Is Bronfman too big to jail?

Clare Bronfman with her attorney, William F. Savino. head into to court to sue some enemy of Keith Raniere

Will Seagram’s heiress’ millions protect her from role in sex-slaver cult?

With sex-slaver Keith Raniere and his number two, Allison Mack, behind bars and facing federal charges of sex-trafficking and forced labor conspiracy, the sex-cult that brands women and promises “executive success” at exorbitant fees is still active, and being led now by Clare Bronfman, one of the Seagram’s liquor heiresses.

Bronfman’s track record indicates that if you have enough money, you can commit just about any crime and never have to concern yourself with the criminal code, a/k/a the law of the commoners.

Money buys law enforcement turning the other cheek.

It’s worked at the local level in Albany County and Saratoga County, at the State level, and with other federal districts for years, so why wouldn’t Bronfman feel confident she can buy her way out of her current situation? To be sure, Bronfman, the chief financial backer of the Raniere-led sex-cult and the orchestrator of threatening victims and carrying out criminal complaints and lawsuits against them, might escape prosecution for her massive role in running and funding the sex-cult due to her massive fortune and connections. Indeed, as has previously been reported upon, law enforcement has fielded complaints about NXIVM, Raniere and Bronfman for years, .

More recently, following cult victim Sarah Edmondson’s complaint to NY State medical regulators regarding Dr. Danielle Roberts’ branding of Edmondson, the NY State Department of Health informed herthat they would not look into the matter, and suggested she forward the matter to law enforcement. It was only following the NY Times expose on October 17, 2017 that NY Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered a reviewof why regulators did not act after complaints were fielded (When he previously served as NY Attorney General, Cuomo ignored numerous requests to investigate NXIVMN and Raniere – and, at one point, even had two of his Assistant AGs request that whistleblowers not submit any more evidence of their criminal wrongdoing) . Albany’s mayor from 1993 until 2013, Gerald D. Jennings, along with Sir Richard Bransonendorsedat least one of Raniere’s events, a 2009 Dalai Lama appearance.

Bronfman’s massive fortune, and political ties run deep.

Edgar M. Bronfman, Clare Bronfman’s father, and George H.W. Bush
Edgar M. Bronfman, right, with then President Clinton

Even though they would seem to keep the best company, the Bronfmans have a long and storied past of crime, beginning with bootlegging liquorduring prohibition. After prohibition, the Bronfmans switched to narcotics. In the following years, the Bronfmans engaged in a multi-decade scheme of money laundering their illegally obtained narcotics and bootlegging money into “legitimate” business proceeds.

Fraud and deception run deep in the Bronfman family tree as well; of note is Samuel Bronfman II’s possible kidnapping hoaxin the mid ’70s where the alleged kidnappers were acquitted of the kidnapping charges, and two jurors spoke immediately after trial to reporters on the record that they believed Samuel “engineered” his own kidnapping to extort $2.3 million from his father.

Clare Bronfman, center, next to her sister, Sara Bronfman, second from right. Dalai Lama is seated left at an event founded by Keith Raniere, and endorsed by Sir Richard Branson and the Albany, NY Mayor Gerald Jennings among others.

The Bronfman billions, obtained criminally and successfully laundered over decades, have allowed them to insinuate themselves into the highest confidences of American government and business. The NXIVM cult ran by Clare Bronfman and Keith Raniere has obtained endorsements from billionaires, such as Sir Richard Branson; Gerald Jennings, the former Albany mayor; and various celebrities. Now, the “guru” Vanguard has been arrested, along with Allison Mack, which has brought considerable media attention to the cult. Still, the group’s chief financial backer and operator, Clare Bronfman, skates beneath the surface.

The EDNY is the only branch of law enforcement in all of New York to take the slave-cult seriously.

Given the massive influence and attorney power behind the NXIVM cult, it was not until the evidence of human branding came to the desks of prosecutors in the Eastern District of New York that criminal allegations against the cult and its members were seriously investigated. State authorities as well as Federal authorities in the Northern and Western Districts of New York have long turned a blind eye Raniere, Bronfman, and Nxivm.

The question that terrified former Nsians are asking is: Will Clare Bronfman, the financier, enforcer, and chief litigation terrorist who kept slaves in servitude so long with threats of legal retribution ever see justice? 

Maybe. It’s up to the FBI. Were it in any other district, probably not.


Clare Bronfman, sex-cult financier and acting slavemaster.

