TITLE OF CASE: MARY SUE HUBBARD, JANE KEMBER-FUGITIVE, MORRIS BUDLONG-FUGITIVE; ET AL, SITOL
This report concerns the seizure of evidence from the COS in Los Angeles on 7/8/77, and subsequent review by various agencies. This information was not reported previously due to legal proceedings restricting the dissemination of information obtained from evidence seized.
Purpose: To advise that indictments of officials of the Church of Scientology (COS) will be returned by the Federal Grand Jury, Washington, D. C. , on the afternoon of August 15, 1978.
FOR INFORMATION OF BUREAU AND RECEIVING OFFICES, INDICTMENT WAS RETURNED TODAY IN UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT (USDC), WASHINGTON, D. C. (WDC), CHARGING MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY (COS) WITH 28 COUNTS OF VIOLATIONS TITLE 18, UNITED STATES CODE, SECTIONS 2, 371, 641, 1503, 1623, 2511(1)(A) (CONSPIRACY, THEFT OF GOVERNMENT PROPERTY, AIDING AND ABETTING, OBSTRUCTION OFJUSTICE, FALSE DECLARATIONS BEFORE A GRAND JURY, INTERCEPTION OF ORAL COMMUNICATIONS), TITLE 22, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CODE, SECTIONS 105, 1801(B) (BURGLARY, AIDING AND ABETTING). MEMBERS OF THE COS NAMED IN THIS INDICTMENT ARE MARY SUE HUBBARD, JANE KEMBER, MORRIS BUDLONG, HENNING HELDT, DUKE SNIDER, GREGORY WILLARDSON, RICHARD WEIGAND, MITCHELL HERMANN, CINDY RAYMOND, GERALD BENNETT WOLFE AND SHARON THOMAS.
THE ABOVE INDIVIDUALS ARE EXPECTED TO APPEAR IN WDC FOR INITIAL APPEARANCE ON AUGUST 17 OR 18, 1978.
Information in this matter was initiated upon receipt of information from the Washington Field Office of the FBI on July 1, 1977 […] information had been developed indicating that numerous break-ins of U.S. Government offices in Washington, D.C. had been performed by Scientology members.
The documents obtained from these burglaries were presently secreted at Scientology offices located at Fifield Manor, 5930 West Franklin Avenue, Hollywood, California, the Cedars-Sinai Complex, 4833 Fountain Avenue, Hollywood, California, and 2125 “S” Street, Northwest, Washington, D.C.