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  Early 1986

The 1978 case of Founding Church of Scientology v FBI director Webster is dismissed.

The Church took the position that LRH was no longer a managing agent. However, the FBI produced evidence that LRH was still a managing agent. The court found that despite LRH's formal resignation from all management positions in Scientology, in fact he maintained control of Scientology's finances and policies through his position in the Sea Org and other covert means. "Ultimate control, we have no doubt, he possessed until his death."

The court dismissed the case after the Church had defied a court order to produce LRH for deposition.

Vicki Aznaran was aware that certain IRS indictments were about to be handed down against LRH. David Miscavige was under an IRS-CID investigation himself for conspiracy to commit tax fraud. Miscavige said, "the only way to stop it now is if the old man dies."

Vicki Aznaran affidavit


The money line from the church to LRH was that Miscavige couriered millions of dollars and supposedly handed it over to Pat Broeker in Las Vegas. This makes Miscavige and Broeker accomplices with LRH in the conspiracy to commit tax fraud. If indeed Broeker ever did turn the money over to LRH. There is a missing 170 million.

-- Jan
  The secret inner workings of Scientology have long been zealously guarded, but in 1982, two years after Hubbard disappeared into complete seclusion, a purge began and the Church began to disintegrate. Hundreds of long-term Scientologists, many of whom had held important positions within the Church, were excommunicated and expelled.

They were placed under the interdict of "Disconnection" whereby other Scientologists were prohibited from communicating with them in any way. At a rally in San Francisco, young members of the new management harangued and threatened executives of Scientology's franchised "Missions." While the newly created International Finance Dictator spoke, his scowling, black-shirted International Finance Police patrolled the aisles. Huge amounts of money were demanded from the Mission Holders. In the following weeks, Scientology's Finance Police swooped down on the Missions collecting millions of dollars and almost bankrupting the entire network.

Anonymous letters describing incredible events circulated among Scientologists. We read about Gilman Hot Springs, a 500-acre estate in south California, surrounded by high fences, patrolled by brown-shirted guards, and protected by an elaborate and expensive security system. We heard accounts of bizarre punishments meted out at this supposedly secret headquarters. A group of senior church executives had been put on a program where they ran around a tree in near desert conditions, twelve hours a day, for weeks on end.

During this reign of terror, thousands of Scientologists left the church, believing that Hubbard was either dead or under the control of the Messengers. The essential question which plagued Scientologists who had left the Church was whether Hubbard knew it was happening. By the time Hubbard's death was announced in January 1986, many Scientologists believed his body had been deep-frozen for several years. Others believed he was still alive, that the coroner had been bribed, and that his death had been staged to escape the net of the Criminal Investigation Branch of the Internal Revenue Service, which was investigating the transfer of hundreds of millions of dollars of Church funds into Hubbard's personal accounts.

As part of its campaign to stem the tide of defectors, Scientology brought law suits against several former members. In return, multi-million dollar counter-suits were filed against Scientology.

Hubbard had been living for several years at the remote 160-acre fenced ranch near Creston, about thirty miles north east of San Luis Obispo. Six other people lived there, among them Eugene Denk, and Pat and Anne Broeker. Hubbard was keeping about thirty- five quarter horses, and there were also four buffaloes, a pair of llamas, and several Black Angus cattle, including Hubbard's favorite bull, Bubba. At the time of his death Hubbard was living in one of his several luxury motor homes, while the main house was being remodeled. The property was guarded by six Japanese Akita dogs.

The Whispering Winds ranch was bought by Pat Broeker, under an assumed name, in summer 1983, for $700,000. Rebuilding the house alone cost $300,000. The Church has tried to give the image of a smiling, gregarious Hubbard wandering around the ranch, chatting with the workers. In fact, the locals saw very little of him, and he complained constantly about work done on the house, and kept changing the plans. For example, a stone fireplace was replaced with a tile one, and then ripped out altogether. That was the pattern, so much so, that in the two and a half years that he lived on the ranch, Hubbard never occupied the house, living instead in his $250,000 Bluebird motor home.

Hubbard eked out his last days working on the presentation of the OT levels beyond 7, taking photographs, designing and redesigning the house, and watching films. His movie favorites included Hitchcock films, Star Wars but not the later movies in the trilogy, Diva, Citizen Kane, Slaughter House Five and Patton. He liked Clint Eastwood and Robert Duvall, according to one of the Messengers.

A Piece of Blue Sky by Jon Atack

Omitted data on the names of the 6 people living with LRH & what is their data

-- Jan
  I was aware just before Hubbard's death, that certain IRS indictments were about to be handed down against Hubbard.--Vicki Aznaran

United States District Court Central District Of California, No. Cv 91-6426 Hlh (tx); Church Scientology International, Plaintiff, Vs. Steven Fishman And Uwe Geertz, Declaration of Vicki Aznaran


In late September 1985, the Internal Revenue Service sent a letter to the Church of Scientology, warning that it might indict Hubbard for tax fraud.

Now he's declared dead, and the question is, did he take $200 million with him? least $200 million in cash produced by his strange creation was gathered in Hubbard's name, and there is believed to be much more in organization assets.

It is something no one may know outside a small, secretive band of Hubbard's followers: What is happening to all that money?

Forbes October 27, 1986

With the above data from Forbes - we now have 4 MOTIVES for Ron's death:

1. Pending IRS indictments.

2. 200 million dollars - in probate the value of the estate was only 26 million
3. The National Security issue of preventing OTs being made by the church.
4. The Global Enslaver purpose - to prevent anyone becoming a FREE BEING.


At this point - re-read the time track entries at 11 July 1984 and Late September 1985.

All of this makes Vicky Aznaran's statements valid:

" Vicki Aznaran was aware that certain IRS indictments were about to be handed down against LRH. David Miscavige was under an IRS-CID investigation himself for conspiracy to commit tax fraud. Miscavige said, "the only way to stop it now is if the old man dies."

07 Jan
  At the time CST had its exemption application pending, two other churches of Scientology--the Church of Scientology International ("CSI") and the Religious Technology Center ("RTC")--also had exemption applications pending under section 501(c)(3). Each had applied separately. CST stated that its application was "not a group application" and should be considered solely on the basis of information furnished by it.

On January 7, 1986, the IRS issued virtually identical initial adverse rulings to the three applicants. In this initial ruling, the IRS stated, among other things, that CST would not be considered in isolation from other organizations within the Church of Scientology; that CST exercises a decisive influence over other such organizations; that CST was not operated for exempt purposes because it operated in a commercial manner; and that CST had failed to provide requested information necessary for a ruling.

CHURCH OF SPIRITUAL TECHNOLOGY, Plaintiff, v. The UNITED STATES, Defendant. No. 581-88T. United States Claims Court. Oct. 2, 1989.

16 Jan
  Dr. Denk told the Coroner that LRH displayed Dysphrasia the last 8 days of his life and that he died as a result of a cerebral vascular accident. (Dysphrasia is imperfection of utterance due to a central or cerebral defect.)

Supplementary Coroner's Report dated 30 January 1986

16 Jan
  Dr. Denk told the Sheriff that LRH had a stroke about one week prior to his death and that the cause of death was from the stroke.

San Luis Obispo Sheriff's Department Supplementary Report dated 16 Jan 86

Important Note:

That is an important fact - it proves that CST does not own the copyrights!
The "LRH signature" on the 1986 last-minute Will does not look like his signature.

There are two possible reasons for that:

It is a forgery.
He was in poor mental condition from a stroke.

Whichever one it is - that negates the 1986 Will "giving" CST copyrights.

19 Jan
  David Miscavige likely knew where LRH was living because the sister of his wife was working directly with LRH as his personal maid at Creston.

Vicki Aznaran got word from Annie Broeker that LRH was sick and not doing well. Vicki Aznaran says that Ron summoned Ray Mithoff and Pat and Annie Broeker just prior to his death and only them.

Jesse Prince says that just before Ron died, that it was known he was dieing. Certain people disappeared for 3 or 4 days prior to Ron's death. David Miscavige disappeared. Ray Mithoff was woken up in the middle of the night, given a Ford Bronco and told to go there. When Ray got back he said he was auditing LRH.

Vicki Aznaran affidavit
Jesse Prince tape # 3

19 Jan
  Scientologists around the world received their last message from L. Ron Hubbard. In Flag Order number 3879, headed "The Sea Org and The Future," he announced that he was promoting himself to the rank of Admiral. But Miscavige later said this was a forgery by Pat Broeker.

Bare Faced Messiah, Chapter 22

Omitted final communication to Scientologists in general - LRH or whoever cut his line
Omitted issue putting someone in charge if 3879 is a forgery
Falsehood - Miscavige - that 3879 is a forgery because there is no other issue putting someone else in charge.

20 Jan
  A Certificate of Religious Belief is purportedly signed by LRH on this day. It says that LRH objects to any autopsy being perfomed on his body. It is witnessed by Pat and Anne Broeker and Stephen J. Pfauth. The signature does not look like LRH's usual signature.

Certificate of Religious Belief dated 20 January 1986

21 Jan
  The Washington Post January 29, 1986

A certificate disallowing an autopsy on Hubbard's body is signed today:

Whiting said county authorities had been barred from performing an autopsy by a certificate of religious belief. A state law passed last year forbids autopsies if the deceased signed such a statement.

Whiting said the certificate presented to him stated that I, Lafayette Ronald Hubbard, declare . . . that based upon my religious beliefs I object to any and all post-mortem anatomical dissections . . . . The certificate was dated eight days ago and witnessed by Patrick D. Broeker, Anne M. Broeker and Stephen J. Pfauth.

23 Jan
  LRH purportedly signs another will. Witnessed by Anne Broecker, Pat Broecker, Stephen J. Pfaunts (spelling?) and a signature that looks like Raymond Mithoff. This will says LRH has also set up, on the same day, AUTHOR'S FAMILY TRUST-B. He names Norman F. Starkey as its Trustee, and also as Executor of the will.

This will also says it gives the copyrights to the Trustee of Author's Family Trust-B. The previous two wills made no mention of copyrights.

The "LRH" signature on this will also looks like a forgery.

In addition, how can a man who is mentally incapacitated by a stroke and who is on drugs, legally sign anything?

