While hunting Soviet spy, FBI feared angering Scientologists - 2017-02-23

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F0.png While hunting Soviet spy, FBI feared angering Scientologists February 23, 2017, Michael Best, Muckrock

A Priority Teletype from the FBI's Legat in London to the Director outlined an interesting problem - the Bureau had been asked to help with a case involving Stig Bergling, a Swede who had apparently been spying for the Soviets, and a woman in the Tampa area might have information as to his whereabouts.

There was just one snag - they were afraid it might lead to a confrontation with the Church of Scientology.

Despite the concerns, the interview went forward. The details of this woman's involvement are mostly redacted. In a subsequent interview, the mystery woman explained that she had only ever spoken to Stig Bergling AKA Stig Sandberg once, and that was on the phone.

Wikipedia cite:
{{cite news | first = Michael | last = Best | title = While hunting Soviet spy, FBI feared angering Scientologists | url = https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2017/feb/23/fbi-soviets-scientologists/ | work = Muckrock | date = February 23, 2017 | accessdate = February 25, 2017 }}