The Synanon Story

  • News Archive Timeline on Paul Morantz

    News Archive Timeline on Paul Morantz

    Jul 9, 1972 – In April, David Vinje, a respected member of the county public defender’s office, was murdered during a holdup in a Sherman Oaks bar called Lola’s Place. When another public defender, Paul Morantz, showed up at work the next morn he decided to write the story. From ABOUT THIS ISSUE ($$) – Related [...]

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  • Synanon’s Legal Troops Declare Holy War

    Synanon’s Legal Troops Declare Holy War

    Synanon legal Department and Paul Morantz

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  • New Times – The Horrors of Synanon

    New Times – The Horrors of Synanon

    This 1978 article explores Synanon, an organization that tried to murder Paul Morantz to keep him from pursuing legal judgment against them. At the time Synanon had become a major non profit corporation based on the ideals of creating a new society with its own private army, the Imperial Marines.

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