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SCIENTOLOGY DRUG REHAB CENTER HIT WITH FIVE MORE LAWSUITS

Narconon Arrowhead

Narconon Arrowhead

Scientology’s troubled flagship drug rehab facility in Oklahoma — Narconon Arrowhead — was hit with five additional lawsuits today, all filed by Gary Richardson, the attorney who is handling four other wrongful death and fraud suits against the center.

Three deaths at the facility in nine months (the last in July 2012) has resulted in local and state investigations, the Oklahoma legislature is this week considering a new bill to tighten regulation of the facility, and earlier this month Narconon Arrowhead’s CEO, Gary Smith, had his drug counselor certification permanently revoked.

And today, Gary Richardson filed five additional lawsuits against the facility, each of which is alleging that Narconon is a fraudulent business that advertises bogus success rates. Each of the suits names Narconon Arrowhead, Narconon International, and Scientology’s “good works” umbrella non-profit, the Association for Better Living and Education.

“If all that I have been hearing for the past few months is true, these suits are only an example of what goes on at this facility and the deceptive methods used by Narconon to get new people into the facility,” Richardson tells us.

The lawsuits…

– Mary Cantu is suing for fraud after paying $13,000 to Narconon for her son to attend in July 2011, but then he left in a panic just two weeks later after feeling his safety was endangered.

– Lisa Gray is suing after putting her son in the facility in May 2011 and then removing him in July. Like Cantu, she says Narconon is a fraudulent program that doesn’t deliver what it promises.

– Gina Nelsen is suing after paying $25,000 for her son’s treatment in October 2012. When she raised questions about the untruths she’d been told about the program, she alleges that her son was kicked out of the facility, “Thereafter, the Defendants transported Plaintiff’s son to the Salvation Army in Tulsa, Oklahoma, more than a hundred miles away, with only the clothes on his back, where he stayed until he was able to take a bus and secure some clothing, that was donated by local churches and friends.”

– Sue Ann Newman and Dena Shobe are suing after Sue Ann was admitted as a patient at Narconon in May 2012 on false promises that she and her sister, Dena Shobe, could get a special low price through a work program. Instead, “Defendants fraudulently, and without Plaintiffs’ knowledge or permission, applied for a Discovery Card and a Visa Card, in the name of Plaintiff, SHOBE. Thereafter, Defendants fraudulently billed to Plaintiff’s Discovery credit car $7,000 and billed $7,500 to Plaintiff’s Visa credit card, again, all without the knowledge and/or permission of the Plaintiffs.”

– Vicki White is suing because she says fraudulent means were used to enroll her son in Narconon and keep him there, despite her attempts to get him out because of concerns that his medical needs weren’t being addressed. Like the others, she is alleging that Narconon’s business practices are simply a form of fraud.

Richardson is also handling the wrongful death lawsuits for families in the deaths of three Narconon patients: Gabriel Graves, 32, who died in October 2011, Hillary Holten, 21, in April 2012, and Stacy Dawn Murphy, 20, in July 2012. County and state investigators are also reportedly looking into the 2009 death of Kaysie Dianne Werninck, 28.

We’ll add to this story as we get more detail. For now, here are the lawsuits…

Mary Cantu vs Narconon…

Mary Cantu vs Narcono

Lisa Gray vs Narconon…

Lisa Gray vs Narconon

Gina Nelsen vs Narconon…

Gina Nelsen vs Narconon

Sue Ann Newman and Dena Shobe vs Narconon…

Sue Ann Newman vs Narconon

Vicki White vs Narconon…

Vicki White vs Narconon

 

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Posted by Tony Ortega on March 21, 2013 at 14:10

 

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  • 1subgenius

    Nice.

  • John P.

    WOW! It sure sucks to be Miscavige. And these were filed just in time for 2:00pm on Thursday, to raise the “lawsuits in shop” stat to “affluence.”

    Five separate suits from the same attorney… I wonder if this will be consolidated into a class action over time, with lots of other duped plaintiffs joining in, and raising the settlement cost into the tens of millions of dollars. One can but hope. The flip side is keeping the suits separate, and overwhelming the management structure (i.e., Miscavige) who has to meddle in five separate proceedings instead of only one big one.

    • Trustmeonthis

      They make differing claims, especially the credit card fraud case. This ought to be deliciously enturbulating.

      • mirele

        Yeah, the credit card one is most interesting.

        • http://twitter.com/winds_of_time Dana Knight

          Ooohhh! Credit card fraud is very serious. Will mostly like include charges of “identity theft” ….along with a multitude of other crimes. Looks like the “con” in Nar-con-on has finally been exposed!

    • Jgg2012

      How many lawsuits do you think it will take to bankrupt Co$?

      • Captain Howdy

        Hopefully it won’t be over 9000

        • mirele

          It only took 2,000 for the IRS to cave on the tax exemption.

