UK's Scientology's Tax Evasion and Money Laundering

Dulloldfart

Squirrel Extraordinaire
Err, umm, not allowed to engage in, what's that wording again? " . . . no substantial part of the activity of the College shall be designed to influence the legislation of any territory in which it has a direct or indirect presence or influence a political campaign in such territory or to promote propaganda in any such territory."

Hmmmm, now where have we seen that violated by them and on how many occasions?!

I don't think they do violate that point. Political stuff isn't a substantial part of the CofS's activities. A small part, yes.

Paul
 

RogerB

Crusader
I don't think they do violate that point. Political stuff isn't a substantial part of the CofS's activities. A small part, yes.

Paul

Well, during the 1970's Marcus Allan went weekly with a team of Scios to lobby the Houses of Parliament (in London). This went on for years. What the specificity of the lobby was for and in what way the group that Marcus eventually became the leader of sought to influence the Parliamentary Members I don't have the details, but lobby and attempt to influence our law makers they did.

I could check with Marcus for details . . . there was a team of GAS types, sometimes staff, and if my memory is correct I believe even our Dart S. lent his weight :D to the venture on occasion.

And I would say that having Scn types infiltrating into government advisory and rule making bodies for the express purpose to influence outcomes of policy or governmental conduct in favor of the CofS . . . and this Charter would prohibit such vis a vis local government as well . . . would qualify as a violation, no?

I did not pay much attention to the proceedings in Riverside CA, but didn't the CofS have someone pulling a stunt down there.

Reading the Charter, there are two classes of members: full members, and student members. Marcus would have qualified as a student member, I expect. But even so the Charter prohibits "indirect" action to influence politics.

And while you acknowledge the "political stuff is a small part, but not a substantial part" . . . . the Charter prohibits any as substantial does not mean large or a big part; it is defined as: 1. Of, relating to, or having substance; material.
2. True or real; not imaginary. 3. Solidly built; strong. 4. Ample; sustaining: a substantial breakfast. 5. Considerable in importance, value, degree, amount, or extent: won by a substantial margin. 6. Possessing wealth or property; well-to-do.

Violation of such could be grounds for a revocation of charitable status . . . certainly in the USA.

The CofS activity in this area is not an insignificant activity, it is substantial and important to them, if small in comparison to all else it engages in . . . as was Marcus Allan and his team's operation on the UK . . . it was a weekly lobbying event that ran for years.

And in any event, an area of foot bullet embarrassment for them if they are proven to be in such violation. It blows them out of the water on their claimed position of being benign and solely religious.

Rog
 
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DartSmohen

Silver Meritorious Patron
Well, during the 1970's Marcus Allan went weekly with a team of Scios to lobby the Houses of Parliament (in London). This went on for years. What the specificity of the lobby was for and in what way the group that Marcus eventually became the leader of sought to influence the Parliamentary Members I don't have the details, but lobby and attempt to influence our law makers they did.

I could check with Marcus for details . . . there was a team of GAS types, sometimes staff, and if my memory is correct I believe even our Dart S. lent his weight :D to the venture on occasion.

And I would say that having Scn types infiltrating into government advisory and rule making bodies for the express purpose to influence outcomes of policy or governmental conduct in favor of the CofS . . . and this Charter would prohibit such vis a vis local government as well . . . would qualify as a violation, no?

I did not pay much attention to the proceedings in Riverside CA, but didn't the CofS have someone pulling a stunt down there.

Reading the Charter, there are two classes of members: full members, and student members. Marcus would have qualified as a student member, I expect. But even so the Charter prohibits "indirect" action to influence politics.

And while you acknowledge the "political stuff is a small part, but not a substantial part" . . . . the Charter prohibits any as substantial does not mean large or a big part; it is defined as: 1. Of, relating to, or having substance; material.
2. True or real; not imaginary. 3. Solidly built; strong. 4. Ample; sustaining: a substantial breakfast. 5. Considerable in importance, value, degree, amount, or extent: won by a substantial margin. 6. Possessing wealth or property; well-to-do.

Violation of such could be grounds for a revocation of charitable status . . . certainly in the USA.

The CofS activity in this area is not an insignificant activity, it is substantial and important to them, if small in comparison to all else it engages in . . . as was Marcus Allan and his team's operation on the UK . . . it was a weekly lobbying event that ran for years.

