Scientology on trial

Tue May 26, 2009 11:10am EDT

1 of 16. Anti-sects group UNADFI president Catherine Picard (C) surrounded by lawyers arrives at Paris court, May 25, 2009 to attend the Church of Scientology French branch trial on charges of organized fraud in a case that could lead to the group being dissolved in France. Registered as a religion in the United States, with celebrity members such as actors Tom Cruise and John Travolta, Scientology enjoys no such legal protection in France and has faced repeated accusations of being a money-making cult.

Credit: Reuters/Philippe Wojazer

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Scientology, a registered religion in the United States, is on trial in France on charges of organized fraud.

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