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December 12, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
The president of the Church of Scientology and 10 other members arrested in an investigation of alleged fraud and tax evasion have been released on more than $1 million bail, their lawyer said Sunday. A judge's order releasing church President Heber Jentzsch, an American, and the others came Saturday after facts were presented that "corrected" some allegations against the group, said the lawyer, Jose Luis Chamorro. Jentzsch, 53, a native of Salt Lake City, lives in Los Angeles.
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December 12, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
The president of the Church of Scientology and 10 other members arrested in an investigation of alleged fraud and tax evasion have been released on more than $1 million bail, their lawyer said Sunday. A judge's order releasing church President Heber Jentzsch, an American, and the others came Saturday after facts were presented that "corrected" some allegations against the group, said the lawyer, Jose Luis Chamorro. Jentzsch, 53, a native of Salt Lake City, lives in Los Angeles.
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November 22, 1988 | From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
Leaders of the Church of Scientology from eight nations have been arrested in Spain on suspicion of extortion, forgery and tax evasion, it was disclosed Monday. Heber Jentzsch of Los Angeles, president of the Church of Scientology International, was among the 69 people detained Sunday at a Scientology congress at a luxury hotel in downtown Madrid.
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November 22, 1988 | From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
Leaders of the Church of Scientology from eight nations have been arrested in Spain on suspicion of extortion, forgery and tax evasion, it was disclosed Monday. Heber Jentzsch of Los Angeles, president of the Church of Scientology International, was among the 69 people detained Sunday at a Scientology congress at a luxury hotel in downtown Madrid.
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March 21, 1985
Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard failed to appear for a deposition in Los Angeles as ordered last week by U.S. District Judge Manuel Real in connection with a libel suit the church filed against Boston attorney Michael J. Flynn. Flynn's attorney, Jeff Tidus, said a motion to dismiss the suit will be filed today because of Hubbard's failure to comply with the court order. The Rev.
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May 6, 2000 | Reuters
Sweden, one of only a few countries to recognize the Church of Scientology as a "religious community," has granted its ministers the right to perform marriages, the Los Angeles-based organization said Thursday. The Rev. Heber Jentzsch, president of the Church of Scientology International, welcomed Thursday's move by the Swedish National Judicial Board for Public Lands and Funds as a "milestone for the Church of Scientology in Europe and for religious freedom."
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February 9, 1986
The will of Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard does not disclose the value of his estate, but a church leader said it was worth "tens of millions of dollars" and that 99% of it had been left to the church. Hubbard, 74, died Jan. 24 at a ranch near San Luis Obispo. His will was signed the day before in a scrawl that was accompanied by his thumbprint. It provides a trust for his wife and four of his five children.
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November 24, 1988
A judge in Spain ordered the head of the Church of Scientology International jailed Wednesday pending possible indictment on charges of fraud, criminal association and tax evasion. Judge Jose Maria Vazquez Honrubia said it will be at least a week before Heber Jentzsch of Los Angeles sees a second judge about setting bail. He said Jentzsch was being sent to a prison outside Madrid. The judge said authorities had frozen $1.76 million in bank accounts belonging to officials of the U.S.
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April 13, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A Spanish court acquitted the American leader of the Church of Scientology of conspiracy and other charges, ending a case dating to 1988. In December, the Madrid Provincial Court had acquitted 15 members and employees of the Spanish branch of Scientology who had been charged along with church leader the Rev. Heber C. Jentzsch.
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April 8, 2000 | Larry B. Stammer
The government of South Africa has ruled that marriages performed in that country by 12 ministers of the Los Angeles-based Church of Scientology will be legal. The decision by South Africa's Department of Home Affairs was announced in Los Angeles by the Rev. Heber C. Jentzsch, president of the Church of Scientology International. Jentzsch said the announcement came three weeks after Sweden recognized Scientology churches as "religious communities."
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July 24, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
A Los Angles Superior Court judge Friday dismissed a $1-billion class-action lawsuit filed by former members of the Church of Scientology accusing its late founder of stealing money from the organization and threatening critics. Judge Barnet Cooperman ruled that the plaintiffs failed to successfully back up their allegations of fraud and breach of fiduciary responsibility.
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January 16, 2005 | Erica Williams, Times Staff Writer
An interfaith prayer breakfast to honor Martin Luther King Jr. drew about 1,600 people Saturday, including Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, who praised the gathering as "a commitment by all faiths to bring themselves in harmony with one another." In a cavernous gym at Los Angeles Southwest College, the Rev. Heber Jentzsch of the Church of Scientology delivered the opening prayer.
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