And in any event, an area of foot bullet embarrassment for them if they are proven to be in such violation. It blows them out of the water on their claimed position of being benign and solely religious.

Rog

It was more than weekly, someone was there EVERY day Parliament sat. I attended about a dozen times, a couple of those I was the sole lobbyist. We got some stellar names to come out and talk with us, even though we were not one of their constituents. They didn't have to come out, but they did and we were able to put our message across.

It was always fun when the Division Bell sounded. MP's scurrying from all quarters to get into the lobby vote room.

On another side of this discussion, following the successful break in at the WHO in Switzerland in 1968, Hubbard assigned Fred Hare to go to the USA and train as a psychiatrist. However, this plan did not materialise.

Even then he had plans to infiltrate "sleepers" into any opposing body so that info could be fed back as to any possible attacks. This practice clearly goes on in present time, as evidenced by the "mole" the cult planted in the SP Times.

Dart
 

RogerB

Crusader
It was more than weekly, someone was there EVERY day Parliament sat. I attended about a dozen times, a couple of those I was the sole lobbyist. We got some stellar names to come out and talk with us, even though we were not one of their constituents. They didn't have to come out, but they did and we were able to put our message across.

It was always fun when the Division Bell sounded. MP's scurrying from all quarters to get into the lobby vote room.

On another side of this discussion, following the successful break in at the WHO in Switzerland in 1968, Hubbard assigned Fred Hare to go to the USA and train as a psychiatrist. However, this plan did not materialise.

Even then he had plans to infiltrate "sleepers" into any opposing body so that info could be fed back as to any possible attacks. This practice clearly goes on in present time, as evidenced by the "mole" the cult planted in the SP Times.

Dart

Yep. This strikes me as "substantial," thoroughly planned and deliberately executed. And I know for a fact these political activities were conducted in the UK after COSRECI was registered to operate and began its operations in the UK.

The next thing to gather fact on is the precise nature of the political and lobbying endeavours as to actions and intended outcomes.

Any others involved in this sort of political stuff on behalf of the CofS?

Rog
 

Dulloldfart

Squirrel Extraordinaire
Yep. This strikes me as "substantial," thoroughly planned and deliberately executed.

Fair enough. I'd agree with that. :)

Paul

EDIT: On third thoughts, I don't know. WTF does "substantial part" mean? Does it mean greater than 50% in terms of time or money spent? Does it mean even as small as 0.1% of time or money spent provided it makes a noticeable impact? Is it one of those "I know it when I see it" things?
 
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dchoiceisalwaysrs

Gold Meritorious Patron
The way I see it is many Scientology Celebrities are used for Political purposes.

Ones that come to mind are Tom Cruise, Chick Corea, and John Travolta, the last two are in photo's in scientology publications showing their meeting with presidents of the USA if IRC.

Andrew Morton in an interview about his Tom Cruise; an unauthorized biography, discusses the political influence of such celebrities. I am trying to find that interview to link here. OH here, specifically starting around 7:25 till the end http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W762H0H9G0c

Any DSA of the CoS would have been involved in such activities, and or certainly know of such.

In regards propaganda I am quite certain that many Mayors of cities have been duped into giving Keys to cities due to the positioning, safepointing and PR handling by DSAs.

Germany and Ursula Carberta are very aware of the political motives of the CoS and it's attempt to manipulate the government.

There is no derth of evidence of their political. Clearwater would be home to much of this evidence.
 

DartSmohen

Silver Meritorious Patron
Yep. This strikes me as "substantial," thoroughly planned and deliberately executed. And I know for a fact these political activities were conducted in the UK after COSRECI was registered to operate and began its operations in the UK.

The next thing to gather fact on is the precise nature of the political and lobbying endeavours as to actions and intended outcomes.

Any others involved in this sort of political stuff on behalf of the CofS?

Rog

Marcus & Robin used to lobby, so did Peter & Jenny Wakley. David Gaiman was a regular lobbyist, along with several other members of the GO. Also I think Kathy & Jim Sprule as well.