To try and maneuver out of legal jeopardy, the position most likely asserted or to be asserted by Bronfman is that she was absolutely clueless as to what Keith Raniere, Allison Mack, and others in DOS (the deep-cult sorority, where women were branded) were doing.

But the FBI, through its search of email accounts, and raids upon Nancy Salzman’s home (the putative president of ESP), may well be in receipt of inculpatory evidence sufficient to indict Bronfman on numerous tax and white collar crimes in addition to forced labor, and sex trafficking crimes.

The likelihood of her knowledge of DOS and its practices is supported by —

I. Widespread Abuse

Dr Brandon Porter conducted unauthorized brain experiments for Clare’s Ethical Science Foundation 
  • Bronfman founded the Ethical Science Foundation, and funded Dr. Brandon Porter, who conducted brain experiments on subjects, showing them disturbing film footage that have been part of the scheme for identifying future branding targets. Bronfman was in a position to take those experiments and their products into her other organization, Executive Success Programs, of which she is a board member, and NXIVM, which she has testified she operates and runs.
  • Ex-members have detailed the sleep and calorie deprivation they underwent, some as part of “readiness drills,” which required members to respond to their slave masters at any time, day or night.
  • Bronfman is said to be on the diet herself
Clare Bronfman, looking lean on the Raniere diet.
  • As federal authorities allege, Raniere physically assaulted female members “under the guise of mentorship” by encouraging one woman to run headfirst into a tree and to drink from a puddle. Raniere also required women to wear fake cow udders over their breasts while people called them insulting names; this was purportedly done to “eradicate” female weakness. Raniere also allegedly put one woman in a cage.

Bronfman’s Ethical Science Foundation conducted research on brain activities in connection with controversial, un-consented to experimentation. Federal authorities need only find some piece of evidence to directly link the experiments to NXIVM, ESP, and Raniere’s coercive and other abusive practices to link it all together and back to Bronfman. They likely will or already have discovered this evidence. Time will tell what they do with it.

II. Millions of dollars poured into Raniere and the cult, and Bronfman was a hands on manager

As federal authorities have alleged, Bronfman is the chief financial backer of NXIVM and Raniere, and she has “provided him with millions of dollars.” Bronfman has testified that she is more effectively than just a passive investor in NXIVM,  and that she actually “run[s] the operations.”

  • The fact that she runs the operations of NXIVM suggests she may have had knowledge of the coercive and other illegal activities going in the cult. She was not funding Raniere and NXIVM at a distance. She lived close by, she partook in the cult activities, and she has made her position and support of Raniere crystal clear, including recently on ESP’s website.

III. Bronfman threatened victims and sued critics to ensure silence and protect the cult.

Federal authorities allege Bronfman “has also paid numerous lawyers to bring suits against Nxivm critics.” They also allege that Bronfman orchestrated with Raniere sending threatening “cease and desist” letters to DOS victims, with Bronfman posing as a Mexican attorney.

  • Taking these two allegation together, the picture becomes clearer that Bronfman will not only sue cult critics and defectors, but send threatening letters to defectors, fraudulently posing as someone she is not.
    • With collateral held on the women who were both forced to have sex with Raniere and perform various tasks of labor, such as housekeeping and other various duties at Raniere’s commands, if Bronfman knew about it, when she used or threatened to use legal process as a form of coercion to keep members in the cult makes her a coconspirator.

If prosecutors find evidence showing Bronfman knew about the collateral, and nevertheless used her money to sue and initiate criminal complaints against defectors that were previously threatened with litigation while in the cult as a means to keep them there, there is a strong argument she is a co-conspirator to forced labor and sex trafficking violations, and an accessory after the fact.

Even if prosecutors cannot show she had direct, firsthand knowledge of the collateral and branding (which is doubtful), the treatment of debts to the cult and defection, often by lawsuits and criminal complaints, the intimidation by posing as a Mexican attorney sending threatening letters, and a laundry list of potential tax violations in lavishing millions on Raniere over the years is all prosecutorial fodder. Then there are the allegations of visa fraud and bulk cash smugglingfrom NXIVM Mexico to Albany.

Law enforcement has a treasure trove of federal violations that they could – and should – bring against Bronfman. The question is, is she too big to jail?


Clare Bronfman (r) with her attorney, William F. Savino (l), head into to court.

