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75 Scientologists go on trial today

Title: 75 Scientologists go on trial today
Date: Wednesday, 29 March 1989
Publisher: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Author: Ruth E. Gruber
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ROME - Seventy-five members of the Church of Scientology's Italian operation go before a Milan court today to face a long list of charges ranging from fraud, extortion and tax evasion to the illegal practice of medicine and taking advantage of incapacitated people. "It should be a lively court session," said the Milan daily Il Giornale, predicting possible courtroom demonstrations by Scientology sympathizers. The Scientologists have hired some of Milan's most prominent lawyers to defend them and are expected to base ... [Read the rest at]