Two Men Linked To Mob Charged In Bilking Church of Scientology - 1986-05-29

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F372.png Two Men Linked To Mob Charged In Bilking Church of Scientology May 29, 1986, Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) _ Two men have been charged with trying to extort $100,000 from the Church of Scientology by threats and offers of phony evidence about a $2 million check forged on the account of church founder L. Ron Hubbard.

George T. Kattar, 67, of Methuen, and Harvey Brower, 49, of Swampscott, were charged Wednesday with a count each of attempted extortion, three of wire fraud, one of receiving and disposing of funds moving in interstate commerce, and with making threats of violence against church officials.

The men were named in a federal indictment handed up May 23, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Brackett B. Denniston III.


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