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"Greta [Van Susteren] has spoken to her about this and she doesn't think this is something that the SEC would press on especially if there is full correction action already taken."

~ Denise Miscavige LIcciardi email
People
Current Staff
  Bryan Zwan - Founder / Current CEO
Bill Rooney
- Communications Director
Former Staff
 

Denise Miscavige Licciardi
Seth Joseph
Beth A. Morris
Steve Grant
Libby Weigand
Doug Weigand
Doug Dohring
Kenneth Myers
Eric Mitchell
Daniel Lorch
Robert Goransson
Gerald Ellenburg
Chuck Anderson
Tom Williams

Stockholders - BEFORE IPO  / AFTER IPO
  Bryan J. Zwan
Doug C. Dohring
Norton S. Karno
Ellenburg Capital Corp.
Paul Hedlund
Michael J. Baum
Stanley P. Zurn
David A. Wagner or Patricia Flanagan Wagner
George W. Murgatroyd
Edward F. Guignon
Margaret A. Guignon
Jakob Kryszek
Alfred J. Cade
ASK Brown Trust
Nicholas Brown
Frank & Jean Dufek
Carl R. Gratz Residuary Trust
Venture Tech Investors
First Trust Corp. TTEE for Bert Rettner
Ruth Cantley
Tony Lonstein
Monte Factor TTEE under the will of Ted H. Factor
Douglas J. Sterne
Frank G. McGuire III/Jordon Trust
George J. Baxter
Sean Lilly


Bryan Zwan
 

Bryan J. Zwan - Company founder, President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board; holds a Ph.D. in physics from Rice University and has attained Operating Thetan Level VIII in the Church of Scientology. Dr. Zwan started and directed a number of businesses in the technology sector prior to founding Digital Lightwave in California in 1991. He is the majority shareholder of the company, and has held the top management and director positions since its inception, except for a brief hiatus during 1999-2000, while he was being investigated and later sued by the SEC for financial fraud in connection with an earnings management scheme. A member of the International Association of Scientologists, Dr. Zwan is also the highest single contributor ("Legion of OT", $5M+) to the Church's "Super Power Expansion Project" in Clearwater, Florida.

Official biographical sketch from Digital Lightwave's S1A Registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission

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Bill Rooney
 

Bill Rooney has been Corporate Communications Director at Digital Lightwave since 1998. A longtime Scientologist, Rooney and his wife, Julie, are listed as Cornerstone Club members of Scientology's Super Power Building fundraising drive. He was also one of the three Scientologists who visited Digital CEO Bryan Zwan to protest the decision to fire Denise Miscavige Licciardi, according to Seth Joseph's personal notes.

Before joining the team at Digital Lightwave, Bill Rooney was president of the ill-fated Final Frontier Publishing, a magazine aimed at astronauts and other space afficianados. In July, 1994, Final Frontier Publishing was sold to the even more ill-fated American Technologies Group, another company with peripheral Scientologist connections. Digital Lightwave early investor Stanley Zurn was also a partner in Final Frontier Publishing.

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Denise Miscavige Licciardi
 

Official biographical sketch from Digital Lightwave's S1A Registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission

In the fall of 1996, when Denise Miscavige Licciardi first signed on with Digital Lightwave as Vice President for Administration, it might have seemed like a corporate coup for the company's dedicated Scientologist founder Dr. Bryan Zwan. Not only was Licciardi, like Zwan, a long-time, highly trained Scientologist, she was also the twin sister of David Miscavige, head of the Church of Scientology's Religious Technology Center and its most senior eccelesiastical official.

Alas for Dr. Zwan, all that glittered, in this case, proved to be something less than gold. Less than three years later, he was forced to end Licciardi's employment at Digital Lightwave after disturbing allegations about her professional conduct surfaced that threatened to put the future of the company itself -- and its officers -- at risk. An explosive memo prepared by Scientologist manufacturing manager Chuck Anderson charged that it was Denise Miscavige Licciardi herself who had masterminded the unorthodox inventory accounting system that had led to potentially misleading income numbers being reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

That wasn't the only charge made by Anderson, however. His report included a litany of past incidents that depict Licciardi as manipulative and prone to outbursts of profanity-laced bad temper.

