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.