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american citizens for honesty in government (achg) • bette orsini • charles stafford • church of scientology of california (csc) • fort harrison hotel (also, flag land base) @ 210 south fort harrison avenue clearwater fl united states • front groups • gabriel "gabe" cazares • henning heldt • infiltration • internal revenue service (irs) • jane kember • judge charles r. richey • legal • mary sue (whipp) hubbard • nancy mclean • nancy reitze • office of special affairs (osa) (formerly, guardian's office) • operation snow white • raymond banoun • real estate • richard leiby • rudolf riefstahl • sea organization (sea org, so) • tax matter • united churches of florida
15 matching items found between Jan 1979 and Dec 1979. Furthermore, there are 166 matching items for all time not shown.
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Nov 27, 1979
Cover blown, 2 spies came in from the cold — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Nov 27, 1979
Scientologists infiltrated Forbes magazine — Los Angeles Times (California)
Nov 10, 1979
Scientologists got secret files of Times, lawyers — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: link, news.google.com, news.google.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Charles Stafford
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Secret letters and memos from the personal files of St. Petersburg Times editors and its attorneys were obtained and analyzed by members of the Church of Scientology shortly after the church moved to Clearwater four years ago. The letters and memos were used by the church in calculating its response to news media reports revealing its purchase through a front organization of the Fort Harrison Hotel. How the Church of Scientology or its agents got access to the locked filing cabinets ...
Nov 8, 1979
Scientology's survival plan is revealed — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: news.google.com
Nov 8, 1979
Tampa jury may get sect documents — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
More: link
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
Letter indicates Hubbard came to city to 'save the operation' — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Richard Leiby
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
WASHINGTON — L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology, was so concerned with the success of his newly formed Clearwater headquarters that he visited there in late November 1975 to "save the operation." A letter Hubbard sent one of his top-level "Guardians" shows the founder wanted to make sure "this scene stays cool" while his United Churches of Florida front group established itself in the old Fort Harrison hotel and Bank of Clearwater buildings. The letter is included in ...
Nov 7, 1979
Sect front started to launder cash — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Richard Leiby
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
WASHINGTON — United Churches of Florida, the Scientology front group established in Clearwater in November 1975, was designed to be a tax shelter that could launder sect revenue nationwide, top-secret Scientology documents show. Sect founder L. Ron Hubbard wrote in September 1975 that United Churches was being created "to preserve the assets of Scientology . . . in case of a total wipeout of the Church of Scientology by IRS." The secret correspondence between Hubbard and highest-level Scientology "Guardians" show that ...
Nov 6, 1979
Scientologists' goal: world takeover — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Richard Leiby
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
WASHINGTON — The Clearwater branch of the Church of Scientology actively participated in a master plan of founder L. Ron Hubbard apparently aimed at taking over the world, internal cult documents reveal. In Clearwater, the plan centered on removing from office political and and media figures considered "enemies" of the cult: former mayor Gabriel Cazares, Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney James Russell, Clearwater Sun Editor Ron Stuart and local broadcaster Bob Snyder. But on a grander scale, Hubbard's scheme was to "obliterate" and ...
Nov 3, 1979
Scientologists plot city takeover — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
More: link
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)
More: link
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)
More: link
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 ...
Sep 13, 1979
ACHG continues search for drug experiment victims — Ferndale Gazette-Times (Michigan)
Aug 23, 1979
Scientologists urge U.S. curbs on easily obtained hallucinogen BZ — Los Angeles Times (California)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Paul Glenchur
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
WASHINGTON — With a phone call to a pharmaceutical firm in New Jersey, American Citizens for Honesty in Government, an affiliate of the Church of Scientology, obtained a small amount of BZ, a hallucinogen used by the Army in the 1960's for chemical warfare tests. A spokesman for the drug firm, Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc., acknowledged that it had furnished the drug to the Scientologists and said steps had been taken to strengthen drug distribution security. The Scientologists, who said BZ is ...
Jun 25, 1979
Group protests secret government records — The South End (Michigan)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Robin Myers
Source: The South End (Michigan)
Each year, Americans fill out hundreds of employment, tax and health forms. Many will be kept on record; others will be forgotten. But one group, American Citizens for Honesty in Government, conducted a demonstration last week in front of Detroit's Federal Building to encourage people to be more aware of what's kept on record about them. Charging that Americans don't know anything about the thousands of secret files kept by government agencies that they have rightful access to, 12 of the ...
Jan 10, 1979
Public crooks beware: there's a bounty on you — The Macomb Daily (Michigan)
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