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AFFIDAVIT OF MICHAEL J. FLYNN

 

I, MICHAEL J. FLYNN, swear under the pains and

penalties of perjury under the laws of Massachusetts, California,

Nevada, Florida and the United States, that the statements

made in this affidavit are true.

 

1) On Monday, July 23, 1984, I received a telephone

call from a reporter from the Boston Globe who advised me

that affidavits were being filed on that date in the case of

Miller v. Flanagan, Los Angeles Federal District Court, re-

lating to claims by an individual named Ala Tamimi, that I

had participated with him in the attempted forgery of a two-

million dollar check drawn on an account of L. Ron Hubbard.

Up to that date, I had never heard the name Ala Tamimi.

To this date, I have never met with him, seen him, talked to

him on the telephone, or had any involvement with him of any

nature or description. He is a total stranger to me. The

meetings, conversations, and involvements described by

Tamimi in his affidavit with respect to me are completely

false. As to Tamimi's participation in the check incident,

I have no knowledge of what he did or did not do, but the

first information that I have ever received relative to his

participation in this incident was on July 23, 1984, when

the reporter called me on the telephone and advised me of

Tamimi's affidavit.

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2) I first learned of an attempt to pass a two-

million dollar check drawn on the account of L. Ron Hubbard

on June 14, 1982, while I was staying at the Holiday Inn

Surfside in Clearwater Beach, Florida. I was in Florida at

that time as special counsel to the City of Clearwater for

the purpose of dealing with various matters in the aftermath

of the hearings held before the Clearwater City Commission

in May 1982, relative to L. Ron Hubbard and the Church of

Scientology. While at the Holiday Inn Surfside, I received

a telephone call or calls from Mr. Joseph Snyder of Security

Management Services, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts, who had

been retained by the Bank of New England for the purposes of

finding L. Ron Hubbard and obtaining information from Hubbard

as to the circumstances surrounding the two-million dollar

check. Mr. Synder informed me that approximately one week

prior to his phone call, someone had attempted to pass a

two-million dollar check on an account of L. Ron Hubbard in

the Middle East Bank in New York City.

 

3) I had met Mr. Snyder for the first time many

months prior to his calling me in Florida, when I delivered

a speech concerning L. Ron Hubbard and the Church of Scien-

tology to a group called the American Society for Industrial

Security. The speech was well received and related to the

intelligence/espionage tactics of Scientology which kindled

the interest of many of the investigators present including

Mr. Snyder. The speech to the group of which Mr. Snyder was

a part was the only involvement with him that I had ever had

 

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of any nature or description up until the time that I re-

ceived the phone call from him in June 1982 concerning the

check.

 

4) When Mr. Snyder called me on or about June 14,

1982, he said that he had attended the speech that I had

given relative to Hubbard and the Church of Scientology and

that he was working in the employ of the Bank of New England

for purposes of finding Hubbard. He was reluctant to give

me any details on the telephone but agreed to pick me up at

Logan Airport in Boston when I arrived back from Clearwater,

Florida. After returning from Florida, I met with Mr.

Snyder and his colleague, Andrew Fink, on several occasions,

provided them all of the information that I could relative

to Hubbard and Scientology, and thereafter I had a telephone

conversation with Mr. Kevin Sheehan, an executive at the

Bank of New England relative to the check incident.

 

5) In November 1982, as a result of several factors

set forth below, Ronald DeWolf, the oldest son of L. Ron

Hubbard, decided to bring a "missing person" petition in

Riverside Probate Court in order to obtain a judicial

determination of his father's legal status. I represented

Mr. DeWolf in this petition. During the pendency of the

petition, I was contacted by numerous individuals both

inside the Church of Scientology and outside relative to

circumstantial evidence suggesting that some of L. Ron

Hubbard's closest aides may have been involved with the

 

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check incident. This information included the fact that one

Jan R. Goergen, president of Intercap, Ltd., L. Ron Hubbard's

primary investment advisor, had received large sums of

money from the same Hubbard account at the Bank of New

England on which the 2 million dollar check was drawn, and

that Goergen was involved in several gem transactions in-

volving L. Ron Hubbard. Most significantly, the vice

president of that company, David Delozier, had been indicted

by an Arizona Grand Jury and Delozier was then being inves-

tigated for his contacts with organized crime.

