Guest View: In Defense of Frank Parlato and why you should not care?

Frank Parlato’s trial date [no trial date has been set] is irrelevant to either the truth of the allegations against Raniere-world, or to the truth of the charges against Mr. Parlato.The truth of the charges against Mr. Parlato is irrelevant to the truth of the allegations against Raniere-world.

A standard Raniere-world legal tactic is to find compliant prosecutors to bring criminal charges against their enemies. Mr. Parlato got on the enemies list by implying to the Bronfmans that Keith Raniere’s investment advice was less than omniscient.

There is a genuine dispute about compensation for work Mr. Parlato did on behalf of the Sara and Clare Bronfman. His work clearly saved them $10-26 million. He was supposed to be compensated by a share of profits from the development project he salvaged, but he was fired for no cause except implying Mr. Raniere wasn’t the smartest man in the world before receiving compensation. A $1 million advance to pay taxes on an unrelated project is the subject of the dispute. It is very hard to see how Mr. Parlato’s conduct could be construed as fraud or theft, while that of Mr. Raniere and the Bronfmans seems to be, at best, unethical and much closer to fraudulent.

The whole dispute would best be considered a.civil action, not criminal.

There DOES seem to be an open and shut case that Clare Bronfman has given blatantly contradictory testimony, under oath in cases related to the development project:

When it was to her or Mr. Raniere’s benefit, she testified in some cases that there was a written contract for Mr. Parlato’s involvement. When it was to her or Mr. Raniere’s benefit, in other cases, she testified that there was NOT a written contract.

It is helpful to Mr. Parlato in the current case if Clare’s inconsistent testimony in the past causes her to be disregarded. Then the remaining evidence points to there being no valid written contract for Mr. Parlato’s participation. That makes the fraud charge dismissible under statue of limitations. And if not dismissed, fraud implies misrepresentation about an agreement, and what was the agreement?

Clare Bronfman going to jail on fraud would be a separate thing.

And still would have no effect on the truth of the allegations about Raniere-world.


[Editor’s note: See: Previous post on Parlato Case:]



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6 years ago

The very involvement of allowing the charges to be put through the wrong courts as criminal rather than civil should be evidence enough that the judges involved are being paid to ever entertain such rubbish. We need to hold these individuals on trial for threatening the very safety of our legal system from those individuals, whomsoever they represent. From criminals to judges, there all just people after all. Strip them of there cloths and they all look the same. Place their cloths back on and they represent different class and positions from trashmen to judges in the highest courts. These individuals whom entertain such rubbish are the guilty at heart and they whisper behind doors to agree for allowing trials of criminal legal charges to exist in courtrooms when they all knew it that the argument stems from a civil matter. All this to protect their secret society and secret. Lets all look at the aftermath of this moment. There willing to commit this wrongful criminal agreement known as 2 or more agreeing to do so, meaning a conspiring agreement, and by doing so using proper paperwork for a criminal trial knowing full well that the reason is entirely a civil matter.

More panic in Clifton Park
More panic in Clifton Park
6 years ago

Neither Mr. Parlato’s legal situation, nor Ms. Bronfman’s, have anything to do with the truth about whether Raniere-world has degenerated into a cesspool of blackmail, slavery, and genital branding.

Mr. Parlato’s offer to post verbatim the response from Raniere-world remains in effect.

Your move.

Who Are We Kidding?
Who Are We Kidding?
6 years ago

If Frank Parlato’s whole case rested on Clare Bronfman’s loan to Mr. Parlato and her testimony regarding it that would be one story. Yet the indictment against Frank Parlato involves 19 felony counts, only a small portion of which have anything to do with Clare Bronfman. The attempts of this site and the above commentator to obfuscate these facts point to a desperation similar to Joe O’Hara and John Tighe both criminals who desperately tried to put forth the “it’s a cult therefore I am innocent” defense.yet went to jail. Deservedly. No matter what Clare Bronfman or Keith Raniere did with DOS in 2015- to the present it will not have any bearing whatsoever on whether Frank Parlato goes to jail or not. And even if the claims regarding Clare’s assertion of fraud against Parlato are dismissed, he will still be facing about 12 felony counts of fraud unrelated to Clare.

I mean, who are we kidding here? Since my prior comments have been deleted, I dare Mr. Parlato to print this comment.

6 years ago

Frank is innocent. When you know someone for who they truely are and you read about an expected scenario involving maffia bullies pushing good people around and using suited up goons working as corporate businessman whilst they all agree to commit fraudulent claims to fatten their own pockets and selfish desires in order to attempt to make believers of the public to attempt to force persuasiveness opinions over truth, it begins to become blatenly clear that they have nothing to stand on and lack the very merit that only stems from truth tellers. This is why although it is blatenly obvious that Frank Parlato Jr. is innocent, I believe these bullies will threaten the very justice system behind doors but that no matter what they say and no matter what they threaten using the U.S. Dollar as a weapon, I will still believe that the very giant which they all represent will result in another David v.s. Goliath scenario. Frank Parlato Jr. is a do-gooder and a kind and honest man. Im honored to know him personally.

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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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