Scientology is Fair Game

The Church of Scientology's "Fair Game" practice was a way of targeting its enemies, including ruining their reputation, attempting to have them committed to a mental facility, trying to drive them to suicide and infiltrating dozens of government agencies. This project focuses on the Church's "Fair Game" practices and other unethical behavior.

This project will collect and analyze all available government documents relating to the Church of Scientology, it’s activities, leaders, support systems and especially it’s unfair, unethical and cult-like practices.

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FBI investigated decades of allegations against Scientology, both foreign and domestic

FBI investigated decades of allegations against Scientology, both foreign and domestic

Recently released Federal Bureau of Investigation files, obtained in the ongoing lawsuit against the Bureau brought by the author and represented pro bono by Dan Novack, describe several investigations into the Church of Scientology, both foreign and domestic.

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A tip about Scientology infiltrators led DEA to change their hiring practices

A tip about Scientology infiltrators led DEA to change their hiring practices

A newly released Federal Bureau of Investigation memo shows that the exposure of Scientology’s “Operation Snow White” and the resulting 1979 convictions didn’t end government concerns about Scientology infiltrators.

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FBI teletype reveals a brief counterintelligence investigation into Scientology

FBI teletype reveals a brief counterintelligence investigation into Scientology

A recently released Federal Bureau of Investigation file from 1996 on the Church of Scientology shows that more than twenty years before Central Intelligence Agency accused WikiLeaks of being a “non-state hostile intelligence service,” the Federal Bureau of Investigation received an official inquiry asking if the COS was one. The inquiry resulted in the FBI Director sending a priority teletype to the Washington and Los Angeles field offices, as well as CCing the Bangkok Legat that had passed on the inquiry.

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In the early '90s, Scientology tried to dictate to the FBI what information could be released about them through FOIA

In the early ‘90s, Scientology tried to dictate to the FBI what information could be released about them through FOIA

A recent Federal Bureau of Investigation FOIA release prompted by the author’s lawsuit, shows that between 1990 and 1994, the President of the Church of Scientology International sent the FBI a series of letters instructing the Bureau on what records Scientology felt the FBI was entitled to keep or to release through FOIA.

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What L. Ron Hubbard’s son said about Scientology and the KGB

What L. Ron Hubbard’s son said about Scientology and the KGB

A recent FBI FOIA release prompted by the author’s lawsuit shows that in early 1985, L. Ron Hubbard’s son Ronald DeWolf wrote the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation Division a letter detailing a number of accusations - including Scientology’s alleged, and unsubstantiated, KGB connection, and that his father had once asked him to steal a hydrogen bomb.

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Recently released FBI files show L. Ron Hubbard offering to inform on his own organization

Recently released FBI files show L. Ron Hubbard offering to inform on his own organization

Recently released Federal Bureau of Investigation files show that just over a year after L. Ron Hubbard created the the Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation, a precursor to the Church of Scientology, he offered to become an informant for the Bureau, and provide the FBI with a list of its members and copies of their fingerprints.

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Lisa McPherson evidence

Emma Best sent this request to the Clearwater Police Department of Clearwater, FL

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Mary Lee South

Emma Best sent this request to the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America

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Scientology FBI

Emma Best sent this request to the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America