Maurie Karger still a Scio?

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  1. MichelleAsWell

    MichelleAsWell Patron with Honors

    ...the reason why I ask is she owns/runs(?) THE emergency vet hospital for my area (Arlington,TX) and was sued for having employees take Sci classes in '99:

    If monies from this practice are still going to Scientology, I don't want to take my animals here, as I currently do--and I need to find another emergency option.

    I'm SO hoping she's no longer involved with them, and it's been a while and so many people have broken away....

    Does anyone know?
  2. MichelleAsWell

    MichelleAsWell Patron with Honors

    am I aloud to ask that?

    I hope I don't offend by asking...I'm just a little freaked out. I don't have any children, just my animals, and that's where I go when it's something serious. We have spent a TON of money there. I'd hate to think any of it went to CoS.

    Anyway, her name was Marjorie "Maurie" Dewey - Karger, and I think her husband was a dentist.

    I've googled to see if the business changed hands after the lawsuit, but she's still the principal.

  3. tookmeawhile

    tookmeawhile Patron with Honors

    I think she's still in...

    Here is an email from the Dallas OT committee from a month ago. The formatting is a bit off doing a cut/paste.

    It doesn't mean she is still in but certainly did donate a lot. This is for the NEW BUILDING FUND. Dallas Org bought the building about 3 or 4 years ago and still hasn't moved in. It is really a nice building in a nice area (Las Colinas).

    Notice her and Ken gave over $1,000,000.00!!! He's a great dentist, too. But that doesn't pay enough and he's branching out and doing some land development, too. Don't worry about any more of your money going to CO$; they borrowed so much that I think their money will be going to pay back loans!

    As of about 6 months ago, they were both active. I do think though that Ken kind of sees what's going on and will wake up sooner than later. Maurie went through so much hell with the Co$ that I'm not sure why she's still in AND giving so much money! She is an OT VIII and last I knew, Ken was on OTVII.

    I will say this; they are two of the nicest people I've ever met.

    I hope to see them on the boards someday. I'm sure they are going to freak out when they wake up and realize they gave Davey over one million dollars!

    BTW, I should be on the "friends" list at the bottom. I gave several hundred dollars. I wonder why my name isn't on there? Can I sue them? I'm so sad...

    From: OTC Dallas <>
    Subject: Donations as of Week Ending 11 Sept, 2008
    Date: Sunday, September 21, 2008, 1:06 AM




    Many other people have upgraded and added to their status since January 2008. We thank you all.

    New Civilization Builder - $1,000,000

    Byrd & Hildegard Jessup- Ken & Mauri Karger - Mike & Margene Zimmer

    Platinum Humanitarian - $750,000

    Gold Humanitarian - $500,000

    Silver Humanitarian - $250,000

    Bob & Trish Duggan

    Humanitarian With Honors - $150,000

    Mr. Jim Johnson- New Status

    Humanitarian - $100,000

    Tom Houston- -Juan Villareal

    Premier Benefactor - $50,000

    Andy Magnus Family-David & Erika Melrose-Sharon Phillips-Cheryl Peterein

    Benefactor - $35,000

    George Bobbitt- Ann O'Connor

    Vanguard With Honors - $20,000

    Brenda Basken-Gary & Carol Beeny- Bryan & Kelli Moore-Rick Scott

    Vanguard - $10,000

    JoAnn Campisi- NEW STATUS

    Dallas Org-Dan & Ann Dembinski-Chuck & Brenda Feilmeier-Daniel Galeana-Coree Giraldo-Ed & Angie Guignon-Chad & Robin Hebert-Russ Hinch-Larry Johonnesson- Chuck Kowitz-Charlene Lewis(Hebert)-Joseph Mativich-David & Susan McGill-Dawn Reyes-Kelli Slate-Michelle Wilson

    Alumni - $5000

    John & Claudia Bianchi-Dolores Bischof-Lynn Bryant-Larry Buhman-Marco Chiancianesi-Daniele Longoni-Vicki Densmore-Bill & Theresa Dolaway-Peter & Jennifer Eyestone-David & Anita Garvey-John Golashesky-Dan & Cindy Levine-John Marth-Debbie Meyer-Jack Nunn-Jimmy Osorio-Gary Richie-Rick & Divina Spies-Pat & Kay Spruill-Richard & Ann Stokley-Ric & Nina Tan

