Inside the cult of $cientology - Flag
[27 Dec 1996]

This answer to a FACTnet questionnaire was posted by Arnie Lerma as an eight-part series,
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From: (Arnaldo Lerma)
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1) Any fraud or deception used to get money from members using
their credit cards, or loans from lending institutions or their
YES I know plenty. A tactic was prevalent in Sweden, France and
Spain to make public take multiple loans witholding the fact that they
had several of them already.. One particular girl I remember clearly
was from Sweden. I sec-checked her extensively. She had paid for her
whole bridge at Flag up to OT VII by taking 17 loans from various
banks in Stockholm. She had lied on her loan applications at the
incitement of the FSC Stockhorn. (her name was Ingrid Ostlund, I
forgot her married name). Her mother who is now OT VIII and which I
sec-checked as well (Vega Ostlund) also took some false loans but on a
much smaller basis than her daughter.
:An active FSM from Sweden, Lena Akesson, who also was my pc,
exported this habit of false loans to Spain, as she was very, active
there as well. I sec-checked people who took excessive loans under
false pretenses at her incitation. Several flaps occured as a result
and a CMO Int mission was sent to handle. She was the first new OT
VIII completion to get declared suppressive (she is on the SP list
provided by Factnet). I sec-checked a new OT VIII completion from
Spain on the subject shortly after he completed OT VIII (I was
ordered to sec-check him despite that I was OT VII and he was OT VIII
because I was the only OT 7 Nots auditor- there was and attempts to
see-check him on the ship in English were a total failure as he knew
no English whatsoever. (I only accepted auditing him after receiving
a Telex from Sin' C/S Int and IG Tech on it). His name was Javier
Munoz. I had given him his whole upper level bridge from OT
Eligibility to Solo Nots EP check.
In France the two IAS reps who were both OT VII completions
(De Petigny) and were my friends and pcs were declared suppressive.
They raised IAS donations by making people borrow from rich public.
Because of the tremendously high pressure to get income NOW and that
loans once applied for in France could take 2 weeks to get approved,
it was found expedient to get French businessmen to sign them TRAITES
which is illegal to use for any' purpose but legitimate business and
commerce. It was an interest free method of getting a short tenm loan.
Businessmen were made to borrow money against each other and once the
loan was approved they were reimbursed. However one of them defaulted
on his paying others and a DOMINO effect occurred where about 20
businessmen couldnt pay back, some of them had legal obligations with
non-scientologists partners and goverment contracts.
A CMO Int mssion was sent to handle and a new OT V who was as
well my friend and pc was ordered REIMBURSED of ALL HIS IAS DONATIONS.
(Note CMO Int ORDERED the IAS to reimburse and it is the on1y case I
know of where IAS donations were refunded. Since the person, whose
name is Dominique Pizzinat was a patron of the association, his refund
exceeded $40 000.00) Dominique Pizzinat was the director of a Music
School in Paris called "Ecole du Rhytme" who funnelled much of its
funds toward Scientology. He is even mentioned in a book "L'enfer des
Sectes" (The Nightmare of Sects) published in France where the major
sects in France are discussed.
Several additional pcs of mine were involved in. this scare and I had
to seccheck them. One of them from Angers told me how he was
forced to get involved.
In Lyon, France there is a trial against Scientology for fraud.
Included amongst the defendants are Danielle Gounord, president of
the Church of Scientology of France and a long term pc of mine that I
have sec-checked extensively.

While I do not recall of any illegal acts she mentioned to me
off-hand, I recall that the church financed the printing of handouts
against the ADFI (equivalent of CAN in France) to attack it. I have
seen it. The handout only gives generalities and is libellous.
A catholic priest, parson of a small village, is also on
trial. Lou'Ls Michel Brolles made several of his parishioners in
Southern France and in Belgium finance his bridge at Flag. He did all
3 Ls and New OT VIII. I 'know him from the night he discovered
Scientology and I delivered his new OT VIII eligibility sec-check. He
used funds aimed at Charity for Scientology.
A rich public from Switzerland, Albert Jacquier became very
distraught over having financed for $300 000 in loans for
Scientologists so they would take Flag services and never being back.
He attempted suicide after completing OT VII and being denied OT VIII
after it had been promised to him and he'd paid in full. He was by
then a virtual destitute. I audited him at his home in Dunedin ( a
suburb of Clearwater) after he had a motorcycle accident where he
"wanted to die". I personally lent money at the request of the
captain FSO to one of her staff. I lent $2 500 to Lisa Baumgarten so
she could pay back American Express for expenses she owed them,, and
avoid her, going to court. Lisa Baumgarten was D/FCCI PO for call-in.
I was hidden the fact that she'd blown, 3 times from the S. O.
before and was a drug revert. ,after ! !end her the money, she blew
and got very rapidly declared. I was forbidden to make any attempt to
collect that debt as she was an SP and I a SO member. She never paid
back a penny.
I lent $2 000 to King Peeters so he could later rejoin the
S.O. He paid 30% of his debt and joined the S. O. before he paid back
and he blew and never paid anyhing back.
Both of those people signed me a promissory' note.

posted by

Arnie Lerma
Clear 3502
Ex-Sea Org Slave
"I'd prefer to die speaking my mind than live fearing to speak"
"Secrets are the mortar binding
bricks of lies together
into prisons for the mind"

From: (Arnaldo Lerma)
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Subject: Inside the cult of $cientology - Flag 2 of 8
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2) Any fraud, deception, or unethical high pressure tactics used in
Scientology's sales, advertising, or registration actions

Yes Plenty several of my pcs were severely disturbed by
false promises from registrars. The most infamous involved
Martha Higareda, a rich Mexican businesswoman She was made
to pay over 2 million US dollars to pay for Me,rican trainees.
A lot of money was dilapidated and books and E-meters that were not
needed were sold so that the registrars would get 15% commissions on
those sales. A scare was for some Trainees to get their free E=meter
and then sell them, pocketing the money for themselves. Martha
Higareda left the Church. As her long time auditor, I am the
only person at Flag she fully respected. She would repeatedly
get upset with high pressure tactics to get her to "donate"
money. She became very' hard to handle. I eventually became
the only person at Flag who could calm her
down. She knows no english. She did up to OT V..
A pc of mine, named Francesco Da Pasquale was debited $2000
more on this credit card than he had authorised. As a result, he went
beyond his limit. He was very upset about it as this was a non
authorised debit. I have heard several times Flag rcgistrars, such as
Per Almquist debitinig credit cards of public without their OK as
once a Flag public has made a payment by credit card, the Church now
has their number on file and can instantly, debit more money. As of
recent years, , money procurement has become an all out effort on the
phone. Letters are considered too slow and phone regging is very
extensively used. People would get scared and threatened into buying.