Dart
 

RogerB

Crusader
Fair enough. I'd agree with that. :)

Paul

EDIT: On third thoughts, I don't know. WTF does "substantial part" mean? Does it mean greater than 50% in terms of time or money spent? Does it mean even as small as 0.1% of time or money spent provided it makes a noticeable impact? Is it one of those "I know it when I see it" things?

Paul, my old Brit Buddy . . . . it is one of those legal-terms-things that depends on the understandings and interpretations in precedent . . . . like that wonderful thing in well established British law that says: "What is 'reasonable'? . . . reasonable is what an ordinary man riding in the top of a British double-decker bus to Battersea considers is 'reasonable'!" And that ruling from one of the most eminent Law Court Judges of his day (whoever it was:)).

I love it! I think it sums it up totally . . . so as a reasonable, though not ordinary, man who might be he riding on that bus to Battersea, do you think having a gang of people daily going to Parliament to influence the political thoughts and actions of your elected leaders sent to serve your wishes in a way that only suits their wishes is a substantial effort and endeavour, or not?

Note, the concept of "substantial" is not comparative to anything . . . it simply has to be real, of substance and of considerable quantity and quality of effort, undertaking or effect.

R
 

mate

Patron Meritorious
OK Paul. Here are 4, 5, 6, and 7.

COSRECI Transcript of Constitution and General Rules

Articles Four, Five, Six and Seven
Please note the word institutions is an educated guess based upon the title of the Article.


ARTICLE FOUR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Institutions
Section 1. . . . . . . . Establishment.
The Board of Trustees shall establish such seminaries, schools, study center and other institutes of learning at such times and places as it deems advisable, provided that such establishments exist for the furtherance of the religion of Scientology.

Section 2. . . . . . . .Teaching Faculty.
The Board of Trustees shall appoint qualified persons to the teaching faculties of established institutions for such period of time and on such terms as it deems necessary for the betterment of research, education and study.


ARTICLE FIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Subordinate Colleges
Section 1[/b]…………Establishment.
The Board of Trustees shall by Charter establish such subordinate Colleges and study groups, appoint such officers to administer them on such terms as it deems necessary for the propagation of the faith.

Section 2………….Names.
The names of such subordinate Colleges or study groups shall be first approved by the Board of Trustees.

Section 3…………..Bylaws
The members of such subordinate Colleges or study groups may adopt such bylaws as are consistant with the Constitution and General Rules or Special Rules made thereunder as the Board of Trustees may ratify for limited application to such subordinate Colleges or study groups.


ARTICLE SIX………………………. Dissolution.
The Board of Trustees shall be authorized at any time to dissolve the College in whole or in part subject to the relevant statutory provisions. Any surplus assets will be transferred to a person which exists wholly and exclusively for the purpose of furthering the doctrines and Creed of the religion of Scientology as formulated by its Founder, L. Ron Hubbard.

ARTICLE SEVEN……………………..Interpretation
Section I[/b]. . . . .General
Unless the context otherwise requires, the singular shall include the plural and vice versa and the masculine shall include the feminine gender.

Section 2.. . . .Particular.
The definitions of this section are to assist in the interpretation of this Constitution and General Rules.
(a) “Special Rule” means a Rule passed by the Board of Trustees, and “By law” means a rule ratified by the Board of Trustees.
(b)”The College” unless the context otherwise requires means the Church of Scientology Religious Education College.
(c)”Religion” means the system, worship and human recognition of superhuman controlling power and the effect of this on the conduct of normal human beings.

Regards, David.


Great. Articles 2 and 3 are the big ones. I'll do Article One. :)

Article 1 Paul
Article 2 ?
Article 3 ?
Article 4 ?
Article 5 David
Article 6 David
Article 7 David

Any other offers? The whole thing is at http://www.forum.exscn.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=2151

Paul
 

Dulloldfart

Squirrel Extraordinaire
ARTICLE ONE - Location and Membership

Section 1. Location
The principal office of the Church of Scientology Religious Education College will be situated at 57 Pulteney Street, Adelaide, 5000, or such other place within the State of South Australia as shall be determined by the Board of Trustees.

Section 2. Membership
1. The Membership will expire by written application to the Board of Trustees by or on behalf of the member in question.

2. Those members who do not pay their contributions after having been requested to do so on two occasions may be excluded from theCollege [sic].

