Scientology - Money Laundering, Extortion and Black Mail

Discussion in 'Evaluating and Criticising Scientology' started by Out Ethics, Jun 9, 2018.

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  1. Out Ethics

    Out Ethics Out Ethics Ex Ethics Officer

    I would like to dedicate this threat to the above topic.

    Please post anything you witness regarding Scientology's clever tricks to extract members last dime and keep it.

    I am hopeful we can do something about it.

    Here is a great article on Money Laundering within Religious Organizations.

    I am not an expert on financial crimes within religious organizations so any experts out there lurking, please feel free to assist.

    I have some UTR members feeding me information within the cult. They know I am out and in hiding as well. Scientology has no clue and will never find out because I was raised in it and I know how to "pretend". I hope I drive OSA crazy. I can beat the meter OSA fuckers. :p

    I believe the Church of Scientology has been very clever to hide their crimes of extortion, bribery, black mail and money laundering.

    Here are the clever tactics I have personally witnessed:

    1. Members put HUGE SUMS OF Money on account FIRST before any service has been delivered.

    This is a fact I think the other people dissecting the tech have seemed to forget.

    The money is put on account.

    The receipt says "DONATION".

    Someone asked me why do we call it a donation...I was told because we are a "church".

    Then, when you want to do your service... you "debit the Account for the service and move through the Scientology Routing Form which is nothing but complete CONTROL of the individual.

    2. Once the account is debited for the service....

    You will sign a very long and complex legal dox taking all your rights away.

    Members blindly sign this because they are IN A CHURCH and don't have any idea they are getting hornswoggled.

    Scientology trains Registrars with a book written by Les Dane...called "BIG LEAGUE SALES"....

    It is a Holy and Eccleasiastical book...

    Scientologists are trained to manipulation and deceit...and use clever tactics such as
    "you have a reactive mind that won't want you to get better".

    LRH paints a picture in the mind of the reader - who is reading one of his hundreds of books...that Scientology gets rid of the reactive mind...helps with drug problems, cures mental and physical ailments...

    Then the slick lawyers Miscavige has hired over the past 30 plus years...has clever legal dox that state "I won't sue Scientology if I get worse" etc....

    Very clever indeed.

    Members justifying putting LARGE SUMS OF MONEY on account thinking THAT will keep them from allowing their reactive minds from stopping them to "go clear" or to "go OT".

    If you secure your Bridge now - you will secure your eternity.

    One also justifies putting huge sums of cash on account...because they are led to believe the Org is BROKE...and they are. They charge ungodly sums of money for services to be delivered by volunteers....UP FRONT. Then the money goes up lines to Miscavige.

    The Orgs are always kept in emergency.

    The staff too - we are always scraping to get by.

    The better for MIND CONTROL TACTICS to work

    When people have no money, are worked to exhaustion every day....are nullified and invalidated constantly (you can never do or be enough for Scientology) it keeps people weak. This is how they control.

    The process is to find your ruin....and exploit it.

    Get you to put a huge amount of money on account....(mainly for public because staff are the slaves that get used to conduct the criminal activities)

    then...very covertly get you to sign legal dox that prohibit you from getting any refunds.

    Scientology IMPLANTS the idea that REFUNDS ARE A DIRTY WORD.

    Scientologists won't use that word. It is a filthy word... much worse than F*CK.

    This is the A=A=A working within the mind of Scientologists.

    IF you try to get a refund....Scientology's lawyered up contracts force you to do a routing form that is more clever tactics to get you BACK in...and Scientology calls all money on account "donations" and buried deep within the legal dox are disclosures stating they have a right to keep it.

    One must say they were "deceived" by Scientology if you want to get your money back. Many members do not know that. I have seen the letters from Scientology attorneys.

    Scientology hides its clever crimes behind the Religious Cloak and bullies the government officials into backing off...better not get involved in our system...."church and state" and so on and so forth...(sorry - a Scientological slip).

    2. Scientology Registrars have no idea what happens to you once you put the money on the account. Their job is done and they move on to victimize the next poor sucker who "believes" in the lies.

    So...the next person you see is the Course Sup or Dee of Pee. They get your routing form and THEN have you sign the contract.

    If you ask them WHY do we have to sign the contract - the staffer will LIE.