A typical example is the OT VIII scare in 1990. it has been
well hidden by the church that several people died shortly after
completing new OT VIII. Three people who were in their early 50's died
of cancer, months after completing new OT VIII. As a result, the New
OT VIII C/S was RPFed (Laura Wolfe, wife of Milton Wolfe who was
jailed on behalf of the GO and later ended up as CO FSSO (FSSO: Flag
Ship Service Org, The service org on board the Freewinds.) The
replacement C/S, Sue Walker, wife of Jeff Walker, one of the original
Class XlI who was Snr C/S Int at the time ( and who later blew and got
declared I'm told - If he got declared he should be contacted, he was
a very good friend of mine and we had much respect for each others. I
do not know of his whereabouts or if he returned to the church, He
was from New-Zealand) she ordered under scare of Death the auditing
of many new OT VIII comps at Flag to check for unflat earlier levels,
(Grades, DRDs, Clear and See-checks). As a result I audited a dozen of
OT VIII's at the order of the C/S FSSO, Snr C/S Int and IG Tech.
There was no one to audit OT VIII public who could do it in Italian
or Spanish. (Incidently one of these, Antonella Peghin, revealed to me
in session the confidential EP of new OT VIII and several
confidential actions done on that level. These OT VIII pcs were told
that they had to return to Flag as they were in danger of dying if not
doing so. A particular OT VIII, Firmin Sanchez from Spain, who was a
race car driver in Spain and had been twice champion of Spain and who
was racing the Dianetic Car in Spain was particularS,' upset and
scared about it. He had run lightly, on his previous DRD, despite the
fact that he had been a heroin addict in the past. He was made to
spend 2 intensives on a NOTs DRD and other actions. Amongst the
people who died of Cancer, I recall. Edith Hodgkinson, from either
Edmonton or Vancouver in Canada. After completing OT VII, she paid for
OT VIII and joined the S.O. at Flag. She did OT VII and 4 months
later, one night woke up with incredible pain. She was rushed to the
hospital and was found to have advanced liver cancer. She died a few
months later. Her car was never properly transferred after her death
and was used by the Medical officer and other staff for some time.
Lucinda Martinez, a spanish speaking only public from Mexico
joined staff and was coerced to donate her Solo NOTs (which she paid
in full as a public) from the demonstrably false statement that all
staff' can get solo NOTS for free at the FLB. She was made to give
that money to The Way to Happiness. The most happy people of the
cycle were the registrars who got several hundred dollars
commissions. She never did Solo NoTS and left staff. This is the
typical way those projects are financed. High pressure sales to get
people who have no money to empty their FSO accounts to pay for ASI,
In 1992, the FSO was too broke to pay its SCA awards. SCA are
rebates given on people. completing services. SCA were months in some
cases before being paid. Those who protested, were ordered to
see-checking. A pc of mine from Spain who had planned her trip very
exactly by using those awards was stuck at Flag for over a week as
she didnt get her SCA. She had to cancel her plane flight and pay one
week hotel room, because the FSO was too broke to pay. There wits a
lot of upsets at the time on the FSO renegging on its promises. i
recall, Barry Klein, a pc of mine and the world top FSM for several
years, complaining that his selectees were flapping about Flag not
keeping its word. I recall a reasonable attitude about it. When I
wrote KRs on this violation, I was attacked by treasury: and told
"We cant pay". would order people to donate to the church and buy
In 1983-84, the Int Finance police auditing under threat of
permanent expulsion from Scientology lot all future lifetimes. Many
people paid under duress for Flag sec-checking. The majority were from
Missions. This is the last , period of true affluence for the FSO GI.
GI has remained level ever since. 3) Any of Scientology's alleged
financial frauds, not limited to postulate checks. credit cart!
seams, student loan scares, Author Services "Special Properties"
seams. or Scientoiogy asset transfers After I had received a
substantial sum of money as compensation for being injured by a drunk
driver. A registrar, Per Almquist, sought to sell me a fraudulent
item he claimed to be LRH E-Meters. It was merely a meter of another
color bearing a reproduction of LRH signature. It was valued at S40
000. I refused and I was harassed until I made a scandal that reached
the Captain FSO. The president of ASI herseft, Fran Harris, told me it
was a scam, when she talked to me on the phone later that week.
A nurse who was on OT VII and from Paris, France, used money
that was given to her by her patients to pay for Scientology. I
recall on the sec-checks I gave her, that she was scared that if it
was found out, she would go to jail. Such a transfer of important sums
of money from a patient to its private nurse is illegal in France.
The church knew the full details about it. It went on HCO reports but
since the money was all paid to the church, no harm was seen. It' the
money had not been given to Scientology, then she would have been
heavily been reprimanded and forced to make a restitution by the
Church. I am not sure but I think her name is Annette Quevillon.

4) Any fraud or deception used by Scientology front groups to
recruit new members into Scientology, or attack Scientology's
adversaries There is a Base Flag order that state that public who
arc in bail standing with WISE are, not to be processed in the FSO
until handled to the satisfaction of WISE INT. There is another
issue a S.O. ED stating that patrons of the !AS are to be given
preferrential service at the FSO and theh' pc folders are marked as
such. Both issues are staff issues but they are not confidential. It
is even written on the arrival routing forms.

5) Anyone who was fair gamed or had their reputation destroyed by
Scientology 6) Any abusive or illegal practices surrounding
Scientology's money back guarantee or policies governing refund or
return of advance payments When I allended a tech meeting I was shown
an advice by LRH stating "THE FSO has NO REFUNDS". Also there were 8
millions dollars of pending refund claims when I left in 1992. Claims
would be paid in order of Flap importance and as a rule only those
who took a lawyer would get paid, the rest would go on a long waiting
list. Per policy any return of money leads to expulsion..Any Dof P
and tech sec will see his stat penalised for any refund request
received that week that cover his area, whether or not } area ever
handled that pc. However, the penalty is waived if the person is
handled. As a result effort will be made to hide refund requests or
find all sort of tactics to dissipate them. One method was the
tranfer of donation. PC X wants a refund, He is told to authorise that
debit for books, meters or Way to happiness or the various
Scientology front goups. Rich pc Y will give him money or merchandise
or service equivalent to the value, as he was going to pay that money
to the church anyway. This continual juggling of moneys was very
prevalent in Div 6. The main motive was to avoid the harsh penalties
(RPF, months with no liberties, 18 hours days public humiliation,
seizure of one's own property., denial of food or berthing if
Management found you as the WHO for not handling those refunds. In
short many illegal and juggling actions of church members are
committed by desperate people who are, like the heroin addict during
withdrawal, read); to any extremes to avoid more penalties and
unusual and harsh punishments.

