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Search Warrant Affidavit: Scientology’s Atlanta Drug Rehab Billed $3 Million in Insurance Fraud

Narconon_raidJodie Fleischer at WSB-TV in Atlanta revealed today just how extensive authorities in Georgia believe the insurance fraud was at Scientology’s Atlanta drug rehab center.

State and county law enforcement officials raided Narconon Georgia on April 26 and hauled away a truckload of documents and computer equipment. As the coordinated local news team of WSB Radio, WSB-TV and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has been reporting, state regulators yanked the facility’s license (pending appeal) and now are investigating Narconon for both insurance and credit card fraud.

In the affidavit for the search warrants that law enforcement officers were armed with, we can see just how extensive the false billing of doctors is suspected to be.

In the affidavit, Special Agent Kevin Kearney, with the state’s Department of Insurance, explains that Narconon was billing in the name of two physicians — Lisa Robbins and Casey Locarnini — each of whom deny that they ever gave Narconon permission to bill under their names.

But from the end of 2009 to the beginning of this year, Narconon Georgia billed Blue Cross $1,390,815 (Blue Cross paid $577,783.65), and billed United HealthCare $1,599,824 (UHC paid $570,600.61). That’s a total of $2,990,639 in billing.

Earlier, it had been reported that for one patient, Emily Morton, UHC had been billed about $166,000. Now the sheer extent of the alleged wrongdoing is on another level.

Here’s the affidavit itself.

 

Narconon Georgia Search Warrant Affidavit

 
WSB Radio reporter Pete Combs also posted his story on the affidavit, saying: “District Attorney Porter said investigators are now ‘in the analysis phase’ of their investigation, one he said his office is ‘actively and vigorously pursuing’.”

 
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Posted by Tony Ortega on May 9, 2013 at 17:30

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  • Karen715

    Holy cow, what a day. The hits just keep on coming!

  • N G

    Wow. This is stunning. And Tony, four stories in one day?

    • TonyOrtega

      I’m going away from the computer to pass out now.

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        We’ll have a fundraiser and fly you in a well chilled bottle of … well, any damn thing you want to order. holy cow

        • richelieu jr

          I’ll have little Davey’s head on the rocks, s’il vous plaรฎt…

          • Still_On_Your_Side

            Love it!

      • the wrong cranberry

        I’d say you’ve earned it. This is glorious.

      • richelieu jr

        Sleep well, but lightly, sweet prince!

        Great, great work (though I did miss the regular goodies! Mustn’t be selfish, I know, but this is like crack to me!)

      • SP ‘Onage

        Dreams do come true! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Still_On_Your_Side

        I don’t know how you do this?! Four scoops in one day!!

        • Captain Howdy

          “I don’t know how you do this?!”

          He works for Big Pharma…just like the rest of us.

          • TheHoleDoesNotExist

            good one, cap’n

          • ThetaBara

            So I keep hearing. So where am I supposed to go to collect my check? SPs gotta eat!

          • Bella Legosi

            So THAT’S where my stash went!!!!

          • Poison Ivy

            Yeah, that adderall sure comes in handy when you’re an intrepid investigative journalist like Tony!
            Can’t believe I’m just joining the fun now! I have a terrible deadline (hey, I could use some adderall tonight – except even coffee gives me heart palpitations)…but this is TOOO good! Congrats Tony!

            • BuryTheNuts2

              Have a nice glass of wine and just joyfully read.

            • monkeyknickers

              There’s a great panel from Calvin & Hobbes (my favorite comic strip ever) wherein Calvin announces that the only conditions he can work under is “last minute panic”.

              I so made that my own dogma. ๐Ÿ™‚

            • monkeyknickers

              There is something so wrong about the grammar I just used and I can’t figure out how to fix it.

          • BEGIN SNARK FONT

            Nerdy accountant response to the Big Pharma crack. Ok according to OSA Big Pharma is paying $100/post. We need to renegotiate his contract. I mean, come on, this guy is a popular guy.

            He should get nothing per post but we get $100 per comment.

            Of that, we pay Tony 10%. Not bad bad for the joy of reading the blog. That would take the stupid measly $400 OSA claims Big Pharma paid him today up to (as of this moment 486 comments on the posts), so $48,600 to us, $4,860 to Tony.

            Don’t we all wish.

            END SNARK FONT

            • BuryTheNuts2

              Which part was supposed to be snarky?

              You got a way to get our stats upright and vertical.
              You need a bookie?

            • If you negotiate the contract, I will handle the bookkeeping end. I will even set up direct deposit for everyone.

            • ThetaBara

              Where’s MY 10%?

          • Douglas D. Douglas

            Hey, I’ve been doing this out of the goodness of my heart. As a relative newbie here, I had no idea the rest of you were getting compensation. That’s it. I’m suing.

            Anybody know a good lawyer?

        • I’m sorry, but I keep running across this comment and all I can think when I read it is mmmmm ice cream. Lol

      • Have a drink. Have several.

      • ParticleMom

        Thank you for all your hard work!

      • BuryTheNuts2

        Very Well Done Mr. Ortega!!!

      • monkeyknickers

        take a thermos of vodka with you. it really does take the edge off. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • California

    Amazing!

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Amazing as in the Amazon Women of days gone by. Today, Blue Cross is The BitchSlap Queen of the Insurance Super Powah’s. And they don’t need no stinkin’ oily anything. They do it the hard way.

      • Ciru

        The Blue Cross is an animal charity in this part of the world. A little confusing reading that NarCONon were billing them!

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          um, wot?

          • Ciru

            There is a charity called the Blue Cross (to be like the Red Cross I assume) which helps with medical treatment for animals whose owners can’t afford it or have been abandoned. Obviously, this has nothing to do with the American insurance company in this story.

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              Oh, thanks.

  • Thank you very much, Tony. Great work today!!

    I hope you are having a fricking awesome Dianetics Day 2013 today.

    I know I am!!

    Alanzo

  • SP ‘Onage

    Ho-Lee-Chit! I am stunned! Great job reporting, Tony! Keep um coming.

  • Espiando

    Okay, three million in fraud. That justifies a raid. Of course, we’d have done it for the principle of the thing, but it’s nice to have a badge on your side.

    And they really need to update their computer crime warrant form. Ten gigs on a home computer? I’ve got a total of 48GB in my phone.

    • John P.

      I particularly liked the discussion of the storage capacity of a floppy disk. How long has it been since you could buy a computer with a floppy disk? A decade, at least. Somebody needs to update their standard boilerplate.

      • Missionary Kid

        It’s probably in there to cover all the bases.

        There are individuals and companies that have legacy systems doing some of the work, or they might have some very old records on them that might have some useful information. The defense might argue that it shouldn’t be removed because it wasn’t on the search warrant.

      • monkeyknickers

        Floppy disk?

  • California

    Will this be enough to shut them down in GA and FL?

    • Ze Moo

      It might be enough to close down their operation(s) in Georgia, but Florida is not in any known trouble nor are any NarCONon operations there being investigated. That we currently know about anyway.

      • Cigna is mentioned in there too. I think the search warrant barely scrapes the tip of an iceberg that would make the one that took down the Titanic blush in shame. The big deal now is to prove the connection between Narconon and Scientology, which may not be too impossible these days, then pull baby pull.

    • Missionary Kid

      Only if the state officials bring suit. This is just one location, and it’s a separate corporation.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Are you kiddin’? We’re talkin’ Blue Shield Blue Cross here. This is in addition to interstate credit card fraud and deaths and a whole friggin’ Truckload of computers and documents yet to be digested. You can be sure they are or soon to be aware of the whole picture. This is interstate all the way before all is said and done. I understand it is state to state, but this is going to end up multimillions in multiple states so you can bet various agencies are on the phone and checking names. Blue Cross won’t just be checking other state Blue Cross records. They will be burning up the lines with other insurance groups and networking with all kinds of agencies to triple and quantriple records and violations and conducting investigations that would rival the FBI. This is just the beginning!

      By the way, I posted the other day about Florida HB691 that the state legislator just passed about Personal Records, including soc sec, any id, passports, and credit cards, and medical records. It goes into affect October 2013 and instances of 5 violations or 5 persons constitutes a felony. Miscavige ain’t gonna like this one either.

  • TheHoleDoesNotExist

    it’s a miracle. Three times today, I was speechless.

    and now….I’m not sure, but I feel like coming out of retirement, throwing down the robes, getting up off my knees, dancin’ in the aisle, sayin’ a little prayer to Zenu and singing to the choir…. crank it, Bunkerettes!

    http://youtu.be/wb7D-W-QW-8

    • SP ‘Onage

      LAWL!

    • Captain Howdy

      Hallelujah your Holiness!!! Time to go to the corner “church” and make a donation towards some more “holy water”

      http://youtu.be/SyAk_ypPbv4

    • Sherbet

      It’s a Tony Trifecta.

  • richelieu jr

    Have a heart, Tony! The down-voting $cilon’s little thumbs are getting tired!

    • Well at least with Arrowhead being rapidly vacated, Davey can relocate the hole. It should be remote enough if he can figure out a way to keep those nosy locals away.

  • Snippy_X

    They “do a bad deed every day, and some times three or four.”

    Now they are being held accountable for it. Oh, the joy.

  • SP ‘Onage

    I am telling ya, this will end up into a massive investigation. All Narconons and scientology will be investigated. Whistle blowers better blow NOW!

    • Luke and Eric, I don’t know how much of this was due to your bravery, but well done. Tony thank you for being their amplifier. All three of you are heroes.

      • 10oriocookies

        I dont know that we did anything directly, but due to places like Reachingforthetipingpoint.net and the bunker and people like Mary McConnell, Ethercat and Tony, an atmosphere of truth and bravery has been created so things like this can come out. I applaude everyone for their support and courage. It’s definitely a team effort. We are all on the team, all doing our parts until what needs to happen, happens. This is going to be sooner than later.

        • The thing the people in Scientology always do is hold themselves in extremely high esteem. This is what is causing the unraveling because all the “lowly scum sucking druggies” are the ones with morals and a conscience AND are willing to allow, if necessary, themselves to be dragged through the mud in order to expose the injustices. Yes, it is a team effort, as a matter of fact, the holier than thou Scientologists are actually helping our cause too because they refuse to believe they will be caught, even as they are falling apart.

          In all teams, some members are stronger and harder players than others. The all-stars deserve acknowledgment. I am more of a bench sitter with an occasional dribble or pass, but trust me, I am watching and appreciating every move in the game. Bounce bounce pass. Go for it.

          • John P.

            they refuse to believe they will be caught, even as they are falling apart.

            I am constantly reminded of a bunch of eight year old boys in a treehouse thinking they are smarter than their mothers and can get away with all sorts of stuff in their scheme to take over the school and have free ice cream at recess. The problem is that when you live in a small parallel reality and that small parallel reality collides with a much bigger one, the resulting collision obeys the laws of physics. Scientology = bug; rest of world = windshield.

            • Sherbet

              Loving your analogy, John P. It looks like the treehouse is getting a bit shaky and wasn’t the haven the figurative 8-year-olds thought it would be.

