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DOCUMENT TITLE: Delay Granted to Hubbard Estate in Producing Documents Detailing Wealth
SUBJECT: AP story detailing reasons for delay in assessment of Hubbard estate
PARTIES: Norman F. Starkey, Executor of the Estate of L. Ron Hubbard; Sherman Lenske as counsel to Starkey during probate of the Will; Sherman Lenske, Stephen Lenske, and Lawrence E. Heller, Special Directors of CST at the time of the Declaration, as "consultants" to Starkey (Trustee of both Author's Family Trust-A and Author's Family Trust-B), and as "Trust Protectors"


BACKGROUND AND NOTES

Self-explanatory, except that from available current records, this 20,000 number is high, almost double the number of copyrights known now to exists. One thing, though, that might account at least partially for the discrepency is that some of the copyrights listed with the Library of Congress are for collections, whereas the 20,000 number may take each separate bulletin, policy, etc. separately, plus unpublished works that may not be reflected in Copyright Office records. But of greatest interest is the fact that Gerald Armstrong had stolen approximately 30,000 documents from the Estate, valued at $5 million, which he had just given back on 17 December 1986.

As one very humorous note, demonstrative of his cowardice and molehood, the "tax referee" referred to in the article is, no doubt, our own favorite fraudmeister, IRS's Meade Emory.




The Associated Press
February 20, 1987, Friday, AM cycle
Delay Granted to Hubbard Estate in Producing Documents Detailing Wealth
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.

A judge [San Luis Obispo County, but Superior Court Judge Warren C. Conklin] has granted a two-month delay to the estate of the late Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard in filing documents detailing his wealth. ...A similar delay had been granted in December.

     ...Hubbard executor Norman F. Starkey filed documents saying his staff "has prepared an 817-page document listing 20,000 separate copyrights, patents, and trademarks owned" by Hubbard and needed extra time to gather information to answer questions from an inheritance tax referee.


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