Deposition of Vicki J. Aznaran (May 9, 1989)

1423

VICKI J. AZNARAN VOLUME 9 5-9-89

 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA

VICKI J. AZNARAN AND RICHARD N. AZNARAN

VERSUS

CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY OF CALIFORNIA, INC.; CHURCH OF SPIRITUAL TECHNOLOGY, INC.; SCIENTOLOGY MISSIONS INTERNATIONAL, INC.; RELIGIOUS TECHNOLOGY CENTER, INC.; AUTHOR SERVICES, INC.; CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY INTERNATIONAL, INC.; CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY OF LOS ANGELES, INC.; MISSION OFFICE WORLDWIDE; AUTHOR FAMILY TRUST; THE ESTATE OF L. RON HUBBARD; DAVID MISCAVIGE; AND NORMAN STARKEY1

*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
NO. CV 88-1786-WDK

ORAL DEPOSITION OF VICKI J. AZNARAN

VOLUME 9

On the 9th day of May 1989, at 10:00 a.m. the oral deposition of the above-named witness was taken at the instance of the defendants before Roger W. Miller, Certified Shorthand Reporter in and for the State of Texas, at the offices of Stanley, Harris, Rice, 3100 McKinnon, Suite 1000, in the City of Dallas, County of Dallas, State of Texas, pursuant the agreement hereinafter set forth.

1495

VICKI J. AZNARAN VOLUME 9 5-9-89

A.      What money was spent or how much money was spent, which I believe was 250,000.

Q.      Anything else you remember telling the FBI about that incident?

A.      I told them that it was Dick Story and Dick Bass were largely the players involved.

Q.      Any other details you recall telling the FBI about that?

A.      No, not offhand, I don’t recall anything else.

Q.      Are there any other instances involving judges that you discussed with the FBI?

A.      They wanted to know about Scientology executives going to see Marianna Pfaelzer one night.

Q.      Anything else? That’s what you already talked about with Mr. Cooley, is it not?

A.      Yeah. I think we went into that.

Q.      Any other judges?

A.      Yeah. Breckenridge and the Judge on the — the original Judge on the Wollersheim case. I don’t know if “original” is the right word, but he was a judge on the case during, I believe, pretrial.

Q.      What did you tell the FBI about Judge Breckenridge?

A.      I told him about destroying documents that

1496

VICKI J. AZNARAN VOLUME 9 5-9-89

Judge Breckenridge had ordered produced.

Q. What did you tell him about destroying those documents?

A. What did I tell him? I don’t remember specifically. That there were documents that he ordered his folders produced, and myself and some others went through those folders and took out and destroyed documents out of them that we did not want turned over.

Q. When you say he wanted his folders produced, who is that, judge Breckenridge?

A. Yeah. He ordered them turned over to him.

Q. His own folders?

A. Armstrong’s, Jerry Armstrong’s.

Q. And what did you tell the FBI about the first judge on the Wollersheim case?

A. Well, supposedly he had a son who was homosexual, and there was some — some operation withthe son’s boyfriend, which was brought up to the Judge in order to try to get rid of that Judge, if —

Q. Do you recall any more —

A. I believe that’s what I told him, the drift of it, anyway.

Q. Do you recall telling him anything else about that incident?

A. Not specifically, no.

1501

VICKI J. AZNARAN VOLUME 9 5-9-89

Q. Were you involved in that incident in any way?

A. Peripherally. No, not really. I was just there part of the time.

Q. It was not done at your instigation?

A. No.

Q. You did not participate in anything involving the Judge Pfaelzer incident directly?

A. Staff members — well, no, not really.

Q. You personally, I’m not —

A. Yeah. No, not really.

Q. Now, your knowledge of the facts that you related to the FBI concerning Judge Breckenridge is firsthand, from what I understand you are saying?

A. The destruction of the documents?

Q. Yes.

A. Yes.

Q. You participated in it?

A. Yes.

Q. And you told that to the FBI?

A. Yes:  .

Q. And what is the source of your information concerning the first Judge on the Wollersheim case?

A. I believe David Miscavige.

Q. He told you about it?

1580

VICKI J. AZNARAN VOLUME 9 5-9-89

 

STATE OF TEXAS

COUNTY OF DALLAS

)

)

This is to certify that I, Roger W. Miller, Certified Shorthand Reporter in and for the State of Texas, reported in shorthand the proceedings conducted at the time and place set forth in the caption hereof and that the above and foregoing pages contain a full, true, and correct transcript of said proceedings.

Given under my hand and seal of office on this the 9th day of May, 1989.

[signed Roger W. Miller]
Roger W. Miller, Certified
Shorthand Reporter No. 328
in and for the State of Texas
My commission expires December 31, 1989.

Notes