Scheme loses $1.5 million for investors
Rocky Mountain News September 1983
by Sue Lindsay
Thirty-seven investors, including some who mortgaged their homes to get money, have lost $1.5 million in a Denver scheme that promised a whopping 60 percent in annual interest.
Among the big losers was L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology, who lost almost half a million dollars.
Hubbard staff member John Busby put $450,000 of L. Ron Hubbard's money - drawn from Hubbard's account in the Bank of Luxembourg - into BRW after Busby saw an ad Martin placed in the Los Angeles Times. He first invested $50,000 last June, then $100,000 in July and $300,000 in September.
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For f**k sake if Scientology can be rated a religion then Pythology ought to qualify under any decent tax system. [Eric Idle]