French Scientologists Face Fraud Charges

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Date: January 19, 1992

French authorities have charged 13 members of the Church of Scientology with fraud and practicing medicine illegally, court sources say.

They include Jean-Claude Chapelet, the president of the French branch of the church, the sources said Wednesday.

Police raided the church's headquarters in Paris Monday after former members claimed that they had been swindled out of a total of $750,000.

Church members said the police raid was part of a campaign of intimidation against the sect, founded by American L. Ron Hubbard.

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