FBI's Scientology investigation: Balancing the First Amendment with charges of abuse and forced labor - 2013-01-12

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F7.png FBI's Scientology investigation: Balancing the First Amendment with charges of abuse and forced labor January 12, 2013, Joe Childs, Tampa Bay Times

The Church of Scientology imposes a raft of restrictions and mental controls on its religious workers, who grind on, abiding 100-hour workweeks.

In mid 2009, two FBI agents based in Los Angeles quietly started investigating the church's treatment of its workers. Investigators continued through 2010 and into 2011. It was the FBI's first known criminal investigation of Scientology in 30 years.


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