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March 21, 2013

Narconon Arrowhead: Five lawsuits filed today allege fraud and deceit and other charges

McALESTER — Five new lawsuits against Narconon Arrowhead alleging fraud, deceit, breach of contract and civil conspiracy among other allegations were filed today.

 Narconon Arrowhead is a non-profit drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Canadian  affiliated with the Church of Scientology that  has been under investigation after several deaths at the facility.

The suits were filed in Pittsburg County District Court against Narconon of Oklahoma, Narconon International, Association of Better Living and Education International on behalf of Sue Newman and Dean Shobe, Gina Nelson, Mary Cantu, Lisa Gray and Vicky White.

All five lawsuits allege false representation, fraud and deceit, non disclosure or concealment, breach of contract and civil conspiracy.

Each of the suits are seeking more than $75,000 each.

Calls to Narconon Arrowhead were not returned by presstime today.

Contact Jeanne LeFlore at jleflore@mcalesternews.com

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