Mission Eminently Possible: Expose L Ron Hubbard
Dominic Kennedy has a terrific story in the The Times Online about how a group of British diplomats unmasked L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of the Church of Scientology, as a purveyor of phony diplomas:
The founder of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard, was exposed as a fraud 30 years ago by British diplomats who were investigating his qualifications.
The science-fiction writer, who invented a religion now followed by celebrities such as Tom Cruise, awarded himself a PhD from a sham “diploma mill” college that he had acquired, the diplomats found
Such was the climate of fear and paranoia surrounding Scientology that the US believed the sect had sent bogus doctors to declare a high-ranking legal investigator mad and then taken his papers relating to the case
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