I, DON LARSON, do declare as follows:
1 . I am over the
age of 18 and if called to the stand and sworn under oath, I can competently
testify as follows:
2. Between June of
1982 and March of 1983, I was head of the International Finance Police
(IFP) of the Church of Scientology.
3. During the period
I was head of the International Finance Police, the top executives of
Scientology were enraged at the Mission holders for embarrassing them
by airing their grievances. In response, IFP was directed to extort money
from the Missions by threatening them with the fair game policy if they
failed to satisfy the demands for money. I participated in making the
threats, as did my deputies.
4. To a Scientologist,
the threat of being declared a suppressive person and subjected to the
fair game policy Is nothing short of extortion since it brings with it
the possibility of harassment, being sued in multiple lawsuits, undermining
your reputation in the community and destroying one's business and/or
5. In addition to
extortion, physical violence was also used to collect "fines"
and to coerce "cooperation" from the Missions. I committed acts
of violence for that purpose.
6. One of the resulting examples of Mission holder "cooperation" was their agreement to adopt new Articles and Bylaws under threat of the fair game policy.
Executed on this
29th day of September, 1988, at Los Angeles, California.