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The new leaders of ‘Scientology’ tell us about their fight to free the world

[Meet the new owners of the Sea Org, Christopher (Left) and Matthew Brady]

We want to thank the reader who stumbled upon something strange in the state of Florida’s files, and thought we’d be interested in it.

Our reader noticed that, for some reason, a new “Scientology Incorporated” had been legally created just recently, and they naturally wondered what church leader David Miscavige was up to. After all, the Church of Scientology is actually an amalgamation of many different legal entities, mostly resulting from a purposely byzantine reorganization that took place in the early 1980s. Could Miscavige be up to something along those lines again?

Um, no. The truth turns out to be far more bizarre. And it’s so strange, we figured we’d just lay it out as a timeline to help keep everything straight.

December 18, 1983: Identical twins Christopher Louis Brady and Matthew John Brady are born.

May 12, 2012: Christopher graduates from Nova Southeastern School of Law in Davie, Florida.

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April 22, 2013: Christopher is admitted to the Florida bar.

May 4, 2016: Anthony Barak of Bradenton, Florida files to create “Barak Law Group PA.” Barak is also a Nova Southeastern Law School grad (2000), and has specialized in health law at a previous firm where he was a founding partner.

May 17, 2017: The Bradenton Herald publishes a photo of the ribbon cutting at Barak Law Group’s new home at 5454 Lena Road, Suite 107 in Bradenton. Barak can be seen in the center, while at right is his young employee, 33-year-old attorney Christopher Brady…

 

 
July 31, 2018: Barak fires Brady, and later testifies that he let Brady go for “odd and concerning behavior” and for missing hearings.

Aug 9, 2018: Ten days after he’s fired by Barak, Brady creates “baraklawgrouppa.com” and begins representing to other attorneys that it is the actual website for the proper Barak Law Group. (The website of Barak’s firm is “tbaraklawgroup.com”.) Brady later testifies that Barak’s corporate filing was not properly done, and that he had the right to create a new company of the same name to correct the record. Brady’s justification is that when Barak created “Barak Law Group PA” with the state of Florida, he left out the periods (“P.A.”) identifying it as a professional association. The corporation that Brady creates, “Barak Law Group P.A.” is the legal and correct one, he argues.

Aug 9, 2018: Brady writes to another attorney, “Please be advised that Tony Barak is no longer a part of Barak Law Group P.A.”

Aug 10, 2018: Barak’s law firm files for a temporary restraining order against Brady.

 

[The doors of the Barak Law Group. Note the security camera above the doors.]

Aug 12, 2018: According to security camera footage, in broad daylight on a Sunday, Christopher and Matthew Brady tie a rope to the front doors of the law firm and to the back of Christopher’s Ford F250 and then use the truck to rip the doors open. Barak later testifies that on the security footage, he can clearly see Matthew run out with the company safe, while Christopher carries out the company computer server.

Aug 14, 2018: A judge grants Barak the temporary restraining order, telling Brady to shut down the “baraklawgrouppa.com” website and to stop representing himself as affiliated with the firm that had fired him.

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Aug 15, 2018: Using a key that they had found in the company safe in the burglary, the Brady brothers take out an AR-15 rifle, still in its cardboard box, from Anthony Barak’s personal storage unit. An alert storage unit employee, who thought it was suspicious that the brothers had to ask for the storage unit’s number, recognized the kind of box that contained the firearm and notified police, who then arrested the Brady brothers.

Oct 22, 2018: “Barak Law Group P.A.” isn’t the only corporation that Christopher and Matthew Brady create and file with the state of Florida, as online records show. Beginning on October 22, the brothers go on an incorporation spree, starting on that date with the “Brady Law Professional Association.”

Jan 10, 2019: The Florida Bar files an emergency petition to suspend Christopher’s law license, which is granted by the Florida Supreme Court six days later.

Feb 11, 2019: Another incorporation, “Barak Lawn Group PA” — yes, as in the lawn you cut with a mower.

Feb 12, 2019: The Brady brothers register “Sea Organization Corporation” with the state. An interesting footnote about Scientology’s Sea Org, the legendary hardcore of Scientology that is made up of dedicated members who have signed billion-year contracts, is that it doesn’t actually have any legal existence. This was probably done purposely so that the Sea Org can’t be sued, even though Scientology’s internal documents show that the leader of the Sea Org — Captain David Miscavige — has authority over all other Scientology entities as the movement’s iron-fisted dictator. Were the Bradys aware that Scientology’s version of the Sea Org had no corporate status?

