State prosecutor Maud Coujard has recommended that a Paris court dissolve the French branch of the Church of Scientology. Scientology has been accused of being little more than a criminal enterprise in France and other countries that uses escalating courses or levels to bilk individuals of thousands of dollars.
We previously discussed this case.
There is little danger of such an order actually shutting down Scientology given the right to appeal. However, the demand is the heaviest possible penalty allowed in such cases.
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