Scientology Crime Syndicate

Subject: The Church of Scientology SHYSTER LIST
From: Curmudgeon
Date: 8 Jun 1999 15:18:38 -0700

In honor of Scientology forcing AT&T to out Safe, apparently for "Fair Game" purposes, Disturber of the Peace Institute is proud and happy to present another, and long overdue, post of ....


Please send all corrections, additions, revisions, or other pertinent info on Scientology-hired litigators to: dpinstitut@newsguy.com

In addition, DPI wishes to publish regularly updated lists of the names, addresses, telephone numbers, work history info, etc. of all private investigators and similar operatives retained or hired by the CO$. This new list will be posted as "THE CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY JIHAD SQUAD."

your humble and obedient servant,

The Curmudgeon, a true Friend to Lawyers Everywhere

…. lighting another Havana with a burning copy of Ava Paquette's subpoena

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"First, we hang the lawyers" --Bill Shakespeare

"If all the lawyers were hanged tomorrow, and their bones sold to a mahjongg factory, we'd be freer and safer, and our taxes would be reduced by almost half." -- H. L. Mencken

"The penalty for laughing in the courtroom is six months in jail: If it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence." -- H. L. Mencken

"If law school is so hard to get through, how come there are so many lawyers?" - Calvin Trillin

"It is interesting to note that criminals have multiplied of late, and lawyers have also. But I repeat myself." -- Unknown


Following is a list of attorneys who have been reported to be either employed or retained by the Church of Scientology and/or one or more of its affiliate organizations as litigators. The purpose of this list is to inform the general public, public officials, and the media of the identity of those lawyers who assist the Church of Scientology (hereafter, CO$) in carrying out its long-established and fully documented policy and practice of suppressing the First Amendment rights of critics and detractors via intimidating letters, frivolous lawsuits, SLAPP (strategic lawsuits against public participation) tactics, and other acts of barratry.

The note "CONFIRMED CO$" designates attorneys who have been confirmed as those who provide such legal services to CO$. Whether or not attorneys so designated also happen to be members of the Church of Scientology is irrelevant for this purpose.

The note "NEEDS CO$ VERIFICATION" designates attorneys who have been reported as working for CO$ but have not been confirmed as such.

For future editions of this list, DPI wishes to include information from each attorney's state bar and court records, including his/her disciplinary record and/or complaints filed against him/her. So anyone who has this information or access to it, please forward it to us ASAP.

---------------------------------------------------------------------- The following information is a public service provided in the public interest. This information may be downloaded, copied, re-posted, printed, or distributed freely but unaltered and intact.

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ABELSON, ELLIOT J. -- (8491 W Sunset Blvd #1100, Los Angeles, CA 90069 / phone: 213-960-1935 / fax: 213-650-0464 / State Bar of California, member no. 43186) -- CONFIRMED CO$

BARTILSON, LAURIE J. -- (Moxon & Bartilson, 550 North Brand Boulevard, Suite 700 Glendale, CA 91203/ State Bar of California)

BAUM, MICHAEL L. -- (12100 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 950, LA, CA 90025 / phone (800) 827-0087 fax (310) 820-7444 / State Bar of California) (Sources' notes: "In 1996 he was a partner in the law firm of Kananack, Murgatroyd, Baum & Hedlund." "He is a former GO operative. Neal Sobol, another GO staff, also used to work at the same firm. Ref: Who? What? Where? The Directory and my knowledge of these two guys.") -- CONFIRMED CO$

BISCEGLIE, ANTHONY P. -- (Bisceglie & Walsh, Washington, DC / District of Columbia Bar) ("Bisceglie is a partner in Bisceglie & Walsh, a three-person firm. He is a specialist on the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations law. Bisceglie and his partner, William C. Walsh, have represented the Church of Scientology on a number of matters over the years, such as Freedom of Information Act lawsuits against the Internal Revenue Service." Washington Post, 4/8/96) -- CONFIRMED CO$

Brennan, Robert F. -- (6255 Sunset Blvd. Suite 2000, Hollywood, CA 90028 / phone (213) 463-2547 / fax (213) 463-5527 / State Bar of California?) -- NEED CO$ VERIFICATION

