The 1978 case of Founding Church of Scientology v FBI director Webster is dismissed.
The Church took the position that LRH was no longer a managing agent.
However, the FBI produced evidence that LRH was still a managing agent. The court found that despite LRH's formal resignation from all management positions in Scientology, in fact he maintained control of Scientology's finances and policies through his position in the Sea Org and other covert means. "Ultimate control, we have no doubt, he possessed until his death."
The court dismissed the case after the Church had defied a court order to produce LRH for deposition.
Vicki Aznaran was aware that certain IRS indictments were about to be handed down against LRH. David Miscavige was under an IRS-CID investigation himself for conspiracy to commit tax fraud. Miscavige said, "the only way to stop it now is if the old man dies."
David Miscavige likely knew where LRH was living because the sister of his wife was working directly with LRH as his personal maid at Creston. Vicki Aznaran got word from Annie Broeker that LRH was sick and not doing well. Vicki Aznaran says that Ron summoned Ray Mithoff and Pat and Annie Broeker just prior to his death and only them.
Jesse Prince says that just before Ron died, that it was known he was dying. Certain people disappeared for 3 or 4 days prior to Ron's death.
David Miscavige disappeared. Ray Mithoff was woken up in the middle of the night, given a Ford Bronco and told to go there. When Ray got back he said he was auditing LRH. (Criminal Track)
On 19 January 1986, Scientologists around the world received their last message from L. Ron Hubbard. In Flag Order number 3879, headed 'The Sea Org and The Future', he announced that he was promoting himself to the rank of Admiral. Alongside the proclamation, in a Scientology magazine, was a color photograph of the grey-haired Commodore in his Sea Org peaked cap. (Miller: "Bare-faced Messiah", pg. 372)
LOS ANGELES TIMES (LT) - WEDNESDAY January 22, 1986
A Los Angeles federal judge, breaking with a series of recent court rulings and a magistrate's recommendation, said Tuesday that she has no plans to dismiss a Church of Scientology lawsuit simply because church founder L. Ron Hubbard has failed to appear for a deposition.
In a Scientology suit against members of a splinter group accused of using stolen church documents for their own financial gain, U.S. District Judge Mariana R. Pfaelzer tentatively rejected a recommendation by U.S. Magistrate Volney V. Brown that the case be dismissed because of Hubbard's failure to appear at a scheduled deposition last month.
While Pfaelzer agreed to delay a final ruling on the request that the Scientology lawsuit be dismissed, she strongly indicated a belief that Hubbard's testimony would be irrelevant to the question of whether Scientology documents had been stolen and should or should not be used by rival churches and counseling centers.
'Planning to Try Case'
"I'm not planning to set up this case for default," Pfaelzer said. "I'm planning to try this case."
Pfaelzer's comments came at a hearing on a Scientology lawsuit against a former Scientologist, Robin Scott, who is accused of stealing secret church instructional materials from a Scientology group in Denmark.
The Church of Scientology contends that the stolen materials were passed to another former Scientology member, David Mayo, now president of the Church of the New Civilization, also known as the Advanced Ability Center, in Santa Barbara.
Earle C. Cooley, a Boston lawyer representing the Church of Scientology, urged Pfaelzer not to dismiss the lawsuit because of Hubbard's absence at the deposition, saying Hubbard has nothing to do with current management of the church and cannot be reached by church officials.
"This is a matter that has ripened into a national strategy," he said. "It's what I call the strategy of the easy victory--to move to depose L. Ron Hubbard.
We are looking at this strategy around the country--the power to decimate the Church of Scientology."
Cited Arguing that Pfaelzer should have agreed with Brown's recommendation to award a default judgment against the Church of Scientology, Santa Barbara attorney Gary Bright, representing Mayo, cited recent rulings against the church by other federal judges in cases where Hubbard also failed to appear at scheduled depositions.
Bright's references were to rulings against the Church of Scientology in Portland and Washington as well as to a default judgment awarded last year by Chief U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real in Los Angeles after Hubbard failed to be deposed in connection with a libel suit against a Scientology critic, Boston lawyer Michael J. Flynn.
"I've spent more time with it than the other judges," Pfaelzer responded. "I came at it with a totally open mind, that's the problem." Commenting on Pfaelzer's remarks outside the courtroom, the Rev. Heber C. Jentzsch, president of the Church of Scientology International, praised the judge for looking at the case without emotion.
The day before Ron died, LRH allegedly signs a new last-minute will. The new last-minute will was drafted by attorney Sherman Lenske. The new will replaces Pat Broeker as Executor and assigns Norman Starkey as Trustee and Executor of LRH's estate. All of Ron's intellectual property is given to a trust called Author's Family Trust-B. Starkey's duties mainly concern transferring the vast number of copyrights from Author's Family Trust-B, to the Church of Spiritual Technology.(Criminal Track)
Whispering Winds Ranch:... on the evening of 24 January 1986 there seemed to be cars coming and going all night...
The telephone was already ringing when Irene Reis, co-owner of the Reis Chapel in San Luis Obispo, arrived for work on the morning of Saturday 25 January. A voice at the other end of the line identified himself as Earle Cooley, an attorney, and asked if they did cremations. Mrs. Reis replied that they did, although the crematory was usually closed at weekends. Special arrangements could be made if necessary. Cooley then asked if a body could be collected from the Whispering Winds Ranch on the O'Donovan Road in Creston. Irene's husband, Gene, drove the hearse out to Creston, not imagining it was anything but a routine job.
Cooley accompanied the body back to San Luis Obispo. At the Reis Chapel, a tasteful white adobe building with a red pantile roof on Nipomo Street, he asked Mrs. Reis if arrangements could be made for an 'immediate cremation'. He presented a death certificate signed by a Gene Denk of Los Angeles certifying the cause of death as cerebral hemorrhage and a certificate of religious belief forbidding an autopsy. It was not until Mrs. Reis looked at the documents that she realized the body lying in her chapel was that of L. Ron Hubbard.
Mrs. Reis knew enough about Hubbard to insist on informing the San Luis Obispo Country sheriff-coroner. Deputy coroner Don Hines arrived at the Reis Chapel within a few minutes. No one had had any idea that Hubbard was in the vicinity and Hines wanted to make sure that everything was done by the book - it was not every day that a 'notorious recluse' turned up in San Luis Obispo. Hines said that no cremation could take place until an independent pathologist had examined the body. He also ordered the body to be photographed and fingerprinted to ensure positive identifications. (Later the fingerprints were revealed to match those on file at the FBI and the Department of Justice.) It was three-thirty in the afternoon before Hines was satisfied and agreed to release the body for cremation. On the following day, the ashes of L. Ron Hubbard were scattered on the Pacific from a small boat. (Miller: "Bare-faced Messiah", pg. 374)
L. Ron Hubbard departed this life at his ranch near San Luis Obispo, California, leaving a legacy of his life's work that lives on around the world. (CofS)
Vicki Aznaran was aware that certain IRS indictments were about to be handed down against LRH. David Miscavige was under an IRS-CID investigation himself for conspiracy to commit tax fraud. Miscavige said, "the only way to stop it now is if the old man dies."
Hubbard was found dead at 8:00 PM, Vaughn Young was told at 10:00 PM. Vaughn went to the death site that night along with David Miscavige and some attorneys. They left LA at 1:00 AM and arrived at 4:00 AM. Vaughn says, since none of them had been there, including Miscavige, Pat Broeker met them at a restaurant and escorted them to the ranch.
Vicki Aznaran also went to the Creston Ranch. When she arrived Miscavige said that Ron is dead and he did not want to see "any grief bullshit about it."
The coroner's report says Ron died of a stroke. He had Vistaril (a psych drug) in his blood. He had needle puncture wounds in his left buttock, under a band aid. The coroner was suspicious of Ron's new-last-minute-will because it had been signed by Ron just prior to his death (with drugs in his body also.)
Ron's physician, Gene Denk, was gambling in Nevada when Ron had his stroke.
Gamboa, Miscavige and wife and the Aznarans had taken Denk on this gambling trip a couple of weeks before the death and were there with Denk. By the time Denk returned, there was nothing he could do.
The impression the coroner got was that Denk was at Ron's side when he had his stroke and died. Denk signs the death certificate as the physician attending to Hubbard and then disappears for a year.
Note: Denk is gagged from talking about the year he spent with LRH prior to his death. Why is that Miscavige? What does Denk know that you are hiding from the rest of us Scientologists by gagging Denk?
Earl Cooley had a document, signed by Hubbard, forbidding an autopsy on religious grounds. Miscavige and Earle Cooley give this to the coroner, so no autopsy is done and Ron's body was cremated 24 hours after his death.
The Coroner's report states that the Coroner terminated his investigation when DM and Dr. Denk arrived and showed him the 1982 and 1986 wills then convinced the Coroner there was no material difference between the two wills.
