Scientologists led away in handcuffs after stunning evidence of fraud heard in L.A. court - 2019-10-02
At the conclusion of the first day in their preliminary hearing yesterday afternoon at Los Angeles Superior Court, Scientologists Hanan Islam, 60, and her son Ronnie "Rizza" Islam, 29, were led away in handcuffs to spend the night in jail.
Their hearing will continue this afternoon with more testimony from state investigators that the Islams ran a Scientology Narconon rehab in Compton using unwitting high school students supplied by corrupt educators to defraud the state's Medi-Cal insurance program of about $3 million.
The Underground Bunker was fortunate to have correspondent Jeffrey Augustine on the scene for the dramatic day in court yesterday when Hanan and Rizza continued their "sovereign citizen" arguments and attempted to serve papers on the court "firing" Judge Michael Pastor from the case. When she refused to stop talking over the judge, Hanan was taken into custody in the courtroom and charged with contempt of court. Later, Rizza was also arrested and charged with contempt.