The 1986 last-minute Will

Altered sequence - waiting to the last minute to sign a will
Omitted data on the reason will changes were needed
Incorrectly included signing of a will when LRH has brain damage from a stroke
Incorrectly Included signing a will when LRH has Vistiril in his blood
Omitted communication about all of these shenanigans at the LRH death event
Incorrectly included withhold of vital information from Scientologists - DM & Pals
Falsehood about LRH?s condition and manner of death - DM & Pals
Altered importance ? PR images are more important than truth - DM & Pals
Incorrectly included fraud upon Scientologists - DM & Pals
Omitted investigation and autopsy - DM & Pals and Coroner
Omitted Documentation - The Author's Family Trust-B document

David Miscavige and co-conspirators such as Sherman Lenske, etc

23 Jan

WHEREAS, L. Ron Hubbard was the author of and owned all right title and interest in a body of works, both published and unpublished (hereinafter the Works)

WHEREAS, all right, title and interest in the Works, as assets of the estate of L. Ron Hubbard, were transferred pursuant to the Judgment Of Final Distribution On Waiver Of Accounting And For Allowance Of Attorney's Fees For Ordinary Services And Judgment Of Final Distribution, dated January 3, 1989, issued by the Superior Court of the County of San Luis Obispo, State of California, to Norman F. Starkey, Trustee of the Author's Family Trust-B, an Inter-Vivos Trust established January 23, 1986, 6515 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90028 (hereinafter the Trustee).

Assignment by Norman F. Starkey, Trustee Author's Family Trust-B, to CST


Entry to affirm date of establishment of Author?s Family Trust-B.
See entry for 30 November 1993 for full document

23 Jan
  The day before Ron died, LRH allegedly signs a new last-minute will. The new last-minute will was drafted by attorney Sherman Lenske. The new will replaces Pat Broeker as Executor and assigns Norman Starkey as Trustee and Executor of LRH?s estate. All of Ron?s intellectual property is given to a trust called Author?s Family Trust-B. Starkey?s duties mainly concern transferring the vast number of copyrights from Author?s Family Trust-B, to the Church of Spiritual Technology.

Jesse Prince tape # 3
The Mysterious Death of L. Ron Hubbard

24 Jan
  Hubbard died at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 24, 1986, at his ranch near Creston, in California. He was attended by his doctor, Eugene Denk, and at least two other Scientologists. Church attorney Earle Cooley, who had defended against the Christofferson-Tichbourne suit, was informed. He advised that nothing be done before his arrival from Los Angeles, when he took charge. Cooley was with Hubbard's body from that moment until the ashes were scattered at sea.

The body was kept at the ranch for over eleven hours before being collected by Reis Chapel mortuary in San Luis Obispo on Saturday morning. The mortuary notified the coroner's office, concerned that Cooley had made a request for immediate cremation.
Dr. Denk reported that Hubbard had died several days after suffering a brain hemorrhage, and indicated on the death certificate that the cause of death was a cerebral vascular accident, a stroke.

George Whiting, the county coroner, said that in such a straightforward case there would not normally have been any investigation, but because of the delay in notification, Chief Deputy Coroner Don Hines photographed the body, and took fingerprints. He was accompanied by pathologist Karl Kirschner, who examined the body for marks, and found none. He accompanied Hubbard's physician, Dr. Denk, to a laboratory to test blood samples.

Whiting has said that although the evidence supported a finding of death by natural causes, he would like to have performed an autopsy. He claimed to be prevented from doing so under California law, because four days before his death Hubbard had signed a legal document saying an autopsy would be against his religious beliefs. A will, written the day before he died, was also presented, and the district attorney was consulted, as one of the chapel employees put it, "They wanted to make sure this wasn't a scam."

The blood samples showed acceptable levels of anti-stroke medication, but no harmful levels of drugs. Coroner Whiting said the fingerprints were matched with sets obtained from the Department of Justice and the FBI, and concluded: "The person we fingerprinted was Hubbard."

The Coroner's office released the body to Denk and Cooley, who attended the cremation. Cooley said that the ashes had been scattered at sea by 3:40 p.m. that day, Saturday, January 25. Church officials claimed that although Hubbard had suffered a stroke the week before his death, he was lucid when he amended his will the day before he died. The change was allegedly in favor of members of his family. Cooley told the press that Hubbard had left a very generous provision for his wife Mary Sue, and for certain of his children. He said that the remaining tens of millions of dollars would go to the Church of Scientology.

A Piece of Blue Sky by Jon Atack

Contrary data - Denk was supposedly gambling in Las Vegas, not at LRH?s side
Conflicting Data: According to a later time track entry MSH only got $100,000
Omitted Data: Who got LRH?s FBI fingerprints and when and why?
Falsehood that the reason for no autopsy is religious - the real reason is a cover up
Contrary data - Karl Kirschner found no marks on Ron?s body but the Coroner did
Incorrectly Included signing of a will when LRH was mentally incapacited & drugged
Falsehood that LRH was lucid when signing the will - the signature is sloppy

24 Jan
  Suspicious Death:

Vicki Aznaran was aware that certain IRS indictments were about to be handed down against LRH. David Miscavige was under an IRS-CID investigation himself for conspiracy to commit tax fraud. Miscavige said, "the only way to stop it now is if the old man dies."

Hubbard was found dead at 8:00 PM, Vaughn Young was told at 10:00 PM. Vaughn went to the death site that night along with David Miscavige and some attorneys. They left LA at 1:00 AM and arrived at 4:00 AM. Vaughn says, since none of them had been there, including Miscavige, Pat Broeker met them at a restaurant and escorted them to the ranch.

Vicki Aznaran also went to the Creston Ranch. When she arrived Miscavige said that Ron is dead and he did not want to see "any grief bullshit about it."

The coroner?s report says Ron died of a stroke. He had Vistaril (a psych drug) in his blood. He had needle puncture wounds in his left buttock, under a band aid. The coroner was suspicious of Ron?s new-last-minute-will because it had been signed by Ron just prior to his death (mentally incapacitated by a stroke & with drugs in his body).

Ron?s physician, Gene Denk, was gambling in Nevada when Ron had his stroke. Gamboa, Miscavige and wife and the Aznarans had taken Denk on this gambling trip a couple of weeks before the death and were there with Denk. By the time Denk returned, there was nothing he could do.

The impression the coroner got was that Denk was at Ron?s side when he had his stroke and died. Denk signs the death certificate as the physician attending to Hubbard and then disappears for a year.


Denk is gagged from talking about the year he spent with LRH prior to his death. Why is that Miscavige? What does Denk know that you are hiding from the rest of us Scientologists by gagging Denk?

Earl Cooley had a document, signed by Hubbard, forbidding an autopsy on religious
grounds. Miscavige and Earle Cooley give this to the coroner, so no autopsy is done and Ron?s body was cremated 24 hours after his death.

The Coroner?s report states that the Coroner terminated his investigation when DM and Dr. Denk arrived and showed him the 1982 and 1986 wills then convinced the Coroner there was no material difference between the two wills.


Ron?s "signature" on the new last minute will is as phony as a three-dollar bill.

What Miscavige and Dr. Denk concealed from the Coroner was the following:

1. There was no disclosure of the change of executor less than one day before death.

2. There was no disclosure of the change in provisions regarding MSH and the last minute
abrogation of her community property interests in the 26.5 million dollar estate.

3. There was no disclosure of the last minute change in the 1986 will regarding the copyrights, which comprised 95% of the estate.

4. There was no disclosure that two weeks before the death, LRH?s constant medical attention had been withdrawn when DM and others took Dr. Denk on a gambling trip to Reno, Nevada.

5. There was no disclosure of the last minute will?s inclusion of a new provision anointing David Miscavige, (the architect of the will and circumstances surrounding the death), as a trusted servant and friend.

Creston was where the story was put together that LRH had moved on to the next level of research. (In other words, for PR purposes, they concocted a lie.)

The execs applied the PR policy of "an acceptable truth" to LRH?s death. They wanted to protect the idea that Hubbard was cause over life and death. They had to protect the myth at all costs, so they fed the myth by saying he was doing research.

Vicki Aznaran affidavit
Vaughn Young letter
Vaughn Young affidavit
Graham Berry letter to Monique Yingling
The Mysterious Death of L. Ron Hubbard

Contrary data -

Vaughn Young says DM went to Creston that night with him and other entries say DM went up there days before the death.

Omitted data - did the earlier will give CST the copyrights or just the last minute one?
Omitted data - why was there a last minute change in the executor of the estate?
Omitted medical attention for LRH by taking Dr Denk gambling - DM
Omitted autopsy - Coroner and DM & pals
Incorrectly included rush to get Ron?s body cremated - DM & pals
Incorrectly included effort to stop any Coroner investigation - DM & pals
False statements to the Coroner - DM & pals

24 Jan
  Vaughn Young and David Miscavige were also summoned to the ranch (after LRH's death).

Vicki Aznaran is one of the people who attend the events immediately following LRH's death: "When I arrived at Hubbard's ranch, in San Luis Obispo, following his death, I was informed by Miscavige that Hubbard was dead and that he did not want to see any grief bullshit about it.

United States District Court Central District Of California, No. Cv 91-6426 Hlh (tx); Church Scientology International, Plaintiff, Vs. Steven Fishman And Uwe Geertz Declaration Vicki Aznaran

Omitted grief from DM about Ron?s death - DM

24 Jan
  When Hubbard died, I (Stacy Young) was employed by an organization called North Star. This was a non-church corporation I formed to put Freedom Magazine, which I edited, at arm's length from the various Churches of Scientology for tax purposes. I created a separate corporation based on the advice of Scientology's lead tax attorney, Chris Cobb, Esq.

United States District Court, Central District of California, #CV-6426-HLH (Tx);
Church of Scientology International v. Steven Fishman and Uwe Geertz;
Declaration Of Stacy Brooks Young

25 Jan
  Earl Cooley, Esq. and others convinced the San Luis Obispo coroner not to do an autopsy on Hubbard's body which was cremated approximately 24 hours after death.