          • http://twitter.com/winds_of_time Dana Knight

            Attorneys are starving for these type of cases right now……..if anonymous emails were sent to hundreds of attorneys…….with this article attached……well who knows…….there might be well over a thousand cases to keep Moxie busy.

    • InTheNameOfXenu

      Wow, indeed! Now McTinnyFists will put more pressure on IAS fundraising which will drive even more old-timers away. This is the tip of the iceberg. The worst is yet to come.

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist
        • Captain Howdy

          That was kewl, your Holiness.

        • sugarplumfairy

          Jeeez.. And all I heard was Wow.. not a single expletive.. That’s more amazing to me than the video.. I really need to clean up my act..

          • TheHoleDoesNotExist

            imagine Davey Miss Carnage in that boat. Hey, you could write his script. hah

            • sugarplumfairy

              Lol.. YSCITFT!!! (…in the frozen tundra!!!)

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Eckert/100002715429426 Robert Eckert
      • Gus_Cox

        Oh, yes, I’m sure he’ll tell them that all this enturbulation is due to German psychs screaming as the mounted, flag-bearing bastions of the IAS crush psychiatry for good… but we just need to make this last big push.

        Dig deep, suckers.

    • California

      Class actions….. nope, I do not see it. Every good attorney I have spoken with does not think it is a good idea.

      But multiple individual actions…… this is good.

      I missed reading your posts…. glad you are posting here on Narconon issues.

      • http://twitter.com/winds_of_time Dana Knight

        Isn’t that how Davy made the IRS bow to him…….by launching 200 individual lawsuits against them? Mmmmm I wonder if 200 pissed off Narconon customers (or their parents) could be found to launch a similar tsunami against Narconon.

    • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

      Mr. Miscavige is the single most important person who has ever lived or will ever live.

      http://otviiisgrrr8.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/cob-softer-side.png

      • Captain Howdy

        WTF ? Liberace Cobnholio

        • Missionary Kid

          My thought, exactly. What an insult to the Queen of the Piano.

      • stillgrace

        Does COB know that you are scrolling through the pages of the WWP’s DM shoop thread??!
        Oh, the entheta!!!

  • Sherbet

    Insert smiley face here.

  • SandiCorrena

    Holy Guacamole!!!! ……and DANCING! DM is going to have to have an estate sale to settle all these suits; wonder how much his tanning bed will bring in?

    • Unex Skcus

      Yummm… guacamole :)

  • Truthiwant

    The fraud of Narconon is identical to the fraud of Scientology. It’s all about getting
    every last penny out of you. And when things don’t work out as promised, then
    it is your own fault because your ethics are out or some other ridiculous excuse.
    The con is so obvious now, but when I was doing Scientology it was not so
    obvious to be able to see the con. This is the power of control that they have
    over you. Today, it really makes me feel sick to how I could have fallen for it
    all.

    • Mighty Korgo of Teegeeack

      Thanks, Truth. You put it so well. We have the science of the mind, the science of the soul, the science of drug rehab. They are and always have been transparent swindles. Thankfully, the Scientologists are finally being called out on one of them. May that be the crack that begins the rend.

    • Unex Skcus

      Don’t feel sick… feel happy that you’re out of the fraudster’s con, and have your *own* life before you. Best wishes mate.

  • Pepsicat

    They should bring lawsuits against the INDIVIDUALS who lied to them.

    • http://www.facebook.com/phil.mckraken.58726 Phil McKraken

      That makes sense. Why not do that? Lawyers, explain.

      • jensting

        The individuals make 10%. The criminal organisation known as the “church” of $cientology makes 90% and orders around the individuals. Any more questions?

    • http://twitter.com/sandyshores50 Sunny Sands

      IANAL but you sue the deep pockets.

    • mirele

      They were doing it as agents of the cult; hence, sue the cult.

  • Captain Howdy

    Auf Wiedersehen to Der Weinersnitchel/House of Pain detox franchise..knock on Davey McCarthy’s wooden head.

  • Mary_McConnell

    Terrific news!! Thanks for reporting this. Kudos to Gary Richardson, and colleagues at Richardson Richardson Boudreaux Keesling. for taking this on!

  • http://www.facebook.com/bradgreenwood Bradley Greenwood

    Yikes! They’ve hit a new low if the alleged credit card fraud is proven to be true. It makes one wonder how much more will never be revealed. This will probably put COB off his oats today.

    • 1subgenius

      Consistent with the stories of exes and the credit card stuff the regges pull.
      There’s something funny with the money.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Credit card Creative Financing in scientology has been around since, well, credit cards!

    • dagobarbz

      Neigh…as long as there’s money for booze and smokes and lift shoes, DM is happy as a clam in de Nile.

