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Scientologists Convicted

October 28, 1979

WASHINGTON - A prosecutor says he will seek stiff prison terms for Church of Scientology members convicted of plotting to infiltrate U.S. government offices and steal records.

District Judge Charles Richey convicted the church members Friday for their role in a conspiracy to take records from the justice department, the Internal Revenue Service, and the U.S. attorney's office. The conspiracy also included planting employees in the Internal Revenue Service and the justice department and "bugging" a revenue service meeting.