Author Sylvia Stanard
Date August 1st, 19841
WASHINGTON, July 31/PRN – House and Senate oversight committees are being asked
to investigate the refusal of Small Business Administration officials to probe allegations
that some investors in a new Washington restaurant may be connected to narcotics
trafficking, according to the Church of Scientology’s Washington attorney, Robert L.
Oswald said that the alleged drug connection was recently discovered during a probe into
an attempt to pass a counterfeit forged $2 million check against the personal account of
Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.
Oswald said investigators obtained a signed declaration from a former employee of the
bank that said he had seen Kevin Flynn, an officer of General Business Management
Corp., in the high-security section of the Bank of New England in Boston, where checks
were allegedly stolen from Hubbard’s account for counterfeiting in 1982.
Oswald added that Flynn disappeared when the counterfeit attempt failed and resurfaced
a year later in Washington, seeking the SBA loan.
Oswald said that the investigation of the financing of the Washington restaurant –
Blossoms – led the investigators to:
– Paul Flynn, cousin of Kevin Flynn, who Oswald said is an imprisoned drug smuggler
who raised cash for Blossoms;
– Paul Flynn’s Florida attorney, Rex Ryland, who Oswald said was recently indicted in
U.S. District Court as the ringleader of a major drug-smuggling operation throughout the
– Two individuals who Oswald said invested in Blossoms and whom he described as
having close ties to narcotics smugglers in California and Florida.
– Michael Flynn, Kevin’s brother, who allegedly orchestrated the $2 million forged check
using Boston organized crime figures, according to sworn declarations – submitted last
week to a Los Angeles federal court, and now in federal hands – by those who worked
with him on the alleged conspiracy. – Alleged misrepresentations to the SBA – detailed in Los Angeles federal court affidavits
submitted by civil rights attorney Don Randolph last week – by Kevin Flynn’s Boston
attorney Tom Hoffman that Kevin Flynn was not a defendant in any suit.
Flynn was allegedly being sued in two separate cases in California and Boston for false
imprisonment and kidnapping.
“The investigators are seeking the assistance of congressional oversight committees after
SBA officials who were given information about the loan misrepresentations refused to
pursue the matter,” Oswald said.
According to the church attorney, the $2 million check forgery was attempted in 1982
and then used by Boston attorney Michael Flynn later that year to argue that Hubbard’s
estate was being mismanaged and should be seized by a Riverside court.
Flynn brought the probate suit in 1982, representing Hubbard’s estranged son, Ronald E.
DeWolf. Oswald noted that “the petition was thrown out of court a year later.”
Rev. Heber Jentzsch, president of the Church of Scientology International, said, “It will
take the full resources of the government to expose why the SBA granted a loan on
deliberate false information and why Kevin Flynn withheld the information that he paid
known kidnappers to terrorize people for their religious beliefs.
Contact – Robert L. Oswald at 202-293-3204, Nick Beltrante at 703-360-4848, or Sylvia
Stanard at 202-797-9828, all of the Church of Scientology.
- Retrieved on September 22, 2014 from www.xenufrance.net/osa-so-called-press-releases-year-1984.pdf ↩