Belgium charges Scientologists with extortion - 2007-09-05

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F73.png Belgium charges Scientologists with extortion September 5, 2007, Reuters, Sydney Morning Herald

Belgian prosecutors today accused the Church of Scientology of extortion, fraud and other crimes and sought to bring it and key members to trial.

Federal prosecutors said they were charging the church in Belgium, its European office in Brussels and 12 members with offences including the illegal practice of medicine and breaches of commercial practices.

Prosecutors were also considering whether the church should be considered a criminal organisation after an investigation prompted by complaints 10 years ago.


{{cite news | author = Reuters | title = Belgium charges Scientologists with extortion | url = http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/belgium-charges-scientologists-with-extortion/2007/09/05/1188783277713.html | work = Sydney Morning Herald | date = September 5, 2007 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}