Rare picture of Raniere in police car.

Keith Raniere sitting inside a Mexican police vehicle on March 26, 2018. It is our last known photograph of the Vanguard. Treasure it.

Rare picture of Keith Raniere in the police car after his arrest in Mexico.

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  • Living in supreme luxury while others suffer daily from his vindictive, selfishly imposed pain and misery. How non-violent and ethical. Thank you, Frank Parlato and the Eastern District of New York!

  • https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/politics/albany/2018/03/27/nxivm-leader-keith-raniere-sex-slave-network/462596002/

    Toni Natalie, a Rochester-area women who dated Raniere in the 1990s, said seeing the news of Raniere’s arrest Monday was “surreal.”

    Natalie has spoken out against Raniere and NXIVM for nearly 20 years, warning of his manipulative techniques and assisting women who defected from the group. Raniere has tied Natalie up with lawsuits and court proceedings since they broke up in 1999.

    “To hear the relief from these women – for all of us, it’s really over,” Natalie said Tuesday.

    “Every five or six years, a group of women comes out and I sit down with them and support them any way I can. And every time, he walks away. He’s not walking away this time.”

  • Looks like all that bad press just died down and business went back to normal.
    No one really cares about a small time group outside of Albany.
    There are so many bigger problems in the world. Who’s going to care about little old me with the gigantic ego and my harem?




    Pretty please.

    With sugar on top.

    • Darth, the branding story was in the New York Times. This story has everything; sex, celebrity and money. People will hear about this.

      • Sorry. It was a bad attempt at humor. All of the prior post was sarcasm.

        It is what VanDouche probably told his followers or would’ve told them like he did in the past.

      • Yep, a lot of folks, including me, have just learned about this group and are jaws are hitting the floor – especially since it appears there were powerful people in the government, law enforcement, and the legal system that were helping them go after their “enemies”. The stuff this group was up to is mind blowing. Let’s not limit it to this guy- there are a lot of people who need to be punished, not just the leader. Wait till you start getting some news reports and more and more people see what was going on.

  • Looks like they cuffed him behind his back – which is the Feds way of saying “Fuck you” to someone who’s been arrested.

    • Thank you for your insight! It looked like handcuffs behind Keith’s back to me, but I wasn’t sure. And to find out the back location is essentially “Fuck You” on the part of the Feds is extra sweet.

  • Hopefully Allison Mack’s arrest will be soon. Will she be a ‘Charlie’s girl’ and keep the faith? Or will she play victim to save her ass?

    • My guess, she’ll keep the faith. Keith Raniere and his brainwashing have consumed one-third of Allison Mack’s life. It might take years before she can think clearly. And I doubt she has the resources for a fancy lawyer, the kind that would tell her to shut up and have her declared mentally incompetent so as to minimize the sentence.

  • It’s hard to tell without being able to see his eyes, but he doesn’t look happy. Shame. You’d think he could use one of his modules to choose to be happy despite the fact that he’s about to be mercilessly raped in prison. Maybe he needs an EM?

  • Thank you, Frank! To see Keith Raniere in the back of a police car is such a welcome sight.

    Raniere does not look happy. Perhaps he’s contemplating his penance with surcharge the federal authorities will administer. Raniere should be grateful that, despite the forever-after absence of his slave harem to tend to his every need, he will not have to cook or clean or drive in prison. Prison is well-suited for a man with no real skills! Perhaps he can start a Society of Protectors social club and make some new friends 🙂

  • Great job Frank! it might have never happened without. Looking forward to following as you run it to end of job.

    • His eyes were blacked out to protect you from falling under his power. Many watch his videos and are instantly enslaved by his magical eyes and his ability to eloquently speak of his irrelevant observations.

      • Don’t respond when you don’t know. His pictures without his eyes blacked out are available all over online.. it’s silly to think this one would result in anyone getting hypnotized by looking at the photo. That aside I am an expian and what you are conjecturing isn’t how they do it.

        • The jig is up. The female victims can breathe, pretend they are sad that Vanguard is clutching his shower soap, and get on with their lives. The rest of you (us) can stop referencing yourselves as expians and be happy the sociopath didn’t want to bang your daughter or your wife (or you). Marck – please don’t let yourself be the last one to connect the simple dots and understand that Keith and “the mission” has been a lie.

    • I assumed it was because you could see the reflection of the person taking the photo, so the picture is to protect that person’s identity.

      • Interesting point. I had only heard that Mexican cops always do this, but your reasoning makes a lot of sense.

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.” In addition, he was credited in the Starz docuseries 'Seduced' for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

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 premieres on May 22, 2022.

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