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Nov 28, 1996 The Big Story: The S-Files — ITV More: transcript, partial transcript
Title "The S Files" [S as in Scientology Logo] [Presenter Dermot Murnaghan (DM henceforth) no relation to any other DM] Tonight we're going to expose serious financial crime in one of the Scientology cult's most successful operations in Britain. We show how they cooked the books, made false statements to obtain bank loans, and changed invoices to fiddle their VAT. [Extract from "Trust" ad] This advert for the Church of Scientology was recently shown on cable TV. It was a major ...
Nov 23, 1996 French Scientologist sentenced after church member's suicide — New York Times
Craig R. Whitney
New York Times
The founder and former head of the Church of Scientology in Lyons was convicted of fraud and involuntary homicide today in the death of a church member who committed suicide after going heavily into debt to pay the sect for counseling sessions.
A French tribunal sentenced the defendant, Jean-Jacques Mazier, to serve 18 months in prison, with an additional 18 months suspended, and fined him $100,000.
The eight-day trial, in the first week of October, also examined charges of fraud, attempted ...
Oct 2, 1996 Scientology is fighting for its future in France — International Herald Tribune More: link
International Herald Tribune
PARIS: The Church of Scientology is battling charges in a Lyon courtroom that it is a manipulative and fraudulent cult that practices false medicine and hounded one of its followers to his death.
The case could derail the sect's campaign to be accepted as a mainstream faith in several European countries. Last week, it began beaming satellite television advertisements to Britain, its biggest recruiting ground in Europe, despite not being recognized there as a bona fide religion. The advertisements stress a ...
Aug 19, 1996 John's Secret Powers: 'Travolta Cured Me' — New Weekly (Australia)
New Weekly (Australia)
The star of
Phenomenon claims the movie is close to real life and says he can cure people with his bare hands — but is it just cult fiction? In John Travolta's latest movie, Phenomenon, the once disco-dancing star plays an ordinary man who is miraculously given supernatural abilities. It sounds like fantasy — but in real life John believes he, too, has weird powers. Behind that famous smile, the 42-year-old gentle family man is an obsessive cult follower who claims ... Mar 15, 1996 International Management Executive Committee [IMEC] Executive Directive [ED] 2039 [Field Staff Member Award Program] — Church of Scientology International (CSI)
Feb 21, 1996 International Management Executive Committee [IMEC] Executive Directive [ED] 2025 [Clear Expansion Committee] — Church of Scientology International (CSI)
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