  • monkeyknickers

    DM really shot himself in the foot, putting all the brains of the operation into the RPF. Now when the media comes knocking to ask why the hell and what the fuck, he’ll have nobody to artfully lip-service them away. He’s on his own. Poor sucker.

    • Skwerl King

      Yes. Every competent evil dictator knows to be supportive and loyal to competent underlings. .

    • EnthralledObserver

      Trouble is, as DM is suffering Narcissistic Personality Disorder for sure (at least), he thinks HE’s the best and ONLY competent one in the room.

  • Sherbet

    There’s some “fun” reading here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/Search/Narconon.aspx

    • California

      I think it is a new name for a Narconon facility.

      • Sherbet

        The old shell game.

    • Mary_McConnell

      AFR is another Narconon front group run by former Narconon Stone Hawk owner Per Wickstrom and his sister, Pamela Anderson. There is also Per Wickstrom’s “Best Drug Rehab, Search that term and wait til you see all the complaints. “Best Drug Rehabilitation, Inc” is the legal name

      We discuss and research all these programs and more at http://www.reachingforthetippingpoint.net or http://reaching4.info for short.

      • Sherbet

        Thanks, Mary. And thanks for all you’ve done and continue to do!

      • Missionary Kid

        Hopefully this helps to qualify them for a RICO prosecution,

  • 1subgenius

    Anyone know how many poor souls are left in the place?
    One would think that there is an exodus.

    • Old OT7

      40,000 tops!

      • 1subgenius

        Not possible.
        You do know I meant Arrowhead?
        Even 40k for all Narconons seems way high.

        • Old OT7

          I meant 40,000 members worldwide.

      • Old OT7

        Sorry! I meant 40,000 worldwide membership!

    • http://www.facebook.com/teleny Alissa Mower Clough

      It’s under 9000!

  • Chocolate Velvet

    Yes! This is such good news. Soon there will be no more narCONon money-machine for the COS. No more preying on addicts and their families in a desperate hour.

    This calls for a celebration! I’m baking a caek tonight. Chocolate, of course…

  • MissCabbage

    Wait a minute!!
    The cult’s purpose of a lawsuit is: “to harass and discourage rather than win.
    The law can be used very easily to harass, and … to cause professional decease. If possible, of course, ruin him utterly.”

    Davey, there is another reason for a suit… JUSTICE!

  • Espiando

    One of these days, after the litigation has played out, I would love to get all of the attorneys together in one room and throw them the biggest party you could ever imagine, complete with a DM pinata. Richardson, Ken Dandar, Sugar Ray Jeffrey, and everyone else deserve much more than that, but at least we can show them that their part in the fight has been appreciated.

  • mook

    as Jim Morrison once sang, this is the end

  • http://twitter.com/sandyshores50 Sunny Sands

    How the tide has turned, Scientology on the receiving end instead of being the plaintiff of multiple lawsuits.

    • 0tessa

      My thoughts exactly!

    • http://www.facebook.com/teleny Alissa Mower Clough

      Wonder how their “never defend, always attack” strategy is going to work out now?

      • Unex Skcus

        As it does nowadays: FAIL.

  • InTheNameOfXenu

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHOOHOOHOOOHAHAHAHAHAHOOHOOOHOOHAHAHA!!!

    • 0tessa

      HIHIHIHIHIHI …..

    • Ze Moo

      NarCONon will change its name and move down the road and set up shop again. Or move to another state, or anywhere they can operate with out oversight. In a previous posting, someone stated that there were many NarCONons in Mexico. CO$ will give up their NarCONon only when the don’t bring in the money. Its always ‘show me the money’ for CO$. NarCONon shut down, if it every happens, will only deprive CO$ of some cash flow. Losing that cash will not hurt CO$ at all.

      • California

        Do not be discouraged. With the new laws/rules/regs coming in requiring substance abuse facilities to confirm to the same rigorous standards of mental health facilities, it does not matter what a facility calls itself…. it will have to conform or be shut down.

        All we can do in terms of Mexico is to help with Spanish language postings and to inform the authorities down there about what is going on……

      • InTheNameOfXenu

        Maybe I got away with myself there for a moment. But in my honest opinion I think these 5 new lawsuits against Narconon, plus Luis Garcia’s lawsuit could start a chain reaction. There is much money to be made by law firms in suing $cientology and I believe they are realizing this. Like I said before, 2012 was a nightmare for Miscavige and it’ll only get worse in 2013.

        • Ze Moo

          All of the things being sued for happen at all of the other NarCONon too. Everywhere there is a NarCONon, there should be a hungry lawyer suing them. The bad publicity alone will tar and feather CO$. These lawsuits are suing for standard NarCONon practices. Every state with a NarCONon could be having these suits for fraud, etc.