What Miscavige and Dr. Denk concealed from the Coroner was the following:
There was no disclosure of the change of executor less than one day before death.
There was no disclosure of the change in provisions regarding MSH and the last minute abrogation of her community property interests in the 26.5 million dollar estate.
There was no disclosure of the last minute change in the 1986 will regarding the copyrights, which comprised 95% of the estate.
There was no disclosure that two weeks before the death, LRH's constant medical attention had been withdrawn when DM and others took Dr. Denk on a gambling trip to Reno, Nevada.
There was no disclosure of the last minute will's inclusion of a new provision anointing David Miscavige, (the architect of the will and circumstances surrounding the death), as a trusted servant and friend.
Creston was where the story was put together that LRH had moved on to the next level of research. (In other words, for PR purposes, they concocted a lie.)
The execs applied the PR policy of "an acceptable truth" to LRH's death. They wanted to protect the idea that Hubbard was cause over life and death. They had to protect the myth at all costs, so they fed the myth by saying he was doing research. (Criminal Track)
The news of the death of the founder of Scientology was broken to 1800 of his followers hastily gathered in the Hollywood Palladium on the afternoon of Monday, 27 January. David Miscavige made the announcement that Ron had moved on to his next level of research, a level beyond the imagination and in a state exterior to the body: 'Thus, at 2000 hours, Friday 24 January 1986, L. Ron Hubbard discarded the body he had used in this lifetime for seventy-four years, ten months and eleven days. The body he had used to facilitate his existence in this universe had ceased to be useful and in fact had become an impediment to the work he now must do outside its confines. The being we knew as L. Ron Hubbard still exists. Although you may feel grief, understand that he did not, and does not now. He has simply moved on to his next step. LRH in fact used this lifetime and body we knew to accomplish what no man has ever accomplished - he unlocked the mysteries of life and gave us the tools so we could free ourselves and our fellow men...'
At a press conference later that day, it was revealed that Hubbard had made a will on the day before his death leaving the bulk of his fortune, 'tens of millions of dollars', to the church. Generous provision had been made, it was said, for his wife and 'certain of his children'. Nibs, predictably, got nothing. Nor did Alexis, the daughter he denied was his. (Miller: "Bare-faced Messiah", pg. 375)
Los Angeles Times, Welkos, Robert; Sappell, Joel
SCIENTOLOGY CHURCH SAYS FOUNDER HUBBARD IS DEAD
L. Ron Hubbard, the reclusive science fiction writer who founded the controversial Church of Scientology, has died of a stroke, church officials announced Monday night.
Hubbard, according to *Scientology* lawyer Earle Cooley, died in his sleep last Friday on a ranch outside San Luis Obispo, where only a handful of his most trusted aides knew he was living. He was 74.
Cooley told a crowd of reporters who had been summoned to Scientology's Los Angeles headquarters that Hubbard was cremated. The ashes of the man known to his followers as "The Commodore" were scattered at sea, Cooley said.
Neither Cooley nor Church of Scientology President Heber Jentzsch used the word death to describe Hubbard's passing.
No Need of Body
"He no longer had need of the encumbrance of the physical identity we have known as L. Ron Hubbard," Jentzsch said.
With Hubbard at his retreat Friday were his personal physician, Gene Denk, and his constant companions for the last several years, Pat and Anne Broeker.
Hubbard had not been seen publicly since 1980.
His followers insisted that he went into seclusion so he could continue writing science fiction and research spiritual matters.
His critics, however, contended that Hubbard went into hiding to avoid mounting legal problems, including a series of civil lawsuits against Hubbard and the church by ex-members. At the time his death was announced, Hubbard was under criminal investigation by the Internal Revenue Service, which, among other things, had been trying to determine whether millions of dollars of church funds were diverted to his personal use.
"Don't ever defend. Always attack.... Only attacks resolve threats," Hubbard advised his organization in 1960.
Attacks Psychiatry: Hubbard attacked psychiatry, the FBI, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Internal Revenue Service.
Cooley said that Hubbard, in his will, left "a very generous provision" for his wife, Mary Sue Hubbard, and "certain of his children."
Hubbard was estranged from his eldest son, Ronald de Wolf. In 1983, De Wolf contended in a highly publicized legal action that Hubbard was either dead or incapacitated and that a trustee should be appointed to administer church funds. A Riverside County judge ruled that Hubbard was alive and capable of handling his own affairs.
Cooley said the remainder of Hubbard's estate--"tens of millions" of dollars--will go to the Church of Scientology, with a membership estimated by its officials of 6 million.
Washington Post, Macdonald, Katharine
Church of Scientology Reports Death of Founder.
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28
L. Ron Hubbard, the Church of Scientology founder who had not been seen publicly since 1980, died Friday at age 74, church officials announced Monday night. A coroner said today he is trying to establish that the body was Hubbard's.
Earl Cooley, chief counsel for the church, said Monday night that Hubbard died in his sleep of a stroke, on a ranch in San Luis Obispo.
George Whiting, the sheriff and coroner of San Luis Obispo County, said today in a telephone interview that the body was photographed and fingerprinted. He added that he is working with other government agencies to find a set of Hubbard's fingerprints for matching.
Whiting said county authorities had been barred from performing an autopsy by a "certificate of religious belief." A state law passed last year forbids autopsies if the deceased signed such a statement.
Whiting said the certificate presented to him stated that "I, Lafayette Ronald Hubbard, declare... (that) based upon my religious beliefs I object to any and all post-mortem anatomical dissections.... " The certificate was dated eight days ago and witnessed by Patrick D. Broeker, Anne M. Broeker and Stephen J. Pfauth.
Cooley said Monday that the Broekers are Scientologists who were "close personal friends" of Hubbard and his companions in recent years. Cooley said the couple was with Hubbard when he died, along with his personal physician, Gene Denk of Los Angeles. Pfauth was not immediately identified.
Denk signed the death certificate, which attributed cause of death to "cerebral vascular accident." Cooley said Hubbard died at 8 p.m. Friday. Don Hines of the San Luis Obispo coroner's office said he was informed of the death at 7:30 a.m. Saturday.
The body was cremated, Whiting said. Cooley said in his announcement that the remains were scattered at sea Sunday or Monday.
Church officials said Hubbard's will left "a very generous provision" for his widow, Mary Sue, who was his third wife, and for "certain of his children." The remainder and bulk of the estate, estimated by Cooley to be "in the tens of millions," is to go to the church.
Cooley said that by leaving the bulk of his estate to the church, Hubbard had "confirmed his faith in the future of Scientology and its management."
One of Hubbard's sons, Ronald de Wolf, tried in 1983 to have his father declared dead or incapacitated. A judge in California's Riverside County ruled that Hubbard was alive and able to handle his affairs.
Michael Flynn, a Boston attorney representing de Wolf, said he thinks that the report of the death "warrants further scrutiny." Flynn said Hubbard had put "millions of dollars" of church funds into private Swiss bank accounts and had not reported the income to the Internal Revenue Service.
"Hubbard was about to be indicted by the Justice Department," Flynn said. "It was imminent, I mean, within the next few days.... the timing of this death is remarkable, especially since there is nobody left to do an autopsy on."
Critics of Scientology have said Hubbard was in hiding to escape growing legal problems, including battles with the IRS and several civil lawsuits filed against the church and its founder by former members. Cooley said the legal actions had "passed from this earth with Mr. Hubbard's body. There is no cause of action left."
Hubbard's followers have contended that the reclusive science-fiction writer who invented "Dianetics, The Modern Science of Mental Health," was in seclusion to further his writing and spiritual research, not to avoid legal trouble.
San Luis Obispo is a sparsely populated coastal county 200 miles north of Los Angeles, and Cooley said Hubbard was there because "that was where he was surrounded by serenity, peace and calm."
Whiting said the ranch where Hubbard is said to have died is about 35 miles northeast of San Luis Obispo, "an area of rolling hill property, three to four acres with a home, stables, horses...."
Asked why Hubbard's death was not announced until 9 p.m. Monday, Cooley said, "We were resolved that Scientologists would hear about it from the lips of their leaders before they heard about it from the press." Cooley said Scientologists nationwide were told of the death by a satellite hookup.
Los Angeles Times, Welkos, Robert; Sappell, Joel - HUBBARD'S SON PLANNING TO SEEK INQUEST, CONTEST WILL
TEXTA Boston attorney representing the estranged son of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard said Wednesday that he will request a coroner's inquest into the death of the reclusive multimillionaire and plans to contest the will Hubbard signed the day before he died.
Hubbard's will was dated one day before his death, according to Whiting. Flynn said he will attempt to have the will invalidated on grounds that Hubbard may have been coerced or mentally incompetent.
