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Did Scientology hire the man sent to prison for hacking us? Not his job to find out, judge said

  As Eric Saldarriaga was leaving a ninth-floor courtroom at the old federal court house in New York City following his sentencing yesterday, he was in tears.

I couldn’t help wincing.

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  Eric Saldarriaga faces sentencing Friday for the attempted hacking of the former church spokesman, who asks feds to look into Scientology’s alleged culpability

By Tony Ortega

Tomorrow in New York, Eric Saldarriaga, a 41-year-old Astoria, Queens private investigator, will be sentenced in federal court after pleading guilty to hiring a hacker to access […]

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Garcias file notice of appeal with the Eleventh Circuit, take on two more specialist attorneys

After Judge James Whittemore granted the Church of Scientology’s motion to compel Luis and Rocio Garcia to take their complaints to the church’s internal arbitration, we wondered — would they really go through with Scientology arbitration, or would they appeal?

The Garcias are former longtime Scientologists who filed their fraud lawsuit against Scientology in […]

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Former Scientologist found guilty of defrauding other exes — ALSO: 1998 film re-release

On Tuesday, a federal jury convicted Frank Pate, 47, of two counts of wire fraud and one count of mail fraud after a five-day trial in Sherman, Texas. He is in custody and will be sentenced at a future date.

Previously, we told you about Pate, a former Scientologist who, according to some of his […]

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Scientology denied: Karen de la Carriere stops a takedown attempt on videos at her channel

Karen de la Carriere has been keeping us updated on a situation she’s been facing with the Church of Scientology, and now that she’s resolved it, she’s ready to go public.

Some time ago, she received notices from Scientology attorney Gary Soter that she was in some kind of violation of some sort because of […]

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Las Vegas attorney Ryan Hamilton makes it 29 lawsuits against Scientology’s drug rehab

Las Vegas attorney Ryan Hamilton is back filing lawsuits against Scientology’s drug rehab network, Narconon. We’ve watched as he’s filed cases in California, Nevada, Louisiana, Florida, and now another case in Colorado.

Hamilton had taken a pause for a while as he attempted to consolidate his cases in a single Nevada federal court. But after […]

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Ryan Hamilton files his 28th fraud lawsuit against Scientology’s drug rehab network


Las Vegas attorney Ryan Hamilton is at it again, filing his 28th federal fraud lawsuit against the Church of Scientology’s drug rehab network, Narconon.

Once again, he’s filed a lawsuit against Narconon’s facility in Nevada, Rainbow Canyon Retreat in Caliente, and this time the plaintiff encountered problems with […]

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Scientology answers Garcia motion: We are definitely a bona fide worldwide religion!

On April 11, we told you that Luis and Rocio Garcia had filed a pretty remarkable “motion to reconsider” after their federal fraud lawsuit against the Church of Scientology had been derailed by Judge James D. Whittemore.

Whittemore had granted Scientology’s motion forcing the Garcias to pursue the matter through the church’s internal arbitration scheme. […]

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AUDIO: Full police interviews of Scientology spies and their stalking of Ron Miscavige Sr.

We’ve been hearing some brief segments of the police interviews of the Scientology spies who were arrested in Wisconsin in 2013. Now, we have the full interrogations of Dwyane and Daniel Powell, who were being paid $10,000 a week to stalk Ron Miscavige Sr by his son, Scientology leader David Miscavige.

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Scientology hit with another federal lawsuit over refunds — but with a twist

A new federal lawsuit was filed this week by former members of the Church of Scientology who are asking the organization to return money that they had put on account. John A. (pictured) and Mary Lou Dettmer of Avon, Indiana are suing Scientology’s Illinois branch after it refused to return $77,810 that the Dettmers had […]

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