7) Any abusive actions such as copyright and trademark abuse taken
by Scientology to inhibit the religious freedom of its members or
former members or to inhibit the freedom of such persons to practice
theit-freely chosen religion

I was shown and I saw people getting comm-eved for Copyright
infringement for just doing out-tech. I recall a pc of mine who was
OT VII and now OT VIII, Enrique Espinoza, from LA. who along with
another scientologist, gave courses on making money and selling. The
courses were like many such courses that exist nowadays. However,
because people were taught something else than LRH and and because
they were made to pay for those seminars (trek public was almost
exclusively scientologists), he was attacked and accused of running a
"squirrel group". He was commeved. His commev staled that he was
using other practices (Wog fmance and economics and based his
seminar "according to the laws of supply and demand - a wog term for
promotion"). I see-checked him for 2 weeks at his own expense and
was ordered by management to find his "crimes". He had none. He was
definitely victim of an injustice from utterly ignorant Scientology

posted by

Arnie Lerma
Clear 3502
Ex-Sea Org Slave
"I'd prefer to die speaking my mind than live fearing to speak"
"Secrets are the mortar binding
bricks of lies together
into prisons for the mind"

From: (Arnaldo Lerma)
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Subject: Inside the cult of $cientology - Flag 3 of 8
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8) Any psychological or physical damage you suffered throuogh your
association with

In my first year after I left, I was out of balance... I had been
thoroughly indoctrinated to NEVER question authority even in my own
I also was expecting any executive to jump instantly at the throat
of anyone who was idle or not doing his job..After all reasonableness
is suppressive. I had trouble finding a job, it was the recession
but I had little to offer in my CV. No University diplomas and 20
years of work for a fanatic religious sect. The few jobs, I found were
in telemarketing, sales or service representatives. I found myself
working to people who were vulgar or had no education and
intelligence and I felt quite unhappy to be reduced to that level, as
I knew I had a far superior intelligence and abilities. I eventually
found work in a computer company after educating myself fully in the
area. Physically, I have developped a chronic congestion in the
sinus around 1977 when I was at Flag and I have had it since. Since
it was impossible to get in the last 10 years any medical expenses
approved, my teeth fell apart. Contrarily to its written promises,
health care was not provided as needed but only. to those who
flapped loud enough about their emergencies.
My wife was made to do the purif UNECESSARILY. She was a new
recruit from Bulgaria and since she didnt have a high OCA score ( she
didnt know English well and no OCA in her language), she was ordered
to do the purif as her first step. In her country, drugs are not
available, medecine are dispensed with great parsimony and
insecticides and food preservatives are as a rule not used as the
country has no money to pay for luxuries. So what drugs preventing
case gain could my wife have in her body'? None, her drug list
contains only a few glasses of wine, aspirin and a few antibiotics.
She did the purif and experienced nothing except headaches. She
eventually attested and has had hormonal troubles since. She saw
several endicronolgists and was prescribed several medecines to
repair the damage made by high doses of niacin and other megavitamins.
Of course, the staff purif has essentially no supervision, and the
church washes its hands of any consequence as the staff' purif is
only for small fry. The last several months I was in the S.O. I was
submitted to harassment and unusual punishments. I had been the top
producing Class XII auditor that year followed by Minty Alexander. It
was the beginning of september 1992. I calculated the Well Done
,Auditing hours of the top class XlI auditors and I found I did 2100
hours that year (1500 on L's), then Minty at 1950 hours (1700 on L's)
and Bodil Tucker (1800) (1400 on L's). John Eastment who was Snr C/S
Int came on a mission to prepare the terrain to a reign of terror in
the FSO. He announced that out-tech was rampant. He established
martial law for all tech and Qual with mandatory musters at 7h30,4AM
followed by an Ethics program to be done by ALL (Upstats and downstats
alike). The indication was made that we were ALL out-tech and
out-ethics. We were on this ethics program all morning and then
auditing or working until 11 PM. At 7h30 AM there was no breakfeast
arranged as this was prior to meal time so also, we had to spend the
whole AM with no food and expected to give "PERFECT AUDITING"..after
a few days of tiffs regimen of inadequate sleep, enforced no
brealfeast and continual hammering that we were ALL OUT ETHICS, I
caved in and started to introvert heavily and wondered what I did to
pull all this in. My auditing in the last year had been superb, I had
handled some of Flag hardest cases to rave results, I was the top
producing class XII auditor. No week passed without a pc of mine
writing a commendation on me to the captain FSO. We were all ordered
to do a video. In the video, I presented, I nervously moved the TA
during the pc metabolism test, therefore obscuring it. The rest of
the session which was on L-10 went free and the metering was correct.
However I didnt prevision the video prior to sending it to Snr C/S
Int. Snr C/S Int had made the false statement publicly that he was on
NO ETHICS MISSION. It was a complete falsehood as it was the heaviest
ethics trip, I witnessed in 20 years of Scientology and by far the
heaviest one since 1978 (year I got into FSO tech lines and therefore
witnessed all of its tech activities). I was publicly removed from
post with no commev (contrarily to LRH policy
and John Eastment wrote me a nasty note saying "DID YOU or didnt you
falsify., the meter read on metabolism?" HAVENT YOU WRITTEN ON THE
replied politely that I didnt see the video and that If I had my error
would have been evident and I would have seen that it gets corrected.
John Eastment decided of course to interpret this reply as a
CONFESSION of false reports when in fact, I merely stated that If I
had seen the video, I would have been sure to not make the same
technical error ever and give better auditing to my pcs as a result.
John Eastment decided with no further consultations, that I felt that
the only error I would admit to was no coveting up successfully a
false report. He then ordered the CO CMO CW, to write a note on all
staff bulletin board to denounce me a a liar and dishonest person
without even bothering to confront me with
his "evidence".
When I was routed to HCO, I protested that it was a violation
of policy. Even the MAA and HAS acknowledged it but they stated that
PT orders from Senior management had to be complied with or they
would be removed, and subjected to horrid punishments themselves.
At the same time Minty Alexander, second top producing class
XII got removed from post. She got removed for being ill on the day
of an ordered reunion for all tech and Qual. (Being ill and not
having been told that short of a death certificate, no one was allowed
to miss meeting, she missed it. She was also removed for having
earlier opposed the cancellation of family time and for refusing
verbal orders from her D of P. Her punishment: to redo the EPF. My
opinion is that I couldnt see a reason for that penalty except in an
attempt to break her. She redid the EPF in 4 days. She passed the
exam with 100%. She was upset because public were being denied service
(who paid $1000.00 an hour to be audited by me or her) for only
someone vendetta. She felt she handled nothing and she claimed
correctly that her punishment violated all LRH policies on Justice. I
witnessed her talking to her daughter in HCO. Aged 17 her daughter was
Justice Chief Clearwater, the senior Ethics and justice terminal at
Flag. I still remember her exact words: "I'm sorry.. mom, my hands
are tied. Anyone else pull this kind of stuff, I'd have it cancelled
within the hour and Comm-eved. But with those people I just cant".
The order had come from Mark Yager, John Eastment and Norman Starkey.
Her punishment is an example of punishments that have been a big
favorite of Scientology top brass in the last 8 years: unusual
punishment. At the complete opposite of the US Bill of Rights, the
current Scientology, management feels that they, are above policy, can
wave it at their whim and that unusual and cruel punishment is the
ideal way to maintain their dominion on a dwingling church. By
maintaining people in a state of terror and shock. people will be
jolted out of any frame of mind to oppose their desire and do any
questioning or seek to defend their own rights.
I was finally told to get an ethics change or go to the RPF.
I then started to dream up that I had sabotaged every case, plotted
to rum lives and other gruesome acts, though I was still unable to
recall any specific (there being none). I was therefore assigned to
the RPF and assigned Jim Sydejko as an auditor and Senior. I refused
the assignment 'as overt-product maker' as it was per the statement
of my C/S, Cram off and even all my pcs false. I saw this as a
deliberate attempt to break me as Jim Sydejko had been declared
suppressive person a few months earlier by IG Tech himself for
missing W/Hs on a pc who sued the church and created a major flap
immediately after in Canada. Having received essentially no
correction since then, he was then going to be my auditor. Needless
to say his auditing 'wasn't worth the fee'. Jim Sydejko is a lunatic
and a fanatic, his thinking is extremely complex and he is perhaps
the best example I know of the degraded level that one sinks after
accepting too much hardship from the church. He is the type of person
who would not bat an eyelash at the though of committing any crime in
the name of the church including murder and accept with no defense
the sole blame for it. He is able to have only one viewpoint: the one
he thinks he is ordered by the church now. It led me to the
convinction from an earlier doubt that I should leave the Church.
Also my wife who was very new to Scientology couldn't agree about all
that ,and an enforced separation for months or years. She threatened
to leave and create an international incident. I was ordered onto
MEST (hard physical work). The MAA, a 19 year old mexican girl who
never knew anything but Scientology made it clear that since I was
being fed and berthed I had to provide the FSO with exchange. Never
mind the :fact that I had audited over 30 000 hours for them their
public or that I had produced over $100,000.00 VSD in a single week a
month before. I had to work to earn a shabby meal and living in
shoddy. appartment. I was assigned to RENO org and was made to work
on the demolition of the CB. I was ordered to carry old timbers to a
truck. I
was denied any gloves. When I insisted it was hazardous handling old
rough pieces of timber bare hands, I was handed a pair of stiff
filthy gloves that gave me nausea just by looking at the gross slime
that was encrusted onto them. I saw how the purpose was to degrade and
break people. I worked with RPFers and I was shocked at the degree of
debasement they were at. No one tried to be treated humanely, no one
complained at not being Wen any human rights, that even mass
murderers are granted after being convicted. There was a tremendous
amount of filth and unwholy dirt in the dust raised by the demolition
of that 80 year old budding. After 4 hour of such work, I left,
having reached my physical limit and feeling ill. I felt relieved at
the thought that had I accepted the RPF assignment, I would have been
unable to quit when exhausted and been coerced into working until
severe illness or worse. Within 24 hours I was acutely ill. My left
leg which was still sensitive after my major accident just 1 1/2 year
earlier was swollen and starting to turn purple. I saw the MLO. She
informed that the FSO was too broke to pay. I said that since my
ailment was directly related to my having performed work for the
church, Workman Compensation Insurance would be able to cover and the
church would be spared that expense. To my amazement, she replied
that the church had not been paying its premiums and that the
insurance had been cancelled. I was flabbergasted to learn that in
complete defiance of the law and its contract, that any and all
medical expenses would be borne by I alone. In fact, later on I found
it was a tactic of the church to get foreigners amongst its staff to
return to their own country. of origin to get free expensive
treatments, by falsely stating that they had not left their country,
when in truth they were ,US residents and were sent in their country
to get free medical care. (An example of perjuries of that kind is
explained later)

