Operation Clambake presents:

The H-Files

FBI files on L Ron Hubbard


February 26, 1968


Mrs. Mildred Stegall
The White House
Washington, D.C.

Dear Mrs. Stegall:

Reference is made to your name check request regarding the Academy of Scientology, Washington, D.C.

The Academy of Scientology, also known as the Founding Church of Scientology and the Hubbard Scientology Organization, 1812 19th Street, Washington, D.C., was founded by Lafayette Ron Hubbard. Neither Hubbard nor the organization headed by him has been investigated by the FBI. He has been described as being "hopelessly insane" by his wife in connection with divorce proceedings several years ago. Hubbard's theory of Scientology is an alleged science which instills self-confidence and assists individuals in removing mental problems. In August, 1966, the Department of Justice requested information concerning the Founding Church of Scientology as its Tax Division was involved in litigation as to whether or not the alleged Church of Scientology was exempt from Federal income taxation as a religious organization.

According to FBI files, in 1962, Food and Drug Administration officials raided the Washington, D.C., Headquarters of the Academy of Scientology in connection with alleged misrepresentations regarding "E-meter" devices used by Hubbard's organization. (62-94080)

Attached is a copy of FBI Identification Record Number 244 210 B which may be identical with Hubbard.

A copy of this communication has not been sent to the Attorney General.

Sincerely yours,

1 - Mr. DeLoach (sent direct)
1 - Mr. Gale (sent direct)

JMM:roc (7)


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