Blast from the past: Saratoga in Decline: NXIVM info wars; the battle for hearts and minds.

(Editor’s Note)

Not everyone who reads this blog had an opportunity to read many of the posts that appeared on John Tighe’s blog, “Saratoga In Decline”, back in the day. But now,as the life of Keith Raniere’s criminal enterprise (hopefully) draws to a close, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at just how much John exposed – and to let everyone ponder how much pain and anguish could have been avoided if any of our esteemed law enforcement authorities had done something way back then. How much money could have been put to good use, how many brandings could have been avoided, and how many lives could have been saved…Let’s hope history doesn’t repeat itself this time!

To get warmed up, here are a few postings from Wikipedia about Raniere and his band of evildoers…


Well first to the ethical humanitarian who put the roofing nails behind my car tire in my home parking lot. Nice try you missed. Trained from my days in Northern Ireland to sweep for car bombs, a few carefully placed nails are easy to spot. I guess you’ll have to try something else. Can’t you be a little creative? Fucking Philistines

ense. Then someone calling themselves Keyser Sözetigho got into the fray them

Well the Canadian newspaper The National Post [the Bronfman’s are Canadian white trash} made light of the divorce of Charles and Bonniepresence is requested as we celebrate our divorce


But the Brats made honorable mention next to their convicted French felon brother[what a fucked up family}

“Mr. Bronfman’s son Edgar Bronfman Jr. was convicted of insider trading this year and has had other business problems in the past. His nieces Sara and Clare have been involved with controversial self-help hypnosis group NXIVM (pronounced Nex-ee-um), which has a decidedly cultish appeal.”

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Albany County Defense Attorney With Big Ears
Albany County Defense Attorney With Big Ears
5 years ago

Frank – Nice of you to honor John Tighe and all the work that he did to bring these assholes down. Hope that every law enforcement official who got bought off or scared off by Raniere and the Bronfmans has trouble sleeping at night because of what their failure-to-act caused. They’re a lot like that Deputy Sheriff in Parkland, FL who hid outside Building #12 while 17 people got butchered. Nice job, Albany County DA David Soares, Saratoga County DA Karen Heggen, NYS Police Investigator Rodger Kirsopp, and the rest of you lame-ass do-nothings. Pathetic!

Laura Darby - Clifton Park Correspondent.
Laura Darby - Clifton Park Correspondent.
5 years ago

I couldn’t find the link to the old National post article that JT linked up. but here is a similar article – – This article I have linked up even mentions Clare and Sara being involved in NXIVM. clicking on the link brings you to the NY OBSERVER but not the actual link which is here:

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.

IMDb — Frank Parlato

Contact Frank with tips or for help.
Phone / Text: (305) 783-7083


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