Testimony: Church of Scientology spurred critic's arrest - 2001-05-23
The judge allowed the questioning, and at closed-door depositions May 15 another lawyer explained the church's involvement to Andrews.
The private detectives work for her firm, Moxon & Kobrin, lawyer Helena Kobrin told the judge. Moxon & Kobrin is involved in a civil case involving allegations of wrongful death, she said.
Upon further questioning by Andrews, Kobrin acknowledged what de Vlaming has been alleging all along. Moxon & Kobrin, a Los Angeles law firm, represents the church.
The estate of church member Lisa McPherson has a wrongful death lawsuit pending against the church in Pinellas. Prince, a former church official now employed by a group that is critical of the church, is listed as an expert witness in the wrongful death case, Kobrin said.