Have you had any replies? I am also interested in hearing from former members, as my nephew has recently moved in to the "darsham" in Laguna Beach. We actually had an intervention this weekend, but my nephew is blinded by the nonsense this guy spouts.
You can tell your friend that I did a property search in Orange County, and Louix owns some valuable commercial real estate in Laguna Beach under his REAL name- Louis Bonanno. Beachfront commercial real estate- how do you pay for that without a job?
In addition, he owns several residences, and I think (not sure) he is part of a finance corporation.
I also discovered that he bought land in Sedona, AZ as well- more prime real estate.
Also, he is involved in a bitter custody battle with his wife ("Cosibella"- his name for her, her original name wasn't good enough) over thier ten year old daughter. This is not a secret, my nephew knew it as well.
She fled with their child to Hawaii after her own son killed himself a few years back. The boy's sister alleges mistreatment and sexual abuse by Louis when their mother married him.
What I tried to tell my nephew is that custody battles are very costly. It is unbelieveable how expensive it is to hire a lawyer, go to court, etc..... This usually costs in the tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Again, how do you pay for that without a job. Lawyers do not work without cash up front- even for "the enlightened."
My nephew pays 700$ a month, and has to share a room and a BED with a stranger.
Everyone has to "tithe" ten percent of their gross income as well.
It works for Louix- flying to Thailand and Australia first class with an entourage, owning property in both places, and paying his lawyer's fees.
How anyone can look at this guy for more than ten seconds is beyond me.
He is a minor league scam artist, a failed actor and sexual predator.
All of his sexual partners come from his sect, and there are many allegations of pedophilia by former members to be found online.
You are a good friend. Please let me know what else you come up with, as if this isn't enough!