Attorney Ken Dandar helped McPherson’s family battle the church, but years later, the Church is still trying to stop Dandar from helping other families.
“According to Dandar, “Something doesn’t smell right.” We asked him what the public should think when they see this and he added: “Something bad is going on in Pinellas County.”
Dandar is talking about how the Church settled the Lisa McPherson case. A former top-ranking Scientologist- Marty Rathbun says the Pinellas County Judge handling the McPherson case, Judge Robert Beach, should never have met with Church attorney Lee Fugate about the case.
According to Rathbun “Fugate was convincing Beach this case had nothing to do with justice; it had nothing to do with recompense; it was a bunch of money-hungry relatives that didn’t care about McPherson.”
However, Judge Robert Beach says, “I have never had any conversations with Scientologists outside of the courtroom.
But Dandar, who is suing the Church- saying it violated his civil rights, says the issues go way beyond one judge.
“The implication not only involves attorneys and a judge; it involves law enforcement.”
Five years after Kyle’s death, an interesting story was reported by WTSP News in Tampa. On November 9, 2012, Mark C. Rathbun—Scientology’s former number-two man—gave sworn testimony accusing Clearwater-area judges and lawyers of criminal wrongdoing regarding another Scientology-related lawsuit.
Scientology, Clearwater, and Corruption
Declaration of Sue Rudd; David Miscavige
Character assassination of Ken Dandar by Steven D. Merryday
Deposition excerpt of S. Brennan
Tom Brennan; A Weapon and Bullet List of Contradictory Statements
Deposition Excerpt of Defendant Tom Brennan
Affidavit of Victoria Britton
Wrongful Death Complaint-Excerpt
Dr. Stephen McNamara