 

6) During the pendency of the Probate petition

relative to Hubbard's missing person's status, and in other

litigation in the United States relative to Hubbard and the

Church of Scientology, substantial evidence was produced

that Hubbard's name had been forged on several legal documents,

that David Miscavige had allegedly notarized Hubbard's

signature during a period when both the Church of Scientology

and Hubbard's attorneys had claimed that there were no means

to communicate with Hubbard, that no one had communicated

with him since February 1980 and that no one connected with

the Church of Scientology had seen him since that period of

time. However, David Miscavige was then the highest ranking

official of the Church of Scientology. Additionally, Mary

Sue Hubbard had filed affidavits in various cases stating

that she had not seen her husband since late 1979. However,

evidence was adduced that she and her husband had purportedly

signed powers of attorney together in July 1980, in Los

 

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Angeles, approximately seven months after she had allegedly

last seen Hubbard. The foregoing facts, together with the

indictment of Intercap's principal, David Delozier, together with the

attempted passing of the two million dollar check,

which was attempted at the same time that large sums of

money were paid to Intercap by Hubbard, together with the fact that

Hubbard had been defaulted in the Cooper case and

was about to be defaulted in other cases, and lastly based

on the fact that Hubbard's own attorney, Alan Goldfarb,

stated that Hubbard was a missing person, all warranted a

finding that Hubbard was indeed missing. However, the day

before the Riverside Probate Court was going to rule on

Hubbard's missing person's status in connection with a

motion for summary judgment filed by Mary Sue Hubbard, a

declaration purportedly signed by L. Ron Hubbard was pro-

duced stating that his affairs were being handled by Author

Services, Inc. Based on the declaration of L. Ron Hubbard,

the Court adjudicated that L. Ron Hubbard was not a missing

person.

 

7) During the pendency of the Probate proceeding

relative to Hubbard's missing person's status, Hubbard's

attorneys retained Eugene M. Ingram. Ingram had previously

been dismissed from the Los Angeles Police Department for

pandering, pimping, conspiring to run a house of prostitution

and aiding narcotics dealers. Ingram was also indicted for

conspiracy to obstruct justice and on the pimping, pandering

and prostitution charges, but the indictment was later

 

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dismissed.

 

8) Between May 1983 and the present, Ingram,

other private investigators including Andrew Palermo of

Boston, Massachusetts, and various Scientology agents, have

engaged in a consistent course of conduct to harass, intimidate

and to "frame" me for the check incident. This conduct

includes close constant surveillance by as many as four

automobiles at a time following me in Boston, Los Angeles,

and other locales, contacting my clients and informing them

that I was a drug dealer, that I was connected to organized

crime, and that together with my brother, Kevin Flynn, I

had attempted to pass L. Ron Hubbard's two million dollar

check, for which I was going to be indicted, that I was

going to be disbarred, and similar statements.

 

9) In January 1984, Ingram placed full-page ads

in the Washington Post, the New York Times and the Boston

Globe offering a one hundred thousand dollar reward for

information leading to the arrest and conviction of the

person or persons responsible for the two million dollar check

incident. Individuals responding to the advertisement

including several newspaper reporters such as Beverly Ford

of the Boston Herald and Glen Fowler of the New York Times

were told that the primary suspects in the check incident

were Michael Flynn and his brother, Kevin Flynn and that

evidence existed to prove that Kevin Flynn had trespassed

into various areas of the Bank in order to steal checks of

 

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L. Ron Hubbard. Ingram used the reward offer as a means

to pay Ala Tamimi and his brother, Akil Tamimi a large

sum of money (at least $25,000) for purposes of signing a false

affidavit. Tamimi is currently wanted in four countries,

and he has been indicted for fraud, and in two separate

cases for perjury.

 

10) On Monday, July 23, 1984, Hubbard, and the

Church of Scientology through its attorneys John Peterson

and Donald Randolph, launched an international "black propaganda"

campaign against me by filing the false declarations of Ala

Tamimi and Akil Tamimi in the Los Angeles Federal District

Court, issuing press releases throughout the United States

which were sent to most of my clients and friends, and

holding press conferences in Los Angeles, Boston, New York,

and Clearwater, Florida. In the press releases, the press

conferences, television and radio appearances, and in private

interviews with individuals from the media, Ingram, Heber

Jentzsch and John Peterson have falsely stated that I offered

$400,000 to Ala Tamimi to forge one of L. Ron Hubbard's

checks. This media blitz to destroy my reputation based on

completely false testimony of an indicted perjurer, (Tamimi)

procured by Eugene Ingram, a known sex offender, and paid

off by the Church of Scientology whose top eleven leaders

have all been convicted of a variety of crimes for which

they were incarcerated in Federal prison, is despicable

beyond description. The media blitz was timed to defuse the

recent juducial findings made by Judge Paul Breckenridge of

 

