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DECLARATION OV VICKI AZNARAN

 

I, VICKI AZNARAN, do hereby declare as follows:

I am over the age of eighteen and if called to the stand and

sworn under oath I could competently testify as follows:

1. I was involved with the Church of Scientology from 1972

to April 1987. During this time I held various management roles

within the Church of Scientology. In 1982 I became an official

for the Religious Technology Center which controlled the use of

Scientology trademarks. At one time I was head of this entity.

2. Prior to my tenure at RTC, I was a Commodore Messenger

in Clearwater, Florida.

3. Around 1981 and into 1982, Scientology disbanded the

Guardian's Office as members of the same had been arrested for

theft of government documents and obstruction of justice.

4. I personally read dispatches setting forth L. Ron

Hubbard's plan that Scientology should separate itself from the

acts that were done in the Guardian's Office and therefore the

Guardian's Office should be disbanded.

5. Your declarant was selected to go to Los Angeles and

take over the United States Guardian's Office for purposes of

reforming it and disbanding it. Pursuant to said plan, I reviewed

many of the Scientology documents seized by the FBI. The accuracy

and legitimacy of these documents were confirmed to me by other

Scientology officials, including Norman Starkey and staff members

of the Guardian's Office who were on staff at the time documents

were seized. These informants included Joe Lisa, Tom Ritchie,

and Laurie Zurn.

 

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6. While the Guardian's Office was disbanded, the same was

done in "name" only. The role was assumed by the Office of

Special Affairs International located in Los Angeles at the old

Ceders Complex.

7. Scientology still ran covert operations that included

planting people as spies, bugging of rooms and raiding people's

garbage, particularly opposing legal staff, looking for

information.

8. The Office of Special Affairs International has a public

relations division which subscribes to a "clipping service" and

maintains files concerning publicity and articles generated

concerning the Church of Scientology.

9. The Office of Special Affairs International further has

a legal division which monitors all legal cases involving the

Church of Scientology and maintains records relating thereto.

10. In 1984 I attended a meeting of high Church of

Scientology officials, including David Miscavige, Starkey, and

Marty Rathburn. At this meeting Mr. Miscavige said that something

had to be done about "squirrels." "Squirrels" is a Scientology

term for people who have left Scientology and offer an altered

version of Scientology technology to the public. I personally

heard Mr. Miscavige discuss getting their "field people" to go out

and beat up squirrels. (In Scientology, field people are

Scientologists not employed specifically by the Church.) These

instructions were given to Warren McShane. Plans were discussed

as to who would do it.

 

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11. In late 1986, I saw a directive concerning planting

someone close to Bent Corydon in order to obtain the manuscript of

his book that he was writing on L. Ron Hubbard.

12. In 1982, I listened to a tape of L. Ron Hubbard

outlining a plan, the purpose of which was to take over control of

the Missions so that Scientology could control the Mission money

and assets. It would also give Scientology the power to control

and dictate activities of any Missions. Prior to this, Missions

were generally autonomous.

13. As part of this plan, the purpose of the plan was not to

be disclosed to the Mission holders. A sales pitch was created to

falsely advise Mission holders that the new articles and by-laws

would make their Missions better and more independent.

I declare under penalty of perjury that the above is true and

correct to the best of my belief.

Executed on May 31, 1988, at Dallas, Texas.

 

[signed]

Vicki Aznaran

 

 

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