Blog: 33 ...for the defendant Valli - 2009-10-21

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F0.png 33 ...for the defendant Valli October 21, 2009, Jonny Jacobsen, Infinite Complacency

June 16: A devoted Scientologist risks being convicted for his beliefs because the government has left the job of dealing with Scientology to the courts instead of assuming its responsibilities, his lawyer argued.

Jean-François Valli, who had worked for both the non-profit Celebrity Centre and the for-profit Scientology bookshop, faced a charge of organised fraud.

His lawyer, Maître Virginie Benmayor, took as her starting point the remarkable volte-face performed by the prosecution in this case.