Enclosed for each Field Office is a copy of the Complaint filed on 1/31/77, in captioned civil suit. The Complaint contains numerous allegations that the FBI and other defendants have unlawfully collected and disseminated erroneous and derogatory information regarding the plaintiff and its founder, L. Ron Hubbard. Specifically, the Compliant alleges the FBI utilized informants, pretext telephone calls, pretext surveillances, mail covers, mail openings and other unlawful techniques to collect information about the plaintiff organization. In addition, it is alleged that the FBI thereafter unlawfully disseminated the information collected to individuals and agencies not entitled to receive it.
File/Ref. No.: 62-117658-8-03