After the Anderson report set off shockwaves throughout the Digital Lightwave executive suite, contemporaneous documents prepared by former Digital Lightwave senior Vice-President Seth Joseph and former Chief Financial Officer Steven Grant also expressed concern over Denise's position at Digital Lightwave.

In a confidential letter to attorney John T. Hentrich, who was counsel to the Special Committee struck by the company to investigate alleged misstatements in Digital's annual report to the SEC, Grant questioned Denise's actions with regards to the now confirmed inventory irregularities, and also expressed concern over whether she and her husband, Sam, may have relied on her "intimate knowledge" of the company's sales and administrative issues when deciding to sell Digital stock in early January.

And finally, there were the e-mails from Licciardi herself that were filed as part of an ongoing lawsuit over Joseph's wrongful dismissal. Written to her closest corporate confidante Jerry Gentile, among others, they give an excellent insight into Licciardi's last stand to save herself from exile from Digital Lightwave.

When it finally became clear that her days at Digital Lightwave were numbered, Licciardi penned a list of demands to be met before she would agree to resign from the company, including three years salary, her corporate cell phone, vested options -- and the "dignity" of being able to leave without the company saying a word about her departure.

Denise Miscavige Licciardi's current whereabouts are unknown.

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Seth Joseph
  Official biographical sketch from Digital Lightwave's S1A Registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission

Seth Joseph was Senior Vice-President of Digital Lightwave from September 1996 to February 1998, when he was dismissed without warning following his discovery that Denise Miscavige Licciardi, Digital's VP for Administration had been falsely inflating inventory and sales numbers, forcing Digital to issue a restatement of earnings after irregularities came to light.

Joseph, who is not a Scientologist, claims that Digital CEO Bryan Zwan refused to fire Licciardi because of her close family connection to David Miscavige, head of the Church of Scientology. Joseph sought protection under Florida's whistle blower statutes after discovering the fraud, but was fired abruptly in early February, mere days after bringing the matter to the attention of the company's outside counsel. In December, 2001, he won an arbitration ruling that confirmed that he had been wrongfully terminated, which Digital Lightwave has appealed. Documents submitted in that case, including internal memos and correspondence from Digital executives, can be found here.
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Steven Grant
  Steven Grant took over as Chief Financial Officer from Beth Morris in September, 1997, and stayed with the company until October, 2001, when he left "to pursue other interests," according to a corporate news release. Grant, along with his predecessor Beth A. Morris, was also named in a March 20, 2001 cease-and-desist order imposed by the Securities and Exchange Commission as part of proceedings related to the financial fraud and misrepresentation suit launched by the SEC against Digital founder Bryan Zwan.

Several of Grant's personal recollections of the fracas surrounding the discovery of the inventory fraud in January 1998 have surfaced as part of his former colleague Seth Joseph's wrongful dismissal suit against Digital Lightwave, including his testimony at Joseph's arbitration hearing and a confidential letter to attorney John Hentrich.
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Beth A. Morris
 

Official biographical sketch from Digital Lightwave's S1A Registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission

Beth A. Morris served as Digital Lightwave's Chief Financial Officer from January, 1996 until September, 1997, when she was replaced by Steven Grant. On March 20, 200, the same day that the Securities and Exchange Commission launched a financial fraud suit against Digital Founder Bryan Zwan, Morris and Grant were both named in a cease-and-desist order in settled administrative proceedings related to the fraud. The order found, among other things, that Morris had made "material omissions" to Digital's independent accountants in connection with a review of the company's second quarter income statements.

Beth A.Morris' current whereabouts are unknown.

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Elizabeth (Libby) Weigand
 

Official biographical sketch from Digital Lightwave's S1A Registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission

According to an early Digital Lightwave filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, longtime Scientologist Elizabeth "Libby" Weigand joined Digital Lightwave as Executive Vice President of Operations in September, 1994 at a salary of $70,000 per year.

