project was designed to remove him from public office and
discredit him as an opinion leader. This included forming
letter-writing campaigns against Cazares, working for any political
opponent of his, asking him embarrassing questions at his political
rallies, registering all Scientologists to vote against him, filing
suit against him, placing an operative in the Cazares campaign,
and many other such actions.
August 5 the St.
Petersburg Times reported that an anonymous letter from
a Sharon T. claimed Gabe had spent the night
with her in Washington D.C. and was involved in a hit and
Justice Dept. began investigating because it was sent to
democratic officials and party workers in Pinellas county
in an apparent attempt to ruin Gabes run for a congressional
seat. This was a Scientology sting operation.
1976, the GO [Guardians Office] was determined to
silence all opposition in the City of Clearwater. Mayor
Cazares was its chief target.
A GO agent,
posing as a reporter, interviewed the mayor when he was on a visit
to Washington, D.C. The reporter introduced Cazares
to Sharon Thomas, another GO agent. She offered to show Cazares
the sights of Washington. While they were driving, they
ran into a pedestrian. Sharon Thomas drove on. The mayor did
not know that the victim of the accident was yet another
GO agent, Michael Meisner.
ran other operations on Gabe, such as Project
Taco-less, which was designed to ruin his political
career and remove/restrain him as an opponent of Scn.
June of 1977, the FBI
raided the Church of Scientology in Los Angeles and Washington,
D.C. based on the testimony of a Scientologist. The raid netted
thousands of documents, and led to the conviction
of 11 of the highest ranking Scientologists for the largest infiltration
of the U.S. government in history. Some of the seized documents
were the operations and programs against Cazares and the city
of Clearwater. By
November of 1977, Cazares had seen copies of these documents,
and he called for tighter security in Clearwater government against
the Scientology threat.
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