      • Gus_Cox

        Losing the income stream may not hurt Scientology, much – but the fat judgements will hurt bad.

      • Unex Skcus

        Understand what you’re saying, ZM, but I think that this ongoing and ever increasing exposure must be having a huge impact on preventing “fresh meat” from being indoctrinated. Which I think is more important that any cash hurt for Co$.

      • jensting

        Once the organisation is convicted of organised fraud there might be one or two issues with flowing money to David “he is NOT insane!” Miscavige.

      • Del Ling

        You are correct, but every single suit shows people it can be done. It emboldens lawyers and journalists.

        As for Narconon in other countries and maybe other US states, us critics should use what’s surfacing here and relay it to the local media. Stuff like this happening in the ‘heart’ of Narconon opens for more investigations locally…

        Guess it’s time for me to send another round of emails to media outlets in my country. :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/ToryMagoo44 Tory Christman

      Tick Tock, Baby! Well said, InTheNameofXenu!! :)

      • Del Ling

        The time is really running out now, isn’t it! The ticking get louder for every tock for the violent guy at the top…

    • jojo neal

      Me too! (If I typed all the ha’s i feel, my hand would fall off.)

  • Sherbet

    I wish so much we had a mole in cob’s inner circle. It would be so much fun to know exactly what he’s doing and saying as his financial fortress crumbles.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Here ‘ya go Sherbet…..After Bohemian Musical Chair games, there’s only One chair man left.

      http://youtu.be/lb158OxerRU

  • DeElizabethan

    Yea! 5 X added to the other 3! Super news, jumpin’ for joy!

    Kudo’s to Gary Richardson.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist
    • Unex Skcus

      And to DM! After all, he just can’t help but “sh*t in his own backyard”.

  • 10oriocookies

    Ouch! Yet they are opening up a new medical detox down the road. http://Www.arrowheaddetox.com.

    Licensed by the dept of mental health, wtf are they thinking?

    • PreferToBeAnon2

      say what?!!

      • 10oriocookies

        Yep. Got an email from ABLE International today. They have certified detox specialists and use light massage techniques and sauna treatments. Its code for “we are scientology also”

        • PreferToBeAnon2

          Sounds like this might be a good time for an Anon protest… Unbelievable! It’s like playing whack-a-mole!

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Colin-Henderson/1201852113 Colin Henderson

            I’m down

          • dagobarbz

            Target should be state offices this time. They opened another detox during a shitstorm…wtf?

        • Captain Howdy

          And if you go to the site and read about their detox methods all of the sudden the word “assists” starts popping up.

          All this time these slimy bastards have been building a back up plan. And it does look nice from the photo which I’m sure is going lure some poor family into this nightmare.

          They even claim they treat for methadone, where as most legitimate detoxes won’t touch someone on methadone because it takes weeks to withdrawal from. The methadone clinics are suppose to administer any emergency detox. They hint at providing meds for alcohol detox..yea right.

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          Gee, I wonder if Gary Richardson would be a little interested, Eric?

          At first I was like slumping down in my chair, but then before my brain cells fired up and I realized what this all could mean, my feet … they started twitching, and then all of a sudden, I can’t stop …..

          http://youtu.be/Ek9-HGHT1Pk

          • 10oriocookies

            Already spoke with him.

            • 10oriocookies

              :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Colin-Henderson/1201852113 Colin Henderson

      Its been open for several months now. Arrowhead Medial Detox has been
      issued a 6 month temporary permit by ODMHSAS as of Nov. 2012.

      • 10oriocookies

        Its funny they still send me stuff. I guess they are trying to drum up some more business by using the ABLE mailing lists. Cant believe they got a license during these investigations and such. The detox website is more of the same deceptive advertising as all their others. At least the detox is coming up for renewal soon. I hope there will be a bit more scrutiny this time.

        • California

          Contact appropriate authorities, please, guys.

          • 10oriocookies

            Attorney General, Governor of OK, Senator Ivester, Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors and Dept of Mental Health have been contacted.

            • California

              Excellent work!

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          Yes, what Cali said. !

      • Mary_McConnell

        Wait, I thought they were opened in Jan 2011 or Jan 2012? And then got an extension

      • Mary_McConnell

        remember this, Colin? :

        OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES
        ALCOHOL AND DRUG TREATMENT PROGRAM

        PLAN OF CORRECTION FOR QUALITY CLINICAL STANDARDS
        November 16, 2011

        For Narconon of Oklahoma, Inc. dba Narconon Arrowhead Canadian, OK
        Non-Medical Detoxification

        The on site review for the agency referenced above resulted in the following score for Quality Clinical Standards: 94%

        Based on this review, the following Quality Clinical Standards were found to be non compliant:

        PLAN OF CORRECTION FOR

        Agency:
        Narconon of Oklahoma, Inc.
        dba Narconon Arrowhead

        Review Date: November 16, 2011

        QUALITY CLINICAL STANDARDS
        Page Number: 2 … Form for Arrowhead to fill out and return on how they are correcting the following deficiencies

        450:18-7-3.1.
        Confidentiality of mental health and drug or alcohol abuse treatment information

        450:15-3-20.1
        Consumer rights regarding confidentiality of mental health and drug or alcohol abuse treatment information (d) (9) and (12)

        EXPLANATION
        OF DEFICIENCY:

        Three of four releases reviewed had an expiration date, and one of four had the communicable disease statement in bold type.