Denk, according to Whiting, determined that Hubbard had suffered a "cerebral vascular accident"--a stroke. Hubbard's body remained at the ranch for 11 1/2 hours before being transported to Reis Chapel, a San Luis Obispo mortuary. The mortuary, in turn, notified authorities.
Los Angeles Times, 1986, 30.1. - ap (excerpt)
FINGERPRINTS MATCH; 'CASE IS CLOSED' - CORONER CONFIRMS IDENTITY OF BODY AS * SCIENTOLOGY*' S HUBBARD
.... "Yes, we have verified fingerprints taken from the body," said San Luis Obispo County Sheriff-Coroner George Whiting.
"We confirmed them with three sources, the FBI in Washington, the Department of Justice in Sacramento and from cards supplied to us from another source," he said.
Whiting said fingerprints were verified to allay any doubts, but Hubbard's death occurred in the presence of a physician and, as far as the sheriff is concerned, "the case is closed."
Hubbard's Death Announcement Event at the Flag Land Base Presided over by David Miscavige, Pat and Annie Broeker and Attorney Earl Cooley.
Note (FZeV): This announcement was NOT at FLAG Land Base, but at the Paladium in Los Angeles.
Their invented public relations story:
Pat and Annie Broeker say they were with LRH several days before his death and LRH said that he had to continue his research into the upper OT levels without his body. Pat says he was assisting LRH with his research into the upper levels and was privy to them. Pat Broeker says LRH left completed OT levels up to OT XV. Pat says he was personally in charge of them and was now a loyal officer under LRH's absent auspice. And that he and RTC were to decide when to release them.
Cooley says he saw LRH's body at Creston Ranch and found nothing wrong with it. (Criminal Track)
The Estate of L. Ron Hubbard is subject to the control of the Trustee, Norman Starkey.
He is a junior of DM. DM and Starkey make an 800-page inventory list of all of LRH's copyrighted works, close to 20,000 individual works.
DM says the probate of LRH's estate was important to him. Fulfilling Hubbard 's final wishes meant seeing that Scientology Scripture passed to the Church of Spiritual Technology.
Miscavige had Mary Sue Hubbard under "house arrest" in Hollywood Hills in LA. She had two Sea Org members living with her and they went with her everywhere and reported daily to Miscavige what she did every day.
Under duress, MSH made an agreement to waive her rights to her community share of the Estate of LRH.
This is how Miscavige swindled Hubbard's heirs out of an inheritance worth 400 million. Soon after LRH's death, Miscavige takes Jesse Prince and over a dozen other Sea Org execs and invaded the house of Mary Sue Hubbard. She was recovering from lung cancer surgery and was in a wheelchair. Some of the other Sea Org members were Lyman Spurlock, Norman Starkey, Vicki Aznaran, Marc Yaeger, Ray Mithoff and Marty Rathbun.
Larry Heller was one of the attorneys there representing Miscavige. MSH was unrepresented.
Note: (He is one of the secret "Special Directors" of Church of Spiritual Technology.)
Mary Sue was made to sign an agreement wherein she was paid $100,000 to relinquish any kind of claim on the copyrights, trademarks, and bank accounts. Ron's children were given $50,000 each. She did not want to sign and Miscavige started screaming at her "You are going to sign it!"
Miscavige threatened to sec check Mary Sue and she said "No, I'm going to sec check you to find out what the hell you are trying to do to me."
Miscavige said they were running the church, it's got nothing to do with her and she was lucky to get what she's getting. Miscavige said "Everything LRH did, he did for the church. We are the church, not you. Therefore, everything is staying right here with us."
The moment when she relinquished and signed the document, was when Mithoff made her feel that LRH did not care about her. She was sad that Ron died, because they had been separated and had not talked for a long time. She asked Mithoff, with tears in her eyes, if Ron had said anything, or asked about her before he passed. Mithoff said, "No, he didn't mention your name."
At that, she bowed her head and they stuck the papers underneath her hand and she started signing. Mithoff bragged with great glee afterwards about how he got to her by telling her that.
Ron's children had already been similarly handled prior to meeting with Mary Sue, and they had already signed, getting $50,000 each. (Criminal Track)
In fact; after LRH left in 1986, they thought the time was right to wipe out the Church and everything LRH stood for. All they had to do was put the finishing touches on LRH's best friends. They just didn't understand what we were all about. After infiltrating LRH's funeral service, IRS CID wrote up a final report to the Department of Justice to prosecute all the leaders of the Church.
In total this report was several thousand pages long. During the course of this investigation, the IRS had amassed 125,000 pages of documents on myself. To put that in perspective, no one in the history of the United States of America has a bigger government dossier - not even Martin Luther King Jr. I won't deny I've led an interesting life. But, nor that exciting. The IRS alleged that we had committed a huge crime and needed to be put in jail for 21 years. And what was that crime? Asking to be recognized as a religion and bona-fide Church by the IRS! That's right. They wanted to put us in jail just because we wanted them to treat us like every other religion. And there was one other sinister thing they did. It is fairly common knowledge that the IRS has various press people on their payroll. It's a neat partnership - they promise not to go after the journalist on his taxes, and the journalist in turn helps out the IRS agent when he needs it. The LA CID is well-known for being the pros at this trick and they assigned their star journalist to a story on Scientology. You may have heard of the reporter.
His name is Richard Behar. The same SP who later wrote the "Time" article. Only then, he was writing for "Forbes" magazine. Just when it looked like the investigation was waning, Behar was brought on the scene to write a total hatchet job article accusing us of all manner of crimes. The plan was to fan the flames so that senior law enforcement officials would be pressured to make a move.
But when the report was received by the Department of Justice, it was rejected out of hand with a refusal to prosecute. The Department of Justice even refused to initiate a grand jury which is a government fact-finding body that reviews evidence to determine if an investigation should go forward. In other words. The Department of Justice cut off this inquisition in its tracks.
...Aside from the fact that IRS CID was accusing us of doing something that is not even a crime. They alleged that I was the mastermind of a worldwide conspiracy to defraud the IRS from 1966 to the present. One small problem - I was six years old and in first grade in 1966. We finally did get a copy of the IRS report requesting prosecution. You can see it on the screen!
Now isn't that odd looking? You see. The government has it all rigged so you can't see their crimes. Under the law, they are allowed to delete portions of documents they feel are damaging if released. They call this "withholds." No kidding! What they do is delete anything they feel is incriminating. So, when you get a portion of a document that isn't blacked out; you can be sure it is the most mild portion of the document.
In fact they didn't black out their entire report on us. Knowing that these are the least incriminating portions of the document should tell you something. The report reveals the true purpose of their investigation - the same purpose that the IRS has had for Scientology from day one. And it wasn't to enforce the tax law. In their words:
'This prosecution will result in the final halt and ultimate disintegration of the Church of Scientology"
They weren't so lucky. Not even close. We lived and are here to tell the story and, when their tactics were exposed and investigated by Congress, it resulted in the dismissal of several staff of the CID and the head of the Los Angeles IRS office was removed in disgrace. His name was Bill Connett. The top IRS officials were so worried about him testifying before Congress - due to all the criminal acts carried out under his command - that they sent him overseas to their European office, so he could not be subpoenaed and forced to testify. His fall from grace was a bitter-sweet victory for us. Because, if you've been wondering why all the attacks started in Europe in the mid-60's - you have your answer. In fact, we have since uncovered documents that prove this same individual, Bill Connett, was behind the raid in Spain. And what of the raids in France? Bill Connett was in Paris when they occurred. And what about Germany? Where have they been getting the information on Scientology? That's right - Bill Connett. He even went so far as to see the immigration officials in American embassies overseas to stop foreign staff members from gaining visas to do training at Flag. Nonetheless, when the CID investigation folded at the end of 1986, we knew the IRS had run out of reasons to harass us.
Even their trumped-up allegations weren't standing up within the government itself. From our perspective, we thought we had survived the worst they could throw at us. And the church was expanding. But there was still one remaining problem with the IRS. They may not have found anything wrong with us, but they still refused to recognize our churches as bona fide. You see, even when the IRS can't get you overtly, they can still smear you by slating you don't live up to their qualifications to be recognized as a bona-fide church or religion. (David Miscavige's IAS speech, 8 October 1993)
LRH's last will and testament is admitted to the probate court, Superior Court of the County of San Luis Obispo probate case # 20885. The will appointed Norman Starkey as executor of the estate and also named Norman Starkey as Trustee of Author's Family Trust-B, An Inter-Vivos Trust established January 23, 1986.
