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August 18, 2012

Sen. Ivester on Narconon Arrowhead -“Clearly something isn’t right"

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McALESTER —

In a press release, the Sayre lawmaker said a search has revealed 15 lawsuits against the facility on Lake Eufaula.
“Clearly something isn’t right and we have a moral obligation to do everything in our power to end this predatory business being run by the Church of Scientology disguised as drug treatment,” Iverster said.
And he said he will not to stop until legislation is “signed into law ending these senseless deaths and the exploitation of desperate family members.”
“This is a disgusting business that preys on desperate family members and their sick loved ones, scamming them out of thousands of dollars with the promise of providing hope and new life,” Ivester said. “It’s a disgrace to have these people operating in the state of Oklahoma. Too many lives have been lost under their watch.”
Ivester said he hopes other legislators will join him in getting this legislation written and passed.
Narconon Arrowhead Director Gary Smith could not be reached for comment.
Contact Jeanne LeFlore at jleflore@mcalesternews.com.
 
 

 

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