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  • […] FRANK REPORT — With sex-slaver Keith Raniere and his number two, Allison Mack, behind bars and facing federal charges of sex-trafficking and forced labor conspiracy, the sex-cult that brands women and promises “executive success” at exorbitant fees is still active, and being led now by Clare Bronfman, one of the Seagram’s liquor heiresses. […]

  • “Is Bronfman too big to jail?”

    Nah, she can lose a few, but she should fit in a standard cell without problems.

  • “Mack, 35, was in court Tuesday afternoon, where both sides agreed to $5 million bond to secure her freedom ahead of future court appearances. She plans to go to California, and her lawyers said she was willing to ready to put up collateral that includes her childhood home in California.”

  • clearly the American public, is so far gone on the reality of the coupe that has been taking over your country since Bush. I’m really happy I grew up in Northern Ireland!

  • There have been some reports that Nicki Clyne and India Oxenberg work at the same vegan cafe, PlantMade, in NYC. Is that verified?

    One wonders if that was done on purpose, so they could spy on each other. Like Mormon missionaries overseas work in pairs and report any deviations from the faith. Or parking meter coin collectors ….

  • The Bronfman family lost their political protection from the Feds once the party they’ve given their hundreds of millions lost the White House.

    • Hey fascist! Roger Stone, your criminal hero, took part in the Executive Success Program and was even employed by NXIVM. And the directors of the FBI since NXIVM started in 1998 have all been Republican. But don’t let facts get in your way!

      • Lets see the proof on Roger Stone… and who cares what a politician calls themselves… are you that naive?

        • “Disgraced GOP operative Roger Stone acted as a middleman between a cult-like upstate group and powerful Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno, The Post has learned.

          Stone was hired by Albany-based executive-training group NXIVM in early 2006, according to sources.

          Weeks later, two high-profile NXIVM devotees, Seagram’s heiresses Clare and Sara Bronfman, donated use of their private jet to the state Republican Senate Campaign Committee, records show. The next month, on March 16, the sisters gave $20,000 to the committee.”

          • Nxivm played BOTH sides of the partisan fence, to ensure they were kept free from investigations, no matter who was in office. No one party is in league with them, or free from their stain. BOTH Dems and GOP took advantage of the free-flowing Bronfman cash, and the strategy of donating to whomever was in power worked, until now.

            Also from the New York Post and also from 2007:

            “A purported pyramid-scheme operator who was run out of Arkansas when Bill Clinton was governor has reinvented himself as the head of an upstate group accused of being a “cult” – and his devotees have pumped thousands into Hillary Rodham Clinton‘s presidential run.

            Executives and top associates of the Albany-based NXIVM group – along with their family members – donated $29,900 to Clinton’s presidential campaign, according to federal records.

            On March 14 and April 13, records show, more than a dozen contributions poured into Clinton’s coffers from NXIVM, an executive and group-awareness training organization led by Brooklyn-born Keith Raniere, 47.

            Most were from first-time political donors, each giving the $2,300 maximum.”

          • Brigid right on this one. NXIVM, Godmother Nancy and VanGrifter Keith gave to any pols who had open hands (all of them!)…

      • Deep State control both dc parties… The change only comes from a paradigm shift effect on the collective mind thus altering the status quo.

    • If they were any smart they would have funded both parties as it is the only way to ensure you win. It is high time to change the funding laws and limit the funding per person to something like $50k to a party per year. This way you can support a candidate you like but not buy them.

      • F.D.C. that is exactly what they did. They donated to BOTH parties, knowing that the pendulum swings back and forth, to cover both bases.

    • Their single biggest political donation was $20,000 to the New York Republican Senate Campaign Committee on March 16, 2006.

      But don’t let facts get in your way. Karl Rove sure didn’t (the man who put Bush in office and a Fox News contributor since 2008). Rove used the term “reality-based community” disparagingly and said of himself and the White House, “We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality.” And Fox News hates facts so much the network actually sued for the ability to present distorted facts (they won).

      Go back to your conspiracy cult. They’ll appreciate your distorted facts.

  • Nxivm gained some clout be having so many attractive young white women who would participate in community affairs.
    And NXIVM played up the celebrity angle in a big way.

