Is Scientology breaking the law?

Allegations of commission of criminal acts by Scientology

Excerpted from Time Magazine , May 6 1991, quoted at . Please see that site for the full text.

Emphasis added in red . Editorial comments, when added, are in purple .

Joseph Yanny was asked to help steal medical records

Another lawyer, Joseph Yanny, believes the church "has so subverted justice and the judicial system that it should be barred from seeking equity in any court." He should know: Yanny represented the cult until 1987, when, he says, he was asked to help church officials steal medical records to blackmail an opposing attorney (who was allegedly beaten up instead). Since Yanny quit representing the church, he has been the target of death threats, burglaries, lawsuits and other harassment.

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