But the brief biography of Ms. Weigand's professional history left out one of her most notorious achievements -- in 1980, she was convicted of extortion after attempting to blackmail her uncle, Missouri Democratic Senator Thomas Eagleton, into buying out her interest in a family company. Eagleton had refused to be part of Weigand's proposed deal, claiming that he had been afraid that she would give the money to the Church of Scientology (which, in fairness, was probably true). In retaliation, the senator alleged, his neice had threatened to go to the media with "damaging information" that claimed Eagleton was bisexual, and has mismanaged the family company.

Weigand, who was convicted along with her attorney, fellow Scientologist Stephen Poludniak, appealed her conviction and sentence all the way to the Supreme Court without success, claiming that the judge was biased. The courts, however, took a different position, and in 1982, having exhausted her appeal options, Libby was to begin serving a sentence of indeterminate length. There is no record of how much time, if any, Libby eventually served in jail.

For a complete news archive of stories related to Libby's attempted extortion, subsequent arrest, conviction and sentencing, visit the Libby Weigand Media Archive here.

Her felonious past obviously didn't present a problem to Digital Founder Byran Zwan, but once the company made the decision to go public, it was only a matter of time before somebody noticed that Digital's executive vice-president was a convicted felon. After the information surfaced, Dr. David Touretzky called up Digital Lightwave's IPO underwriter Credit Suisse First Boston to question the propriety of employing a former extortionist as an officer of a publicly-traded company. Soon after, Weigand's name disappeared from the Digital Lightwave masthead, and in the company's amended registration statement, filed in January, 1997, a footnote confirms that she is no longer part of the Digital Lightwave family.

These days, Libby -- now known as Elizabeth Regan following her marriage to fellow Scientologist David Regan -- lives a quiet life in Clearwater, where she and her husband run a local art store. According to her Online Scientologist page, Libby also participates in local church-run "rehabilitation" program Criminon, and in her spare time, managed to get bilked by fellow Scientologist soon-to-be-felon Reed Slatkin as an investor in his ill-fated ponzi scheme.

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Doug Weigand
  The late Douglas Kent Weigand worked as a sales manager for Digital Lightwave until his untimely death on February 9th, 1995, the victim of a one-car accident in the Digital office parking lot. According to police reports of the incident, he has a blood alcohol level of 0.14 at the time of his death, and was not wearing his seatbelt.

Like many Digital employees at the time, Doug was a longtime Scientologist who had reached the level of Operating Thetan VII, according to internal church records. Several of Doug's family members were also Scientologists, including his cousin, Scott Weigand and self-described "cousin in law" Elizabeth "Libby" Weigand, who also worked at Digital Lightwave at the time of Doug's death, and apparently helped contact family to make funeral arrangements after she was informed of the accident by Clearwater police.
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Doug C. Dohring
  Official biographical sketch from Digital Lightwave's S1A Registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission

In 1996, Doug Dohring served as Digital Lightwave's president from March until October -- a mere eight months, but long enough to pick up a handsome package of pre-IPO stock options that put him in the third largest ownership position after company founder Bryan Zwan and mysterious real estate magnate Norton S. Karno.

Doug and his wife, Laurie, are also longtime Scientologists and generous donors to various church funding drives, including the Super Power Building Project, currently under construction in Clearwater, Florida, and the International Association of Scientologists, of which he is a Patron Meritorious with donations totalling $250,000.

Today, Dohring continues to busy himself with the ongoing operations of the eponymous Dohring Company, the Glendale-based opinion research firm that he founded in 1986. Dohring Co. is listed as a corporate member of the World Institute of Scientology Enterprises in the 2001 WISE directory.

Doug Dohring also recently won a challenge to one of its marketing domains, www.opinionsurveys.com. He is also a director of the breakaway virtual pet venture Neopets, according to this article.
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Kenneth T. Myers
  Official biographical sketch from Digital Lightwave's S1A Registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission

Kenneth "Ted" Myers signed on with Digital Lightwave in September 1991 as Engineering and Design Manager. In June 1996, the same month that his fellow Scientologist Daniel Lorch joined the company, Myers was appointed Vice-President for Advanced Products.

Myers appears on the 2001 International Association of Scientologists list as a Patron with Honors, which translates into a $100,000 donation to the church. He also is also a Cornerstone Member of the church's Super Power Project fundraising drive, which would have cost him another $35,000.