COALE, JOHN P. -- (location 1: Coale Cooley Lietz McInerny & Broadus, suite 857, 818 Connecticut Ave, Washington DC 20006 / phone: (202) 887-4770 / fax: (202) 686-9739 (202) 887-4778 / e-mail: jcoale@sprynet.com / no ABA or state bar info available) (location 2: Coale & Van Susteren, # 7, Windward Island, Clearwater, FL 34630-2322 / phone: 813-446-4724 / fax: 813-442-2678 / no ABA or state bar info available) -- CONFIRMED CO$

COOLEY, EARLE -- ( Cooley, Manion, Moore & Jones, LLP, 21 Custom House Street, Boston MA 02110 / phone: 617-737-3100 / e-mail: ecooley@cmmj.com/ State Bar of Massachusetts) (participated in lerma RAID & rtc vs lerma) -- CONFIRMED CO$

CROWDER, DOUGLAS A. -- (Johnson & Associates, 350 South Figueroa Street, Ste 190, LA, CA 90071 / phone (213) 621-2115 / State Bar of California?) (Business, corporate, real estate, international trademarks. Commercial litigation, bankruptcy and creditor/debtor relations.) -- CONFIRMED CO$

EMORY, MEAD -- (Lane, Powell, Spears, Lubersky LLP, Suite 4100, 1420 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98101-2333 / phones: (800) 426-5801, (206) 223-7000 / faxes: (206) 223-7010, 7107, 7276 / telex: 32-8808) ( Source's notes: "Areas Of Practice: Controversies / Past Positions: Joint Committee on Taxation, United States Congress, Legislation Attorney, 1970 - 1972; Assistant Commissioner of IRS 1975 - 1977; Professor of Law, University of Iowa, 1965 - 1970; Visiting Professor of Law, Duke University, Spring, 1991 - 1992; Visiting Professor, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, Spring, 1993; Visiting Professor, Georgetown University, Fall, 1994") -- CONFIRMED CO$

Fisher, James Q. -- (1801 Century Park East, Ste 2400, Los Angeles, CA 90067 / phone (310) 556-3300 fax (310) 556-2424. Previous address 2049 Century Park East, Ste 4010, LA, CA 90067 / State Bar of California?) (One-time partner of Joel Kreiner) -- Need CO$ Confirmation

Flate, Ronald Allen -- 9300 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 300, Beverly Hills, CA 90212 / phone (213) 933-7141 and (213) 278-0100 / State Bar of California?) (Former IRS Attorney. Practices real estate, business & corporate law, franchising law, tax & estate planning, auto accident/personal injury/product liability, family law and litigation.) -- NEED CO$ VERIFICATION

Goldner, Eric D. -- (11400 West Olympic Blvd., Second Floor, LA, CA 90064 / phone (310) 914-0109 fax (310) 390-4841 / State Bar of California?) (Family law, adoptions, divorces, custody, visitation, child and spousal support, community and separate property, annulments, conservatorships and guardianships.) -- NEED CO$ VERIFICATION

HART, WILLIAM M. -- (Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, 399 Park Avenue, New York NY 10022-4697 / phone: 212-318-6000 / e-mail: WMHart@PHJW.com / New York State Bar Association) -- CONFIRMED CO$

HAYES, STEVEN L. -- (Bowles & Hayes, 1015 Oneonta Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90065-4255 / phone: (213) 255-8878 / fax: (2130 662-6419, (818) 546-5047/ State Bar of California) (Bought Cult Awareness Network) -- CONFIRMED CO$

Hedlund, Paul -- (Formerly, in 1996, of Kananack, Murgatroyd, Baum & Hedlund. See Murgatroyd, George for address.) -- NEED CO$ VERIFICATION

HERTZBERG, MICHAEL LEE -- (740 Broadway, 5th Floor, New York, NY / New York State Bar Association) -- CONFIRMED CO$

HIRSCHKOP, PHILIP J. -- (Hirschkop & Associates, 108 North Columbus Street, P.O. Box 1417-A49, Alexandria VA 22313 / phone: 703-836-6595 / District of Columbia Bar; Virginia State Bar, New York State Bar Association, ABA) -- CONFIRMED CO$

Hogan, Thomas R. -- (60 South Market Street, Suite 1125 San Jose, CA 95113-2332, 408-292-7600, California State Bar, member no. 042048) (Source's notes: Tom is not a scientologist, is believed to privately hold them in contempt. But the money, the *money*!) -- NEED CO$ VERIFICATION

Karp, Lawrence J. -- (1700 California Street, Ste 370, SF, CA 94109 and 445 South Figueroa Street, Ste 2600, LA, CA 90071 / phone (213) 612-7778 (LA) and (415) 567-0211 (SF) / State Bar of California) (Personal injury, business and family law.) -- NEED CO$ VERIFICATION

