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France's highest court upholds Scientology's fraud conviction

Discussion in 'France and Belgium' started by mnql1, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. AnonyMary

    AnonyMary Formerly Fooled - Finally Free

    Keep in mind, this was from 2009
    Uploaded on Oct 27, 2009
    Lots of news stories today about the conviction being upheld


    French court upholds Scientology fraud conviction
    AFP - ‎59 minutes ago‎
    Paris — France's top appeals court has upheld a fraud conviction and fines totalling hundreds of thousands of euros against the Church of Scientology, for taking advantage of vulnerable followers. The Cour de Cassation on Wednesday rejected the ...

    Scientology Fraud Conviction Upheld In France, Fines Church 600000 Euros
    Huffington Post - ‎3 hours ago‎
    PARIS -- PARIS (AP) — France's highest appeals court has upheld the 2009 fraud conviction of the Church of Scientology's French branch, its bookstore and five of its leaders. The Scientologists were accused of pressuring members into paying large sums for ...

    French appeals court upholds 2009 fraud conviction for country's Church of ...
    The Independent - ‎7 hours ago‎
    The highest appeals court has upheld the 2009 fraud conviction of the Church of Scientology's French branch, its bookstore and five of its leaders. Scientologists were accused of pressuring members into paying large sums for questionable services.

    France's Highest Court Confirms Scientology Fraud Conviction
    The Inquisitr - ‎2 hours ago‎
    The highest court in the French judiciary affirmed fraud convictions for the Church of Scientology Wednesday. In doing so, it upheld thousand of euros in fines the Church of Scientology had been assessed. The Cour de Cassation, France's top appellate court, ...

    France: Ron Hubbard's Scientology Church Ripped Off 'Vulnerable Believers'
    IBTimes.co.uk - ‎6 hours ago‎
    France's top court has upheld a fraud conviction against the Church of Scientology that was found guilty of taking advantage of vulnerable believers. The Court of Cassation in Paris rejected an appeal lodged by the French branch of organisation founded by ...

    Church of Scientology fraud conviction upheld in France
    UPI.com - ‎6 hours ago‎
    PARIS, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The Church of Scientology said it would appeal to international tribunals after France's highest court upheld a fraud conviction Wednesday. The Court of Cassation upheld a 2009 decision by a lower court against the French branch of ...

    French Scientologists lose appeal of fraud conviction
    FRANCE 24 - ‎9 hours ago‎
    France's highest appeals court on Wednesday upheld a 2009 fraud conviction against the Church of Scientology's Celebrity Centre and its bookstore in Paris. By FRANCE 24. (text). France's highest appeals court on Wednesday upheld a fraud conviction ...

    https://news.google.com/news/story?...nviction-scientologists-20586229&hl=en&geo=US

    Keywords Scientology France
    Full coverage
    Scientology Fraud Conviction Upheld In France, Fines Church 600000 Euros
    Huffington Post - ‎3 hours ago‎
    PARIS -- PARIS (AP) — France's highest appeals court has upheld the 2009 fraud conviction of the Church of Scientology's French branch, its bookstore and five of its leaders. The Scientologists were accused of pressuring members into paying large sums for ...

    French court upholds Scientology fraud conviction
    GlobalPost - ‎12 minutes ago‎
    France's top appeals court has upheld a fraud conviction and fines totalling hundreds of thousands of euros against the Church of Scientology, for taking advantage of vulnerable followers. The Cour de Cassation on Wednesday rejected the organisation's ...

    Church of Scientology fraud conviction upheld in France
    UPI.com - ‎7 hours ago‎
    PARIS, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The Church of Scientology said it would appeal to international tribunals after France's highest court upheld a fraud conviction Wednesday. The Court of Cassation upheld a 2009 decision by a lower court against the French branch of ...

    French Scientologists lose appeal of fraud conviction
    FRANCE 24 - ‎9 hours ago‎
    France's highest appeals court on Wednesday upheld a fraud conviction against the Church of Scientology, which was appealing a 2009 ruling against five church members as well as its Celebrity Centre and a Scientology bookstore in Paris. The French ...

