RE: CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY
Per your inquiry of the May 6, 1991 article appearing in Time Magazine, regarding the Church of Scientology (COS), (copy attached). 1 The article, on page 56, contains quotes from Ted Gunderson, former SAC Los Angeles Division. Gunderson claims that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the FBI have been debriefing COS members for the past three years, in part, to gain evidence for a major racketeering case.
The Los Angeles Division advised that the information is totally erroneous. There is no racketeering case being pursued against the COS by the FBI and the IRS. The last investigation by Los Angeles involving the COS was an obstruction of justice (OOJ) matter opened in October, 1988 and closed in early 1989. The OOJ case involved a member of the COS attempting to use derogatory information against a Federal judge. No prosecution occurred.
File/Ref. No.: 62-94080, 17-cv-03842-A