KOBRIN, HELENA KEMPNER -- (Moxon and Kobrin, Attorneys at Law, 6255 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028-6329 / phone: 213-993-4435 / e-mail: hkk@netcom.com, hkkobrin@aol.com / State Bar of California, membership no. 152546) -- CONFIRMED CO$

KREINER, JOEL -- (Source's notes: "At one time he was Deputy Guardian Legal for the US Guardian Office. The last I knew he lived in the LA area. Joel was involved in the Allard case. Also, he was involved in the FCDC E-Meter case and an IRS tax case. James Q. Fisher was his partner at one time. I believe Neal Hamel and Vaughn Young would probably remember Joel. Both Joel Kreiner and James Fisher are "OTs". Kreiner's old address (in 1977) was 6255 Sunset Blvd, Suite 2000. Now Moxon's office is at 6255 Sunset Blvd.") -- CONFIRMED CO$

Lenske, Sherman D. -- (Lenske, Lenske & Abramson ALC, Suite 315, Warner Atrium, 6400 Canoga Ave., Woodland Hills, CA 91367-2425 / phone: (818) 716-1444, (818) 883-2920 / fax: (818) 883-9260 / e-mail: slenske@aol.com / State Bar of California) -- NEED CO$ VERIFICATION

LIEBERMAN, ERIC -- (Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard, Krinsky & Lieberman, P.C., 740 Broadway at Astor Place, 5th Floor, New York NY 10003-9518 / Tel: (212) 254-1111 / Fax: (212) 674-4614 / New York State Bar Association) -- CONFIRMED CO$

LUBELL, JONATHAN -- (Morrison Cohen Singer and Weinstein, 9th Floor, 750 Lexington Avenue, NY, NY, 10022-1200, phone: 212-735-8600 / fax: 212-735-8708, 421-2131 / e-mail: jlubell@mcsw.com / New York State Bar Association) (lost TIME magazine case) -- CONFIRMED CO$

LUPO, RAPHAEL V. --(McDermott, Will & Emery, 600 Thirteenth Street, N.W., Suite 1200 Washington DC 20005-3096 / phone: 202-756-8000 / e-mail: rlupo@mwe.com / District of Columbia Bar; Virginia State Bar; ABA) (participated in lerma RAID) -- CONFIRMED CO$

McNally, Gerald -- (803 East Broadway, Ste F, Glendale, CA 91205 / phone (818) 241-9188 / State Bar of California) (Income tax [corporate, personal], partnership), tax planning, tax court & litigation, real estate, incorporations, contracts and wills.) -- NEED CO$ VERIFICATION

Moss, Donald D. -- (Sobol, Raldiris & Moss, 520 East Broadway, Ste 201, Glendale, CA 91205 / phone (818) 547-6650) -- NEED CO$ VERIFICATION

MOXON, KENDRICK L. -- (Moxon and Kobrin, Attorneys at Law, 6255 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028-6329 / phone: 213-993-4435 / State Bar of California) -- CONFIRMED CO$

Nussbaum, Michael -- (Ropes & Gray, One Franklin Square, Suite 800 East, 1301 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20005-3317 / phone: (202) 626-3900 / fax: (202) 626-3961 / District of Columbia Bar) -- NEED CO$ VERIFICATION

PAQUETTE, AVA M. -- (Moxon and Kobrin, Attorneys at Law, 6255 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028-6329 / phone: 213-993-4435 / State Bar of California) -- CONFIRMED CO$

Raldiris, Hiram Anthony -- (Sobol, Raldiris & Moss, 520 East Broadway, Ste 201, Glendale, CA 91205 / phone (818) 547-6650) (Ventura office: 79 Daily Drive, Ste 249, Camarillo, CA 93010 / phone (800) 640-9188) -- NEED CO$ VERIFICATION

Shorter, Jr., John -- (Law Firm, Location, Bar Membership) -- NEED CO$ VERIFICATION

SINCLAIR, J. FREDERICK -- (100 North Pitt Street, Suite 200, Alexandria VA 22314 / phone: 703-299-0600 / Virginia State Bar, District of Columbia Bar, ABA) -- CONFIRMED CO$

SMALL, THOMAS M. -- (Small Larkin & Kidde, 10940 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1800, Los Angeles CA 90024-3945 / phone: (310) 209-4400 / fax: (310) 209-4450 / e-mail: tms@slklaw.com, slk@slklaw.com / State Bar of California) -- CONFIRMED CO$