United States District Court Central District Of California, No. Cv 91-6426 Hlh (tx); Church Scientology International, Plaintiff, Vs. Steven Fishman And Uwe Geertz, Declaration Vicki Aznaran

25 Jan
  The Coroner appoints Dr. Karl Kirschner to examine LRH?s body and take a blood sample for a toxicology study.

Coroner letter to Dr Kirschner

25 Jan
  Dr. Kirschner writes a report after examining LRH?s body. The report notes 10 (ten) needle puncture wounds were found underneath a bandaide on LRH's buttock.

Dr. Kirschner's Post Mortem Report on 25 January 1986

25 Jan
  The Coroner?s Report found 10 (ten) needle puncture wounds under a bandaide on LRH?s buttock.

It also found Vistaril in his bloodstream.

Coroners Report

25 Jan
  Sierra Vista Hospital does a toxicology study on the LRH blood sample and writes a report stating that they found Vistaril in LRH?s blood.

Sierra Vista Hospital Toxicology Report

28 Jan
  The Associated Press January 28, 1986

Church of Scientology Founder Dies

Hubbard, who had not been seen in public since 1980, died of a stroke Friday at his ranch near San Luis Obispo, Heber Jentzsch, president of the Church of Scientology International, said Monday night.

His ashes were scattered at sea Sunday, after the body was examined by the San Luis Obispo County coroner's office, Scientology officials said.

Church officials announced Hubbard's death Monday to nearly 4,000 Scientologists gathered in Hollywood.

Hubbard left the church tens of millions of dollars, said Earle Cooley, the church's chief counsel. An inventory of the estate will be conducted by Norman F. Starkey, executor and a longtime Scientologist, Cooley said.

Jentzsch said the San Luis Obispo County coroner's office performed an autopsy, but Cooley said no autopsy was performed, in accordance with Hubbard's will. The coroner's office took blood samples and Hubbard's fingerprints, Cooley said.

28 Jan
  Los Angeles Times January 28, 1986


Hubbard, according to Scientology lawyer Earle Cooley, died in his sleep last Friday on a ranch outside San Luis Obispo, where only a handful of his most trusted aides knew he was living. He was 74.

With Hubbard at his retreat Friday were his personal physician, Gene Denk, and his constant companions for the last several years, Pat and Anne Broeker.

At the time his death was announced, Hubbard was under criminal investigation by the Internal Revenue Service, which, among other things, had been trying to determine whether millions of dollars of church funds were diverted to his personal use.

Contrary Data - Dr Denk was reported to be in Las Vegas when Ron died
Omitted Vital Data - WHO found Hubbard dead & WHO gave him Vistaril

28 Jan
  Reuters Ltd Reuters January 28, 1986

Three thousand church members packed a Hollywood theater to be told Hubbard died in his sleep of a brain hemorrhage last Friday.

Hubbard decided he had completed his work, and since he had completed everything he had set out to do, he decided to discard his body, Hoden said.

Falsehood that Scientologists were told Ron died of a brain hemmhorage - Church PR

29 Jan
  The Associated Press January 29, 1986

Investigators Seek To Verify Death

Coroner's investigators plan to verify the death of Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard by matching fingerprints taken from a body at a mortuary here.

County Chief Deputy Coroner Don Hines said Tuesday he was notified of Hubbard's death at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, several hours after Hubbard reportedly died.

A death certificate signed by Hubbard's personal physician, Dr. Eugene Denk of Los Angeles, a will, and a certificate of religious belief from Hubbard asking that no autopsy be performed were turned over to the coroner's investigator who viewed the body, Hines said.

No autopsy was conducted, but investigators are trying to match fingerprints taken from the body at a mortuary to identify it positively as that of Hubbard, Hines said.

The body was cremated Saturday and the ashes scattered at sea Sunday, Scientology officials said. A memorial service was held Monday at the Hollywood Palladium.

Flynn alleged that there were going to be indictments announced against Hubbard in the next couple of days, but church general counsel John Peterson denied the IRS was conducting any investigation.

Robert Giannangeli, an IRS spokesman, said he could not comment.

Falsehood that there was no IRS investigation - church attorney John Peterson

29 Jan
  The Washington Post January 29, 1986

Church of Scientology Reports Death of Founder

George Whiting, the sheriff and coroner of San Luis Obispo County, said today in a telephone interview that the body was photographed and fingerprinted. He added that he is working with other government agencies to find a set of Hubbard's fingerprints for matching.

Whiting said county authorities had been barred from performing an autopsy by a certificate of religious belief. A state law passed last year forbids autopsies if the deceased signed such a statement.

Whiting said the certificate presented to him stated that I, Lafayette Ronald Hubbard, declare . . . that based upon my religious beliefs I object to any and all post-mortem anatomical dissections . . . . The certificate was dated eight days ago and witnessed by Patrick D. Broeker, Anne M. Broeker and Stephen J. Pfauth.

Cooley said Monday that the Broekers are Scientologists who were close personal friends of Hubbard and his companions in recent years. Cooley said the couple was with Hubbard when he died, along with his personal physician, Gene Denk of Los Angeles. Pfauth was not immediately identified.

Denk signed the death certificate, which attributed cause of death to cerebral vascular accident. Cooley said Hubbard died at 8 p.m. Friday. Don Hines of the San Luis Obispo coroner's office said he was informed of the death at 7:30 a.m. Saturday.

Hubbard was about to be indicted by the Justice Department, Flynn said. It was imminent, I mean, within the next few days . . . . the timing of this death is remarkable, especially since there is no body left to do an autopsy on.

Critics of Scientology have said Hubbard was in hiding to escape growing legal problems, including battles with the IRS and several civil lawsuits filed against the church and its founder by former members. Cooley said the legal actions had passed from this earth with Mr. Hubbard's body. There is no cause of action left.

Whiting said the ranch where Hubbard is said to have died is about 35 miles northeast of San Luis Obispo, an area of rolling hill property, three to four acres with a home, stables, horses . . . .

Asked why Hubbard's death was not announced until 9 p.m. Monday, Cooley said, We were resolved that Scientologists would hear about it from the lips of their leaders before they heard about it from the press.

Dropped Out Time - WHEN did Dr Denk sign the death certificate?
Omitted Identity - WHO is Stephen J. Pfauth?
Added Inapplicable Unknown Person - WHAT was Stephen Pfauth doing there?

Omitted Investigation into the MOTIVES for killing LRH (IRS indictments, money) -

San Luis Obispo County Coroner and District Attorney


Here is another example of how church PR lies. These are not their usual sneaky lies - such as when they omit to tell us exactly what is going on - but blatant, outright lies about what happened.

29 Jan
  San Luis Obispo County Sheriff?s Department matches the fingerprints taken by the Coroner, to earlier records of LRH fingerprints, including FBI records. The earlier fingerprint records were given to the Sheriff?s Department by Church Attorney Peterson.

San Luis Obispo Sheriff Department Supplementary Report on 29 Jan 86

29 Jan
  U.P.I. January 29, 1986

FBI fingerprint records confirm that Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard is, in fact, dead, officials said Wednesday.

Sheriff-Coroner George Whiting said in a prepared statement that fingerprints taken from the body were confirmed by the FBI and the California Department of Justice to be Hubbard's.

Hubbard was also under a criminal investigation by the Interal Revenue Service over allegations he had diverted millions of church dollars to his own use.

At a news conference Wednesday in Los Angeles, church officials lashed out at reports of improprieties surrounding the announcement of Hubbard's death.

Sheriff-Coroner Whiting said his office had become involved in the case because of the 11-hour time lag between the time Hubbard died and the time the coroner was notified.

He said there was no sign of drugs in the blood samples provided by Hubbard's private physician, Dr. Gene Denk, and pictures of the body showed no signs of trauma.

The blood samples, fingerprints and photographs were provided, he said, to obtain a permit to cremate the body.

Basically this was not a coroner's case, Whiting said. Because of the delay, that's why we looked into it.

Contrary Data - The Coroner?s Report says Ron had Vistaril in his blood


Why would Dr Denk provide a blood sample instead of the coroner and why did Denk?s blood sample not contain Vistaril? Denk would have had to have taken the blood sample without Vistaril well before Ron?s death in this case -





29 Jan
  The Associated Press January 29, 1986

Coroner Verifies Death of Scientology Founder

Authorities Wednesday confirmed the death of Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, which the organization had announced Monday.

Yes, we have verified fingerprints taken from the body of Hubbard, who had not been seen in public for six years, said San Luis Obispo County Sheriff-Coroner George Whiting.

Hubbard's death occurred in the presence of a physician and the case is closed, said Whiting. Blood samples provided by Hubbard's doctor were clear of drugs, and there were no signs of bruising or scarring on the body, said Whiting.

Hubbard, 74, died Friday on a ranch outside San Luis Obispo, Scientology officials said Monday. His personal physician, Dr. Eugene Denk, said Hubbard had suffered a brain hemorrhage several days before his death.

The will was expected to be filed by the end of the week.


The last minute will was signed the day before Hubbard?s death and here Denk says that Hubbard had a brain hemorrhage several days before his death. So, it is true that Hubbard was mentally incapicitated when he supposedly signed the last minute will. This makes the last minute will an illegal document because LRH was mentally unsound at the time.

It should also be remembered that attorney Sherman Lenske was connected to Dr Denk before he engaged in the restructuring of the church. Lenske then Dr. Denk then work together on this incident of Ron?s death - Lenske provides the last minute will giving the copyrights to CST and the document that no autopsy should be done & Denk signs the death certificate and helps get LRH?s body cremated immediately. Dr Denk and DM talk the coroner out of performing an autopsy or an investigation into the suspicious circumstances of the last minute will.




29 Jan
  The New York Times January 29, 1986

L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of the Church of Scientology, died here Friday, and mystery surrounds his death just as it cloaked the final years of his life. He was 74 years old.

He had apparently lived for several years in a house on 80 fenced acres in a remote, rural part of San Luis Obispo County. The site, in the central California hamlet of Creston, is about 200 miles north of Los Angeles.

Death Reported Saturday

According to his death certificate, which was signed by Dr. Eugene Denk, a Scientologist who had been Mr. Hubbard's personal physician for many years, he died there Friday of a stroke.

George S. Whiting, the county coroner, said in an interview today that he had no reason to suspect that Mr. Hubbard's death was a result of anything but natural causes. But he added that he regretted that he was forbidden from ordering an autopsy by a certificate of religious preference, purportedly signed by Mr. Hubbard, declaring his objection to an autopsy.

