Thanks to Brendan Lyons of the Albany Times Union, we have complete documents for the FBI search warrants on Nancy Salzman’s home at 3 Oregon Trail and Keith Raniere’s “sex lair’ at 8 Hale – both in suburban Albany.
They are interesting in and of themselves – for it is not every day that we see the paperwork behind an FBI raid.
Lyons pushed hard for the documents via FOIL – and in his role as an investigative journalist – which is why the public learned that there was $520,000 in cash lying around in Salzman’s house and there were white pills and a book on torture at Raniere’s sex lair. Raniere is charged with sex trafficking in connection with his master-slave group DOS.
As a note – and it cannot be stressed enough – long before Frank Report and other media really caught on – the local newspaper of Albany – The Times Union – was investigating and reporting on Raniere and his crazy cult. They brought out the crimes and the oddities in scores of stories. And it created the underlying foundation for what was to follow – Raniere’s arrest.
Since the time the branding story first appeared – broken by this writer – the Times Union has consistently reported other, breaking news about the cult. This is what a local newspaper should do. Without bias, without a vendetta, report the truth.
Here are the docs:
Perhaps the most fascinating aspect of the Hale documents is the fact that Allison Mack is not being referred to as Co-conspirator #1, [CC-1] but as Allison Mack. I suspect that the Feds did not expect that Lyons would FOIL for the docs. What this does is confirm for even the most skeptical is that Mack is CC-1.
The photo featured above the story is also courtesy of the Albany Times Union – who had a photographer at the scene while the FBI searched Salzman’s home for evidence of crimes.
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Prison suit women like Mack! She can make a lot of slaves and money and fit in the hierarchy of the female system there! While bringing world peace to the prison.
Some interesting items from 18mj164_SWReturn_HaleDrive.pdf
29) Times Union letter addressed to Keith Raniere.
31) 1 DVD titled “Bought and Sold”
Amazon has a DVD by that name fully titled “Bought & Sold: An Investigative Documentary About the International Trade in Women”
Gillian Caldwell makes serious witness report docs for use in schools and uni’s. I saw this one at a dedicated conference. There is nothing these evil curs wouldn’t put to use for their own ends. I can’t even..
And thank you Albany Times Union! For so many years of revealing the truth. And for having the smarts to hire Brendan Lyons! Fearless in-depth investigative journalism.
Can someone help me find where Mack is named in these documents, I can’t find her name. Which PDF file and page number please?
I couldn’t find her name either…
OK I found it. 18mj164_SWApplic_OregonTrail_Redacted : page 13 of the PDF.
Oops I meant page 13 of 18mj164_SWApplic_HaleDrive_Redacted.pdf
That was helpful
The Hale Return document says the FBI took dozens of video camera cassettes and disks. So they now will have evidence of Raniere’s sex life. Combined with witnesses willing to testify that it wasn’t consensual, and he’s toast.
While Hale Drive is called “the Library” only 2 books taken. One was unnamed, the other was “TThe History of Torture.”
One DVD was named: “Bought and Sold.” Possibly this was the 2003 comedy about a teen hood and a holocaust-survivor pawnshop owner http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338807/
More chillingly, it may have been “Bought & Sold: An Investigative Documentary About the International Trade in Women,” about trafficking in young white women from Russia and Eastern Europe into sexual slavery. https://www.amazon.com/Bought-Sold-Investigative-Documentary-International/dp/B002FL3I9W
Sadly, the latter seems more likely.
That’s a lot of cash and storage. How dumb can she be not to have moved that stuff. Pure arrogance. Even after all of the media coverage the last 6 months, I know she thought, they’ll never get us. 2 decades of being protected and not one slap on the wrist. We’re good. Ha!!!,