Former Church of Scientology accountant's novel strategy: Get insiders to help topple David Miscavige - Tampa Bay Times
By Joe Childs, Times Staff Writer
Saturday, September 12, 2015 6:45pm
A certified public accountant, Jackson also was entrusted to prepare returns for several of Scientology's top officers, including Hubbard's protégé, David Miscavige.http://www.tampabay.com/news/scientology/former-church-of-scientology-accountants-novel-strategy-get-insiders-to/2245311
As years passed, the church tightened its institutional embrace. Jackson helped pressure the IRS during Scientology's long battle for tax exempt status. He also worked briefly as a church lawyer.
He showed his deep personal devotion by ascending to Scientology's highest spiritual level, "Operating Thetan VIII" or "OT-8." Those Scientologists are, in the words of the church, "more stable, powerful and responsible."