Raniere, Allison Mack indicted for sex trafficking Read indictment here.

Actor Allison Mack was arrested this morning on an indictment unsealed earlier today in federal court in Brooklyn charging her and Keith Raniere, also known as “Vanguard”, with sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy, and forced labor conspiracy.  Mack was arraigned on the indictment this afternoon before United States Magistrate Judge Cheryl L. Pollak.

Raniere was previously arrested on a complaint and ordered detained.  Raniere will be arraigned on a date to be determined. His next scheduled court appearance in April 27.

“As alleged in the indictment, Allison Mack recruited women to join what was purported to be a female mentorship group that was, in fact, created and led by Keith Raniere,” stated United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, Richard P. Donoghue.  “The victims were then exploited, both sexually and for their labor, to the defendants’ benefit.”

“Today, we announce an additional arrest, and an indictment, in a case that brought to light an inconceivable crime,” stated William F. Sweeney, Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the FBI’s New York City Office. “As this pyramid scheme continues to unravel, we ask anyone who might have been a victim to reach out to us with information that may further our investigation.”

If convicted of the crimes with which he has already been charged, Raniere and Mack each face mandatory minimum sentences of 15 years’ imprisonment, and up to life imprisonment.

The government’s case is being handled by the Office’s Organized Crime and Gangs Section.  Assistant United States Attorneys Moira Kim Penza and Tanya Hajjar are in charge of the prosecution.  Assistant United States Attorney Karin Orenstein is in charge of the forfeiture portion of the case.

The fact that the case is being handled by the Organized Crimes and Gangs Section suggests that the government is treating it as a potential RICO case. And the fact that a separate Assistant United States Attorney has been assigned to handle the forfeiture aspects of it suggests that the government will be seeking to seize at least some of the defendants’ assets.

According to several sources, this case is expected to expand both in terms of the charges that Raniere will be facing – and in terms of the number of individuals who will eventually be charged in the case.

Hang on folks…As The Carpenters so aptly said “We’ve only just begun…”

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Here is the indictment:

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

– against –

KEITH RANIERE, also known as “Vanguard,” and ALLISON MACK,

Defendants.

THE GRAND JURY CHARGES:

COUNT ONE

(Sex Trafficking – Jane Does 1 and 2) 1.

In or about and between February 2016 and June 2017, both dates being approximate and inclusive, within the Eastern District of New York and elsewhere, the defendants KEITH RANIERE, also known as “Vanguard,” and ALLISON MACK, together with others, did knowingly and intentionally: (1) recruit, entice, harbor, transport, provide, obtain, advertise, maintain, patronize and solicit one or more persons, to wit: Jane Does 1 and 2, individuals whose identities are known to the Grand Jury, in and affecting interstate and foreign commerce, and attempt to do the same; and (2) benefit, and attempt to benefit, financially and by receiving a thing of value, from participation in a venture which had engaged in such acts, knowing that means of force, threats of force, fraud and coercion, and a combination of such means, would be used to cause such persons to engage in one or more commercial sex acts.

(Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1591(a)(1), 1591(a)(2), 1591(b)(1), 1594(a), 2 and 3551 et sea.)

COUNT TWO

(Sex Trafficking Conspiracy)

In or about and between February 2016 and June 2017, both dates
being approximate and inclusive, within the Eastern District of New York and elsewhere, the defendants KEITH RANIERE, also known as “Vanguard,” and ALLISON MACK, together with others, did knowingly and intentionally conspire to: (1) recruit, entice, harbor, transport, provide, obtain, advertise, maintain, patronize and solicit persons, in and affecting interstate and foreign commerce; and (2) benefit, financially and by receiving a thing of value, from participation in a venture which was to have engaged in such acts, knowing that means of force, threats of force, fraud and coercion, and a combination of such means, would be used to cause such persons to engage in one or more commercial sex acts, contrary to Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1591(a)(1), 1591(a)(2), and 1591(b)(1). (Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1594(c) and 3551 et seq.)

