Times Union story reports ACOD – and shows O’Hara altered

By now I imagine most readers are aware of the Albany Times Union story which reports that the hunt to punish Barbara Bouchey, Toni Natalie and Joseph O’Hara has ended with ACOD’s.

Here is the link:


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Joseph O’Hara looks considerably different in this photograph taken by th then he did in the past. (Skip Dickstein/Times Union)

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The pictures of O’Hara are like a before and after view of those who are to be punished by Raniere. Who knows what internal changes have transpired for O’Hara in his decade plus long fight with the mega rich Raniere.


Defendant Joseph J. O’Hara, right, appears Tuesday afternoon with his attorney Paul Edwards in the courtroom of Judge Stephen W. Herrick at the Albany Judicial Center on Feb. 10, 2016, in Albany, N.Y. (Skip Dickstein/Times Union)




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The brave Barbara Bouchey represented herself and prevails.

(Defendant Barbara Bouchey, right, appears Tuesday afternoon in the courtroom of Judge Stephen W. Herrick at the Albany Judicial Center on Feb. 10, 2016, in Albany, N.Y. –Skip Dickstein/Times Union)

After all this fuss, court and law enforcement and court resources and the resources of the defendants, the attempt by Keith Raniere and Clare Bronfman to imprison Barbara Bouchey and Toni Natalie failed.

Vanguard indeed!

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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.

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