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The FBI wants a word with Leigh Dundas, Scientologist attorney and Capitol rioter

 
We first noticed Leigh Dundas, a Scientology OT and “human rights attorney” last year as she made a name for herself as a firebrand anti-vaxx and anti-mask activist who had driven away an Orange County health official with her brand of political extremism.

More recently, we’ve been posting information as it has come in about her remarkable couple of days at the US Capitol on January 5 and 6 as she took part in the speechifying and marching that ended up being a deadly insurrection.

On January 5 she urged on a crowd with this rhetoric: “We would be well within our rights to take any alleged American who acted in a turncoat fashion and sold us out and committed treason, we would be well within our rights and take them out back and shoot ’em or hang ’em…”

And on the day of the riot itself, she filmed herself pushing toward the Capitol and screaming “Traitor!” at Capitol police. Video also emerged showing her near the doors of the Capitol itself. Later that afternoon she gave another fiery broadside exhorting her listeners to “fight on! Fight for your country!” while protesters were breaking windows and pushing into the building behind her.

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Each time we’ve posted these updates about Leigh, we have said that we don’t know whether any of this adds up to a punishable offense, and we have not accused Leigh of committing a crime.

However, we have now learned that the FBI would like to talk to Leigh Dundas.

One of our sources has called in multiple tips to the agency, and yesterday they received a phone call about Dundas and were asked for more specific information about her whereabouts.

Our source then imparted what they knew, that Dundas absconded to Mexico soon after the riot and as far as we know is still down there. The last thing Dundas indicated on a web posting was that she was headed for Yucatán’s capital, the city of Mérida.

“They understand she’s in Mexico. They know she was down there with the group at the resort, and were trying to pin down where she may be now,” our source says.

Leigh, if you do talk to the FBI, we’d love to hear about that conversation. Please drop us a line.

Reviewing what we’ve previously posted about Dundas, we noted that on the day of the riot itself, January 6, she recorded several videos showing that she had moved with the mob toward the Capitol, screaming “traitor, traitor, traitor!” at Capitol police.

 

 

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And then video emerged which showed that Leigh had actually made her way upstairs and nearly to the door of the Capitol, standing not far from the iconic Q Shaman, Jake Angeli…

 

 
Video then surfaced showing that after the 1 pm riot surge, Leigh hurried back to a nearby stage where she had been scheduled to give a 2 pm speech. In her stemwinder, she referred to “what you saw an hour ago with the patriots storming down the Capitol,” and she said “God bless everybody who had the guts to show up here today and the guts to storm the Capitol.”

And then she uttered this screed, apparently still amped up after the experience of being a part of the mob on the Capitol steps. (Well, to be fair, Leigh is always pretty amped up.)

 

 
“Fight on! Fight for your country, fight for your president, fight for everything that is important to you and never forget that what you are fighting for is freedom.”

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If she uttered these words a little after 2 pm, that was about the time that the first rioters were entering a broken window at the Capitol.

The next time we saw Leigh, she was south of the border.

 

 
This photo was posted on January 25 to the Instagram account of the woman to Leigh’s left who goes by the name “Imani Mamalution,” and who was also at the January 6 riot with Dundas. Mamalution indicated that the photo was taken at Playa Troncones in Guerrero state on the west coast of Mexico, where they were taking part in something called “The Greater Reset,” and she refers in several places to it being a “sovereign” event.

Observers have noted that the QAnon movement is increasingly intersecting with “sovereign citizen” nuttiness, resulting, for example, in an outlandish theory that Joe Biden is an illegitimate president of an illegitimate “corporate” version of the United States and that Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the country’s 19th president on March 4.

In more recent web postings, Dundas said she was headed for the “second safest city in North America,” and then more plainly revealed she was talking about Mérida.

We hear it’s lovely down there this time of year.

 
UPDATE: We checked with our source, and yes, after we wrote about the Scientologist ex-pat enclave in Mérida called “Neek Lu’um,” our source included that in their tips to the FBI.

 
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Source Code

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“[The] press and the public are interested in murder, assault, destruction, violence, sex and dishonesty in that order. Investigations which can uncover these factors in the activities of individuals of a group attacking Scientology are valuable in the degree that they contain a number of these factors. The more factors a case contains the more important the case is. The idea is that the press feeds on these factors and we feed them someone else’s. It will be found that our own Scientology groups contain so few of these they have to be invented about us. We need never invent them in the attacking group. They will be found to be there.” — L. Ron Hubbard, February 17, 1966

 
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Avast, Ye Mateys

“The Flag Admin Org has a deficiency in LINE CONSCIOUSNESS. Because a line is invisible, one overlooks their presence. It’s public lines and routing lines are very poor. Lack of signs and advices and flash colors obscure lines. The staff member has to know where to route the particles and bodies and signs and flash marked paths and signs have to exist. An engineer flash marking pipes would understand this. I recommend the whole FAO get genned in by Dave Murphy on pipe flows as a starter. That makes the idea visible.” — The Commodore, February 17, 1971

 
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Overheard in the FreeZone

“I am back home for a little while. The Covid was insignificant compared to the diagnosis of terminal mesothelioma. It almost certainly was caused by working with asbestos many years ago on the Apollo…It has saddened me too over the years to see long time Scientologists, LRH included, fall prey to ailments of the body. We quite simply do not have OTs at the level of disintegrating cancer. I shall however be looking at various approaches in the forthcoming months. I did get rather flattened recently with a pile of negative postulates that I have been peeling off.”

