"The campaign to force a dictatorship into a group which has freedom as its main objective is about as popular with me as a fire in a powder factory."
- L. Ron Hubbard,
Orders of the Day, May 22, 1969

Church of Scientology International (CSI)
  • DM dominates the boards of CSI, which are now mere rubber stamps
  • No board meetings occur; papers are brought by for members to sign
  • DM removes/selects board members using signed, undated resignations kept by him
  • DM, not the boards, appoints and removes officers; DM, not ED Int, runs CSI, including ethics & justice over Scientology members/groups
  • DM has isolated, fired or intimidated many top Scientology executives -- G. Leserve; 75 year old Heber Jentzsch; Flag's Debbie Cook; and many others -- after decades of service to the Sea Org
International Association of Scientologists (IAS)
Religious Technology Center (RTC)
  • DM single-handedly runs RTC, not the boards as LRH set it up
  • No board meetings occur; papers are brought by for members to sign
  • DM removes/selects board members using signed, undated resignations kept by him
  • DM appoints and removes officers and manages the activities of RTC
Church of Spiritual Technology (CST)
  • DM removes/selects trustees and general directors using signed, undated resignations kept by him
  • Trustees not allowed to regularly train and receive services, as required by LRH in CST bylaws
  • No trustees or general directors have received hatting as such or even been given its bylaws to read
  • No board meetings occur; staff of OSA Legal merely brings by papers to sign (not to read and approve or disapprove)
  • DM appoints and removes officers and manages the activities of CST

* Bylaws of CST (Article VII, sections 1.d & 1.e), RTC (Article VII, section 1.c.i), and CSI (Article VII, section 1.c.i)
Under LRH's plan of separation of powers and checks and balances, financial integrity is easily ensured, private benefit and dictatorial control nearly impossible
  • Finance personnel posted & frequently removed by DM, leaving no one else knowledgeable of the overall financial scene of Scientology entities
  • This creates a dangerous situation for nonprofit organizations, putting in jeopardy their tax-exempt status, compromising financial integrity
  • LRH gave CST, RTC & CSI boards a special duty to ensure no private benefit of church assets occur * -- an impossible task as structured
  • E.g., CSI resources are used to raise funds for IAS, but CSI directors cannot ensure that funds diverted from CSI to IAS are not used to privately benefit individuals, including DM himself, as some former members allege occurs
Finances of Each Entity Managed by Miscavige
David Miscavige (DM)
"Chairman of the Board" RTC
(Self-appointed, not by LRH)