The original report published on May 19, 2010 by the Turin edition of the daily La Stampa is available online only by subscription, but the text is reproduced on an Italian forum:articolo della Stampa - “Io e l’archivio segreto sui nemici di Scientology" - free.it.religioni.scientology | Google Gruppi
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The article is quite long and contains an interview with an ex-Scientologist who worked for 8 years at the Turin COS.
After his departure, the ex-Scientologist received threats that his secrets and crimes would be revealed. This would be unpleasant, but he hurt many people, did evil things, and has memories that keep him awake at night.
The ex-Scientologist is about 40 years old.
The ex-Scientologist explains that the COS has files containing intimate confessions made by many people, as well as secret files on Scientology's enemies. The latter files are probably kept at the homes of complicit persons.
Examples of enemies for which COS has files are former speaker of parliament Luciano Violante, Prof. Luigi Ciotti, a Milan magistrate, and a father who was trying to free his daughter from Scientology. The investigation method is to find a person's crimes and find a person's enemies. In some cases, paid private investigators were used.
The ex-Scientologist gives an example of a man who was blackmailed by receiving an anonymous envelope containing his personal information, including the fact that he enjoyed wearing women's clothing.
The Turin org's files go back at least 20 years and contain almost 20,000 names, some of persons who only purchased a book. The files kept under lock pertain to staff, to persons who have been audited, and to "special operations".
Luciano Violante is considered an enemy because he publicly attacked Scientology. A fake journalist was sent to interview him and a video was made of statements he made.
Luigi Ciotti has been "studied" because he publicly criticized Narconon.
All information compiled by the Turin COS is translated and forwarded to the United States.
The ex-Scientologist mentions a woman magistrate, a native of Turin, who works for the Milan prosecutor's office. The investigation into her background involved finding her graduate thesis, interviewing her enemies, studying contracts she had given, and many interesting things were found.
The files are mostly used just to provide knowledge about people, but the information is sometimes revealed in print or on the Internet. The objective is to convince an enemy to back away.
One person was responsible for compiling the files and this person was also responsible for salvaging people who blow.
About 700 persons frequent the Turin org. People remain on staff on average 3 or 4 years.
The Turin org's revenues are approximately 35,000 euros a week on average, about a million euros a year.
Asked why he is speaking out, the ex-Scientologist replied, "Because I am ashamed of what I did."Asked if he is afraid, the ex-Scientologist replied that he fears American Scientologists more than the Italian ones because there have been mysterious deaths.
Good enough reason to launch similar raids here in the U.S., imo.