    Here is a Metroland story from 2008 about Kreuk, Mack and Clyne entertaining the Mayor of Troy, New York and promising investment in Troy’s downtown.
    NXIVUM was trying to attract local college students by asking questions like:
    “Would you swallow a glass of your own vomit for $100?” The questions continue along in this vein, increasing the hypothetical monetary payout, and also the grossness factor: “What if it was dog vomit?”
    And somehow Kreuk, Mack and Clyne could not tell there was something wrong with NXIVM as early as 2008.
    The Stars Come Out in Troy

    Allison Mack and Nicki Clyne–apparent students of NXIVM–visit the Capital Region with hopes of starting a business

    Last week, Troy Mayor Harry Tutunjian got a break from his regular humdrum duties to entertain, at least for a little while, celebrity. Allison Mack of TV’s Smallville and Nicki Clyne of Battlestar Galactica were in Troy, scoping out the quaint downtown scene, visiting the shops and going out for dinner, and they popped in for a quick visit with the befuddled mayor.

    Mack and Clyne have said that they were interested in starting a business, and curious about the community’s youth scene, said Jeff Buell, Troy’s director of public information.

    Why Troy? Why the Capital Region?

    Because, according to multiple sources, Clyne and Mack are students of Executive Success Programs, or ESP, which is the educational wing of NXIVM, and have been for at least a year. Mack’s co-star, Kristin Kreuk, has been connected to the organization for years.

    NXIVM, a Capital Region-based organization, purports to offer courses in “ethics, critical thinking and entrepreneurship.” It has been criticized by many of its former members as destructive and cultlike.

    The head of NXIVM, Keith Raniere, started his human potential training business in 1998, after his first business, Consumers Buyline Inc., a multimillion-dollar discount buyers club, was shut down after 25 state and federal investigations. It was alleged at the time that CBI was a pyramid scheme, and Raniere was forced to pay New York state roughly $50,000.

    According to former insiders, Raniere is referred to by followers as Vanguard.

    Clyne and Mack’s apparent goal is to start a business, the details of which are somewhat unclear, but according to sources, it would be geared toward helping young entrepreneurs and college students start their own businesses. “We really want to be known for our parties,” Mack told a source, who asked to remain anonymous.

    Sources also said the business could entail a membership fee. As a member, students would have access to discounted items, such as travel or computers. According to sources, the business would have direct ties to NXIVM, something that NXIVM president Nancy Salzman flatly denied.

    In an e-mail to Metroland, Salzman wrote, “To say their business is affiliated with NXIUM [sic] is quite a stretch, but if you must it would also mean, Enron, Worldcom, Krispy Kreme and BNI, Black Entertainment TV and a number of different countries are NXIVM affiliated. . . . The business to which you refer is just another business started by one of our past or present 8,000 participants who took one of our courses in ethics, critical thinking and entrepreneurship. It is our intent to help people start businesses if they want to and be more joyful and prosperous in their lives, I guess we”re doing a good job.”

    “What Raniere is obviously doing is gearing up for the college crowd,” said Rick Ross, a leading cult deprogrammer and controversial critic of NXIVM. “The demographic that has been the most lucrative, the most fruitful for cults is 18 to 26.”

    Young people with substantial discretionary funds who are alone for the first time in their lives, are an ideal target, he said. He pointed to the survey that Clyne and Mack have linked to from their official Web sites as an example of Raniere’s attempts to gather data on this demographic. Nearly each page of the online survey features a picture of Clyne, Mack, or Kreuk. The survey is hosted at etho, a domain registered to Karen Unterreiner, a longtime associate of Raniere’s from his days with CBI.

    Raniere, according to Ross, is not allowed, by law, to be involved in a discount buyer’s club, due to the collapse of CBI.

    The survey is specifically geared toward college students. It asks more than a dozen questions regarding their purchasing, studying, and recreational habits. After a round of these questions, the survey moves on to more unusual questions, such as, “Would you swallow a glass of your own vomit for $100?” The questions continue along in this vein, increasing the hypothetical monetary payout, and also the grossness factor: “What if it was dog vomit?”

    “My experience with Hollywood people and cults, they are really easy to grab,” said Ross. “A lot easier than you would imagine. They are so vulnerable and emotionally needy. What kind of person wants to be an actor in the first place? They need to be loved, adored, and the center of attention. It’s like shooting fish in a barrel.”

    Clyne and Mack declined to comment for this article.

  • There’s a Justice system for the VERY WEALTHY and a Justice system for the rest of us. Money does buy influence and there are crooked judges, politicians, and police out there.