Between October 31 and November 6, 1997, Myers sold all 25,100 of his shares in the company when the stock was valued between $18 and $20 per share, which would have netted him nearly half a million dollars before the axe fell for Digital in January 1998, when the company was forced to file a restatement of earnings after inventory irregularities were uncovered. When the news went public, DIGL stock plummeted to $5 a share.
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Eric Mitchell
  Official biographical sketch from Digital Lightwave's S1A Registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission

Scientologist Eric Mitchell (whose middle initial is listed as both A and T in Digital Lightwave's S1 registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission) joined the company in April, 1995 as Vice President for Sales, and was promoted to Vice President for National Account Sales in September, 1996.

Mitchell also was one of three Scientologists to "visit" with Digital CEO Bryan Zwan to protest the imminent dismissal of Denise Miscavige Licciardi, according to Seth Joseph's notes.

Eric and Sandra Mitchell are listed as Founding Members of Scientology's Super Power Building fundraising drive, which denotes a donation of $250,000.

His current whereabouts are unknown.
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Daniel Lorch
  Official biographical sketch from Digital Lightwave's S1A Registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission

Daniel Lorch was Digital Lightwave's Vice President for Customer Development from June 1996 until xxx. Although he does not appear in any available lists of International Association of Scientologists members, Daniel is -- or was -- almost certainly a Scientologist. According to Seth Joseph's personal recollections of events surrounding the departure of Denise Miscavige Licciardi, Lorch was one of three Scientologists that company founder Bryan Zwan claimed had threatened him with repercussions if Joseph stayed on at Digital after pushing for Licciardi's dismissal.

It is not clear whether Lorch has departed from Digital Lightwave as well, but his name no longer appears in the company's SEC filings. He is listed as a director of this Clearwater-based venture, Eshopthis.com, along with three other local Scientologists: Brendan Haggarty, Jason Regensburg and Chris Gurney. Lorch is also the sole partner in another Clearwater-based business, Atom Telecom, Inc.

Daniel Lorch also appears on this list of Clearwater -area Scientology volunteers, and several other Lorchs, including Alison and Linda, appear in various Scientology publications as members.
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Robert Goransson
  Official biographical sketch from Digital Lightwave's S1A Registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission

Scientologist Robert Goransson joined Digital Lightwave as the company's Quality Assurance Manager in March, 1996, but was quickly promoted to the status of Vice President for Qualifications in August of that same year. He is listed as an Honor Roll supporter of the International Association of Scientologists, according to this list printed in the December 2001 issue of the Scientology magazine "Impact". It is not known whether he remains at Digital Lightwave, however his name does not appear on Executive Team of the company's April 2, 2001 filing before the SEC.
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Gerald Ellenburg & Ellenburg Capital Corp.
  At the time of the Digital Lightwave IPO, Ellenburg Capital Corporation, which has since filed for bankruptcy, was the holding company for more than 45 limited partnerships that made up Scientologist Gerald "Jerry" D. Ellenburg's trailer park empire. With more than 35 manufactured home/recreational vehicle communities in thirteen states, Ellenburg Capital had assets totalling more than $330 million, but in 1998, the company filed for bankruptcy.

In his amended lawsuit against Digital Lightwave founder Bryan Zwan, Brian Haney included Ellenburg Capital as a co-defendent, as well as individual defendents Barry Haase, Robert E. C. Wegner and Jerry Ellenburg himself, all of which were associated with Ellenburg Capital at one time or another. Haney also claimed that Jerry Ellenburg and ECC "silent partner" Norton S. Karno had conspired with Zwan to deprive him of his rightfully owned shares by convincing him to sell his interest back to the company at a far lower price than it would have been worth following the Digital IPO.

Although Ellenburg Capital Corp is but a distant memory, Jerry Ellenburg hasn't let his crushing business failure get him down. In 1999, he and fellow Scientologist Richard Trela had big plans to build luxury condominiums on the shores of Clearwater Harbor. As of April 2001, however, those plans were still on the drawing board.

