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Raniere ‘most likely’ won’t be arraigned today – court official says

A court official at US Federal Court in Brooklyn told Frank Report that Keith Alan Raniere [AKA 57005-177] will “most likely” not be arraigned today.

The presiding magistrate in his case, Judge Lois Bloom, is on vacation this week, according to the official for the court in the Eastern District of New York .

This does not mean that he won’t be arraigned this week; nor does it mean another judge won’t step in to handle the hearing.

The real issue at hand – for Raniere is expected to plead not guilty – is the detention hearing. Raniere is expected to argue, through his attorney Paul DerOhannesian, that he presents no risk of flight or danger to the community if he is released on bail.

The government is expected to argue that Raniere presents a significant risk to the community and is a flight risk. A substitute magistrate may hear the detention arguments or the court may wait to arraign Raniere and hear arguments for and against bail after Judge Bloom returns next week.

Stay tuned.

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  • pfft “no risk of flight” – this wretched cowardly pedophile and rapist will run as far as Clare’s money will take him. To a country where the US doesn’t have an extradition agreement.

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    Wish there was an option to post pictures here, would like to share these with other FR readers

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    “Life inside Brooklyn’s federal jail is filthy and inhumane. It stinks — literally — and the food isn’t fit for consumption.

    They say the place has no sunlight or fresh air — but it does have “the constant presence of airborne fecal matter, mold, asbestos and other unknown particulate matter.”

    The food is as low-quality at the air, they say. The preparation areas “are habitually contaminated by the visible presence and droppings of rats, mice, cockroaches and flies.” And that all ends up in their meals.”

    For a deeper look into life at this facility, one person wrote a long and informative blog post about their experience:



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