FBI:

Summary

[…] incoming dated 8/10/91

Correspondent voluminous communication concerns his request for a criminal investigation on Scientology.

FBI: Director Sessions Re: Church of Scientology

Re: Time Magazine article of May 6 1991 “Scientology The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power”

Complete article: http://www.gerryarmstrong.org/50grand/media/time-1991-05-06.html

FBI: Letter from Thomas F. Jones, Inspector in Charge, Office of Special Affairs to [?]

FBI: Information Concerning Possible Criminal Acts by the Church of Scientology FPC-General Criminal Matters

This communication is classified secret in its entirety. [Document now marked declassified.]

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[X] For your information: The page withheld is a communication from a foreign law enforcement agency.

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  1. Washington Post (1978, 28 April) “Church of Scientology Snarled in Legal Disputes”
  2. Washington Post (1978, 29 April) “Effort to Silence Critics Seen in Scientology Data”
  3. Washington Post (1978, 29 April) “Author Critical of Scientology Harassed”
  4. Washington Post (1978, 2 May) “Church of Scientology Announces It is Investigating the Government”

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PURPOSE: To advise that members of the Church of Scientology (COS) will be picketing the JEH Building from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. today 4/14/78, in protest to the FBI investigation involving the COS.

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DISCUSSIONS WITH NEW YORK AGENTS DURING THE WEEK OF JANUARY 30, 1978, HAS INDICATED THE COS IS AWARE OF THE BUREAU’S INVESTIGATION REGARDING THE [X] MATTER AND RELATED FEDERAL VIOLATIONS COMMITTED BY THE COS IN NEW YORK.

NEW YORK SHOULD BE ALERT FOR PRETEXT TELEPHONE CALLS AND VISITS BY COS MEMBERS ATTEMPTING TO LEARN THE STATUS OF THESE INVESTIGATIONS. THE PRETEXT TELEPHONE CALLS MAY POSSIBLY BE TAPED. ANY CONTACT WITH SUPPOSEDLY DISENCHANTED [X] MEMBERS DESIRING TO GIVE INFORMATION ABOUT FEDERAL VIOLATIONS COMMITTED BY THE COS SHOULD BE HANDLED WITH CAUTION AND THESE INTERVIEWS SHOULD BE CONDUCTED INSIDE THE NEW YORK OFFICE.

ADEQUATE SECURITY SHOULD BE AFFORDED ALL DOCUMENTS AND MATERIALS RELATING TO THE CAPTIONED INVESTIGATIONS AS MEMBERS OF THE COS HAVE ATTEMPTED TO INFILTRATE THE BUREAU IN THE PAST AND HAVE, IN FACT, INFILTRATED OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES.

NEW YORK WILL NOTE TAMPA FBI AND SAC TAMPA HAVE RECEIVED NUMEROUS CALLS AND VISITS FROM COS MEMBERS.

ALL THE ABOVE DEALS WITH SENSITIVE INFORMATION CONCERNING THE COS. DISCUSSION OR DISSEMINATION OF THIS INFORMATION IS ON A NEED TO KNOW BASIS.

BT

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WASHINGTON FIELD NOTES THAT ONLY A NUMBER OF AGENTS INCLUDING SEVERAL IN LOS ANGELES, ARE FAMILIAR ENOUGH WITH THE TECHNIQUES EMPLOYED BY THE COS TO EMBARRASS AND EXPLOIT THE BUREAU, TO CONDUCT SUCH AN INTERVIEW. BOTH WASHINGTON FIELD AND LOS ANGELES DO NOT DISCOUNT THE POSSIBILITY [X] MAY BE A COS PLANT AS IT IS NOTED THAT THERE IS SIGNIFICANT INFORMATION PREVIOUSLY PROVIDED FBI HEADQUARTERS THAT COS MEMBERS HAVE OR INTENDED TO INFILTRATE THE BUREAU.