Scientology leader wanted a deal - 2000-06-14

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F15.png Scientology leader wanted a deal June 14, 2000, Thomas C. Tobin, St. Petersburg Times

Alarmed at the "massive impact" of two criminal charges, the Church of Scientology's worldwide leader quickly offered Pinellas County's top prosecutor a deal.

Drop the charges, David Miscavige told State Attorney Bernie McCabe in November 1998, and the church would make a $500,000 donation to the county's EMS system.

It also would pay the nearly $200,000 in expenses incurred in what then was a three-year investigation into Lisa McPherson's 1995 death while in the care of her fellow Scientologists.

In addition, Miscavige offered to pay the $15,000 the church would have been fined if convicted of the charges.

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{{cite news | first = Thomas C. | last = Tobin | title = Scientology leader wanted a deal | url = | work = St. Petersburg Times | date = June 14, 2000 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}