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Scientology president assails sect members arrests in France
Agence France Presse
January 14, 1992 20:52 GMT
Scientology leader Heber Jentzsch Tuesday assailed the arrest in
France this week of leading members of the sect, alleging it was
part of a conspiracy by the French intelligence services.
Jentzsch, president of the Church of Scientology International,
linked the arrests to a recent article in a sect publication
alleging widespread corruption in French intelligence.
(In Paris, police sources said Tuesday that 30 leading members of
France's Scientology Church had been arrested in an investigation
into complaints by former sect members who said they had been
defrauded of a total of four million francs (740,000 dollars).)
Speaking by telephone from Scientology headquarters in Los
Angeles, Jentzsch said a total of 18 members were arrested. The
president of the church in Paris, Jean-Paul Chapelet, was
released without charge later Tuesday and further releases were
expected, Jentzsch said.
He suggested the former members whose fraud complaints led to the
French police swoop might be plants who were sent to disrupt sect
activities as part of a "conspiracy" against the group.
Jentzsch said the sect claims eight million members in 91
countries. He said he had no figures for annual turnover, but the
Church of Scientology would rank among the Fortune 500 if it were
a private company.
A French group opposed to religious sects, the Center for
Documentation, Education and Action against Mental Manipulation,
says there are only about 400,000 scientologists in some 30