3. The members of the College shall be divided into two classes of members namely "Church Members" and ["]Student Members". Each "Church Member" shall have one vote only on any resolution proposed in general meeting. "Student Members" shall not be entitled to vote on any resolution proposed in general meeting.

"Church Members" are listed hereunder:

Church of Scientology Incorporated (Australia)
Church of Scientology AOSH (Denmark)
Church of Scientology Belgium
Church of Scientology British Columbia
Church of Scientology Copenhagen
Church of Scientology Denmark
Church of Scientology France
Church of Scientology Germany
Church of Scientology Holland
Church of Scientology Montreal
Church of Scientology Ottawa
Church of Scientology South Africa Pty Inc
Church of Scientology Sweden
Church of Scientology Toronto
Hubbard Foundation Scotland

The Board of Trustees in its discretion may resolve that the number of "Church Members" may be increased and that additional "Church Members" may be admitted to the College provided that such persons affirm and adhere to the Creed and doctrines of Scientology as formulated by L. Ron Hubbard the founder of the religion. A "Student Member" shall constitute a person who has been admitted to the College as a Student and who affirms and adheres to the Creed and doctrines of Scientology as formulated by L. Ron Hubbard the Founder of the religion or any persons whom contribute funds or other property to the College provided that person affirms adherence to the Creed and doctrines aforesaid.

4. A member will cease to be liable to make contributions to the Association as from the date of his death or in the case of a corporate member as from the date on which proceedings for dissolution of the corporate member commences. Neither the legal personal representative of a deceased member nor the liquidator of a corporation in liquidation shall exercise xxxxxxxxxx [illegible, probably "any rights"] of membership on behalf of a deceased xxxxxx [illegible, probably "member"].

Any dispute as to membership and in particular any dispute as to whether a member is affirming adherence to the Creed and doctrines of Scientology as formulated by L. Ron Hubbard the Founder of the religion shall be determined by the Board of Trustees in accordance with principles of natural justice. The Board of Trustees may in a proper case exclude a member from membership.

Section 4. Contributions.
The Members of the College will contribute periodically such an amount as will be determined by the Board of Trustees for thepurpose [sic] of covering its disbursements.
 

greebly

Patron with Honors
Hi all,

I've been working and compiling data for a few months now but lack access in other countries.

One thing I see alot are "loans" I am trying to find an old article mentioning huge loans back in the 80s to the UK arm before CORSECI was setup and wandered if they have cropped up elsewhere.

I am hunting for the link but if anyone remembers it please post here thx.

It relates to work done before Cowen's piece, so 1979-1981.
Sorry to be so vague but it was a chap by the name or Robert/Roger based in Switzerland if that jogs any memories.

Another entity to follow based in luxembourg aswell as the UK is:
SOR SERVICES (UK) LIMITED
THE EXPLORER BUILDING
FLEMING WAY
MANOR ROYAL CRAWLEY
WEST SUSSEX
RH10 9GT
Company No. 02681177

This used to be called Returnshine and has recivied large amounts before.
Probably offshore as mentioned many times but worth a side note without too much distraction.
 
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Dulloldfart

Squirrel Extraordinaire
ARTICLE TWO - Objects of the College.

Section 1. Religion of Scientology

The College exists for the benefit of the public at large and in particular for the furtherance of the doctrines and Creed of the religion of Scientology throughout the world and for the purpose of administering religious colleges for the instruction of members of the College or their delegates in the doctrines and Creed of Scientology. With theobject [sic] of attaining this end the College may provide funds for setting up in proper cases libraries, chapels, benevolent Institutions, Charitable Institutions, Schools, Study Centres, and any other forms of educational and reforming establishment. Additionally the College may provide funds to be utilised in the publication of books and other literature wholly and exclusively for the purpose of furthering the doctrines and Creed of the said religion. The College may also provide funds to be utilised in the grant of scholarships to enable personxxxxxxxxxx [illegible, looks like it starts "persons" and ends ...ly] the religion and Creed of Scientology.

Believing that Man's best evidence of God is the God he finds within himself and trusting with Enduring Faith that the Author of the Universe intendx [sic — it should be "intends" or "intended" but the final letter is illegible and doesn't look like an "s". There isn't space for two letters there.] Life to thrive within it, the College is formed to espouse such evidence of the Supreme Being and Spirit as may be knowable to Man and by their [sic] use the College hopes to bring a greater tranquility to the State and better order and survival to Man upon this planet.