Meanwhile, Jerry has a new business to keep him busy: E-suites, a net-centric hotel concept that appears to be related to another Ellenburg company, Matrix Lodging LLC. (The nearly identically named Matrix Lodgcorp, which included as a director noted Scientologist money maven Ken Gerbino, was withdrawn last year.)
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Chuck Anderson
  The inadvertent architect of Denise Miscavige Licciardi's sudden but spectacular fall from grace at Digital Lightwave, devout Scientologist Chuck Anderson joined the DIGL team in October 1995 as Manufacturing Manager, where he worked on the Digital shop floor under non-scientologist supervisor Tom Williams. At that time, Anderson likely had no idea that a mere three years later, he would blow the whistle on Licciardi, the twin sister of David Miscavige, the most senior official of the Church of Scientology's mother corporation, the Religious Technology Center. But on January 12, 1998, after what appears to have been months of growing frustration with Licciardi's behaviour on and off the job, Anderson wrote his now infamous Knowledge Report, and the rest was Digital Lightwave history.

In a report laden so thick with Scientology lingo as to be nearly incomprehensible to an outsider to the church's bizarre "ethics" and management system, Anderson describes Licciardi's efforts to manipulate him into supporting her corporate subterfuge against his own boss, Tom Williams, as well as her role as mastermind of the unorthodox inventory method that, days later, forced the company to issue a restatement of its fourth quarter earnings. Much of the report focused on Anderson's self-perceived plight as the luckless individual caught between Licciardi and her corporate co-conspirator Jerry Gentile, who saw Chuck as the "mole" that threatened their constant campaign against other Digital executives, particularly Tom Williams. He describes long nights spent on the shop floor, even including a pathetic recollection of spending his New Year's eve working until 3am, building systems at Licciardi's behest. The next day, he and his wife visited their local Scientology Field Staff Member, only to be greeted on their return by a blisteringly profane message on their answering machine from Licciardi ordering him to get back to the office immediately.

After penning the report, which was apparently prepared for submission to Digital CEO Bryan Zwan, Licciardi herself and Flag, the Church of Scientology's Clearwater headquarters, Anderson experienced a post-publication crisis of conscience, possibly after witnessing the aftershocks that had rocked the upper echelon of the company after his report became public knowledge, or more likely out of terror at what his desperate ploy had wrought. When then-senior vice-president Seth Joseph demanded a copy of the report, Anderson claimed that he had destroyed the only copy he had made, and deleted the file itself. Joseph offered to send a technician to recover the file from Anderson's hard drive, but he refused.

Chuck Anderson's current whereabouts are unknown.
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Tom Williams
 

Official biographical sketch from Digital Lightwave's S1A Registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission

One of the few non-scientologist executives in the upper echelons of management at Digital Lightwave and prime target of Denise Miscavige Licciardi's take-no-prisoners style of office politicking, Tom Williams joined the company as Manufacturing Vice President in April 1995. During his tenure at Digital Lightwave, Williams supervised reluctant Scientologist whistleblower Chuck Anderson, author of the now notorious Knowledge Report that charged Licciardi with acts of accounting irregularity unbecoming a publicly-held company.

According to the Anderson KR, Tom Williams was not part of the last-ditch inventory cramming session that took place on New Year's Eve.In fact, throughout the report, Anderson recalls numerous attempts by Denise to sabotage Williams' efforts to do his job, including blaming him for the inventory errors, and suggesting that his future at Digital Lightwave was in doubt. Despite all this, Anderson praised his boss, and expressed some regret over allowing Denise's manipulations to cloud their working relationship.

Seth Joseph also met with Williams following the revelations about alleged inventory improprieties, and credited him with providing "valuable information" about Licciardi's illicit accounting activities. In fact, Joseph had even wanted Williams to be protected under state whistleblowing regulations.

Tom Williams' current whereabouts are unknown, but it seems unlikely that he remains at Digital Lightwave.

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Norton Karno
 

The name of Norton S. Karno weaves in and out of the history of Scientology like a shadowy thread. It was only when his name emerged as the owner of the second-largest slice of Digital Lightwave stock at the time of the company's Initial Public Offering that his deep involvement with the Church of Scientology and its founder, the late L. Ron Hubbard became more widely known.

