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Scientology’s David Miscavige served again: This time in a sick case alleging child abuse

 Scientology leader David Miscavige has now been served in the third of three highly visible lawsuits filed against him earlier this year, court records in Miami show. []


Woman who fled Scientology after being lured in by Jason Dohring acting class goes public

[Jason Dohring and Christina]

In July, we told you that an unnamed woman had gone to the Los Angeles Police Department with a dramatic account of how she had managed to escape from Scientology after being lured in through an acting class that featured Scientologist and Veronica Mars actor Jason []


[Hanan and Rizza Islam in court]

So, there’s some good news and some bad news for Hanan Islam, the Scientologist who is accused of running a sophisticated $3.8 million fraud scheme out of a Scientology Narconon clinic in Compton and is facing trial next []

Full court press: Scientologists have been busy in the halls of justice lately

[Scientology’s finest: Hanan Islam, David Gentile, Jay and Jeffrey Spina]

What a few weeks it’s been here in the Bunker for coverage of Scientology legal matters. Jeffrey Augustine was in court for us again yesterday, and so we thought we’d catch up with him and all that he’s been doing for us []

Scientologist defendants plead not guilty as Medi-Cal fraud trial scheduled for Nov 21

[Hanan Islam at the Oct 7 preliminary hearing, sketch by Mona S. Edwards]

Yesterday at Los Angeles Superior Court, four defendants were arraigned and pleaded not guilty to charges that they ran a sophisticated scheme at a Scientology Narconon rehab clinic, defrauding the Medi-Cal insurance program of almost $4 []

Scientologists will face trial after judge cites ‘sophisticated fraud’ scheme

[Hanan Islam and her son Rizza]

Once again, Jeffrey Augustine was on hand as the preliminary hearing continued yesterday in the case of Scientologist Hanan Islam and three of her children, accused of a scheme using a Scientology Narconon drug rehab clinic, corrupt local educators, and unwitting high school students to defraud the state’s Medi-Cal program []

As Scientologists face another day in L.A. court, we have a bizarre twist to the case

[Hanan Islam, with Alfreddie Johnson at the World Literacy Crusade]

Today, testimony is scheduled to resume in the preliminary hearing of a Medi-Cal insurance fraud prosecution at the Los Angeles Superior Court that we’ve been following for several days, the latest development in a wild scam involving Scientology, its drug rehab network Narconon, the Nation of []

Fight Scientology, and you can end up paying the price for years and years

[Pete Griffiths and your proprietor, HowdyCon 2016]

Readers of this website know how much we benefit from our vast network of tipsters and correspondents because, well, we constantly tell you so. And you have also many times heard us talk about one of our very best and reliable sources, our man in Ireland and a former []

Scientologist removed from L.A. court again after screaming at judge in fraud hearing

[Hanan Islam, circa 2014]

It was another strange day at Los Angeles Superior Court yesterday as a long-delayed preliminary hearing went into its second day, and our correspondent Jeffrey Augustine was on the []

Scientologists led away in handcuffs after stunning evidence of fraud heard in L.A. court

 At the conclusion of the first day in their preliminary hearing yesterday afternoon at Los Angeles Superior Court, Scientologists Hanan Islam, 60, and her son Ronnie “Rizza” Islam, 29, were led away in handcuffs to spend the night in jail. []