Under a year-old California law, such declarations are binding, Mr. Whiting said.
County officials' investigation of the death was limited to looking at Mr. Hubbard's body, photographing it and taking fingerprints, sheriff's deputies said.

Mounting Legal Problems

Mr. Hubbard's death, which is expected to accelerate an already bitter battle for power within the wealthy organization, comes at a time of mounting legal problems for the group he founded in 1954.

A Federal grand jury is looking into allegations that Mr. Hubbard and his aides violated Federal tax laws and other statutes. The investigation, led by the Justice Department and the Internal Revenue Service, was initiated after The New York Times reported in July 1984 that several former church officials alleged that Mr. Hubbard had directed them to secretly divert more than $100 million from church coffers into foreign bank accounts.

As his legal problems grew, Mr. Hubbard withdrew more and more into seclusion. He lived in a succession of homes in rural parts of southern California under the care of Dr. Denk and other Scientologists.

CORRECTION-DATE: March 4, 1986, Tuesday, Late City Final Edition
CORRECTION: An obituary Jan. 29 of L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology, incorrectly described Federal scrutiny of his activity and that of his aides. The Internal Revenue Service is investigating their financial dealings, but there is no Federal grand jury investigation of allegations that Mr. Hubbard and his aides violated Federal tax laws and other statutes.

30 Jan
  A Supplementary Coroners Report is written:

Dr. Denk told the Coroner that he had been residing at the Creston Ranch and treating LRH for the last two years.

Dr. Denk said that LRH died of a CVA (cerebral vascular accident).

Dr. Denk says that LRH displayed Dysphrasia the last 8 days of his life.
(Dysphrasia is imperfection of utterance due to a central or cerebral defect.)

When the Coroner learned there was a Will signed a day before the death, he wondered whether LRH was of sound mind at the time he signed the Will because Dr. Denk had said LRH?s clinical history supported a possible neurological problem. Due to this fact the Coroner decided to not permit Dr. Denk to certify the cause of death and the Coroner ordered an autopsy.

When LRH?s body was taken to the mortuary, the Coroner went there. Attorney Sherman Lenske and Attorney Earl Cooley were at the mortuary and the Coroner told them he was ordering an autopsy because of the Will being signed one day before the death. Sherman Lenske then gave the Coroner a Certificate of Religious Belief ? which stated that LRH objected to any autopsy being performed on his body. This was signed just four days before his death, on 24 January 1986.

The Coroner then suggested a toxicology study of LRH?s blood and the attorneys said they had no problem with that.

Dr. Karl E. Kirschner was called to the mortuary to perform an external medical inspection and to draw a blood sample for the toxicology study. The Coroner took 13 photographs and fingerprints of the body. Then Dr. Denk and David Miscavige arrived. Miscavige had a copy of the 1982 Will and Codicil dated 1983. The 1983 Codicil was a statement that LRH objected to an autopsy.

The Coroner says the contents of the 1982 Will and the 1986 Will are basically the same. (That is false ? LRH?s previous two Wills made no mention of giving copyrights to CST, whereas the 1986 Will did ? and that is a major difference between the two Wills.)

Dr. Denk told the Coroner that he had given LRH Vistaril. Dr. Denk accompanied the Coroner to Sierra Vista Hospital to get the toxicology study done. The toxicology study showed Vistaril in LRH?s blood. Dr. Denk and the Coroner then returned to the mortuary and the Coroner released the body to the custody of the attorneys.

On January 29, 1986 ? Attorney John Peterson delivered fingerprint records to the Coroner. One of these records was a certified copy of FBI fingerprints on LRH. These matched the fingerprints taken by the Coroner.

Supplementary Coroners Report dated 30 January 1986


LRH?s 1979 and 1982 Wills make no mention of copyrights.
Only the 1986 last-minute Will says that the copyrights are given to CST.

Falsehood ? Coroner says little difference between 1982 and 1986 Wills

30 Jan
  The Associated Press January 30, 1986

Angry Scientology Leaders Blast Hubbard Death Controversy

Church of Scientology leaders say they are angered by suggestions that the reported death of founder L. Ron Hubbard was a hoax designed to end an Internal Revenue Service investigation.

Meanwhile, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff-Coroner George Whiting on Wednesday confirmed Hubbard's death Friday at a ranch outside San Luis Obispo. Fingerprints taken from the body were verified as Hubbard's by the FBI, the Department of Justice in Sacramento and another source, Whiting said.

The sheriff said he had the fingerprints checked to allay any doubts, but said Hubbard died in the presence of a physician and as far as Whiting is concerned, the case is closed.

The church's assets are estimated at more than $280 million.

30 Jan
  Los Angeles Times 30 January 1986

A Boston attorney representing the estranged son of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard said Wednesday that he will request a coroner's inquest into the death of the reclusive multimillionaire and plans to contest the will Hubbard signed the day before he died.

Michael Flynn, who represents Hubbard's eldest son, Ronald DeWolf, said he sent a letter Wednesday to the San Luis Obispo County coroner demanding an inquest into Hubbard's death from a stroke last Friday at age 74.

Flynn insisted that he was not accusing anyone of wrongdoing but said Hubbard's closest associates should be made to answer questions concerning all the circumstances surrounding the death on a remote ranch in Central California.

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff-Coroner, George S. Whiting, said he would not comment on the possibility of an inquest until he received the request.

The fingerprints, Whiting said, matched those on file with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the state Department of Justice and an additional source he declined to name. Whiting also said a blood sample drawn from Hubbard showed no harmful levels of drugs.

Given the coroner's determination, Flynn has now shifted course, calling for an inquest and making it clear that he intends to challenge Hubbard's will on behalf of DeWolf.

Hubbard's will was dated one day before his death, according to Whiting. Flynn said he will attempt to have the will invalidated on grounds that Hubbard may have been coerced or mentally incompetent.

In 1983, Flynn tried to have the church placed in receivership, claiming on DeWolf's behalf that Hubbard was dead or incapacitated and that his riches were being plundered by church executives. A Riverside County court found that Hubbard was alive and capable of handling his own affairs.

Church officials said that although he had suffered a stroke the week before his death, Hubbard was lucid when he amended the will, providing additional money to some family members.

Getting Ready to Die

Church spokesman Hoden said Hubbard's will was dated shortly before his death because he had made a decision to leave his body and was getting his affairs in order.

Four days before his death, Hubbard also signed a certificate saying it was against his religious beliefs to have an autopsy performed. No autopsy was conducted, and his remains were cremated.

Hubbard died at 8 p.m. Friday in a luxury motor home parked on a remote ranch near Creston, about 30 miles northeast of San Luis Obispo, Whiting said. Hubbard was living in the motor home while the ranch house was being remodeled, church officials have said.

Seven people lived on the 80-acre ranch, where buffalo and llamas roamed freely. Among the residents was Hubbard's physician, Eugene Denk, who disappeared from the Los Angeles area in 1984, shortly after he was subpoenaed by a former Scientologist to testify in a case the church had brought against him.

Diagnosis Is Stroke

Denk, according to Whiting, determined that Hubbard had suffered a cerebral vascular accident -- a stroke. Hubbard's body remained at the ranch for 11 1/2 hours before being transported to Reis Chapel, a San Luis Obispo mortuary. The mortuary, in turn, notified authorities.

Hoden said the delay was caused by two Scientology attorneys who ordered that the body not be removed before they arrived from Los Angeles.


In earlier newspaper stories Coroner Whiting said there were NO drugs found in Ron?s blood. In the story above he changed his story to "no harmful level of drugs."

WHY was Coroner Whiting feeding false data to the press? Is he part of the cover up?

Contrary Stories to the Press -
Omitted Investigation into suspicious circumstances surrounding the death -
Omitted interviewing of the 7 people who worked close to LRH -
Omitted interviewing of the 4 people who went to Creston days before the death -

San Luis Obispo County Coroner Whiting

-- Feb
  The news of Hubbard's death was first given to a sizeable group of Scientologists, who had been peremptorily summoned to the Hollywood Palladium. Here the elusive Pat Broeker made his first public appearance of the 1980s. The audience was told that Hubbard had decided to leave the body, because it was hindering his OT research.

David Miscavige assured them that Hubbard had moved on to his next level of OT research. Miscavige added, This level is beyond anything any one of us ever imagined. This level is in fact done in an exterior state, meaning that it is done completely exterior from the body. At this level of OT, the body is nothing more than an impediment.

According to Pat Broeker, LRH expressly stated that there was to be no grief, no mourning... They know they're not a body. Don't let them be confused about it.
Hubbard's last message to his flock, dated five days before his death, was a Flag Order entitled The Sea Org and the Future.

In it he assumed the rank of Admiral, and created the new rank of Loyal Officer. Pat and Annie Broeker became the First and Second Loyal Officers respectively. Hubbard ended with a cheery message to Sea Org members, speaking of taking Scientology to other planets, and reassuring them that they would be seeing him again.

A Piece of Blue Sky by Jon Atack

-- Feb
  Hubbard?s Death Announcement Event in Los Angeles
Presided over by David Miscavige, Pat and Annie Broeker and Attorney Earl Cooley

Their invented public relations story:

Pat and Annie Broeker say they were with LRH several days before his death and LRH said that he had to continue his research into the upper OT levels without his body. Pat says he was assisting LRH with his research into the upper levels and was privy to them. Pat Broeker says LRH left completed OT levels up to OT XV. Pat says he was personally in charge of them and was now a loyal officer under LRH?s absent auspice. And that he and RTC were to decide when to release them.

Cooley says he saw LRH's body at Creston Ranch and found nothing wrong with it.

United States District Court Central District of California
Michael Pattinson vs RTC Case No. 98-3985CAS (SHx)

Vicki Aznaran affidavit


The Coroner?s report proves that Broeker, Miscavige and Cooley lied.

Falsehood that LRH dropped his body at cause and there was nothing wrong with it -

Miscavige, Broeker, Cooley

-- Feb
  The Estate of L. Ron Hubbard is subject to the control of the Trustee, Norman Starkey.
He is a junior of DM. DM and Starkey make an 800-page inventory list of all of LRH?s copyrighted works, close to 20,000 individual works.

DM says the probate of LRH?s estate was important to him. Fulfilling Hubbard?s final wishes meant seeing that Scientology Scripture passed to the Church of Spiritual Technology.