    Let’s make this case too big, so no chicanery or dirty tricks can happen in the background…

  • Whenever you have a neighborhood or community plagued with rampant criminality and the authorities are doing nothing, you know that someone somewhere is being paid off.
    And the Bronfman sisters had the money to pay people off.

    And the fact that so many NXIVM followers are middle class white women who are more discreet about their peccadilloes
    makes authorities even less likely to interfere.
    NXIVM’s madness was mainly done behind closed doors.

    • So dangerous, this is terrifying, their influence of state regulators and investigators is simply a nightmare scenario. Clare is a LIAR, and Sara is still posting about childhood education. Please tell me this ‘school’ has been closed, completely, and isn’t still operating under the radar somehow, still ‘importing’ underage illegal slaves.

    • If Ms. Mack knew about and facilitated underage sex trafficking any plea deal with her would be a damned shame.
      While such a plea deal might be necessary for a successful prosecution of Raniere and the Bronfman sisters, Mack’s alleged acceptance of such behavior shows that she is truly a sick and evil person.

      • But that never stopped you from jumping to conclusions and spreading sick and evil gossip.

        • Is the unsealed Federal indictment naming Pimp Mack as a sex trafficker and a slave master “sick and evil gossip”?

          If Jefferson Davis were alive today you would probably erect a monument to him.

          • Facts are pesky, especially when you prefer sick and evil gossip. Get help.

          • United States prosecutors don’t deal in gossip.
            United States prosecutors deal in cold, hard facts.

            By trying to defend the deplorable, demented, deranged behavior of Allison Mack you display a detachment from reality and morality.

          • Hey hiding in the shadows, just like all creeps, go find “underage” in Mack’s indictment. I’ll wait…

            That’s right, you can’t, because it’s not there. Spreading evil gossip, that’s a sick hobby. Get a new one.

          • lol there we go again Shadowstate back to mack. Your unhealthy twitter obsession with her as reached new heights. Its staggering. Go back to fapping off over smallville memorabilia

      • Shadow, there is a screen shot circulating from the government-only ECF query site, which the public is not allowed to access. It lists several child trafficking charges against Mack, which could be the nannies imported to Rainbow Cultural Gardens, but who knows. The initial indictments were to justify the arrests, but there may be more behind the ‘paywall’ that civilians cannot see.

        Here is the U.S. Code:

        And here is what Raniere and Mack are charged with:

      • Listening today to the interview conducted on March 31st, 2018, by Roger Stone of Frank Parlato was great, it was good to hear Frank speak. Frank indicated that two murders were committed, which may be the murders outlined in the twitter thread, or may be something else. The child trafficking charges are also spelled out according to the name of the 18 U.S. Code 1591 in Pacer, the screen capture of the docket page has been uploaded many times to the internet. The indictment for Allison Mack, (I’m not referring here to the much longer first indictment for Raniere referring to her as co-conspirator 1), lists the statutes. Two Jane Does are referred to as having testified to the Grand Jury that returned Mack’s indictment. The charges are: 1: sex trafficking under Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1591(a)(l), 1591(a)(2), 1591(b)(l), 1594(a), 2 and 3551 of Jane Does 1 and 2,
        2: Sex Trafficking Conspiracy, Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1591(a)(l), 1591(a)(2), and 1591(b)(l).(Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1594(c) and 3551
        and 3: Conspiracy to Commit Forced Labor-Jane Doe 1. Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1589(a)(2) and 1589(a)(4). (Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1594(b) and 3551.
        4: CRIMINAL FORFEITURE ALLEGATION Title 18, United States Code, section 1594( d); Title 21, United States Code, Section 853.
        The document is here in the upper right-hand corner and throughout the document are the numbered statutes from 18 U.S. Code § 1591, 1594, 3351, 1589.

        • 18 U.S. Code § 1591 – Sex trafficking of children or by force, fraud, or coercion
          (a) Whoever knowingly—
          (1) in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, or within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States, recruits, entices, harbors, transports, provides, obtains, advertises, maintains, patronizes, or solicits by any means a person; or
          (2) benefits, financially or by receiving anything of value, from participation in a venture which has engaged in an act described in violation of paragraph (1),
          knowing, or, except where the act constituting the violation of paragraph (1) is advertising, in reckless disregard of the fact, that means of force, threats of force, fraud, coercion described in subsection (e)(2), or any combination of such means will be used to cause the person to engage in a commercial sex act, or that the person has not attained the age of 18 years and will be caused to engage in a commercial sex act, shall be punished as provided in subsection (b).
          (b) The punishment for an offense under subsection (a) is—
          (1) if the offense was effected by means of force, threats of force, fraud, or coercion described in subsection (e)(2), or by any combination of such means, or if the person recruited, enticed, harbored, transported, provided, obtained, advertised, patronized, or solicited had not attained the age of 14 years at the time of such offense, by a fine under this title and imprisonment for any term of years not less than 15 or for life; or
          (2) if the offense was not so effected, and the person recruited, enticed, harbored, transported, provided, obtained, advertised, patronized, or solicited had attained the age of 14 years but had not attained the age of 18 years at the time of such offense, by a fine under this title and imprisonment for not less than 10 years or for life.

