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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOG Y

FLAG \ ER Ie R A IZAfl C I

August 18, 2020

City Clerk
City of Clearwater

RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST (W065550-070920)

Dear Ms . Call,

Public records request W06550-070920 was submitted on June 29, 2020 and
requested all records from May 26, 2020 through the date of the request. The
request was closed as "completed" on July 27, 2020.

After a review of the documents produced in response to the above-referenced


request, we have found a number of documents to be missing.

MISSING DOCUMENTS REFERENCED IN THE RECORDS PRODUCED

1. Mr. Bunker produced text messages he had with an Adrian West. On June
19, 2020, Mr. Bunker texted Mr. West .. What 's your email so / can send
you some stuff? " Mr. West replied with his email address . No subsequent
email was produced.

2. An email exchange was produced between Mr. Bunker and Stephen Kent in
Canada, relating to the fact someone had provided Mr. Bunker with a
number of Scientology books. In that exchange, Mr. Bunker stated "/ am
enclosing the receipts they sent me." These receipts are not included in the
email thread with Mr. Kent.

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3. In addition to not including the receipts as part of the email with Mr. Kent,
Mr. Bunker did not produce the original email where he was originally
provided the receipts (or a copy of the envelope and the receipts if they were
mailed). Nor did he provide any other records (correspondence, text
messages, phone logs) with the individual(s) who gave Mr. Bunker what he
references as "the fitll collection ofScientology material. "

4. On June 19, 2020, a Daphne Brulee asked Mr. Bunker if she could give him
a call. He responded and provided his telephone number. Later that
evening, Mr. Bunker forwarded links to newspaper articles that indicate
there must have been some discussion between him and Ms. Brulee, but no
telephone call log was provided.

5. A May 30, 2020 Facebook private message between Mr. Bunker and Eric
Green, a podcaster, indicates Mr. Bunker had installed a texting and
communications app called "LINE" which he then used to communicate
with Mr. Green. No records from the LINE app have been produced.

OTHER REFERENCES TO MISSING RECORDS

6. In prior correspondence, we have referenced Mr. Bunker's communications


with full-time anti-Scientology blogger Tony Ortega (never a Scientologist
but former editor of Village Voice who operated the sex trafficking website
backpage.com). On June 8, 2020, Mr. Ortega wrote a blog about the public
records requests the Church has made, noting "Mark [Bunker} sent us an
email about his Disqus postings and asked for help retrieving them. In that
email, he attached Scientology's most recent request from Flag Service
Organization secretary Glen Stilo." Mr. Bunker has not produced this email,
or any response from Mr. Ortega.

To be clear, the request being referenced would have been the request the
Church made on May 26; as the blog posting was made on June 8, the
correspondence referenced would have been responsive to this records
request, which was made on June 29.

7. On June 11,2020, Mr. Bunker posted a video from the public meeting of the
City's Downtown Development Board. That video generated a number of
comments before Mr. Bunker either deleted or de-listed the video and
replaced it with a longer clip. While Mr. Bunker did provide the longer

video and comments generated by that longer clip, the original comments
were not produced.

INCOMPLETE VIDEO

8. The records Mr. Bunker provided include a number of documents relating to


a complaint made by a Rebecca Kaye regarding a rainwater drainage
problem on property in her neighborhood . Despite a warning from the City
Manager that Ms. Kaye might have another agenda [TAB 1], Mr. Bunker
became very involved in the issue.

It appears the reason Mr. Bunker was interested in helping Ms. Kaye was
because she had leapt to the conclusion that the property at issue was owned
by a Scientologist - and Downtown Development Board Chairman - Paris
Morfopoulos. On June 8, 2020, Ms. Kaye texted Mr. Bunker:
"Surprisingly, the issue in the Glenwood Neighborhood is being caused by a
man named: MORFOPOULOS, PARIS 411 CLEVELAND STREET
CLEARWATER, FL 33755. Umm ... anyone you know??? " [TAB 2]

Mr. Bunker responded by calling Ms. Kaye that evening. Less than 24
hours later, Mr. Bunker met with Ms. Kaye at the location of the offending
property, creating a video while there, a copy of which was produced as a
public record.

In addition to meeting with Mr. Bunker on several occasions, according to


public records, Ms . Kaye went on to meet individually with each
councilmember on the subject. Shortly after those meetings, Ms. Kaye told
Mr. Bunker she had discovered that Mr. Morfopolous was not involved in
the property. Rather, the property owners happen to have a mail box at Mr.
Morfopolous' One Stoppe Shoppe. [TAB 2]

The video produced by Mr. Bunker appears to have been edited. It begins
with Ms. Kaye speaking mid-sentence and ends with several seconds of a
still image. We would like the entire original video produced.

CONCLUSION

The fact the above records have not been produced by Mr. Bunker causes us
concern that there are additional documents Mr. Bunker is withholding. In

addition to receiving the referenced missing documents, we would appreciate a


confirmation that there are no other documents responsive to our request that Mr.
Bunker possesses.