    • Ze Moo

      They claim to ‘take private health insurance’. Who in their right mind would pay them? When I saw Gary Smiths name, I knew the con was on. This place will be shut down when OK properly certifies and inspects its rehab and detox facilities.

      • John P.

        “Taking private health insurance” means that if an insurance company were to cut them a check, they would certainly cash it. But that is a far different thing from insurance companies actually paying for the quack treatments that Narconon offers. I suspect that they say they take insurance and desperate parents hear “our services are covered by insurance” and only discover when their reimbursement is turned down that these two are not at all the same.

        • Ze Moo

          Fraud upon fraud, who would have thought it. Detox is often a bed at a local hospital for alcoholics anyway. I have a friend who went thru it 20 years ago and withdrawal from booze can be nasty. The Narconon detox says they use drugs to help with the detox, isn’t that a Lron no-no?

        • NoName

          They took United Health Care in Georgia, and now they’re being investigated for taking cash payment from the mark’s (err, patient’s) family in addition to billing the insurance for the same treatment. At least that is how I understood it. I think we’ll see some more epic lulz and enterbulation, and probably criminal prosecution coming out of that one.

        • Ze Moo

          The ‘we’ll bill the health insurance company and if we get paid, you get your cash deposit back’ scam was successfully used at NarCONon Georgia and Arrowhead. Now they are being sued for fraud. Justice may be available yet. The line ‘lying liars who lie’ is just to descriptive of the CO$ in all its guises….

      • California

        No reputable insurance company covers Narconon. For those of you lucky enough to have medical/substance abuse facilities insurance, check with your company…. there will be a list of the substance abuse (SA) facilities that they will cover but never for the full amount. Narconon is not on any of the lists.

        Yes, they would love to take anyone’s private insurance and occasionally will submit claims but once the insurance companies realize it is Narconon, the claims are refused. Narconon, as they did in Georgia, has also filed false claims and that injustice and fraud is being handled by the Insurance Commissioner, who “has teeth” as even the Insurance Commission stated.

        Karma is catching up with them…….

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Found this one just for you. Laughed my ass off. Wish they could play this one in court.

      “Some Recruiter That I Used To Know”

      http://youtu.be/Ba6Igu1MvE0

    • stillgrace

      OMG. How can they get away with this? This website is slick and deceiving. If it weren’t for the
      “Gary W. Smith” signature on the Client Orientation page, I might be taken in.

      • Captain Howdy

        Klonopin is a Benzodiazepine and along with alcohol is one of the most dangerous drugs to detox from. Detoxing from either “cold turkey” can cause seizures and death and often does.

        • stillgrace

          Wow. Thanks. In the recorded Narconon recruiting You-Tube from PreferToBeAnon2 (earlier in this thread), the woman that called for a referral to a treatment center stated she had a seizure problem from birth, took Lithium for manic depression, and drank heavily.

          He called her an alcoholic and stated (in so many words) that no reputable doctor would prescribe medications for her depression while she was drinking. He didn’t seem concerned at all about her seizures, just wanted her to “detox from the alcohol.” It sounded very DANGEROUS to me, and indeed, also to the woman who called.

          These people are playing with fire. Persons seeking treatment need to be warned that these cons don’t know what they’re doing. This new site has the same potential for case mismanagement and deaths. I can’t believe they received licensing, in view of their history. This needs to be stopped.

  • Mrs Libnish

    All I can say is…BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!

  • PreferToBeAnon2

    If I understand correctly, these are civil suits. Do criminal suits naturally follow–particularly on credit card fraud? I think we all want to see folks receive prison time in addition to the usual “settlement shuffle.”

    • Ze Moo

      Credit card fraud is a criminal offense that is usually brought by state level police or attorneys general offices or by the FBI. There does not seem to be any law enforcement involvement on this matter. They may be bringing more victims and charges, but no action yet.

      • PreferToBeAnon2

        That’s what I am wondering… if this suit is successful, will criminal charges follow–similar to what happened in NarCONon Georgia with insurance fraud? Or, could law enforcement be working on it NOW on a parallel track?

        • California

          I am hoping that criminal charges are following the civil charges, when appropriate.

