High-ranking defectors provide an unprecedented inside look at the
Church of Scientology and its leader, David Miscavige
Joined Scientology: 1984 Age: 45 Left Sea Org: 1996 Career highlights: Chief officer of the Flag Service Organization, the church's primary entity in Clearwater. Now: Lives and works in Chicago. A single dad, works as an operations manager for a company that sells roofing products and heating and air conditioning materials.
On how he tried to account for all variables to maximize his chance of escaping."I had to think it all through. Like once I get to the dock, what's going to happen? They're going to come down the gangway. I know they will."
BY JOE CHILDS and THOMAS C. TOBIN, Times Staff Writers