FBI: Guardian Legal WW letter to FBI
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THE CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY
The Hubbard Scientology Organisation WORLD WIDE
Founder L. Ron Hubbard
Saint Hill Manor,East Grinstead
Sussex, England RH19 4JY
Tel: East Grinstead 24571/3Mr. C.M. Kelley
United States Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Washington, D.C. 20535 U.S.A
25 June 1974
Dear Mr. Kelley,
Thank you for your letter of 20 June 1974.
I can understand that in terms of your long-standing policy to make information in your files available only to duly authorised law enforcement officials, etc., your policy to protect the identity of members of the general public who furnish information can be made defensible. You might otherwise not get such information, whether true or false.
The error seems to me, with respect, to be that the FBI lends the weight of its authority to information which it furnishes from its files. It does not make it clear that such information might be raw, unevaluated data furnished by persons who cannot be challenged because their identity is to be protected, who may have acted on rumour, or out of malice and ill-will. Might I suggest, as a “ready solution” to what is a problem for you but sometimes a catastrophe for others, that information furnished by
Church of Scientology of California
A NON PROFIT CORPORATION IN U.S.A
REGISTERED IN ENGLAND
R.D. HOPKINS PRESIDENT
ERNEST DENZIL GOGERLY VICE PRESIDENT
H.G. PARKHOUSE SECRETARY
P. HURWITZ RESIDENT AGENT (ENGLAND)
[at the bottom of this page there a handwritten note: Suggest no ack' see letters of 5/16 & 6/20]
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the FBI should carry a rubber stamp with the legend:
Raw, unevaluated data.
The authenticity of this information is not guaranteed.
Further, occasions do arise when the long-standing policy of the FBI is violated, and leaks of information occur. You will readily appreciate that such leaks are capable of doing irreparable harm to the individuals concerned. May I ask whether the FBI in such circumstances has a policy for putting the matter right?
Thank you for your courtesy and co-operation.
[signed] CBB Parselle
D/Guardian Legal WW