Who's who in Nationwide Title Clearing - 2011-01-30
Nationwide Title Clearing, a Palm Harbor company that processes documents for the residential mortgage industry, is owned by members of the Church of Scientology and some of its top managers are Scientologists.
Norm Novitsky: Novitsky started Nationwide Title Clearing in 1992. Now retired, but still listed as an officer, he lives in California, where his BluNile film company is producing a horror movie, Pray for Morning. In October, Novitsky filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy listing $1.63 million in debts, some from soured real estate ventures. He owes $100,000 to the IRS. The Novitskys, along with the families of other Nationwide Title Clearing owners (Hillman, Marsh, Kezsbom, Kugler, and Turbin), collectively donated at least $1 million to Scientology's Super Power building in Clearwater.
Edward E. Marsh III: An owner of Nationwide Title Clearing since its early days, Marsh had a company, Charter Financial, that made loans to several Scientologists in the Clearwater area from 2002 to 2004, public records show. Marsh and his wife, Kathy, live in California.