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Tom Cruise and a trial that could drive Scientology out of France

Title: Tom Cruise and a trial that could drive Scientology out of France
Date: Tuesday, 26 May 2009
Publisher: The Independent (UK)
Author: John Lichfield
Main source: independent.co.uk

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Movement accused of 'organised fraud' against two female members persuaded to part with €20,000 The Scientology movement went on trial in Paris yesterday for "organised fraud" in a case which could lead to the cult's organising bodies being outlawed in France. The French state prosecution service has failed to back the trial but denies that its decision was influenced by the lobbying of French politicians, including Nicolas Sarkozy before he became President, by leading Scientologists, including the actor Tom Cruise. After ... [Read the rest at independent.co.uk]