            • I’m seeing Calvin with a sign “Get Rid Of Slimy wogS”

            • jensting

              What the excellent writer Iain M Banks calls an “outside Context Problem” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Excession#Outside_Context_Problem

        • aquaclara

          Hear, hear! This is a powerful one, for the insurance piece, the credit cards, the use of the doctors’ medical license authorizations, connected with the forensic investigation from the electronic files. Hugely powerful stuff found there now. It will follow the money trail, and of course, somehow connect back to the IRS. The IRS connection will come into play at some point, either as a result of the fraud condition of the tax exempt status, or through the “oops” math in filed returns. The NN link to Scientology will continue to be investigated, and your docs kicked this off, even before the money trails have been opened up for public knowledge.
          This, plus more billing fraud, and the drying up of intake funds, all pile up on top of the medical care and treatment issues which kicked all this off.
          Great job. It is beginning.

    • Spackle Motion

      I wish that were true, but we haven’t seen any law enforcement do raids on any other Narconon facility, which will be the first sign that it will become a bigger investigation. I don’t hold a lot of faith in law enforcement to get their shit together.

      Chances are high that Narconon Arrowhead has paid off local law enforcement for years and any law enforcement from outside their jurisdiction may have problems getting their sign off (if that’s even needed). I’m hoping for a federal or state level investigation from OK. They just signed that lovely bill, so maybe there is hope. But I’m not holding my breath.

      • PreferToBeAnon2

        It’s the State insurance investigators more than local law enforcement that are key right now to getting the ball moving. Many are elected officials and would love to have something this juicy they could point to. What will take awhile is connecting the RICO dots.

      • John P.

        It is still early in the game for insurance fraud investigations… the first involvement of the Georgia insurance commissioner was January, per the affidavit above. You know a lot more about the insurance biz than I do, but it seems to me that that’s the vector for shutting down more of Narconon faster than state licensing investigations or even civil suits for fraud or accidental death brought by parents.

  • Ze Moo

    Georgia, say goodbye to NarCONon. Once they pay back the 3 mill they stole, there won’t be enough left for anything. I’d would suspect they would have liquidate their real estate too. Do sea orgres get their $50/wk when they do time in the penitentiary?

    Good day for news, you kept up nicely with the lutz TonyO. Take a beer and and a shot out of petty cash….

    • Or better still, have your doctor bill for a partial hospitalization. Partial hospitalization???????? Your feet, legs and butt go in but the top half stays home????? Or you go to the hospital but only get waited on by LPNs and don’t get a bed?

  • Still_On_Your_Side

    This is amazing, the scope of the fraud has to have the insurance companies wondering if Narconon is run by the mentally ill. There was no attempt to cover up the fraud, they used provider names and numbers without permission, without any connection between the patient and the doctor, and after at least one of the doctors had expressly said they could not use her name.

    Law enforcement and the courts will not understand this kind of situation until they understand the loss of free will, brainwashing, and the horrendous pressure, simulating a life or death situation, that makes people commit this kind of fraud and where, for the most part, they receive little or none of the financial benefit of the fraud.

    A very, very good thing about this (besides the obvious) is that they are clearly investigating the money trail which will lead right up to Miscavidge.

    • Ze Moo

      Follow the money, quite a bit went to the dwarfenfรผrher and to operations in Clearwater and LA. ABLE?? WISE? How many other NarCONon locations do the same thing? I hope every state with a NarCONon operation looks at the books….Maybe ROCK Center will cover it this week???

    • It amazes me that they managed to get the provider numbers. Those things are highly confidential. If they have those, they probably have illegal prescription pads too, with some poor unsuspecting doctor’s DEA number. Just saying . . .

      It will be interesting to see how they spin this. Religious prosecution connects them to Scientology, aaah I love the smell of stepped in doo do in the evening. Smells like . . . VICTORY!

      • monkeyknickers

        What’s the DEA number for? DEA as in Dept of . . . . shit I don’t even know. Obviously I could google it right now, edit this comment, and look less dumb. But I believe in transparency ๐Ÿ™‚

        Department of Ears and Assholes?
        Edible Ants?

        Huh.

        • Drug Enforcement Agency (part of the Federal Department of Justice)

          • monkeyknickers

            Ohh RIIIIIIGHHHT. Heh. I knew that Valerie. I was just testing you. *blushing and hiding*

    • Poison Ivy

      Tony, you should have the Georgia FBI fly you down as a consultant to help their agents understand Scientology. You, Luke and Eric should be paid experts in their investigation – Still On Your Side is right. It must be difficult for newbies to this cult to get their mind around the arrogant stupidity.

      • mirele

        Tony’s a journalist, that would compromise his work. But there are plenty of people (Luke, Eric and many ex-Scienos) who could fill in the governmental authorities on the weirdness of Scientology as well as the nuances that might be missed in the seized documentation.

  • claybonnyman

    Donate to the Bunker, everyone! Today’s haul is evidence aplenty of its worth to all of us.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Yes indeedy. The Bunker is going to need to be retrofitted with Oxygen vents if Tony is going to make it to the finish line. (Oh okay, a built in bar would be nice too).

      • monkeyknickers

        Non negotiable, I’d say. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I do so hope that donations to Tony’s Bunker far exceed those to Teeny Fists today. The cause is just. In the future I promise not to grumble if I have to wait an entire day for a new story. I will simply go back and re-feast on today. Although I am old and infirm, I volunteer to carry Tony on my shoulders to the nearest bar if needed after today. For those of you ever forced to face a photograph of LRH and cheer, may I say, no false Tone 40 intended. To TONY

      HIP
      HIP

      HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY

    • DeElizabethan

      That’s for sure! Great exposure.
      Edit: viola! We, we, in French no less. Well it went through Ok, so everything is fine.

    • I have and will again. Also donate to The Mark Bunker and his documentary “Knowledge Report.”. More people must learn about the criminal cult and this blog and Bunker’s movie are two great ways to do that!

    • DodoTheLaser

      Ok. May 9th was always more about 1945’s Victory than 1950’s fake discovery for me.
      May 9th 2013 here is special enough. FOR THE WIN!!!

  • PreferToBeAnon2

    The other state examiners that this criminal enterprise resides in, hopefully, will do the same. We are not talking pennies here when multiplied by all of the other NarCONon operations. When the insurance companies start really looking at this, I suspect we might hear of more raids.

    It’s the perfect day for a perfect storm–and time for Tony to step away from the ‘puter and have a perfect happy hour.

    • Lol. Wow I wish I was rich enough to consider the $3mil stolen in one state pennies.

    • Poison Ivy

      Yes, PTBA2. Tiny Boots has awakened the Sleeping Giants – Big Insurance – and they really on the wrong side of the bed this morning.

  • Remembering 5/9 from now on…

    • The Russians are holding their big victory-over-Hitler parades.

  • PreferToBeAnon2

    Ok… I’m asking for help again… How do you turn on the notification thing that says there are new comments? I am losing my mind trying to keep up and having to read the entire message board for new stuff. Not even the little notification thing that used to be at the right side of comments is there anymore. I’ve tried two different browsers–Firefox and Safari. I’ve nosed around Disqus. Anyone? Today is much too big of a day for this!

    • AnyOldName1

      Sort by “Newest” – not perfect, but it helps.

    • grundoon

      Try posting a comment to make sure you’re logged in to Disqus.

    • There are still some minor issues with Disqus, or ‘Implementation restrictions’ as I prefer to call them, having been involved in software development and occasionally made the odd mistake due to inadequate testing.

      The ‘Subscribe via email’ button at the bottom of the page has not yet reached the OT level of functioningness and automatic refreshing of the web page is at the ‘Curate’s Egg’ stage.

      http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-p45a5datcks/T7un_XdAkjI/AAAAAAAAK5M/JPJ6nAJTWEI/s1600/Punch-curates-egg2.jpg

      Perseverance is a valuable trait in this situation.

      Andrew

  • I guess they’ll try to claim some kind of unfair treatment, but it’s hard to see how they’ll get out of this.

  • Waiting to hear about DM’s burnt corpse being found in the bunker, along with Eva… shit, wrong tyrant.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      or he jumps aboard his private getaway plane with Travolta piloting and Cruise cruisin’ … and then…

      http://youtu.be/gTX5nD3fQG0

    • No, not really. Recommended reading: The Storyteller by Jodie Picoult. It’s about the Holocaust with horrible parallels to Miscavige.

      A quote from that book

      • aquaclara

        Picoult is a favorite author of mine. Have not read this, but now need to. She described this well.
        Thanks.

      • Spackle Motion

        It is not likely that Miscavige knowingly and purposefully has any sort of critical thinking skills to have morals like normal wogs. And the Scientologists that knowingly and purposefully break the law probably don’t either. They wrap all of these actions under the pretty philanthropic package of the “greatest good” dynamic to justify and quash any internal thoughts on this matter.

      • It’s sad that these parallels crop up even today.

  • SciWatcher

    Holy Jesus, when it rains it pours! I’ve barely gotten any work done today!

    • Work? Oh shit! I guess I need to get started!!!!! Phew. So glad I had today off. I would have otherwise been in the same boat.

  • Michael Barger

    From the search warrant:

    “Narconon filed approximately 424 claims with BCBSGA [Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia] for treatment of approximately 15 members for treatment of approximately 15 members from 12/26/2009 – 01/02/2013 for a billing of approximately $1,390,815.00. BCBSGA [Blue Cross Blue Shield State of Georgia] paid Narconon approximately $577,783.65 on these claims.

    “Narconon filed 423 claims with UHC for treatment of approximately 33 members from 5/18/2009 – 1/11/2013 for a billing of approximately $1,599,824.26. UHC paid Narconon approximately $570,600.61 on these claims”

  • Ruby

    I certainly hope that this might open the door to more investigation in other Narconons, and up to Narconon Int., as you KNOW that if this was a “successful action” for getting income at this one, that it was passed along to the others as well.

  • Chocolate Velvet

    Yay!

    Their greed will be their undoing.. It couldn’t happen to a more deserving group.

    Tony, you knocked it out of the park today! Have a cold one, and get yourself a massage or something. You earned it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • PreferToBeAnon2

    NarCONon filed 424 claims with BCBS and another 423 claims with United. Don’t think the “oops whoopsee” defense is going to fly. In a deposition on the Desmond case, they actually said that the legal agreement between NN and Int that stated it was an in-patient facility was the equivalent of a typo. Ummm yeah. A typo.

  • AnyOldName1

    Holy Crap! What a glorious, bright sunny day! Pour yourself a glass of your favorite, kick back and relax. And think of the mass hysterics on the other coast as the Demented Midget pounds back his Scotch drowning his sorrows.

