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FBI files on L Ron Hubbard


Jan. 18, 1971

Mr. J. Edgar Hoover
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Washington, D.C.

Dear Sir:

Did you know that there is an organization that thinks it is above the laws of this country--and all other nations? The head of it lives on a ship in the Mediterranean Sea, as he is afraid to go ashore.

The organization is "SCIENTOLOGY" and the head of it is L. Ron Hubbard.

They proceed to break any nation's laws as they see fit. Their headquarters in the U.S. is:
Church of Scientology
2723 West Temple St.
Los Angeles, Cal. 90026

(1) They censor their members' mail. If they choose, they destroy mail to a boy or girl working there. This is interfering with the United States mail. (2) They do not pay taxes to any country. They take in millions of dollars (tax free) and Ron Hubbard stashes it away in Swiss Banks. (3) They keep boys out of the draft (religion again). (4)They brainwash these boys and girls until they have no Patriotism for America, nor a belief in God.

My son had 2 1/2 at the University of [BLACKED OUT] at [BLACKED OUT] majoring in Business Ad. when got into Scientology--and brainwashed. He quit school and in now in L.A. If we write to him and say anything against Scientology, he never receives our letter.

They work these boys about 12 hours a day and seven days a week. I think they pay him $9.50 per week and board and room. By the way, I do not believe they hold out for Withholding and Social Security taxes--that means another law broken.

My son inherited some money from his Grandmother--he wants to give it all to Scientology and L. Ron Hubbard.


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How is it th[?] this one organization is [?]ove the laws of the United States of America, and everyone else must obey them?

This outfit should be investigated thoroughly and completely and exposed and imprisoned or run completely out of the country.

L. Ron Hubbard was run out of Australia, and even England suggested he leave.

Please investigate this outfit--they are ruining the lives of thousands of fine young Americans (boys and girls). Scientology should be destroyed and smashed.

Very truly yours,


January 25, 1971



I have received your letter of January 18th and can readily understand the concern that prompted you to write.

Based on the information you have furnished, there does not appear to be a violation of law within the jurisdiction of the FBI. If you have information which you believe would constitute such a violation, you may contact one of my representatives in our office located at Room 200, 1810 Commerce Street, Dallas, Texas 75201.

Because your letter may be of interest to other Government agencies, I have forwarded copies of it to the Postmaster General, the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service and the Commissioner of Social Security, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, all in Washington, D.C., for any assistance they may be able to render.

Sincerely yours,

[stamped] J. Edgar Hoover

1 - Dallas - Enclosure NOTE: Bufiles disclose one outgoing to an individual with the same name, using a street address in [BLACKED OUT] in July, 1949. There is nothing else in Bufiles regarding him. Lafayette Ron Hubbard and the Founding Church of Scientology have been known to the Bureau since 1951, and are the subject of Bufile 62-94080. Neither Hubbard nor his organization has been investigated by the Bureau. He has been described as hopelessly insane" by his wife in connection with divorce

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proceedings. His theory of "Scientology" is an alleged science which instills self-confidence and assistance in removing mental problems. In August, 1966, the Department requested information concerning the Founding Church of Scientology, inasmuch as the Tax Division was involved in litigation as to whether or not this organization is exempted from Federal income taxation as a religious organization. This organization has been investigated by the Food and Drug Administration, Internal Revenue Service and the Army.

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