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Dec 8, 1979
4 more Scientologists ordered to jail — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Dec 7, 1979
Five Scientology leaders receive prison sentences — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Dec 7, 1979
Judge gives stiff sentences, fines to 5 cult leaders — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Dec 7, 1979
Scientologists Mary Sue Hubbard gets 5 years on conspiracy charge — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Dec 6, 1979
5 Scientologists get jail terms in plot on files — Los Angeles Times (California)
Dec 4, 1979
Prosecutors: Scientologists infiltrated Washington Post — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Gregory Gordon
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
WASHINGTON — Prosecutors said Monday the Church of Scientology's campaign against its enemies included infiltrating law firms and newspapers, including the Washington Post. Federal prosecutors disclosed a number of the church's activities in a 70-page memorandum in which they urged a judge to give eight Scientologists the maximum sentence for their roles in a conspiracy to steal government documents. U.S. District Judge Charles Richey is scheduled to impose sentences Thursday on nine leading church members whom he found guilty last month ...
Nov 29, 1979
Editorial / The Scientologists — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Nov 24, 1979
Church's covert activity told — Los Angeles Times (California)
Nov 24, 1979
Documents: Scientologists plotted to frame writer — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Nov 22, 1979
Court rules Scientology documents can be released — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Nov 9, 1979
Government attorneys argue for release of Scientology documents — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Charles Stafford
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
WASHINGTON — Government attorneys said Thursday that Church of Scientology documents cannot he kept sealed because, among other reasons, a federal grand jury in Tampa needs them. Carl S. Rauh, U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, and four of his assistants asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District to reject the church's request that the documents be kept secret. The documents were among 48,000 seized in raids on church headquarters in Los Angeles on July 8, 1977. They ...
Nov 8, 1979
Tampa jury may get sect documents — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Richard Leiby
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
WASHINGTON — Thousands of top-secret Church of Scientology documents now in the hands of the federal government will be used in widespread probes of the sect by the Internal Revenue Service, prosecutors in several states and grand juries In Tampa and New York, a top U.S. prosecutor said Wednesday. Scientology attorneys have filed four separate appeals requesting the return of the documents, which were the basis of recent conspiracy convictions of nine high-ranking church officials. Today, government attorneys are expected to ...
Nov 7, 1979
Lid is clamped on release of more Scientology material — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Charles Stafford
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
WASHINGTON — There was a temporary lid imposed Tuesday on further public release of documents seized by the government from the Church of Scientology for the prosecution of nine church leaders. The lid could become permanent. Among those documents made public have been some that revealed a church plan to maneuver government officials and news media to "take control" of Clearwater, as well as programs to discredit public officials and private individuals in Pinellas County whom church officials regarded as enemies ...
Nov 6, 1979
Russell inquiry angers Scientologists — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Author(s): Richard Leiby
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
WASHINGTON — Top officials of the Church of Scientology considered Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney James T. Russell a major enemy because he pressed for an investigation about a gun found in Dunedin that may have belonged to sect founder L. Ron Hubbard. An April 14, 1977, memo between two sect "guardians," on file in the U.S. Courthouse in Washington, shows that Russell was dubbed a "suppressive person" making him a potential target for Scientology espionage and character assassination aimed at removing him ...
Nov 3, 1979
Judge rules papers available to public — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Richard Leiby
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
WASHlNGTON — Documents revealing a Scientology espionage campaign against government agencies ranging from the IRS to the Clearwater City Commission were declared open to further public inspection Friday afternoon by a federal judge. Scientology attorneys had argued strenuously that the papers should be sealed because they would cause "irreparable injury" to the church. The public availability of the dozen cartons of government-seized documents — the basis of last week‘s conspiracy conviction of nine top church officials — was in doubt until ...
Nov 3, 1979
Opinion: An unending conspiracy — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Nov 3, 1979
Scientologists plot city takeover — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Richard Leiby
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
WASHINGTON — The Church of Scientology of California had big plans for the unsuspecting community of Clearwater when it arrived there in November 1975. In essence, the sect wanted to control the city's politicians, media and religious groups. To that end, the Scientologists have evidently failed. Hardly any Clearwater resident is not skeptical of the sect’s proclaimed goals and "reforrn" activities. Nevertheless, the church has purchased $8 million in Clearwater buildings and land and continues to work for the potential to ...
Nov 3, 1979
Scientologists' targets in Pinellas listed in files — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Charles Stafford
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
WASHINGTON — Six boxes of documents make it clear: People in Pinellas County — a newspaper editor, a reporter, a mayor, a state attorney — were targets three years ago of the "fair game" policy of members of the Church of Scientology. The documents were among thousands seized by the FBI in 1977 raids on church headquarters in Washington and Los Angeles. They were the basis for indictments against nine church leaders on charges of conspiring to steal government documents and ...
