Posted by: becketfund | October 28, 2009

France: Church of Scientology Convicted of Fraud

PARIS – Judges fined the Church of Scientology Celebrity Center and bookshop in Paris $900,000 on October 27 for fleecing vulnerable followers, but did not ban the group from operating in France, AFP reported on October 28. France regards Scientology as a cult, not a religion, and has prosecuted individual Scientologists before, but this case marks the first time the organization as a whole has been punished.

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