I went to the doctor, a scientologist who was not ashamed to
demand me to pay $150 for treatment. When you get $30.00 pay, this is
no small amount of money. (Dr Minkoff, at the Countryside clinic in
Clearwater). The doctor marked my scars and purple infection,
indicating that unless they had definitely receded by new AM, I
should be admitted to the hospital. I didnt want to be admitted to
the hospital as the church made it clear it wouldnt cover any of my
medical expenses and I would be stuck alone and with no one to
come to my help. My wife had been offloaded and she was ordered off
Flag premises. My wife became misemofional about the immoral
behaviour of church members who treated me like an animal and who
ordered her to leave Flag and divorce me without even consulting me.
I was myself ordered to DISCONNECT from her and to DIVORCE her and
trust OSA to handle any resulting flaps and to accept my RPF
assignement. I was even locked up in a room with 3 people: the Dir
I&R FSO, the Qual Sec for Staff and the RPF MAA all shouting at me how
wonderful and correct the RPF was. I didnt break and made stronger my
resolution to leave. I knew, for one thing, that no one would raise a
finger to protect the church if my wife attacked it and I would be at
total effect and be completely blamed for it if I accepted that RPF
assiogment. I 'knew that staff are always too busy complying on David
Miscavige orders to do their own job. I requested officially to leave
per policy and was met by various auditors and execs of the FSO and
CMO CW (The Int exec had left by then). I persisted in my request and
was coerced in session by Jim Sydejko. After the auditing was
completed and I still persisted, more FPRD, and sec-check were
ordered. Its only EP would be to accept my RPF assignement. I was sent
to ethics where I was confronted with the auditor's KRs. About 75% of
the KRs were twisted, embellished declarations often with dropped out
time, omitted facts and other key illogics. They would have proven a
valid foundation for an Agatha Christie novel but they bore little
ressemblance with the truth. I was then assigned to another auditor,
a friend of mine, the New OT VIII eligibility C/S. I completed all
actions, then a compromise was reached. Since I had physical problems
(some coming from my leg injury a few years earlier, but a lot coming
from a combination of being denied adequate sleep, having very
substandard food, gross out-hygiene in the galley leading to diseases
and chronic invalidations from brainwashed S.O. members), I would take
a medical LOA. I agreed as I felt I needed time and some distance to
consider all factors. I saw the MAA who clearly ordered me to divorce
my wife as part of the handling.
Having completed all steps, I left. I didnt complete the
routing form as it would have likely meant more sessions and I would
never be coerced into writing a success story for this cycle. I was
out of time as the visa of my wife was expiring in a matter of days
and I had no money to live in the USA. I planned to see my parents in
Canada. My father was ill. I had been refused an annual LOA for 10
years and I hadnt seen my parents during that time despite my
desiring to do so. (Most tech and Qual staff at Flag were prevented
from annual LOAs since 1982. (Except for Immigration problems and
death in the family all annual LOAs were routinely refused for
auditors). Basically, because Snr C/S Int (John Eastment who was
later demoted to Snr C/S FSO (The FSO covered the demotion by saying
we now have Snr C/S Int being our Snr C/S) said something against me,
many FSO staff turned against me and I was summarily judged and
executed (instead of bullets in front of a firing squad, the FSO use
public humiliation, broad publications against oneself and forbid one
to read or defend himself.
What John Estment uttered against me was published by CMO CW
and HCC__) FSO verbatim with no proof or even Scientology, own justice
,, procedures. All my protests were taken as a declaration that
Scientology didnt work. As a result the deputy Snr C/S Div 4, ,Ann
Glushakow screamed at me that I had false reported on my W/S and
shouted at the top of her lungs to confess, as it could 'kill people
on L-10. The fact that I didnt falsiffy any W/S was inacceptable
because Snr Managagement who never even talked to me on the matter,
said it to be so.

