Belgian prosecutor: Church of Scientology is a criminal organization

A video posted on YouTube last year shows a news report on how the Cult of Scientology was facing the possibility of facing trial for charges of fraud and extortion. A 10-year invesitigation led a Belgian prosecutor to contend that the cult should be labeled a criminal organization. Investigation of the cult in Belgium was the result of numerous complaints being received by the Justice Department from ex-members claiming that they had been the victims of intimidation and extortion. European representatives of the cult said that they would contest the charges.

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One Response to “Belgian prosecutor: Church of Scientology is a criminal organization”
  1. I’ve just posted on the case of fraud at I argue that the problems are indicative of broader susceptabilities facing religion–namely, susceptability to the profit-motive and an over-estimation of religious leaders.

    If you haven’t already read it, here is a NYT article on the case:

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