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    Silver Meritorious Patron skollie's Avatar
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    Default What's the scam?

    Quite a fascinating read:

    This article originally appeared in the June 3. 1986 issue of the Boston Phoenix

    Back on the morning of June 7, 1982, a man walked into the New York branch of the Middle East Bank on the 25th floor of a Madison Avenue office building and tried to deposit a $2 million check. The man, a native of the United Arab Emirates, left without completing the transaction.
    The check, written on an E.F. Hutton money-market account handled by the Bank of New England, was a forgery. Although attempted bank fraud of that ilk is not particularly unusual, this particular incident triggered a complex, bizarre and, at times, vicious battle that shows no sign of abating nearly four years later.

    The forged check had been written on the account of L. Ron Hubbard, reclusive founder of the Church of Scientology, who died last January. No one has ever been charged publicly with that attempted fraud, which Scientologists have come to regard as the most brazen of assaults on their religion and church. Some Scientologists believe that Boston lawyer Michael J. Flynn -- who has made something of a career out of suing the Church of Scientology -- was behind the scam.
    The story continues here:

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    I sure wish he had gotten away with it.

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