A 14-page DA pack was delivered to my former partner, Jeff Schmidt, and the Nigerian Minister of Finance in Washington, D.C., this week during the IMF meeting. The DA pack was sent by Peter Franks, a private investigator for the Church[sic] of Scientology working out of England, and was no doubt hand-delivered by OSA personnel at the DC org.
The first part of the DA pack was a repetition of Stacy/shotgun posts that I made to the internet on August 25. Further, there was the leaflet which was handed out in the Boston financial district, linking Robert P. Smith with me, that was posted to the internet on August 24.
The next section, which is quoted below, is a leaflet handed out during pickets at the home of Selwyn Lewis, my other former partner in Capetown, South Africa. In this latest "Trash the Critics" operation, the Church[sic] of Scientology has said that the mere act of not providing them with information about me makes Mr. Lewis a dishonest businessman who lacks principles.
It is interesting to note that the Scientologists have decided to completely trash the Nigerians. The purpose of this is clearly to drive a wedge between Jeff and the Nigerian government in order to disrupt his business with them. Further, Jeff will in turn put pressure on me, they hope, to get the Scientologists off his back. In fact, this morning, Jeff told me, "You are really making my life miserable."
Here is the text of Peter Frank's letter and the leaflet about Mr. Lewis. (As you will see, the letter is clearly intended to drive a wedge between me and Jeff.)
October 5, 1998
Mr. Jeffrey Schmidt
for Hand Delivery in Washington DC
Thanks for taking a few hours out of your busy day to talk to me. Your information was very helpful.
Sorry I could not return your call last Friday. I understand you were to the IMF meetings in Washington I wanted to get you some important information concerning the most recent developments involving Mr. Minton.
As I could riot reach you at your London office, I have enclosed a package of information for your use concerning the situation with Mr. Minton.
I am also enclosing his most recent Internet posting, which seems to have distorted our meeting of a couple of weeks ago. This posting seems to support your supposition concerning Bob's mental instability.
Please find the enclosed information which I trust you will find of 'interest. Sincerely,
London: 44 961881105
WHY ARE WE PROTESTING HERE? WHAT IS SELWYN LEWIS' CONNECTION TO ROBERT S. MINTON? THE TRUTH BEHIND THE LIES
Robert Minton, a wealthy American with past business ties to Mr. Selwyn Lewis of 232 Keoff Road, Clifford, Cape Town, South Africa, is a director and the main financial supporter of an anti-religious hate group which mindlessly attacks minorities.
Mr. Minton, along with Mr. Selwyn Lewis, accumulated his wealth through conducted business transactions with Nigeria while it was under the tight grip of military dictatorship. This same dictatorship has actively prevented Nigeria from creating a democratic system in the country and has siphoned billions of dollars from its people through criminal deals.
Although one of the richest nations in Africa due to its petroleum output, Nigeria yet suffers from economic repression because of the greed and blatant financial mismanagement by its rulers and their international banker friends. The economic plight of the Nigerian people was created through a crushing debt to foreign banks as a result of the criminal actions of foreign capitalists who sought to exploit the people of Nigeria.
Persons such as Mr. Minton and Mr. Lewis later profited handsomely from Nigeria's economic woes by further manipulation of the financial situation, creating a secondary market to trade the huge debt of the country. These secondary market financial dealings has not brought about an increase in prosperity for the citizens of the country and the economic crisis is acute. However, Minton and Mr. Lewis profited nicely and got out "while the going was good."
Those who had the inside knowledge, and connections to government controlled financial institutions, benefited in the foreign debt trading business. But as events and statistics show, while millions of dollars were siphoned off in "commissions" and lenders were forced to write off huge losses, the leaders of Nigeria ignored the human suffering and misery of its average citizens. Minton's money, made originally through dealings with corrupt government officials in Nigeria now pays to create an aura of hatred and an agenda of bigotry against minority religious groups.
Although Mr. Lewis is not involved in Mr. Minton's anti-religious hate group, he has not been willing to disclose the full truth about Mr. Minton's unethical behavior and shady exploits. Why not? This is not how honest businessmen act, not how men of principle conduct themselves.
Reportedly, members of the Church[sic] of Scientology pointed out publicly that Minton's instability could explode into violence. Minton confirmed these fears only a few weeks ago when, accompanied by a mistress, he appeared with a shotgun and fired at three Scientologists who were on the road in front of his house. Then he bragged about the shooting on the Internet. Minton also turned up outside the Church[sic] of Scientology in Boston and started abusing staff and parishioners. When two Scientologists tried to stop him, he physically attacked them. injured one and was arrested by the police. Ho is now facing trial on the felony charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
We demand that Mr. Minton and anyone who may be assisting him, such as Selwyn Lewis, cease their unlawful acts and to use their wealth to help, not create hate.
Free Speech and Religious Freedom Committee of the Parishioners of the Church[sic] of Scientology
Yet again, Truth is stranger than fiction... when Scientology is involved.