From the mid-1960s until the early 1980s, Norton S. Karno was L. Ron Hubbard's personal attorney, and was even designated as executor of the will he drafted in 1979. Karno also participated in various Scientology-related legal projects, including "Operation Goldmine", which saw the church buy up large amounts of real estate in Clearwater, Florida. Some reports have also indicated that Karno was deeply involved in the church's decade-long battle with the IRS over tax exemption for its various corporate entities.

Sometime in the early 1980s, around the same time that current Scientology leader David Miscavige (the brother of former Digital Lightwave executive VP Denise Miscavige Licciardi) took over the reins of power from an aging and ailing Hubbard, Karno's working relationship with Hubbard and the CoS apparently came to an end. But Karno continued to operate in the shadows, amassing a fortune in real estate throughout California and across the country, including shopping malls, condominiums, apartment complexes and mobile home communities.

Karno was also involved in various business ventures with Digital Lightwave co-investor Gerald Ellenburg, most noteably as the third party in a complex suit with Manufactured Homes Communities, a company with which Ellenburg, Karno's then-business partner, was attempting to hold negotiations for the sale of a Florida property owned by MHC. At the same time, Karno, who held second and third mortgages on the property in question, was suing for repayment:

"The Ellenburg Corp. is in the process of
finalizing a deal with Manufactured Home Communities, but there
are still some legal issues that need to be cleared up first,
Kupetz said. For example, Norton S. Karno, a California attorney
who has a second and third mortgage on the property, has
not yet been paid and is seeking repayment through the courts,
Kupetz said. That matter is the subject of a hotly contested court
battle, he said. Manufactured Home Communities put $6.9
million in a trust account that will be used to cover the debt,
should Karno prevail in his case."
-- Vero Beack Press Journal, 2-6-1998

Karno is named in the amended Haney suit, which claims that Karno, together with Zwan and Ellenburg, conspired to defraud him of the millions that Haney would have made at the Digital IPO had he not been persuaded to sell his shares back to the company beforehand.

These days, while continuing to dabble in real estate ventures across the country, Karno is also involved in the operations of Cal-Am Properties, which owns various properties across the West Coast, as well as in Florida and Ohio. Karno's son-in-law Cory Sukert acts as Cal-Am's president, but the company is run out of a suite on the fourth floor of the same Encino office building that houses Karno's law firm, and his name appears on at least one transaction related to Cal-Am operations.

Karno also made a surprise cameo appearance in the list of aggrieved creditors to the Reed Slatkin bankruptcy meltdown as attorney for Oregon developer and prominent Scientologist Doug Neuman, who partnered with Reed in several local projects, and may eventually turn out to be one of the only Slatkin victims to benefit from his association with Reed -- that is, if his offer to buy out Reed's share in their mutual ventures is accepted by Bankruptcy Trustee Todd Neilson.

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Paul Hedlund
  Although it is not clear whether Paul is a Scientologist, he is a partner at WISE law firm Baum Hedlund Aristei Guilford Downey, and has also been in business with several other Scientologist lawyers, including fellow Slatkin investor George "Skip" Murgatroyd. He and Michael Baum were also both investors with Scientologist ponzi artist Reed Slatkin.

Paul's wife, Marta, teaches at Rosemont Middle School in La Crescenta, California. She has a black belt in Karate.

According to the lawsuit filed against DIGL founder Bryan Zwan by Brian Haney, Paul Hedlund was one of several individuals who Zwan approached with pre-IPO share options.
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Michael J. Baum
 

NOTE: The Michael Baum who is a partner at Baum Hedlund Aristei Guildford Schiavo has the middle initial L, while this listing is for Michael J. Baum. Given the fact that two of Baum's co-counsel are also listed as early investors, it is likely that this is, in fact, the same Michael Baum. Perhaps the different initial is a clerical error.

Michael Lin Baum is a former staffer with the Church of Scientology's Guardian Office (the Church's secret service operation that preceded the Office of Special Affairs) and is an Unindicted Co-conspirator for his work on Operation Snow White, the domestic espionage case which sent eleven Scientologists to prison, including L Ron Hubbard's wife.

Baum is currently a lawyer with WISE firm Baum, Hedlund, Aristei, Guildford Schiavo, which specializes in cases related to alleged psychiatric drug abuses and airline crashes. Both Michael and his law partner Paul Hedlund were both investors with Scientologist ponzi artiste Reed Slatkin. George Murgatroyd, currently of counsel to BHAGS, was also an early investor in Digital Lightwave.

