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Cult church members in court over spiritual con
Agence France Presse
January 23, 1995 10:09 GMT
Six members of a cult church group appeared in court Monday
accused of conning people out of more than 25,000 dollars for a
useless spiritual health cure.
The Church of Scientology members are charged in particular with
of "illegal use of medicine" and "fraud" after a Marseille doctor
protested he had paid huge sums of money for a cure which did
nothing for him.
The doctor lodged the complaint after paying 137,000 francs
(about 26,000 dollars) in December 1984 for what were described
as "lessons" to help him "purify his spirit."
The cult members, some of them officials of the Church in
Marseille and Nice, are accused in particular of having
administered drugs which they had no right to, and of prescribing
a "physically punishing regime" for the doctor.
The prosecution alleges they received large amounts of money
"which had no relation to the state of health of their clients,"
while a number have also been accused of "premeditated violence."