April 3-4, 2019: The Florida bar trial of Christopher takes place over two days. He’s 30 minutes late each time, and unsuccessfully files a motion in court to declare the bar trial a fraud.

May 17, 2019: Christopher Brady is arrested for misuse of 911. The arrest happened after Brady tried to put locks on some storage containers at a county pool that was used by the county sheriff’s dive team, and when a deputy arrived to ask Brady what he was doing, Brady called 911 to report the deputy as being in on recent thefts.

May 20 to July 5, 2019: More new corporations: “America Capitol Reclamation Corporation” (May 20), “Englewood Water District Incorporated” (June 7), and “The Florida Bar Association Chartered” (July 5).

July 26, 2019: The Florida bar announces Christopher Brady’s permanent disbarment. Despite voluminous evidence that Brady continued to represent himself as affiliated with Barak’s firm, and that he filed bogus liens in an attempt to be paid for the firm’s work, “[Brady] clings to his justification for his actions with a ferocity that is quite disturbing…He is utterly lacking in insight as to the impropriety of all that he has done here…Not only does [Brady] fail to appreciate the depth and breadth of his misconduct, he attacks those who try to hold him accountable.”

September 20, 2019: “Herald Tribune Incorporated” and “Herald-Tribune Media Group Inc.” are created. (The Sarasota Herald-Tribune is the local daily newspaper.)

September 23, 2019: The Brady brothers register “Scientology Incorporated” with the state of Florida.

October 15, 2019: YouTube announces a settlement with a Christopher L. Brady of Omaha, Nebraska, who admits that he misused YouTube’s copyright reporting system to harass several gamers. Despite the similarity of names, the Christopher L. Brady in Nebraska abusing YouTube is not the same person as the disbarred Florida attorney.

 

[Christopher and Matthew, in custody again.]

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October 16, 2019: Christopher and Matthew Brady are arrested for vandalizing telephone poles. “The twins were arrested and charged with criminal mischief along with grand larceny for stealing utility boxes and wiring…because, Matthew Brady said, ‘he was being illegally watched by an unknown entity and that the poles were put up without permits’.” They bond out for $2,000 each.

And that’s where things stood on Saturday, when we sent an email to Christopher, saying that we wanted to know what he intended to do with the “Scientology” and “Sea Org” Florida corporations that he owns.

Monday, the two brothers called us up.

Matthew spoke with us at first, with Christopher offering comments in the background, and they told us about how Scientology had been at the center of all of the legal problems they’ve been having for more than a year. They claim they’ve been targeted by a sophisticated but secret operation by Scientology that affects people without their knowing about it.

“We ended up getting singled out here in our town. They’re really good at collecting data on people,” Matt told us.

In order to fight back, the Bradys claim that they found evidence that Scientology had actually lost its tax exempt status in Florida. (We pointed out that Scientology’s tax exempt status is a federal matter, but they argued that they found paperwork claiming that Scientology can no longer operate as a church specifically in Florida.)

“They can’t collect revenue tax-free in Florida anymore,” Matt said, and in their research, they realized that the Sea Organization had no proper corporate filing (which, we pointed out earlier, is actually true).

“That’s why we got it,” Matt added. “And maybe down the road we’ll file an injunction against them so they can’t advertise anymore.”

We told him we found this really intriguing, and we asked what they had in mind for “Scientology Incorporated.”

“If I tell you what I’m going to do with them,” Matt said, “wait, are you out of your fucking mind?” he said with a laugh. We’ll just have to find out what they’re planning later on.

Matt, with Chris’s help, then went through a recitation of their legal issues, saying, for example, that when they went to Chris’s former law office last August, they were just there so Chris could get a copy of his contract. Everything has been lied about and blown out of proportion, they say.

And all of their troubles, with the Barak Law Group, with the 911 arrest, and the telephone pole arrest, has all been about Scientology?

“They use extremely low frequency radio wave radiation. The technology is very old. It’s like ham radio technology. All it really does, it produces like a resonance, and it lulls you to sleep. It puts you in a very low level of hypnotism. It alters your state of mind or consciousness. Just a little bit. Christian churches have been using this as well. But most people are unaware of it because you can’t hear it,” Matt said as he began a long recitation about Scientology’s secret methods. “They moved the devices into our town in PODS — you know what those are, right?” he asked, referring to the mini-storage units that can be rented. The devices using low frequency radio waves were being brought into the area in the storage units. “And people instantaneously turn into robots, saying the same things, going to bed all at the same time and getting up at the same time. What is this?”

