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Scientology answers the Garcias — And turns over a trove of internal documents

Luis_GarciaYesterday, we told you that Luis and Rocio Garcia had taken an interesting new direction in their federal fraud lawsuit against Scientology. After spending a few months gathering evidence about several Scientology entities, they decided to drop three Scientology trusts as defendants, and then requested the right to amend their original complaint.

They filed that request on Wednesday, just one day before Scientology was due to make its own filing to support its motion to dismiss the lawsuit on jurisdictional grounds.

We have Scientology’s filing, below. It’s no surprise that Scientology is complaining about the way the Garcias filed their brief just the day before. Naturally, the church reiterates its position — that the jurisdiction problem is fatal to the entire lawsuit which should be dismissed.

Our legal experts tell us they’re having a hard time handicapping this one. Judge James Whittemore might go either way, they tell us, and either dismiss the suit entirely or allow the Garcias to amend their complaint and essentially start over.

But there’s more that interests us here. Scientology went ahead and filed a ton of supporting evidence to prove a point that, after the Garcia filing, might be moot. They have submitted a ton of information about the various trusts and entities which our obsessive document-hungry readers may enjoy. So we’ve loaded all of them to our Scribd account, and we hope you have a fun time going through them.

First, here’s Scientology’s memo in support of its memo…


Garcia v. Scientology: Scientology Supports Motion to Dismiss

And here are the supporting documents…

EXHIBIT A: Answers from the US IAS Members’ Trust, including the names of trustees (Carol Bragin, Linda Hamel, Mislav Raos, and Carol Warren)
EXHIBIT B: Answers from CSRT, including names of trustees (Glen Stilo, Mary Huber, Guillaume Lesevre, Catherine Rinder, and Dave Petit)
EXHIBIT C: Declaration of Guillaume Lesevre (Scientology’s legendary ED Int, who says he’s lived at Int Base since 1982)
EXHIBIT D: Declaration of Catherin Bernardini (formerly Catherine Rinder)
EXHIBIT E: Declaration of Dave Petit
EXHIBIT: Response by CSRT, with historic documents of the trust.
EXHIBIT F: Declaration of Carol Bragin
EXHIBIT H: Declaration of Linda Hamel
EXHIBIT I: Declaration of Mislav Raos (Note the admission that documents for IASA were “mistakenly” filed in Clearwater, Florida.)
IAS Corporate Documents, Part 1
IAS Corporate Docments, Part 2
EXHIBIT J: Declaration of Carol Warren
EXHIBIT K: Creation of IAS Trust
EXHIBIT M: Declaration of Luis Garcia
EXHIBIT N: Supplemental Declaration of Glen Stilo
EXHIBIT O: Declaration of Charlaine Roger
EXHIBIT Q: CSRT Receipts 2


America’s Book of Secrets — Tonight!

Tonight on H2, “America’s Book of Secrets” at 10 pm is all about Scientology — and your proprietor is scheduled to be in the show, along with Jenna Miscavige Hill and Marty Rathbun and many more.

Later today, we’ll put up a live-blog post, and then during the broadcast we can have fun cheering and jeering the show. See you then!


Posted by Tony Ortega on March 29, 2014 at 07:00

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