Note: There were 14 separate legal challenges to LRH's estate:
California Superior Court, County of San Luis Obispo, Case No. 20885, Ex Parte Petition For Stay of Proceedings in Estate of L. Ron Hubbard. This is fraudulent and criminal transfer of LRH's copyrights, trademarks, and other property through Norman Starkey to RTC and CST. 1986 & 1987 In the months after Ron's death, Vaughn Young spent a lot of time with Pat Broeker and they became friends. Vaughn learned a lot about LRH's life while he was in hiding the last few years.
A power struggle erupted over the next 18 months over who would take control of Scientology. A key element in the struggle was LRH's last message to the rank and file. It was a message from Ron issued as a Sea Org Directive. It said good bye, wished them well and establishing a new rank/position called Loyal Officer. Pat was LO 1 and his wife Annie was LO 2 and it basically turned the management of the Sea Org over to them. And since the Sea Org ran Scientology that meant they were at the top of the heap. David Miscavige was not mentioned in the Directive.
So, Pat slowly started to take control. There was a power struggle and DM won and quickly purged the Sea Org of Broeker supporters as he consolidated his power. Vaughn was sent to RPF for 16 months & had 3 escape attempts.
While in the RPF a directive came out from Miscavige saying that the final message from LRH was a forgery by Broeker and was cancelled. That same day Annie appeared in the RPF, a completely broken person. She was kept under guard, just to be sure.
With the cancellation of the message from Ron there was now two things missing: a goodbye message and a hat turn over. So if the Directive was a forgery, where was the real goodbye message and hat turn over? Where were Ron's wishes, in writing?
David Miscavige never provided anything and everyone was afraid to ask for fear of being sent to the RPF. Pat Broeker disappeared. (Criminal Track)
The Road to Freedom music album, which set to music many basic principles of life, was released internationally. All songs and lyrics were written earlier by Mr. Hubbard. (CofS)
RTC won its injunction against AAC and Mayo is shut down. His group of people went to another group and continued on. (Criminal Track)
Jesse Prince was in the room when Miscavige, Rathbun and Gene Ingram were planning a black intelligence operation to physically beat up Charles O' Reilly. He was also in the room a few days later when they were celebrating having pulled it off. (Criminal Track)
Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre of Portland, Oregon founded. (CofS)
Clearwater: Summer -- Scientology purchases an apartment complex to house staff members, serving the existing tenants notice to leave when their leases expire. (Brief History of Scientology in Clearwater)
A Los Angeles jury awards Larry Wollersheim $30 million in damages. The court found the Church guilty of practicing "Fair Game" against him (they destroyed his business) and awarded damages. One of the intelligence black operations run on him by Miscavige, Rathburn and Ingram, was a fake bomb placed on the doorsteps of his parents. Another was approaching his sister in a supermarket and telling her that Larry will not live to collect any money. Another was physically beating up his attorney, Charles O'Reilly.
The Church appealed the decision.
Just prior to this court decision, Stacy Young is working in the FREEDOM Magazine department of the PR division of OSA US. She is told it looks like Wollersheim was going to win his suit against CSC. Therefore, CSC had to be gutted of all of its assets before the decision was handed down.
All that would be left of CSC would be a corporate shell consisting of a treasury office and the FREEDOM office. So, the FREEDOM office and the Treasury Office of OSA US were moved across the street. Treasury Secretary, Rhea Smith, tells Stacy that all assets of CSC had been taken out of CSC accounts. (Wollersheim later says they transferred 500 million out of CSC reserves.) (Criminal Track)
August -- Scientology settles four lawsuits out of court:
Gabe and Maggie Cazares sue the Church of Scientology for invasion of privacy and malicious prosecution (a slander lawsuit which was thrown out of court as frivolous).
Tanja Burden sues for "fraud, breach of contract and intentional infliction of emotional distress."
The McLeans sue, alleging invasion of privacy and malicious prosecution (as in the Cazares case, a slander suit filed by the church was dismissed as frivolous).
Margery Wakefield sues, claiming the church "fraudulently promised to cure her mental illness and instead mentally abused her."
The files were sealed over the plaintiffs' objections. (Brief History of Scientology in Clearwater)
September -- Scientology purchases the Boheme cruise ship and sails it away, leaving St. Petersburg's small port facility tenantless. (Brief History of Scientology in Clearwater)
The Sea Organization Motor Vessel Freewinds purchased. (CofS)
On September 28, 1986, Gillaume Leserve, the Executive Director International ("ED Int"), put out an order binding on all Sea Org members. Within the Sea Org, these binding orders were called Flag orders. The September 28, 1986 Flag Order No. 3905 forbade Sea Org members from having any more new children. The reason given by ED Int. was that the Sea Org simply did not have the time, money and resources to raise children properly. In the event Sea Org members elected to disobey this Flag Order, they would be exiled to a non Sea Org Scientology organization of the Class IV level until the Child reached 6 years of age. Once the unauthorized child achieved 6 years of age, the parents could return to the Sea Org. (Mary Tabayoyon)
Library of Congress records show that: CSI copyrights their squirrel version of the LRH book Problems of Work. (Criminal Track)
IAS Freedom Medals awarded to Rev. Jim Nicholls and Scientologists Dennis Dubin, Paul Rood and Don Moore at the annual convention in Toronto, Canada. (CofS)
Church of Scientology of Nuoro, Italy founded. (CofS)
Library of Congress records show that: CSI copyrights their squirrel version of the LRH book The Fundamentals of Thought. (Criminal Track)
Michael Flynn is representing dozens of clients in a suit against Scientology. He settles the suit but cannot obtain agreement for one of his clients to be silent, Scott Mayer, who was Hubbard's Fleet Captain. The reason is that Mayer is working for the IRS as a paralegal and the IRS still has pending litigation with C of S. When Scientology located Mayer living in Laguna, Ca., his car mysteriously exploded in a fire ball. (Criminal Track)
December -- More than 400 current and former Scientologists file a $1-billion class-action suit against the church alleging that the church tried to compromise or pay off two Florida judges and divert $100-million to foreign bank accounts.
The suit contends that church officials or their representatives committed fraud and breached fiduciary duties. It alleges further that information obtained from members during "auditing" (confessional-like, purportedly private church 'service' sessions costing thousands of dollars) is used for "purposes of blackmail and extortion."
The suit also alleges that in April of 1982, David Miscavige (Chairman of the church's Religious Technology Center) ordered the payment of $250,000 to "set up" and frame US District Judge Ben Krentzman (of Clearwater) in a scheme to compromise his integrity with drugs and prostitutes. It similarly contends that thousands of dollars were ordered spent to "pay off" Florida Circuit Judge James Durden, who was presiding over a Scientology-related case. (Brief History of Scientology in Clearwater)
The church reached out-of-court settlements for undisclosed amounts with at least fourteen former members, and settled a suit brought by Gabe and Maggie Cazares. (Brief History of Scientology in Clearwater)
Hill & Knowlton began representing the church in 1987 to help improve its image. Scientology officials had become concerned about how the controversial group was viewed by the public and perceived in the media. (APn 26.03.1994, Scientology Suit)
First groups in Ghana and Dominican Republic formed.
A project is launched to discredit California lawyer Charles O'Reilly, who represented Lawrence Wollersheim in his winning case against the church; according to former Church lawyer Joseph Yanny, plans were made to steal O'Reilly's confidential files from the Betty Ford Center and other substance-abuse treatment centers. Yanny said the Scientologists figured that such records could be used to blackmail O'Reilly.
In an article in the business section of the St. Petersburg Times on 1 July 1987, a Largo shredder dealer talks about his business.
"I've sold the Church of Scientology several shredders," said Becklund. "They shred everything. As a matter of fact, when the city of Clearwater was investigating them they bought shredders from us. They'd bring in 15, 20 4-drawer legal files and they'd shred them. Oh, yeah. Lots of maintenance."
The Times reports that every year since 1982, Scientology has sought a tax exemption and Pinellas County property appraiser Ron Schultz has denied it.
"The Church of Scientology ... was the first instance in my office where I found an institution calling itself a church that the courts agreed was not a not-for-profit institution," Schultz said.
A representative of CoS hand-delivers a letter to the St. Pete Times that threatens to sue the newspaper if it writes a story about the book L. Ron Hubbard: Messiah or Madman? by Bent Corydon. The letter accuses the paper of intending to "attack and denigrate the Church through any vehicle you find available."
The letter, signed by Scientology lawyer Timothy Bowles, threatens action against the Times for libel, slander, conspiracy and violation of civil rights if it should "forward one of [Corydon's] lies." The letter concluded with "we know a lot more about your institution and motives than you think." (Brief History of Scientology in Clearwater)
Jesse Prince says Miscavige has a lifestyle that far exceeds his $40,000 annual salary. One day DM showed Jesse his safe with stacked up gold and silver brick bars, rare coins and jewelry. He owns 4 new cars, and he and his wife have lavish wardrobes, such as DM having closets full of tailor made suits valued at $2,000 each. They have a $20,000 stereo system and all handmade furniture valued around $40,000. They take 4 expensive vacations per year, each one taking between 2 and 3 weeks. They have 15 to 20 servants. Jesse estimates DM’s lifestyle is costing about $750,000 a year.