    I can't remember what reference - but LRH says something about how the Psych's infiltrate the Orgs and send crazies in....and then SUE $cientology for making them crazy.

    I think this is what Scientologists believe when SCIENTOLOGY DRIVES PEOPLE TO PSYCHOTIC BREAKS. We are so brainwashed ... we blame EVERYTHING on the Psychs.

    CRINGE...I did it too. So embarrassing. :(
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  2. dchoiceisalwaysrs

    dchoiceisalwaysrs Gold Meritorious Patron

    This is related to Scientology using Fair Game and in my opinion Legal means to bypass the laws of the countries and to affect their saying what is law. This is manipulation to bypass the government and the Constitution. Russia and Germany see this clearly and act upon it. Why do other countries not do similar?
  3. dchoiceisalwaysrs

    dchoiceisalwaysrs Gold Meritorious Patron

    Count the ways Scientology has been involved in this excerpt from the link above.

    "mules" or cash smugglers to move money across borders. Other money laundering methods involve investing in mobile commodities such as gems and gold that can be easily moved to other jurisdictions; discretely investing in and selling valuable assets such as real estate; gambling; counterfeiting; and creating shell companies.

    and this

    "The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) sets the international standard for fighting money laundering. Formed in 1989 by leaders of countries and organizations around the world, the FATF is an international body of governments that sets standards for stopping money laundering and promotes the implementation of these standards. Because laundering money is one way in which terrorists finance their activities, money laundering and terrorism go hand in hand. The FATF is, therefore, also dedicated to the setting and implementation of standards for fighting terrorist financing and other threats to the international financial system."

    I wonder if they are watching the real estate purchases by Scientology in various countries.
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  4. Type4_PTS

    Type4_PTS Diamond Invictus SP

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  5. dchoiceisalwaysrs

    dchoiceisalwaysrs Gold Meritorious Patron

    Most states define extortion as the gaining of property or money by almost any kind of force, or threat of 1) violence, 2) property damage, 3) harm to reputation, or 4) unfavorable government action. While usually viewed as a form of theft/larceny, extortion differs from robbery in that the threat in question does not pose an imminent physical danger to the victim.
    Extortion is a felony in all states. Blackmail is a form of extortion in which the threat is to expose embarrassing and damaging information to family, friends, or the public. Inherent in this common form of extortion is the threat to expose the details of someone's private lives to the public unless money is exchanged.
    Another common extortion crime is offering "protection" to a businessman to keep his business safe from burglary or vandalism. For example, Dan goes to Victor's place of business and demands monthly payment from Victor for the business's "protection" from vandalism and after-hours theft. Fearing that he or his business will suffer harm otherwise, Victor agrees to pay Dan.
    Extortion can take place over the telephone, via mail, text, email or other computer or wireless communication. If any method of interstate commerce is used in the extortion, it can be a federal crime.
    Extortion Statutes
    Virtually all extortion statutes require that a threat must be made to the person or property of the victim. Threats to harm the victim's friends or relatives may also be included. It is not necessary for a threat to involve physical injury. It may be sufficient to threaten to accuse another person of a crime or to expose a secret that would result in public embarrassment or ridicule. The threat does not have to relate to an unlawful act.
    Other types of threats sufficient to constitute extortion include those to harm the victim's business"


    As regards the above: What are the Scientology steps of A to E?
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  6. dchoiceisalwaysrs

    dchoiceisalwaysrs Gold Meritorious Patron

    I found what I was looking for

    Here’s the 1965 version:
    OEC Vol 1 copyright 1980 pages 552-557 (only 5 pages long!)

    B(1). Requires that all debts owed to Scientology organizations are paid off;
    C. Requires training beginning at HAS at their expense if Division 4 (Training and Processing) will have the person or the group members;


    Here’s the 1991 revision:
    OEC Vol 1 pages 873 – 889 (16 pages long!)
    Revision assisted by
    LRH Technical Research
    and Compilations


