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Tom Padgett psychological evaluation

` From: (John Padgett)
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: Re: Tom Padgett psyc evaluation
Date: Sun, 4 Jun 2000 11:26:53 -0400 (EDT)
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June 8, 1999

J. Russell Lloyd
Mobley & Lloyd
Suite 400
710 W. Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202-2634

Dear Mr. Lloyd:

          As requested, I am enclosing a copy of my curriculum vitae.
          He [Atty J. Padgett] also asked me to comment on whether I
found any evidence that
Tom would intentionally commit a crime or have any inclination to not
support his children emotionally or financially when I conducted my
evaluation if him.
          On the basis of my evaluation of Mr. Padgett and discussion
with his sister Gail, I found that his commitment to the welfare of his
children financially and emotionally is top
priority.  He has suffered  a great deal being cut off from his children
[see scientology family "disconnect" policy.]  As I noted in my
evaluation he has been an active parent in their
care and upbringing from birth to divorce.  He was very pained by his
being labelled a criminal
resulting from Kentucky hearings.  From my
fifteen hours of discussion with him and his
family gained over a year from February 1998
through January 1999, I learned about his values, ethics, and
understanding of family
background, I find no basis to support that he would intentionally
engage in any criminal
          The skeptic might question that my evaluation was based solely
on Mr. Padgett's
word.  That is inaccurate.  As you will note in my evaluation [June 5,
1998 addressed to
Atty Joseph Mobley,] I clearly indicated that my
conclusions were based not only on his report, but of a number of
professional people and others who know Mr. Padgett well.  In addition,
much of the information that contributed to my evaluation was
          An added source of information derives from my observation of
non-verbal behavior.
In my evaluation(s) I pay a great deal of attention to the consistency
between what is said and how a person says it and how they
behave.  When behavior is inconsistent with what is said, I find that
behavior carries the 
more accurate message.   Over the course of the past year and half I
found no inconsistencies between Mr. Padgett's words,
behavior, or in any of the multitudinous correspondence I have reviewed.
          Feel free to contact me if you have any


Marvin Snider, Ph.D.
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Licensed Clinical Psychologist
33 Oak Vale Road
Waban, MA 02168
 617-965-5469  FAX #

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