    • This is nothing but speculation. Linking to a twitter image of a blog is not facts. No wonder the law exists because hillbillies like you and their pitch forks would lynch them while the jury was out.

      If you are going to quote, use facts from legal papers not from a blog your grandma made.

        • Shadowstate. No one is denying that Allison Mack isn’t going to jail for crimes. She wouldn’t have been arrested and charged if she hadn’t done something wrong.

          However, being arrested and charged is one thing.

          Proving WHAT has been done is another thing entirely.

          A link to a document refers to charges in order to get them arrested.

          Now the job is on the state to prove it.

          • Could anyone credibly charge you with such conduct?
            I hope not!

            I watched the Youtube videos of Raniere and Mack talking and he spoke psycho babble for 28 minutes while Mack sat there in a trance.

            Go through the posts on the Frank Report and you will see how Raniere had manipulated and controlled these women for years all for Raniere’s benefit both financially and sexually.
            And Allison Mack was Keith Raniere’s willing Handmaiden.

            those women were branded with the initials of both Mack and Raniere.


            That was no accident.

            Those women were enslaved by both Raniere and Mack.

  • In prison or out, Clare two bagger Bronfman will continue to follow the directives of her Vanguard; she will eventually end up weighing 75 pounds, 25 pounds of that weight being pubic hair.

    Frank what about the report that NXIVM in Mexico is no mas?

  • Hopefully India or Nicki will turn state and send Bronfman and Salzman down the river with Ranierre and Allison. Preferably both, two high level insiders would be hard to dismiss.

    Of course Nicki might not be permitted to testify unless the governments annul her and Mack’s marriage since Spouses can’t be made to incriminate each other.

      • Correct! Spousal immunity can be waived. And again, Nick’s testimony would be against Salzman or Bronfman, not necessarily Allie

      • Hmmm, I heard somewhere that they couldn’t even if they wanted to unless they were a plaintive. The person that told me gave some excuse about confidentiality and privacy. I was skeptical but I don’t know many details about law. So much of it just strikes me as illogical that I assumed they knew what they were talking about. Thanks for clearing that up (and same with the other anon.

        • Spousal privilege is a privilege, not a requirement. And considering that everyone knows the Mack/Clyne marriage is a fraud, I doubt any attorney would recommend resorting to spousal privilege.

  • What I find hilarious is that EVERYONE including Frankreport is forgetting…. Nicki Clyne.

    If you go to her wikipedia i notice there is no mention of NXIVM and its locked so no one can touch it

    If you leave a comment on her instagram she deletes and bans you.

    She is trying to paint a picture that she is not involved so she can continue being an actress even though she is currently working at the same place as India Oxenberg

    And she was involved in the fraud of getting married to AM so she could get a visa.

    New article:

    • No one is forgetting her, but she isn’t a keystone like Clare the walking pocketbook or Lauren the brains behind the operation. They’re the most dangerous ones, and the ones that will certainly cause more harm in the future if they slip away.

      From what I’ve seen of interviews, podcasts, and blog posts over the years, she’s pretty passive and prone to Analysis Paralysis. She wouldn’t be the one to take up the mantle. The only one less in need of rapid incarceration is Oxenburg.

    • I don’t think that people are unaware of it. Anyone (such as myself) who suddenly started paying attention to this story because Allison Mack appeared in the news would readily learn of the “marriage” to NIcki Klyne. I guess it’s more of a question of what unfolds and what names are involved. Most major reports will focus on the large names and I guess entertainment news would only have so much oxygen for the story. I am more interested in the legal dimension; is Klyne legally culpable for anything? If the Russia investigation has taught us anything, it is that an ongoing investigation can come in stages. If Klyne cannot be charged with anything, then she might not be regarded as a prospective hostile witness to the case.

