Judge orders Scientology leader jailed - 1988-11-24

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F15.png Judge orders Scientology leader jailed November 24, 1988, Stephen Koff, St. Petersburg Times

Scientology's leader was ordered jailed without bail in Spain on Wednesday pending possible charges of engaging in criminal acts. If convicted, he could face more than 30 years in prison, officials said.

Heber Jentzsch, 53, president of the Los Angeles-based Church of Scientology International, was interrogated by Judge Jose Maria Vasquez Honrubia.

The judge ordered that Jentzsch and 10 other church members be held pending possible charges including illicit association, coercion, fraud, labor law violations, tax evasion and flight of capital, officials said.

Bail "won't be allowed in this case," said Helga Soto, a spokeswoman at the Spanish Embassy in Washington.


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