Two structures of Scientology and five French Scientologists were accused of taking advantage of the vulnerability of former followers.
Le Point.fr - Posted on 02/02/2012 at 09:13 - Edited on 02/02/2012 at 09:24
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A reminder of the original convictions, fines and sentences.......The Court of Appeal of Paris condemned on Thursday the two main structures of the French Church of Scientology to a total fine of 600,000 euros for "organized fraud". The fine structures in both Paris, the Celebrity Centre and its library SEL, is identical to that imposed at trial. Five Scientologists have also been sentenced on appeal to sentences ranging from 10 000 euro fine and 2 years suspended sentence and 30,000 euros fine.
The trial was cut short in November due to the departure of the defendants and their lawyers . The prosecution accused the two main structures of Scientology French, the Spiritual Association of the Church of Scientology - Celebrity Centre and its library SEL - and five Scientologists have taken advantage of the vulnerability of former followers for extracting large sums of money.
At trial, the two corporations were fined respectively 400,000 and 200,000 euros, and the other defendants to prison terms ranging from 2 000 euro fine and 2 years suspended sentence and 30 of 000 fine. At the appeal hearing, the prosecutor's office requested the fines and suspended prison sentence weighed down against the majority of defendants. He asked for fines "not inferior" to 1 million and 500,000 euros against the Celebrity Centre and the SEL, but not disqualification. In the first instance, in 2009, the court ruled: "A disqualification might cause the continuation of activities outside any legal framework."
*Note 4b and 5b. Sabine Jacquart and Aline Fabre came off worse after the appeal.
1. GUILTY Alain Rosenberg. 2 years prison (suspended) 30,000E fine *+
2. GUILTY Didier Michaux 18months Prison (suspended) 20,000E fine *
3. GUILTY Jean-François Valli 18months Prison (suspended) 10,000E fine *
4. GUILTY Sabine Jacquart 10months Prison (suspended) 5,000E fine *+
* increased on appeal 4b. GUILTY Sabine Jacquart 2 years prison (suspended) 30,000E fine *+
5. GUILTY Aline Fabre 2,000E fine ~
* increased on appeal 5b. GUILTY Aline Fabre 10,000E fine ~
6. GUILTY Marie Anne Pasturel 1,000E fine ~
7. GUILTY Celebrity Centre 400,000E fine * Ordered to publish details of judgment.
8. GUILTY Scientology Bookstore 200,000E fine * Ordered to publish details of judgment.
* = organized fraud
+ = complicity in the illegal exercise of pharmacy
~ = illegal exercise of pharmacy
Note: (7) & (8 ) are ordered to pay for the details of the conviction to be published in the major French and English-language news outlets including Le Monde, Le Figaro, Libération, the Herald Tribune and Time Magazine – and their websites.
Other individual orders and penalties such as for damages and costs awarded to the plaintiffs add further 27,450 Euros to the total.
Other related threads, discussions:
WWP: https://whyweprotest.net/community/thre ... ars.99675/
OCMB: France: Scientology appeal trial Nov. 3 - Dec. 1, 2011: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=35279
Some background reading. Previous OCMB Media threads during the original 2009 trial:
SCIENTOLOGY TRIED FOR FRAUD: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=30663
New french law makes scientology ban illegal in France: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=31290
FRANCE: Court Ruling on Scientology cases *** GUILTY ***: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=31507