A Scientologist is running for lieutenant governor in Nevada - and it's who you probably suspect - 2018-03-31

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F347.png A Scientologist is running for lieutenant governor in Nevada - and it's who you probably suspect March 31, 2018, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

Brent Jones is back, and this time he's aiming high.

You might remember the name. He's a Scientologist who was elected to Nevada's Assembly and served from 2015 to 2016. We wrote about him at the time not only because it's pretty rare for Scientologists to hold elected office but also because of his involvement with the sale of snake oil and ostrich eggs.

Way back in the year 2000, our colleague Ron Russell at New Times Los Angeles wrote about Jones' involvement in the sad case of Raul Lopez, a Southern California man who received $1.7 million in a settlement after suffering brain damage in a car accident. Scientology pounced on the suddenly wealthy young man, finding creative ways to get him to part with his money, including investing in ostrich eggs, which Jones, his attorney, helped facilitate.

Wikipedia cite:
{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = A Scientologist is running for lieutenant governor in Nevada - and it's who you probably suspect | url = https://tonyortega.org/2018/03/31/a-scientologist-is-running-for-lieutenant-governor-in-nevada-and-its-who-you-probably-suspect/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = March 31, 2018 | accessdate = March 31, 2018 }}