Jacobs testified briefly Wednesday about a conversation in which Slatkin allegedly suggested he would try to blame the organization for his crimes. He told how Slatkin, saying he was facing more than 10 years in prison, "was going to say that the church was a significant negative influence on him in his state of mind."
Asked if Slatkin mentioned worrying about Scientologists harming him, Jacobs replied, "No."
Federal prisoners are eligible for release after serving 85% of their sentences. With that allowance and deducting time already served, Slatkin could be released in 10 1/2 years, when he is 64. He will remain for an undetermined time at Metropolitan Detention Center in downtown L.A., to more easily assist the bankruptcy trustee, and later will be transferred to a federal prison somewhere in Southern California, Morrow ruled.