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A Scientologist is brutally murdered in Peoria, but you didn’t hear it from Scientology

[Jose Ramirez and his parents, Susan Brill de Ramirez and Antonio Ramirez Barron]

It was a gruesome crime that shocked a university community. On the night of October 25, two employees of Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, were in bed in their home when they were awakened to be pepper-sprayed, stabbed, and bludgeoned to []

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Graham Berry does it again: More Scientology financial fraud spelled out in legal demand

[Attorney Graham Berry]

Once again, Graham Berry has helped a victim of Scientology in desperate straits. Like others we’ve told you about recently, Louis Stephen, 69, was targeted by Church of Scientology employees who ran up stunning debts on credit cards he didn’t even want to open in order to purchase expensive Scientology courses he had []

New York Scientologist chiropractor pleads guilty in $80 million Medicare scam

[Jay Spina]

Chiropractor James “Jay” Spina of Middletown, New York entered a guilty plea last week in an $80 million Medicare scam we told you about in September. []

JURY AWARDS $11 MILLION OVER DEATH OF SCIENTOLOGY REHAB PATIENT

[Attorney Gavin Long]

We talked earlier today with Newport Beach attorney H. Gavin Long, who was understandably chuffed about beating Scientology’s drug rehab network, Narconon, after a 12-day trial in Santa Cruz, California.

“It was great. It felt great for 12 days. From beginning to end it was just a beating,” he []

Scientology deception and financial fraud spelled out in incredible legal letter

[Attorney Graham Berry]

We first got to know, and wrote about, attorney Graham Berry some 20 years ago in Los Angeles. He was already well known by then for his battles with the Church of Scientology. More recently, he has handled a string of new cases involving allegations that Scientology is taking advantage of elderly and []

Scientology policy is to investigate rape victims seeking help, 1963 document reveals

[Could an L. Ron Hubbard directive make a difference in the Danny Masterson investigation?]

An ongoing rape investigation involving an accused Scientologist perpetrator and his (then) Scientologist victims just received a shot in the arm, we’re told, and it has to do with this website and something we published over the []

Scientology’s bogus ‘arbitration’: The Garcia appeal brief is here, and it’s a beauty

[The Garcias and their appellate attorney, Philip M. Burlington]

We love a good appeal brief. If you read a lot of legal documents like we do, you get used to a lot of turgid stuff that, while highly important to a case, is a slog to get through. []

Sword-wielding, Bentley-driving man killed by police at Scientology org identified

[Brian Statler in 2015]

The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner has identified the sword-wielding man who was fatally shot Wednesday by police at the Inglewood Scientology Ideal Org as Brian Statler of West Los Angeles, who was 30 years []

Scientology’s Narconon drug rehab expansion plans DENIED in Maryland and Michigan

 Frederick County, Maryland officials tell the Underground Bunker that a court settlement has ended the efforts by a Scientology subsidiary to get a zoning change so that it could build a 16-bed Narconon drug rehab center at the Trout Run land parcel, a contentious battle that has been going on for four years. Researcher Mary []

Bentley-driving, sword-wielding man killed by police officers in Scientology org

This story is getting stranger by the minute. We just saw Dave Lopez reporting for KCBS Channel 2, who said that the sword-wielding man who was shot dead by police officers today at the Inglewood Scientology org had arrived in a white Bentley.

A white Bentley? []