Meantime, Sea Org members are being paid $30.00 a week.
Jesse says that DM has access and control over all Scientology reserves and he could blow and take it all with him. (Criminal Track)
Jesse Prince says during the time that he was in RTC, from 1982 to 1987, that the Sherman Lenske law firm was paid 7 to 8 million and the Heller firm 4 to 5 million. All they were doing was giving advice to Miscavige. Later in time Jesse was asked about the theory that the attorneys control Miscavige and Miscavige controls Scientology. Jesse was asked if he saw anything that the real control exists with the attorneys and that they have enough on Miscavige to take Miscavige out.
Jesse said yes, but he thinks that their hands are so dirty and that blood drips from all of their hands that they protect each other. They all go down together and so they all survive together. He says he thinks the attorneys were being paid, not for their work, but because they have a piece of the pie. (Criminal Track)
The Times reports that every year since 1982, Scientology has sought a tax exemption and Pinellas County property appraiser Ron Schultz has denied it. "The Church of Scientology ... was the first instance in my office where I found an institution calling itself a church that the courts agreed was not a not-for-profit institution," Schultz said. (Brief overview of Scientology's interaction with Clearwater Florida)
So at the beginning of 1987, we again applied for recognition to the IRS.
There is a full administrative procedure that one goes through and which we cooperated with in detail. To put this in perspective, usually an application for religious recognition gets a total review of 2 and 1/2 hours by the IRS, at which point it is granted. But the rules were different for Scientology: throughout the next year and a half, we were forced to submit over a million pages of documents. The IRS was still unable to find anything wrong, or any reason to legitimately deny our exemption. So they had one final request. Allow them to do what they called a "limited financial review". This had the purpose of assuring them that the money in Scientology was all being used for legitimate purposes and that the records were in order. Apparently having no choice, we agreed. Their limited review turned into the most extensive examination of any organization in history. In fact; they spent 6,240 hours reviewing our records.
This is the equivalent of one person working 40 hours a week, 52 weeks a year, for three years. At the end of that review, they stated they could find nothing wrong. Just as we were expecting to receive our letters of recognition in 1988, probably the most bizarre twist in this tale occurred. The IRS promptly shut down all communication with us and the next day issued a denial of tax exemption.
"We had failed to cooperate in making our records available to them!"
... The IRS' communication literally said we refused to turn over any documents to them. And here we had actually produced over a million pages worth as well as all of our financial records. We were later to find out through the freedom of information act that this very letter refusing to recognize us had actually been drafted 6 months earlier, before they even began their financial review. They never intended on granting recognition but instead wanted to illegally gather information from us that they could then use in a new round of assaults.
Just 3 months later all of the top church corporations received full audit requests from the Internal Revenue Service. These were unlike any ever issued in history to anyone.
But why go on?
In effect, we would have had to build the biggest vacuum cleaner that has ever existed and attach it to the top of our building and turn it on to provide them with everything they were asking for. The first action required per law was for us to respond to these requests. According to the IRS rules, you are allowed to give your response to their request before they can force you to produce your documents. Church staff and attorneys worked around the clock to get these responses to the IRS within the allowed time period. And by the way, that happened 'to be during the Christmas season. Nonetheless, we did get them our replies. But when the IRS responded, we found their answers were dated 4 days before we had even replied. We asked the IRS how they could do this. They said,
"Per law you have the right to respond. That doesn't mean we have to read it!"
This started a huge round of battles in the courts. And the odds were definitely not in our favor. In fact, the IRS had never lost on this issue in court. But then again, they hadn't faced the Church of Scientology. We were to soon find out that this was only the first part of their assault.
IRS agents from around the country gathered for a conference in Atlanta to strategize our total destruction. And the second phase of this assault was to go after you. That's right. They worked out how they would start auditing the tax returns of individual Scientologists. They even worked out how they would deal with you when you received their requests. IRS agents around the country were ordered not to listen to any of your explanations, but to hit you with every penalty in the book, and they were to start at least two new audits every single week. This strategy was activated resulting in thousands upon thousands of audits on Scientologists across the United States. And they were desperately trying to get the church to comply with their requests so they could find out the rest of your names and go after each and every one of you. (David Miscavige's IAS speech, 8 October 1993)
Pat Broeker sends a mission to remove David Miscavige from post.
Missionaires are Vicki Aznaran, Jesse Prince and Spike Bush. They go to Gilman Hot Springs to remove DM from post and take over command of Scientology. The mission failed and that results in LRH’s closest aide, Pat Broeker, being removed. The power was taken over by Miscavige who purged the Sea Org of anyone friendly to Broeker.
Jesse Prince is removed from RTC and put under armed guard at Happy Valley, a few miles West of Gold. After a few months he was put to work at Gold under watch, until he escapes in 1992.
Miscavige removes Vicki Aznaran from the post of Commanding Officer of RTC.
He appoints himself Chairman of the Board of RTC. Thus, he moves the seat of power from ASI to RTC because it was more defensible to run Scientology from a non-profit corporation.
In an affidavit dated 24 Sept 1999, Miscavige gives his cover story for why he removed Vicki Aznaran, Jesse Prince and Pat Broeker: (Criminal Track)
“Their duties, of course, were to see to the purity of the religion.
….I soon learned this individual (Broeker) was pretending to have special data concerning Scientology and had begun a project to change the Scientology Grade Chart. This chart is central to the practice of the religion. As such, it is sacrosanct.
This, of course, was entirely contrary to the authority vested in RTC. Alteration of Scripture is what RTC is charged with preventing. The manner in which this person (Broeker) attempted to gain a position of Source was by claiming to know things Mr. Hubbard wished to be done, that Mr. Hubbard had never articulated or written down. Mr. Hubbard wrote a policy letter called Hidden Data Line, outlawing this practice in the Scientology religion..”
In 1999 Miscavige makes a change in the Grade Chart. He orders the Happiness Rundown put on the Grade Chart, instead of off to the side where LRH had it. Also, as COB RTC, he has allowed over a 1000 LRH issues (Scripture) to be altered.
Also, RTC hands out verbal data that they have followed LRH handwritten originals. But they deny any requests from the public or common staff to see the handwritten originals. This violates the HCOPL Hidden Data Line.
RTC/Miscavige have altered the Grade Chart and Scripture, & violate Hidden Data Line.
Therefore, these were not the real reasons he removed Aznaran, Prince and Broeker. The real reason he removed Aznaran, Prince, and Broeker was politics.
Vicki is ordered to the RPF "Running Program" at Gilman Hot Springs. This involved running around an orange telephone pole from 7:00 AM to 9:30PM with ½ hour breaks for lunch and dinner. She was kept there by armed guard, but finally escaped down a riverbed.
Vaughn Young did not know that Pat was planning to oust Miscavige. But, Miscavige thinks that Vaughn was one of Pat’s infiltrators in ASI. They went after Vaughn for weeks and broke him. Then they did it several more times over the next year and a half.
Richard and Vicki Aznaran leave the SO and return to their home in Dallas, Texas. DM says this is when he became COB RTC. He leaves the post of ASI and takes over RTC.(Criminal Track)
Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre of Dallas, Texas founded. (CofS)
Norman Starkey, as Trustee of Author’s Family Trust-B, enters into a License Agreement with RTC, wherein LRH’s estate allows RTC use of the Advanced Technology.(Criminal Track)
IAS Freedom Medals awarded to Scientologists Peter Schless, Andrik Schapers, Philippe de Henning and Dennis Clarke at the annual convention in Paris, France. (CofS)
First group in Hungary formed. (CofS)
The Life Improvement Courses are released by CSI, making the bottom of the Bridge a minefield of squirrel alterations of LRH tech, all "Based On The Works of LRH."
Note: Declared squirrel groups such as Erhard Seminar Training and Dianology were also -"based on the works of" LRH. That's what made them squirrel groups. So why isn't CSI a declared squirrel group for issuing tech that is – "based on the works of" LRH?
Stacy Young is taken to Gilman Hot Springs. She was "on the decks" for 3 months after she and Vaughn tried to escape and were caught in Hemet.(Criminal Track)
Tech degrade - LRH books that are no longer being sold:
Dianetics The Modern Science of Mental Health has also been re-written by CSI, along with 913 other titles listed in the Library of Congress records. CST is the owner of the copyrights for all these re-writes. (Criminal Track)
St. Pete Times seeks to unseal files in four lawsuits against Scientology that settled in 1986. Although court files are normally open, the judge granted the church's request to seal these cases over the objections of opposing lawyers. The Church wanted to keep them closed.