  • SciWatcher

    Off topic, and I don’t know if it’s been mentioned already, but apparently John Sweeney has been banned from giving a talk about his book at a library in Cardiff: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/panorama-journalist-former-uk-drugs-3566713

  • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

    In happier and far more upbeat and positive news, COB RTC David Miscavige just opened the first Ideal Org Gas Station: http://otviiiisgrrr8.com/2013/05/09/grand-opening-of-ideal-org-gas-station-los-angeles/

    http://otviiisgrrr8.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/gas-station.png?w=500

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      How much is the Toilet Paper per sheet and do we have to pay in advance?

      • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

        The local OT Committee is responsible for raising money for toilet paper, hand soap, paper towels, and seat covers and all other maintenance supplies required in the daily operation of the Ideal Org gas station.

        COB has stated that punishments for failing to keep this facility stocked and spotless will be incredibly harsh and will include a severe ecclesiastical beating.

        On another note, we in RTC wish to assure the motoring public that their credit card data will be safe at all Ideal Org gas stations except for those in Georgia.

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          lol … and just Georgia? You’re gonna run out of Ideal States by the end of the year way things are going. Or what was that Davey Sherman promise of opening the Super Powah Last year… by the dawn of summner? hahahahaha

        • Captain Howdy

          Can I buy cigarettes and beer with my food stamps? I heard you guys were flexible like that.

          • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

            Yes.

            We in RTC are also working on a creative billing strategy whereby Scientologists can pay for their Bridge using food stamps.

            • Captain Howdy

              Cool. I’ll tell everybody down at the clinic.

            • Michael Barger

              Will EBT Cards embossed with a portrait of LRH be made available?

      • Sherbet

        No, no, TH. Just bring in a copy of dianetics and tear out as many pages as needed.

        • Midwest Mom

          U R so smaaaat!

          • Sherbet

            And thrifty, Mom!

      • BuryTheNuts2

        Of course you have to pay in advance.
        It’s an Ideal org gas station!

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          Hey, Florida Early Bird Dinner specials were over hours ago….time for the new avatar.

          • BuryTheNuts2

            On it!!!

          • FLUNK_101

            Wow … meow!!! Was that a catty comment about CrowKane? (singer Raven Kane, Beck’s step-mom)

      • EnthralledObserver

        It’s a ‘donation’ for toilet paper in advance… non-refundable, you signed a contract saying you wouldn’t try even if you never used any toilet paper.

    • Is there any brand of cigs available besides Kools? Do the snacks consist only of rice and/or beans?

      • monkeyknickers

        Tom Cruise gets taquitos. Lovingly kept piping hot under heat lamps next to the register.

    • InTheNameOfXenu

      You’re just too much OTVIIIisGrrr8! LOL!

  • ThetaBara

    Holy Cats! The hits just keep on coming! It’s MAYhem for reals!

  • Bella Legosi

    my god people………you all hear “Jaws” theme song????

    homo novis……….mmmmmmm tasts great with saltwater!!!!

    >D

    **oh I really like the language in paragraph 1, page 2!!!!!!!*****

  • Bella Legosi

    When I crack open a beer tonight I shall be saying a “salu” to Luke and Eric! This news should make you guys very happy!

  • Observer

    I’m gonna explode!

    And a repost of this is warranted …

  • Missionary Kid

    Remember, folks, that this is just the search warrant. There’s a long way to go before NaCONon in general will be shut down. Indeed, IMO is that it will probably be at least months before NN GA is shut down.

    We’ll have to see if the other states are awake. Catton and cookies have already provided a lot of information to authorities there, but attorney generals want at least some evidence before they start to go for search warrants.

    Note that the physicians were willing to say that they had not authorized NN Ga. to bill on their behalf. I don’t know if physicians in other facilities have had the same experiences.

    The pattern for Co$ in civil cases has been, first, to fight every charge by snowing the court with paper, then, ultimately settling. This, however, is a criminal case, and we’re talking felonies here.

    The insurance companies will not get much of their money back. The profits have probably gone up the chain to Co$. It will be interesting to see what ultimately happens in that area.

    • PreferToBeAnon2

      don’t forget, they don’t go after the organization or the business in this kind of fraud–they go after individuals.

      • Missionary Kid

        Sadly, yes.

        • Poison Ivy

          Well, there’s one individual in particular sitting in his palace at Gold who is reaping the only visible rewards of all this…

          • Missionary Kid

            I’ll bet he’s doing all he can to make sure that there’s a cutout he can use for deniability, but all that’s necessary is to follow the money.

            That’s a major part of what brought Nixon down.

      • John P.

        Be clear about the distinction: they go after individuals for criminal acts. They most certainly can and will go after corporate entities in civil suits, including attempts to claw back the proceeds of the fraud; these are not mutually exclusive. Investigators will undoubtedly find enough of a paper trail for all the money sent “uplines” which ought to be subject to recovery.

        In a post-9/11 era (PATRIOT Act), it is generally much easier to pierce complex corporate structures to recover funds that were essentially laundered from a criminal act. I thus believe that the odds of recovering money from NN International and ABLE, and potentially from the cult itself, are higher than they would have been if this had happened pre-9/11. This is likely to be a serious miscalculation on the part of DM.

        • Bella Legosi

          ๐Ÿ˜€
          I really do appreciate your insight John P.
          *curtsy bow*

        • PreferToBeAnon2

          That’s true John P. They can be hit in the pocketbook civilly if they make the case, but that just doesn’t give me the same kind of deep satisfaction that DM and his flying monkeys wearing orange jumpsuits would. Echoes of OJ.

        • PreferToBeAnon2

          How strange… my post must have gone exterior and is flying around somewhere. Perhaps Target 2. Anyway, what I said was that I do agree with you John P — but there just isn’t the same kind of satisfaction as seeing the midget and cohorts trying to con cigarettes out of Bubba whilst dressed in fashionable orange. It’s like OJ. Yes, he eventually got his–a criminal is as a criminal does but it still galled me to see him on a golf course. And the fact that the little sniveling weasel Kato Kalin is now admitting he did it makes me even more nauseous. I want the drama of the demise and a nice perp walk–I want him squirming!

    • Bella Legosi

      This is true……….but you forget that up until this raid, there were those working in Narconon who are or were considered the most ethical people on the planet.

      Now those ethical people will be declared SPs which in turn will create a whole new pool of people that may wake up to the fact that Narconon is really only a cog in the giant fraud that is Co$

      I want the wreaking ball too Kid, but when you are up against such a well formed organized crime ring such as Little Boots and the RTC, what really works, is chipping away little by little on what credibility subsideriarys, or parishiners that make up these do-good, “good works”, organizations.

      Until we meet with a railgun and thermite Kid, I don’t believe there will be any one big thing that will bring this church to its knees.

      But I am not against making them “Sniff the glove” until that moment comes!

      Fuck I am in such a good mood today!

      • Bella Legosi

        for your viewing pleasure

        • Poison Ivy

          Love SPINAL TAP.
          Turn it up to Eleven, Tony!!

          • Captain Howdy

            Today feels like holiday. A holiday with myself!

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KneOdEDwDEc

            • Bella Legosi

              again why am I first to vote this awesomeness UP??? savages!

            • Captain Howdy

              I dunno. Some folks are more serious than others.

            • Bella Legosi

              Touche

      • Missionary Kid

        The news today would put anyone who doesn’t like Co$ and the front groups and their abuses in a good mood. Enjoy.

        • Bella Legosi

          Friday’s are always good news days!

  • Spackle Motion

    Someone is going to jail.

    • Bella Legosi

      http://youtu.be/SbyAZQ45uww

      I’ll say it again……….heed the words of Nancy Sinatra!

    • Observer

      I hope it’s a bunch of someones!

  • PreferToBeAnon2

    rinder has a nice picture of tony up on his blog: http://www.mikerindersblog.org/

  • Midwest Mom

    Off topic, but funny. It’s no surprise that Jenna Schmelfman’s T.V. show, 1600 Penn, has been canceled. One of the show’s creators, Jon Lovett, made this statement on Twitter today: “It’s official. 1600 Penn is a cult classic.”

    \Rim shot!///

    • BuryTheNuts2

      Icing…meet Caek!

      • Captain Howdy

        What’s up with the Penny Marshall AV?

        • Midwest Mom

          It’s CrowKane, silly!

          • Captain Howdy

            Crow what? No, it’s Laverne De Fazio. ; )

            • BuryTheNuts2

              Don’t worry Capt.
              As much as I like to make fun of this deluded ARTEEST…..
              Her AV is having the same effect on me the Dina Lohan one did.
              As soon as I stuff my dinner down my pie hole…..shes gone!!!

            • FLUNK_101

              CROWKANE!!! (Raven Kane, Beck’s step-mom.)

            • BuryTheNuts2

              Dude………Her face is killing me!

            • Captain Howdy

              Hey! this is a family site. I see naughty bits!

            • Bella Legosi

              Aye Captain I do believe I have said that myself the first time I went on a field trip to the local art museum. I believe what you see as “naughty bits” are just artistic representations of the exquisite female form!

              ๐Ÿ˜›

            • Captain Howdy

              If the Lord wanted us to be runnin around naked we’d still be Harry from the Henderson’s! Apes and monkeys get a pass, but alas, you lassies don’t. Get thee to a strip club!

            • Bella Legosi

              The only reason why you feel that way is because Adam couldn’t just say no to a beautiful girl. Google strip club in Portland and tell me which one to go to ya smartass! ๐Ÿ˜›

              And I happen to believe that the female form is much more pleasing to the eye then a man’s hanging chicken! So meh ๐Ÿ˜›

            • Captain Howdy
            • BuryTheNuts2

              Hey if MissBHaven can show her naughty bits, so can I.

            • FLUNK_101

              I’m loving it!

            • Captain Howdy

              Raven Kane? Beck’s step-mom is a porn star?

            • BuryTheNuts2

              That is a succubus…wise ass!

              But she is a cute one.

            • FLUNK_101

              You sexy succubus you!

            • Bella Legosi

              heh I have a book with that picture on the front of it Bury! It is something on Jewish sex magic and I beleive I heard the beauty gracing your avi is none other then Lilith, the very first female created by God

              ๐Ÿ˜‰ I like your taste BTN, you must visit Portland sometime ya little succubi you

            • BuryTheNuts2

              Why do I think you and I would get in big trouble together?

            • Bella Legosi

              oh I think we both KNOW……there is no need to think with this issue! We got god given supah mental telephone powers you and I !

            • monkeyknickers

              Can I come too then?? ๐Ÿ™‚ I miss home.

            • Bella Legosi

              Why the hell not. Turn this into some boil boil toil and bubble twisted menja twas??? I so butchered the french on that one….

            • monkeyknickers

              But you did it BRILLIANTLY. ๐Ÿ™‚

              I’m coming home in a few weeks actually, for my mama’s bday.

              Do you know where Spirit Mountain is? The confederated tribes of grande ronde? That’s where I grew up/

            • Bella Legosi

              Nice! That is the only place in the state I can get actual free health care! I do know it! There really is no place like home

            • monkeyknickers

              Are you a tribe member? You mean the rez clinic? Wow how random . . . I must know you, obviously. Did you grow up there?

