71 ARRESTED IN SCIENTOLOGY PROBE - 1988-11-26

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F43.png 71 ARRESTED IN SCIENTOLOGY PROBE November 26, 1988, Washington Post

MADRID -- A judge ordered nine people jailed Tuesday as part of a fraud and forgery probe of the Church of Scientology. Three Americans, including the church's president, were among 71 people arrested.

Judge Jose Maria Vazquez Honrubia said he was still questioning people arrested in a police sweep of Scientology members on Sunday. The raid capped a nine-month investigation into complaints by Spaniards who said they had been bilked by the church.

Questioning of suspects was delayed two hours Tuesday after a bomb threat forced the evacuation of Madrid's 21st District Court.


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