FOIA Dox Gotten on California Business Entities

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FOIA Dox Gotten on California Business Entities

Post by AnonLover » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:18 pm

anon + xenubarb recently got some FOIA dox on California business entities (corporate registrations) to answer the question - Who Runs Scientology RTC & CST?

http://forums.whyweprotest.net/threads/ ... dox.68674/

I didnt see ^^This posted over here, sorry if this is a dupe.
Anons were inspired by LarryBren's Christmas Gift to OSA and the Brennan on Removing DM essay. And then decided to file initial public record requests with the California Secretary of State office for identifying the chief coporate officers & registered address of the cult business entities known as Religous Technology Center (RTC) and the Church of Spiritual Technology (CST).
Major dox gotten summary as follows, taken from various posts (see full wwp thread for additional detail/background stuff)

FOIA original raw scans (.rar file)
(also see finessed PDF dump at end of this post)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=U7VQ6IWN
Scientology Church of Spiritual Technology (CST)
non-profit religous corporation dox

Current Officers as of Mar 7 2010:
  • CEO :: Russel Bellin
  • Secretary :: Jane McNairn
  • CFO :: Arthur Bolstad
Current/Past Statement Of Information filings with California Secretary of State:
http://www.mediafire.com/?5l4ky6u3752gak5

1982 Articles of Incorporation
http://www.mediafire.com/?jsbpp4azd3kp8cd

Related Info Sources
http://www.xenu-directory.net/documents ... hp?ntt=455
http://savescientology.com/cstinfo.html
Scientology Religous Technology Center (RTC)
non-profit religous corporation dox

Current officers as Dec 20 2009 (due for update Dec 2011)
  • CEO :: Warren Mcshane
  • Secretary :: Laurisse Stuckenbrock
  • CFO :: Barbara Griffin
Initial RTC Trustees (Jan 1982):
(It Appears - Current Trustees not available thru these public record requests)
  • TERRI GAMBOA
  • PHOEBE MAURER
  • DAVID MISCAVIGE
  • DAVID MAYO
  • LYMAN SPURLOCK
  • NORM STARKEY
  • JULIA WATSON
Current/Past Statement Of Information filings with California Secretary of State:
http://www.mediafire.com/?z6v6hnqqpx4zv29

Initial Articles of Incorporation 1982
http://www.mediafire.com/?anepiqgx2rkehp3

Amended Articles of Incorporation 1982-94
http://www.mediafire.com/?smzmd68cydbzvk0

Related Info Sources
http://www.xenu-directory.net/documents ... hp?ntt=277
http://savescientology.com/rtcinfo.html
all of the above PDF dox in one zip file:
(built from original scans w/ faded images brightened up & blanks trimmed)
http://www.mediafire.com/?w47h5l541d5nq1b

Not a whole lot new other than better detail of historical changes of corporate officers, but more dox supposedly still to come for other business entities. Meanwhile, I'm curious to discuss, from all the major player names listed above - who's still in and what do we know about 'em?

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Re: FOIA Dox Gotten on California Business Entities

Post by Don Carlo » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:44 pm

Russel Bellin... in charge of the new E-meters and most other things produced lately.
Russ is a trustee and president of CST. (or atleast used to be at ~1990, BFG should know current status) He was the ranch manager of the trementia base in mid-80's.
Never seen a picture of him
said Seneschal on 12 May 2006, at Hot INT BASE News! Ex-Int Staffers contact me! page 21, at viewtopic.php?f=9&t=593&start=300

Russ signed a 1993 CST filing,
for the corporation known as Church of Spiritual Technology (CST) to do business under the fraudulent fictitious business name "L. Ron Hubbard Library."
at http://sc-i-r-s-ology.com/documents/199 ... afile.html

Russ's wife, photo at
Mrs. Sarah Bellin: (Hispanic lady with security guard) Wife of the Commanding Officer (President) of CST Russel Bellin.
at http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?t=18094

Russ's name spelled Russell with two l's, several mentions at http://www.xenu-directory.net/news/libr ... ell+Bellin

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Re: FOIA Dox Gotten on California Business Entities

Post by AnonLover » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:43 pm

bump for Round 2 dox now posted online.