Times lawyers argued in a motion in October that closing the files violated the First Amendment, interfering with the newspaper's right to gather and publish news. The suits alleged that Scientologists invaded the plaintiff's privacy and abused the courts by filing malicious injunctions.
Earle C. Cooley, national counsel for the Church of Scientology said, in reference to Scientologists opposing the Times' motion to unseal the files, "I don't know where the press gets the idea that it has a right to intervene in an agreement entered into by both parties and approved by the court."
"Mr. Cooley's memory is failing him," responded plaintiff's attorney Walter D. Logan. "We never agreed to seal the court files."
Patricia Fields Anderson, an attorney for the Times, said case law requires that court records be open, "and the burden of proof is on them to show why these cases should be closed." (Brief History of Scientology in Clearwater)
Church of Scientology of Lausanne, Switzerland founded. (CofS)
Library of Congress records show that: CSI copyrights their squirrel version of LRH's study tapes. (Criminal Track)
The IRS sends agents to CST's headquarters to conduct an on-site review of CST's financial activities and operations. CST had agreed to allow the investigation. On June 24, 1988, CST sent a letter to the IRS complaining that an IRS agent interviewed Vicki Aznaran, formerly the Inspector General of RTC, without first informing anyone at CST. The process came to an end in June 1988 when CST refused to cooperate with the agent's requests for records. (Criminal Track)
Advanced Organization Los Angeles and the Church of Scientology Orange County (California) were formally acknowledged for achieving the size of old Saint Hill. (The original Saint Hill organization, located at Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex, England, was very large when L. Ron Hubbard was its Executive Director. It is a purpose of all Scientology churches and organizations to minimally achieve the size that Saint Hill was when it was under Mr. Hubbard's direction. As each church or organization achieves this, they are acknowledged at the annual celebration of Mr. Hubbard's birthday.) (CofS)
Release of the Hubbard Professional Mark Super VII E-Meter developed according to L. Ron Hubbard's specifications and directions. (CofS)
Thirty-eight years after its initial publication, Dianetics reaches number one on the New York Times bestseller list, and remains on the list for a total of seventy weeks. (CofS)
Flag Order 3879 The Sea Org & The Future is cancelled by DM. He says it is a fabrication of Pat Broeker. He says that LRH's estate planning took into account the future of Scientology and this is being implemented. He says that LRH made plans for the eternal existence of Scientology technology in RJ 34 "The Future of Scientology". Also in RJ 38 Today And Tomorrow: the Proof, LRH describes the current set up of international management.(Criminal Track)
Richard and Vicki Aznaran file a lawsuit against Scientology. (Criminal Track)
Hubbard Dianetics Seminar released.
Hubbard Dianetics Auditor Course released. (CofS)
Christening of the Sea Organization Motor Vessel Freewinds in Curaçao. Maiden voyage of the Freewinds.
The Flag Ship Service Organization and the Freewinds Ship Organization began operation aboard the Sea Organization Motor Vessel Freewinds. (CofS)
At sea: The New OT VIII course room opened aboard the Freewinds, and with it, the delivery of New OT VIII, Truth Revealed, began. (CofS)
The Commissioner of the IRS renders a decision denying tax exempt status to the Church of Spiritual Technology. The IRS found that CST was operated for the benefit of the private interests of LRH, up until his death, and afterwards for the substantial non exempt purpose of aiding other Scientology organizations in their marketing of Scientology services and publications. CST appeals the decision in United States Claims Court. (Criminal Track)
Vicky Aznaran hired attorney Joseph Yanny, in 1984, to represent RTC in copyright litigation. While representing RTC, he witnesses a lot of RTC's criminal activities. Therefore he stopped representing them in November 1987 and he and his associates were then subjected to intelligence black operations and physical assaults by "The Minutemen".
He makes an affidavit on this date about his knowledge of RTC's crimina acts:
His associate, Karen McRae, was severely beaten by two assailants in Dallas, Texas.
Rick Aznaran, while under surveillance by Church intelligence agents, was the object of a hit and run accident in the State of Texas.
His fiancee, Ms. Wilske, was the object of a hit and run auto accident involving the collision of the front and rear of her vehicle, destroying the car and injuring her.
While under surveillance by Church intelligence agents, he was stopped by 4 police cars and the officers got out and called him by name. They had information that he was in possession of firearms and cocaine. Yanny allowed them to search his car and nothing was found by the police. The police then interrogated the two intelligence agents and found them to be hired by a law firm that represents the church, Williams & Connolly.
Since he stopped representing the church, his offices had been broken into 3 times, once with a crow bar, and numerous documents related to the Church were taken.
Yanny says in his affidavit that when he represented the church that Mr.Vallier was his employee and law associate. He says that Vallier was a well known seller of large quantities of cocaine. Vallier had first been busted for peddling cocaine at age 17 but the record was sealed. However, church intelligence found out about the bust and Vallier told Yanny that in 1986 the church was using the information to blackmail Vallier. Yanny has personally seen Vallier in possession of large quantities of cocaine for resale.
While working for Yanny, Vallier confided that he supplied cocaine to enemies of the church when he was in law school.
Warren McShane once told Yanny that he was a high ranking operative for the G.O. back in the days when the G.O. was caught stealing IRS and Justice Dept. documents. McShane also told Yanny that he was running spies who had infiltrated David Mayo's group and that they were going through the preclear folders of members of Mayo's group for blackmail material.
While representing the church he was aware of numerous "cullings" of parishioner's preclear folders to get data in preparation for depositions of former members. When Yanny objected to this practice, Warren McShane told him it was standard practice. Yanny often complained to Vicki Aznaran about McShane doing this and McShane's tendency towards other criminal activities and his general disregard for the law.
Yanny witnessed Church attorney Earl Cooley ordering Warren McShane and Marty Rathburn to destroy evidence related to church litigation. There was also wholesale destruction of evidence, theft of documents from private persons and attempts to infiltrate the Court chambers of Judges Lilly and Swearinger.
Yanny also knows of a plot to perpetuate a fraud to the Courts in the form of settlement agreements of numerous pieces of church litigation, which required lawyers to never take litigation against the church in the future, and that no one, either lawyers or parties, testify against the church again. The agreements also required that all evidence and files be turned over to the church for destruction. Additionally, witnesses such as Bill Franks, were gagged, to prevent them from telling others what they knew.
Vallier also confided to Yanny that Vallier had been an operative for the church in obtaining inside information from the offices of Charles O' Reilly, by establishing a relationship with O'Reilly's secretary. He also supplied the secretary with cocaine. During this operation, his handler was Warren McShane, President of RTC.
In May 1987, Yanny attended a meeting with high ranking church officials, including Linda Hamel, Director of Covert Operations. The subject of the meeting was "The Catholic Conspiracy and Charles O'Reilly." It was explained that the Catholics were enemies of Scientology and that O'Reilly was their best hit man.
Marty Rathburn said that Miscavige had ordered them to steal O'Reilly's medical records from the Betty Ford Center and another location in Santa Barbara to show that he was using cocaine, discredit him, and possibly blackmail him into easing off on his 30 million dollar verdict now on appeal.
Yanny objected to this as illegal and an alternative plan was arrived at to settle Yanny's nerves. Within days, Yanny told the church's chief lawyer, John Peterson, that he wanted out. Soon thereafter Peterson died and Yanny stopped representing the church.
Yanny was also informed of a group of vigilantes known as "The Minutemen" who were to go beat up dissidents and had in fact done so. (Criminal Track)
Library of Congress records show that: CSI copyrights their squirrel version of the Hubbard Dianetics Auditor Course. (Criminal Track)
IAS Freedom Medal awarded to Scientologists Jan Eastgate, Rena Weinberg and Chick Corea at the annual IAS Convention held aboard the SMV Freewinds. (CofS)
To illustrate the squirreling being done we will use CSI's re-written version of the 1965 LRH book SCIENTOLOGY: A NEW SLANT ON LIFE, published on this date. This is a "based on the works of LRH" publication, written by CSI. LRH is not the author.
In order to make it appear to the public that LRH is the author, LRH's name is made part of the copyrighted title, to deceive the public into thinking LRH wrote it:
SCIENTOLOGY: A NEW SLANT ON LIFE/L. RON HUBBARD
The CSI book alters things said by LRH in his book and deletes 9 of his chapters and adds 12 new ones that were not in the original book.
The CSI version deletes the following Chapters from LRH's original book:
In the CSI squirrel version, there are 87 times where they alter-is LRH's words from the original book written by LRH. Below are a few examples shown in bold print:
LRH's 1965 Version
Actually a little child derives all of his "how" of life from the grace he puts upon life.
CSI's 1988 & 1997 Squirrel Version
Actually a little child derives all of his pleasure in life from the grace he puts upon life.