    Contributor - $1000

    Joe Arnett-Jeff Badyna- -John Chivian-Steve Cicala-James Coode-Glenn Dunlap-Suzanne Eisenstark-Juan Giraldo-Ricardo Guillen-Stephen & Pamela Hackley-Beata Howe-Doug Hubert-Karen Kelley-Kristi Livingston-Larry Macdowell-J.Ron Marquis-Chris & Tina Marshall-Lee Ann Martin-Matt Olmstead-Steve & Judy Reid-Nelly Rodriguez-Sandi Sampson-Adam Schiestel-Mark Sheffler-Vivian Teegardin-Stephen Tribbett-Steve Trower-Mark & Gail Van Arsdall-Pat West-Michael & Adrienne Wilson-Phil York

    Supporter - $500

    Russell Beason-Steve Bloomberg-Ann Cannon-Tom Castellon-Lance Durrett-Toby Lewis-Ray & Julia Roark-John Rubin-Kevin Rush-Pedro & Imelda SalazarTim & Patty Simpson-Greg & Melissa Sola-Lee Spencer-Robert Splawn-Rebekah Anne Taylor


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  4. MichelleAsWell

    MichelleAsWell Patron with Honors


    Thank you for that information. I'm very angry.

    There's a woman named Carrol Crocker who ran an animal rescue in Rainsville Alabama (they had no Animal Shelter) until someone burned her 187 year old homestead down with her old/sick dogs and all her cats in it, so she's been living in the detached garage with no plumbing to take care of what dogs she could save and the outdoor dogs (@ 100) on her 5 acres. She's 66 years old and does it on SS and her airline pension, and she's worked out special pricing with local vets for medical care.

    SHE's one of the nicest people you'll ever meet. Possibly those vets are nice people.

    A vet in by far the most expensive practice in our area, that gives a million dollars to a cult while shelters are overflowing with animals and rescues run on a shoestring are going under left and right, is possibly NOT one the nicest people I'll ever meet.:no:

    To be fair, I believe I have met her and she seemed very kind, but I'm appalled.

  5. MichelleAsWell

    MichelleAsWell Patron with Honors


    the negativity was not aimed towards anyone on this board. Thanks again for your response.
  6. tookmeawhile

    tookmeawhile Patron with Honors

    No offense taken. You know, the fact that Maurie has been tricked, conned, ripped-off, perhaps even stupid, doesn't take away from her good intentions. She THOUGHT this million dollars would help everyone, everywhere; eventually even the dogs and cats of this universe. Believe me, once she wakes up, she's going to regret this and be very angry, too. She'll have wished she donated the money to our canine friends. Donations to the buildings can NOT be refunded or returned. This is Davey's surefire way to extract tens of milllions of dollars from Scientologists. Many of us ex-scio's understand what she did and at one time felt happy and proud of her but now, we just feel sad for her. :no: :confused2: :bigcry:
  7. MichelleAsWell

    MichelleAsWell Patron with Honors

    I would think that after (before, during) the lawsuit, the church would have behaved badly enough to have turned her off the church. Do you think they are *really* still in, or are they just trapped by their all their connections, etc?

    Both their practices are modern and I don't see a way for them to avoid information for this long?
  8. MichelleAsWell

    MichelleAsWell Patron with Honors

    Also, I had so hoped since the CC in Dallas was almost nearly empty and the "new" org in Irving is being eternally renovated, that Scientology would be a non-issue here, I guess it was just a blow to see that someone I did business with would be that big of a contributor.

    If the were primarily in b/c of relentless pressure--would there be any way to know?
  9. lefty12

    lefty12 Patron


    I worked at that Clinic for a year and she that she is running this by the books but no she is not.
  10. PokerPlayer

    PokerPlayer Patron

    Well for someone to have donated a million bucks to the cause you might figure that they were pretty well involved.

    A long time staff member of CC Dallas just left staff and now works for Mauri.

    Mauri and Ken settled that law suit against them to "protect" the Church. This I know for a FACT. The reasoning was that if he had gone to court and lost it would have shut WISE down in the entire USA.

    So they settled.

    oh, relentless pressure? there is ALWAYS relentless pressure. Mauri is at the top of the Bridge so she gets tons of it EVERY DAY.
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2009
  11. pollywannacracker

    pollywannacracker Patron Meritorious

    Mauri Karger still a scio?

    Still in. Her husband is too. I wouldn't be surprised that they did donate 1 million dollars to the CO$.

    They have two managers who are scios. Wait, I heard that one left. Still in?

    Lot's of staff turnover from what I was told.

    So who is this scio from Dallas staff who works for them full-time? Can't believe that this person would know a vet clinic inside out.

    Michelle, sorry to dampen you bubble...:nervous
  12. ken

    ken New Member

    No. She and her husband, Ken, are out of the church and wish to remain that way. There is zero affiliation with Scientology. They both left the church about 5 to 6 years ago.
  13. Type4_PTS

    Type4_PTS Diamond Invictus SP

    Great to hear, thank-you for letting us know! :yes:

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