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Sep 3, 1984 Lawyer says Church of Scientology is waging campaign to 'frame' him — New York Times More: link, Reprint in Sarasota Herald-Tribune, cs.cmu.edu
New York Times
LOS ANGELES — Michael J. Flynn, a Boston lawyer, was piloting a light aircraft toward South Bend, Ind., in October 1979 when its engine quit mysteriously at 8,500 feet. After making an emergency landing, he said he found several quarts of water in the fuel tank. Since then, Mr. Flynn, who has led a legal battle against the Church of Scientology, a group that has long been the subject of Government investigations, says he has been followed by as many as ...
Aug 14, 1984 Letters to the Editor // In response — Clearwater Sun (Florida) More: link
Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Editor: I read your recent editorial with interest and noted the deep support and warmth that you feel for Mr. Michael Flynn. My concern is that such support is not based on facts. The facts are that Mr. Flynn was part of a criminal conspiracy to forge a check on the account of L. Ron Hubbard. This has now been turned over to federal authorities as this is a criminal act. Mr. Flynn may be opposed to several religions and indeed ...
Aug 10, 1984 Affidavit of Michael J. Flynn
Jul 24, 1984 Scientologists blame mystery forgery try on lawyer-critic — Los Angeles Times (California) More: link
Los Angeles Times (California)
Church of Scientology officials Monday accused a Boston lawyer who has been a prominent critic of the organization of conspiring to pass a counterfeit $2-million check on the account of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard and later blaming the forgery on members of the church as part of an "overall plan" to destroy the group. The charges were made against attorney Michael Flynn in documents filed in Los Angeles federal court in connection, with a lawsuit filed by a Scientology member, ...
May 4, 1984 Salvos open Scientology trial — Las Vegas Review Journal More: link
Las Vegas Review Journal
LOS ANGELES — Stacks of papers show reclusive Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard packed lie after lie into his books, a lawyer claimed in court Thursday. Boston attorney Michael Flynn is representing the man who acquired the papers before they were sealed by the court. Flynn told Superior Court Judge Paul G. Breckenridge defendant Gerald Armstrong received the papers legally from a British writer who was preparing a biography on Hubbard. The plaintiffs, the church and Hubbard's wife, Mary ...
Mar 19, 1984 Lawyer seeks to force Scientology 'leaders' to testify in lawsuit — Clearwater Times (Florida) More:
link Feb 9, 1984 Sect president denies wrongdoing in probe — Clearwater Sun (Florida) More: link
Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Recent reports about the Church of Scientology hiring de-? pose as businessmen to elicit views about the sect from Clearwater civic leaders are "much ado about nothing," sect President Heber Jentzsch said Wednesday. "The issues all will come out in court," the 48-year-old Jentzsch told reporters during an "open house" at the sect-owned Fort Harrison Hotel in downtown Clearwater. Jentzsch would not discuss specifics, but hinted the Scientology inquiry was tied into concerns about real estate speculation downtown and its potential ...
Feb 3, 1984 Private detective outlines undercover church probe — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
Feb 3, 1984 Private eye says he conducted covert operation for church — Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Feb 2, 1984 Scientologists' inquiry draws angry reaction — Clearwater Times (Florida) More:
Page 14, link Feb 1, 1984 Sect reveals undercover probe of civil leaders — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Jan 29, 1984 Lawyer sees smear campaign, slams sect — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Jan 24, 1984 Prior sect try at judge reported — Clearwater Sun (Florida) More:
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