Keith Raniere has been denied bail. The hearing was about 5 minutes in length and the judge denied Raniere bail. He will sit in MDC until trial. More details to follow.
The next hearing date is in two weeks and the indictment is expected to be unsealed.
The detention is based on the charges in the complaint and not an indictment which was not unsealed. The Next hearing is April 27 at 11 am.
Raniere was dressed in a brown prison bodysuit garb.
No Nxivm supporters in the courtroom. He appeared to look at Toni Natalie and Catherine Oxenberg twice. The chains were taken off outside the door and appeared before Judge Tiscione in handcuffs only.
Three new attorneys made notice of appearances for Raniere: Jacob Kaplan. Teny Rose Geragos Marc A. Agnifilo.
These three are in addition to Albany attorney Paul DerOhannassian.
When Raniere wakes tomorrow he will be in prison and his days will be spent all day, every day in the unit. Because he is in pre-trial he cannot get a job. He can go to the library once and week and can check out two books.
Saying he did not even ask for bail.