Letter from Attorney Julia Dragojevic to Attorney John G. Peterson

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CONTOS & BUNCH
LAWYERS
5855 TOPANGA CANYON BOULEVARD
SUITE 400
WOODLAND HILLS, California 91367-4694
(818) 716-0400

MANUFACTURERS BANK BUILDING
1201 DOVE STREET
PENTHOUSE
NEWPORT REACH, CALIFORNIA 92660-2841
(714) 752-0488
November 9, 1984 REPLY TO: Woodland Hills
John G. Peterson
PETERSON & BRYNAN
Suite 407
8530 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Charlotte Ashmun
OVERLAND, BERKE, WESLEY, GITS,
RANDOLPH & LEVANAS
Suite 300
10951 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Re: Church of Scientology of California v. Armstrong, Case No. C 420 153

Dear Mr. Peterson and Ms. Ashmun:

I have been advised by my client, Gerald Armstrong, that an olive-colored briefcase was taken from the locked trunk of his car on November 8, 1984, sometime between the hours of 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. At that time, Mr. Armstrong’s car was parked in the underground garage of the Los Angeles Mall. The briefcase contained an original handwritten manuscript and artwork of approximately 350 pages, as well as a number of other papers. The manuscript is comprised of a series of letters written to L. Ron Hubbard in care of the  law firm of Lenkse, Lenske, Heller and Magasin. The letters were written on Old Country Tree Bond, 100% cotton fibre paper.

The manuscript has inestimable value to Mr. Armstrong. Its loss has placed him in shock and emotional upheaval.

Just prior to his arrival at the Los Angeles Mall, Mr. Armstrong was followed by three individuals, one of  whom he recognized as a member of your client. The three indi-viduals drove up alongside Mr. Armstrong at the Vermont offramp of the Hollywood Freeway and took photographs of him

John G. Peterson
Charlotte Ashmun
November 9, 1984
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as he sat in his car. This occurred at approximately 2:15 p.m. on November 8, 1984.

This letter will serve as a demand for the return of Mr. Armstrong’s briefcase, manuscript and papers and  will further serve as a request that the photographs and negatives taken of Mr. Armstrong be sent to me.

Very truly yours,
CONTOS & BUNCH
[signed]
JULIA DRAGOJEVIC

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cc: Larry Heller - Lenske, Lenske, Heller & Magasin
Gerald Armstrong
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