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Scientology faces French trial for fraud, prescribing drugs: source

Title: Scientology faces French trial for fraud, prescribing drugs: source
Date: Monday, 8 September 2008
Publisher: Google News
Main source: afp.google.com

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PARIS (AFP) - The Church of Scientology is to be tried for fraud, and seven of its members for illegally prescribing drugs, legal sources said Monday, in the latest clash between French officials and the controversial religion. The charges stem from a case taken by a woman who said she paid the church more than 20,000 euros (28,000 dollars) for lessons, books, drugs and an "electrometer," a device which the church says can measure a person's mental state. She allegedly made ... [Read the rest at afp.google.com]