During this time when Mario was involved in the lawsuit against Jolly West at UCLA, OSA was working on destroying CAN (Cult Awareness Network). I was totally convinced CAN was a supressive group so I volunteered to help out. OSA was creating law suits anyway they could to wipe them out. My name was used in one of the suits - that one they won - and eventually they broke CAN and bought them out and ended up with the use of the name and now when you call the Cult Awareness Network you get Scientology. I don't know if it's true or not, but it appears to me that it was a similar case with Mario - just the use of his name because Jolly West was one of OSA's targets at the time. If I remember correctly, it was because Jolly West was in support of CAN and he was a psych. There were a number of public Scientologists helping out on this venture with OSA to wipe out CAN.
I have been wondering if someone got close to Mario and slipped him something that made him go wierd. I remember Arnie on OCMB had mentioned that OSA put something on his toothbrush when they raided his house...I think he said it was LSD....and when they went after Paula Cooper they got a Scientologist in close to her to mess her up. I also remember that somebody PDHed Michael Roberts at the Portland Crusade and he backed off from promoting or being active in Scientology for a while until they pulled him in for a session and found out what had happened to him in Portland. Someone had hidden in his closet in his hotel room. He noticed that the closet door was ajar when he came into the room but was tired so didn't pay much attention and went to bed and went to sleep. They got him when he was asleep - drugged him and he never knew it happened until he got some auditing on it. After that session he was angry about what happened to him and became very passionate about regging for the IAS and worked dilligently pulling money in for the IAS from then on.
It would not be normal for an OSA volunteer to be known to be one. You have demonstrated that because no one previously knew FoTi was once one, and in fact don't know who FoTi is now.
There is or was a video of ex GO Mike McLaughrey telling how he put LSD on the toothbrush of someone due to speak at a psyche conference. His pregnant wife in fact then used the toothbrush.
An OSA volunteer would be a good choice for other OSA ops. This may get one into situations where one gets involved with matters that are repugnant to one. Maybe Mario became a " loose cannon" that needed handling?