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The Garcias take one more shot at Scientology before their fraud suit will live or die

Luis_GarciaWe’ve been telling you that Luis and Rocio Garcia are nearing another important date in the life of their federal fraud lawsuit against the Church of Scientology. They’ve asked to drop three Scientology entities as defendants in the case, and they’ve asked Judge James Whittemore permission to file an amended complaint (which they have submitted, and we previously posted).

In other words, they’re asking for a do-over, after it turned out that the two California residents had erred in suing in Florida three corporate trusts that had trustees in California. (The Garcias are suing in Florida because that’s where they gave most of their donations.)

Scientology is asking Judge Whittemore to dismiss the lawsuit in its entirety, and denied that it had acted held back information when, more than nine months after the Garcias first filed their lawsuit last year, the church revealed that its trusts had California trustees. The Garcias should have known they were making an error, the church said.

Now, in one last salvo, the Garcias attack that notion, saying that the church held a full arbitration panel, and filed multiple motions to dismiss, before suddenly raising the issue that its own trustees were in California.

We now await the judge. If he does dismiss the suit, the Garcia may decide to refile it in another venue.

Here’s the latest filing:

 

Garcia v. Scientology: Memo in Opposition to Scientology Motion to Dismiss

 
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Scientology tax return of the day

Today we have the 2012 tax return for Narconon Georgia! Yes, the Scientology drug rehab facility that closed after being raided by county and state law enforcement officials in an ongoing probe following accusations of credit card and insurance fraud and that the center was rife with drug use.

This document shows us that the executive director, Mary Rieser, who was chided by a judge for lying like a rug, made $92,400 in 2012. Was it worth it, Mary?

 

2012 Narconon Georgia 990 return

 
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Chris Shelton on Scientology’s expulsions backfiring

Part 4 in Chris’s series on Scientology…

 

 
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Karen de la Carriere on Scientology’s money

Jeffrey Augustine talks about the great Scientology tax documents he’s been feeding us here at the Bunker.

 

 
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Posted by Tony Ortega on April 22, 2014 at 07:00

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Learn about Scientology with our numerous series with experts…

BLOGGING DIANETICS (We read Scientology’s founding text) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25

UP THE BRIDGE (Claire Headley and Bruce Hines train us as Scientologists) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43

GETTING OUR ETHICS IN (Jefferson Hawkins explains Scientology’s system of justice) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

SCIENTOLOGY MYTHBUSTING (Historian Jon Atack discusses key Scientology concepts) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43

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