They're looking for something, but the odd part of it is, the only time they ever find something is when they put it there first. Now, this doesn't sound very plausible, but it's quite true.
CSI Squirrel Version
They're looking for something, but the odd part of it is, the only time they ever find something is when they put it there first. Now, this doesn't sound very creditable, but it's quite true.
And here you have somebody who is happy, who is cheerful, who is strong, who finds that most things are pleasurable; and what do we discover in this person? We find out that he is making life, and here is actually a single difference: are you making life or is life making you?
CSI Squirrel Version
And here you have somebody who is happy, who is cheerful, who is strong, who finds that there is something worth doing in life, and what do we discover in this person? We find out that he is making life, and there is actually the single difference: Are you making life or is life making you?
The politician, the reporter, the psychiatrist with his electric shock machine, the drug manufacturer, ……
CSI Squirrel Version
The politician, the reporter, the medico, the drug manufacturer, ……
You try to give him his freedom. He's so suspicious of you he will have a terrible time trying to adjust. The transition period will be difficult. But, at the end of it, you'll have a well ordered, sociable child, thoughtful of you and, very important to you, a child who loves you.
CSI Squirrel Version
You try to give him his freedom. He's so suspicious of you he will have a terrible time trying to adjust. The transition period will be terrible. But at the end of it, you'll have a well-ordered, well trained, social child, thoughtful of you and, very important to you, a child who loves you. (Criminal Track)
More examples of The Golden Age of Squirreling:
Over 400 words have been deleted from the LRH tape "Studying, Introduction".
Over 600 words have been deleted from the LRH tape "Establishment Officer Tape # 1, ESTO's Instant Hat".
More examples of The Golden Age of Squirreling:
HCOPL 10 September 1982:
This is called rip off. It is the exchange condition of robbers, tax men, governments and other criminal elements.
Dynamics of Money course book, page 45:
This is called rip off. It is the exchange condition of robbers, most tax men, many governments and criminal elements. (Also notice that the word "other" was deleted.)
Why go on? They have altered thousands of LRH HCOBs, books and tapes. We are not including here some of the extremely treasonous alterations of HCOBs we have discovered and other HCOBs where LRH never wrote it at all, but they put his name on it as if he did.
Each one of these changes is a tech degrade, a High Crime, and a Suppressive Act.
It is also Felony Fraud – because the public thinks it is paying for pure LRH tech and Miscavige falsely represents to the public they are getting "pure, unadulterated LRH tech".
The truth is: Miscavige has turned all Scientology organizations into being an off-source squirrel group. Miscavige is the most destructive squirrel in the history of the religion.
David Miscavige, Religious Technology Center, and Church of Spiritual Technology are all in a condition of TREASON to LRH and all Scientologists.
Although altering source material is a High Crime in Scientology, legally they can write works that are "based on the works of LRH." However, they cannot change what LRH wrote and leave his name on it, as if he wrote it, as they have done on some HCOBs. Also, they cannot write something that LRH never wrote and put LRH's name on it, as they have also done with some HCOBs. Those two things not only violate copyright law, but they are Felony Fraud on the Scientology paying public, who thinks they are paying for and getting pure LRH, which they are not. (Criminal Track)
Dianetics released in Chinese to the people of mainland China; became a number one bestseller overnight. (CofS)
Bill Robertson and other former execs have started a new group called the Reform Movement in Europe. They have all of the OT levels, because of Scott getting the lower OT levels from the AO and Robertson and others walking out with the upper OT levels from the Freewinds, as stated earlier on the time track. (That was in 1983/84)
Miscavige gives Heber Jentzch orders to carry out covert operations against them in Spain. These operations included orders for investigations by private detectives to obtain information by any means to incarcerate the leaders of Ron's Org. These covert operations resulted in Heber being arrested in Spain. (Criminal Track)
Church of Scientology of Frankfurt, Germany founded. (CofS)
Briefing on the attacks against the FZ starting in 1984:
... The police (in Spain) lost interest in this affair, but the case wasn't closed, and some time later it was decided that they would investigate more closely. In February of 1988 they began studying scientology due to new complaints which had been received, and the case was reopened and police were infiltrated into the organization in Spain. This investigation resulted 9 months later in the arrest of Heber Jentzsch and 68 others in Madrid on November 20, 1988.
A few months before this happened, I was attacked by an ex-C/O of the org in Madrid, along with two others. One of the others beat me over the head with an iron wrench, and this caused a different case to be opened, against these three individuals, for attempted homicide.
Now, since 1988, the two cases have sat there - the attempted homicide case was eventually sent from Mostoles, where the attack took place to the Provincial Tribunal in Madrid, where the judge accepted it for trial, and we are awaiting a trial date on that.
The BIG case, the one where everyone was taken off to jail in November of '88, was sent up to the National Audience for investigation and trial there, and during the few years it sat there in the National Audience, they managed to contact and pay off close to 65 people, and these people then withdrew their complaints. It seems possible that there was as well some communication between them and the authorities, because the judge was extremely unwilling to grant us anything which we asked for, which was within the reasonable, and seemed pushing to close the case. Finally, he handed down a judgement to put aside the fraud part of the case, and this is when we had to appeal to the Superior Section of the National Audience, and from here, the case was sent back to the Tribunal No.21, where it had begun in 1988, to continue with the investigation. (Briefing on CofS attacks against the Free Zone - Spain, )
Norman Starkey, Executor of Hubbard's estate, signs a covenant with RTC, wherein the estate grants RTC the right to use the Advanced Technology. It lists the Advanced Technology as being:
Grades V, VA, VI, Clear, OT I, OT II, OT III, new OT IV, new OT V, new OT VI, new OT VII, new OT VIII, new OT IX, new OT X, new OT XI, L-10, L-11, L-12 and OT Review Auditing.(Criminal Track)
Ten new Life Improvement Courses released. Includes: Overcoming Ups and Downs in Life; How to Be a Successful Parent; How to Maintain a Successful Marriage; How to Improve Relationships with Others; The Dynamics of Money; Personal Values and Integrity Course; Starting a Successful Marriage; Financial Success Course; How to Live Though an Executive; and How to Make Work Easier.
Church of Scientology of Tokyo, Japan founded. (CofS)
The church, a longtime opponent of psychiatric treatment, began a nationwide campaign against Prozac in 1989.
Trouble began in late 1989, when the church began its anti-Prozac campaign, publishing articles, putting out press releases and appealing to members of Congress. The campaign affected both sales of Prozac and Lilly's stock price, the judge said.
Lilly threatened to terminate its public relations contract with J. Walter Thompson because of the church's relationship with Hill & Knowlton.
Although the firms consider themselves independent, Lilly said the companies were violating a contract provision that bars J. Walter Thompson from doing business with a Lilly competitor without permission.
Hill & Knowlton at first resisted Lilly's pressure, but later terminated the church's contract after other drug companies began refusing to do business with the public relations firm because of its links to the church. (APn 26.03.1994, Scientology Suit)
The IRS won against Scientology in Hernandez v Commissioner, 490 U.S. 680 (1989). The IRS denial of tax exemption is upheld by the court. (Criminal Track)
First groups formed in East Germany, Panama and South Korea. (CofS)
U.S. Magistrate Paul Game unseals the 1986 files, sayingthat they were sealed without following federal rules for closure that allow ten days for response.
Tax case is filed in US District court in Tampa (IRS v.Church of Scientology Flag Service Org, Inc.), seeking financial records to determine if they've been involved in commercial operations which should be taxed. The inquiry concerns 1985, 1986, and 1987. (Brief History of Scientology in Clearwater)
The probate court ordered distribution of the estate of LRH, including ownership of various interests in the Advanced Technology.
A Decree of Distribution is issued by the probate court, the remaining assets of LRH’s estate, including all of the copyrights to LRH’s works have been transferred to Norman Starkey, Trustee of Authors Family Trust-B.(Criminal Track)
Norman Starkey files an Affidavit of Executor, stating that the estate of LRH has been fully administered. Pursuant to the Decree of Distribution issued by the probate court, the remaining assets of the estate, including all of the copyrights to LRH’s works have been transferred to Norman Starkey Trustee of Authors Family Trust-B. (A list of Ron’s works is attached.)(Criminal Track)
Attorney Sherman Lenske files a Fictitious Business Name Statement for "Norman Starkey as Trustee of Author’s Family Trust-B". The Fictitious Business Name being filed is "L. Ron Hubbard Library" located at 6515 Sunset Blvd, Suite 202, Los Angeles, Ca 90028. (Criminal Track)
Recorded in the Assignments and Documentation Division of the US Copyright Office: transfer of ownership of LRH copyrighted works from the estate to the Trustee Norman Starkey. (Criminal Track)
Advanced Organization Saint Hill United Kingdom and the Church of Scientology Hamburg (Germany) were formally acknowledged for achieving the size of old Saint Hill at the annual celebration of L. Ron Hubbard’s birthday. (CofS)
The Flag Command Bureau moved to the newly renovated Hollywood Guaranty Building, a twelve-story office building exclusively for international Scientology management and training of church executives from around the world. (CofS)
June -- Pinellas County tells the church that if it does not pay its tax bill for 1986, five of its twelve properties in downtown Clearwater will be auctioned to the highest bidders. (Brief History of Scientology in Clearwater)
Vaughn and Stacy Young leave the S.O.
