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Financial Status Essence Operation
1* Essonce stated categorically on4 that all of his financial needs are being net without exception, that he is perfectly pleased with presentnd that he has no outstanding problems or criticisms in this respect.
and during his discussions with Ontrlch he may have mentionedproblems that were admittedly bad but which have not been resolved as - stated.
reported another factor that may have led Semantic to makeregarding finances. According to Essence, he has often toldhe did not have funds when he was asked to support activities which inwere not worthwhile. To such people he also said that he hadraising funds duecarcity of contributors. His purposes wereavoid requests for needless expenditures and to conceal the truth thatin fact have adequate amounts of money. Such statements by Essencereached Semantic who accepted them as the truth.Original document.