COUNT THREE (Conspiracy to Commit Forced Labor – Jane Doe 1)

In or about and between February 2016 and June 2017, both dates
being approximate and inclusive, within the Eastern District of New York and elsewhere, the defendants KEITH RANIERE, also known as “Vanguard,” and ALLISON MACK, together with others, did knowingly and intentionally conspire to provide and obtain the labor and services of a person, to wit: Jane Doe 1, by means of serious harm and threats of serious harm to her and one or more other persons, and by means of one or more schemes, plans and patterns intended to cause Jane Doe 1 to believe that, if she did not perform such labor and services, Jane Doe 1 and one or more other persons would suffer serious harm, contrary to Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1589(a)(2) and 1589(a)(4).

(Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1594(b) and 3551 et seg.) CRIMINAL FORFEITURE ALLEGATION

The United States hereby gives notice to the defendants that, upon their conviction of any of the offenses charged herein, the government will seek forfeiture in accordance with Title 18, United States Code, Section 1594(d), of (a) any property, real or personal, that was involved in, used, or intended to be used to commit or to facilitate the commission of such offenses, and any property traceable to such property; and (b) any property, real or personal, constituting or derived from, proceeds obtained directly or indirectly as a result of such offenses, or any property traceable to such property.

If any of the above-described forfeitable property, as a result of any act or omission of the defendants:

– cannot be located upon the exercise of due diligence;
– has been transferred or sold to, or deposited with, a third party;
– has been placed beyond the jurisdiction of the court;
– has been substantially diminished in value; or
– has been commingled with other property which cannot be divided without  difficulty;

it is the intent of the United States, pursuant to Title 21, United States Code, Section 853(p), to seek forfeiture of any other property of the defendants up to the value of the forfeitable property described in this forfeiture allegation.

(Title 18, United States Code, Section 1594(d); Title 21, United States Code, Section 853(p))

A TRUE BILL

FOREPERSON

RICHARD P. DONOGHUE

UNITED STATES ATTORNEY EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

EASTERN District of NEW YORK CRIMINAL DIVISION

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

vs.

KEITHRANIERE, also known as “Vanguard, ” and ALLISON MACK,

Defendants.

INDICTMENT

(T. 18, U.S.C, §§ 1591(a), 1591(b), 1594(a), 1594(b), 1594(c), 1594(d), 2 and 3551 et sea,.; T. 21, U.S.C, § 853(p))
A true bill.

Foreperson

Filed in open court this_________________________ day,

of _                                   _  A.D.20_

Bail, $

Moira Kim Penza and Tanya Hajjar, Assistant U.S. Attorneys

(718) 254-7000

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  • Everyone wants to know…and her cell mates will find out… Does Mack have her own initials on her groin too??

  • And, considering that, there’s been TOO LITTLE reporting in Albany all these years.

    Which makes the reporters who did investigate and report on NXIVM genuine heroes. And many of those reporters did so at great cost to themselves, including Frank Parlato.

  • How come the local Albany local news is better at covering this than 75% of the major media outlets? I want someone to make a joke on a late night show and completely damn NXIVM in the public’s eyes.

  • Zero results when searching “Nxivm”. Not even Allison’s arrest made it worth their web space??

    • “The leaders of upstate sex slave cult Nxivm have been trying to undermine potential witnesses by registering websites in their names and threatening to reveal damaging information about them, according to federal prosecutors.

      When word got out that the Feds were investigating the organization, “high-ranking members … undertook efforts to undermine potential witnesses, including by registering domain names such as [Witness Name]exposed.com, with the intention of publishing damaging information regarding those witnesses,” prosecutors wrote in court papers Friday.”