Miscavige had Mary Sue Hubbard under "house arrest" in Hollywood Hills in LA. She had two Sea Org members living with her and they went with her everywhere and reported daily to Miscavige what she did every day.

Under duress, MSH made an agreement to waive her rights to her community share of the Estate of LRH. This is how Miscavige swindled Hubbard?s heirs out of an inheritance worth 400 million. Soon after LRH?s death, Miscavige takes Jesse Prince and over a dozen other Sea Org execs and invaded the house of Mary Sue Hubbard. She was recovering from lung cancer surgery and was in a wheelchair. Some of the other Sea Org members were Lyman Spurlock, Norman Starkey, Vicki Aznaran, Marc Yaeger, Ray Mithoff and Marty Rathbun.

Larry Heller was one of the attorneys there representing Miscavige. MSH was unrepresented.

David Miscavige affidavit 15 Oct 1999
Jesse Prince tape # 3


Heller is one of the secret "Special Directors" of Church of Spiritual Technology.

Mary Sue was made to sign an agreement wherein she was paid $100,000 to relinquish
any kind of claim on the copyrights, trademarks, and bank accounts. Ron?s children were given $50,000 each. She did not want to sign and Miscavige started screaming at her "You are going to sign it!"

Miscavige threatened to sec check Mary Sue and she said "No, I?m going to sec check you to find out what the hell you are trying to do to me."

Miscavige said they were running the church, its got nothing to do with her and she was lucky to get what she?s getting. Miscavige said "Everything LRH did, he did for the church. We are the church, not you. Therefore, everything is staying right here with us."

The moment when she relinquished and signed the document, was when Mithoff made her feel that LRH did not care about her. She was sad that Ron died, because they had been separated and had not talked for a long time. She asked Mithoff, with tears in her eyes, if Ron had said anything, or asked about her before he passed. Mithoff said, "No, he didn?t mention your name." At that, she bowed her head and they stuck the papers underneath her hand and she started signing. Mithoff bragged with great glee afterwards about how he got to her by telling her that.

Ron?s children had already been similarly handled prior to meeting with Mary Sue, and they had already signed, getting $50,000 each.

Jesse Prince tape # 3
Veritas Website

04 Feb
  Mary Sue Hubbard signs a document that says she has read the 1986 will and she is satisfied with its provisions for her.

Oddly, the document is not notarized or witnessed.

Declaration of Mary Sue Hubbard

04 Feb
  Diana Hubbard signs a document that says she has read the 1986 will and she is satisfied with its provision for her.

Oddly, the document is not notarized or witnessed.

Declaration of Diana Hubbard

04 Feb
  Arthur Hubbard signs a document that says he has read the 1986 will and he is satisfied with its provision for him.

Oddly, the document is not notarized or witnessed.

Declaration of Arthur Hubbard

04 Feb
  Suzette Hubbard signs a document that says she has read the 1986 will and she is satisfied with its provision for her.

Oddly, the document is not notarized or witnessed.

Declaration of Suzette Hubbard

04 Feb
  Attorney Sherman Lenske says in a declaration that he and his brother Stephen Lenske have represented various business interests of Mr. Hubbard since 1977. He says he has assisted in drafting each LRH will and the Codicil.

Declaration of Sherman Lenske on 4 February 1986

04 Feb
  The Church of Spiritual Technology makes a declaration on this date. The declaration says the principal beneficiary of LRH?s Will is Author?s Family Trust ? B. It then says the Church of Spiritual Technology is the principal beneficiary of Author?s Family Trust- B.

The declaration asks the Probate Court to appoint Norman Starkey as Special Administrator of LRH?s estate.

Declaration of Church of Spiritual Technology

05 Feb
  Norman Starkey says in a declaration that he is the Trustee of Author?s Family Trust?B, dated January 23, 1986, which is the sole beneficiary of LRH?s estate, according to his Will, dated January 23, 1986.

Declaration of Norman Starkey

05 Feb
  Los Angeles Times February 5, 1986

Refusing a request from the disinherited son of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, the San Luis Obispo County coroner said Tuesday he will not conduct an inquest into the death of the reclusive science fiction writer.

Sheriff-Coroner George S. Whiting said Hubbard's death by stroke Jan. 24 isn't a coroner's case, because he was attended by a licensed physician, Dr. Eugene Denk of Los Angeles, who signed the death certificate.

It is our belief that the physician of record has sufficient knowledge to reasonably state the cause of death, Whiting said. There is no information obtained during the inquiry to suggest death resulted from other than the cause stated by the physician.

Omitted Coroner investigation - Whiting

07 Feb
  San Luis Obispo Sheriff?s Department Supplementary Report:

The Sheriff Department is informed of LRH?s death at 7:30 AM on January 25, 1986. At the request of the Coroner they go to the ranch and are met by Dr. Denk and Attorney Cooley. Dr. Denk says the time of death was about 8:00 PM on January 24, 1986. The Sheriff asked why the delay in contacting the Sheriff Department and Denk and Cooley said they wanted to get the Will together and expedite the procedures for cremation.

The Sheriff then inspected LRH?s body, which was lying on a bed inside the motorhome.
The Sheriff saw no signs of foul play.

Dr. Denk told the Sheriff that LRH had a stroke about one week prior to his death and that the cause of death was from the stroke.

San Luis Obispo Sheriff's Department Supplementary Report

07 Feb
  The Associated Press February 7, 1986

L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology, signed his will the day before he died, leaving 99 percent of tens of millions of dollars to the church, a Scientology leader said.

Hubbard's will, signed with a scrawling signature and accompanied by his thumbprint, was filed Wednesday in San Luis Obispo Superior Court.

The exact amount of Hubbard's estate was not disclosed, but church leaders said the will provides a trust for his wife and four of his five children. The rest of Hubbard's estate was left in a trust for the organization he founded.

Superior Court Judge Harry E. Woolpert on Wednesday named Norman F. Starkey, a minister of Scientology and a longtime friend and business associate of Hubbard, as executor and special administrator of Hubbard's estate.

18 Feb
  LRH?s last will and testament is admitted to the probate court, Superior Court of the County of San Luis Obispo probate case # 20885. The will appointed Norman Starkey as executor of the estate and also named Norman Starkey as Trustee of Author?s Family Trust-B, An Inter-Vivos Trust Established January 23, 1986.


There were 14 separate legal challenges to LRH?s estate:

California Superior Court, County of San Luis Obispo, Case No. 20885, Ex Parte Petition For Stay of Proceedings in Estate of L. Ron Hubbard. This is fraudulent and criminal transfer of LRH?s copyrights, trademarks, and other property through Norman Starkey to RTC and CST. 1986 & 1987

In the months after Ron?s death, Vaughn Young spent a lot of time with Pat Broeker and
they became friends. Vaughn learned a lot about LRH?s life while he was in hiding the last few years.

A power struggle erupted over the next 18 months over who would take control of Scientology. A key element in the struggle was LRH?s last message to the rank and file. It was a message from Ron issued as a Sea Org Directive. It said good bye, wished them well and establishing a new rank/position called Loyal Officer. Pat was LO 1 and his wife Annie was LO 2 and it basically turned the management of the Sea Org over to them. And since the Sea Org ran Scientology that meant they were at the top of the heap. David Miscavige was not mentioned in the Directive.

So, Pat slowly started to take control. There was a power struggle and DM won and quickly purged the Sea Org of Broeker supporters as he consolidated his power. Vaughn was sent to RPF for 16 months & had 3 escape attempts. While in the RPF a directive came out from Miscavige saying that the final message from LRH was a forgery by Broeker and was cancelled. That same day Annie appeared in the RPF, a completely broken person. She was kept under guard, just to be sure.

With the cancellation of the message from Ron there was now two things missing: a goodbye message and a hat turn over. So if the Directive was a forgery, where was the real goodbye message and hat turn over? Where were Ron?s wishes, in writing?

David Miscavige never provided anything and everyone was afraid to ask for fear of being sent to the RPF. Pat Broeker disappeared.

United States District Court Central District of California
Michael Pattinson vs RTC Case No. 98-3985CAS (SHx)

David Miscavige affidavit 15 Oct 1999
Vaughn Young letter

Falsehood that LRH did not make Broeker his replacement-
Incorrectly Included takeover of the church by force -
Incorrectly Included psychiatric brainwashing methods to break someone -

David Miscavige

18 Feb

I, NORMAN F. STARKEY, being duly sworn, depose and say:

1. On January 24, 1986, L. RON HUBBARD, also known as LAFAYETTE RONALD HUBBARD, died testate, a resident of the County of San Luis Obispo, State of California.
2. His last Will and Testament was duly admitted to probate on February 18, 1986 in the Superior Court of the County of San Luis Obispo, State of California, Probate Case No. 20885. The aforesaid Will appointed me as Executor and named NORMAN F. STARKEY, TRUSTEE OF THE AUTHOR'S FAMILY TRUST-B, AN INTER-VIVOS TRUST ESTABLISHED JANUARY 23, 1986 as sole legatee thereunder. I have heretofore duly qualified as Executor, and am now acting as such.

Affidavit of Norman F. Starkey


Entry to affirm date LRH?s last Will and Testament was admitted to probate.
See entry for 4 January 1989 for full document:

28 Feb
  The San Diego Union-Tribune February 28, 1986

Attorneys for the estate of of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard have asked a fingerprint expert and a handwriting analyst to review Hubbard's will.

The examination should take place soon, said Charles Ogle, the Morro Bay attorney handling Hubbard's probate proceedings.

Ogle said the executor of Hubbard's estate, Scientologist Norman Starkey, asked that experts be called in to look at the signature on the will, which was signed Jan. 23, the day before the 74-year-old Hubbard died of an apparent stroke at his Creston ranch.

Ogle said the reclusive Hubbard often accompanied his signature on legal documents with a fingerprint or thumbprint.

The unnamed handwriting and fingerprint experts will compare the will with past documents signed by Hubbard, the attorney said.

Starkey asked for the analysis in light of statements I've read in the press concerning the contesting of the will, Ogle said.

26 Mar
  U.P.I. March 26, 1986

A six-member jury at a mock federal court trial has recommended Tanja C. Burden, a Las Vegas cocktail waitress, receive $325,000 damages from the Church of Scientology.