Chris later pointed out how insidious it all was. “Low-frequency machines at hospitals are keeping doctors hypnotized while they make life and death decisions,” he said.

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Matt and Chris were tracking down such devices when they were arrested last month. And they say they’ve been able to capture some and offered to show us if we happen to make a trip to Florida.

We pointed out that Chris has been disbarred, and we asked how the two brothers are managing to make a living.

“We could use sponsors, if that’s what you’re asking!” Chris spoke up with a laugh.

“We’re scraping by. We’re good at a lot of things,” Matt said. “But these people they’ll come in and destroy your town. There’s no better work that we could do than to get rid of these pieces of shit.”

The trial for their August 2018 burglary charges is scheduled for March. Are the Bradys preparing for it adequately?

“We have a good plan,” Matt answered. “First of all, my brother’s in the 2nd District Court of Appeals on the case against his associate.” (The Barak Law Group dispute.) “I think we’re fine. This was 15 months ago. They’ve been trying to get us into jail ever since. They want us in jail so bad.”

He added that Scientology was causing a lot of damage that people were unaware of. Where they live, Matt said, Scientology was destroying the wetlands with the use of nanoparticles.

“My brother and I are living ‘Battlefield Earth,’ and he and I are literally versions of Johnny Goodboy,” Matt said. “We’re going to clean things up for people.”

We told them we wished them well, and hoped they would stay in touch regarding their legal issues, and with their “Scientology” and the “Sea Org” corporations.

 
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Mark Bunker makes the ballot in Clearwater!

Wise Beard Man turned in enough signatures to become an official candidate for Clearwater’s March 17 city council election. We asked him for his thoughts on it…

This is such an exciting journey. Every door I knock on, I get a really enthusiastic reaction when I explain I’ll be taking on Scientology. It is such a big issue in Clearwater and the people here are tired of politicians who are too afraid to even mention the word. They also have stories to tell. One woman saw a Sea Org gal run from the Fort Harrison only to be chased by a security guard and dragged into a van while she was screaming. Another man has a neighbor who is a FED EX driver and explained that the driver came back to his truck after a delivery downtown only to find a Sea Org gal hiding in the back of his truck. She begged him to help her get away but he freaked out and kicked her out of the truck. You shouldn’t have to escape from any organization let alone a church.

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I truly believe we can win this race. We just need to get the word out. We’ll have a chance to increase turnout at the polls if we work hard enough. Typically, only about 2,400 people vote in the down ballot races for Mayor and City Council here in Clearwater. Most people don’t follow the local races at all but this election can change that. This issue can galvanize the electorate.

Today, I had lunch with Pastor Willy Rice from Calvary Baptist Church. We ate at a popular spot called Rumba. When I sat down, a waiter (not working our section) came up to me and said, “Excuse me. Has anyone ever told you you look like Mark Bunker?” I replied, “No, but it makes sense because I am Mark Bunker.” He told me how much he loved my videos and it was very flattering, but when I mentioned I was running for city council he wasn’t even aware of that. He said he will definitely be voting for me and would spread the word. So here’s a guy on my side who wasn’t yet aware that I am in the race. The next few months will change that. I’ll be talking to as many voters in person as humanly possible and start to make more use of video to target messages to the city.

I am incredibly fortunate to have a great group of volunteers behind me as well. They were an enormous help gathering signatures to get me on the ballot and will be working hard to spread the word and get people to the polls on March 17. They started referring to themselves as the Bunker Brigade. The first time a group of us met in person to gather signatures at a Calvary High football game, I found myself deeply touched that these people believed in me and wanted to make sure that I was elected. I don’t want to let them or the city down so I will do everything I can to win.

If you’d like to help, please click on this link to donate to the campaign. The money raised will be used for marketing materials like mailers, lawn signs, radio and TV ads and if we can raise enough there is someone who is interested in being a campaign manager for us which would be an enormous help in organizing our efforts. T-shirts, bumper stickers and other merch is also on the way. Help us Reclaim Clearwater!

— Mark Bunker

 
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We’re going to Los Angeles to cover the Islam trial!

Yesterday, Bunker readers generously raised $800 in only about eight hours to cover the flight and car rental for your proprietor to go to Los Angeles next week and cover the Narconon trial scheduled to begin on November 21. We’ll be joining Jeffrey Augustine for some tag-team live blogging in the trial of Hanan Islam and her kids, who are accused of defrauding the state of California to the tune of almost $4 million with the use of a Scientology Narconon clinic.

