Scientology starts collecting $1 million judgment from long-time Tampa nemesis - 2014-10-03
The Church of Scientology has begun collecting a $1.07 million court judgment from one of its chief challengers, Tampa lawyer Ken Dandar, who has waged high-profile legal fights against Scientology off and on for 17 years.
Armed with a court order, the church garnished the bank account of the law firm of Dandar and Dandar on Sept. 26. Ken Dandar and his brother, Thomas, have practiced together for years.
The move caps a lengthy and acrimonious court battle. It stems from Dandar's decision in 2009 to represent a Virginia woman in a wrongful-death suit filed against the church in Clearwater after her son died while visiting his Scientologist father.