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Scientology's Obstruction of Justice (A personal experience)

From Wed Mar  8 11:30:07 GMT 1995

   In the mid 1970's, Federal Law Enforcement agencies in the
United States discovered a plot by the Church of Scientology to
place agents of its Guardian Office (GO) in sensitive positions
in the agencies that were actively conducting criminal
investigations of Church activities.  Raids were made on the GO
at various locations, documents were seized and senior GO leaders
were indicted and convicted.

   Hubbard's wife, Mary Sue Hubbard, was the senior official of
the GO and the evidence is overwhelming that LRH was privy to all
the activities of the GO and wrote extensive directives for GO
operations.  As Federal Law Enforcement agents closed in on the
GO, Hubbard went into seclusion, never to be publically seen
again.  He deserted his family and his wife was convicted and did
time in the federal prison at Terminal Island, CA.

   In Scientology, a field staff member (FSM) is an independent
commissioned salesman for the Church of Scientology. They sign up
new prospects for Scientology services and receive 10-15%
commissions when their "selectees" pay for the "services". As the
ultimate cost of Scientology services can easily total $300,000,
being a FSM is potentially very lucrative.

  In addition to generating income for the Church, FSMs are also
used as field agents for the GO (renamed the Office of Special
Affairs, (OSA), in the early 1980's).

  Although the following document is about a GO operation that
occured in 1976, OSA conducts similar operations in 1995. Ongoing
covert operations against ex-members, writers, journalists,
psychiatrists, psychologists, Judges, lawyers, and inquisitive
governments are directed by OSA.

 FSMs/OSA field agents frequently post
misinformation/disinformation on the Internet and other Computer
networks.  Recent attacks on FACTNET, Larry Wollersheim, Steve
Fishman, Jon Atack, Dennis Erlich, and CAN officials etc are
posted by FSMs, at the behest of OSA.

   What follows is a document used in subsequent court cases
involving the Church of Scientology.  My comments in ( ).


                                                21 July 1976


                        GPgm O 408, OT 9

                    OPERATION BULLDOZER LEAK


    To effectively spread the rumor that will lead government,
media, and individual SPs to conclude that LRH has no formal
control of the C of S and no legal liability for Church activity.

 (The Church had spread the cover story that LRH resigned from
all executive duties in 1966 and was not on the Church payroll.
It was later learned that LRH had skimmed millions of dollars of
Church funds and had placed them in numbered bank accounts in
Europe.  Hubbard's wife later testified in Court that Hubbard was
the SOLE trustee of these funds.)


1) All US B1 Sec are there on Post.

 2) The purpose here, is to protect LRH from Legal Liability for
any C of S activities.

 3) All US B1 Secs are responsible. Each in his area, for seeing
that this project gets done.

 4) US BI Ops Net is responsible for the overall planning of this

 5) Any debugging necessary on this project is to be be done by
each US B1 Sec working in liaison with US B1 Ops Net.

 6) This project is not to impede upon any other
projects/programmes etc that the Secs already have going.


 1) That all US B1 Secs ensure that their AGIs keep security in
on this project.

 2) That the AGIs recruit all the necessary FSMs to do this

 3) That the names of all the Government, Media, and individual
SPs be obtained for each area by the concerned AGIs.

 ("B1" was Bureau One, responsible for coordinating intelligence
operations. "AGIs" was Asst Guardian, Intelligence, located at
the lower level orgs)



 1) Each AG I is to make a list of all the Government
Bureaus/Departments/Organizations etc., in his area covering
National State and City that have:

   a) Attacked Scientology in any fashion.
   b) Would have any interest in Scientology for any reason.

 2) Each AG I is to work out a simple "cover story" for his FSM
to use on this project. It can be something like the FSM is going
to write a book on Scientology and just wants to get some
information. FSM does NOT use his/her correct name on this cycle.

 3) Each AG I recruits a reliable FSM to carry out this project.
And ensures that security is "in" on the FSM.

