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January 15, 1980 Group Awaits Church Records In Libel Case A group of Albertans being sued for libel by the Church of Scientology are still awaiting delivery of church financial documents that court decisions have ruled must be turned over to them for use in their trial, which begins in four weeks. The church was ordered six weeks ago to produce the records for use by the defendants but Calgary lawywer Ken Staroszik, who represents seven of the eight, says the records have not been produced. Calgary, defamation, lawsuits, Press
January 13, 1980 Scientology Church Files Countersuit Lavenda Van Schaick, a former member of Scientology, filed a $200-million class action suit in US District Court in Boston on behalf of herself and others, charging the organization with fraud. The church has filed a suit in federal court in Las Vegas, charging Van Schaick and one of her lawyers with conspiracy to violate the church's First Amendment right of religious freedom. Boston, La Venda Van Schaick, lawsuits, Michael Flynn, Press
December 7, 1979 Wife of Scientology Founder is Sentenced to Prison A federal judge yesterday sentenced Mary Sue Hubbard, wife of the founder of the Church of Scientology, to a maximum five-year prison term for conspiring to steal government documents about the church. Judge Richey also fined Mrs. Hubbard the maximum $10,000 and directed her to report to prison in 10 days. The judge also sentencd three other Scientologists to four years in prison and fined them $10,000 each. Five other Scientologists are expected to be sentenced today. crimes, Mary Sue Hubbard, Press, Washington DC
November 3, 1979 Clearwater Sun: Judge Rules Papers Available to Public Documents revealing a Scientology espionage campaign against government agencies ranging from the IRS to the Clearwater City Commission were declared open to further public inspection by a federal judge. Press
November 3, 1979 Clearwater Sun: Scientologists Find Few Sympathizers After Latest Revelations Residents Friday denounced the Church of Scientology after documents released by a federal judge a day earlier showed the cult wanted to "take control" of Clearwater. Many of the residents interviewed were not familiar with details of the case, but most expressed a strong hostility toward church members. Press
November 3, 1979 Clearwater Sun: Scientologists Plot City Takeover The Church of Scientology of California had big plans for the unsuspecting community of Clearwater when it arrived there in November 1975. In essence, the sect wanted to control the city's politicians, media and religious groups. Press
November 3, 1979 Clearwater Sun: Shocked Officials Say They'll Fight Church of Scientology documents released Thursday that outline the Scientologists' intention to control or "take over" the city left local government officials wondering Friday how the group planned to reach that goal - and what the city should do about it. Press
October 26, 1979 Cult Used Names, Mds Didn't Know Two psychiatrists whose names appear on the letterhead of one of the arms of the Church of Scientology in Toronto say they didn't give the organization their permission to be listed as advisers. "If they had asked me I would have said, 'no.'" The MDs said that their only contact with the Citizens Commission on Human Rights, a self-appointed watchdog on abuses in psychiatric medicine, took place two years ago. Press, Toronto
October 9, 1979 9 Scientologists OK Conviction So They Can Appeal Nine leaders of the Church of Scientology, in a rare legal maneuver, have agreed to be found guilty by a federal judge on reduced charges of conspiracy and theft as an outgrowth of their long battle with the federal government over allegedly stolen U.S. documents. crimes, Guardian Office, Henning Heldt, Los Angeles, CA, Mary Sue Hubbard, Press, Richard Weigand
January 21, 1978 Firemen Fight Blaze at Church of Scientology Toronto firemen were fighting a fire which broke out in the basement of the Church of Scientology at Avenue Road and Bernard Avenue early this morning. The fire, which firemen described as a two-alarm blaze was still out of control at 1 a.m., an hour after firemen were called. No injuries were reported. Ten fire trucks were sent to the scene. Press, Toronto

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May 12, 2006 Polish Scientologists Ordered to Remove Tents When Scientology erected tents in Warsaw's city center to attract new members, city officials ordered them taken down. Press
September 30, 1996 Patrice Vic Trial Begins - Scientology Executive Charged with Manslaughter Trial begins in the death of Patrice Vic. Scientology executive Jean-Jacques Mazier is charged with manslaughter, and 22 other Scientologists also face charges. crimes, deaths, France, Patrice Vic, Press