            • Bella Legosi

              Nope didn’t grow up there but I do go thru NARA for my healthcare needs, and they can only do so much. I do have the BIA blood quantum paper, but since it says I am only 1/8th and not 1/4, I do not get ‘free’ healthcare except at that clinic and one hospital. If I were in Alaska (which is where my native blood comes from; King Cove/Nome) I would get all the benefits I am supposed to have, but I choose to stay in Oregon for the time being. Alaska is not the place to live when you have no job, car, or prospects for rentals.

            • monkeyknickers

              WHAT . . . .you don’t want to hang out in Alaska and pay 6 bucks for a red onion? ๐Ÿ™‚

              Are you eligible for Grande Ronde status though? Because it really depends. In GR the most you need is 1/8 I think . . . obviously the Cherokkees and Sioux bottom out at a 1/4, but west coast tribes are different. And in the NW we’re all basically Inuit.

              If you need numbers sweetie, let me know . . . but you should call around to see if you’re eligible . . . it’s shitty fucking health care but it’s better than nothing.

            • Bella Legosi

              I think that is why NARA keeps telling me I could go to CTGR to get my dental and other medical needs met. It’s just I and my family are leery about going all the way down there from Portland to be seen as a walk in. I have called before to set up an appointment to fill out paper work and things of that nature to set me up for it and I keep being told to just come in on a walk in to fill out the forms. Needless to say, the few people I could get a ride from (I drive, but it’s no way legal) really don’t want to do that ๐Ÿ™ I do have another set up with NARA in the works that will give me access to doctors around Portland and help with getting coverage on the OHP

              And Monkey, as much as I love Alaska, NO I do not want to pay $6 for a red onion nor do I want to spend upwards of $10 per pack of smokes! I shall have to wait till I land a really nice job and transfer up or land a job with one of the Native Corporations there.

            • monkeyknickers

              Ugh that sucks!! I don’t mean to be “racist” but that’s indian bureaucracy for you. Christ. But the care is pretty good. If you change your mind honey let me know and I’ll make some phone calls . . . it’s so stupid to be mired down in red tape even when it’s not regulated by the BIA. Grr.

            • Bella Legosi

              Awww thanks hun. I shall keep ya in mind before I go postal on the bureaucrats!

            • BuryTheNuts2

              Don’t worry about butchering the french…you ought to hear the french do it!

          • Poison Ivy

            Who? Bury has the most frequent creative Avatar replacements; she keeps me entertained week to week!

            • BuryTheNuts2

              It the ADHD. I have to have an outlet!
              So I just change my clothes a lot.
              I do it at home too and Mr. Nuts is perpetually pissed because he does the laundry ๐Ÿ™‚

            • Bella Legosi

              Yay I do it too and Mr. Bella’s put it off to ADD!

            • monkeyknickers

              I should teach you to knit. It’ll calm a girl. ๐Ÿ™‚

            • BuryTheNuts2

              Knitting?
              Um, I am thinking that one is not for me.

              That would make me want to just grab the fish and shove the hook in its mouth….

  • Espiando

    Remember, remember, the Ninth of May
    Reconnection, books, folders, and plot
    I know of no reason
    as Spring is the season
    why DM just isn’t a twat

  • Mary_McConnell

    Wow! Wow!! Wow!!! There’s probably at least another 20+ insurance companies they filed claims under, besides United Health Care and Blue Cross/Blue Shield!!

    I wonder if it was Mary Rieser signing off as the nurse on these forms… she used to be a licensed RN. They do, however, contract a nurse, required per their licensing. I’ll have to dig p that info and see what up on that person.

    Gosh, this is a wonderful document. Thanks you Jodie and Tony!

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Mary, here’s link for Florida State HB691 that legislators recently passed. It has to do with personal theft and/or unauthorized use of records that includes passports, credit card info, medical records, soc sec, etc. You can click on some of the particulars for full bill and information. Wanted to make sure you had this doc. Note: It only takes 5 violations for it to be entered as a felony. Definitely affect Narconon and I hope all sci groups in Florida.

      http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Bills/billsdetail.aspx?BillId=49916

      • Mary_McConnell

        Thank you! This is very helpful!

        BTW. Narconon Spring Hill aka Suncoast Rehabilitation Center, has another scam going on with one of their regs regarding the the credit cards…. more to come on that soon

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          hard to keep up. hoo boy. Law goes into effect October This Year, btw.

        • aquaclara

          “Another scam….more to come on that soon”
          This is becoming our favorite song!
          Thank you, Mary!

        • BuryTheNuts2

          Oh, oh…This is great. This one is in my back yard and it pisses me off something fierce.

  • 10oriocookies

    LUUUUUUCY, Someone got some splainin to dooooo!!!! I am guessing since Narconons started taking insurance they have billed for at least $50 million in services. This is huge news. Luke and I need to take credit for the fraud though. We made them do it.

    • Espiando

      Like I said, Eric, be very careful and have alibis. Arrowhead now has enough advance warning to fake some of this stuff to put it on you and Luke when they get investigated.

      • 10oriocookies

        I stopped working for Arrowhead long before they started taking insurace. I did not sign the papers for the contract with the billing company they use as well. Im safe. So is Luke.

        • Espiando

          Just want to make sure. You know that little things like facts haven’t stopped them from doing stuff like this in the past. Plus, they’ve already got the smear sites up on both of you to “corroborate” that you’re evil people with black, black hearts. I wouldn’t be surprised if they took a stab at trying to frame you anyway. Just another day in the world of Fair Game.

          • 10oriocookies

            I will use any legal documents the church gives me as toilet paper and send them back certified mail. That’s what I think about their fair game. I don’t like to start fights at all, but I sure as hell have no problem finishing them. If I am such a “bad” person, then they should heed their own sites and stay away. Logical right? Time will tell what they do, I will not worry. Thanks for the heads up though. I think they have a little more to worry about than me and Luke these days.

            • Espiando

              The Church didn’t haul in Paulette Cooper on suspicion of what we’d now call “planning a terrorist action”. They did make sure that the FBI did, though. I just don’t want to see the fruits of an Operation ET Freakout or Operation LC Freakout. Of course, OSA is so amateurish and ineffective these days that any frame-up that they’d try to do on you…well, they thought the Squirrel Busters would work on Marty.

              Watching OSA work these days is like watching a clown car trying to compete in the Daytona 500.

            • John P.

              Watching OSA work these days is like watching a clown car trying to compete in the Daytona 500.

              Metaphor of the week.

            • Missionary Kid

              Even better than mine about the blue-ray! ^^^

            • Simile when you say that!

            • monkeyknickers

              HAHAHAHAHA . . . . .

    • Bella Legosi

      Dude I will seriously be saluting ya tonight! Revel in it Eric……….cuz you guys definitely deserve some major respect from us all at the Bunker!

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      .

      • Martian Bishop

        I love this image because I’ve been watching Ray Harryhausen movies as a tribute to his passing on Tuesday. Nice little coincidence.

        • Captain Howdy

          Yea, is it Jason and the Argonauts? I love Ray more than most of my relatives, who I don’t love at all.

          • Martian Bishop

            Yes, I was thinking Jason and the Argonauts when I saw this. Not sure this is really from that.

            Damn. Now I have to watch it again.

            Strange that a 25+ year old VHS tape still works. Strange that I’m so antiquated I still have a working VCR.

            Not so strange that a belief in Olympian gods is a more believable belief system than Scientology.

    • Poison Ivy

      Eric, you and Luke need to be brought in as special agent/consultants. How will they ever get their minds around the madness?

      • 10oriocookies

        I learned a valuable lesson from Mary McConnel and Ethercat once: Kiss, then tell. Dont try to do both. All I will say is that we are at the tip of the iceburg (and FUCK YOU OSA for our smear sites).

        • Mary_McConnell

          ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes, we are at the tip…. ( Hi OSA!)

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          OSA is just rearranging the deck chairs, Eric, but I spit in their general direction with ‘ya.

          http://youtu.be/2TAX0bgWIps

        • Still_On_Your_Side

          They have no idea how big the hammer is that is now on its way down on them, Miscavige and the rest of the gang.

          • 10oriocookies

            Its Phil Hart on this one. He’s gone under the radar too long. He runs all of the Narconons and should be held accountable

        • Sidney18511

          Eric…if the Feds find something, anything, from the COS to the NN offices discussing the credit card billing…this could snag the church in the web of fraud.
          Do you think that is a possibility?

        • CoolHand

          As demonstrated by the warrant and the raid in GA, investigators are WAY ahead of Narconon on this one. Plus, even if they try to destroy or hide evidence, the insurance companies didn’t, so it will only make them look worse. Their only hope is to cooperate with authorities and plead guilty before it gets worse for them. But, their Basic Staff Hat course says that staff members are considered suppressive for cooperating with an investigation into Narconon, so I guess they’re screwed either way.

          • John P.

            their Basic Staff Hat course says that staff members are considered suppressive for cooperating with an investigation into Narconon,

            In other words, basic staff hat today means basic jail hat tomorrow. In the context of this investigation, I wonder if that policy, in writing, plus testimony from employees that it is specifically instructed that you will follow that, would expose NN to RICO type penalties — they are, in writing, requiring their employees to break the law… sounds like a racketeering organization to me. http://bit.ly/ZSLU4z

            • monkeyknickers

              Didn’t the reporter say that under GA law organizations can’t be charged with fraud? Only individuals, regardless of direction from above? Maybe I misunderstood. It wouldn’t be the first time. ๐Ÿ™‚

            • Georgia state law would go after the individuals, but RICO is a federal statute that goes after organizations committing fraud that crosses state boundaries.

            • monkeyknickers

              Does RICO trump state law automatically? I’m not trying to be dumb . . . I just – shit I just AM dumb. But interested ๐Ÿ™‚

        • monkeyknickers

          Wear your smear site with pride! ๐Ÿ™‚

          Anyway, nobody takes OSA seriously anymore. Their ham-handed vaudeville shit is so transparent, and so juvenile, and so instantly, obviously the work of a 17 year old.

          All the talent blew or is penned up in a double wide pushing peanuts with their noses.

    • Mary_McConnell

      Bet you are right….

      ps: You wrote: “Luke and I need to take credit for the fraud though. We made them do it.” LOL!!

  • Spackle Motion

    I can’t keep up with all of the breaking stories. It’s going to be a LOOOONG night.

  • Ivan Mapother

    Maybe someone from Blue Cross/Blue Shield Georgia and United HelathCare will release to the public, a copy of their demand letter to NARCONON. There’s nothing more agressive than an insurance company that’s overpaid a claim or been defrauded. You know they are going to want their money back with interest and then some.

  • SP ‘Onage

    Money-grubbing greed will be the downfall of this commercial enterprise cult. With the zeal for greater pay comes greater risk. Scientology/narconon’s voracious appetite for more money is going to eventually be one of their downfalls.

    Never underestimate the Fed’s, they’re watching, especially since Nation of Islam married into scientology. Mark my word, they see through the smoke and mirrors. The narconon bust may not reveal a lot to us, but I am sure this information is a treasure trove that will be shared and analyzed by many departments.