We just wanted to say how excited we are to be going, and grateful to this website’s readers for sending us on our way.

That money just covered our flight and car, and we’ll be staying with friends to keep our costs low. But car service and other necessities will make it an expensive trip. So if you can drop a few sheckels at our Paypal account, bunkerfund@tonyortega.org, we’d really appreciate it. You can also contact webmaster Scott Pilutik at that address if you have questions about how to donate without paying fees, and about our donation policy (Scott doesn’t let us know who donates what amount for ethical reasons.)

— Your proprietor

 
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Source Code

“There’s another item that’s posted on the bulletin board, has to do with one R. — I think it is — R. M. Nixon. You notice that on the bulletin board? And John is attributing the fact that we clobbered Nixon to the fact that he’s clobbered. I don’t know to what point this extends, but it’s interesting that that is the first political figure in the United States that we really have clobbered. Of course, we hit him hard. Mary Sue isn’t here. Mary Sue isn’t here, so I can tell you that actually I hit him because he hit at Mary Sue. It’s almost that corny. But this fellow was using the United States Secret Service as a sort of a private Gestapo. And he’d been doing this all over Washington and so forth. So I just didn’t think it was good political, I didn’t think he had the right political color, somehow or another.” — L. Ron Hubbard, November 15, 1962

 
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Overheard in the FreeZone

“Do you think the jews are the Marcabs? Cpt Bill and LRH for PR purposes could have used the word Marcab instead. I swear I read somewhere that LRH said the Marcabs were the Elohim or nephilim from the bible, and so they were like the jewish gods, and we all know gods is simply a primitive earthlings word for alien, so aliens were interbreeding or hanging out with the Israelis back then. Therefore these marcab gods have seeded a race here on Earth. And if these Marcabs have police states and controlled economies and suppressive economics planets then that would make sense with what we see here with lots of jews being top bankers and lawyers and apart of the suppressive New World Order economic system. Its all very interesting.”

 
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Random Howdy

“Those who still believe in the tech will say that they ‘know’ that it works from personal experience and that science hasn’t caught up to LRH yet. vaLLarrr used to ask us if we thought we loved our mothers or if we knew we loved our mothers in her attempts to defend the tech as being empirically provable. It’s all self delusional mind games they’re playing with themselves.”

 
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Scientology’s celebrities, ‘Ideal Orgs,’ and more!

[Kelly Preston, Beck, and Anne Archer]

We’ve been building landing pages about David Miscavige’s favorite playthings, including celebrities and ‘Ideal Orgs,’ and we’re hoping you’ll join in and help us gather as much information as we can about them. Head on over and help us with links and photos and comments.

Scientology’s celebrities, from A to Z! Find your favorite Hubbardite celeb at this index page — or suggest someone to add to the list!

Scientology’s ‘Ideal Orgs,’ from one end of the planet to the other! Help us build up pages about each these worldwide locations!

Scientology’s sneaky front groups, spreading the good news about L. Ron Hubbard while pretending to benefit society!

Scientology Lit: Books reviewed or excerpted in our weekly series. How many have you read?

 
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THE WHOLE TRACK

[ONE year ago] Eric Saldarriaga, private eye who took the fall for Scientology, 1973-2017
[TWO years ago] Jared Fogle, former Subway huckster, turned to an indie Scientologist for failed ‘appeal’
[THREE years ago] In court today: Flop filmmakers who met in Scientology face 75 years for Ponzi scheme
[FOUR years ago] Tom DeVocht: Watching David Miscavige watch Lisa McPherson and her faulty ‘needle’
[FIVE years ago] Judge calls for February mini-trial in Garcia case, and we have text of the Lemberger lawsuit
[SIX years ago] Judge James Whittemore Reins In the Garcia v. Scientology Case
[SEVEN years ago] LA’s Sheriff Lee Baca Handing Out Scientology Booklets This Sunday?
[EIGHT years ago] Scientology in Israel: Arson, Attempted Murder, Foreclosure, General Paranoia — And a Visit by the Voice!

 
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Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 5,629 days.
Valerie Haney has not seen her mother Lynne in 1,758 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,262 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 1,782 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 802 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 693 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,000 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,868 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,642 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,416 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,762 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,328 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,247 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,415 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 2,996 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,257 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,296 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,008 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,534 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,060 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,623 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,763 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,083 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 7,939 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,058 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,413 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,716 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,822 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,224 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,096 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,679 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,174 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,428 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,537 days.

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Posted by Tony Ortega on November 15, 2019 at 07:00

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