Today, a breaking news story from Tony Ortega’s ‘Underground Bunker’ blog website details a lawsuit filed on January 29, 2014, against Narconon Fresh Start and Rainbow Canyon Retreat for Breach of Contract, Fraud, and Negligence.
Once again, desperate family members were conned by skilled fraudsters posing as experienced drug rehab consultants that played the ‘fear-guilt’ card by telling the family “hey have to hurry or their son “would wind up dead.”
The Plaintiffs, David, Stacy, and Jack Welch of Texas are suing Narconon Fresh Start, doing business as the Rainbow Canyon Retreat in Caliente, Nevada,
“The Welches were told they’d have to pay $33,000 up front, and that before Jack could enter the program in Nevada, he’d first have to go through a medical detox in Murrieta, California.”
The lawsuit also alleges that staff members were using drugs – a not an uncommon practice as seen and heard by other Narconon victims. . In one case, it is alleged that Narconon staff traded drugs to patients for sex.
This scam the Welch’s fell for mirrored the exact con-game that duped many to enter Narconon Trois-Rivieres and other Narconons around the globe. An email received in 2008 promising a precise 76% at Narconon Trois-Rivieres, was the same 76% success rate fraud that enticed the Welch’s. Some Narconons promote and advertise an 80% and as high as 90% success rate to desperate addicts and their family members.
Narconon Gulf Coast BOASTS a long term non-twelve step program with a 90% success rate.
What’s interesting in this new lawsuit is that when “the Welches signed a contract, and the complaint points out that the contract describes Narconon’s origin — it was started in 1966 by a man named William Benitez, who had been inspired by Hubbard’s book, The Fundamentals of Thought.”
“The complaint points out that the actual name of the book is Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought, The Basic Book of the Theory and Practice of Scientology for Beginners. The Welches believe that the full name is left out of the Narconon contract in order to hide the program’s connection to Scientology.”
Today, still in cellophane wrapper, David Love holds the “Scientology Fundamentals of Thought” in his hand that was given to him at Narconon Trois-Rivieres -- “The Basic Book of the Theory & Practice of Scientology for Beginners.”
Governments and lawyers are doing their best to shut down this Hubbard quackery before another dies inside Scientology’s industry of death -- public outcry and media expose is mounting.