Scientology's Clark Carr: Those letters after my name were no good and I didn't know it - 2014-12-17
Clark Carr We have a few legal updates for you today as we do our best to keep track of the many different lawsuits that Scientology is involved in around the country.
There's more back and forth between Narconon International's president, Clark Carr, and the National Association of Forensic Counselors. If you recall, the NAFC filed a massive lawsuit - with 82 defendants - against Scientology and its drug rehab network, Narconon, alleging that Scientology had been misusing the NAFC's trademarks and logos for several years in an attempt to make the rehab program appear more legitimate than it is. The ultimate aim of this effort was to attract people into the program and then into Scientology itself, the NAFC alleged. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Oklahoma, because that's where the rehab system's flagship facility is - the ailing Narconon Arrowhead.
But then Carr countered by filing a class action lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court, saying that he and an undefined number of other people had been harmed by the NAFC's "fraudulent" and useless certifications. Carr said that although the NAFC claimed its certifications for drug counselors were "national" in scope, they aren't recognized by California state government, where Narconon International is headquartered. Carr had apparently just realized this was the case after listing "CCDC" after his name for years - the Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor certification that the NAFC issues.