October 2, 2000 CRIMINAL CASE: Postponed to October 30, 2000. A private investigation revealed that the prosecutor in the case, David G. Massamore, lives in an affluent North Madisonville subdivision, only four houses away on the same street as scientologist Laura Padgett. The conflicts of interest discoveries in these cases have not ceased. CIVIL CASE: Tom Padgett's motion to have the harassment and character attacks upon him by O.S.A. and other Scientology agents acting on behalf of his ex Laura, was overruled. Of particular concern was the recent letters in the Cape Cod Times, one of which asserts Tom was a deadbeat dad and a criminal as it was destroying his ability to find and maintain a job and income to pay for support obligations and to pay attorney fees to fend off Laura's obsession with litigation. The judge ruled this was a freedom of speech issue where he could not intervene, but also added that he thought Tom was the cause of these attacks.......almost as though he was one in the same person as Frank Ofman! Padgett's motion to the court to order "counselling" for the parties as a softer dispute resolution forum preferred by child psychologist experts over endless hostile litigation, was sustained. The judge requested proposals from both sides. Tom submitted his on the spot. Laura and her lawyer, have not submitted anything. They probably will never since Hubbard forbids any types of mental health relief other than Dianetic Counselling by a trained scientologist..........or of course the use of a combative fee hungry legal counselor. A motion to show cause why Laura Padgett and her attorney should not be held in Contempt of Court for failure to abide to a February 8, 2000 Order requiring routine discovery and disclosure of the parties, was overruled. Tom was in compliance with this Order, Laura was not. The judge ordered "more litigation" to accomplish this simple task pending since 1996. He then Ordered Laura's lawyer to draft (word) and tender the rulings for the day - more delays. This case as filed by Laura in 1992 and she has continued to reject any kind of settlement via mediation, arbitration, negotiation, communication, or cooperation. Tom reports that attempts to see his son Beau have failed. He has only seen him 2 hours in the past 21 months. End.