From: http://forums.whyweprotest.net/threads/ ... dox.77939/
Anonymous on wwp wrote:Church of Scientology International (CSI)
Secretary of State Record Request March 08, 2011

Orginal Scans (thx xenubarb!) : http://www.megaupload.com/?d=IPPYBP7R
User friendy PDFs (thx anonlover) :
From: http://forums.whyweprotest.net/threads/ ... dox.77950/
Anonymous on wwp wrote:Author Services, Inc.
Secretary of State Record Request March 08, 2011


Orginal Scans (thx xenubarb!) :http://www.megaupload.com/?d=U7VQ6IWN
User friendy PDFs (thx anonlover) :
From: http://forums.whyweprotest.net/threads/ ... dox.77962/
Anonymous on wwp wrote:Scientology Missions International (SMI)
Secretary of State Record Request March 08, 2011


Orginal Scans (thx xenubarb!) : http://www.megaupload.com/?d=5KOL0NHE
User friendy PDFs (thx anonlover) :

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Re: FOIA Dox Gotten on California Business Entities

Post by AnonLover » Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:30 am

These dox have a new home:

http://exposescientology.com/scientolog ... tions.html

Note: PDFs hosted ^^There have been optimized/reduced for web usage... for high res versions see fileshare links upstream.

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Re: FOIA Dox Gotten on California Business Entities

Post by AnonLover » Sat May 07, 2011 6:01 pm

bump for Round 3 dox from California record requests, plus other stuff mirrored for FL and DE corporations, has been released online. Web-friendly versions of new dox added to the ever growing ExposeScientology.com index: http://www.exposescientology.com/scient ... tions.html

and the high res originals of recent CA additions via alternate file shares are available as follows.


From: http://forums.whyweprotest.net/threads/ ... st-1731893
Anonymous on wwp wrote: Bridge Publications, Inc. (BPI)
Secretary of State Record Request April 18, 2011


Original Scans (thx xenubarb!) - http://www.megaupload.com/?d=V4JUNTY8
User friendy PDFs (thx anonlover!): Major Highlights:
Newly Changed Address AND New CEO that they filed an early status report on.
From: http://forums.whyweprotest.net/threads/ ... st-1731906
Anonymous on wwp wrote: Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre International (CCI)
Secretary of State Record Request April 18, 2011

Original Scans (thx xenubarb!) - http://www.megaupload.com/?d=WA4SQA83
User friendy PDFs (thx anonlover!): Major Highlights:
Somewhat scant history to see here as well.
From: http://forums.whyweprotest.net/threads/ ... st-1731917
Anonymous on wwp wrote:IAS Administrations, Inc.
Secretary of State Record Request April 18, 2011

Original Scans (thx xenubarb!) - http://www.megaupload.com/?d=V4JUNTY8
User friendy PDFs (thx anonlover!): Major Highlights:
Somewhat scant history to see in just the California record request dox. But do note the overlap with Delaware and Florida portions of ExposeScientology.com index for IASA, SMI an FSSO - the cult's big slush fund entities, that are all supposed to originate in Delaware but looks like SMI didnt get that memo...

And lawdy, be sure and look at Delaware on the index!! Is dat sum NOT IN GOOD STANDING red flags on said cult slush funds? Why yes, yes it is. More on this from AL later.
From: http://forums.whyweprotest.net/threads/ ... dox.88025/
Anonymous on wwp wrote: Narconon International
Secretary of State Record Request April 18, 2011

Original Scans (thx xenubarb!) - http://www.megaupload.com/?d=TWREWZRS
User friendy PDFs (thx anonlover!): Major Highlights:
Not so much history here either.
Other notes on this project worth knowing - CA record requests will continue in small batches throughout the summer & fall of this year. Starting in the next round (batch 4) we will begin revisiting some of the upper level executive corporations where we got scant history initially, and we'll try to pursue getting additional info by specifically targeting older corporate filing statements that were missing in the initial dox dumps.

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Re: FOIA Dox Gotten on California Business Entities

Post by J. Swift » Sat May 07, 2011 7:12 pm

ANONYMOUS' OPERATION SUNSHINE WEEK FTW!!1! (Mar13-19 2011):

http://forums.whyweprotest.net/threads/ ... 011.69197/

OCMB crosspost: viewtopic.php?f=166&t=34189&hilit=California

An interesting thread from OCMB thread linked above:
probity wrote:
taxthecult.com wrote:In 1993, a payment was made by the Church of Scientology to the IRS, totaling $12.5 million dollars, substantially less than the IRS had initially demanded. In addition to that one-off payment, Scientology dropped all 2500+ major lawsuits they had filed against the IRS. In exchange for this, the church's tax exemption status was reinstated.
Not entirely true the church's tax exemption was reinstated.

Church of Scientology of California, 1954 – 2004

• The Church of Scientology of California (CSC) forms on 02/18/1954 to accept and adopt the aims, purposes, principles and creed of The Mother Church, “THE CHURCH OF AMERICAN SCIENCE”, of Camden, New Jersey. On 01/02/1957 the Internal Revenue Service exempts CSC from tax.

• The IRS revokes CSC tax-exempt status in 1967 for financial irregularities. CSC refuses to file for-profit income tax returns, instead CPA Greenberg prepares Form 990 returns (as if exempt) for years 1970 - 1972. On 03/28/1978 CSC files suit against the IRS in US Tax Court to challenge the IRS determination of tax deficiency based on filed CSC exempt returns for 1970 - 1972.

