Scientologist defendants plead not guilty as Medi-Cal fraud trial scheduled for Nov 21 - 2019-10-23
Yesterday at Los Angeles Superior Court, four defendants were arraigned and pleaded not guilty to charges that they ran a sophisticated scheme at a Scientology Narconon rehab clinic, defrauding the Medi-Cal insurance program of almost $4 million.
Trial has been set to begin on November 21 in the court of Judge Robert J. Perry, who handled yesterday's arraignment.
Our man Jeffrey Augustine was in court to watch the proceedings. He says that Hanan Islam, 60, was once again brought into the courtroom in jail blues, as she's still in custody since she was arrested during a court hearing on October 1. She's now in jail on $250,000 bail until the trial begins.