FROM THE FILES OF THE FBI 239
OPTIONAL FORM NO. 10
MAY 1962 EDITION
GSA GEN. REG. NO. 27
UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
TO : Mr. Gale
FROM : A.A. Staffeld
SUBJECT: CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY
On 4-29-71 [BLACKED OUT] telephonically contacted the Bureau and spoke to
Sa [BLACKED OUT] of the Special Investigative Division.
[BLACKED OUT] inquired as to whether the Bureau had information regarding
the Church of Scientology. He was advised that data in the files of the
FBI is maintained as confidential in line with Justice Department
regulations. He stated he appreciated this fact but wanted the Bureau to
know he was of the opinion this organization should be investigated.
The complainant reported his 18-year-old daughter, [BLACKED OUT] had
become affiliated with this Church in [BLACKED OUT], and recently moved to
[REMAINDER OF PARAGRAPH BLACKED OUT]
He said he believed that this organization had many "hippie" types and was
attempting to con people into making donations.
[BLACKED OUT] There are references to captioned organization but it has
[illegible] been the subject of investigation.
_ACTION_: For information.
1 - Mr. Gale
1 - Mr. Staffeld
1 - Mr. J.E. Kelly