Section 3. The Creed
To teach and expound the beliefs:
(a) That all men of whatever race, colour or creed were created with equal rights.
(b) That all men have inalienable rights to their own religious practices and their performance.
(c) That all men have inalienable rights to their own lives.
(d) That all men haveinalienable [sic] rights to their sanity.
(e) That all men have inalienable rights to their own defence.
(f) That all men haveinalienable [sic] rights to conceive, choose, assist and support their own organisations, churches and governments.
(g) That all men have inalienable rights to think freely, to talk freely, to write freely their own opinions and to counter or utter or write upon theopinions [sic] of others.
(h) That all men have inalienable rights to the creation of their own kind.
(i) That the souls of men have the rights of men.
(j) That the study of the mind and the healing of mentally caused ills should not be alienated from relixxxx [religion] or condoned in non religious fields.
(k) And that no agency less than Go[d has the] power to suspend or set aside these rights, overtly or covertly.
[(l) is omitted, but it should say: "And we of the Church believe:
That man is basically good;"]
(m) That he is seeking to survive
(n) That his survival depends upon himself and upon his fellows [sic — note that the current creed at http://www.scientologytoday.org/corp/creed.htm omits "and upon his fellows"] and his attainment of brotherhood with the Universe.
(o) That thelaws [sic] of God forbid Man:
To destroy his own kind
To destroy the sanity of another
To destroy or enslave another's soul
To destroy or reduce the survival of one's companions or one's group
(p) That the spirit can be saved, and
(q) That the spirit alone may save or heal the body.

Section 4. Religious Unity

To expound the essential unity of all religions and religious faith and the existence of a single Supreme Superhuman Power.

Section 5. Affiliation

To affiliate subject to the provisions of the Constitution and General Rules with any Church which exists for the purpose of furthering the doctrines and Creed of the religion Scientology and to retain a unity of doctrine, teaching and practice with any such Church.

Section 6. Sister Colleges and Churches.

To recognise and fraternally co-operate with any College and Church and other institution which seeks to achieve similar objects to those set out herein.

Section 7. Establishment of Institutions.

To establish and charter libraries, schools, institutes, seminaries, chapels, subordinate colleges and other places to encourage the learning, study and practice of the faith of Scientology.

Section 8. Study of Literature, Science and Religion.

To promote and encourage the study of literature, science and arts with a view to the research into xxxxxxxxxxx [illegible] religion, philosophy and science.

Section 9. Benevolent and Charitable Bodies.

To xxxxx and provide funds for the creation and xxxxxxxxxxx xxxx of any benevolent or charitable institutions found xxxxxxxxx by the Board of Trustees for carrying xxxxxxx [forward?] the xxxxion of the College.

Section 10. Scholarships

To raise and provide funds for the xxxxxxxx of scholarships in the form of financial assistance to members of the College or other persons who in theopinion [sic] of the President of the Board of Trustees would be spiritually benefitted by further education.


Section 11. Absense of Pecuniary Gain

The College is to xxxxx [carry?] on its operations without any pecuniary gain to any member and it shall be prohibited from distributing any surplus or other form of dividend to any members.

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Guess I get to do ARTICLE 3 also.

Paul
 

mate

Patron Meritorious
Hi Paul.
I had started on ARTICLE THREE, but I didn't get far, so I'll re-start at the end. This is what I had done. The sections in red are guesses.

Regards, David.

ARTICLE THREE Administration
Section 1 Board of trustees
(a) The property, activities, and affairs of the College shall be managed by a Board of Trustees consisting of not more than five members.
(b) A Trustee will hold office until death, resignation or until cessation of his membership of the College or upon a resolution of the board of Trustees, ratified by the President removing the Trustee from Office.
Section 2 Vacancy
In the event of the resignation incapacity or death of any member of the Board of Trustees anew member of the Board shall be appointed and in the circumstances aforesaid the power of appointing a new member of the Board of Trustees is delegated to the Board of trustees.
Section 3 Powers of the Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees, a quorum consisting of the majority of Trustees then holding office may in …..ion to any other powers vested in them at law, in unity or by this Constitution and General Rules exercise all of the following powers.
 
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