    B. Requires a public announcement to the effect that they realize their actions were ignorant and unfounded and stating where possible the influences or motivations which caused them to attempt to suppress or attack Scientology; gets it signed before witnesses and published broadly, particularly to persons directly influenced or formerly associated with the former offender or offenders. The letter should be calculated to expose any conspiracy to suppress Scientology or the preclear or Scientologist if such existed;
    B1. Requires that all debts owed to Scientology organizations or missions are
    paid off;
    B2. May require that, subject to the approval of the International Justice Chief, an amends project suitable and commensurate with the severity and extent of the suppressive acts committed be completed before further A to E steps are undertaken;
    Before any such amends project is begun, the person must submit an Amends Project Petition to the International Justice Chief, using full CSW and stating what he proposes to do as amends, and this must be approved by the International Justice Chief to be considered valid. (Ref: HCO PL 1 May 65, STAFF MEMBER REPORTS, and HCO PL 1 May 65 II, ORDER BOARD AND TIME MACHINE) Evidence of genuine ethics change may be required before approval of the amends project is given. (Examples of such evidence might be, depending upon the high crimes committed: the person has obtained an honest job; has paid off all debts owed to others; valid contributions have been made to the community; the person has totally ceased those actions for which he was declared, etc.);
    It is also within the power of the International Justice Chief, when approving an Amends Project Petition, to require, as a protector of the Church and its tenets and membership, that such amends project be carried out entirely off any Scientology organization, mission or network lines, and to require, before the amends project may be considered complete, extensive evidence over a protracted period of time that the person has, beyond any doubt, ceased his or her suppressive actions, has created no problems for the Church or any member of the Church in any way on any line, and has undertaken and completed
    an action which is clearly and undeniably of benefit to mankind;
    C. Requires training beginning at the lowest level of the Bridge at their expense if executives in charge of training will have the person or the group members

    To wit:
    The new step B2 is horrendous, and is used to extract more cash
    from those attempting to do these steps.
    I know of one case where as part of the IJC requirements the person had to get divorced before being allowed to do A-E.

    So what is my conclusion per all explanations of what extortion is and what Scientology policy says is required?

    Basically the scientology organization has as WRITTEN POLICY the practise of CRIMINAL EXTORTION . And I am sure it has been carried out.

    In fact I will ask if anyone can give details of a case of A to E or similar has been implemented ?
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  7. Enthetan

    Enthetan Master of Disaster

    There are lots of ways to get around money laundering laws. Especially if you have access to a global network of businesses through WISE.

    You can also do things like ask for cash, "so it can be counted before 2 on Thursday". Once you have it in cash, you can credit the PC for the service bought, but the cash does not get deposited in the bank or appear on the official org books.

    With the "Ideal Org" push, you can have Sea Org slaves do the renovations, but list the work as being done by a company owned by some offshore entity, which gets paid for the work, and the money disappears into a network of shell companies.
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  8. dchoiceisalwaysrs

    dchoiceisalwaysrs Gold Meritorious Patron

    Yes and thinking back about the IRS audit of scientology books circa 1990. I have tried to find someone who worked on the books in preparation for the IRS audit but wasn't able to find anyone who actually knew of any fraud in cooking the books for the audit.

    I know that once because something about my account with scientology didn't make sense to me and I had worked for years in balancing government accounts running in the millions per month, to the exact penny, I asked to see my account statement which I saw in my file right in treasury in the org. Holey was a complete f(*$ King mess..deposit amounts missing etc.
  9. Enthetan

    Enthetan Master of Disaster

    We've also seen postings here on ESMB about DM and other senior people going to casinos. What if it's not about a love of gambling? What if it's about laundering money.

    As an example, let's say Joe (the designated loser) shows up at a casino with a bag full of cash. He gets into a poker game with Dave (the designated winner) and deliberately plays badly. At the end, although the casino has taken a cut, Dave walks out with his winnings, and can claim he made all that money by being a very good poker player.
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  10. dchoiceisalwaysrs

    dchoiceisalwaysrs Gold Meritorious Patron

    Ha ha ! So many ways. But he might be kicked out for bringing his own bottle of single malt instead of buying from the casino..

    I wonder if it is more likely that he is somehow getting kickbacks from all the construction/renovation contracts on the Ideal Morgues....

    The doors-exits barred at fundraisers is definitely a compound felony in my opinion. And that extortion has and probably still is occurring.
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  11. Dave B.

    Dave B. Maximus Ultimus Mostimus

    Yeah, they still have the stolen 57k USD of my money.