Episode 43: Investigator and Whistleblower Jeffrey Augustine
We speak with our old friend, brilliant investigator and chronicler of scientology, especially focused on financial wrongdoing. He has an excellent blog and podcast on the subject. We take a tour of the people who are being prosecuted for their activities, despite the fact that scientology claims they are the most ethical group on earth.
Jeffrey’s excellent blog — a repository of hug amounts of invaluable information about scientology
The guy who presented David Miscavige with a medal is being prosecuted for crimes
The improper scientology kiosk that somehow showed up in the hallway of the LAPD Hollywood Division
These two chiropractors also prosecuted for Medicare fraud
Part of the lies scientology told the IRS in order to gain tax exempt status.
The poster child for Super Power, forced to pay the IRS millions in back taxes
They claim they have NO employees, only volunteers to avoid paying tax, but then take money to pay “staff”
Leah, you’re your best at your most sassy. Don’t ever apologize.
Sweet Mikey. You’re just the best always.
Love you guys.
This isn’t related to this episode, Im going back and listening to some old episodes I missed.
In Listeners Questions Part 3, it was really weird for me to hear you keep saying “wog” over and over.
Not sure if you know, and Id be curious to know if Hubbard or whoever coined the term knew, that in the UK “wog” is racism term for a dark skinned person. Its the shortened version of “golliwog”. Golliwogs were little black-face dolls from the 1800s that survived until well into the 1980s.
A religion calling non-converts wogs is the similar to a religion calling non-converts the N word.
From this morning’s news. Isn’t this the company talked about during yesterday’s podcast? BTW, I love your podcast!
Judge permanently blocks marketing of bottled-water brand
A U.S. judge has permanently blocked a Las Vegas-based bottled-water brand Real Water from being marketed while an investigation continues into at least one death and multiple cases of liver illness among people who reported drinking it.
A court order signed Monday by U.S. District Judge Jennifer Dorsey formalizes a settlement in which AffinityLivestyles.com Inc., Real Water Inc. and company officers agreed to stop processing and distributing the product drawn from municipal tap water, and destroy any in their possession.
Company president Brent Jones, a former Nevada state Republican lawmaker, and attorneys for him and the company didn’t immediately respond to messages seeking comment.
Real Water was marketed primarily in Nevada, Arizona, Utah and California.
The Justice Department said Tuesday that defendants including Jones assured the court they no longer prepare or distribute the water that was sold as premium alkalized drinking water in distinctive boxy blue bottles touting “E2 Electron Energized Technology.” Labels said it was “infused with negative ions” and offers healthy detoxifying properties.
That agreement also required the company to turn over to the Food and Drug Administration records about processing, bottling and distribution; and to submit to unannounced inspections of company facilities in Las Vegas, suburban Henderson and Mesa, Arizona.
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Leah, I love hearing you speak about the issue of Scientology. Your passion to expose this cult has helped so many. But I have to say that today, I was a but uncomfortable listening to how you spoke to your guest. He deserved an apology for sure 🤷🏻♀️
Love, Love, LOVE this show and what you guys are doing. So informative, so passionate. It’s rare to see this level of fierce, directed activism at something so demonstrably destructive. Not to mention, I could listen to Mike and Leah’s banter and war stories for hours on end. You guys are awesome. Please keep it up!
Hey guys, love the podcast. I religiously listen on my way home from work! I’m cussing right along with you, Leah! Could you guys (if you’re not already) work on a Qanon episode?
Greetings from Canada! Jeffery is one of my favourites and really enjoyed him on your show. So interesting, totally obsessed with learning everything I can. Is there a suggested book list?
Thanks to you both for everything you do!!
Another fantastic episode!! I used to listen to Jeff’s podcast and have missed it. I know he’s one busy guy! Please have him on again as he has so much more info to pass on to us.