Dentist Back in Business, Past Patients Claim He Owes Them Money - 2012-02-15
"In the midst of all this we find out that a certain amount of money over the course of that fraudulent transfer period was paid to Church of Scientology entities," said the trustee's attorney Frank Terzo.
That is the crux of the complaint. The trustee states Piedra's practice "perpetrated a scheme to defraud patients," and in the four years prior to the bankruptcy filing approximately $2.2 million were transferred from the practice to various Church of Scientology-related entities.
"We did settle with the church for almost, with all the affiliates approximately $400,000," said Makumal.