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Stanley P. Zurn
  This internet-based tax newsletter produced by the good folks at Tax Analysts includes a short article about Stanley Zurn's misadventures with the IRS after he went into business with Gloria Jackson, a local developer. Although the court found in his favour on some of his claims, he was criticized for shoddy record keeping.

Before becoming involved with Digital Lightwave, Zurn was also a partner in Final Frontier Publishing, an ill-fated media venture headed up by Scientologist Bill Rooney, who would soon be installed as Digital Lightwave's corporate communications director. According to Seth Joseph's notes, Bill Rooney was one of the Scientologists who pressured Digital founder Bryan Zwan not to fire Denise Miscavige Licciardi after eveidence of her fraudulent accounting became public.

Other than that, we have virtually no information on Stanley Zurn, and no particular reason to think he's a Scientologist.
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David A. Wagner or Patricia Flanagan Wagner
  Dr. David and Pat Wagner are both dentists in Indiana, and are also both Scientologists.

Patricia is a Patron With Honors of the International Association of Scientology, and David A. Wagner is a Patron of the IAS.

David has given a "success interview" to infamous Scientology "consultant" company Sterling Management. David and Patricia both have OS pages. David's Fort Wayne, Indiana-based dental clinic is listed in the 2001 World Institute of Scientology Enterprises (WISE) directory, and David Wagner is also listed as a "Volunteer Minister" for the church's new publicity drive.
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George W. Murgatroyd
  Scientologist and Patron of the IAS, George “Skip” Murgatroyd is a well-known Scientology lawyer who has done "Prozac litigation" for an assortment of Scientology-related anti-psychiatry campaigns. He has denied being a lawyer for Scientology; however, his claims have been repeatedly disproved.

An investor with fellow Scientologist turned ponzi orchestrator Reed Slatkin, "Skip" was also one of the top 75 "profiteers", the lucky minority of investors who got back more from Slatkin than they had initially invested.

"Skip" Murgatroyd was a partner with other Scn attorneys at Coale, Kananack and Murgatroyd, which later became Kananack, Murgatroyd and Baum. He is currently "Of Counsel" with Baum, Hedlund, Aristei, Guilford and Schiavo , which is apparently the latest incarnation of the Baum-Hedlund freefloating legal partnership.
Both Paul Hedlund and Michael Baum appear elsewhere on this list as pre-IPO investors in Digital Lightwave. Although they, too, invested with Slatkin, neither appears to have lucked out like net gainer Murgatroyd.
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Edward F. Guignon / Margaret A. Guignon
  It seems likely that Edward, who is listed in Scientology magazine "Source" #89, is somehow related to Margaret Guignon, since both were beneficial owners of Digital Lightwave shares prior to the Initial Public Offering. There are other Guignons in Scientology as well, including Claire Guignon-Lore, with husband Richard a generous donor to many of the church's fundraising drives, and Robert "Bob" Guignon, who offers praise to Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard in this blurb for a self-help marriage counselling book based on Hubbard's theories.

Margaret "Peggy" Guignon is a longtime Scientologist. She now goes by the name Peggy Haag, and is married to Gerhard Haag, the Scientologist business visionary of Robotic Parking fame. Peggy and Gerhard are both Patrons of the IAS, and Key Contributors to the Super Power Building. They were also erstwhile investors in the Reed Slatkin Investment Club. It is not known how much, if any, the Guignon/Haag family lost in the Slatkin scam.
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Jakob Kryszek
  No information available
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Alfred J. Cade
  An individual with this name served as chairman of the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education in 1999, and is also involved in numerous other civic initiatives. It seems unlikely that this is the same Alfred J. Cade who invested in Digital Lightwave. He did, however, have a previous business venture in Florida: the Boardwalk Regency Corporation, which registered in Florida while operating out of Cade's home state of New Jersey. Nevertheless, it seems unlikely that this is the same individual as the Digital Lightwave investor.
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ASK Brown Trust
  No information available
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Nicholas Brown
  No information available
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Frank & Jean Dufek
  No information available
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Carl R. Gratz Residuary Trust
  No information available
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Venture Tech Investors
  No information available
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First Trust Corp. TTEE for Bert Rettner
  Bert Rettner is apparently a Los Gatos, California doctor who is listed as an affiliated practitioner of the Cognitive Enhancement Research Institute. According to this page, his specialities include osteopathy, menopause, rehabilitation and clinical medicine. He is also listed as a creditor of JH Six Sigma LLC, one of the companies involved in the multimillion dollar alleged ponzi scheme orchestrated by Oakland lawyer James Hillman.
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Ruth Cantley
  No information available
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Tony Lonstein
 