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the Los Angeles Superior Court in the case of Church of

Scientology v. Armstrong, C.A. No. C 420 153, wherein Judge

Breckenridge ruled that Hubbard was a "pathological liar"

and that the Organization was a "massive fraud" that engaged

in a "form of blackmail and extortion against its members."

Similarly, a high court judge in London in a 50-page opinion,

ruled that Scientology was "immoral, corrupt and sinister"

and that its methods were "grimly reminiscent of the ranting

and bullying of Hitler and his henchmen." In an effort to

counter the growing world-wide awareness of Scientology, its

methods and practices, Hubbard, Peterson, Ingram, and agents

of Hubbard have implemented the familiar policy of "attack

the attacker" for purposes of destroying my reputation based

on knowlingly false testimony.

 

11) As a result of the constant, close and harassive

surveillance, and as a result of the frame-up now being en-

gineered against me, which is being disseminated in the news

media world-wide, my family and I have suffered extreme

emotional anguish, great loss of reputation, and substantial

interference with my law practice.

 

12) The pattern of conduct now engaged in by

Hubbard and his agents is similar to past activities they

have engaged in against their critics, including the frame-

ups of Gene Allard, Paulette Cooper, and Gabriel Cazares,

the mayor of Clearwater, as well as numerous harassive

activities taken against judges, lawyers, the American

 

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Medical Association, reporters, and anyone who has attempted

to speak out against Hubbard and his Organization. For some

examples of this type of conduct, I have attached the

"Sentencing Memorandum" of the United States Government

hereto, as Exhibit A.

 

13) The Church of Scientology and Hubbard through

its agent, Eugene Ingram, have also procured an affidavit

from George Edgerly stating that I offered a bribe to Edgerly

not to testify in his own defense in exchange for the payment

of $500.00 per week to Edgerly's wife, that Edgerly accepted

this proposal and that I paid him $1,000.00 several weeks

later. The statements of Edgerly are completely false.

Edgerly has been convicted of first degree murder and is

presently serving a life prison sentence in Massachusetts.

He has also been convicted of fraud, and he had previously

been indicted for the murder of his wife. He is a well-

known and infamous criminal in Massachusetts. The fact that

Hubbard and Scientology would accept as true the statements

of a convicted murderer is indicative of the desperate measures

that they are now willing to employ in order to rebut the

truthful findings of Judge Breckenridge in the Armstrong case

and of Judge Latey in England.

 

14) The Edgerly and the Tamimi affidavits both

procured from infamous criminals by Eugene Ingram in exchange

for the payment of large sums of money is a transparent attempt

to frame me as Hubbard and his Organization have previously

 

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done or attempted with Paulette Cooper, Gabriel Cazares,

and Eugene Allard. See for example, documents attached

hereto as Exhibit B, reflecting "operations" against the

above named people by Scientology. Hubbard and his Organization

have also attempted to victimized judges and lawyers who

have fought to bring them to justice. See for example, the

article attached hereto as Exhibit C, "Scientologists' War

Against Judges."

 

In sum, the recent "attack" against me by Ingram and

Hubbard based on the false declarations of convicted criminals,

both of which are now serving time in prison, is transparent

and outrageous. I have turned the entire matter over to the

United States Attorney's Office in Boston, Massachusetts and

have requested that criminal charges be brought against Ingram,

and others responsible for manufacturing this outrageous attempt

to frame me.

 

Finally, the Church of Scientology and the Hubbards

have unsucessfully attempted to disqualify me from representing

my clients in other Scientology related proceedings. I

have attached hereto as Exhibit D, a copy of the Los Angeles

Superior Court's ruling in the recent case of Church of Scien-

tology v. Armstrong, No. C 420 153, in which disqualification

was denied. I have also attached hereto as Exhibit E a copy

of the Court's decision in that case.

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Signed under the pains and penalties of perjury

this 10th day of August, 1984.

 

Signature Michael J. Flynn Affidavit 08-10-1984

 

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