Judge Jails Nine In Scientology Sweep - 1988-11-22
MADRID, SPAIN MADRID, Spain (AP) _ A judge ordered nine people jailed Tuesday as part of a fraud-and-forgery probe of the Church of Scientology. Three Americans, including the church's president, were among 71 people arrested.
Judge Jose Maria Vazquez Honrubia said he was still questioning people arrested during a police sweep of alleged Scientology members on Sunday. The raid capped a nine-month investigation into complaints by Spaniards who said they had been bilked by the church.
Questioning of suspects was delayed two hours Tuesday after a bomb threat forced the evacuation of Madrid's 21st District Court.