        • Ze Moo

          Civil and criminal actions are separate, one does not follow another. If there are other instances of credit card fraud, the police may be investigating and might be preparing charges. If they have only one instance of credit fraud, they may let the civil suit settle the matter. I would suspect more instances of credit card fraud at this and other NarCONons. Rember Lrons mantra, make more money…….

          As yet I have heard of no criminal charges in the NarCONon Georgia insurance fraud case(s).

          • PreferToBeAnon2

            Clearly, I get that Moo. The State is currently investigating in Georgia.

            Sigh…some days it isn’t worth posting.

            Best of luck to all!

            • Ze Moo

              The insurance fraud that was reported at NarCONon Georgia was fairly straight forward. A doctors services were being billed for medical reasons. The doctor may (but probably should have) known about the billing and that such billing was fraudulent. The doctor may have been involved in the conspiracy, or there may be many more instances of such conduct. The Georgia case(s) may take some time to sort out.

              About 20 years ago, the Russian Mafia in New Jersey and New York dropped out of the prostitution, drug and loan sharking businesses to get into Medicare fraud. The worst that could happen if you got caught was you had to pay the money back. Not a lot of downside to that scam. Today, federal charges do happen, though I seldom see persons prosecuted, just corporations.

            • Captain Howdy

              Hang in there Chief.

    • Missionary Kid

      I’m not an attorney, but I’ve stayed in a Holiday Inn.

      The standards for a criminal conviction are higher than those for a civil trial. That being said, evidence revealed in a civil trial may be used in a criminal proceeding, and vice versa. The problem can be that if the criminal trial proceeds first, witnesses who are plaintiffs in a civil trial can be portrayed as having a financial motive to convict someone. If they haven’t consulted or retained an attorney in order to sue, then the charge can’t be leveled.

      It’s better for civil trials if criminal trials are prosecuted first, because the criminal convictions can be pointed to by civil plaintiffs as evidence of criminal behavior, and possibly the plaintiff’s attorney doesn’t have to go through as much work for discovery..

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.mccarty.581 Michael McCarty

    All about the lawyers circling overhead.

    • BuryTheNuts2

      I wish (in this case) it was black helicopters!

      • Captain Howdy

        Yeah like the ones in Zero Dark Thirty (just watched it) coming down for Osama Bin Davey.

  • PreferToBeAnon2

    If Gary Richardson ever needs concrete proof of a systemic misrepresentations at Arrowhead, he should track this woman down–this is a recorded call through one of their 800 numbers (this was on David Love’s youtube channel): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyAHFg7q30c

    • PreferToBeAnon2

      sorry folks, didn’t realize the link would add this huge image!

      • Captain Howdy

        That’s the new and improved Disqus. Soon it will be in 3-D

        • BuryTheNuts2

          Heck with that,….bring on the 4-D!

          • Captain Howdy

            Heck with that..bring back the old Disqus!

    • stillgrace

      Wow. I listened to both part one and two. What a slimy-bastard-NarCONon-”credential-less”-recruiter-guy. The woman who called for a referral eventually caught on to him and gave it back to him good. Busted.
      Thanks for the link!

  • California

    So long overdue and so pleased that it is happening. My very best wishes to all the victims and their families. We will be following these cases, assiduously.

    And the proper authorities have been notified, as well?

    And Gary Richardson has a wealth of support, when and if he needs it.

  • Mary_McConnell

    I added a link to this rticle and these 5 new lawsuits to the Reaching For The Tipping Point forum ongoing list of many other current and recently settled lawsuits against Narconons across the USA.

    Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups – Ongoing Thread
    http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,6462.0.html

  • Brainslugged

    As the number of suits against $cientology increases, the real fun will begin if they stop simply paying everyone off and decide to start fighting them in court.

    • Ze Moo

      I think eventually, the local NarCONon will be left out on its lonesome self and be left bankrupt. Then you have to go to probably federal court to get at NarCONon International and ABLE. There is a point where NarCONon becomes a liability and CO$ cuts it off. Then the former NarCONons change their name and try to run the scam again. It will be wack a mole for while.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeb.burton.50 Jeb Burton

    This is great news. But Rinder and Rathun still are still trying to sell LRH to the feeble minded. I’ve noticed that neither one has commented on the Narconon con on their webstites because its all LRH philosophy. They agree with it. Please Tony, shame them into commenting on it.

  • mook

    Bavarian TV does an expose on CoS, mostly emphasizing the deaths of Biggi Reichart and Konrad Aigner
    http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=238321

  • stillgrace

    My goodness, is it Christmas or something? This is just too juicy for words.

  • SP ‘Onage

    Yesssssss! Wog’z Law strikes again! Bawhahahahaha!

