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May 6, 1991 The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power — TIME Magazine
By all appearances, Noah Lottick of Kingston, Pa., had been a normal, happy 24-year-old who was looking for his place in the world. On the day last June when his parents drove to New York City to claim his body, they were nearly catatonic with grief. The young Russian-studies scholar had jumped from a 10th-floor window of the Milford Plaza Hotel and bounced off the hood of a stretch limousine. When the police arrived, his fingers were still clutching $171 in ...
Apr 23, 1991 Scientology church on trial in Canada — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More: pqasb.pqarchiver.com
W. Richard Reynolds
St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
The Church of Scientology goes on trial here this morning, charged with stealing thousands of documents from government offices and law firms. It is the first time that a church has been put on trial in Canada. The trial is expected to be long and drawn-out. Various motions on legal technicalities must be dealt with first, a process that could take months. The trial is the result of eight years of legal wrangling. It began in 1983, when 110 police officers ...
Apr 16, 1991 Charges against minister withdrawn // Scientologist relieved — Edmonton Journal
A Church of Scientology minister says unsubstantiated sexual-assault charges brought against him were an attack against the church. Allan Buttnor expressed relief, but also annoyance, after the Crown withdrew several charges against him Monday. The charges were laid following a police investigation into claims by a 10-year-old girl. The girl later told police the alleged incidents never happened. "It was obviously an attack on our church," Buttnor said after emerging from Provincial Court. Judge Edward Stack dismissed two counts of sexual ...
Apr 5, 1991 Scientologists face lawsuit // Police officer suing church, church official for malicious prosecution — Edmonton Journal
A city police officer being sued by the Church of Scientology has launched a $100,000 countersuit. Det. Ken Montgomery is suing the church and church official Allan Buttnor for abuse of process and malicious prosecution. As a member of the Edmonton Integrated Intelligence Unit, Montgomery investigates "cult, occult, ritualistic and religious influence crime." Buttnor, who is facing sexual-assault charges, last month filed a $1-million lawsuit against Montgomery, a second police officer and a woman. Buttnor, acting director of the local church's ...
Mar 20, 1991 Allan Anthony Buttnor vs. Janice "Kelly" Gariepy, Reed Leary, Ken Montgomery
LENNIE & CO. ID: 4034266977 JUN 20 '94 9:48 No.001 P.02 IN THE COURT OF QUEEN'S BENCH OF ALBERTA JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF EDMONTON BETWEEN: ALLAN ANTHONY BUTTNOR, Plaintiff, - and - JANICE "KELLY" GARIEPY, REED LEARY, and KEN MONTGOMERY, Defendants.
STATEMENT OF CLAIM
1. The Plaintiff is a resident of the City of Edmonton, in the Province of Alberta, and is an ordained minister of the Church of Scientology of Alberta, who seeks to minister to the spiritual needs of the ...
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