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ARS gets a visit from the police

8 Jul 1995

An old series of posts from the Finnish police officer Kaj Malmberg, answering questions about the raid on anon.penet.fi

From kaj.malmberg@mallu.pp.fi Sat Jul 08 21:14:10 1995
From: kaj.malmberg@mallu.pp.fi (Kaj Malmberg)
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Subject: Helsinki police contact info
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I am the police officer in Finland who conducted the raid on the Anon Server in Helsinki.

Any questions about why and what I did can be sent to me. I will answer the parts than are not classified.

Kaj Malmberg
det.sgt.
Helsinki Police

kaj.malmberg@helsinki.poliisi.mailnet.fi

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From kaj.malmberg@mallu.pp.fi Tue Jul 11 19:28:25 1995
From: kaj.malmberg@mallu.pp.fi (Kaj Malmberg)
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Subject: Re: Finnish Police Contact info and more..
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I am not interested in any cults, they do not fitt my way of seeing the world. I do not want any scientology material,

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From: kaj.malmberg@mallu.pp.fi (Kaj Malmberg)
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Dear Detective Malmberg:
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Thank you very much for posting your email address to alt.religion. scientology. As you likely already know, there are many questions the people there have about the raid.

I guess the most important question we have is about the origin of the orders for the raid. No police organization has been found in the United States which made the original request to Interpol. It seems likely at this point that the Scientologist organization made a private request to Interpol. Can you tell us if the raid was the result such a request?

This Scientology case started on day when a lawyer from a very respected law office contacted us and said he was representing the Church of Scientology and that he had in his office a privat investigator from the United States that had come here to investigate on behalf of the church.

They came to my office in Helsinki and told me that someone had penetrated in to a computer in Los Angeles and taken secret information form it. The computer was the property of the Church of Scientology.

I don't know much about Interpol. Do they normally respond to non law enforcement requests? Do you have any way of determining who the raid request came from?

Interpol is not a policeorganization. Most of the countries in the world have joined Interpol and therefore assign a part of its organization to be called Interpol. Interpol does not investigate crimes nore excecute any police duties. It only sends mail from one country to another and keep registers.

If I want to send a letter to a law enforcement agency in another country, I send it to our local Interpol, that sends it to the other country and to its Interpol agency, that in turn sends it ot the local police.

Interpol never has an active part in investigating crimes.

Did you turn the name you aquired from Penet over to the Scientologists directly?

When I got the information from Helsingius, I could see that the crime had been committed from the United States. I had seen a document that showed me that there was an investigation about the same case in Los Angeles.

As there was an investigation going on in the United States and it the crime had been commited from there we decided to end our investigation. I wrote a letter ot our Interpol and asked them to forward our findings to the police in Los Angeles.

I gave the results of our investigation to the person who had reported the crime, the finnish lawyer.

If you have been following this story, you may know that the person known as -AB- was located by the Church of Scientology. This person can no longer be located, and there is wide speculation that he was killed.

I really have not heard anything about what has happened after I left tha case. That was it. I do not know what has happened after that in Los Angeles to the investigation there. Police organizations do not report to other countries their results. As far as I know, noone blames the Finland Police or yourself for what happened. But we are very concerned for the level of influence which the CoS seems to have over Interpol.

Thanks for any answers you may be able to provide. You may post this letter as part of your response if you wish. Unless you ask me not to, I will post your reply to a.r.s, because there is wide interest in this topic.

Sincerely,

Keith Henson
San Jose, CA, USA

Tahnk your for your letter. I hope you have som use of my answer.

Kaj Malmberg
Helsinki Police

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I certainly appreciate Detective Malmberg coming forward with this information. It seems from these reports that Interpol was involved only after the fact. Since Julf is there, and rather interested in the case, perhaps he could pick up the report? I would be happy to forward the cost to Julf, plus something for his time translating and posting to this group.

It would also be of great interest to know the name of the investigator CoS sent to Finland, and just exactly who got the report routed through Interpol after the name was obtained. Keith Henson

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From kaj.malmberg@mallu.pp.fi Sun Jul 09 12:51:58 1995
From: kaj.malmberg@mallu.pp.fi (Kaj Malmberg)
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Subject: Finnish Police Contact info and more..
Date: 9 Jul 1995 10:51:58 GMT
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I work at the Helsinki Police Criminal Investigating Departement in Helsinki. I investigate economic crimes and crimes that involves the use of a computers.

Helsinki Police Department is the local police.

Interpol is not a policeorganization. Most of the countries in the world have joined Interpol and therefore assign a part of its organization to be called Interpol. Interpol does not investigate crimes nore excecute any police duties. It only sends mail from one country to another and keep registers.