The Lonstein family, Tony, Joan, Siri and Kathy, are all Scientologists and generous donors to the International Association of Scientologists, with both Tony and Joan donating $100K. Joan is an OT 7 and Tony is also on his OT levels. Siri seems to be on staff with the Church of Scientology.

Tony and Joan Lonstein also invested with Scientologist ponzi artist Reed Slatkin, and earned a spot on the list of the top 75 profiteers from the Slatkin fraud when financial records indicated that the couple received over $1.5 million back from Slatkin than they had initially invested.

Tony Lonstein is mentioned in the Haney suit against Digital founder CEO, which alleges that Zwan promised Lonstein, among others, options to buy Digital stock prior to the Initial Public Offering without informing Haney of his actions.

Tony and Joan are both on the 2001 Patron List, and Tony’s former company, AddTel Communications, was a member of WISE in 1997:

Addtel Communications
Tony Lonstein
143 S. Glendale Ave., 3rd Floor
Glendale, CA 91205
Tel. 818-265-1122
Fax 818-265-3030

Tony has an Online Scientologist page, as do many other Lonsteins, most likely children.He hails from South Africa originally, and according to his bio, immigrated to the United States in 1984. Tony is currently on the executive team of LendingUniverse.com, and also runs a private venture capital firm, according to this bio:

Tony Lonstein -
Mr. Lonstein is a director and principal of Financial Growth Company LLC, a private investment firm based in Los Angeles, which makes primarily angel-round investments in internet, technology and telecommunication startups. Recent projects include CUShopper.com, Prizecrazy.com, ReceiveTV, and Designfanatic.com. Previously, Mr. Lonstein was Chairman and Founder of ADDTEL Communications, Inc., a nationwide long distance service provider with headquarters in Glendale, California.

After growing ADDTEL into a $30 million annual revenues firm, the company was acquired in 1997 by a Texas-based publicly traded company. Mr. Lonstein has extensive experience in the international markets, patent processes, and the telecommunications field.

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Monte Factor TTEE under the will of Ted H. Factor
  Monte Factor is a Santa Monica-area art collector and brother of the late Ted H. Factor, for whom he was apparently acting as estate trustee at the time that he invested in Digital Lightwave.
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Douglas J. Sterne
  No information available
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Frank G. McGuire III/Jordon Trust
  There is very little available information on this investor; however, there is a Frank McGuire listed as a partner and officer of several Clearwater-area companies, including Photo Marketing Associates and Mall Sales of America. A Frank McGuire was also involved in the ill-fated Northeast Clearwater Civic Association, along with several apparent members of the Fuchs family. Joseph "Joe" Fuchs served as Digital Lightwave's vice president of quality management from January 1997, which is one potential explanation for McGuire's early investment in the company.

Frank G. McGuire III also seems to have been involved with this Oklahoma-based security firm, Park Avenue Securities Inc., according to corporate information filed with the Florida Secretary of State.

Possibly coincidentally, there is also a public speaker named Frank G. McGuire, whose claims to fame include founding the J.F.K. Leadership Series after inheriting the papers and manuscripts of Kennedy's former personal secretary, and has also served as consultant to CBS News on terrorism and aviation disasters. He also edits a counter-terrorism periodical, the Security Intelligence Sourcebook.

There is no information available on Jordon Trust.
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George J. Baxter
  Apparently not a Scientologist, George J. Baxter appears to be a Tampa-area businessman-about-town. He is the president of the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay , and an officer of the Tamba Bay Estate Planning Council according to this article in the St. Petersburg Times.
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Sean Lilly
  No information available
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