• New California corporations are formed to assimilate CSC authority in a reorganization attempt to sidestep mounting legal and tax threats: Church of Scientology International (CSI) 11/18/1981, Religious Technology Center (RTC) 01/01/1982, and Church of Spiritual Technology (CST) 05/28/1982.

• The Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization, Inc. (FSO) incorporates in Florida 05/19/1981. FSO takes over from CSC the Flag Land Base (Mecca of Scientology Gross Income) and severs CSC’s income source. In the UK, CSC assets are transferred to the Church of Scientology Religious Education College Incorporated (Australia). Bridge Publications 02/02/1981 (later Galaxy Press) perpetuate CSC financial fiction that LRH fiction income funds LRH research.

• After six years litigation the tax case between CSC and the IRS comes to a decision before the US Tax Court ("CSC vs. Commissioner of the IRS," No. 3352-78 ). On 09/24/1984 the court issues judgment against CSC, which CSC appeals. On 07/28/1987 the US Court of Appeals ruling in this case ("CSC vs. Commissioner of the IRS," No. 85-7324) upholds the 1984 decision:

“We affirm the Tax Court decision upholding the Commissioner's revocation of the Church of Scientology of California's tax exempt status on the ground that a portion of its income inured to the benefit of L. Ron Hubbard and others...”

• On 07/08/1988 the IRS (citing CSC bad acts) denies tax-exempt status to CST, RTC and CSI and demands for-profit income tax returns for all years since inception. The IRS assigns examiners full-time to audit CSC income tax for years 1967 - 1984. CSC consolidates income of both Scientology UK operations and the clandestine income siphoning to LRH via the Religious Research Foundation (RRF) during the Flagship Apollo era. CSI funds and directs the CSC tax audit legal defense. Weekly OSA INT statistics graph CSC tax liability as income and expense issues undergo examination.

• The US Supreme Court denies Scientologist charitable tax deductions in Hernandez v. Commissioner, 490 U.S. 680 (1989). CSI asserts inconsistent IRS administration in US Tax Court trial April 4-22, 1992 (Garrison v Commissioner).

• The IRS completes the CSC audit by 1993, a half billion dollars with penalty and interest. With both the final CSC tax assessment and the decision in Garrison on the horizon, the IRS abruptly pulls the plug on the CSC assessment, instead enters into the 10/01/1993 closing agreement with David Miscavige. The closing agreement is explicitly silent on the CSC income tax examination. The hot topic of CSC tax liability, which is for years the IRS primary attack target, mysteriously evaporates in a rumor cloud that David Miscavige sanctions covert operations against government officials.

Here are the clear, simple facts:

The closing agreement does not recognize CSC as tax exempt. CSI pays $12.5 million to the IRS, a suppressive (2½%) percentage of the half billion dollar CSC liability, or hardly enough to cover unreported Social Security taxes on CSC employee wages, wages which are never to appear on a Social Security earning statement despite CSI & IRS joint promises to rectify this omission.

• The State of California, long since agreed to abide by IRS findings, ultimately settles with its Scientology namesake for cents on the California tax dollar.

• Since 1993, CSC files for-profit tax returns ‘under protest’, vows to never give in only to dissolve quietly without sorrow in a 2002 to 2004 filing approved by California Attorney General Bill Lockyer (now California State Treasurer).

• CSI presently touts US tax exemption as proof of church status without mention that Hubbard’s mother church CSC is not US tax exempt but factually was considered by the IRS only a for-profit entity up to final dissolution in 2004.

• Inurement to the benefit of LRH from CSC remains still an established legal fact, resulting in the permanent revocation of CSC tax exemption; inurement to the benefit of David Miscavige from Corporate Scientology is the harbinger of the permanent revocation of Scientology tax exemption.
ref: viewtopic.php?f=166&t=34189&hilit=California

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Re: FOIA Dox Gotten on California Business Entities

Post by AnonLover » Sat May 07, 2011 9:53 pm

J. Swift wrote: OCMB crosspost: viewtopic.php?f=166&t=34189&hilit=California

An interesting thread from OCMB thread linked above:
yes indeed Swifty, those nuggets of wisdom are relevant to the stuff were compiling on the cult's corporate registrations.

and speaking of which - a shout out to probity in reference to that awesome post, your infos was relayed and is currently in queue for pending taxthecult.com website changes.

But the wwp web wizards are so almighty consumed & overwhelmed with tech support & site development stuff since the forums migrated to a new platform - taxthecult.com hasnt gotten follow up attention it deserves yet.

but hopefully it will soonly/eventually. and if not I'll keep reminding them :wink:

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