4) Drill/bullbait/briefs the FSM on the following:

   a) He will be visiting all proper people in each of the
government agencies.

   b) He will be giving out his "cover story" that in some way he
is investigating the C of S.

  c) During the interview, he will in several different ways
mention that he has heard that LRH no longer has any control of
the Church and that an ex-scientologist had shown some articles
to the FSM that stated it had definitely been established that
LRH had no liability for any Church activity.  This should be
presented in each interviews with very good "intention" that it
is to be remembered.

  d) Those areas that can not be reached for any reason , should
be telephoned by the FSM and the cover story and rumor be given.
Say if a Government Office were 2 hundred miles away.

  5) FSM does his in person or telephone interviews and writes up
clear reports on each interview's outcome.  He should really
"IMPINGE" when stating the rumors.

   6) All AG Is see to it that the FSMs thoroughly complete all
these Government Agencies on the list.

  7) AG Is send up progress report on this action to their US B1


   1) All AG Is are to make a list of all the Media and the
  specific individuals concerned (SPs) in their respective areas,
  that have printed entheta on Scientology.

   2) All AG Is are to have the same FSM do targets 2-7 on the
list of media.


  1) All AG Is who have penetration FSMs in any anti Scientology
groups (Squirrels/Deprogramming Groups/etc.) are to contact these
FSMs and work out with them the best approach to spread the
rumor, to all the individual SPs/SP groups/etc in each AG I's
respective area.

  The FSM would be telephoning these various SPs and stating
something like. " Well you know that Hubbard has completely
resigned from the Scientologists, don't you. I mean he doesn't
control it at all any more.  I've heard from several ex
Scientologists I know, that several times different persons tried
to get damages from Hubbard for something that the Scientology
organization did but couldn't.  Yes, several Court Cases have
ruled that he isn't liable for anything the Scientologists do.  I
was even shown a few articles on it. Blab/blab/blab. This should
really impinge.


 AG Is should have a complete list of all the individual SPs in
his area and ensure that the FSM or FSMs contact all of them.

 Any AG I that has no pentration FSM in on any of these groups or
individual SPs, should use the FSM recruited for first two

 The same procedure should be followed by the FSM. Only
(illegible) time telephone only. Any additional cover needed on
(illegible) should be worked out by the AG I.

 All AG Is are to write up a final Compliance Report on this act.


  entire project should be completed 3 weeks from receipt.

 HAT * Randy


Personal Note:

   At the time this directive was written, I was on active duty
in the U.S. Coast Guard. I was not currently active in
Scientology, but I had indicated my past employment in a
Scientology organization on my statement of personal history that
was part of my service record.

  I was not even aware of the raid that the FBI conducted on the
GO facilities in Los Angeles, although I was working in Long
Beach, 25 miles away.

   Because of my PAST involvement with Scientology, the FBI and
and the Coast Guard conducted an investigation and I was
involuntarily discharged from the Coast Guard, after 15 years of
honorable service. During this period, l spoke with the President
of the Church, Heber Jentzsch, and queried him about the
allegations made by the government. He assured me the charges
were baseless. This incident devestated my life and I've never
really gotten over the injustice.

  Jentzsch was criminally indicted in Spain in Dec 1994 and the
trial is tenatively scheduled for sometime in 1995.

    OPERATION BULLDOZER LEAK was seized during the FBI
investigation, and because the Coast Guard had made inquiries
about the operation of Hubbard's "Sea Org", the Coast Guard
automatically became an SP group.  In retrospect, its obvious
that after reading the seized documents and reviewing my service
record, the government concluded I was a "PENETRATION FSM".

   It was not until the late 1980's that I learned the GO had
actually placed an agent, Sharon Thomas, as a secretary in the
office of the Headquarters of Coast Guard Intelligence,
Washington, D.C., at about the same time I was assigned to the
11th Coast Guard District in Long Beach, CA, as a Special Agent
in the Coast Guard Intelligence and Law Enforcement Branch.

                The twist on the story is this:

  After I was  involuntarily  discharged  from  the  Coast  Guard
because  of  allegations  that  I was a "Penetration FSM" for the
CofS, the CofS "declared" me a  "security  risk"  because  of  my
connection  to  a  "SP" group, the United States Coast Guard, and
barred me from any further training or processing.