The two-day trial before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Jenkins that ended Tuesday was designed to allow lawyers and clients on each side of the suit to see how their case would fare in a full-blown trial, thus encouraging more out-of-court settlements.

Jurors did not know their decision was not binding. The two sides now will seek to work out a settlement rather than go through a time-consuming trial.

In siding with Burden, the jury said it would have awarded here $225,000 damages for breach of contract, and $100,000 for intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Burden joined the Church of Scientology with her family in 1973 when she was 13.

She said in the suit the church promised to promote family unity, free her of mental and emotional problems and even enhance her intelligence but instead was separated from her parents, put in forced labor and fed restricted diets and punished for lapses in performance.

She left the church headquarters in 1977 and filed suit in 1980.

In a similar mock trial earlier this month, a jury recommended the church pay $775,000 to former members Nancy and John McLean of Ontario, Canada, for falsely suing and invading their privacy.

-- Apr
  RTC won its injunction against AAC and Mayo is shut down. His group of people went to another group and continued on.

Jesse Prince letters


This decision gets reversed later by the appellate court.

25 Apr
  U.P.I. April 25, 1986

The estate of the late L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of the Church of Scientology, is suing a North Dakota oil man and his four oil companies for $4.5 million, an attorney said Friday.

Estate executor Norman Starkey of Los Angeles and Author Services Inc., also of Los Angeles, filed suit in federal court in Bismarck earlier this month.

Misrepresentation, breach of contract, negligence and federal securities law violations are alleged in the suit against Dickinson, N.D., oil man Thomas Haugen and his four petroleum and oil equipment companies.

They got themselves in a bind when L. Ron died. There's no basis for the claims. People now (overseeing) his investments are looking for scapegoats, said Haugen's attorney, Ronald Reichart of Dickinson.

Haugen and his oil companies induced Author Services on behalf of Hubbard to invest $4.5 million for acquisition of mineral leases and oil, gas and water disposal wells, Starkey and Author Services said in the suit filed by a Los Angeles law firm.

-- Jun
  Jesse Prince was in the room when Miscavige, Rathbun and Gene Ingram were planning a black intelligence operation to physically beat up Charles O?Reilly. He was also in the room a few days later when they were celebrating having pulled it off.

Jesse Prince tape # 1


The Minutemen ride again!

-- Jul
  In July 1986, a Los Angeles jury awarded $30 million in damages to ex-Scientologist Larry Wollersheim, who claimed that the Church had jeopardized his mental health and deliberately ruined his business. The jury also ruled that the Church must pay $45 million into the Court before they would be allowed to appeal.

A Piece of Blue Sky by Jon Atack

-- Jul
  A Los Angeles jury awards Larry Wollersheim $30 million in damages.

The court found the Church guilty of practicing "Fair Game" against him (they destroyed his business) and awarded damages. One of the intelligence black operations run on him by Miscavige, Rathburn and Ingram, was a fake bomb placed on the doorsteps of his parents. Another was approaching his sister in a supermarket and telling her that Larry will not live to collect any money. Another was physically beating up his attorney, Charles O?Reilly.

The Church appealed the decision.

Just prior to this court decision, Stacy Young is working in the FREEDOM Magazine department of the PR division of OSA US. She is told it looks like Wollersheim was going to win his suit against CSC. Therefore, CSC had to be gutted of all of its assets before the decision was handed down.

All that would be left of CSC would be a corporate shell consisting of a treasury office and the FREEDOM office. So, the FREEDOM office and the Treasury Office of OSA US were moved across the street. Treasury Secretary, Rhea Smith, tells Stacy that all assets of CSC had been taken out of CSC accounts. (Wollersheim later says they transferred 500 million out of CSC reserves.)

Stacy Young affidavit
Jesse Prince tape # 4 # 5


More legal attacks because of practicing the policy Fair Game Law.

Incorrectly Included giving enemies Legal ammunition by practicing Fair Game -

Miscavige and RTC and OSA

15 Jul

15 JULY 1986R REVISED 17 JULY 1987
All Orgs and Missions
Public Notice Board
Academy Supers
LRH Comms


On 24 January 1986, L. Ron Hubbard discarded the MEST body he had been using and moved on to higher level OT research. Prior to this he had researched, written up and issued an incredibly vast amount of material on life and the tech of improving conditions, both for individuals and for groups.

The speed that LRH researched and wrote up new discoveries was so great that it surpassed the rate at which it was released and sent out. LRH thus left behind a wealth of as-yet-unissued material. And he also left behind precise and detailed instructions on how it was to be released.

The purpose of this Scientology Policy Directive is to inform you of how these LRH materials will be issued. LRH's provisions for the future release of his materials included seeing to it that a unit was hatted and trained so that it could carry out his instructions to the letter. This unit was established several years ago in the Office of Senior C/S Int in CMO International, and was and is called LRH Technical Research and Compilations (RTRC). Its staff were thoroughly trained and apprenticed by LRH. His intention in doing this was to ensure that he could continue full speed ahead with his research, in complete confidence that the notes and taped dictations made as he progressed could later be competently put into issuable form and made available to his friends whether he was physically present to do the job or not.

The task of LRH Tech Research and Compilations is to compile* LRH material, from his written notes and following his precise instructions, into standardized types of issues. These include HCO Bulletins, HCO Policy Letters, books and course checksheets, depending on what was specified by LRH. Each of these will consist of the exact Source writings, precisely as LRH wrote them up, and issued per his instructions -- and without additives, deletions or interpretations.

The staff in this unit have also been given extensive and extremely detailed instructions for the handling of revisions to existing materials, where, for example, LRH's notes specified revising or modifying a point in an existing issue because of an illegal alteration by others in the past or because of a later discovery LRH had made.

This does not mean that this unit is the "source" of tech material or that it writes or originates anything. It is not there to originate, experiment with or interpret tech or policy. Its sole purpose is to make available existing Source materials with absolutely no alteration, exactly per LRH's directions. There is only one Source of Dianetics and Scientology tech and policy; there will always be only one Source, and that is L. Ron Hubbard.

Each compilation done by LRH Tech Research and Compilations unit is carefully checked against LRH's writings, to ensure that there is no slightest departure from them and that the purity of the tech is totally protected.

The responsibility for approval of these issues rests with Religious Technology Center.

* compile: To gather and put together (statistics, facts, etc.) in an orderly form. [from Webster's New World Dictionary]

SPD 15.7.86R - 2 -
LRH Tech will continue to be issued in red on white HCO Bulletins. LRH Policy will continue to be issued in green on white HCO Policy Letters. Both these issue types will continue to bear LRH's signature, as they will be assembled directly from his notes and dictation.

HCOBs and HCO PLs that are newly compiled will carry a notation under LRH's name of "Compilation assisted by LRH Technical Research and Compilations". (Reference: HCOB 24 Jan 1977, TECH CORRECTION ROUND-UP)

In instances where LRH notes or instructions require that an existing HCOB or HCO PL be revised or updated, the HCOB or HCO PL will carry a notation under LRH's name of "Revision assisted by LRH Technical Research and Compilations".

There are also some unpublished HCOBs and HCO PLs, fully written in their final form by LRH, which were intended for a later release date. When they are released, the original date will be given along with the date of release. Such issues will be in the usual HCOB or HCO PL format and will not have any "assisted by" notation.

The longstanding rule that "If it isn't in writing from LRH, it's not true" is every bit as valid as it ever was.

Right now there is more than enough tech and policy existing in LRH's HCO PLs, HCOBs, tapes and books to clear this planet and take any person to states higher than he or she ever dreamed were possible. And with the rest of LRH's research writings being issued we will have all of the tech, to take Man to full OT, and all of the administrative
policy, to make the job that much easier.



Wrong Source - Ray Mithoff
Incorrectly included illegal issue (SPDs) -
Omitted Seniority of Issues (SPDs cannot override LRH PLs or HCOBs) -
Altered Sequence = if Ron made RTRC 3 years ago, why wait til he's dead to say so? -
Incorrectly included hidden data line -
Omitted LRH handwritten original authorizing this SPD -
Omitted LRH handwritten originals for what this SPD says -
Omitted LRH handwritten originals for any of their changes -
Falsehood LRH authorized the changes as proven by altered LRH audio tapes- Incorrectly included justification of their High Crimes-
Incorrectly included violation of their corporate charters - CST/RTC
Omitted Application of KSW-
Omitted Comm Ev & Treason assignment for High Crimes of altering tech-
Wrong Target - comm evs on people who apply KSW (to cover up RTC's squirreling)

Ray Mithoff, Snr C/S Int & Staff, RTC, All International Execs


The decision to set up a unit to make alterations to LRH issues comes right after the realization that LRH copyrights had fallen into the public domain. The way they tried to solve that problem is by making alterations to all LRH issues - so they could then say CSI is the author, not LRH - and then get a new copyright on their altered version of the LRH issue. This is a con game wherein they make it appear they own copyrights to LRH issues when in fact they do not.

The original LRH issue that fell into the public domain, by law, remains in the public domain forever. They cannot get it back. The only thing they own a copyright on is their squirrel changes to the LRH issues.

08 Aug
  U.P.I. August 8, 1986

In a first of its kind ruling, a federal appeals court Friday said Congress did not intend for its anti-racketeering law to be used by private groups to gain injunctions halting business practices they oppose.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals lifted an injunction given by U.S. District Judge Mariana R. Pfaelzer to the Church of Scientology as a means of barring dissemination of the Church's ''sacred texts'' by a now-defunct splinter church.

The court also rejected Scientology claims that its sacred texts were protected trade secrets that were stolen and given to the Church of the New Civilization. The appeals court also rejected the trade secrets claim.

The three-judge appeals court said the ''clear message'' of Congress in passing the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO) was that private groups have no power to use preliminary injunctions to block business practices they claim objectionable. That power is reserved for government prosecutions, according to the court.

Scientology attorney John Jacobs said the church would appeal the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.

In the trade secrets portion of the ruling, the court said for the texts to be protected as a trade secret it must convey actual or potential commercial advantage. We do not accept that a trade secret can be based on the spiritual advantage the Church believes its adherents acquire over non-adherents, wrote Judge Harry Pregerson.