  • DMSTCC

    Here come da man…
    […]

    I am satisfied that there is probable cause to believe that the certain person(s), property,items,articles, instruments, specifically described herein,is/are being concealed on the premises/person(s) above described and that reasonable grounds exist for the application and issuance of this search warrant.

    You are hereby commanded to immediately search the above described premises/person(s)
    […]
    USE OF FORCE IN EXECUTION OF SEARCH WARRANT: Necessary and reasonable force may be used to effect an entry into any building or property or part thereof to execute this search warrant if, after verbal notice, or an attempt in good faith to give verbal notice, by the officer directed to execute the same of the officer’s authority and purpose

  • Renee G

    We all know what Tiny Fists will do- throw Mary under the bus (where the heck IS Mary, anyway) and disavow knowledge. Do y’all think that the insurance companies will have the cojones to wend their way up the ladder to the CoS? That’s a heck of a lot of lawyer time to pay for….

    • John P.

      For at least $1 million in recovery plus damages, I think so. And remember that the stated amount in the warrant is just the tip of the iceberg — it is one location over a period of a couple years. There is a very good chance that investigators will discover large-scale fraud at other NN locations. Given that only a handful insurers cover the majority of people in the US, a $20 million recovery split across 5 or 6 insurers is definitely something they’re going to pursue, not just for economics but deterrent effect as well.

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        Insurance companies will pursue a single piece of bacon. This has the potential of a truckload of raw steaks. As far as multiple states, the insurance companies are best buds with the banks (credit card fiasco), so I’m guessing both are cross checking records with each other, plus searching, well, wherever they want. Is there Any information these two stalwarts Don’t have access to?

        • Espiando

          Laura D.’s PC folders, if the Church has its way.

      • Bella Legosi

        Did you notice the language in the warrant that stated there maybe other documents from the documents being pursued that may get looked at? Am I reading too much into that or is that saying, well in this cluster of stuff we inadvertently came across evidence that spans state to state wide scale insurance fraud, involving entity’s such as ABLE and golly wouldn’t you know it….all that money went to something called a RTC and Author Services???

        • Espiando

          You’re reading too much into it. That’s pretty much standard boilerplate that covers them in case they find something in there that establishes or corroborates crimes that aren’t specifically laid out in the warrant. Kind of like if you’re pulled over for speeding and the cop smells that you’ve been smoking weed or smells that there’s alcohol on your breath.

          • Bella Legosi

            Thank you. I tend to read too much into things.

        • monkeyknickers

          Relatedly, I was pretty amazed to see that the boiler-plate search and seizure order language included “Human Fetus” as a box one might tick. I can’t even imagine why that would have to be on there.

          • Espiando

            It’s the South. If some ambitious holy roller planning to run for a judicial seat wants to score brownie points with the idiot Jesus Freaks, raiding a potential off-the-books abortion clinic might score him some votes. In which case, “Human Fetus” makes sense.

            • monkeyknickers

              Do you think so? I mean, is there really enough off the books abortion clinics to warrant boiler plate status? They certainly didn’t include “Senior Citizen”.

              I’m really just so interested. What do you think, Es?

            • Espiando

              Putting “Human Fetus” on boilerplate is a political appeasement move in and of itself. If some anti-abortion group gets its hackles up due to some report of abortions occurring outside of the incredible legal restrictions that some red states have placed on them (witness Mississippi and North Dakota over the last year), someone can show them the form, point to it, and say, “Look, we’ve got that covered. We have a blanket warrant for busting these people already prepared.” It’s a combination of covering your ass and playing to your base.

            • monkeyknickers

              Wow! Really? There’s that much leverage? Just . . . wow.
              Wow.

              The boilerplate language doesn’t mention the retrieval of children either . . . just fetuses. Feti. Hmm.

          • Bella Legosi

            Good eye…….how creepy is the blank space for you to enter a number

            • monkeyknickers

              Wow no shit huh? Bella we’re prolly gonna get visited in the night by federal agents who want to hush up this little discovery. I hope they bring snacks.

            • Bella Legosi

              oh no no Monkey they ARE the snacks teeheee

              ๐Ÿ˜›

  • SP ‘Onage

    Somebody is mad at their Dad. Notice all the down votes on the Ron Sr. piece.

  • To the committed scientologist, the fact of insurance fraud by Narconon cannot exist side-by-side with their self-image of scientologists as “the most ethical people on the planet”.
    This is cognitive dissonance. It is a conflict that MUST be resolved to reduce the conflict and restore a good self image. That is the response to cognitive dissonance.

    So the scientologist will whole heartedly proclaim that these Narconon scientologists were “druggies”, “plants” (agent provocateur) of ‘big pharma’ or SPs who were not really ‘real’ scientologists.
    This mental gymnastic soothes their mind and confirms their commitment.
    A few more will leave over this, but the rest will become more fanatic. Sad but true.

    Only evidence, public, voluminous and incontrovertible coupled with the legal dismantling of the organizations will really end most of the fraud an human abuse.

    • Missionary Kid

      Amen

  • I’ve reread this three times now and it all boils down to Mary’s greed. She probably could have even gotten away with it all if she hadn’t gone back for even more. Did she forgot they had paid in full or was she simply so arrogant she thought she could get away with it. The problem with lying so much is you have to remember who you told what lie to and when.

  • BosonStark

    From WSB site: “The search warrant also indicated that neither doctor [Dr. Robbins or Dr. Locarnini] ever knew of or approved those charges โ€“ alleging Narconon stole the information the doctors use to file insurance and Medicaid claims.”

    Wouldn’t that type of thing get back to the doctors in a statement, how many insurance claims were filed with their approval?

    Also, couldn’t they sue Narconon for using their names/information unlawfully?

    • John P.

      Remember, I am not a lawyer, just a senior member of the Internet Armchair Barratry League. That said, my suspicion is that it would be difficult for them to establish that they were damaged enough to recover an amount sufficient to justify legal fees. They were pawns in the scam, and it would be especially hard to prove that enough people read about their numbers being misused and then decided not to seek medical care through Robbins and Locarnini that their business was damaged. That’s pretty tenuous. Of course, people in this forum might consider it bad judgment to have signed up with Narconon to do intake physicals in the first place, but I suspect we probably hold people to a higher standard than most of the general population ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Sidney18511

    If they did this at one NN, the chances are good that they did it at ALL the NN facilities. Good luck to the fidget DM trying to blame SPs and the pharmaceutical companies for this fiasco.

  • Just another super duper ethical arm of the most ethical group on the planet.

    They are so screwed. I ain’t gonna lie…I did not see this coming, meaning, I would not have predicted that Narconon was gonna be where all the smoking guns would be found.

    Maybe now this will bolster other law enforcement agencies to take more calculated risks in their investigations of the cult. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.

    If they will operate their very public organization in this shady, above-the-law fashion, what are the creeps doing behind 1st Amendment-protected closed doors? It’s time to take them down for good.

  • SP ‘Onage

    Why do I keep getting the feeling Mary Rieser is either going to go insane or suspiciously commit suicide? I hope the authorities are keeping tabs on her. Who knows, maybe they have already called her in for more questioning? That’s if her lawyers are cooperating with the investigation.

    • Mary, like all Scientologists, was under intense pressure from above to send more money, more money uplines.

      She will now be “protected” by Miscavige for her creative solutions to support his lifestyle the same way LRH protected Mary Sue. She will be thrown under the bus. She will be kept alive yet docile to protect Miscavige. The difference between MSH and Mary is that Mary Sue did it willingly, Mary will be blackmailed and threatened. The power of her PC folders will be held over her head. At this point, DM can’t allow her to be harmed or disappear, she is the scapegoat.

      • Espiando

        The question is whether or not Mary would willingly go to jail for DM like MSH did for her husband. For some reason, I don’t think so. If the forensic exam of the documentation is able to establish a link between the credit card and insurance fraud and orders from NN Int or ABLE Int, and they offer Mary the opportunity to turn state’s witness, with a promise of the full witness protection program treatment, I think she’ll suddenly remember LRH’s words about the ultimate drive in humans being to “survive”.

        • Mary will not go willingly. I do believe Davey has plenty to hold over her head to force her to do his bidding and appear willing. Huge difference. I hope I am wrong and she rebels but she has probably committed enough crimes on her own starting with perjuring herself under oath that turning states evidence would be a tough thing for her to pull off at this point.

          • Espiando

            You forget what magic the word “immunity” possesses. DM may promise her eternity, but the state can promise her that she won’t spend a significant time of that eternity behind bars.

      • SP ‘Onage

        That’s good to know, thanks.

  • Just thinking, and Luke and Eric can probably verify this: When a scientology management body notices stats are up in an area, they not only like it, they INVESTIGATE as to how the stats got ‘up’. They want to know how it’s done. They want to know it’s not a ‘false stat’.

    This means that the means by which the GI stat improved, Insurance fraud, was investigated, discovered, written up as to how to do it and reported internal to scientology, all the way to the top of scientology international management. In fact, the copies of the procedures and tricks in billing would have HAD to be written up and explained to international management at Narconon, ABLE, and on up into Scientology middle and top management. I.E., Miscavige. The copies of the writeups are likely in the hands of police now.

    There is a paper trail. It shows not only Scientology knew about the fraud in all it’s details, it condoned it and most likely exported it to the rest of the Narconons as the ‘successful action’ for getting in G.I. (Gross Income)

    Scientology benefits from the payments to Scientology from Narconon. They are completely involved.

    The analogy is that you can’t say your foot did the kicking by itself, because it’s only connected at one point by the knee. It is the demonstrable command and control of the central nervous system that it is part of a single responsible organism. And in this case the responsible organism is corporate scientology as a whole, including all the individual parts such as CSI, RTC, CST and all the other groups and networks and other linked operations.

    • That is an excellent analysis Michael, and though, at the risk of offending the emotional joy and the intellectual sensibilities of our fellow patrons of the underground bunker, there is both good news and bad news to be seen (and considered) in the unfolding drama before us. The good news being clear (pardon the pun). The bad news, however, not so much (notwithstanding your sound, though brief offering). To wit: Scientology will carry on as usual in regard to their getting caught with their hand in the proverbial cookie jar. And David will find another jar to steal from. For evidence merely consider the Guardian debacle of not so many years ago. Nine of the top 10 individuals of Corporate-Scientology went to prison. Yet Scientology itself resumed it’s affairs unscathed (in relatively short order). Unscathed I say not in regard to their loss of prospective clients for continued brainwashing (called auditing), which indeed such loss they suffered, but unscathed in the sense of their ability and propensity to dip into the wealth of innocent people under the guise of ‘helping’ mankind. Let us make no mistake about it, the Mary Reisers of Scientology may well find themselves in a prison cell. But David ala Ron will continue to dance to the music of making money (though David will be in hiding from the United States Government, just as Ron did and was).

      By law corporations cannot be brought up on charges of theft (or murder etc.). And please correct me if I err. And neither can religions, for the record. Else wise the Catholic church would have been put in prison a few years back. But alas it wasn’t, and will not be anytime soon. And Enron went bankrupt, not to jail.

