Just want to share with you information about the recent amended complaint filed in the ongoing Patrick Desmond case against Narconon GA, Narconon Int, et al.,. which has been discussed on ESMB in the past.
This most important document was released today over at reachingforthetippingpoint.net
forum. We have been following this case over at tippingpoint forum since it's inception. What is new here is that the plaintiffs have added Civil RICO charges, which the judge can refer to the authorities.
For those who do not know, RICO stands for Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations. The Plaintiffs added counts of Civil RICO by Fraudulent Statements to a Government Agency, Mail Fraud, and Theft by Deception. This was done after finding documented fraud which was condoned or aided by Narconon International and it's medical director, and others in an organized fashion.
To gain an understanding of the basics of Georgia Law on RICO, there is a good short explanation written here http://jhwatsonlaw.com/Civil%20RICO.htm
The complaint goes into details about how Mary Rieser, Executive Dirctor of Narconon GA routinely committed fraud in order to maintain a scam and how Narconon International condoned this, how they manage the lower Narconons to use Scientology scripture in Narconon and how they punish offenses of misuse; How both Narconon's lied and committed fraud to courts and licensing agencies about it's program and licensing, and how the negligent 'medical director' was part of the scam, and how their program is based upon scientology programs that are not deemed for helping addicts and alcoholics among other claims.
[..] The Plaintiffs add counts of Civil RICO by Fraudulent Statements to a Government Agency, Mail Fraud, and Theft by Deception.
Plaintiffs hereby incorporate by reference each allegation, count, claim, request for damages, and all supporting evidence set out in their Original Complaint.' [..]
You can read the document here
I am posting this on behalf of ethercat, so that the news can get out as soon as possible.