Clarification: Why Fiji for Raniere? Justice sold cheaper than America

A reader pointed out that my last post, Republic of Fiji, Raniere, Bronfman and extradition, might need clarification as to why Fiji might be an inviting locale for Keith Raniere and Clare Bronfman to nestle in one day soon.

I wrote that Raniere and Bronfman may be forging ties to Fiji, that remote islands nation in the Pacific, in preparation for what might be the collapse of their American enterprises following an impending prosecution on an array of alleged crimes.

I pointed out that in such a country as Fiji, it might be a delightful haven for select members of the Raniere cult, since, as the Heritage Foundation notes, political interference has risen and judicial corruption has become a major challenge to Fiji’s governance structure.

I wrote, “one can imagine that someone with a lot of cash and lawyers could arrange for extradition from Fiji to be a very, very, very slow process.”
But clarification is needed, sometimes even to make the obvious patently obvious.


To be more explicit: it would be rather easy for Raniere to have someone point out to the judge deciding the extradition case that the judge’s future could be far more comfortable if Raniere and Clare stayed in Fiji than if they were extradited.


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Frank Parlato is an investigative journalist.

His work has been cited in hundreds of news outlets, like The New York Times, The Daily Mail, VICE News, CBS News, Fox News, New York Post, New York Daily News, Oxygen, Rolling Stone, People Magazine, The Sun, The Times of London, CBS Inside Edition, among many others in all five continents.

His work to expose and take down NXIVM is featured in books like “Captive” by Catherine Oxenberg, “Scarred” by Sarah Edmonson, “The Program” by Toni Natalie, and “NXIVM. La Secta Que Sedujo al Poder en México” by Juan Alberto Vasquez.

Parlato has been prominently featured on HBO’s docuseries “The Vow” and was the lead investigator and coordinating producer for Investigation Discovery’s “The Lost Women of NXIVM.” Parlato was also credited in the Starz docuseries "Seduced" for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

Additionally, Parlato’s coverage of the group OneTaste, starting in 2018, helped spark an FBI investigation, which led to indictments of two of its leaders in 2023.

Parlato appeared on the Nancy Grace Show, Beyond the Headlines with Gretchen Carlson, Dr. Oz, American Greed, Dateline NBC, and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, where Parlato conducted the first-ever interview with Keith Raniere after his arrest. This was ironic, as many credit Parlato as one of the primary architects of his arrest and the cratering of the cult he founded.

Parlato is a consulting producer and appears in TNT's The Heiress and the Sex Cult, which premiered on May 22, 2022. Most recently, he consulted and appeared on Tubi's "Branded and Brainwashed: Inside NXIVM," which aired January, 2023.

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