If I want to send a letter to a law enforcement agency in another country, I send it to our local Interpol, that sends it to the other country and to its Interpol agency, that in turn sends it ot the local police.

Interpol never has an active part in investigating crimes.

This Scientology case started on day when a lawyer from a very respected law office contacted us and said he was representing the Church of Scientology and that he had in his office a privat investigator from the United States that had come here to investigate on behalf of the church.

They came to my office in Helsinki and told me that someone had penetrated in to a computer in Los Angeles and taken secret information form it. The computer was the property of the Church of Scientology.

The investigator had found out that the penetrator had come into the computer from Finland and their last information about the person ended at the Anon Penet computer in Helsinki.

I was asked by the Church of Scientology to start an investigation because a crime had been committed. They told me that Johan Helsingius at Eunet Finland did not give them the information they needed, the identity of the person who had committed the crime.

We took the case under consideration with my boss Harri Pulkkinen. He has the authority to issue a search warrant by law in Finland.

A search warrant can be issued if there are reasons to believe that a crime has been committed, a crime that you can get at least a 6 months prison sentence for, and that there are reasons to believe that evidence in that particular case can be found in the place where the search will be held.

A crime had been reported, evidence to solve the crime could be found. The only thing we could do was to get the information from the Anon server. A search warrant was issued and it was served to Johan Helsingius. Without us searching the hole computer, Helsingius gave us the information we wanted.

When I got the information from Helsingius, I could see that the crime had been committed from the United States. I had seen a document that showed me that there was an investigation about the same case in Los Angeles.

As there was an investigation going on in the United States and it the crime had been commited from there we decided to end our investigation. I wrote a letter ot our Interpol and asked them to forward our findings to the police in Los Angeles.

I gave the results of our investigation to the person who had reported the crime, the finnish lawyer.

That was it. I do not know what has happened after that in Los Angeles to the investigation there. Police organizations do not report to other countries their results.

If someone reports a crime we must act. We do not have the wright to refuse an investigation if there are reasons to believe, that a crime has been committed, if we did we would end up in jail.

As we the investigation has come an end, all documents are public. Anyone has the wright to get copies. You only have to pay s small sum for copying them. I cannot send them by the Internet but if someone in Finland got them from our office, that person could send them to everyone on the net.

My office telephone: +358-0-189 5425. I work from 8 - 16 (+3 GMT). My office mail: kaj.malmberg@helsinki.poliisi.mailnet.fi.

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From rogue@ccs.neu.edu Sun Jul 09 16:40:30 1995
From: rogue@ccs.neu.edu (R Agent)
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Subject: Re: Finnish Police Contact info and more..
Date: 9 Jul 1995 14:40:30 GMT
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In article <3tocce$i2f@idefix.eunet.fi, Kaj Malmberg <kaj.malmberg@mallu.pp.fi wrote:

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When I got the information from Helsingius, I could see that the crime had been committed from the United States. I had seen a document that showed me that there was an investigation about the same case in Los Angeles.

Is the document about the LA investigation in your local file, which you say we can get copies of? This would be very helpful in tracking the source of the leak.

As there was an investigation going on in the United States and it the crime had been commited from there we decided to end our investigation. I wrote a letter ot our Interpol and asked them to forward our findings to the police in Los Angeles.

Your "findings" included the name of the user from anon.penet.fi, yes? So you gave the name to your Interpol and asked them to give it to the LA police?

I gave the results of our investigation to the person who had reported the crime, the finnish lawyer.

When you say you gave the "results" to the Finnish lawyer, do you mean you told him you had the name and gave it to your Interpol, or do you mean you gave the name to the lawyer directly?

[...]

As we the investigation has come an end, all documents are public. Anyone has the wright to get copies. You only have to pay s small sum for copying them. I cannot send them by the Internet but if someone in Finland got them from our office, that person could send them to everyone on the net.

I think someone will be taking you up on this quite soon. Thanks very much for the information.

My office telephone: +358-0-189 5425. I work from 8 - 16 (+3 GMT). My office mail: kaj.malmberg@helsinki.poliisi.mailnet.fi.

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RA

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From cyber1@io.org Sun Jul 09 17:30:47 1995
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Kaj Malmberg <kaj.malmberg@mallu.pp.fi wrote:

A search warrant can be issued if there are reasons to believe that a crime has been committed, a crime that you can get at least a 6 months prison sentence for, and that there are reasons to believe that evidence in that particular case can be found in the place where the search will be held.

A crime had been reported, evidence to solve the crime could be found.

A crime has been committed all right. The crime of False Pretense or Public Mischief.

