Sunday, June 07, 2009

Citizens Fight Scientology NarCONon Frauds Again

When Scientology moves one of their frauds in to town, the quality of life of normal citizens suffers greatly -- always. When it's one of their frauduelnt quack medical frauds they call "NarCONon" moving in, the crime rate soars, police call-outs increase, and local hospitcal emergency rooms get twice the emergency call-outs for non-paying treatment than before Scientology.

These scumbag criminals should be in prison, not being allowed to commit fraud across the country like this.

Brooksville neighbors fight residential "drug rehab" run by Church of Scientology

By Barbara Behrendt, Times Staff Writer
In Print: Sunday, June 7, 2009

BROOKSVILLE -- Teena Fager used to enjoy her back yard, but that was before the new neighbors moved in behind her.

What really put her off was the night earlier this year when she heard yelling coming from the property along her back lot line.

"It was some guy," she said. "It was like someone being tortured."

Fager prepared to call 911, but then she heard other voices -- women and men laughing.

It made her uneasy, and she doesn't use her back yard anymore.

She's not alone in her fear.

In August, the 3-acre site behind Fager's home was bought by Toucan Partners LLC, a firm with ties to the Church of Scientology. The elderly residents who previously had inhabited the small assisted living facility were moved out.

They were replaced with drug and alcohol addicts seeking rehabilitation under the care of [Scientology] Narconon of Spring Hill, an organization affiliated with the Church of Scientology. The facility is called the Suncoast Rehabilitation Center and is on Cessna Drive.

On Tuesday, Fager and her neighbors plan to ask the County Commission to deny the operators of the treatment facility permission to expand from two to five buildings and from 22 to 54 beds. Neighbors say that a county staff member should never have given permission for the old assisted living facility to be turned into a drug rehabilitation center.

Commissioners agreed to hear the case at the request of concerned residents. Previously, the county Planning and Zoning Commission approved a special exception that would allow the addition of the two new dormitories, an administration building and various swimming and sports facilities.

Originally, the property was part of a larger tract of 11.6 acres. And years ago, the county granted permission to place 15 buildings and 150 beds for congregate living on the larger piece of property.

Knowing that the treatment center was affiliated with Scientology, Fager was concerned about the nature of the program offered there. Recently, the center's director, Eric Mitchell, gave her a tour.

During the tour, Mitchell assured her that the center wants to cooperate with the community and that the work the center does helps many people get off drugs and alcohol. [Which is a lie and deliberate fraud.]

The center's Web site describes a program in which an addict is helped to kick his or her addiction by using vitamins, sauna treatments and exercise [which doesn't work.] Drugs are not used to assist with the withdrawal [actually they routinely are used which is why these crooks have been indicted in the past however nothing Scientology tries works.]

Mitchell has said that the program includes voluntary participants who average a 90- to 120-day stay. None are there through court order. It is not like an affiliated medical detoxification center in New Port Richey where patients stay for about seven days through the acute withdrawal stages.

Mitchell said he has invited people to visit the facility and wants people to know that the center is currently sponsoring drug education and prevention activities in the county [more attempted fraud.] He also noted that the center has widespread support locally from residents and businesses [another lie and attempted fraud.]

Shawn Jones, a 31-year-old patient at the rehab center, said residents shouldn't be concerned about the people seeking help there. They are all there voluntarily. "There is nobody that doesn't want to be here," he said.

Jones, a Florida resident who was a cocaine user, said that the program had changed his life. "I feel better than I have ever in my whole life," he said [of course he was ordered to say stuff like that by Scientology's ringleaders least they not sign his "voluntary" court-ordered release papers.]

Fager said that after seeing the facility and talking to people there, she still plans to aggressively oppose the expansion. As an official with her neighborhood's crime watch, her security concerns have not been answered sufficiently, she said.

She has been helping her cousin, Sandy DeConinck, who has been going door to door gathering signatures to present to the commission.

DeConinck said that the exercise has allowed her to educate neighbors about what is planned. "I kind of feel like there is strength in numbers," she said. "A lot of people are uninformed."

Like others in the area, she worries about her property value and hopes that county commissioners will take a hard look at the project.

"I'm hoping that the elected officials will take a look at this and do the right thing for the people who put them in office," DeConinck

Other neighbors have expressed concerns that the patients from the center have come onto their property or that they wander through the neighborhood at night. One told county officials that the patients seemed to be scoping out mailboxes and homes throughout the area.

Neighbor Thomas Cooper has written to county commissioners and to Sheriff Richard Nugent. Cooper, whose wife is disabled, said he worries about security. His swimming pool, which his wife needs for therapy, is just 18 feet from the fence around the treatment center.

"It's sort of an alarm to me," Cooper said, noting that the community is full of elderly residents and children. "It's a nice neighborhood. Why don't they take it down to Tampa? We certainly don't need it here."

Barbara Behrendt

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Scientology NarCONon Fraud in France

From Le Figaro:

Those in charge explain

Judged at Paris with other adherents, Aline Fabre, director of the "purification" cure, said it is done after consulting a doctor.

In front of the microphone, topped by a severe bun and wearing a rather outdated outfit, Aline Fabre didn't make much of an impression. Her hearing, which opened the second week of the trial of Scientology in Paris, on Tuesday allowed the court to address some of the charges against some of the six people under investigation: the illegal practice of pharmacy.

Since 1994, Aline Fabre, who earned between 100 and 150 euros per week, has been the Paris director of the purification cure that members of Scientology have to do As described a few days ago by Aude-Claire Malton a former follower who has since filed a complaint, it involves many days of alternation between running, five-hour sauna sessions and doses of vitamins -- a program Aude-Claire Malton said was exhausting and disturbed her stomach.

According to Aline Fabre, the sauna "is a religious practice and the bottom line is sweating," said the woman of 42, and continued: "This is done to spiritually free people of chemical residues." Indeed, she followed the program herself and was certain a "mental fog" had lifted. But above all, she claimed that following the sauna treatment never caused a problem for 13,000 people. Aline Fabre explained that the entire responsibility rests on the shoulders of doctors. Before starting the program and "non- cure", as she called it, each person is supposed to consult their medical GP, who must assess whether he opposes it or finds it isn't indicated.*

"We must not interpret the Scriptures"

The sauna administrator thus relies on doctors and also shelters herself behind the doctrines of L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology. One of his books gives the precise doses of vitamins to take. Aline Fabre says she follows the recipes of the master. "The basic rule is that we must not interpret the Scriptures," she says. However, the prosecutor reminded her that others had described her as being far more active in the program. "They say you have control," said the public minister.

The President was interviewed shortly before about the opportunity to have new members tested immediately after the cure. "Considering the state of fatigue, it appears this did not work," says Sophie Helen Castle in considering a possible ulterior objective: to encourage frustrated members always to buy more courses. After some weeks and months, Aude-Claire Malton had spent 21,342 euros. "Ms. Malton was very pleased to have completed the program," said Aline Fabre.

Moments after his testimony, Alain Rosenberg, who presented in the motion to dismiss as the general manager of the center of Scientology in Paris, defined himself as 'an ecclesiastical coordinator.' "I am a man of the Church," he added, "not a CEO. The Church of Scientology is not a business."

*NOTE: I was told by a guy who did the Purification Rundown that he was sent to Dr. Claude Boublil to get approval -- but was NOT told the doctor was a Scientologist!