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"I'd prefer to die speaking my mind than live fearing to speak"
"Secrets are the mortar binding
bricks of lies together
into prisons for the mind"

From: (Arnaldo Lerma)
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8a) Have you experienced any of the following mental or emotional
symptoms while in Scientology or since you left Scientology?

* "Floating" in and out of altered (dissociative) states of mind *
nightmares * amnesia *
hallucinations or delusions

* Scientology-related phobias (e.g., fears that you won't be
successful or will get sick or go insane)

Yes, because, I was thoroughly indoctrinated that the WOG world is
only a step into the black pit of oblivion. A class XII, the worst
one though (Jo Struthers) wrote me chit calling me a Degraded being
and ranting that I was going mad because ! left "THE ONLY GROUP
CAPABLE OF HELPING MAN". I found it interesting to see that the
average recovery from Scientology was 24 months and I left 23 months
ago. also the fact was that when I looked for a job I knew no one who
was not a scientologist and I had no experience in anything but
Scientology My wife got worse after the purif. Since the purif, she
has had hormonal disorders she stopped having her period despite no
pregnancy and she felt upset. Scientific evidence reveals that in
numerous cases megadoses of vitamins and niacin will impair one's
endocrine system. My wife had taken no drugs of any kind warranting
the mandatory. cleansing of her body from toxins so she could get
spiritual gain. It was enforced on her. Her adverse reaction to
megadoses of vitamins and high sauna temperatures was taken as proof
of Drug reaction turned on by the purif. A lunatic viewpoint is that
the EP of the purif is the person stating his body is free from toxins
etc. How can a person adjudicate a medical fact (the presence or
absence of toxins in his body) by a cognition alone.'? The person has
read the bulletin and the EP before he does the rundown. When he is
tired of it, it is so simple to state the EP and save a few days of
torture. Doctors she consulted have voiced the opinion that a program
like the purif with its megadoses of vitamins could have caused her
imbalance. My wife had no prior history' of endocrine troubles before
the purif. Her medical records in Bulgaria can attest to that.

* inabilty to break mental rhythms or repetitive thought loops
* violent outbursts
* suicidal or self destructive thoughts
* recurring depression and self
depreciating thoughts
* inability to work *
difficult' making decisions for yourself
* general
inability to compete tasks * difficulty reading, studying or focusing
* other (please describe)

8b) Why do you believe the symptoms or health problems mentioned in
#8 or #8a are related to yourexperience with Scientology? QUESTIONS
FOR FORMER STAFF MEMBERS Please describe any knowledge you have of the

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"Secrets are the mortar binding
bricks of lies together
into prisons for the mind"

From: (Arnaldo Lerma)
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9) Anyone who had to be hospitalized because of their involvement with

I add here a related question of interest: people who have their
death related directly or indirectly to Scientology. I give here the
story of 2 plane crashes. Tom Clay was a scientologist from San
Francisco. He was married to Nancy and they had two beautiful boys. I
had first met Tom on the Flag world tour in 1976. In 1978 as I was
looking for two raw pc on my NED course, I audited both of his sons. I
do not recall their first names but I was impressed by the older one
who was only 12 year old and confessed having taken that lifetime
"LSD, mescaline, Heroin, Cocaine, Hashish and marijuana" I couldnt
believe how such an innocent looking boy (He looked like the young
actor McCauley in the movie Home Alone) with both parents fervent
scientologists, could have loaded himself with . such drugs.
A few years later, Tom who was a pilot took a plane, taking
his children with him on a visit (both him and his wife were
estranged by then and she had a lot to say against him since her
divorce). I believe it was around Lake Tahoe. The plane crashed
killing father and sons instantly.. It was only years later that I
learn the sad story as I was FESing Nancy's folder. I have since
audited her but never revealed to her that I had known her husband or
children. She is now OT VIII. She remarried later to a man of whom I
forgot the name. He was and possibly still is staff at the white
house. I remember reading in her files that her new husband was in an
ideal position to have influenced at the white house as he had an
important post "very close" to the president of the United States.
At any rate about her children death, Nancy felt considerable
remorse to have allowed them to go on that plane with with Tom, when
he was disaffected and psychotic per her saying (He was OT V). She
felt after the accident that he had voluntarily taken his life and h/s
children with him to get back at her.
In winter, around 1984, an Air Florida DC-9 took off from
Washington airport bound for Tampa. The de-icing mechanism of the
plane was faulty. As a result the plane speed was definitely too low
for take-off. Instead of believing his instruments and aborting the
take-off, the pilot went ahead stating: "It does not look right".
The plane stalled and came down crashing its tail on the Potomac
River bridge squashing 3 cars flatter than pancakes before plumetting
into the icy river. Only 3 passengers survived. It was sensational
news in Tampa-Clearwater area as most of its passengers were from
those cities. Only years later did I learn by studying reports and
folders that the pilot was a scientologist who was not doing well on
the bridge at the time of the accident. His wife was a pc at Flag
and used most of her insurance money to pay for FSO services. Very
little publicity was made of the fact that the first Solo Nots
completion Betty Filisky died of cancer at age 57, less than two
years after attesting. In 1988, I was considered to be amongst the
very best Flag auditors. Betty Filisky had advanced cancer and I was
assigned to audit her. The desire was to avoid a PR flap should it be
'known that the first Solo Nots completion was also the first
completion to die. I audited her extensively in Clearwater both at the
hospital and in a priivate motel room (It was considered out PR to
have her at the FLB: for one she was an illegal pc per policy and
also she looked like someone who is dying). I audited her until she
had a remission and she felt a lot better. 2 months later, she lapsed
in coma and was dead 4 days later. The key handlings on the cases by
the church was A) to keep it quiet that Betty Filisky had died of
cancer at age 57 after being the first recognized Solo Nots
completion. B) Punish all her past auditors and C/Ses for out-tech.
c) Put all FSO tech and Qual go into a state of terror at the idea
that one of their pc could ever go badly in the future and make them
ready to take an)' measure sane or insane to prevent any flap
involving their ex-pcs.
,As a small parenthesis, Betty Filisky lived in Arkansas, Bill
Clinton's state. It would be a possibility of some link of her
husband or associate having infiltrated Little Rock Capitol. Blackmail
from knowledge of dirty money used by Clinton would have been the
perfect tool to coerce the IRS submission and shut up DOJ for at
least the Clinton administration (A theory based on a few articles
published by Little Rock newspapers, but without serious proot).
Gloria Newmeyer is a rich and successful woman from
California who is an IAS Patron (she's paid over $100 000) and has
been an important member of WISE. Prior to Scientology she was an
alcoholic. Since on the OT levels and while on the long level of Solo
NOTS she never once took a glass containing alcohol. ,After attesting
to Solo Nots, she took the plane back home and got drunk on the plane.
The Church decided to make a scandal out of this affair and went on
the rampage to harass her and her past auditors and C/SĒs. She
started to get drunk and got under threat of expulsion . ordered to
report to Flag. I was penalised for having given her her Solo Nots
completion check. I had been forbidden to take my day off on the day
she attested as I was at the time the only auditor at Flag authorised
by Snr C/S hat to deliver Solo Nots EP checks and also a Solo Nots
completion was worth 200 paid completion points (Major services were
otherwise worth a maximum of 40 points). I delivered the check
standardly and made no misses but the search for easy scapegoats
found me as a likely victim. I audited her on her return and she was
sent to the MAA. Contrari1y to auditors who are veteran
scientologists, ministers of the church and well versed in Scientology
and even common sense, MAAs have tended to be robots with
essentialS' no training anxious to comply to management orders rather
than LRH policy or common sense. Gloria got violently upset at the
indications and bizarre handling from the MAA. She went psychotic
,and was held against her will in a room at the Fort Harrisson. She
escaped and went to a hotel on the beach and drank a whole 40 oz
bottle of Vodka and passed out. She started to act incoherently in
the lobby of the hotel and the police invoked the Baker act and
ordered her insfitufionalized in a mental hospital for 'observation'
for 48 hours. Once again I was ordered to pick up the pieces and to
audit her. She was sent again to the MAA after more auditing. The MAA
made her spin by repeating how out-ethics she was and that despite
having paid for it she would not be able to do OT VIII for years. Per
my observation, the threat of being denied doing OT VIII after they
had paid for it and been promised it, has been the number one cause
of OT VII completions going psychotic. I know of 6 such instances.

