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Dec 6, 1999 Letters To The Editor // Scientology -- news article omits reason church has been targeted — Seattle Times
Your Nov. 15 article about Scientologists in a case in Marseille, France ("Former Scientology leader guilty of fraud in France," World digest), omits the larger picture, which includes why Scientologists have been targeted. The article also did not mention the disappearance of the court files in this trial. Documents critical to the defense were among the files destroyed, and the president of the Marseille court admitted that court personnel were responsible for it. There is also no question about Scientology's religiosity ...
Nov 28, 1999 John Travolta's alien nation — Washington Post
Nov 20, 1999 French Scientologists sentenced in fraud — Los Angeles Times (California)
Los Angeles Times (California)
A former French Scientology official has been sentenced to two years in prison for fraud, along with four other Scientologists who received suspended sentences of six months to two years. Xavier Delamare, former head of Scientology's branch in the southern French city of Marseille, was sentenced Monday in connection with a 10-year-old case in which he was found guilty of operating sham "purification" courses between 1987 and 1990. As with the others, Delamare will not go to prison because 18 months ...
Nov 16, 1999 Scientology leader jailed for fraud // Group denounces French trial as inquisition — The Guardian (UK)
The Guardian (UK)
In another blow to the controversial Church of Scientology's battle to be recognised as a religion rather than a sect, a French court yesterday found one of its former leaders guilty of fraud and sentenced him to six months in prison. Xavier Delamare, a former regional Scientology leader in south-east France, was given a further 18 month suspended sentence by the Marseille court while four other members accused of fraud, violence and illegally practising medicine were given suspended sentences of six ...
Nov 15, 1999 French scientologists guilty of fraud — BBC News
A court in the French city of Marseilles has found five members of the Church of Scientology guilty on fraud charges over courses offered by the organisation. The former leader of the church in southern France, Xavier Delamare, was sentenced to two years in jail, including 18 months suspended, and fined 16,000 dollars for manipulating people into giving money to the church. He will not return to jail because he has spent 17 weeks in pre-trial detention. Four more people were ...
Sep 21, 1999 World briefing / France: Scientologists on trial — New York Times
Sep 20, 1999 Scientology trial opens in France — BBC News
Sep 9, 1999 Files destroyed in Scientology case — The Guardian (UK)
Sep 9, 1999 Loss of Scientology files studied — New York Times
Sep 9, 1999 Scientology faces French ban — BBC News
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