  • CoolHand

    Like I said, it’s going to be a long summer for Narconon.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      “scuse me, Luke. this thread has got me singin’ and dancin’ all over the place.

      http://youtu.be/5YA-YLsn5zg

    • Missionary Kid

      Luke, I can only dream that you’ve had a hand in this. Thank you.

      • CoolHand

        Nope, just have my ear to the ground. :)

  • TheHoleDoesNotExist

    David Miscavige has used his sheeple’s loot and bounty to buy his way out of every Legal Pot Hole from the beginning. He can’t conceive of a concept like “some things money can’t buy” much less “some people can’t be bought”. No, really. That is why he continues to open more of the same even now.

    The Mothers have spoken, Davey: No Sale!

    [IMG]http://i45.tinypic.com/11qoaax.jpg[/IMG]

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  • LongNeckGoose

    This strikes at the ultimate last-ditch justification that the Co$ always offers up: “look at all the people we got off drugs.” That line of defense has now been breached.

  • Dean Blair

    Oh such excellent news. I hope that Gary Richardson and Associates take a lot of money from David Miscavige in their lawsuits. It couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. Let’s have some caek.

  • Observer

    How did I just now see this? What great news to end the day with! omg, there’s not enough popcorn in the wooooooorld …

    • TonyOrtega

      Whenever I put up a new story, I (in this order) 1. tweet it (@tonyortega94), 2. e-mail it to the Bunker e-mail list 3. Facebook it to my author page and personal page. If you are subscribing to any of those feeds, you know I’ve put up a new story within a few minutes.

      • Observer

        Thanks!

  • mirele

    Hoping Richardson has vetted every one of his employees for moles. Hate to be so paranoid, but we’re talking about Scientology here. They do this kind of thing.

    • California

      Yes, they do. OSA has corrupted many a court system but the courts are finally catching on, at least out here in California. Getting some poor clerk to pull papers or put papers in…. bad staff.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      surely by now there’s a How To Train Your Lawyer Manual by now ? Ray Jeffrey would be a helluva fine consultant on such matters.

    • Bob

      Yes, the church has many infiltrators but they are becoming less and less effective. The exciting thing is how many moles are in the church. Tony calls them tipsters but I have a feeling some of them are more than that.
      I imagine OSA is constantly tearing their hair out because the anti-clam activists are so well informed. How do you fight any enemy that is you?

  • ParticleMom

    That is great news! Keep them coming…

    I have to share my excitement about something else, too. When returning some books at the library this afternoon, I asked about Jenna’s book. They didn’t have it, unfortunately. But his time I had the “real” librarian, so I asked again if they got many books from Scientology. She said, “Yes, all the time. Actually I have a couple boxes over there that I got a few months ago. Let’s go see what is in them.”

    It was the set of Ronclopedias! We had a good laugh and I asked what she planned to do with them. She said she had to double check. Then she put my name on the boxes and said she would likely be able to give them to me. WooHoo!

    If it comes through, I’d be happy to pass them along to someone who is more of an activist/journalist than I am. After I read the good parts, of course :)

    • Unex Skcus

      “After I read the good parts”… don’t bother! After nearly going blind, reading all the mumbo-jumbo, you’ll find you totally wasted your time. :-)

      • Bob

        Not true. There are many good parts. If you really want to know your enemy learn about his truths, his lies and the type of presentation he has. Mouse-caviage made a big mistake when he released those. I have perused the Enpsychlopedias and they have whopper BS that is worth reading. Tony needs his own set to expose some of the ridiculous chapters in those volumes. No one is right mind would release some of that stuff and call it good PR.

        • sugarplumfairy

          many good parts, my a**.. They’re pure drivel..

          • Bob

            Yes, as someone pointed out the tiny tyrant has bulletproof shoes. The bullets ricochet off his shoes and hit those around him. That’s why there is a big executive attrition rate. He will eventually destroy the church.
            But I disagree that there are no good parts. Good and bad are all relative to who is making the judgement. So we agree to disagree.

            • sugarplumfairy

              I’ve read lrh.. I’ve also read Proust, Emerson, Kant, Kierkegaard, Descartes, Cervantes, Sartre, Bacon, Ginsberg, Mandela, Ghandi, Einstein, Orwell, Darwin, Gibran, Twain, Austen, Siddhartha, Confucius, Wiesel, deBouvier, Marquez, Socrates, Plato, Vonnegut, Asimov, Kerouac, Rimbaud, James, Churchill, Jefferson, Lincoln, Suzuki, Chomsky, Schopenhauer, Camus, and others.. lrh is drivel.. we can disagree, but I’m correct..

        • sharon brown

          Sounds like playing with a BB gun! It’s All fun and games til your bank account is empty !!! Ah… well you know what I mean ! lol, Just don’t get trapped in the hole !! : )

          • Bob

            Not all fun and games. The LRH Enpsychlopedias are not worth paying for but are worth knowing in order to attack the church. The volumes are based on the Ron magazines. I did a quick study of them and it is Mouse Cabbages attempt to extract more money from the unsuspecting clams. I call it criminal. For the cost of owning all the books and lectures etc. one could easily buy a new car. Online at ebay one can get everything for a fraction of the cost.

