Germany may have been the first to declare Scientology a cult, but France has brought the Church to court on charges of organized fraud, according to France-Info radio. If the CoS (Church of Scientology) is found guilty, the church could …
PARIS, France (CNN)-- The Church of Scientology went on trial this week in France, accused of fraud in a case that sheds light on the group. If found guilty, the church could be forced to shut down in France, though appeals could see …
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Lawyers in Paris were told that the organisation was not banned from the country was because it would have taken the case "outside the legal framework of the law". The conviction will come as a huge shock to the church's millions of …
A Paris court is to rule Thursday in an appeal against a fine of hundreds of thousands of euros imposed on the Church of Scientology after it was found guilty of fleecing vulnerable followers. A 2009 fraud conviction ... operating in France, …
A French court on Wednesday upheld a 2009 conviction against the Church of Scientology for “organized fraud.” The fraud conviction came ... to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights. France considers Scientology to be a …
In France, Scientology has faced numerous setbacks, with members convicted of fraud in Lyon in 1997 and Marseille in 1999. In 2002, a court fined it for violating privacy laws and said it could be dissolved if involved in similar cases. …
The Church of Scientology is facing dissolution in France after members went on trial yesterday on charges of …
Olivier Morice, lawyer for civil parties in the case, said the verdict was "historic" because it was the first time in France that the Church of Scientology has been convicted of organized fraud. Investigating judge Jean-Christophe Hullin spent …
PARIS (AP) — A Paris court convicted the Church of Scientology of fraud and fined it more than €600,000 ($900,000) on Tuesday but stopped short of banning the group as prosecutors had demanded. The group's French branch immediately …
A Paris court convicted the Church of Scientology of fraud and fined it more than 600,000 euros ($900,000) on Tuesday but stopped short of banning the group as prosecutors had demanded. The group’s French branch immediately …