head. Although there were no powder burns or marks on her body, this event is called a “suicide”. Vicki Aznaran says DM’s comment upon her death was “the bitch got what she deserved”. (Criminal Track)
International Association of Scientologists Freedom Medal instituted by the International Association of Scientologists to acknowledge outstanding contributions toward the betterment of life and preservation of freedom on Earth. The first winners: Rev. Edgar Koons, Dr. Franklin Littell and Scientologists Jeff Pomerantz, Michel Raoust and Barbara Ayash. (CofS)
Library of Congress records show that: CSI copyrights their squirrel version of Dianetics The Modern Science of Mental Health. (Criminal Track)
Clear Certainty Rundown released. (CofS)
DM says an ASI staff member held a power of attorney from LRH and they conducted almost all of his business affairs without need of his direction or personal approval.
According to DM, this is the only communication received from LRH since 1984. It was a 5 minute tape wherein he gave his New Year’s greetings and announced a breakthrough in his researches. (Criminal Track)
Note: Ron’s voice is shaky in this tape – something is wrong.