Real Estate Developer Convicted Of Fraud In Scientology Trial - 1986-12-30
BOSTON (AP) _ A man has been convicted of trying to force the Church of Scientology to pay $100,000 for bogus information about a forged $1.5 million check on the account of the late church founder, L. Ron Hubbard.
George T. Kattar, 67, of Methuen, was found guilt Monday of one count of extortion, but was acquitted of three counts of wire fraud and one of accepting stolen money. He faces up to 20 years in prison when he's sentenced Feb. 6.
A co-defendant, lawyer Harvey Brower, 49, of Swampscott, was acquitted on all five counts by the U.S. District Court jury.