    France's Highest Court Confirms Scientology Fraud Conviction
    The Inquisitr - ‎2 hours ago‎
    Fenech's interest in the Church of Scientology is easy to ascertain: he was appointed President of the Parliamentary Commission on Cults in France in 2006. “France is really the most backwards country in Europe in terms of religious tolerance,” French ...

    France: Ron Hubbard's Scientology Church Ripped Off 'Vulnerable Believers'
    IBTimes.co.uk - ‎6 hours ago‎
    France's top court has upheld a fraud conviction against the Church of Scientology that was found guilty of taking advantage of vulnerable believers. The Court of Cassation in Paris rejected an appeal lodged by the French branch of organisation founded by ...

    French court upholds fraud verdict on Church of Scientology
    RFI - ‎10 hours ago‎
    The group, which claims that it is being subjected to religious persecution, says it will take the case outside French borders, apparently to the European Court of Human Rights, "where the debate can be conducted on the basis of the law". "Far from being a ...

    https://news.google.com/news?ncl=dUtAMoASsVl4MAMPnTh4UEFIp68jM&q=scientology+france&lr=English&hl=en
     
  2. JustSheila

    JustSheila Crusader

    WHOOPEEE! :happydance: :happydance:

    Terrific news!

    It's happening....

    [​IMG]
     
  3. mnql1

    mnql1 Patron Meritorious

    A France 24 news video in English posted on YouTube on October 18, 2013:
    [video=youtube;VeTruGsuZDU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeTruGsuZDU[/video]
     
  4. mnql1

    mnql1 Patron Meritorious

  5. Albion

    Albion Patron with Honors

    Just posted, a detailed list of Infinite Complacency's coverage of the French prosecution of Scientology for fraud, organised fraud and the illegal practice of pharmacy.

    http://infinitecomplacency.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-paris-trial-coverage-2009-2013.html

    From the original trial to the final convictions at the Court of Cassation, France's top court, the case ran from 2009 and 2013.

    As well as first-hand reports from each of the three courts involved, you will find coverage of the campaign Scientology fought outside the courtroom and other controversies that arose along the way.

    This is probably more detail than anyone will ever need, but this list should make it easier for readers to pick and choose those aspects of the case they want to examine.

    It is also a much-needed springclean for the front page of the site: with more than 50 posts on this subject alone, there were too many there for anyone to navigate. Once this latest post moves off the front page, you will be able to find it via a single link in the right-hand column.

    It was clear from the outset that this case deserved extensive coverage because of its potential to be a legal landmark – and that is how it turned out.

    For the first time that I'm aware of, Scientology as an organisation has been convicted in the criminal courts of fraud for its core business practices: for its use of the Personality Test and the hard-sell techniques it inflicts upon its members.

    The convictions for illegal practice of pharmacy against some of the individuals also raises questions about the legality of the way the movement runs the Purification Rundown – if not the legality of the Rundown itself.

    I will be taking a closer look at the implications of the ruling at a later date. And of course the story is not finished: Scientology has already announced it is taking the case to the European Court of Human Rights.

    And yes, I really should get out more.

    Best, Jonny
     
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2013
  6. Type4_PTS

    Type4_PTS Diamond Invictus SP

    Thank-you for all you do Jonny including coverage of this case in France! :clap:


    Very true, and a great place for you to get out to would be the Flag Down 2014 event which will be in Clearwater. :)
     
  7. Albion

    Albion Patron with Honors

    Chance would be a fine thing: unfortunately my hours at work have changed, leaving me with even less time for the blog. So I'll be posting at a slower pace for the forseeable future.
     
  8. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

  9. Type4_PTS

    Type4_PTS Diamond Invictus SP

    Re: Scientology convictions for fraud in France upheld by European Court of Human Rig


    ^^^ This is big news! Must-read posting for any SP's. :biggrin:


    Some good comments (as usual) over at the Bunker. I'll put a couple of them here:




     
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2014
  10. Leland

    Leland Crusader

    Fantastic. :)