The California Court of Appeal upheld the ruling in the Larry Wollersheim case, repeating the earlier court’s statement that he had been subjected to the Church’s Fair Game policy. However, the award was adjusted to 2.5 million. (Criminal Track)
July -- Scientology asks a federal judge to jail, fine and make Margery Wakefield repay $240,000 from an out-of-court settlement for talking to reporters and talk-show hosts. The settlement was supposed to lay to rest her charges against Scientology of fraud, breach of contract, false imprisonment, and practicing medicine without a license. Within the settlement, Wakefield was to receive $200,000, but was gagged from even talking about the amount of the settlement.
In interviews aired on WUSF-FM Tampa and WMNF-FM Tampa (both are public radio stations), the $200,000 amount was disclosed. Wakefield did not know why Scientology was asking for another $40,000.
She also discussed the secret Operational Thetan upper training levels of Scientology, which are not discussed in any of Scientology's introductory "public" material. (Brief History of Scientology in Clearwater)
Clearwater Chamber of Commerce president David Stone reacts to the church's announcement that they plan to build a $1-million Scientology museum downtown: "I certainly don't view it as any kind of an asset to the community." (Brief overview of Scientology's interaction with Clearwater Florida)
Scientology hires private investigators to investigate the personal lives (and, as L. Ron Hubbard's theories on "suppressives" would have it, the "crimes") of senior IRS officials involved in the ongoing Scientology litigation.
According to Octavio Pena, a private investigator in Fort Lee, N.J., a Scientologist identifying himself as Ben Shaw visits him in the summer of 1989 to explain that the church was concerned about IRS corruption and would pay $1 million for Pena to investigate IRS officials. Pena refuses.
Two more PIs, Michael L. Shomers and Thomas J. Krywucki work for Scientology for at least 18 months in 1990 and 1991. Working from his Maryland office, Shomers sets up a phony operation, the Washington News Bureau, to pose as a reporter and gather information about church critics. He infiltrates IRS conferences to gather information about officials who might be skipping meetings, drinking too much or having affairs. Scientology lawyer Kendrick Moxon - one of those cited in the Snow White scandal in 1979 - admits the use of private investigators but claims that they are needed to counter lies spread by "rogue government agents". Ref: New York Times, 9 March 1997, (Timeline of Scientology versus the IRS)
Clearwater: More City Commission hearings on Scientology. Again, the church attempts to shut them down, but fails. (Brief History of Scientology in Clearwater)
Scientology is in court with the county over $4.5-million in unpaid back taxes, which Scientology refuses to pay. Clearwater's 1990 budget is $113.5-million, $17.1-million of which is raised through property taxes. (Brief overview of Scientology's interaction with Clearwater Florida)
Church of Scientology of Hanover, Germany founded.
Church of Scientology of Atlanta, Georgia founded.
The Professional TR Course released with Clay Table Processing on communication. (CofS)
October -- Secrecy order lifted in Scientology tax case.
The Supreme Court refuses to revive a copyright lawsuit over an unauthorized biography of L. Ron Hubbard by Jon Atack; the justices let stand a decision throwing out allegations of copyright infringement against the publisher. (Brief History of Scientology in Clearwater)
Completion and official opening of the Saint Hill Castle, a college for Scientology on the grounds of Saint Hill Manor, first envisioned and designed by L. Ron Hubbard in 1965. The first castle to be built in England for fifty-nine years, it was inspired by other historic castles, particularly an eleventh-century Norman castle at Tonbridge, Kent. It provides greatly expanded facilities for the Advanced Organization and Saint Hill UK and Saint Hill Foundation. (CofS)
IAS Freedom Medals awarded to Scientologists Judy Norton-Taylor, Nicky Hopkins and Boris Levitsky at the annual IAS Convention held at Saint Hill Castle in England. (CofS)
The Narconon Chilocco New Life Center, located on 167 acres on the Great Plains of Oklahoma, began delivery of the Narconon program. It is the largest drug rehabilitation center of any kind in the world. (CofS)
Five local companies sue the CoS for more than $127,000, claiming that the organization has failed to pay its bills for work and construction equipment. Besides these lawsuits, the Scientologists have settled five others in the previous two years from companies that claimed they were owed more than $39,000 for items ranging from travel services to construction materials.
Companies involved in suit:
In one of the above court cases, records showed a 1987 credit statement for the organization that listed "Estimated annual sales" of more than $90-million. This was apparently the first time such information was made public, according to the Times. The 1987 statement also listed estimated annual purchases of $13-million. (Brief overview of Scientology's interaction with Clearwater Florida)
The precise target of the FBI raid in 1977 was the Snow White program in the Intelligence Bureau of the G.O. It is CSI’s contention that it has disassociated itself from the criminals in the G.O. This is untrue. Grace Marie Haddy worked for USGO Intelligence Bureau. A non-existence formula on this date from Grace Marie Haddy, as Snow White Programs Chief OSA US, shows that she is still on staff and also that Snow White is still being done. (Criminal Track)
Also, a Scientologist lawyer, Kendrick Moxon, was an unindicted co-conspirator in the FBI raid and he is still on staff and working for Miscavige. Two more former GO intelligence personnel are Gary Klinger and Jeff Schreiber, and they continue doing intelligence work for RTC. Two of the people who went to jail, Henning Heldt and Jane Kember, are back working undercover for OSA.
In an affidavit dated 17 Feb 1994, David Miscavige commits perjury by saying:
“Today, none of the individuals involved in the criminal activities of the Guardian’s Office are serving on the staff of any organization within the church hierarchy.”
Another lie from Miscavige in the same affidavit:
“To further ensure that the old GO influence was completely terminated, all Guardian Orders, the non-standard issues which GO staff followed instead of Mr. Hubbard’s policies, were cancelled.”
In 1997 Heber Jentzsch, President of the Church, filed a copy of his hat checksheet in a court case in Spain. It contains Guardians Orders.
You have now seen enough criminal black intelligence operations by RTC on this time track to know that these criminal activities did not stop.
Note: This is very important:
Miscavige says his reason for dismantling the GO was that the GO had crimes. Yet, the criminal activity did not stop. DM continued it and he and RTC and OSA are every bit as criminal as the GO ever was.
That proves it was not the real reason for disbanding the G.O.
Disbanding the Guardian’s Office because of their crimes is Miscavige’s cover story. It is not the real reason.
The real reason was that he and others conspired to seize all of Scientology. And the Guardian’s Office was what stood in his way. That was his real motivation in disbanding it.
Why did Miscavige want to seize Scientology?
He is not a humanitarian interested in Clearing the planet. His excessively high prices bar the majority of people from services. Also proving it is lawsuits brought on splinter groups that were not squirreling the tech. He does not care about the tech. His squirreling proves that.
Being suppressive, he is not there to make OTs: In 19 years since the release of OT 7, not one valid completion yet.
Look at the overt products of OT 7 & 8. Many OT 7 & 8 deaths and psychotic breaks. The squirreling of OT 7 & 8 into unworkability – we cannot give the confidential details here.
The honest staff on the Freewinds knows that no one made the grade on OT 8.
Above all, look at his statistics on making theta clears. Zero. Not one.
He wanted to seize it so he could get rich by helping SPs prevent anyone becoming OT.
The aims of Scientology: A world without insanity, criminality and war…,
Miscavige and his co-conspirators are criminals. Criminals are not going to make a world without criminals.
If the church is going to do that, then it better start by ridding itself of Miscavige & friends:
HCOB 27 September 1966 The Antisocial Personality The Anti-Scientologist:
"Unless we can detect the social personality and hold him safe from undue restraint and detect also the antisocial and restrain him, our society will go on suffering from insanity, criminality and war….."
"Of all of our technical skills, such differentiation ranks the highest since, failing, no other skill can continue, as the base on which it operates – civilization – will not be here to continue it."
So, being able to identify SPs is not some minor thing. It is our top technical skill!
If we cannot identify who is an antisocial personality and restrain him
THEN WE ARE NOT GOING TO ACHIEVE THE AIMS OF SCIENTOLOGY (Criminal Time Track: Issue III)
Church of Scientology of Stuttgart, Germany founded. (CofS)