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....Knowing what I know about this period, it never made sense to me that LRH took so much effort to collect "his money" in the early eighties. His estate rumored to be well over $400 million at his death.
Included was the destruction of the mission network to make this happen, BTW.
Why would someone go through the onerous job of moving the money from the COS and/or SO reserves into his personal control and accounts (facing enormous potential tax liabilities, legal hassles and risks) knowing that his time on earth was pretty severely limited (as he spoke about in the long letter to David Mayo in the early 80's)?
Only at his death just a couple years later to face the onerous job of moving the money from his personal control and accounts back to the COS and/or SO reserves into (facing enormous potential death tax liabilities, legal hassles and risks).
From what I understand, his family got only a tiny bit of the entire LRH estate, a few million, the balance of it going back into SO reserves or somewhere to further his religion.
The transfer of tens, hundreds of millions back and forth at his age and imperiled medical condition only tells me he was not "playing with a full deck" mentally at the time. Just never made sense to me and does not seem that well thought out of an "end-of-life" financial strategy.
I'm not that smart about high finance but I would know enough to not attempt the transfer of that much money (especially at his age and medical condition). He just didn't need it and couldn't spend it or benefit from it. :confused2:
To me this is reliable evidence of a deteriorating mental state and impaired thinking later on in his life.
Comments from anyone better informed than me?
Originally Posted by L. Ron Hubbard
The reason I went through all that trouble to get the money into my own accounts (where I could personally and quickly control it) is that, quite in addition to being morbidly megalomaniacal and dreadfully delusional, I was also preternaturally paranoid.