      • This is EXACTLY what Scientology does. As far as I know, they aren’t a sex cult. But they have allegedly engaged in human trafficking according to former members. So why haven’t the feds gone after them yet? Maybe it’s because the cult of Scientology was able to threaten the IRS to classifying them as a Religion, a feat NXIVM hasn’t yet done. And for those who think this is the end of NXIVM, I’ll point you to Scientology who has been caught and prosecuted a number of times for federal crimes and has survived to this day. Hell, they just launched their own TV channel. Of course the Feds have never been able to nail the head of Scientology, in part because they have a lot of tendrils in the government.

  • I hope Allison gets life in prison. I hope everyday is miserable for her.

    I used to watch Smallville back in the day and I would have guessed that she would be involved in something as sick as this.

  • FR knows who’s made a deal. Noticed the KR arrest video is credited to Frank by other news agencies. Someone very much on the inside took the video and sent it to Frank. What gives Frank, why holding out on this bombshell ? If you own the video, you must know who sent it ?

    • Nicki Clyne most likely shared the video with other high ranking people who share it with others until it fall into the wrong hands. That person either share it with Frank or share it with someone who’d make sure Frank got a copy of it.

      Some royals within NXIVM are really disloyal at this point but are too afraid to come out and say they have left. They want to house of cards to fall so they can safely leave.

    • You don’t have enough common sense to know, as a journalist he probably has good reasons to protect the source?

      • The video was taken by Nikki Clyne, this really isn’t up for debate at this point. Go read and then come back 😉

    • There were only two Jane Does listed in the criminal complaint as that was all that was needed to arrest Keith. Interviews were conducted with a lot more victims. And remember, Sara Edmondson is not a Jane Doe as she has publicly come forward about her branding and involvement with DOS, and there was another former “slave” interviewed by the NY Times who I will not name for privacy sake, who I am pretty sure spoke to the authorities but is not one of the named Jane Does in the complaint.

      To any of my neighbors in Knox Woods, Stage Run Plantation, Farmview, Cooks Court etc, who know or have the ear of, any of the harem women or Jness women or NXIVM members who may have voiced concerns or are fearful, please implore them to step forward and speak to the FBI.

  • I bet Nicki Clyne and the rest of the 2nd tier slaves are glad they weren’t Keith’s favorite at this moment.

  • In the Raniere indictment, co-conspirator 1 was Allison Mack and co-conspirator 2 was India Oxenberg. This indictment names Mack and Raniere, but there is no mention of a co-conspirator.

    They could have easily arrested India at the same time as Allison. The fact they didn’t, and no longer allude to her in warrants, sounds like she cut a deal.

        • I really do not believe it is about her bank account.
          She is just fine.
          It is about getting her daughter back, and it is about helping other families, IMO.

    • Lauren Salzman should or is co-conspirator #2. She was second in command of this house of cards and is the very best at mind-bending the women to join the club, get branded and do whatever Raniere wanted them to do. She did it because she is loyal to her Master.

    • I’m inclined to agree as it would also explain the arrest vid leak, which I would have thought was intended for very few eyes only. She has a big family presence and a job in a public place providing some protection from the discombobulated disorienting bullshit; which requires social isolation, It would also explain Catherine Oxenberg’s calm triumph at the rainiere arraignment. Hope so.

    • I don’t see this . I think her exposure is with the medical experiments and or maybe money laundering. Anyone else have thoughts about this?

      • Ethical Science Foundation (ESF) is Clare’s baby. She funded it and was a trustee and director.

        In addition to Mengele-worthy illegal human experiments, ESF handled people and money for Rainbow Cultural Garden, Sara’s baby. Lots of people. Lots of money. And a whole lot of illegality.

        They will all get their time in court 🙂

  • Frank, maybe you should start showing a side by side picture of Mack from when Raniere was arrested in Mexico. That is what she looks like when not all dolled up. People will see the before and after Raniere sex cult pictures.

    Clare and Lauren should be next, then Nancy Salzman.

    Karma, is a beautiful thing

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