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"I'd prefer to die speaking my mind than live fearing to speak"
"Secrets are the mortar binding
bricks of lies together
into prisons for the mind"

From: (Arnaldo Lerma)
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10) Any celebrities in or out of Scientology who have had similar
symptoms or experiences

A very. rich woman from Italy. (she was the first patron
Meritorious, because she had donated one million dollars to the IAS),
Adriana Saltamerenda was married but being divorced from her husband
of whom I forgot the name. He was the equivalent of Johnny Carson on
Italian TV. After Scientology coerced into divorcing him. he became
rabidly antagonistic to Scientology. Adrianna was seen as little more
than a gullible income producer and she became increasingly upset with
MAAs and registrars at Flag. She was often treated like dirt and
finally. threatened to blow and demand a full refund of all monies
paid (close to 2 million dollars) (Probably much of it put into
Scientology coffers by violating Italy Currency control laws). I did
handle her. She was kept locked up in her room for a while but I
managed to cool her down. In fact by that time, I was considered by
her, the only trustworthy terminal at Flag and by FSO staff, the only
person capable of handling really upset and threatening Italian and
Spanish speaking public.
Ingo Swann became famous in the 1970's for his paranormal
abilities to exteriorize with full perceptions. He also abilities
similar to Uri Geller. He went somewhat psychofic at Flag in 1977 or
78. It was all blamed on CIA experiments. He left the Church
thereafter. Several books were published after him.
The wife of world famous sculptor Alexander Calder was audited
at Flag, but heavy disagreements about forcing her to pay more
money got her upset. She was very old and is likely dead of old age
by now. She received auditing at Flag in 1979.
The following are celebrities who left the Church. I add it
here as there is no specific question about it and I wasnt on tech
lines at the fane. I was on Estates front lines and I got to know most
of the them to a degree. Lou Rawls, famous singer, did badly in his
auditing. He had a gold record and still sings. He blew from
Scientology around 1979, when he had a hit on Billboard top ten.
The singers of a canadian group called Edward Bear had a big
big hit in 1970: "The last song", one of the top 10 hits in Canada
that year. The original gold record award was even in the lobby of
the Church of Scientology, of Toronto at 124 .Avenue Road, before the
building was completely , razed by a fire started by a child playing
with matches next to flammable liquids. (There were no casualties,
but most pc folders and documents were burned. The boy at 9. was
possibly the youngest person to ever be declared an SP. Since his
parents were devout Scientologists, they would have to disconnect
from him to not be declared themselves).
John Brodie became world famous as quarter back for the 49ers.
He and his family were Flag public. They left the church around 1981.
The man who owned Pizza-Hut in 1978 (I forgot his name) was
also a Flag public. He left the church in 1982.
Omaya Alghanim was the son of one the five richest sheiks of
Kuwait. He was getting audited at Flag from Class Xll's. He was very
friend with Liz Gablehouse (who was LRH personal PRO until she left
the church in 1982). He left at the same time she did.
I have always been puzzled why Clint Eastwood has been
mentioned as a Scientologist, yet he is never mentioned in official
publications. Either he is a blown Scientologist or afraid to be
recognized as one.

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"I'd prefer to die speaking my mind than live fearing to speak"
"Secrets are the mortar binding
bricks of lies together
into prisons for the mind"

