Church of Scientology paid two private investigators millions to trail David Miscavige’s rival, lawsuit claims
Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige ordered surveillance on one of his former church rivals in a secret operation that lasted 25 years and ate up millions in church funds, a Texas lawsuit alleges.
The two private investigators who filed the suit say the church hired them to conduct intensive surveillance on Pat Broeker, a church leader who worked closely with Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard in the 1970s and ’80s. Broeker was ousted by Miscavige in a power struggle after Hubbard’s 1986 death.
– Tampa Bay Times
click on the segment titled Spying On Pat Broeker
(Ray) Jeffrey said the church’s payments to the men became irregular, then stopped completely early this year.
He said they contacted him after he represented Debbie Cook, a top Scientology executive who spoke out against Miscavige in January and February. The church sued Cook but later reached a settlement that requires her never to speak of Scientology again.
Thank you again, Tom Tobin and Joe Childs for your courage and persistence. You are not “Merchants of Chaos”.
The Merchants of Chaos are in Hemet, California, Clearwater, Florida and Los Angeles. They wear Navy uniforms and salute David Miscavige.