Santa Barbara attorney Gary Bright, representing the Church of New Civilization, said the appeals court is forcing the Scientologists to say the texts are either commercial or religious. If its religious then its not subject to trade secrecy. If its commercial activity then it's not religious and can be taxed, Bright said.

David Mayo, who was named in this suit and is still subject to claims of theft of the sacred writings by the Scientologists said from his Palo Alto home that the ruling is a victory for the constitution. Mayo said the splinter church was forced to close as a result of the injunction barring use of the material. It had my hands pretty well tied on freedom of speech and establishment and practice of religion, he said.

09 Aug
  Los Angeles Times August 9, 1986


A federal appeals court ruled Friday that the Church of Scientology's confidential teachings are not protected by California trade secrets law, dealing a blow to the organization's hard-fought campaign to block former members from operating rival churches where courses are offered at a fraction of the cost.

In its unanimous opinion, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said the state law protects economic, but not religious, secrets.

The Church of Scientology not only contended that the confidential materials, called NOTS, were stolen and distributed in violation of federal racketeering laws but that the materials were protected against use by others under California's commercial trade secrets law.

In November, U.S. District Judge Mariana R. Pfaelzer of Los Angeles rendered a major victory for the church, saying that the religious programs did appear to be covered by the commercial trade secrets law.

Pfaelzer issued a preliminary injunction barring further distribution of the confidential materials until a trial could resolve the issue. The injunction effectively put the Advanced Ability Center, also known as the Church of the New Civilization, out of business.

In its 38-page opinion, the appeals court said Pfaelzer erred and that the injunction should not have been issued.

We hold that the California courts would conclude that sacred Scriptures do not meet the definition of a trade secret under California law, Judge Harry Pregerson wrote for the court. The Church of Scientology, the judges said, did not contend that it would suffer economic damage by release of the materials. Indeed, to do so would raise grave doubts about its claim as a religion and a not-for-profit corporation, they added.

Instead, according to the opinion, the church argued that distribution of the materials outside the church's control could spiritually harm anyone who had not been prepared for the revelations through earlier courses.

Reached in Palo Alto, Mayo hailed the circuit court decision as a victory for religious freedom. My contention is that any philosophical or religious idea that can be of benefit to mankind should be available to mankind, he said. The idea of trying to protect a religious idea or a philosophical idea as a trade secret is not only a violation of the Constitution, but it's ethically wrong.

Considered Expensive
The splinter churches say that the Church of Scientology charges far too much for its courses. For example, at the church headquarters in Florida, one upper-level course costs $12,100, while Mayo charged $1,500 for his version of the same course.

First Amendment
Referring to broader First Amendment issues, the judges also questioned whether a court can in effect curtail the religious practices of ex-Scientologists.

Pending an appeal, the case now goes back to Pfaelzer's court. No date has been set for the start of a trial.

Incorrectly Included effort to suppressively use the law to stop people from auditing -
Incorrectly Included effort to suppressively use the law to maintain a monoply -
Incorrectly Included effort to suppressively use the law to deny freedom of religion -

Miscavige & RTC & OSA

Correctly Included protection of the 1st Amendment right of Mayo and his followers to practice their chosen religion - Appeals Court judges

16 Aug
  U.P.I. August 16, 1986

The Church of Scientology has reached out-of-court settlements in four multi-million dollar civil suits, but the details of the settlement were ordered sealed by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Kovachevich.

The settlements were reached in suits filed by former Clearwater, Fla., Mayor Gabe Cazares, who now is a Democratic candidate for Congress; Tanja C. Burden of Las Vegas, Nev.; Nancy McLean of Ontario, Canada; and Margery Wakefield.

The Cazareses sued the Church of Scientology for $1.5 million for invasion of privacy and maliciously prosecuting them with a frivolous lawsuit which was thrown out of court. They contended the Scientologists abused the legal process and subjected them to public humiliation, and that the attorney who represented them in the 1976 case that was dismissed was actually a Scientologist who funneled private information about them to the church.

Burden filed suit in 1980 seeking more than $45 million, alleging the church, its founder L. Ron Hubbard, and his wife Mary Sue Hubbard, and the Clearwater headquarters of the church had enslaved her for more than four years.

The McLeans sued in 1981 alleging invasion of privacy and malicious prosecution, and as in the Cazares case, a slander suit filed by the church was dismissed as frivolous.

Wakefield filed suit in 1982 claiming the church fraudulently promised to cure her mental illness and instead mentally abused her.

We can't talk about the terms of the settlement, Cazares said Friday. But I make no secret about the fact Maggie and I are not unhappy about the settlement. In fact, we're smiling.


More church money wasted to settle suits as a result of OSA Fair Game practices.

19 Sep
  Los Angeles Times September 19, 1986


In a stinging legal defeat for the Church of Scientology of California, a judge refused Thursday to overturn a $30-million verdict against the church or to grant a new trial.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ronald Swearinger affirmed the July 22 jury verdict that awarded $25 million in punitive damages and $5 million in compensatory damages to former Scientologist Larry Wollersheim.

Wollersheim, 37, claimed that church members destroyed his business and drove him to the brink of insanity when he broke with church teachings after an 11-year membership. He said the church labeled him an enemy and organized a business boycott and harassment campaign against him.


More church money wasted to fight suits as a result of OSA Fair Game practices.

26 Sep
William H. WEBSTER, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.
Argued June 3, 1986: Decided Sept. 26, 1986.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia (Civil Action No. 78-0107).

Opinion for the Court filed by Circuit Judge STARR:

The appeal before us marks the end of a case that has eight years of litigation in a case that has never passed beyond the stage of pre-trial discovery. The District Court dismissed the case ...for failure to comply with a discovery. Specifically, L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of the Church of Scientology, failed to appear for a court-ordered deposition to inquire into his status as a managing agent of that organization. We are satisfied that the District Court acted lawfully within its authority and sound discretion. We therefore affirm.


In 1978, the Founding Church of Scientology of Washington, D.C. filed suit on behalf of itself and a class composed of all Churches and Missions of Scientology in the United States. In its complaint, Scientology named the United States and numerous federal officals as defendants. The complaint alleged an extensive campaign of government harassment that included illegal investigative and law enforcement activities, collection and dissemination of information about Scientology and other related organizations, and encouragement of hostility toward the movement inside and outside the federal government.

The other defendants, named in their official capacities, were the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Attorney General Of the United States, the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, the Secretary of the Treasury, the Chief of the United States National Central Bureau of the International Criminal Police Organization, the Director of the National Security Agency, the Secretary of the Army and the Postmaster General. For convenience sake, the various defendants- appellees will frequently be referred to in our discussion as "the Government."

By virtue of this alleged unlawful activity, Scientology asserted violations of the First, Fourth and Ninth Amendments to the Constitution.

Subsequent developments in the case followed on the heels of a criminal prosecution, United States v. Mary Sue Hubbard, ... brought against nine high ranking officials of the Church of Scientology. In that case, several defendants stipulated that the network of Scientology organizations had conducted a broad campaign against U.S. Government entities and officials, particularly the Internal Revenue Service. This concerted campaign by the Scientology apparatus encompassed a wide range of illegal activities, including theft of government documents for use in litigation against the United States, falsification of government identification cards, wiretapping, infiltration and perjury.

In a Stipulation of Evidence submitted in that case, the defendants recounted a full- fledged campaign mounted by the Church of Scientology and its affiliated organizations against the United States Government, particularly the Internal Revenue Service. The conspiracy, involving all levels of the Church hierarchy, encompassed theft of government documents for use in litigation against the United States, falsification of government identification cards, wiretapping, infiltration and perjury.

The criminal case does not stand alone. The Tax Court decision to which we previously referred denied the Church tax exempt status in part because of this conspiracy by the Scientology organizations beginning in 1969 and continuing at least until July 7, 1977.

Finding that the Church of Scientoloy of California filed false tax returns, burglarized IRS offices, stole IRS documents, and harassed, delayed, and obtructed IRS agents who tried to audit the Church's records, the Tax Court held that the California Church had violated public policy and thereby lost entitlement to any exemption which it might otherwise have enjoyed.


More Legal losses and damages to the church resulting from practicing Fair Game.

It should be abundantly clear by now that the Fair Game Policy is more than a Liability to the church - it's condition is ENEMY.

It's tone level is 1.1 - under the guise of assisting the church - it destroys it.

In the interest of the Church's survival - cancellation of the criminal, fascist Fair Game Policy and enforced disconnection - has to happen. It is a major point of needed Reform.

28 Sep
  Guillaume Leserve, the Executive Director International, put out an order binding on all Sea Org members. The September 28, 1986 Flag Order No. 3905 forbade Sea Org members from having any more new children. The reason given by ED Int. was that the Sea Org simply did not have the time, money and resources to raise children properly.

The affidavit also gives details on the use of ethics to enforce abortions on Sea Org members who became pregnant.

U.S. District Court, Central District Of California, Case No. Cv 91 6426 Hlh (tx)
Church Of Scientology International, Plaintiff, Vs. Steven Fishman And Uwe Geertz
Declaration Mary Tabayoyon, 4 April 1994


Another indicator of the 1.1 tone level of the current top management.

28 Sep
  Library of Congress records show that:

CSI copyrights their squirrel version of the LRH book Problems of Work.

Veritas Website

24 Oct
  Library of Congress records show that:

CSI copyrights their squirrel version of the LRH book The Fundamentals of Thought.

Veritas Website

27 Oct
  Forbes October 27, 1986


L. Ron Hubbard, one of the most bizarre entrepreneurs on record, proved cult religion can be big business. Now he's declared dead, and the question is, did he take $200 million with him? ?at least $200 million in cash produced by his strange creation was gathered in Hubbard's name, and there is believed to be much more in organization assets.

It is something no one may know outside a small, secretive band of Hubbard's followers: What is happening to all that money?

The IRS was later able to prove in court that he was meanwhile skimming money, at least $3 million in 1972 alone, and laundering it through schemes involving phony billings, a dummy corporation in Panama and secret Swiss bank accounts.

The question was always how to get more money into Hubbard's pocket and how to hide that from the IRS, says Franks, who was responsible for investing about $150 million of church reserves in 1980, most of it held in foreign currencies.

