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Aug 1, 1983 Scientologists' 'hiring' practices draw criticism — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More: news.google.com, news.google.com
St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — In Pinellas County — with its 7 percent unemployment rate the signs on the four Church of Scientology buildings draw attention. Two say simply, "Now Hiring." Others promise a job with "low pay — great future." One along busy U.S. 19 touts jobs for "kitchen personnel." Two others boast: "We are recruiting." What the signs don't say is that the Church of Scientology isn't looking for employees. It is trying to recruit members. The signs also don't say that ...
Jun 13, 1983 [The founder and spiritual leader of the Church of Scientology diverted millions of dollars in church funds] — UPI
The founder and spiritual leader of the Church of Scientology diverted millions of dollars in church funds into his own personal accounts, it was reported Sunday. L. Ron Hubbard, the reclusive leader of the Clearwater-based church, used a "dummy" foreign corporation as a funnel for the funds, the
St. Petersburg Times said in a copyright story. Church officials denied the charges. But the newspaper said court files in the United States and Canada show Hubbard collected money worldwide through the Religious ... Mar 11, 1983 Stall police, destroy evidence is Scientology plan, PCs say — Globe and Mail (Canada)
Globe and Mail (Canada)
Officials of the Church of Scientology have a system to
and stall any police search at their headquarters in Toronto, says a statement by Attorney-General Roy McMurtry and Solicitor-General George Taylor. The actions of the 100 Ontario Provincial Police officers who raided the church's headquarters on Yonge Street on March 3 with sledge hammers and fire extinguishers were defended in the statement, which accuses church officials and lawyers of spreading misinformation about the raid. The allegations about a ...
Mar 10, 1983 Scientology: A church beset with problems // Scientology plagued by rumors, problems, dozens of civil suits — Vancouver Sun More: link
Certainly, L. Ron Hubbard exists, says Janet Kenyon, public affairs director for the B.C. Church of Scientology. He has an office in downton Vancouver. "Come on in," says Kenyon, unfastening the purple velvet cable that is hooked across the entrance to L. Ron Hubbard's office at 401 West Hastings. His name is on the open door in gold-colored letters. A gleaming gold, or brass, letter opener lies on his desk. There are pictures of his kids. There is an unopened package ...
Mar 4, 1983 Mystery shrouds Scientology chief — Toronto Star (Canada)
Mar 4, 1983 Police storm Scientology headquarters seize records — Toronto Star (Canada)
Mar 4, 1983 Scientology office stormed by police, documents seized — Toronto Star (Canada)
Mar 3, 1983 Canadian police raid church for documents in fraud investigation — Associated Press
TORONTO — More than 100 police officers swept through the offices of a Church of Scientology building Thursday seizing documents as possible evidence in an investigation of fraud against the federal and Ontario governments. Inspector Phil Caney said the two-year investigation centers on a non-profit tax exemption obtained by Scientology "by alleged misrepresentations." Ontario Provincial Police also are investigating consumer fraud in the marketing of courses and alleged conspiracy to commit indictable offenses "where perceived necessary to protect the interests of ...
Mar 1, 1983 INFORMATION TO OBTAIN A SEARCH WARRANT
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