Sister of Scientology head spared drug, DUI conviction - 2013-07-09
Denise Gentile, a sister of David Miscavige, chairman of the church's Board of Religious Technology Center, did not appear at Monday's hearing in Pinellas County, the Tampa Bay Times reported. The plea bargain calls for her to undergo an alcohol evaluation, attend classes for drunk drivers, pay $800 in court costs and meet with victims of drunk driving.
Gentile, 53, of Clearwater was arrested in January after St. Petersburg police pulled her over for a traffic violation. Officers said they found several marijuana cigars in her vehicle and said she was under the influence of alcohol.