It is further reported that [Hubbard] has been previously committed to a mental hospital.
On June 12, 1955, the above-captioned individual, accompanied by his son, stopped at the Bureau and inquired if any information could be furnished him concerning the Academy of Scientology, 1812 19th St., Northwest, Washington, D. C., or its founder L. Ron Hubbard. […] explained considerable literature about the Academy is being disseminated in Alaska and said inquiries have been made of the State Police regarding the Academy. He explained that a member of the Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, D. C., told him that the Academy is one of the worst legal frauds that Department has ever encountered.
During March, 1951, the Board of Medical Examiners, State of New Jersey, had a case against the HDRF scheduled for trial on the grounds that the organization was conducting a school, teaching a branch of medicine and surgery, without a license.
Your letter of February 22, 1957, with enclosure, has been referred to me by Mr. Nichols, and I appreciate your interest in bringing this matter to our attention. For your personal information, the FBI has received numerous inquiries concerning Lafayette Ron Hubbard and the system of “dianetics” which he apparently originated, but no allegation of a violation within the jurisdiction of this Bureau has been received and, consequently, no investigation of this matter has been conducted by the FBI.
[…] employed with the Kaiser Corp., 1801 Franklin Street, Oakland, California advised SA Perry E. Moothart on 8/8/56 that he was a member of the House of Representative Territory of Alaska and presently in Oakland, California working for the Kaiser Corp. and attending law school.
FBI: The Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation, Incorporated Cooperation, Detroit Police Department Research (Crime Records)
Reurlet May 22 1953 requesting information from Bufiles concerning captioned organization.
The stated purpose of the Foundation is to “study and conduct research in the field of the human mind and of human thought in action” through the medium of “dianetics,” which may be likened to psychotherapy with certain differences as to method and concept. In this connection, in March, 1951, the Board of Medical Examiners of the Department of Law and Public Safety, State of New Jersey, was taking to trial in the Union County District Court, Elizabeth, New Jersey, a case against the Foundation. The basis for the case was that the Foundation allegedly conducted a school teaching a branch of medicine and surgery without a license.
SYNOPSIS OF FACTS: Organization closed its Denver Office during January 1952, disposing of office equipment either locally or transferred to home office, Wichita, Kansas, which was recently adjudged bankrupt.