  • Sherbet

    I just did some moseying around on the Better Business Bureau’s website, checking up on AFR, BDR, and Narconon. Interestingly, BBB gives Narconon Arrowhead an A+ rating. See this link for their review: http://www.bbb.org/tulsa/business-reviews/drug-abuse-addictn-info-treatment/narconon-arrowhead-in-canadian-ok-18273639

    So I sent Oklahoma BBB an email with a link to a news story telling how Gary Smith’s accreditation has been taken away, with some doubt as to whether his or other staff members’ accreditation has ever been valid. And I mentioned the deaths and the current lawsuits.

    I don’t know if any good will come of this, but it irked me that unsuspecting people might be choosing Narconon Arrowhead on the basis of a good BBB review.

    • 10oriocookies

      Good job. This is what gets results.

      • Sherbet

        Thank you, Cali and 10orio.

    • California

      Excellent work. And please follow-up on it. Talk to the head of BBB…..

    • Are_sics

      Awesome, Sherbet!

    • Unex Skcus

      Good on ya mate – it will take everyone, chipping in just a little, to end this cult.

  • http://www.facebook.com/DefrockedBitterApostate Defrocked Bitter Apostate

    Hey! I got email from one of these people when Crackpots.Org was still alive, asking how to get the person’s money back. At the time I suggested he talk with Graham. :) Glad to see people who have been swindled trying to get their money back.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bob.gravlin Bob Gravlin

    The general principal is that a smooth liar can get by with it for awhile but sooner or later their lies will catch up with them!!

  • Missionary Kid

    This is happy news, but I keep thinking that, given Co$ strategy, it will be a long, drawn out process. It’s not going to be easy, and I hope that Gary Richardson has deep pockets.to fight this and to hold on for a long time.

    The good news is that if publicized enough this has to impact slow down admissions. The bad news is that Narcocrap Arrowhead is only one of the hydraheads of Narcocrap Int’l., which is a foreign corporation. I’m wondering how accessible their assets are, given the Co$ penchant for creating shell corporations.

    The good news is that this slows down the income stream for the Dinky Midgets coffers. The bad news is that he still has a bundle.

  • N. Graham

    Oh-mi-god. Thank you Jesus! True karma, what goes around comes back and clobbers you between the eyes. Well, most people it would at least. With Mr. M. it would at first swing and hit air but would finally look down and get its aim right.

  • Gus_Cox

    Jeezus, fraudulently applying for credit cards in the person’s name and charging $15K on them just screams “THURSDAY AT 2!” It’s so fucking Scientology.

  • http://twitter.com/media_lush media_lush

    Holy shitballs!

    If there’s one thing to grip the grumble of any media ‘consumer reporter’ it’s credit card fraud…. It’s like catnip to those guys. I can see various program editors who’ve always wanted to have a crack at the cult now seeing their “in”.

    I think this will become a real big deal in the fascinating collapse of the cult … a true water cooler talking point that’s going to add a pungent stink to the shitpile that will never disappear. It’s right up there with the Tommy Girl couch jumping.

  • jensting

    “simply a case of fraud.” Couldn’t have put it better myself. In fact, the French legal system concurs having convicted the criminal organisation known as the “church” of $cientology (not just individual members).

    That narCONon seeks out the most vulnerable (not even necessarily the ones who are actually in need of drug detox; Luke Catton was sent up after his parents fell for the lie that narCONon was the appropriate response to a bit of heavy drinking) makes it worse. While I would love to see this in front of a jury, I would be more than surprised if this did not get settled right before the first court meeting where ABLE had to document its relationship with corporate Co$.

    Remember, plaintiffs, there’s not really a need to agree to a gag order when settling! David Love did not sign a gag order. Bonnie Woods did not sign a gag order. You don’t have to :)

  • California
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  • Mary_McConnell

    Thank you to the brave Narconon victims named here and in their lawsuits. Thank you so very much. This will encourage many others to speak out, to take a stand.

  • Bella Legosi

    So I am taking a stab in the dark, but with this absolutlely horrible year Little Boots and his Feeb Brigade have brought upon themselves; just how many people does this man beat to feel like he is normal sized (and not completely insane)?

    Would OTvii care to answer?

  • chris

    It sounds as though you guys have a lot of experience with this place. My son is currently in Arrowhead and will be graduating in less than 2 weeks. They have submitted claims to my insurance for over $70,000. None of which has been paid and appears as though will all be denied. I am begining to worry that my son and I will end up with a huge bill when this is all over. Any advise would be very helpful.