NANTERRE (AFP) - The raids were conducted last Thursday at two sites of Scientology in Paris in the investigation into the suicide of a follower in December 2006, it was learned Tuesday near the source file, confirming information Parisien.
According to this source, investigators from the Central Office for the Suppression of violence to persons (OCRVP), before a preliminary inquiry from the floor of Nanterre, wanted to get their hands on the facts of the case of Gloria Lopez, who had terminated his life to 47 years by being caught by a train at the station in Colombes (Hauts-de-Seine).
The research took place after the end of the trial for fraud in an organized gang that ran the Paris court where the prosecutor has requested the dissolution of the two main structures of French Scientology.
The first raid took place at the headquarters of Scientology, in the twelfth arrondissement of Paris. The second, which was the Celebrity Center (XVIIe arrondissement), a short shot, center officials have refused access to investigators, as allowed by the procedure in some cases preliminary investigations, said the source close to the case.
Gloria Lopez was a member of Scientology for about ten years when it was given the death. Suspicions of his family, who complained were born after the discovery at his home in letters and documents referring to all kinds of expenses and debts for the benefit of the movement.
"In view of these documents, it is obvious that Scientology took advantage of it and had defrauded. She was in debt from banks and had squandered an inheritance to buy the course in advance and climb in the hierarchy" , had told AFP in October 2008 her ex-husband, Pascal Le Berre.
Several relatives of Gloria Lopez were heard in this matter, including his two children.