      That we are fighting an extremely legally well-put-together foe is the essence of my communication here. And while I myself have been high five-ing not just a few of my acquaintances and friends today (all of them in fact) I am not laboring under the mistaken notion that our collective work is anywhere near done (which I understand ‘is not’ what you implied). Which our collective work nonetheless has to do with our applying continued and increasing pressure on the International Narconon Network (with WISE up next) whilst maintaining our poise in regard to the inevitable realization that David Miscaviage in specific and Scientology in general will remain beyond the law (in the first case) and above the law (in the second). Otherwise our joy will be temporarily pleasant, though ultimately futile.

      I am shooting for a joy that is ultimately both permanent and not futile. Which I understand may well take the rest of my life and a good portion of the rest of my sons life too. And maybe even my grandsons, to fulfill. But that is the goal and the aim for mySelf (and for my friends Selves too).

      In the absence of RICO (being applied) we here in the United States are momentarily legally powerless. Momentarily I say for the simple reason when the present political regime of scientology operations have moved along (ie when the brainwashed and or blackmailed individuals in political power in the United States of America’s government have retired or died, or both) scientology as an Institutional American Religious Power will have met the dawn of its American Political death. And that is when the real popcorn will be passed around the campfire.

      Until then it is onward with notifying the 47 or so other United States States that are in the blind as to what is presently going on in the light, in Oklahoma, and elsewhere where the Narconon Con is going on. Like a snowball made of light I say. Rolling down hill. With a group at the top of the mountain giving it a not so gentle collective push.

      Ok, end of rant. Back to joy. Lol.

      Larry

      • John P.

        Larry, thanks for a well argued piece. You’re not damping the enthusiasm around here. Naive enthusiasm that X, Y or Z will be the one single thing that will utterly demolish the cult and consign it to the dung heap of history is never a good idea. And the Operation Snow White convictions in 1977, as you indicated, would have seemed like an obvious death knell for Scientology, even though it was actually like a radioactive cockroach, able to grow bigger for a surprising length of time before the membership peaked in the late 80s or so.

        Like you, I have consistently cautioned that one single event is not going to bring the whole thing down. But I believe the end is drawing near at an accelerating rate unthinkable a few years ago. The decline is accelerating, because the cult does not have the management bandwidth to cope with all the areas where it is under attack. That, incidentally, is a far different situation than was the case in 1977, where there was a relatively deep bench of people to take over for the jailed executives.

        The cult today is in far weaker financial shape than it has ever been in, and even though its cost structure is atypical, laws of economics still apply. Most importantly, the flow of new members has been almost completely extinguished, and the passage of time will kill off the increasingly geriatric “public” base that provides much of the support (particularly IAS donations) of the organization today.

        What’s important about the insurance fraud investigation, and why it is appropriate to celebrate it as an extremely significant event, is that this opens up a significant new attack vector that hasn’t been used before. Insurance fraud is nasty stuff, and it is much harder to get away with than ever before. Even if the cult is shredding everything it can, there are complete counterparty documents, bank records, and plenty of other footprints that investigators can use to reconstruct the scheme.

        And given that there is so much concentration of power in the hands of a relatively small number of health insurance carriers today, all the insurers are almost certainly looking through their records to find any Narconon centers that have been paid in the past. If there are other locations committing this sort of fraud, the investigation will spread quickly. And remember, state insurance investigators function essentially as the private police force of the insurance industry; it’s pretty easy for a carrier to get an investigation opened if they have reasonable suspicions; insurers have far better access to specialized law enforcement than banks trying to combat fraud.

        I thus believe that the demise of NN will be much faster than the demise of other cult entities. Yes, they could still be a cockroach colony for quite some time, where there are still Narconon’s scuttling around out there in the dark, maybe under different names. But by and large, after this investigation has grown in scope and eventually completed, NN will be a fraction of its former self. We certainly don’t know how long that will take, but I would venture a guess that it’ll be faster than the most pessimistic case, though probably longer than the most optimistic.

        I believe NN income rolled up through ABLE into the cult HQ, is probably the fastest growing revenue stream that Miscavige had. In a relatively short period of time, it appears that this is rolling over and becoming a net liability. With clawback suits targeting money sent up the line from individual NN frauds, the odds grow that the cult will not only be choked off from further NN revenue, but will actually have to disgorge the past proceeds, which would be sizable (though not fatal) economically. More importantly, it could also be precedential for other litigation for other misdeeds.

        • Michael Barger

          John, what other kinds of insurance do you think are being diddled by the cult. Healthcare fraud would seem more doable than other kinds of insurance fraud.

          The only other thing I can think of is fire insurance. There have been several mysterious fires at Scientology installations.

          • BuryTheNuts2

            Um yeah. Good point Michael!

        • Missionary Kid

          Agreed.

          These incidents aren’t convictions. They aren’t even demands for payments. They are just possible pointers towards further prosecutions and lawsuits.

          Here in the bunker, we’re enthused because the Co$ has been screwing over people for so long using the legal system, it’s nice to see them being confronted with reality, but we truly are in the minority.

          We can hope that these are just leaks in the dike that can’t be plugged and will lead to the flood. RICO!!!

        • sharon brown

          With the Feds now being involved, could they not use the RICO act against CO$ ?

        • Very well penned John. Thank you for that.

      • SP ‘Onage

        You just deflated my whoopie cushion. ๐Ÿ™

        • Well damn it get that cushion inflated again! Look, we are winning and we will continue to win. The criminal organization called scientology is literally crumbling before the worlds eyes. My whole point is for us to not get complacent in our hearts and minds (and thus our bodies). You sir are one of my hero’s. Please do not let anything I say cause that whoopie cushion of yours to suffer deflation!

      • Vistaril

        . . . This means that the means by which the GI stat improved, Insurance fraud, was investigated, discovered, written up as to how to do it and reported internal to scientology, all the way to the top of scientology international management. In fact, the copies of the procedures and tricks in billing would have HAD to be written up and explained to international management at Narconon, ABLE, and on up into Scientology middle and top management. I.E., Miscavige. The copies of the writeups are likely in the hands of police now . . .

        It has to be remembered that Scientology has been an on-going international conspiracy to defraud since the day in 1950 when L Ron Hubbard said he used Dianetics to cure war injuries. Over that 60 year period, Scientology has had more than ample opportunity to fine-tune the fraud. The Chinese walls, cut-outs, client/attorney legal privilege and all other means of accountability avoidance were systematically put in place during the early 1980s when, thanks to the Tichborne case, it was realised that L Ron Hubbard himelf was personally liable for the fraud. Denise (Larry) Brennan has gone to great lengths to detail his principal involvement in this activity which culminated in 1991 when the IRS handed over tax-free status.

        I don’t doubt for a minute that the Insurance Fraud Hat has been documentated and circulated within Scientology, as you suggest, but I wonder if you have the direction wrong? It seems more likely to me that the details of how to defraud silly wog companies came from the top down, rather than, as you say, from Narconon up. For example, based on the EEOC complaint against Dynamic Medical Services (as detailed in the previous OP) , an insurance fraud investigator would do well to complete a wog-style sans lube forensic audit. All companies owned by OTs should be similarly examined, if you ask me.

        There are, however, problems and real dangers. Since 1950, Scientology has amassed a billion-dollar war chest and a multi-billion dollar real estate portfolio. Even if every public and every staff member and every front-group were to disappear tomorrow, there are sufficient legal barriers and resources for the cult to continue indefinitely and to be run, as L Ron Hubbard proposed, as a tight conspiracy operating from the shadows. Basically, all David Miscavige needs to run Scientology is the rolodex, a decent lap-top, a few memory sticks worth of PC-folder data, the bank account numbers, and a cadre of henchmen. The danger comes from the real possibility that those running Scientology’s peripheral scams are as dedicated as Rex Fowler (RIP: Thomas Cianco).

        Given that an apparently endless parade of human tragedy has failed to resonate with the public, the way ahead, I suggest, is in the form of a RICO investigation against the organisation, its principals and enablers, including the lawyers. All it would take is for a couple of the David Miscavige’s consigliere to be “turned” by the prospect of 20 years in jail and, pretty much, the whole operation could be rolled up. Remember also, there is no statute of limitations for conspiracy and multiple copies of financial records have been stored on computer for at least the last 20 years.

    • Ruby

      I totally agree with you, Michael. Anything that gets the stats up is a “successful action” and you can bet this has been sent uplines and all around the Narconon network as something to add to their hat of “successful income producing actions”.

    • jensting

      I thought that the insurance fraud originated in narCONon arrowhead (see Garry Smith’s e-mail to Luke, I believe), so narCONon GA is already one of the importers. From which body did they import this criminal operating style? From narCONon Int, aka, ABLE aka. the office of David “he is NOT insane!” Miscavige.
      Nice.

  • I think ‘The Bunker’ should have an official song and what better than Henry Clay Work’s stirring melody ‘Marching Through Georgia’.

    […]

    Bring the good old bugle, boys, we’ll sing another song
    Sing it with a spirit that will start the world along
    Sing it as we used to sing it, 50,000 strong
    While we were marching through Georgia.
    .
    .

    So we made a thoroughfare for freedom and her train,
    Sixty miles in latitude, three hundred to the main;
    Treason fled before us, for resistance was in vain
    While we were marching through Georgia.

    […]

    Andrew

    • Sherbet

      “Resistance” may be “in vain,” Andrew, but that never stops the cos from producing a snowstorm of legal docs for the sole purpose of whining, “But it’s not fair!” No matter what the legal situation is, it wasn’t their fault, because they’re the cos and they’re special. We’ll see how special they really are. Now, about that march, may I carry a flag? Something with Xenu on it, I think.

    • John P.

      While the media center on the jet is loaded with Steely Dan, I occasionally listen to other types of music. How about a turn into the rich pool of R&D classics. In this case, a little Brook Benton: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qr5djzzeA3M. It’s not just a rainy night in Georgia; it’s raining all over the world.

      • Awesome choice. It sure is raining on Davey’s parade these days.

    • Captain Howdy

      Famous Indian killing psychopathic war criminal General Sherman salutes you.

    • sugarplumfairy

      I vote for Rebel Yell..

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPwZaQfoIbU&feature=youtube_gdata_player

      “MOAR.. MOAR.. MOAR, MOAR, MOAR, MOAR, MOARRRRR….”

  • Douglas D. Douglas

    I spend the day at doctor’s appointments and come back to this feast!

    And I missed Down Arrow Day again! Rats!

    • Bella Legosi

      Who knew Christmas came in May!!!

      Makes ya wonder what is in store for Christmas!!!!

      heheheheh

    • Espiando

      And it was extra special today. After all, the last story put up before 2PM ET was about COB’s traitorous SP father, so there was mega-motivation to downvote all of the positive comments on how great Ron Senior is looking and how happy we are that he’s healthy again after his escape.

      Someone got some extra nuts on top of his A To E brownie points today.

