Monday, June 22, 2009

Successful Scientology Racketeering

On June 22nd in Scientology history

Church scores round in death suit
June 22, 2001, Robert Farley, St. Petersburg Times

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Church of Scientology won a partial victory Thursday when a judge dismissed one of four counts in a 4-year-old wrongful death lawsuit filed by the estate of Lisa McPherson.

In one of his final acts overseeing the case, Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge Frank Quesada dismissed the count alleging that McPherson was falsely imprisoned.

Tags: Ben Shaw, Judge Quesada, Judge Schaeffer, Ken Dandar, Kendrick Moxon,
Lisa McPherson


Obituary: L Fletcher Prouty
June 22, 2001, Michael Carlson, Obituaries, The Guardian,,510734,00.html

In 1986, Prouty's book-length manuscript, The Role Of Intelligence In The Cold War, appeared as a series in a magazine called Freedom, published by the church of Scientology. Like other assassination critics, he found an outlet via the Liberty Lobby, a far-right organisation with ties to Holocaust deniers.

Tags: L Fletcher Prouty


Scientology in Germany: Suspicious Tutoring
June 22, 2006, Guido Kleinhubbert, Spiegel Online, Spiegel,1518,422970,00.html

Scientologists are taking advantage of Germany's education problems for their own ends: They are luring weak students by providing after-school tutoring. Education authorities in Germany are on alert.

Tags: Applied Scholastics, Germany


Writer: I Was Stalked by Scientologists
June 22, 2007, Jeff Bercovici, Fresh Intelligence, Radar Online

Scientology can seem more silly than scary, with its zany mythology, made-up lingo, and Tom Cruise. But it was no joke when the group's leaders set out to destroy investigative journalist Paulette Cooper's life.

Tags: Fair Game, Paulette Cooper


Death in slow motion: Part 2 of 3 in a special report on the Church of Scientology
June 22, 2009, Thomas C. Tobin, St. Petersburg Times

At a ceremony at the Fort Harrison Hotel in September 1995, Lisa McPherson was designated clear,'' meaning that through Scientology counseling, she had rid herself of all interference from troubling memories buried in her subconscious. Two months later she had a nervous breakdown. After 17 days in Scientology's care, she was dead.

Tags: Alain Kartuzinski, Amy Scobee, Angie Blankenship, Benadryl, Bernie
McCabe, David Minkoff, David Miscavige, Don Jason, Flag Service Organization,
Fort Harrison, Golden Age of Tech, International Association of
Scientologists, Introspection Rundown, Janis Johnson, Jessica Feshbach, Joan
Wood, Lisa McPherson, Mark Rathbun, Mike Rinder, Monique Yingling, Tom De
Vocht, Tommy Davis, Violence, William Walsh


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