On Sun, 20 May 2001 08:25:44 -0400, ptsc <ptsc AT nym DOT alias DOT
>Please post or email to me any information you have about Elliott
>Abelson, especially any litigation he may have done in Chicago during
>the 70s for organized crime figures connected with the Gambino crime
>family or other such criminals.
There is a book out there about the Gambino family which mentions Abelson. Last I heard, at least one person was getting a copy. After the recent trial, Abelson and Judge Wallerstein were taking in the courtroom about where they knew each other. Abelson claimed to have known the judge in Torance (south of LA) a long time ago when he was a DA. >What also would be nice is information on when he joined Scientology.
>I believe him to be a Scientologist and a member of OSA. I notice
>that on the one occasion the elite Sea Org was sued, Abelson was the
>counsel of record (this was in the Pattinson case). Has the Sea Org
>ever been represented by any other counsel or been sued before?
I don't think Abelson is a scientologists, in fact, I think he has utter contempt for them, except that their money is green. I have good reason to believe he is trying his best to avoid being caught in the investigations which will send Wager and several other lawyers to prison. I know he is trying to distance himself and scientology from the Slatkin debachal. >Is Abelson himself a member of the paramilitary Sea Org? Who runs
>Abelson? Does he report only directly to (*) himself?
In spit of him not being Sea Org, I think he does report directly to (*). Keith Henson