Under deceptive cover of a non-profit association that falsely presents itself
as a "church" whose purpose is "philosophical" and "religious," this
organisation is actually an organized psychoterapeutic
system and hides a commercial enterprise. [....] Practicing fake
personnality tests done by a staff without any medical
qualifications, and who uses a psuedo-scientific device [e-meter]
long known to measure a well known phenomenon [skin resistance],
as it was 'invented' by the "religion's founder",
and under the false claim of the e-meter being a "religious device..."
AS A MATTER OF FACTS:
Whereas it is well known that Ronald Lafayette HUBBARD, American
citizen but no longer living in his country for many years,
has published in the USA a book named "Dianetics..."
and founded in 1954 the "Church" of Scientology of
California; that he went then to St Hill Manor, East Grinstead,
Sussex, England, to create the World Wide headquarters of Scientology;
that under his own impulse was founded in Kopenhagen (Denamark)
a publishing company, responsible for publishing and distributing
to every Scientology "church" from the countries where
it disseminated, the various neeeded issues to propagate the
scientology doctrine, Hubbard received payment via his copyrights
and royalties attached..."
"...it is nevertheless surprising to observe that HUBBARD
believed it was good to create ... a true "code of offences"
["Lower Ethics Conditions"] which can be committed by Scientology members,
the severest being 'high crimes'..."
"Whereas LAARHUIS [ex-Paris' Org CO], during his first
hearing, was wearing a marine's officer uniform, that he made
known, ...that Hubbard was no more living into England, but
on a yacht, that that yacht was owned by a Panamean Company
created by Hubbard and his wife in Spain, that company having
then been sold by Hubbard and wife to others, acting probably
as sham [cloaking / hiding] figureheads,..."
"Whereas it appears that the various groups and scientology
entities are forming a coherent body, perfectly organized...,
strictly hierarchized, energetically governed, following strict
and precise orders... this can't hide the real identity of the
leaders, their activity, the control exerted on them and on
the whole body of the group's followers, neither the use of
some processes to get to the main wanted purpose, that is: getting
the most money possible for the movement..."
"Whereas that [enterprise] was doubled by another, ...
constituting de facto a commercial company..."
"That to try to hide profits, none apparent profits are
done, but that the "reserves" are reinvested in buildings
or other buyings ... that if needed it would be enough to quote
the bulletin signed by HUBBARD (08.24.1965) from where it can
easily be deduced that money is the main purpose of scientology
leaders, Hubbard writing "Money's income are essential..."
"Whereas "auditing sessions" done with the e-meter,
obliged also to establish veritable statements, whose contents
should have remain secrete,... that those content was nevertheless
not made known to the "aud ited" persons, but indicated
on his files, to which only leaders and ethics officer were
gaining access, this contituting between their hand a real possibility
"Whereas it is proven fact that that method's application
was unable , used alone, to ensure the success in trade or in
job, that it was in fact a mere hope of chimerical events, fallacious
promises, those having done such promises being very aware that
they could not be done..."
"Whereas all these conditions and constituting elements
of the fraud are existing simultaneously and that the offence
Whereas indeed that the "fruit" of the fraud was not
a personal profit for [the three other sentenced scientologists],
but to the french group of scientologists, group which by a
hidden line was transmitting 10% of the income to England, profiting
then to Hubbard, who, despite every contrary apparences, remained
the master of that very special "affair", though well
"... the french group of scientology was presenting itself
falsely, as it sells services ... and never its leaders did
indicate that there was any possibility of failures..."
HUBBARD, LAFAYETTE, RONALD, to 4 YEARS JAIL AND 35000 F amend;
LAARHUIS, Henry, Willem, to 3 years jail and 15000 F amend,
Jacqueline V. to 2 years jail and 10000 F amend,
ANDREU George, to 1 year delayed jail [suspended, on appeal, due to his
being a minor] and 3000 F amend.