Nov 3, 1979
Shocked officials say they'll fight — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Debbie Winsor
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
CLEARWATER — Church of Scientology documents released Thursday that outline the Scientologists' intention to control or "take over" the city left local government officials wondering Friday how the group planned to reach that goal — and what it should do about it. Mayor Charles LeCher and City Manager Anthony Shoemaker agreed the city’s first move is to seek copies of the documents released Thursday in Washington, D.C., by U.S. District Judge Charles R. Richey. "We have to find out what the ...
Nov 2, 1979
Church spies infiltrate health groups — Detroit News
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Type: Press
Source: Detroit News
WASHINGTON — (AP) Leaders of the Church of Scientology considered the American Medical Association (AMA) and the National Institute of Mental Health enemies and infiltrated the AMA as part of an effort to discredit it, according to documents made public yesterday. The documents released by a federal judge show that the church planted spies and had a "doom program" aimed at the AMA. Church leaders also planned to "take over control" of the National Institute of Mental Health near Washington, the ...
Oct 27, 1979
Church members guilty of conspiracy — Calgary Herald (Canada)
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Type: Press
Source: Calgary Herald (Canada)
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge convicted nine members of the Church of Scientology on Friday, including the wife of the founder — of taking part in a conspiracy to steal government documents about the church. Judge Charles Richey of district court set no date for sentencing the defendants, who included Mary Sue Hubbard, wife of church founder L. Ron Hubbard. Mrs. Hubbard and six others were convicted of conspiracy to obstruct justice, which carries a maximum penalty of live years ...
Oct 27, 1979
Scientology leaders guilty of conspiracy // Judge convicts nine accused of infiltrating federal agencies — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Rawitch
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
WASHINGTON — Nine Church of Scientology leaders were convicted Friday on charges stemming from a four-year church program to burglarize, bug and infiltrate various federal agencies with which Scientology has battled for two decades. On two occasions during the four-hour court proceeding, a fragile plea-bargaining agreement between the defendants and federal prosecutors almost collapsed. But finally all the legal obstacles presented by defense attorneys were overcome and U.S. Dist. Judge Charles R. Richey pronounced all nine defendants guilty of one count ...
Oct 27, 1979
Scientology members guilty in data thefts — Detroit Free Press
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Type: Press
Source: Detroit Free Press
WASHINGTON — (AP) — A federal judge Friday convicted nine members of the Church of Scientology, including the wife of the founder, of taking part in a major conspiracy to steal government documents about the church. As the defendants and their lawyers clustered in front of him, U.S. District. Judge Charles Richey said the evidence "establishes each and every element" of the crimes that resulted in convictions. RICHEY SET no date for sentencing the defendants, who included Mary Sue Hubbard, wife ...
Oct 26, 1979
Document tells Scientology plans to infiltrate agencies — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Rawitch
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
WASHINGTON — A plan by the Church of Scientology to infiltrate federal agencies with "covert agents" and steal thousands of government documents over a period of nearly four years was outlined Thursday in an unusual document filed in federal court by prosecution and the defense. The 284-page "stipulation of evidence" against nine Scientology leaders was filed with U.S. Dist Judge Charles R. Richey, who is expected to render a verdict today. The defendants have said they expect to be found guilty ...
Oct 24, 1979
Plea-bargaining for Scientologists approved by judge
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Type: Press
WASHINGTON (UPI) — Nine scientologists, who faced a 28-count indictment on charges of stealing government documents, each would plead guilty to only one count of conspiracy under an agreement upheld by a federal judge. U.S. District Judge Charles Richey ruled Monday that the disputed plea arrangement between defense and prosecution attorneys is valid. Chief prosecutor Raymond Banoun promptly said the U.S. attorney's office would file a notice of appeal. Richey had held closed hearings for nearly two weeks on the defense ...
Oct 9, 1979
9 Scientologists OK conviction so they can appeal — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Jackson
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
WASHINGTON — Nine leaders of the Church of Scientology, in a rare legal maneuver, have agreed to be found guilty by a federal judge on reduced charges of conspiracy and theft as an outgrowth of their long battle with the federal government over allegedly stolen U.S. documents. Under a procedure called a "stipulated record," the defendants agreed to be found guilty after the government presented its case in a written court record without challenge or a trial, which could have lasted ...
Oct 9, 1979
Judge backs guilty plea bargain by Scientology church leaders — New York Times
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Type: Press
Source: New York Times
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (UPI) — A Federal judge today upheld a disputed agreement under which nine leaders of the Church of Scientology would plead guilty to a single count in connection with an alleged conspiracy to steal Government documents. District Judge Charles Richey entered his ruling just 24 hours before the church members were to stand trial on a 28-count indictment. He ordered the opposing lawyers to appear Friday, "whereupon the court will pronounce its findings with respect to guilt or ...
Sep 25, 1979
Scientology trial postponed; plea-bargaining talks likely — Los Angeles Times (California)
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