 
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Past is Prologue

1997: Jeff Jacobsen and his family came under additional harassment this week, with a visit from a Scientology private investigator and two pickets. “As I type this, Eugene Ingram, Scientology private investigator, is in South Dakota visiting my father’s business establishments, asking questions about me. It is a written practice of the church to noisily investigate someone that they are upset at. I was warning my neighbors that there might be private investigators hanging around the area again. One neighbor then told me that two women were picketing my house a few nights ago about 9:30pm. The neighbors told the women to leave or they’d call the police, and they left. The Scottsdale police told me that there is a law against picketing in a residential area here.”

 

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Random Howdy

“47x Shades of Cray: The Grant Cardone Story”

 
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Full Court Press: What we’re watching at the Underground Bunker

Criminal prosecutions:
Danny Masterson charged for raping three women: Masterson arraigned Jan 20. Next conf to set prelim, March 24.
Jay and Jeff Spina, Medicare fraud: Jay’s sentencing delayed to March 2.
Hanan and Rizza Islam and other family members, Medi-Cal fraud: Trial scheduled for May 20 in Los Angeles
David Gentile, GPB Capital, fraud: Charged in Brooklyn federal court on Feb 4. Arraigned on Feb 9. Pretrial conference set for Apr 29.

Civil litigation:
Luis and Rocio Garcia v. Scientology: Oral arguments were heard on July 30 at the Eleventh Circuit
Valerie Haney v. Scientology: Forced to ‘religious arbitration.’ Petition for writ of mandate denied Oct 22 by Cal 2nd Appellate District. Petition for review by state supreme court denied Dec 11.
Chrissie Bixler et al. v. Scientology and Danny Masterson: Dec 30, Judge Kleifield granted Scientology’s motions to compel arbitration. March 8: Status conference.
Matt and Kathy Feschbach tax debt: Eleventh Circuit ruled on Sept 9 that Feshbachs can’t discharge IRS debt in bankruptcy. Dec 17: Feshbachs sign court judgment obliging them to pay entire $3.674 million tax debt, plus interest from Nov 19.
Brian Statler Sr v. City of Inglewood: Second amended complaint filed, trial set for Nov 9, 2021.

Concluded litigation:
Author Steve Cannane defamation trial: Trial concluded, Cannane victorious, awarded court costs.
Dennis Nobbe, Medicare fraud, PPP loan fraud: Charged July 29. Bond revoked Sep 14. Nobbe dead, Sep 14.
Jane Doe v. Scientology (in Miami): Jane Doe dismissed the lawsuit on May 15 after the Clearwater Police dropped their criminal investigation of her allegations.

 
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SCIENTOLOGY BLACK OPS: Tom Cruise and dirty tricks

The Australian Seven News network cancelled a 10-part investigation of Scientology and its history of dirty tricks. Read the transcripts of the episodes and judge for yourself why Tom Cruise and Tommy Davis might not have wanted viewers to see this hard-hitting series by journalist Bryan Seymour.

SCIENTOLOGY: FAIR GAME

After the success of their double-Emmy-winning, three-season A&E series ‘Scientology and the Aftermath,’ Leah Remini and Mike Rinder continue the conversation on their podcast, ‘Scientology: Fair Game.’ We’ve created a landing page where you can hear all of the episodes so far.

LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY AND THE AFTERMATH

An episode-by-episode guide to Leah Remini’s three-season, double-Emmy winning series that changed everything for Scientology watching. Originally aired from 2016 to 2019 on the A&E network, and now on Netflix.

SCIENTOLOGY’S CELEBRITIES, from A to Z

Find your favorite Hubbardite celeb at this index page — or suggest someone to add to the list!

 
Other links: Scientology’s Ideal Orgs, from one end of the planet to the other. 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 a weekly series. How many have you read?

 
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THE WHOLE TRACK

[ONE year ago] DRONE FLYOVER: Another look at Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard’s final hiding place
[TWO years ago] Another Scientology monument to L. Ron Hubbard is going up in besieged Clearwater
[THREE years ago] Scientology set to turn Silicon Valley ‘Ideal!’ Here’s our first look from the grand opening
[FOUR years ago] Scientology’s next move in forced-abortion lawsuit: Deposing defectors
[FIVE years ago] When will academics acknowledge that the Scientology ‘apostate’ theory is finished?
[SIX years ago] On the eve of the big Tampa hearing, the Garcias fire back at Scientology’s ‘bench memo’
[SEVEN years ago] NEW DATE: Celebration details of Los Angeles Scientology facilities leaked
[EIGHT years ago] Sunday Funnies: The Grant Cardone Is An Asshat Special Edition!
[NINE years ago] Debbie Cook: “I Have Seen L Ron Hubbard’s Technology Create Many Miracles”

 
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Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley (1952-2019) did not see his daughter Stephanie in his final 5,667 days.
Valerie Haney has not seen her mother Lynne in 2,215 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,719 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 2,239 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,259 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 1,150 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,457 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,325 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 3,099 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,903 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 3,219 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,785 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,704 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,872 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,453 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,714 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,752 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,465 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,990 days.
Julian Wain has not seen his brother Joseph or mother Susan in 345 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,520 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 6,071 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 3,220 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,540 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,395 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,514 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,870 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 6,173 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,279 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,681 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,553 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 2,136 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,631 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,885 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,994 days.

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Posted by Tony Ortega on February 17, 2021 at 07:00

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