Tax suits involve land sold by judge - Rives says he'll step aside in Scientologists' case - 1988-12-24

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F15.png Tax suits involve land sold by judge - Rives says he'll step aside in Scientologists' case December 24, 1988, Stephen Koff, St. Petersburg Times

A judge presiding over a lawsuit concerning Church of Scientology properties sold one of those properties to the church nine years ago.

Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge Howard P. Rives said there is no conflict in his role because he has ruled only on technical legal points in the case.

But he acknowledged a potential for an appearance of conflict of interest, especially as the broader issues of the case are addressed. He said he wants to remove himself from the case before then.

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{{cite news | first = Stephen | last = Koff | title = Tax suits involve land sold by judge - Rives says he'll step aside in Scientologists' case | url = http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/sptimes/access/51441961.html?dids=51441961:51441961&FMT=FT | work = St. Petersburg Times | date = December 24, 1988 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}