NYS AG reportedly interested in branding and other Raniere crimes; Don’t be late; turn state’s evidence now

Keith Raniere AKA Vanguard.

The New York Post has broken the story about Catherine Oxenberg’s meeting with prosecutors at the New York State Attorney General’s office over concerns about her daughter, India Oxenberg.

Catherine said she is convinced India is a victim of blackmail and other crimes committed by Keith Raniere.

Page Six columnist Richard Johnson has the story today in the New York Post.

The Attorney General’s office confirmed the meeting.
Mr. Johnson writes:
“Schneiderman’s prosecutors believe the strongest case against Nxivm could be based on the women who claim they were held down and branded against their will, leaving Raniere’s initials permanently scarred below their bikini line….
“Gov. Cuomo’s office announced last month that it is reviewing why state officials have been slow to investigate complaints by former members of the cult.”

Richard Johnson spent a quarter century turning the New York Post’s Page Six column into America’s premier tabloid gossip column. In the last 10 days, he’s written twice about the NXIVM sex cult of Keith Raniere.


Jezebel.com echoed the story.

Catherine Oxenberg







Catherine Oxenberg was quoted in the Post’s Page 6 story: “Some people have said this is a voluntary sorority. The women I have spoken to tell a far different story. Coercion is not voluntary. Extortion is not voluntary. Blackmail is not voluntary.”


For law enforcement officials seeking to make an arrest:

Mr. Raniere resides at 21 Oregon Trail in Clifton Park, NY

Dr. Danielle Roberts lives at 7 Grant Hill in Clifton Park, NY

Lauren Salzman lives at 21 Lape Road in Clifton Park, NY


It is important to note there is more crime than what occurred on the hot-iron branding table of Dr. Roberts. There are many conspiracy and financial crimes that should be investigated.

The harvest will be plentiful.

A short list of crimes I believe have been committed by Bronfman-Raniere:

Larceny By Extortion


Conspiracy to Commit Assault

Sexually Motivated Felony

Money Laundering


Bulk Cash Smuggling 

Fraud and Misuse of Visas

Tax Evasion

Conspiracy to Defraud the United States

Immigration Fraud

Visa Fraud

Marriage Fraud

Bringing in and Harboring  Aliens

Human Trafficking

Wire Fraud

Identify Theft

Evidence Tampering

Tampering with Eitnesses

Retaliation Against Witnesses, Victims and Informants


Unlawful Imprisonment





Get a lawyer 

For those who may have been co-conspirators with Mr. Raniere or Clare Bronfman – or ordered to do some crime, to open some bank account you had no control of, or to sign your name as president of some shell corporation – it might be advisable to retain an attorney.

If you know of a crime, and many of you do, and if you knowingly participated in such crimes [think Karen Unterreiner, Kathy Russell, Karen Abney, Ben Meyers, Michelle Salzman, Shelly Tarzia, James Del Negro, Esther Carlson Chiappone, etc.], don’t wait until it is too late.

If you are forthright about disclosing the truth about crimes that Mr. Raniere and Ms. Bronfman persuaded you to commit, it is not unheard of to obtain immunity from prosecution in return for candid and truthful testimony.

Ask yourself, before deciding to turn state evidence: Would Keith Raniere and Clare Bronfman be willing to go to jail for you?

It is a well known law enforcement truism that the early informant gets the breaks.

Don’t be the fool that comes a day late and misses the bus.















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  • Just looking for a legal opinion.

    If ESP lied from the outset regarding the negative press regarding nxivm and Keith, which people relied on to make an economic decision and joined this cult, isn’t that illegal?

    Shouldn’t all funds collected on fraudulent representations be returned to angry former students?

    I’d like our money back!

    I believe Keith and the gang coached people to lie. Former coaches are encouraged to add that side of the story.

    • I fully expect to see a class action lawsuit against NXIVM, Raniere, Salzmans, Salinas, Juco, board members, Alison Mack, and anyone who’s names are on any businesses.

  • If anyone had / has been asked to set up a company that than wrote commission checks for NXIVM outside of NX Corp account, you need to go now to the NY State AG office or the FEDS and set up your deal. You more than likely have been helping NX with laundering their cash from Mexico.

    I know two who have done this and both swore under oath they were doing this. Save yourself, go directly to the NY Attorney office now and cut your deals before they come looking for you. You have been turned in. If you know of anyone who has done this illegal activity, warn them to go and go now. Raniere, Bronfman nor Salzman are going to save you.

    If Ben Meyers or Steve Ose took your computer to put NX centers wireless code in for you, most like they planted a key logger. Make sure you have your devices checked by a computer expert or get a new one. Don’t open any NX news letter or email if you have left. It most likely contains a virus that is designed to spy on you.

    It’s well known Clare Bronfman sent a keg logger to her dad and NX was spying on him and everyone his computer infected.

  • How about framing John Tighe for kiddie porn with the help of bought off local authorities by planting it on his machine? What category would that fall under?

About the Author

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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