From: (Arnaldo Lerma)
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Julia Migenes Johnson was turning sour against Scientology in 1989.
She was threatening to go public agiainst them. She was nattery. She
was cooled off by being given the International Freedom award at an
IAS event, even though she had done very little in the year before and
in fact had uttered several anti-Scientology statements publicly.
Also look at the following story to show what the church is
willing to subject any of its members to, in order to buy off a
celebrity gratitude. in 1989, an order came from RTC to assign their
best see-checker to Jervis Johnson (ex-husband of Julia Migenes)
because he refused to comply with an illegal order from OSA Int. His
ex-wife, one of Scientology's top celebrities, was nattery, critical
and threatening to turn against the church. There were many reports
about her disaffection, several from another public who is a famous
script writer. (Jeffrey Scott) Earlier that yeas' when the Johson's
daughter was visiting her father, she sneaked up on him while he was
in the shower. The father using what he understood of Scientology (he
is a CL VIII auditor), decided not to frighten her off by protesting
and did not get involved in any immoral acts. Shortly after, when the
little girl mentioned seeing her father naked, her mother immediately
called her lawyer demanding the father be denied all his visitation
OSA Int solution was to make the father quietly sign papers
giving up all his rights. He refused, arguing he had done nothing
wong, his wife had M/W/Hs manifestations galore, and he wanted to see
his daughter again. OSA Int threatened to declared him if he didnt
comply but the father was adamant. He was ordered off Solo-Nots and to
Flag for sec-checking. I was denied my own day off even if I was very
upstat as Snr C/S Int himself had picked me as the auditor for that
job. The
stated EP of that 2 days sec-check (the father couldnt be absent more
than 2 days due to his work) would be his complying with the order
from OSA Int Chief off and CO. I did the most thorough job that could
be done but he didnt change his mind. It is my opinion that only
auditor code breaks could have swayed him from his original decision.
Despite the ominous threat from OSA reprisal, I refused to violate
any of the rules of auditing. He left Flag happy with my auditing but
still wanting his visitation rights. Another auditor was sent to his
home in LA but to no avail. RTC ordered me to lenghty sec-checks on
'Similar of my own' to his non existent overt of child molestation. I
was token off an incomplete repair correction in my auditing in order
to comply with that order. Except for whole track dub-in, I wasnt
able to find anything, but the auditing actions I had been winning on
were interrupted and I was ordered to write a success story. in
compliance to that order, as a prerequisite to my staying on post.
Later on when I expressed my disagreement with this RTC cram, I was
removed from post. The charge: being critical of RTC during rudiments.
The Judge found none of the acts of the father to be incorrect and the
complaints of the mother unfounded. No flap for the Church occurred.
Since were are on the subject of celebrities and that I see
no question clearly; asking for this stuff which could prove useful:
1) A person who did OT VIII had for father the president of the World
To my surprise, there was not the slightest objection to her
going up the bridge.
At Flag there is a rich italian woman with an arab looking 12
year old son. Her fast name is Loredana. Few people know her except
for the fact that she always pays a class XII at $1000 or more per
hour and pays $5000 a week for accomodations at Flag. Once she paid
for catering service for the FSO S.O. celebration where caviar,
lobster, truffles, were part of the menu (I was told that nearly $100
000 of her money was spent on it) She never needs to work. Her son
only travels in a stretched limousine with a chauffeur. She makes
"donations" in the 6 figure ranges, monthly. She sometimes wears a
five carat diamond around her neck. In fact her husband wealth, would
have, when it was at his highest, made Bill Gates look like a pauper.
His name slipped out of my mind for the moment but in the late 60's
or early 70's a book was published titled: "R/chest Man in the
World..." In it one sees many pictures of lovely Loredana and her
husband: the number one Weapon dealer in the World, the richest man
on earth. Apparently he has only been allowed to get basic auditing
and I even overheard his auditor (The husband of Loredana's only
auditor) talking about his auditing in a very demeaning manner,
laughing at his experiences in prison. He came to visit Flag in late
1991 or early 1992 with his full contingent of bodyguards. A spanish
pc of mine told me that he is very well known in Spain where he is
continually featured in magazines dealing with celebrities as this
arab millionaire frequently visit his mansion in southern Spain.

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"I'd prefer to die speaking my mind than live fearing to speak"
"Secrets are the mortar binding
bricks of lies together
into prisons for the mind"

From: (Arnaldo Lerma)
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11) Any persons who were "baby watched" or subjected to isolation
orders because they became psychotic or suicidal I witnessed several
Flag public being detained against their will after they were locked
in a room after going type III. The main concern was not the well
being of the person but the fear of a PR flap and the 'knowledge that
the senior execs from Int would give horrible punishment to all those
who had had a prior involvment in that pc's case. For that reason,
many staff were ready to break
any laws to subdue the now crazy. public person. I can recall without
effort 5 specific cases where I was a witness to public attempting to
flee but being brutally prevented from doing so. I know of many more
but as hear-say. Those cases I saw with my own eyes and heard with my
own ears.
One was a businessman from France in his mid 30's. He went
lunatic after attesting to Solo Nots. He repeatedly tried to leave
the room where he was locked up at the Hacienda in Clearwater. He was
jumped on and even slightly injured once in his struggle to go out. I
delivered him the Introspection Rundown. He was hallucinating. He was
seeing flying saucers everywhere and was convinced WW III had
actually begun. His name is Christian Fouche' Another was a woman,
a field auditor from Switzerland, she went into a full blown
paranoia-persecution fit 2 days after attesting OT VII (Her Solo Nots
completion Number was no 107, which got later given to someone else).
She was held at the Sand Castle against her will for several weeks.
One day she managed to escape from her guard (Susan Hughes,
wife of Chief of Security Flag Land Base) and went to the police
station but she was so incoherent and hardly knew a word of English,
(her main worry was that we were giving her AIDS) that no action was
taken. I audited her on the Introspection Rundown and on sec-checks.
Her husband flew in to escort her home after she was made to sign
affidavits in her incoherent state. Her name is Marylin Stuckly
Roxanne Friend, which I didnt audit but her auditor was my co-auditor
at the time, went utterly and volently psychotic a year after
attesting to Solo Nots. She was held against her will in a room at
the Hacienda in Clearwater according to the reports(which I personally
read) of both the auditor , (Jim Sydejko, CL XII) and her guard (a
Flag trained Class VI), her behaviour was very similar to the girl
possessed by the devil in the Movie 'The Exorcist'. She would even
masturbate herself without shame in front of her male guards. One
night she screamed at one of her guards "FUCK ME!" and went into a
catatonic fit. (Many details were provided to me by Jim Sydejko, her
auditor who also was my co-auditor and by one of her guards, Andrea
Galbiati. She later managed to escape to California and her auditor
was ordered to pursue her.
Another one, a businessman from Italy in his 50's went
completely paranoid after auditing from a Class IV at Flag. Being
very. rich, he was made to pay for CL XII rates which corresponded to
close to $1000.00 per hour. He was hallucinating, imagining that his
wife who was in her early 40's was not only cheating on him but was
having sexual intercourse with various S.O. members each time she was
out of his sight. He went so far as barging into her sessions (she was
on a Flag internship) being convinced that she was comitting adultery
with her male pc in the small cubicle she audited in. I audited him
from that time on. He made some improvements but a year later, his
wife reported his acting too irrational. Once at Flag, he became
violent to his wife and was ordered into isolation against his will.
I audited him in a safe house in Belleair Beach, Florida, where he
repeatedly attempted to escape. He did not know that the house was
being paid out of his own pocket, his wife illegally authorising the
debiting of his bank account. The rent was $2500 a month. Once, I
witnessed him being savagely being jumped on as he attempted to flee.
His guard removed all door handles inside the house and discovered
that the public had hidden a screw-driver. In the struggle to seize
the screwdriver from him, his arm was injured. Several months passed
and he was showing few signs of stable improvement and was frequently
non-sequitur even in session. Finall3, his sister, brother and mother
flew from Italy as they couldnt tolerate his lateness of several
months and his being kept incommunicado. His business was falling
apart and was in danger by his failing to sign legal papers and tax
forms. He eventually left and I was called upon to do a PR handling
on his family in liaison with OSA, as I was highly trained and knew
Italian perfectly. His name is Mauro Cinquepalmi.
I have the phone number of his wife, himself and his brother.
They only speak Italian. I suggest I would be their contact point, as
they all respect me. A staff member from Italy started to dramatize
psychosis heavily after being exposed to some OT materials in the
SO-1 unit. She was locked up and given some auditing by interns. She
attempted suicide several times and blew the FLB. When found to be
raving mad by Clearwater policemen, they invoked the Baker act and
locked her up for several days. A few days after her release, and her
return in Italy, she jumped from the 3rd floor. She became permanently
and totally. handicapped as a result from this failed suicide
Being highly trained, I read many sessions C/Sed by LRH for XDN, CL
VIII, OT 1II repairs, L-10,11,12, when the person had become
psychotic, even suicidal. Most of L-11 for instance was developped
from the case of a staff member who had become intensely and violently
psychotic on the Apollo. (In C/S 22 LRH mentions that a CL XI has a
different approach to handle psychosis).
After all throughout those materials, LRH boasts that he has
the cure to insanity Unfortunately checking into the later track of
all those pcs, one finds the bulk of them, far from being the
Supermen they were made to attest to, were for the most part later
declared SP, showed very aberrated behaviour and failed as execs. The
original psychotic out of whom L-11 was derived was named Peggy
McCall and her auditor was Liese Klingsvall. According to the case
history she had been found to be raving hostile remarks against LRH
and had been "violent" (no specifics). LRH invented from the top of
his head a process later known as C/S series 37R claiming she would be
permanently cured of her insanity by it. After auditing that action
and a few other steps (which is textually L-11 as given today) she
was made to attest and offioaded. This shows that a powerful rundown
claimed to cure insanity, was piloted on ONE person beside LRH doing
it solo on himself before being labelled as "full3,' researched
and vindicated". The name of the pc on whom L-11 is based is Peggy
McCall who went crazy and was locked up on the Apollo in 1971.