As we the investigation has come an end, all documents are public. Anyone has the wright to get copies. You only have to pay s small sum for copying them. I cannot send them by the Internet but if someone in Finland got them from our office, that person could send them to everyone on the net.

This will be very helpful. What is the case number, and what is the name and address for payment?

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In article <3tocce$i2f@idefix.eunet.fi kaj.malmberg@mallu.pp.fi "Kaj Malmberg" writes:

I work at the Helsinki Police Criminal Investigating Departement in Helsinki. I investigate economic crimes and crimes that involves the use of a computers. Helsinki Police Department is the local police.

Isn't it a pity that you seem to know so very little about what is and isn't possible in terms of hacking? (Most flatfoots don't, btw)

If I want to send a letter to a law enforcement agency in another country, I send it to our local Interpol, that sends it to the other country and to its Interpol agency, that in turn sends it to the local police. Interpol never has an active part in investigating crimes.

Gee, really?

This Scientology case started on day when a lawyer from a very respected law office contacted us and said he was representing the Church of Scientology and that he had in his office a privat investigator from the United States that had come here to investigate on behalf of the church.

So why wasn't it referred to the Finnish police, through Interpol?

They came to my office in Helsinki and told me that someone had penetrated in to a computer in Los Angeles and taken secret information form it. The computer was the property of the Church of Scientology.

Even were that true, no crime would appear to have been committed in Finnish jurisdiction, so why did they seek to involve the Finnish police? Don't you bother to ask these questions, or do you "only obey orders"? Or is this account that you've belatedly put up just another load of Scieno bullshit?

The investigator had found out that the penetrator had come into the computer from Finland and their last information about the person ended at the Anon Penet computer in Helsinki.

Which was a lie on the part of the Scientologists and, moreover, it was an obvious lie; there is no way that the alleged hack could have been done through the anon.penet remailer. Didn't you trouble to ask them how such an alleged offence could have been committed? Or did you just assume that the alleged crime was done by a Finnish citizen?

So, now that it's been established that the private investigator told lies to get the information, what has been done about those lies he told? Isn't telling lies to the police that they may investigate a non-existent crime itself a serious criminal offence in Finland?

Was the PI one Eugene Ingram, by any chance?

The same Eugene Ingram who is wanted for several alleged offences Stateside?

Do you now understand why you're making the Finnish police seem less credible than the Keystone Kops?

I was asked by the Church of Scientology to start an investigation because a crime had been committed. They told me that Johan Helsingius at Eunet Finland did not give them the information they needed, the identity of the person who had committed the crime.

We took the case under consideration with my boss Harri Pulkkinen.

... on the basis that two heads are better than one, even if neither really knows much about the subject?

A search warrant can be issued if there are reasons to believe that a crime has been committed, a crime that you can get at least a 6 months prison sentence for, and that there are reasons to believe that evidence in that particular case can be found in the place where the search will be held.

And if the offence has been committed in Finnish jurisduction or if the alleged offence is one for which extradition may be granted? Or do you regularly search people's property on the say-so of some spiv from a crackpot cult?

When I got the information from Helsingius, I could see that the crime had been committed from the United States. I had seen a document that showed me that there was an investigation about the same case in Los Angeles.

And therefore you could see that no crime had, in fact, been committed in Finnish juridiction and that you had been lied to by the Scieno spiv.

As there was an investigation going on in the United States and it the crime had been commited from there we decided to end our investigation.

You weren't interested that you'd been tricked or that lies had been told to you? Why not?

I gave the results of our investigation to the person who had reported the crime, the finnish lawyer.

Is that not, of itself, a gross violation of correct procedure - apart from your having seemed to have convicted the suspect all by yourself?

Would you have done the same, if the tale had involved the Mafia?

If someone reports a crime we must act. We do not have the wright to refuse an investigation if there are reasons to believe, that a crime has been committed, if we did we would end up in jail.

So, what are you doing about the way that the Finnish police were tricked, cheated and conned? Or do you imagine that laying false information before the police isn't a crime?

One last question: Are you, in fact, a Scientologist?

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From kaj.malmberg@mallu.pp.fi Thu Jul 20 20:28:54 1995
From: kaj.malmberg@mallu.pp.fi (Kaj Malmberg)
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: Re: Helsinki Police documents [images]
Date: 20 Jul 1995 18:28:54 GMT
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Translation:

This year between January 21 at 12.44 Finnsih time 12.44 and January 23. 22.07 somebody unknown penetrated without permission the CSI computersystem and has used the computer and stole from it information stored in electronic form.

This translation has been done by Kaj Malmberg.

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