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fraud in the News

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July 17, 1985Oregon court throws out fraud judgement against cos Los Angeles Times: Oregon court throws out fraud judgement against cos
July 17, 1985Fraud Award Against Scientologists Is Voided Miami Herald: Fraud Award Against Scientologists Is Voided
July 17, 1985Oregon judge overturns fraud conviction of Church of Scientology San Francisco Chronicle: Oregon judge overturns fraud conviction of Church of Scientology
May 24, 1985'is Your Religion Next?' Scientology Protest Of Fraud Judgment In Full Swing Detroit Free Press: 'is Your Religion Next?' Scientology Protest Of Fraud Judgment In Full Swing
May 22, 1985Scientologists march to Oregon state capitol over fraud ruling San Francisco Chronicle: Scientologists march to Oregon state capitol over fraud ruling
May 21, 1985Scientologists Rally Over Fraud Judgment Lexington Herald-Leader: Scientologists Rally Over Fraud Judgment
May 21, 1985Actor John Travolta defends Scientology at fraud award protest San Francisco Chronicle: Actor John Travolta defends Scientology at fraud award protest
May 20, 1985Scientology Backers Hit Fraud Ruling Philadelphia Daily News: Scientology Backers Hit Fraud Ruling
May 20, 1985Scientologists protest fraud judgement in Oregon San Francisco Chronicle: Scientologists protest fraud judgement in Oregon
May 18, 1985Oregon jury awards $39 million in Church of Scientology fraud case San Francisco Chronicle: Oregon jury awards $39 million in Church of Scientology fraud case
January 2, 1985Real Estate Agent Charged With Fraud In Church Funds Miami Herald: Real Estate Agent Charged With Fraud In Church Funds
April 12, 1983Scientology Suit Allowed to Go to Trial A federal judge opened the way Monday for four former Scientologists to sue the church for fraud over a variety of claims including promises that it could prevent colds, raise intelligence and solve obesity. The judge ruled that while Scientology is a religion, many of the claims it makes appear to involve non-religious matters, such as statements that it can improve a person's health and career.
May 6, 1982Sect hearings open calmly "So began testimony in the much-awaited and much-publicized hearings that city officials said could result in two ordinances aimed at curbing Scientology solicitation and alleged fraudulent activities."
April 2, 1982Suit Against Church Whittled A District Judge has dismissed seven of 14 allegations of wrongdoing against the Church of Scientology by a Boston-area woman and said he will consider whether the First Amendment bars some of the remaining allegations in the $200 million class action suit. The claims were filed by a former member of the church, La Venda Van Schaick, who claimed she was induced into joining the church by false representations, defrauded, subjected to emotional distress, locked in a room, and harassed in many other ways.