Scientology caught in a lie to federal court - but will the judge care? - 2017-03-06
The latest twist in the Luis and Rocio Garcia federal fraud case against the Church of Scientology is a new court motion asking for a deposition to take place after the Garcias say they caught the church lying to the court and to Judge James Whittemore.
If you've kept up on the 2013 lawsuit with us, you know that Judge Whittemore ordered the Garcias to honor the contracts they had signed while members of the church and take their dispute over several hundred thousand dollars in donations to Scientology's internal "arbitration." The Garcias would rather have their allegations hashed out in court, but Whittemore said he couldn't dispute Scientology contracts without violating Scientology's First Amendment rights of religious expression.