      • B-list? Hardly anyone knows who Allison Mack is and I’m pretty sure even fewer know who Nicki Clyne is. I watched BSG, for a bit and don’t remember her and wouldn’t know her name if she wasn’t involved with NXIVM. I was talking to someone who watched Smallville and mentioned AM’s arrest and they said who? I said she played Chloe. They were like which one was that and until I said the blonde with the short hair who was Clark’s friend did they have some recollection of who she was. Anyway hopefully Clyne can play a bigger role in the bringing down of Raniere, the Bronfmans and the Salzmans. She’s been out in Albany longer than Mack. If she talks, assuming she has anything to offer, would they even need to make a deal with AM or any others?

  • Makes you wonder doesn’t it. How utterly lost must you be in life to continue to try and help Keith? It’s so clear that what he was doing was wrong but for some odd reason they can’t see it but the rest of the world can?

    • Indoctrination, spread over years. A big part of that is both making you think you need the abuser, and shutting off your critical thinking ability. A big first step is getting them to think again, it’s almost more important than showing them the effects of their crimes

  • It’s time all of keiths cum sluts (Nancy Saltzman and the Bronfman sisters) go down.

  • Though I have concerns that the feds investigate and prosecute far too few white collar criminals, I would suggest that they are often very effective. However, it often takes them far longer to build a winnable case than anyone would like. I’m personally familiar with the case of hedge fund manager Raj Rajratnam, a billionaire (i.e., more money than the Bronfmans) who was widely known to have engaged in insider trading on a massive scale for at least a decade before he was finally arrested. The feds waited until they winnowed down all the events that they had evidence on to get just 8 counts because they wanted to see him convicted on all charges… Had he been acquitted on all or part of the indictment, it would have emboldened many other financial criminals.

    Same here: if Nancy Salzman is indicted for all the cash found in her house and for any other crimes, then Bronfman will probably also be indicted at some point. That’s because indicting Nancy Salzman suggests they’re finding Nxivm to be a rich vein to mine and they are confident of the deterrent effect on Scientology (which I write about at

    • I hate to be repetitive, yet I say again: It Having cash is not illegal. Anyone who likes can have as much cash as they choose to have on their person, under their mattress, in shoeboxes, etc.

      • The assertion that possessing large sums of cash is perfectly legal is not always true. I’m sure that the FBI will be working very diligently to figure out where that cash came from.

        It is illegal to stockpile cash if your intent is to avoid paying taxes on it or to hide assets, such as from a divorce. You can’t store cash in a safe deposit box for those reasons. If a business stores cash at employees’ houses to make their revenue (and therefore their profits) lower, that’s very definitely criminal. Nxivm’s core businesses are not, to my knowledge, non-profits.

        It’s also a crime to bring more than $10,000 in cash into the US without declaring it at the border, so if they brought in cash from Mexico as FrankReport has alleged, that’s a big no-no. Money laundering laws would come into play, even if the cash were proceeds from a legitimate business.

        • John is right. If you don’t think that even the banks are paying attention to changes in your banking pattern, you are wrong.
          I noticed this recently when I was sent some refunder cheques from businesses I don’t normally deal with. The bank questioned me on why I had these cheques from a company I don’t work for.
          I’m sure it’s not only my bank who is watching. Isn’t that what criminals use certain foreign banks to hide their money?

        • and that’s okay.
          Having cash is not illegal.
          Otherwise any person could be stopped on the street and arrested.
          The amount does not make it legal or not legal.

          It is like saying it is illegal to have dried peas. It is just an object.

          Now, some people take cash that they have legally paid taxes on and hoard it away.
          So you are saying all of those people with full mattresses are criminals?

          It’s silly.

          You can repeat your incorrect information as much as you like. Anyone can have as much cash as they like.

          The crime is not having the cash.

          • No….You’re not getting it. And its NOT OK! LOL.
            No one said that having large amounts of cash is illegal. What people are pointing out is that there is often an illegal reason why they are stashing large amounts of cash. And this is something that will draw the attention of investigators who are already aware of money laundering allegations (and other allegations )

    • Yes. I’m thinking of Conrad Black. Some of us in the UK were amazed he got a custodial sentence. She’s not too big or rich but I should think it would take longer to go through her affairs, than it would an ordinary mortal with say, one lot of house deeds, a couple of bank accounts and a couple of cards.

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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.

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