FBI: Investigation of Gerald D. Armstrong (November 4, 1985)

FD-302 (Rev. 3-10-82)

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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION1

Date of transcription 11/4/85

GERALD D. ARMSTRONG, Paralegal at FLYNN & JOYCE Law Offices, 400 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts, telephone (617) 350-7200, was interviewed. ARMSTRONG was advised as to the official identity of the interviewing Agent, the nature of the interview, and subsequently provided infor-
mation as follows:

ARMSTRONG stated he recently arrived in the United States as a resident in Boston, Massachusetts, on September 5, 1985. He advised that prior to that he had resided in Vancouver, British Columbia, for a number of years.

He stated that he became a member of the CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY (COS) in early 1969 and remained an active member until the year 1981. He further advised that during this period he did extensive travelling while a member of the “C” organization within the church.

He stated that he has never identified himself to anyone as a Special Agent for the FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI), nor has he identified himself as a Federal official to anyone since he has resided within the City of Boston. He stated he has had no contact with anyone from the COS since he arrived in Boston. However, he advised that approximately two weeks ago he accompanied Mr. FLYNN to an oral proceeding which took place at the Federal Courthouse, Boston, where there were a group of protesters that appeared to be representatives of the COS in the lobby. He advised he did not have any contact with the representatives of the Church that day. He further advised that no representative of the COS has approached him on the street since he has arrived in Boston.

ARMSTRONG stated that in the year 1981 the COS brought suit against him concerning papers that were found pertaining to L. RON HUBBARD, Founder of the COS, while he was in charge of HUBBARD’s holdings. He advised that after finding these papers he worked up a biography of HUBBARD. ARMSTRONG stated he left the COS on December 12, 1981. He further stated that he filed a countersuit against the COS,


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which went to trial from April to June, 1984. He advised that the trial ended on June 20, 1984 with a significant decision in his favor.

When asked again, ARMSTRONG stated that he has never represented himself as an employee of the FBI to anyone at any time.

Background information was obtained through observation and interview as follows:

Full name: GERALD DAVID ARMSTRONG
Date of Birth: October 18, 1946
Place of Birth: Chilliwack, British Columbia,
Canada
Citizenship: Canadian citizen
Social Security Account No. 265-81-2049
Present Residence: 92 Draper Street,
Dorchester, Massachusetts
Home Telephone Number: (617) 825-3203
Temporary Massachusetts
License Number:
1056608
Height: 5 feet 8 inches
Weight: 140 pounds
Eyes: Green
Hair: Brown

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