DOX: The full FBI file from its 2009-2010 human trafficking investigation of Scientology - 2017-08-21
Several weeks ago, we got access to the FBI's file on its 2009-2010 human trafficking investigation of the Church of Scientology when Melissa Cronin of RadarOnline shared her copy with us, with certain restrictions.
Now we've received an additional copy of the file thanks to journalist Emma Best, who is suing the FBI over numerous document requests she has made. Our new copy comes without restrictions, and so today we're making the entire file available for you to go through, page by page. (The Bunker's own request, made more than two years ago, is taking longer and we are hoping that it means the release will be more comprehensive.)
Lawrence Wright first revealed in his 2011 New Yorker article about Paul Haggis that the FBI was investigating Scientology for the way it treated its Sea Org workers. But as we explained later, by the time Wright made that public, the FBI had already ended its probe.