There was literally cash all over the place. There would be people leaving from Florida for Europe with bags of cash on a weekly basis. There were hundreds of bank accounts. In 1981 Franks started taking Hubbard's name off these accounts as signatory -- 15 years after Hubbard was said to have retired from the church -- to hide the connection to church funds they represented.

Instead, much of the organization's cash reportedly wound up in the Religious Research Foundation (RRF), which former church members say was a Liberian shell corporation with bank accounts in Luxembourg and Liechtenstein. RRF was set up by three otherwise unimportant board members who had submitted their resignations in advance.

The RRF was used as a way station for money from the church to the unseen Hubbard's own accounts in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Franks claims that RRF accounts alone totaled well over $100 million by 1981.

In 1980 Laurel Sullivan, for seven years Hubbard's principal public relations official, was put in charge of an internal operation called Mission Corporate Category Sortout at the behest of Miscavige. Sullivan says she planned ways to juggle the church's corporations to shield the unseen Hubbard from legal liability and to ensure that the income lines to Hubbard from the church could not be traced.

A separate corporation called Author Services, Inc. (ASI) was formed to manage Hubbard's financial affairs and, apparently, those of the church as well. According to Howard Schomer, ASI's treasury secretary in 1982, he sent up through Hubbard's messengers weekly updates on Hubbard's net worth from ASI. Schomer says Hubbard was pulling in well over $1 million a week through ASI when he, Schomer, left and that Hubbard's net worth, through ASI alone, had risen more than $30 million in a nine-month period in 1982.

A particularly handy device to get money to Hubbard was back-billing the church for Hubbard's past services. According to Schomer and others, Hubbard's weekly gross income was the most important statistic kept by ASI, and it was ordained that the income keep rising.

The most remarkable transaction of all took place in 1982, when sources say Hubbard or his agents sold some of his copyrights for a reported $85 million and donated his trademarks, which were also valued at $85 million, to still another corporation, Religious Technology Center. (This dual transaction created an offsetting deduction, thanks to the donation, which made the sale effectively tax-free.) The head of Religious Technology Center also happens to be the very same man who notarized the document that authorized a key part of the transaction -- David Miscavige.

Altogether, FORBES can total up at least $200 million gathered in Hubbard's name through 1982. There may well have been much more.

Yet the money machine was still grinding on nationwide and in some foreign countries. It soon developed that Hubbard had other books to sell -- a seemingly endless succession of science fiction novels started appearing in 1982. Harvey Haber, who served as Hubbard's personal literary representative, says the order went out in 1982 to local Scientology missions and individual members to buy up specified numbers of copies. It added up, he reports, to tens of thousands of copies, many of them bought only to be warehoused by the church.

Sometimes single orders for 20 or 30 copies would be placed. But usually neatly dressed young adults would appear in bookstores and buy 2 or 3 copies apiece of Hubbard's books, usually for cash. The first such novel, Battlefield Earth, soon began appearing on best- seller lists. Battalions of neatly dressed customers have been buying ever since.

Millions in royalties were taken after 1981 in this fashion. All of this money went to Author Services, controlled by the messengers.

In late September 1985, the Internal Revenue Service sent a letter to the Church of Scientology, warning that it might indict Hubbard for tax fraud.

The church itself, meanwhile, faces its strongest challenge for survival. Annual income, reportedly about $150 million in the early 1980s, is now thought to be half that in the wake of the purges. Membership is down.

Moreover, an IRS criminal investigation is gathering momentum in Los Angeles, and new litigation has flooded the courts. Awards for damages and personal suffering are being made, some in the tens of millions of dollars, to former members as well as external critics.

So, as the original enterprise shrinks, a new, ungovernable cottage industry grows up around it. It was created by the messengers' purges, and it further undermines the organization that the messengers inherit. Hubbard -- or his messengers -- or both together, no one may ever quite know which, brought their troubles on themselves.


In probate court Hubbard?s estate was valued at around 26 million. There appears to be a lot of missing money - 100 million or more.

10 Nov
  Norman F. Starkey registers "Ned for OTs series" with Library of Congress, listing him, d.b.a. the L. Ron Hubbard Library, as "employer for hire" for "complilation", and LRH for "text."

Library of Congress LOCIS record

-- Dec
  In a surprise move in December 1986, the Church settled every case brought against them through Boston attorney Michael Flynn. They also settled out of court with former Mission Holder Martin Samuels, and with Julie Christofferson-Tichboume. In a secret agreement, the plaintiffs agreed not to make any further public statements about Scientology, nor to disclose the amount of their settlements. When the document finally leaked out, it contained an interesting clause, saying that the amounts paid in settlement depended in part upon the" length and degree of harassment" each plaintiff had received.

The payments amounted to almost $4 million, with Armstrong taking $800,000, and Flynn $1,075,000. For that price the Scientologists bought the silence of their most significant opponents.

With the Armstrong settlement, the Hubbard archives material which had been held under seal was returned to the Scientologists. The contents of the Affirmations, the Blood Ritual, and Hubbard's letters to his three wives may never be published; but there is enough historical evidence now in the public record to show Hubbard for what he was.

Michael Flynn fought against the Church for seven years. When Flynn settled, he gave all of his Scientology files (apart from client material) to the Church. But he had tried to ensure that the good fight would continue.

A Piece of Blue Sky by Jon Atack

Incorrectly Included cover up of the truth by gagging people in settlements -

RTC & Church PR

-- Dec
  Late 1986

Michael Flynn is representing dozens of clients in a suit against Scientology. He settles the suits but cannot obtain agreement for one of his clients to be silent, Scott Mayer, who was Hubbard's Fleet Captain. The reason is that Mayer is working for the IRS as a paralegal and the IRS still has pending litigation with C of S.

When Scientology located Mayer living in Laguna, Ca., his car mysteriously exploded in a fire ball.

United States District Court Central District of California
Michael Pattinson vs RTC Case No. 98-3985CAS (SHx)


The Minutemen ride again?

17 Dec
  Los Angeles Times December 17, 1986

A former archivist for the Church of Scientology has agreed to return thousands of pages of confidential church documents in exchange for an undisclosed payment as part of a settlement of his lawsuit against the church, attorneys confirmed Tuesday.

The documents, which a Superior Court judge said portray church founder L. Ron Hubbard as virtually a pathological liar, have been under court seal for nearly four years pending the outcome of Gerald Armstrong's fraud and misrepresentation lawsuit.

Armstrong will receive an undisclosed cash payment under terms of the confidential settlement approved last week in Los Angeles Superior Court.

18 Dec
  The New York Times December 18, 1986

In sealed court settlements, the beleaguered Church of Scientology has agreed to pay former members more than $5 million to settle two dozen lawsuits that allege fraud, misrepresentation and other abuses by the organization, sources close to the church said today.

Recently, one of the church's lawyers was disbarred in Florida after the State Bar concluded he had participated in a covert effort to discredit public officials who were critical of the church.

29 Dec
  U.P.I. December 29

Developer convicted of extortion in Scientology case

A real estate developer was convicted by a federal jury Monday of extortion for selling false information to the Church of Scientology about a forged $1.5 million check drawn on the account of church founder L. Ron Hubbard. The U.S District Court jury deliberated for two days before convicting George Kattar, 67, of Metheun of extortion for collecting one- third of a $100,000 reward offered for information about the forgery.

The check was drawn, but never passed, on Hubbard's account in 1982. Kattar and co- defendant Harvey Brower, 49, of Swampscott, allegedly blamed a long-time church adversary, Boston lawyer Michael Flynn, for attempting to pass the bad check. The jury cleared Kattar of fraud and Brower of all charges.

A government witness, Larry J. Reservitz, testified at the defendants' trial that Flynn was not involved in the scheme. Reservitz secretly tape recorded conversations in which Kattar and Brower decided to falsely blame Flynn for the forgery, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Gary Crossen. Reservitz, formerly of Brookline, testified that he masterminded the attempt to pass the forged check, which failed.

During the three-week trial, a former church official testified that Kattar and Brower obtained $30,000 from the church in exchange for information linking Flynn to the forged check. The official, Geoffrey Shervell, said Kattar threatened him in an attempt to collect the remaining $67,000 in 1984. Neither Kattar nor Brower testified during the trial.

Kattar is free until sentencing, which is scheduled for Feb. 5 in U.S. District Court.


Who are these people? What is this all about? This is the forged check scandal that the church accused Flynn of doing and Flynn accused the church of doing. Now we find out out it was neither side, it was these guys who no one ever heard of? Who are they?

31 Dec
  On the last day of 1986, a group of over 400 former members initiated a billion-dollar suit against the Church. Throughout 1986, a group of over 400 former Scientologists gathered to create a Class Action against the Church. They called themselves Freedom for All In Religion, or FAIR.

Former highly-placed Hubbard aides broke silence for the first time.

At the time of writing, after five amended Complaints, FAIR had failed to have a Complaint accepted for trial.

A Piece of Blue Sky by Jon Atack

31 Dec
  The Associated Press December 31, 1986

$1 Billion Fraud Suit Filed by Former Members

More than 400 current and former Scientologists filed a $1 billion suit against the church Wednesday, alleging efforts to compromise or pay off two Florida judges and siphon $100 million to foreign bank accounts.

The class action filed by attorney Lawrence Levy contends church officials or their representatives committed fraud. It says information obtained during purportedly confidential auditing sessions with a lie detector-like device is used for purposes of blackmail and extortion. The suit seeks an injunction and $1 billion in punitive damages plus unspecified general damages.

The suit describes a purported November 1981 struggle to control church assets in which Miscavige allegedly locked up church leader William Franks in a room for several weeks while Miscavige assumed control of all corporate bank accounts and other assets. In April 1982, the suit alleges, Miscavige ordered the payment of $250,000 to 'set up' and frame United States District Judge Ben Krentzman in a scheme to compromise him with drugs and prostitutes.

The lawsuit alleges that the church fraudulently misrepresented Hubbard's background to suggest he was a nuclear physicist who had no interest in exploiting Scientology for personal gain.

In fact, it said, Hubbard had failed his college physics course, had a mail-order degree from a college which he created or owned, formed various Scientology organizations to solely make money through deceit and misrepresentation and defrauded the church of more than $100 million that Hubbard allegedly diverted to Liechtenstein bank accounts, $30 million of which remains in Hubbard's estate.

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