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Nov 19, 2006 Scientology: Stress test or recruiting? — WLWT 5 (Cincinnati)
WLWT 5 (Cincinnati)
CINCINNATI — It is a church that critics believe is dangerous, but members say it's completely misunderstood. You may not realize it, but during this holiday season, a visit to the mall may come with an invitation to a religion that sparks passion and controversy.
Sylvia Stanard/Scientology Spokeswoman: "It's really the religion of religions." To those who believe, it's both a church and a lifestyle. Worker #1: "I know that this works." To critics, it's a money machine and mind-controlling cult. ... Nov 8, 2006 Scientology groups to pay back $3.5 million; They agree to return `profits' from a Ponzi scheme run by financial advisor Reed Slatkin. — Los Angeles Times (California)
May 4, 2006 Pain at the pump: The little green pill — WESH (Orlando, Florida)
WESH (Orlando, Florida)
ORLANDO, Fla. — With the price of gas going sky high, a new product has hit the market. It's called BioPerformance Fuel, but most people just called it "the little green pill." It claims to save you big bucks on gas. The gas pill almost seems to have a cult following, WESH 2 News reported. "Is this too good to be true? Are you running interference?" WESH 2 I-Team reporter Michelle Meredith asked the company's president, as he brushed by her. ...
Apr 29, 2006 Riot-torn Paris suburbs 'targeted by sects' — The Guardian (UK)
The Guardian (UK)
Sect-like groups are profiting from the misery in riot-stricken French suburbs to attract new recruits under the guise of offering humanitarian aid, warns an official report. Organisations including the Church of Scientology, labelled a cult in France, are targeting vulnerable residents in the country's poor, high immigration suburbs, it claims. France's official sects watchdog, the Interministerial Mission in the Fight Against Cults (Miviludes), said the situation called for "extreme vigilance". It said the activities of sect-like groups had increased in three ...
Apr 7, 2006 Ex-chiropractor to plead guilty in health care fraud case — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The jailed owner of the Hemorrhoid Relief Centers of Pittsburgh is set to plead guilty today in Columbus, Ohio, to multiple charges in connection with his role as an orchestrator of one of the largest health care fraud cases in the United States. Markell D. Boulis, 45, a former chiropractor from Collier who ran seminars across the country designed to illegally boost revenue for chiropractic practices, has informed federal authorities that he will enter a plea in two federal cases in ...
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