Your assistance in having these additional responsive records produced is greatly


appreciated.

Corporate Secretary
Church of Scientology
Flag Service Organization

Tab 1
From: Horne, William
Sent: Tuesday, June 09, 2020 6:28 PM
To: Bunker, Mark
Subject: Re: Water Running into Neighbor's Yard

I have asked the our City


y Engineer
g and her staff who have some knowledgeg of the ppermittingg involved to review
and advise. Now once again.
g Becca is advocatingg for someone and not the property
p p y owners who are actuallyy
affected. Why are these property owners not complaining on their own behalf?f This does not feel right to me.
Why did Becca not reveal these details when she reached out to City Councilmembers?

Bill

Bill Horne
Clearwater City Manager

From:Bunker,Mark<Mark.Bunker@MyClearwater.com>
Sent:Tuesday,June9,20206:20PM
To:Horne,William
Subject:WaterRunningintoNeighbor'sYard

LetmecorrectsomeinformationaboutwhatItoldyouthismorning.AftermeetingwithBeccaKayethis
afternoonandvisitingthepropertieswhichpromptedhertocontactme,itturnsoutthatanewpondwas
NOTconstructedbutinsteadonewhichhadexistedhasbeenfilledin.

Anewhomewasbuiltat1531RosemereonLot103andthepondthatonceexistedatLot104wasfilledinto
suchanextentthatitraisedtheelevationofthelot.Becauseofthat,rainpluswaterfromaspring
undergroundhaveshiftedovertotheneighbor'syardwheretherewasn'tbeforeaproblem.


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IputalittlevideoonYouTube.Thisisanunpublishedvideobutanyonewhoisgiventhislinkcanseeit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv9muuSfFsE

Thevideostartswithapanfromtheemptylotontheright(Lot102)tothenewhome(constructedasan
investmentonLot103)andthenmovingofftoLot104wheretheformerpondwas,endingontheneighbor's
homeinthebackgroundasthepanfinishes.

Thenextshotisapanoftheneighbor'syardwhichislargelyunderwater.

ThenextshotshowsBeccaKayeconcernedthatthehousemayhavebeenpartiallybuiltonLot102butitis
alsopossiblethattheaerialshotwasnotproperlylinedupwiththeoverlayofthelotnumbers.

Itseemstobeaninjusticethatsomeonecanshiftaproblemovertoaneighbor'spropertybypilingupalotof
dirtonaparcelthatwaspurchasedfor$157.


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Tab 2
Call, Rosemarie

From: Bunker, Mark


Sent: Monday, July 27, 2020 3:37 AM
To: Call, Rosemarie
Subject: Texts with Rebecca Kaye Warner

June 29 Record Request. (Rebecca is Received. I am sent.)

Hi Mark, congratulations on your win!!!! I am hoping you may be able to help me neighbors. We have a rather
serious issue going on in our neighborhood. It seems the city may have issued building permits without
knowledge of subsidence problems in the area. Now my neighbors yards are flooding. Please contact me when
you are sblr do that I may discuss this with you further and that with your help we can remedy this issue.
Thank you so much, Becca Kaye 1555 Maple St Clearwater 33755 737-686-3073
Received: Mon Jun 08 2020 16:28:06 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)

Surprisingly, the issue in the Glenwood Neighborhood is being caused by a man named: MORFOPOULOS,
PARIS 411 CLEVELAND STREET CLEARWATER, FL 33755 Umm.... anyone you know???  




 






Received: Mon Jun 08 2020 16:35:07 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)

Terry said the house at 1531 Rosemere may not be encroaching on the other lot. It may just be how the aerial
was superimposed on the plat map
Received: Tue Jun 09 2020 16:26:10 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)

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Received: Tue Jun 09 2020 16:26:34 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)

Okay
Sent: Tue Jun 09 2020 17:08:22 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)

Nice to see you tonight.


Sent: Wed Jun 10 2020 21:09:22 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)

You as well.
Received: Wed Jun 10 2020 21:11:41 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)

I wanted to keep my remarks positive. Wasn't wild about having to tell them my name. Lol
Received: Wed Jun 10 2020 22:27:36 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)

Shout it loud! Shout it proud!


Sent: Wed Jun 10 2020 22:28:27 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)

Hi Mark, I was able, along with my neighbors affected by the filling of the pond, to speak with city council
members and the mayor. They all seemed confused as to how this occurred and supportive in reconciling the
issue. I'm am not certain who the "investor" is. 411 Cleveland St is the mailing address, however it shows suite
#187. Since I've never walked into One Stoppe Shoppe until yesterday, I wasn't aware they had a post offices

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and P.O. Boxes. It appears that box 187 is Rented by Jorge Damiani and Jose Kohon. Still, not certain since it
appears there is an attempt to shroud the identity of the owners.
Received: Fri Jun 26 2020 13:21:14 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)