      • Bella Legosi

        Please cancel this downvoter out of your area guys. All he/she is doing is wasting otherwise good comments on him/her rather then NarCONon’s eventual collapse!

        This person obviously does not want to participate in this discussion and there for is considered a non-person/non-entity worth of not being afforded the usual rights and “beingness” granted normal human beings. The Force with this one has failed him/her, for not only their tongue is arrested, but also their mind and hands as well. Downvoter chooses not to express their perspective and communicate effectively. Downvoter really is worse then Korean Gold Miners in WoW. Really.

        This is all that should be written or said. And those were still too many words to waste on one who still has to use ANY at all.

        • Espiando

          Except for one thing, Bella: remember how Andreas got our beloved Tory out of the cult? Maybe through a little bit of light mocking and constructive criticism, Dickie Downvote will see that the Evil Jokers and Degraders are not only not caving in, but that we’re pretty nice people out here, and that maybe, maybe, we have a point. We can always hope.

          Plus, there’s this factor: we’re granting him beingness with no preconditions or preconceptions, while his own Church, the most ethical people on the planet, are making him do A To E or a Condition in order to return him to the same status. That counts for something.

          • Bella Legosi

            That is very true and you got me.

            >(
            I think I will sit back and watch, but he/her is on my ignore list until they can use their words.

            See what wonderful ones you use? Pointed out some awesome truth, to which I humbly agreed!

            • q-bird

              hey Bella, m’darlin’ dear. I myself have chosen to basically ignore the run-right-down-the-line-dang-near-every-single-post-down-voted-no-matter-what-the-post-is-game.

              They’re just doin’ a chore I believe; they’s just gettin’ ‘er done, touching some buttons. What it means, to me, is that they are here with us is all. I do not think that they are necessarily reading the posts, and they seem to have a hard time keeping up with it too! (ha! funny that… quite like me in fact ๐Ÿ˜‰

              By doing what they do however, they are missing out on the WORDS.
              They miss out on the discussion. maybe.
              They are not yet ready to enter into The Conversation.
              Sad, because the conversation here is wonderfully lively and so very interesting is it not?!
              … right up they’re alley even!

              I do hope that whoever comes to this blog, for what ever reason, they will find what it is they need to know. I know I do.

              Reading is fun. hugs to you Portland girl. Q

            • Bella Legosi

              Awww thank you Q! Many hugs back my feathered avian friend! All wonderful points. I must say humble pie isnt that bitter ๐Ÿ˜‰ see downvoter we are a neat bunch, come outta that shell baby!

            • BuryTheNuts2

              That’s right guys. On the other end of those down votes is a real person who just happens to be in Scientological cloud. Look how many people here have got past it.
              We are all about encouraging them to escape the mindfuck…and it ain’t easy.

              Blow! Just blow.

          • Also, if s/he is doing their A to E, it means that they’re probably already questioning what the Church does and how they do it. You don’t wind up on Debbie Downer Duty for jaywalking.

            At least, not yet.

  • Ian

    A point unrelated to CoS, the article seems to suggest that the insurers only paid just over a third of the amount billed. Is it normal for insurers to only a third of the bill? Do healthcare providers just tripple their charges to compensate? Or is this something specific to NN?

    I don’t live in the US, so I’m not aware of the finer points of Amercian healthcare billing!

    • Gus_Cox

      We Yanks aren’t aware of the finer points either ๐Ÿ™‚

    • sharon brown

      It’s not specific to NN, most insurance companies decide what procedures should cost on average and pay that amount regardless of what the bill says. The providers are aware of this when they decide to accept that particular insurance , and the amount varies and is specific to the insurance company paying. As a result they do tend to inflate bills, and those without insurance are left with a larger amount to pay than an insurance company does.

      • Ian

        Thanks Sharon!

        • sharon brown

          Your welcome ! : )

  • Douglas D. Douglas

    AND… two days to the big grand opening of the Portland Ideal Org. What a glorious day for religious freedom. Hope there will be a WONderful reception from the locals and their friends…!

    • Bella Legosi

      I hear its going to be one gorgeous day worthy of pictures! Such a city needs to be photographed in all its glory!

      • I confidently predict that no suppressives will dare to spoil Dave’s big day out by hanging around the Portland Ideal Org dressed in ill-fitting suits, some wearing masks and carrying protest signs.

        However my predictions have been wrong before.

        Sibyl

        • Bella Legosi

          ๐Ÿ™‚
          Thats why its always good to be just another smiling face in the crowd.

          Knowing the size of the location, I would not be surprised if a vistaril laden Little Boots would stoop to having this shin dig outside. If you think about it Saturday will prolly see the maxium amount of people to ever enter that building……ever. at the best it will make for good before and after pics!

          • Missionary Kid

            Go back Sunday or Monday. All the bussed-in and flown-in won’t be around. That’s not a real good place for walk-ins, because there’s little foot traffic.

            • VickiStubing

              That makes me think–maybe there IS a method to the madness of moving their buildings from well-populated urban areas to low-traffic neighborhoods. The less traffic, the more likely a visitor is really PTS or SP or journo or evil psych. It’s the perfect backwards-thinking move for Wee Davey.

            • Missionary Kid

              My question for you is, where are the new clams going to come from? It used to be that the majority of people were brought in by people offering them “personality tests” out on the street. That required foot traffic. The Portland Org doesn’t have it.

              LRHs celebrity strategy is in trouble because not only are TC and JT aging, but still popular, but the demographics that they attract tend to be older and less likely to become clams. There are fewer and fewer new clams coming out of Hollywood because there aren’t the important acting workshops and networks there once were.

              Scions in Hollywood don’t have the pull they used to. TC is known as a
              nice guy in the industry, but his reputation has been sullied by his
              contact with Co$ and his recent divorce. He still does have international appeal, but other countries aren’t as tolerant of other “religions” as we are from a legal standpoint.

              TV is not the way to go, since it’s too expensive. Radio and print ads haven’t gotten them anywhere. The internet may be a source of new blood, but there’s a whole bunch of sites like this one to expose the evil of Co$.

              In terms of personal contact, it appears that the ordinary clams are
              being regged so hard to bring in more money or take courses that I don’t
              think they have much time to really develop friendships outside of
              Co$. The paranoia that they seem to live in doesn’t encourage outside
              friendships either.

              To sum it up, I still think it’s a lousy idea if it’s to help Co$ continue to be “the fastest growing religion in the world” to put the orgs where they are. I think it’s really a real estate scam. Franchises for fast food restaurants are on corporate property, so even if the restaurant goes broke, the corporation still owns the land and building. In an up real estate market, this is a very profitable strategy. In a down market, it sucks.

              Co$ owns the new super duper buildings. They aren’t on prime real estate, but they do have value, that put all together, add up to a lot of money.

            • VickiStubing

              I don’t think Miscavige CARES about new blood, new recruits. He is all about controlling what he can control, and that is the people who are already in and drinking the KoolAid. I think putting the Orgs in out of the way places keeps the Sciloons more isolated and more able to monitor who’s coming and going. And it keeps protests from attracting an audience, too. In the Tiny Tyrant’s mind, those are probably good things.

              I really don’t give CoB credit for being smart enough to pull off a real estate scam. I think he’s just a short-sighted control-freak bully (pun intended).

            • Missionary Kid

              You’re probably right, but we’ll only fully know in the future. I think your evaluation of Dinky Misunderstanding is pretty much right on: more concerned with control than growth of Co$.

              The new Portland “church” is still downtown, but not in a good area. If someone wants to blow, it’ll be easy. There are enough people in the area that a protest will attract an audience. There are not so many people are in the area on the weekends, because the office buildings aren’t being used, but there are plenty of other activities going on to attract people to the area.

              If you go over to the indie websites, you can read about the Phoenix org, which was opened not too long ago. A tour revealed that it was very under-staffed, and the staff looked tired and not too well dressed.

              I’m of the opinion that all of the new orgs are, in essence, his personal property through a bunch of shell corporations, but I could be wrong. When Co$ gets its ass sued into oblivion, I’ll bet that he’ll end up with the properties.

          • aquaclara

            If you wear a bright color, we can find you in the pics after….Look, there you are! Oh, look – here, too! And over here….. !
            Have fun!

            • Bella Legosi

              haha Well I just read that they are shutting down the street for this nightmare! I really might have to go down today and scout for a location, maybe make a few new friends at the Silverodo ๐Ÿ˜€

      • aquaclara

        Bring on the balloons and ribbons! And out of town guests, a wide-angle lens, and the ready-to-go press release. Shoop the pictures to create a real crowd and make that press photo glow. Davey needs some props -it’s been a rough week for the COB!

        • Midwest Mom

          Your giant bow is in place, aquaclara! It’s a forest green shade this time.

          • aquaclara

            The green bow will add such a nice touch to the glowing, lit windows and big crowd of hundreds of people, don’t ya think? And picking a different bow color just for the occasion will help us keep all these openings straight. Such a brilliant idea.
            Wonder where the buses will be parked? Hope they remembered to provide coffee and donuts for the long ride to town.

  • Bella Legosi

    So I wonder if I called the local Narconon and told them I was interested in working in their billing department and asked, “So is the Criminal Insurance Fraud included in the Communications Course, or is that something Narconon specializes in itself? Are there extra fees for such a course?”

    knowing the fun ethical people they are they would just hang up on me
    ๐Ÿ™

    • Missionary Kid

      And trace your call?

  • Captain Howdy

    In closing I would just like to say I give Steve Hall props for daring to show up here today and leave a comment which is more than I’ve seen a couple of the “holy” trinity do. Hall showed up, left a comment, and he wasn’t assaulted by us “degenerates”. Marty & Mike come on here someday and field questions and I’ll never say a bad word about your asses again

    • Espiando

      Hall left before I could ask him about whether he’s finally realized that all of the bullshit inflammatory remarks he’s posted about psychiatry on his site are total lies. Next time he’s on, I’ll be sure to ask him.

      Mike’s a mischievous gadfly nowadays. Marty is proceeding with his spiritual cerebro-proctological experiments and is relatively harmless. Steve Hall is Why I Protest.

      • Captain Howdy

        Yea, I think some folks were too stunned to see Hall comment to respond in real time and I’m guessing he probably wouldn’t have responded anyway. Still it was interesting to see the Trotsky of the Indies actually make an appearance.

        • BuryTheNuts2

          I will give Hall credit for one thing. Hes got brass!

        • sugarplumfairy

          Yah, it was pretty stunning.. I didn’t respond even though I frequently want to slap him after reading his writing (especially the evil psyche stuff) because yesterday he just sounded like a friend trying to help another friend make a living..

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          stunned, then wondering why. there’s always an undercurrent why running beloe the surface. always

    • PreferToBeAnon2

      Capn’, forgive me but I am truly in Disqus hell. I tried to find the comment… was it on this thread? Can you give me a word to search on so I can locate it? I’m so surprised he commented!

      Not being able to tell when there is a new comment and having to continually refresh and Load More Comments and scan sucks big time. I actually have two browsers open (Safari and Firefox) and refreshed them at the same time. They are both sorted on Newest. They each have a different number of posts and they don’t even resemble each other in terms of order.

