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Scientology Crime Syndicate

Abelson's letter to Bob Minton 1997
Sat, 20 May 2000 09:40:43 -0400
Joe's Garage <swatron@xenu.net>

LAW OFFICES OF ELLIOT J. ABELSON 8491 WEST SUNSET BOULEVARD SUITE 1100 LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA 90069-1911 TELEPHONE (213) 960-1935 FAX (213) 650-0464 OF COUNSEL JAMES L KEANE

18 November 1997

Robert S. Minton 137 Freemont Road Sandown, NH 03873

and

Robert S. Minton 39 West Cedar Boston, Mass 02114

Dear Mr. Minton:

You appear to have undertaken the financial maintenance of a significant number of litigants adverse to Scientology Churches in the United States. You have even become the patron "dog and pony show" witnesses without legal claims, like the Youngs, who instigate disputes and sell their testimony to the litigants you underwrite. You're now even financing the travel of hate-filled individuals, some of whom have already been prohibited by courts from committing further acts of violence against members of the Churches of Scientology, from across the United States to the Church of Scientology's premises in Clearwater, Florida. You are, in this manner, a responsible party in fostering a climate of hatred in Clearwater, which endangers our staff and parishioners who work and live there.

The distraction to Church ministers and parishioners engaged in religious services by the potential hate crimes committed by the individuals you are financing, would not be occurring were it not for you going out of your way to foment their irrational hatred. If you have not realized it before, then recognize now that this creates a serious potential liability for you. A number of those with whom you have associated yourself through your patronage, such as Dennis Erlich and Keith Henson, have engaged in threats and acts of violence, attempts at intimidation and scandal-mongering. Association with lawbreakers such as these, combined with the monetary demands that inevitably accompany their involvement in litigation or similar fertile areas for attempts of extortion, make your actions of interest to the prosecutors to whom such conduct has been referred.

My client holds you, your associates and backers, financial or otherwise, personally responsible for any and all damages it has suffered or will continue to suffer as a result of your tortious officious intermeddling in Church litigation. The Church will not tolerate such conduct. I demand that you immediately withdraw all financial support for such matters and am warning you that you and those you're financing have crossed the threshold of legality.

I advise you to inform me forthwith what you have done to cease fomenting and financing unlawful attacks against my client.

Very truly yours,

(signed) Elliot J. Abelson

EJA:sg

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