12) Anyone not already reported on our January questionnaire who ever
threatened, attempted or committed suicide in any way related to
Scientology services

Another person from Quebec (Laurent Theberge) who was a class IV
auditor attempted suicide 3 times AFTER TRAINING to Class IV. He was
sent to do the purif at Flag. In those days, no check was made of the
pc folders if a person merely wanted to do the purif. He went utterly
lunatic mid Purif. He started to act utterly incoherent and and tore
the big picture of LRH in the Fort Harrison lobby. This was april
1980. I was ordered to escort him along with his co-auditor (Roger
Veilleux) to Canada. Doctor Jaconello, from Toronto, a flag public on
OT levels, also escorted him. He sedated him, to keep him quiet on
the plane and the person in charge of the cycle (of whom I forgot the
name had no qualms about cashing the unused return ticket of the
somnolent person to compensate the church. He almost didn't get the
refund as the person acted insanely, endorsing the ticket "Laurent
Theberge, L.Ron Hubbard with love and affection forever" and the
clerk almost called the police as the person was plainly incoherent.
he was eventually escorted all the way to Quebec City. I stayed in
Montreal where my parents lived. In Lyon there is a big court case
going on right now because Patrick Vick, 30 committed suicide after
making his company insolvent from paying several hundred thousands of
dollars to Scientology. As stated earlier, Albert Jacquier attempted
suicide after attesting OT VII and being denied OT VIII after he'd
paid for it and been promised. He became intensely depressed and
stated he wanted to die. He fell :from his big Harley motorcycle and
badly injured himself. He refused to go to the hospital. Part of his
upset was his wife of many years leaving him for another man after she
had attested to OT VII. I audited him in his home in Dunedin,
Florida. He was very. sour that the church would allow people who had
stolen his money to get their services and that no one except his
auditors seemed to care.
Note on all these people I am considered to be a completely
trustworthy terminal and it is my belief that for these and many
other ex-scientologists (especially OTs and influential people) will
listen to me and follow my advice,
13) Any scientology-related coercion to induce already. weakened.
inf'irm or ill persons to buy dangerous additional Scientology
services, commit suicide, or speed their own deaths by abandoning
normal medical practices for economic, convenience, or security
or political reasons

Yes, when I was in San Francisco or Sacramento in 1976, I recall an
old man Ed or Howard Pughes being made to pay the totality, of his
savings for Flag services. He was an 82 year old man who knew he had
little tune to live and he was made to spend all of his money in a
few months. The main motive was: to get money. I recall the registrar
(Felice Brand) saying: "He is a sweet old man who wants to give us
all of his money before he dies." As stated earlier, the priest in
Lyon and the nurse in Paris exploited the terminatedly ill to sway
them into paying money to Scientology

14) Any psychological or physical damage caused to anyone else that
could be related to receiving Scientology services :Yes in 1989, a man
named Rogers, from Vancouver, B.C. (his wile was Irene Rogers who is
a vet3..~ active OT in the area and has ties to people in the stock
market. (Incidentally, before I forget, once I audited a pc at Flag
whose father was the president of the World Bank, I forgot her name,
but it would be a string to pull to discover Scientology banking
activities. (as a small unrelated anecdote. once in 1979, I audited a
young fellow living in Mexico and bearing the family' name of Castro.
When jokingly asking: '"Are you related to Fidel?" his reply,' was
yes, he is my uncle!)
Mr' Rogers was auditing away on OT VII at home. Since all OTs
believe that their ailments are only caused by spiritual factors or
other beings, he neglected to get any medical attention even when he
experienced extreme dizziness, pains in the chest and along the arms
and trouble to experienced doctor would have been able to
diagnose those as minor heart attacks.

But since all disease at the OT VII level is wholly explained in the
mind of Pre-Ots as unfiat OT V, he continued to audit daily and never
called the doctor. On a fatidic day in november or december 1989, he
felt an acute overpowering pain in the heart, the area kept on
reading, he kept auditing it using the technique of the level. (I
read the actual W/Ses). He then had a major and FATAL stroke. A few
hour later, Irene, his wife returned home and discovered his lifeless
body lying on the floor amidst his solo Nots worksheets (she was an
OT VII completion herself). She careful' hid them and avoided any
mention of it to the police (Obstruction of Justice). Therefore a
proof exist that people can and have died in session on OT levels.
The recommended technical handling at Flag was to punish his past
C/Ses for allowing him with "Unflat earlier levels and sec-checks
on). Incidentally, a little known fact is that more than one third of
the people who have started to audit on OT VII have blown the level,
many have blown Scientology and several times Snr C/S Int and IG tech
came to brief solo Nots staff that the biggest threat to Scientology
was that so many people had blown the level. Romano Romanini had a
major stroke 6 months after attesting to OT VIlI. He had been a
cadillac pc all along, had never been overweight and had a stroke at
age 40. He remained partial, paralyzed in a leg as a result. Past
auditors and C/S were blame as the sole source.

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Arnie Lerma
Clear 3502
Ex-Sea Org Slave
"I'd prefer to die speaking my mind than live fearing to speak"
"Secrets are the mortar binding
bricks of lies together
into prisons for the mind"