      • Captain Howdy

        It was on the Ron Miscavige story and it’s the comment by “Thoughtful”. He signed his name at the end.

    • BuryTheNuts2

      Yeah, color me surprised.

  • Do you reckon Cruise and Miscavige still talk to each other?

    • Espiando

      And why the hell should we care about two men whose combined height is approximately one meter, whose combined IQ is approximately room temperature in Celsius, and whose very existence proves that the Communists were right about killing the rich?

      • it was a simple question

      • EnthralledObserver

        Because I’m voyeristic like that…

    • VickiStubing

      I doubt the Tiny Tyrant has time to take calls from The Least Trusted Man in America right now. Little Tommy will have to deal with his own issues for a while.

    • BuryTheNuts2

      I reckon not.

    • Ze Moo

      TC’s “Jack Reacher” went to DVD this week. I saw it at a Redbox and they started TV ads for it too. That’s pretty quick, it premiered in December, less then 6 months to dvd. Soon it’ll be in the bargain bin next to ‘battlefield earth’.

  • 0tessa

    The church is in big trouble. Rats are leaving the sinking ship. It’s time for the final reckoning.
    D-day – demolition day.

  • jensting

    aaand more legal news! Excellent. This is why I donated to the underground bunker ๐Ÿ™‚
    If it takes lawsuits for insurance and credit card fraud to bring down narCONon so be it – the human misery will stop at the same time, and that’s the main thing.

  • Snippy_X

    I’m so happy to see they will be looking at Narconons tax returns. Tipping Point has noticed that on these forms, occasionally Mary can’t add. Hmm.

    The real stable datum in handling tax people is NEVER VOLUNTEER ANY INFORMATION […]
    The thing to do is to assign a significance to the figures before the government can […] I normally think of a better significance than the government can. I always put enough errors on a return to satisfy their bloodsucking appetite and STILL come out zero.

    โ€” L. Ron Hubbard, Organization Executive Course, Vol. 3, p. 63

    from http://www.xenu-directory.net/documents/corporate/

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      excellent hubbard quote…. even better than scientology drills on how to succeed in lying. here he specifically orders scientologists to lie to the irs.

    • Observer

      Gadzooks! What a smug, supercilious, lying, thieving, bloviating idiot that man was!

  • DodoTheLaser

    Narconon – $3 Mil fraud exposed.

    Scientology – $6 Bil fraud expose underway…

    IRS, stay tuned.

  • EnthralledObserver

    Whew… that took some extended time to read everything… what a day we’ve had at the Bunker. And I am impressed! I do hope that in the long run all these side stories come together and finally cause the spectacular and fatal implosion of the CO$!

  • PreferToBeAnon2
    • VickiStubing

      Ooh quoting Tony! Interesting comments, too. Bella, get in on the local action!

    • Thanks for a great link! The Portland Mercury is now on my ‘Bookmarks to visit Saturday and Sunday’ list.

      Andrew

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      watcha wanna bet he brings a gaggle of lawyers, and a dedicated, 2nd string of bodyguards to guard the lawyers? so podium is outside. … wouldnt it be fantabulous if DM got served by a carrier pigeon?

      • RMycroft

        Wouldn’t that be a lot like the “seagulls on laxatives” video?

        • Captain Howdy

          Too bad you can’t train seagulls. Just imagine having your trained seagull doing a Stuka dive bomb attack and unloading a clam and a load of gullpalm on D.M’s noggin in the middle of some Shermspeak bombast.

          • RMycroft

            Maybe one of those trees that was maimed to make room for the ceremony will send a widowmaker his way?

    • sugarplumfairy

      Haha!! Poor co$ just can’t get any respect anywhere.. Unless they write it themselves and pay big bucks to have it published..

      And kudos to the Portland Mercury for the props to Tony.. I love that they included that great title to his story on the Portlant org opening.. “..staking everything on Portland opening as if it mattered..”

      and lol.. Antonio Banderas..

    • SP ‘Onage

      I wonder how long it will take before the sci’s’s take over the Portland Mercury?

  • PreferToBeAnon2

    Sorry if this hits folks before a proper cup ‘o joe…. the NarCONon PR spinsters are full tilt:

    “A just found Narconon of Connecticut study from 1978 showed its
    juvenile participants 80% drug abstinent and 100% in school, paralleling
    results of Narconon today.”

    http://www.newstimes.com/business/press-releases/article/Recent-Release-of-The-Narconon-Program-40-4503790.php

    Just found, Clark Carr says.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      clark carr, NArconon science advisory board?! hahahahahah they dont even realize they are admitting they are an unscientific scam… they are practcally shouting it.

      and I cant wait till Pooks, Patty Moher, gets a load of this article. id wear hip boots and a hard hat……whoop!

      • BuryTheNuts2

        Ah, ya’ll are making my morning sing per usual!

    • John P.

      Makes perfect sense. Instead of having only one study from the 1970s purporting to show the effectiveness of Narconon, there are really two, except you hide one of them for 35 years and don’t use it to “prove” that your program works until right this very minute. Sort of like having a “super power rundown” that helps everybody to do amazing things (including detecting oiliness in any known substance) that you develop in 1979 and don’t sell to an adoring public until no earlier than 2013 even though you know it is utterly da bomb and people would pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for it.

      • PreferToBeAnon2

        Not only do you not sell it to an adoring public until 2013, you keep it hidden from the $cientology attorneys dealing with the lawsuits.

        • PreferToBeAnon2

          And hey, isn’t that why they are holding back on OT9 and 10? Yep, makes perfect sense.

    • Ze Moo

      I love the totally unreadable, multcolored graph. It could chart anything, time spent in lockdown, number of alien abductions, number of sexual favors traded per bottle of vodka, could be anything. It did tell me there are 13 NarCONon rehabs in the US. I shall see what I can do to make that number smaller.

  • Douglas D. Douglas

    The Portland (Oregon) Mercury has thoughtfully provided photos of the set up for TOMORROW’S gala Grand Opening of the Portland Ideal Org.
    http://blogtown.portlandmercury.com/BlogtownPDX/archives/2013/05/09/portlands-scientologists-are-doing-something

    The article notes that it is Southwest Third Street that is being shut down for the festivities. Which means that the area will be rather smallish to contain the awesome crowds this Very Important Occasion will doubtless attract. Cynics among us would note that this set up would tend to make a smaller crowd appear bigger. But I am sure that had no bearing on the creative decision making…

    • Midwest Mom

      Closing the street off is also a way for them to keep protesters away. They don’t want non-Sci’s there – only current Sci’s. It’s not very neighborly, is it?

      • RMycroft

        Can they completely close the street, including the sidewalks on the other side of 3rd? That won’t make their neighbors very happy.

        • Midwest Mom

          They’re not supposed to cut off access for pedestrian traffic, but that hasn’t stopped them in the past from bullying people and blocking sidewalks. I hope the Portland police makes sure that other people and businesses aren’t harassed or inconvenienced by the Co$’s security team.

          • RMycroft

            If they try LA tactics in Portland, I doubt it will bode well for them.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MP6CHGdnLEQ

            • Midwest Mom

              I love that lady!

            • 1subgenius

              Raid on Phoenix Org 2008, yeah, that’s me

            • Midwest Mom

              Applause! Applause!

            • q-bird

              Yay One Subgenius – kilroy was there!

            • 1subgenius

              are you kilroy?

            • q-bird

              Gosh no Doll – I’m not kilroy… but I’ve seen him around here & there… tee hee.

              & he sure has been around the world hasn’t he?

              One may find his sign in the most surprisingly unusual impossible places…

              “…after all, if Kilroy could leave his mark there, who knew
              where else he could go?”

              Cheers Sub ;-P

          • 1subgenius

            Watch how little old disabled lady deals with their crap:

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2WZLz8x8xY

      • Ze Moo

        Closing the streets is going cut down on the crowds at the strip clubs.

        • Midwest Mom

          The clubs will be more successful in their “Hollers for he Dollars” in that area of Portland. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • aquaclara

      Hey, this is a great article! The writer quotes Tony, and includes great references to the Bunker articles.
      The comments are terrific. If you missed them, there is some rumor/word on the street that Antonio Banderas might be coming to town, some concern about whether tree limbs were trimmed to make room for the event, plus some references to fluoride. No one has commented on the rather unlovely podium in the usual gaudiness of gold and accent colors.
      Best comment: “Because nothing says Portland like a 714 area code…”
      Thanks for sharing, Doug!

    • Observer

      Clam shill Mana Nui has commented on the article trying to smear Tony with the backpage.com connection. That is SO last year.

      • Ze Moo

        I loved the “Satan’s Amway franchise” comment.

      • Douglas D. Douglas

        When I last checked, no one had actually DIED from reading the Village Voice…

    • RMycroft

      This is the area where they claim that they’ll be packing thousands of Scientologists:

      http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h233/RogerRamdrive/PortlandmOrg_zps2466eac4.jpg

      • John P.

        Nice job on the map research. It looks like the area you’ve outlined is about 80 feet by 40 feet (25 meters by 12 meters). If they’ve got seating, that’s probably good for no more than about 600 chairs, with maybe 100 of those on the far wings with crappy sight lines; if standing room only, they might get 1,200 people. A little short of the 3,500 they were promising.

        For anyone in the area who is able to stop by, here are some data points that would be interesting:

        * Number of buses parked within 1-2 blocks; note particularly whether they have CA or WA plates because buses with OR plates will probably be students bused in from the Delphian Academy.

        * Curtains to keep the whole event from being seen by passers-by

        * Tents outside the dedication area — note particularly whether any “hospitality tents” appear to be fenced off from each other. I seem to recall hearing that at other dedications (Phoenix?) they had separate tents for Sea Org bused in versus public versus staff, which appeared to be so that public wouldn’t talk to Sea Org and discover how many “seat fillers” they had.

        * Police presence — if there are a couple of uniformed police that’s one thing, because those may be off-duty cops getting paid by the cult for security. If there are a whole lot of specialized units (K-9, mobile command center, riot squad) it would be interesting because that might be a barometer of cult paranoia.

        * Any protesters? If so, where were they positioned and how were they being treated by police?

        These data points could help to provide hard data on the number of culties that are actually in Portland, could provide perspective on just how paranoid they are, and could provide tons of lulz as well.

        • Douglas D. Douglas

          You got a down arrow!

          To the Down Arrower:
          Doubt is OK!
          All your stats are wrong!

        • Down boy! Down boy!

      • Bella Legosi

        By the way folks, just letting ya know, they do have their camera’s installed on the face of that building and have at least two on the side where you see the parking lot.

    • Bella Legosi

      Gotta love the comments!

  • 3 million in fraudulent billing over 3 years. Boy Narconon is really ambitious when they knew they would never get caught. Until now! That’s about $1,500 per day in stealing.

  • SS

    Once everything is brought to light, I’m thinking this will make an excellent episode of “American Greed: Scams, Scoundrels, and Scandals”.

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