The purported import of the headline story in Monday’s Tampa Bay Times is that it tells how the FBI investigation into David Miscavige went belly up. While the story pretty accurately chronicles parts of the FBI’s human trafficking investigation into David Miscavige and the church of Scientology, inexplicably the Times chose to ignore many facts on how the investigation went south. That is despite the fact that Tony Ortega (then of the Village Voice) reported on many of those facts nearly a year ago, FBI Investigation of Scientology: Already Over Before We Even Heard of It. The Times also highlights a bizarre, discredited explanation for FBI inaction revolving around Larry Wright’s February 2011 New Yorker story.
Ortega has detailed the inaccuracy/omissions in the Times story tonight on his blog, FBI/Scientology story at the Underground Bunker. That is a must-read for anyone interested in the truth of the matter.
Nonetheless, you will probably find the Times story interesting as it details a bizarre cops and robbers tale only Scientology Inc. could generate in this day and age.
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Tagged "mark rathbun", David Miscavige, FBI, FBI and Scientology, Joe Childs, John Brousseau, Lawrence Wright, marty rathbun, mike rinder, scientology, Tampa Bay Times, Tiziano Lugli, Tom Tobin, tony Ortega
The Tampa Bay Times has published a rather startling expose’, Scientology Inc. Private Eyes Come Clean.
Notice that David Miscavige’s denials confirm pretty much the entire story.
When Paul and Greg asked CO OSA INT (Linda Hammill, head of Scientology Inc.’s intelligence operation) what the church was going to do when I exposed this operation in 2009 to the Times (see, segment ‘Spying on Pat Broeker’ at Marty Rathbun Tampa Times videos), she said that David Miscavige’s plan was to “blame it on Marty.” Greg and Paul knew then and there that Miscavige and his crime syndicate had lost any sense it might have once had.
Incidentally, this week Greg and Paul helped a documentary film crew video an ongoing Scientology Inc. electronic surveillance operation in my current neighborhood.
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Tagged "mark rathbun", David Miscavige, Greg Arnold, marty rathbun, Pat Broeker, Paul Marrick, Scientology Inc, Tampa Bay Times, Tom Tobin
Folks, fasten your safety belts before you tie into this duo of gang buster articles.
Three of the most competent, courageous journalists to have tackled the beast now known as Scientology Inc. over the past several years have filed reports this evening that are already shaking the foundations of Miscavige’s bunker.
Mark Collette of the Corpus Christi Caller Times broke the story, Latest Scientology legal battle unfolds in Coastal Bend as private investigators sue church. The biggest news story of South Texas in the past two years has suddenly risen from a nearly year-long slumber and has grown legs worthy of Godzilla.
Almost simultaneously to Collette’s report, Tom Tobin and Joe Childs of the Tampa Bay Times weighed with, Church of Scientology paid two private investigators millions to trail David Miscavige’s rival, lawsuit claims.
UPDATE 9/23 A.M.: Tony Ortega has also reported for the Dallas Morning News
Tobin and Childs note that today’s story corroborates and vindicates the 2009 testimony of me and Mike Rinder in the Times. In particular, Mr. Arnold and Mr Marrick verify this history that I told Childs and Tobin in 2009, Rathbun video the Broeker Operation, click on the segment titled Spying On Pat Broeker.
To recap, first Mike Rinder corroborated every detail of my story. Nonetheless, Miscavige supplied the Times with sworn affidavits by long-time Commanding Officer OSA Int Kurt Weilland, and Corporate Scientology “lawyer” (and unindicted co-conspirator US vs Mary Sue Hubbard) Kendrick Moxon denying our story.
I have said it from the beginning, and I’ll say it to the end: David Miscavige, if you tell the truth it becomes your past, if you lie it becomes your future.
David Miscavige will rue the day he crossed the Nueces (river).
Oh yeah, ain’t it sweet to see Sugar Ray Jeffrey back in the ring?
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Well, they even gotta lie when the truth would serve them better.
Please see the Tampa Bay Times coverage of the Headley suit fiasco reported on here and the Village Voice earlier today.
In particular see this statement by David Miscavige church of Scientology Inc. spokesperson Karin Pouw:
The Headleys asked the church to allow them to pay the fee in four monthly installments, but the church said no, they said. The church received no such proposal, Pouw said.
Now, please compare that to a letter the same Karin Pouw sent on church of Scientology Inc. letterhead to Vanity Fair a few days earlier, and particularly this passage here:
Mr. Headley claimed he was incapable of paying the court-ordered costs to the Church. Within days of losing his case, Mr. Headley’s attorney represented that his client could only pay $1,000 in total. Then he offered $1,000 a month for 30 months, reflecting Mr. Headley’s lack of funds.
Miscavige, did Marc make an installment proposal?
Or, Dave, didn’t he make an installment proposal?
As the late great Earle Cooley would say, how do you want to leave it?
you can’t even lie straight in bed, can you?
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Tagged "mark rathbun", Claire Headley, David Miscavivge, marc headley, marty rathbun, scientology, Scientology Inc, Tampa Bay Times, Tom Tobin
Friday’s edition of the Tampa Bay Times includes an editorial on the issue of Corporate Scientology hypocrisy. It is a well reasoned piece.
Let’s take a closer look at the issue. Miscavige spent the first 26 days of January directing a full blown espionage campaign designed to destroy the business of Debbie Cook and Wayne Baumgarten. Their sin? Asking that Scientologists follow Scientology published policy. On the 27th day of Miscavige carpet bombing, Miscavige paid one of the priciest law firms in San Antonio Texas to slink through the back door of the Bexar county courthouse to obtain a temporary restraining order against the Baumgartens. There was no prior notice given to the Baumgartens. The order was a prior restraint on any communication by any means by either of them concerning David Miscavige and his empire of hypocrisy. The order was based solely upon Debbie’s email of 1 January that took exception to Miscavige’s Fraudulent Idle Orgs program, and other financial scams.
Having used state court process to muzzle Debbie’s clarion call for Scientologists to cease violating Scientology policy by ceasing to comply or support Miscavige’s off-policy, fraudulent financial scams, including the Idle Org scam, Miscavige flew to Sacramento this weekend to serve as the Howdy-Doody MC for yet another Idle org scam grand opening. Per local media reports the Sacramento Idle org cost 10 million dollars. 10 Million dollars for an org that I guarantee you hasn’t made anywhere near 10 million dollars gross income in its several decade history. An org, like most others to date, already driven by Miscavige into a lifeless morgue.
There is a lot more actual first-hand knowledge that Debbie Cook has that Miscavige is even more keen on burying from the light of public scrutiny. Not a single iota of it has anything to do with business information that in certain cases could be protected from disclosure by state process; such as trade secrets or other proprietary confidential information. What Miscavige wants hidden are facts that could and should wind Miscavige up in a penitentiary for a good long time.
False Imprisonment. Aggravated Assault. Torture.
Meanwhile, in order to cover up such atrocities on Miscavige’s part, the gangster has had “church” troops embedding his name within dozens of fraudulent websites about the church’s alleged allegiance to the cause of human rights.
When the Tampa Bay Times sharply calls out Miscavige on hypocrisy it is right on, even if it is only touching the tip of an ugly iceberg.
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