Bouchey affidavit #2: Describes Keeffe’s calls and emails re Raniere/Bronfman crimes

Keith Raniere

Here are more excerpts of the 2015 09 04  Bouchey Affidavit in her criminal computer trespass case….



  1. On February 12, 2014, I received a call (which is audiotaped) from Kristin Keeffe, a long standing NXIVM member, and legal liaison who oversaw NXIVM and the Bronfman’s 13 litigations in 4 states with 7 prominent law firms for over ten years. She wanted to apologize to me for the egregious, wrongful legal attack NXIVM launched against me that she participated in, and begin to inform her about the lies, fabrications and wrongful actions taken against me.  She further informed me that Inv. Kirsopp had just helped her leave NXIVM with her 7 year old son taking them to a domestic violence shelter as she was concerned for their well-being.  Ms. Keeffe stated that three months earlier she had begun providing information to the authorities regarding what she deemed “massive criminal activities” committed by NXIVM Founder, Keith Rainere, NXIVM President, Nancy Salzman, and NXIVM Officer, Clare Bronfman.  Ms. Keeffe stated that when the time came that she felt “safe” from any harm that Mr. Raniere could do to her that she would begin to reveal more specific information regarding what these criminal activities, and Mr. Raniere’s sexual and psychological abuse to upon many women.
  2. On February 26, 2015, Ms. Keeffe copied me on an illuminating Email …. she had sent to NXIVM Albany attorneys, Steve Coffey and Pamela Nichols, and ten NXIVM members. Some highlights stated are:

a.)        These members “knowingly participated, directly or indirectly, in criminal conduct of the most insane order.”

b.)        “Keith (NXIVM Founder Raniere) orchestrated crimes at every level of NXIVM operations” and “horribly lied to and/or abused all of my friends.”

c.)        Keith gave direction “to obtain financial records for leverage against every potential anti- NXIVM party. This included getting records for every Judge in every NXIVM related case. Cavanaugh, Falk, Sharpe, Treece, Macevoy, Littlefield, and the Judge in the O’Hara criminal case.”

d.)        “Keith began planning his attacks on Bouchey etc. in 2009” and “Keith intended these women (Bouchey) serious, serious, emotional and physical harm.”

e.)        Informed Ms. Nichols “of some of the goings on with Keith and NX before I left” and that she emailed Mr. Coffey and Ms. Nichols having “discussed three main areas of criminal liability.”

f.)        Reminded the attorneys of their “mandatory disclosures in the various NXIVM litigations.”

g.)        “Clare (Bronfman) and Nancy (Salzman) are like the secretary for Bernie Maddoff” and have “suspended all personal discrimination and judgement and defer to Keith on all things without question.”

h.)        Tells the attorneys that “I have only told you a small fraction of what Keith has gotten them into”

i.)         Ends by asking Ms. Nichols to “please talk some sense into them”


  1. On March 24, 2015, Ms. Keeffe called me for three hours (which is audiotaped) stating that she finally felt safe, and wanted to begin giving explicit details of NXIVM’s criminal activities, information and an understanding of how they operated. Some highlights are:

a.)        Mr. Raniere illegally hacked into my computer server, banking, Emails and phone records, along with other numerous people

c.)        knowingly committed fraud in each of their litigations

d.)        Mr. Rainere gave instructions to long-standing devoted computer programmers Steve Ose and Ben Myers (also used in this criminal case as their supposed independent forensic consultants) and his girlfriend Karen Unterreiner, to wipe their computer server clean and then rebuild it while also entering fabricated data

e.)        Mr. Rainere had them tamper with evidence submitted during discovery

f.)        Mr. Raniere committed fraud at every level, tax evasion, and money-laundering in all of many corporate entities and charities

g.)        Ms. Keeffe provided me with third party providers that could easily be subpoenaed validating these facts such as:  Email account names, fax numbers, dates, facts, banking information, people involved, charities fraud, corporate money laundering, abuses, and their illegal hacking into many people’s banking, computer, phone and Email accounts


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Keith Raniere at the time (2009) when Barbara Bouchey left him.


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Frank Parlato is an investigative journalist.

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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.

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