The Church of Scientology in France has been found guilty of defrauding its followers and its leaders have been handed fines and suspended prison sentences. However, the court did not ban the organisations activities in France. A Paris court on Tuesday convicted the two principal institutions of the Church of Scientology in France of organised fraud, but stopped short of banning the groups activities in France.
The court also levied fines totalling 600,000 euros and handed suspended prison sentences to four French Scientology officials. Scientologys leader in France, Alain Rosenberg, received a two-year suspended sentence and a fine of 30,000 euros.