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Allegations of commission of criminal acts (theft and perjury) by Scientology

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Margery Wakefield’s Affidavit

*** AFFIDAVIT *** April 13, 1990

I, Margery Wakefield, attest that the following facts are true.

I became involved with the "Church" of Scientology in October of 1968. I was a freshman at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

In Scientology, when you get into trouble with your superiors, or you are not doing as much work as they want you to do (ie: your "statistics" are not high enough), then you are declared to be in a "lower condition". To get out of this condition, you have to deal a blow to an enemy of the group. In my case, at one point, I was trained how to break into buildings and I had to break into the American Psychiatric Association in Washington, D.C. and steal some documents that the Scientologists wanted, and I did this.

Also, one another occasion, I was trained to perjure myself in court. I was going to be called as a witness in a case in Florida involving a judge, and I was coached on what to say. When I questioned this, I was told that it was for the "greatest good". In other words it was to be done for the good of Scientology.

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