Declaration of Sue Rudd
Mark C. Rathbun, a former senior executive of the Church of Scientology
Scientology, Clearwater & Corruption
Excerpt from the deposition of Mark C. Rathbun
” Rathbun says the Church hired another attorney, former prosecutor Lee Fugate, to have illegal ex-parte meetings with judges involved in the case.”Rathbun says, “listen, Lee Fugate, his value was to schmooze. As a matter of fact, that’s what David Miscavige and myself used to say. Let’s get Lee to schmooze; let’s get Lee to schmooze.”
An exchange between Attorney Fugate and Clearwater police detective Steven Bohling (Kyle Brennan death investigation).
“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.”
The Church of Scientology: documented accusations of corruption attempts and bribery dating from the 1980s