January 24, 2002
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ATTORNEY GENERAL ASHCROFT REQUESTED TO COMMENCE CRIMINAL AND TERRORIST INVESTIGATION OF AMERICA'S OWN TALIBAN - THE "CHURCH" OF SCIENTOLOGY, ITS LAWYERS INCLUDING FORMER LOS ANGELES POLICE COMMISSION PRESIDENT GERALD CHALEFF, THE LOS ANGELES DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE AND THE LOS ANGELES CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE.
The United States Attorney General, John Ashcroft, has been requested to commence an immediate criminal investigation into allegations and evidence involving the Church of Scientology's seven years of alleged R.I.C.O. activity against Los Angeles lawyer Graham E. Berry. The complaint also requests a grand jury investigation of related public corruption involving certain of the Church of Scientology's lawyers, former LAPD Sergeant Eugene Ingram, the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office, the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office and the State Bar of California.
Mr. Berry's detailed 134 page criminal complaint describes the activities of a number of Scientology retained lawyers including former Los Angeles Police Commission President Gerald Chaleff and former Los Angeles County Criminal Courts Bar Association Donald Wager.
In addition, the criminal complaint describes egregious conflicts of interest involving Los Angeles Superior Court judge Alexander Williams, III, who is no stranger to public controversy involving his alleged lack of appropriate judicial temperament.
Mr. Berry's complaint also alleges that the Church of Scientology, certain of its lawyers and private investigators, blackmailed the IRS Commissioner during the George H. Bush and Clinton Administrations to grant the Church of Scientology a one billion dollar tax relief package and tax-exempt status.
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The complaint also details the Church of Scientology's "secret" written policies in support of terrorism, crime and the totalitarian take-over of all governments and the elimination of all other religions.
Of particular note is evidence regarding the use of tax-exempt monies in Church of Scientology ordered forced abortions and concentration-like camps on United States soil.
Mr. Berry's letter was also been filed, on January 23, 2002, as an Exhibit in the case of Barton v. Berry, USBC CD Ca, Case No. ADV 00-02187.
Mr. Berry's criminal complaint and request for criminal investigation is attracting significant worldwide Internet support and debate already. It is also expected to receive a number of European governments. A related Internet petition has gathered nearly 1,000 signatures. The criminal complaints, civil rights complaint, hate crimes complaint, fraud complaint, request for grand jury proceedings and criminal investigation may be read at a number of web sites including:
Further information can be obtained from:
GRAHAM E. BERRY
3384 McLaughlin Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Phone: (310) 745-3771
Fax: (310) 745-3772