Sobol, Neal H. -- (Sobol, Raldiris & Moss, 520 East Broadway, Glendale, CA 91205 / phone (818) 547-6650 / fax (818) 547-0274) -- NEED CO$ VERIFICATION

SPRING, THOMAS C. -- (1850 Kalorama Rd., N.W., Washington, DC / District of Columbia Bar) -- CONFIRMED CO$

Stroh, Duane C. -- (111 East Broadway, Suite 210, Glendale, CA 91205 / phone (818) 502-1912) (Personal injury, adoptions, bankruptcy, incorporation and legal problem solving) -- NEED CO$ VERIFICATION

WALSH, WILLIAM C. -- (Bisceglie & Walsh, Washington, DC / District of Columbia Bar) -- CONFIRMED CO$

Wiener, Robert -- (Need Law Firm, Location, Bar Membership) -- NEED CO$ VERIFICATION

WILSON, ANDREW H. -- (Wilson Campilongo, L.L.P., 115 Sansome Street, Suite 400, San Francisco CA 94104 / phone: 415-391-3900 / State Bar of California) -- CONFIRMED CO$

YINGLING, MONIQUE -- (Zuckert, Scoutt & Rasenberger, L.L.P, 888 Seventeenth Street, N.W. Washington DC 20006-3939 / Tel: 202-298-8660 / District of Columbia Bar; State Bar of California) -- CONFIRMED CO$



SINNOTT, TIMOTHY J. -- (Bereskin & Parr, Box 401, 40 King Street West, Toronto ON M5H 3Y2, Canada / phone: 416-364-7311 / Canadian Bar Association, Law Society of Upper Canada) -- CONFIRMED CO$



Boehmert and Boehmert (NEED Location in Germany, professional association memberships) -- CONFIRMED CO$

Wilhelm Blümel - (Rechtsanwälte Wilhelm Blümel, Detlef Reichert, Kurt Henning und Stefan Bergsteiner, Bayerstraße 13, 80335 München) (Source's note: "This is the Nr. ONE of the scientology attorneys. He is probably not a clam himself.") -- CONFIRMED CO$

(c) 1998 Disturber of the Peace (DOTP)

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Per his request, the following attorney has been removed from the Church of Scientology Shyster List.

Murgatroyd, George W. ("Skip") -- (address 1: Baum, Hedlund, Aristei, Guilford & Downey, P.C., Suite 950, 12100 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025-7114 / phone: 310-207-3233 / fax: 310-820-7444 / address 2: 6956 Dume Drive / Malibu, CA 90265 / phone: 310-457-5035 / State Bar of California, Member no. 109761)

As of March of 1998, Mr. George W. Murgatroyd''s position is that he does not now work nor has ever worked for the Church of Scientology or any of its affiliate organizations. Indeed, in reply to this list's previous publisher/editor's initial request for confirmation or denial, Mr. Murgatroyd responded with a blanket denial. His answer was accepted on face value and he was immediately informed by that publisher/editor that his name would deleted, which it was done immediately on the next Update of the above list.

After his name was removed, at least four ARS posters provided convincing circumstantial evidence that Mr. Murgatroyd is a member or "patron" of the Church of Scientology who had litigated a lawsuit against Eli Lilly and Company on behalf of an alleged victim of the drug Prozac produced by that company (Mr. Murgatroyd lost) and at least indirectly on behalf of or in cooperation with the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a public interest group established in 1969 by the Church of Scientology. The full texts of these e-mails were e-mailed TWICE by the previous publisher/editor to Mr. Murgatroyd. The first of these messages went unanswered. The second of these e-mails included a demand for more accurate information or a clarification or rebuttal of the contra-indicating information provided to him.

Mr. Murgatroyd responded by faxing a threatening letter to the previous publisher/editor's employer and business associate, through whose ISP and without whose knowledge or permission he had e-mailed his inquiries and demand for accurate information.

Further investigation of Mr. Murgatroyd's past and present litigation history is in our view required before he can be included in the above list. Until then he can only be included in this EDITOR"S NOTE. Therefore, any additional information about this attorney, his career history, his case history, and/or his disciplinary record would be very much appreciated.

Thank you very much.

The Curmudgeon (dpinstitut@newsguy.com)

(c) 1999, Disturber of the Peace Institute

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