According to United States Claims Court records and his own testimony,  attorney Sherman Lenske is not a Scientologist, but in May of 1981--after L. Ron  Hubbard had disappeared, never to be seen alive again--Lenske appeared on the  scene, claiming that he was L. Ron Hubbard's "personal attorney." Less  than two months later--on or about 13 July 1981--Mary Sue Hubbard was overthrown  from her position as Controller, where she had held control over the corporate  structure of Scientology, as well as over the copyrights and trademarks. 

In the months following Mary Sue Hubbard's overthrow, Lenske was instrumental  in the corporate restructuring of all of Scientology. And on 28 May 1982,  Lenske, Meade Emory, Lyman Spurlock, and Leon Misterek founded CST--which  ultimately came into control of every intellectual property that L. Ron Hubbard  and Mary Sue Hubbard had ever owned or controlled. 


Mystery-man Sherman Lenske has been all but invisible throughout his 15-year  tenure behind the scenes of the Scientology power structure. Most Scientologists  have never even heard of Lenske, much less know how much control he has over  Scientology. But he occupies the unique position of being an important part of  every entity that controls any copyrights or trademarks having anything to do  with Scientology and L. Ron Hubbard. He was also the probate attorney who wrote  the wills of L. Ron Hubbard--the wills that made Norman F. Starkey the Trustee  and Executor of L. Ron Hubbard's estate, and that gave everything to CST. 


In the 1992 U.S. Claims Court ruling, Lenske is named as one of the  "Special Directors" of CST, along with Stephen Lenske (Sherman's  brother), and Lawrence Heller, a former law partner of the Lenske  brothers. 

Whether these three still hold their positions as Special Directors is  unknown. Repeated calls and FAXes to the Lenskes' office, asking about their  current roles and the current leadership of CST, went unanswered. (Veritas)

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