Clare Bronfman, expecting indictment, retains former US Attorney Dennis Burke

By Frank Parlato

The current leader of the sex-slaver cult, Clare Bronfman, must fear she’s in trouble.

The 38-year-old Seagram’s heiress – who’s funded the criminal sex-cult, NXIVM, for almost 18 years – has retained former United States Attorney for the District of Arizona – Dennis K. Burke.

Sources say Bronfman – despite her enormous wealth and history of  ‘buying indictments’ of enemies  – may be afraid she is going to be indicted.

Sources say the FBI is aggressively investigating her role in NXIVM that has already seen cult leader Keith Raniere and actress Allison Mack arrested for sex trafficking and forced ,labor.

Bronfman participated in this as well as money laundering, wire fraud, coercion, extortion, perjury, foreign corrupt practices, tax evasion,  immigration fraud,  bulk cash smuggling, kidnapping, identity theft, and possible accessory to murder.

Can she muster enough money and political influence to buy off the Department of Justice?

Burke was an Obama appointee as United States Attorney for the District of Arizona. He was recently appointed to serve on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee (AGAC) which advises Attorney General Jeff Sessions on policy, management, and operational issues at the DOJ.

Burke was a Senior Advisor to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano during the Obama administration. These connections may help Clare get out of jail for immigration fraud.

In 2013, Burke partnered with Noah KroloffMark SullivanDavid Aguilar, John Kaites and Jerry Reinsdorf to found Global Security and Innovative Strategies.  Check their names out on Google to get an idea of Burke’s pedigree.

Burke, who was appointed US Attorney in 2009, had a brief tenure because of his involvement in a CIA – ATF cover-up operation called Fast and Furious.  On August 30, 2011, Burke resigned as US Attorney as a result of pressure being applied by Congress, in the wake of the scandal.

Project Gunrunner occurred within the ranks of the U.S. Justice Department, specifically the FBI and the ATF and resulted in investigations and multiple resignations with Burke’s resignation being the most senior of these.

Burke admitted leaking a sensitive document about federal agent John Dodson) who blew the whistle on the gunrunning operation in an attempt to cover-up for the CIA.

Burke’s attorney, Lee Stein, in a 2011 letter to DOJ’s Office of Inspector General admitted Burke provided information to a reporter who was working on stories involving Fast and Furious.

The family of slain U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry charged that Burke,  lied to them about guns found at the murder scene in an attempt to hide the weapons’ connection to the ATF’s failed Fast and Furious gun sales operation. Terry was killed in December 2010, allegedly by Mexican bandits carrying at least two AK-47 semiautomatic rifles that had been sold to criminals by the Feds as part of Fast and Furious.

Burke took the fall for the illegal and horrifying CIA operation.

Their laughable cover story was that the operation was supposedly intended to catch drug lords using illegal weapons, but the ATF lost track of 1,700 firearms. Whoops.

Everyone on the inside knew the real plan was to sell guns and drugs to raise money for the CIA and ATF outside Congressional oversight. Too bad the guns killed a fed agent or they would have gone undiscovered.

The Terry family alleged Burke lied to them saying the two weapons were not part of Fast and Furious – when, of course, they were.  The liar was caught, but he was only doing what DOJ officials do when they are in coverup mode – lie.

The family made their allegations in a “notice of claim” stating they intended to sue the ATF and the DOJ for $25 million. They called the gun-tracking operation “abominable, reckless, nonsensical.”

Which it was. But the CIA and ATF has to get money under the table somehow, so selling guns to drug lords is one fast and furious way to do it.

Burke, acting the part of a good little deep-state creature, did his best to coverup the DOJ crimes and leak to the media selected documents against the whistle blower.

In 2013, Burke was criticized by the DOJ Inspector General for an inappropriate leak to Fox news. In 2014, the Arizona Bar Association reprimanded Dennis Burke.

He should have been disbarred. He should have been criminally charged.

You would have been. Instead, he was given high honors as an advisor to the DOJ.

Like Bronfman, Dennis Burke is above the law and, therefore, represents a perfect choice for attorney for the wealthy Bronfman who intends to buy herself out of her litany of crimes – something easily done in America – depending on connections and the money to pay them.





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Frank Parlato is the founder of the FrankReport, publisher and editor-in-chief of Artvoice, The Niagara Falls Reporter, Front Page and the South Buffalo News.

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  • C. Bronfman. I rarely hate someone I don’t know. I hate her. I hate bullies. Especially obscenely rich bullies, who believe their (inherited) money makes them above the law and not subject to human decency. She has funded all this – why? So she might get laid now and again by a man so many other (ill advised) females wanted? Or simply have his ear and/or forced allegiance? No one can buy inner beauty or moral character. There are many wealthy people with consciences and good intentions. There are many people with average looks who are stunningly beautiful because of a shining soul and heart. She has proven time and time again that she is no victim, but merely an opportunistic bully. I say, rot in Hell.

  • Whoops, and i forgot the typical infamous “you’re crazy” smoke & mirrors attack on victims who are outting dirty perpetrators living their double lives in hiding behind closed doors and computer screens. When ya have nothing else on a victim or critic in attempts to discredit them, when all else fails, brainlessly & shamelessly go for the easy road of attacking THEIR psyche hahaha! So ironic but so fitting for these folks!

  • IN REPLY TO LETTUCE MAN’s attack on Frank—

    TROLL ALERT. TROLL ALERT. TROLL ALERT. For those of you not wholly familiar with the paid associated trolls & frauds club covering up & enabling nx’s deepest darkest most desperate secrets, you can easily spot them in replies on here. Here are a few tips to watch out for:
    1.) Its classic of them to twist everything around and turn the tables on any victims or critics.. i.e. accusing them of “defamation” for exercising the same exact freedom of speech and opinion they are clearly feeling free enough to demonstrate themselves (there are only 1- way streets in socio-narcissist nx land)
    2.) Also hallmark for them to use the whole “oh yeah, prove it” comeback full well knowing all the ways nx & co. ILLEGALLY obstruct, manipulate, and use fellow frauds on power trips in order to block access to MOUNTAINS of undeniable evidence behind all of their cowardly crooked, pathetic crimes of exploitation against those who couldn’t possibly defend themselves in any type of fair manner. Bottom line, they’re helpless adult bullies who require such a life of crime since they obviously have nothing else to offer the world. And surely the only way they can get their own needs met is by forcing others to do everything for them. Clearly no one would choose to be around such monsters. They’re far more transparent than they think.
    Oh, and they’re ridiculously condescending and arrogant- obvious know-it-all’s who are eager to try and correct every little thing others say while spewing endless word salad and law jargon in your face. (**Most Nx associates are experts in twisting and abusing laws and rules to meet their own criminal needs in order to continue to get away with such madness; the rest just blindly do as they’re told & mimick all they’re programmed with)
    3.) Also note such trolls and associates are also known to attack & call others trolls simply because they are speaking their truth in an effort to silence and discredit them for obvious reasons.

  • IN RESPONSE TO LETTUCE MAN—

    TROLL ALERT. TROLL ALERT. TROLL ALERT. For those of you not wholly familiar with the paid associated trolls & frauds club covering up & enabling nx’s deepest darkest most desperate secrets, you can easily spot them in replies on here. Here are a few tips to watch out for:
    1.) Its classic of them to twist everything around and turn the tables on any victims or critics.. i.e. accusing them of “defamation” for exercising the same exact freedom of speech and opinion they are clearly feeling free enough to demonstrate themselves (there are only 1- way streets in socio-narcissist nx land)
    2.) Also hallmark for them to use the whole “oh yeah, prove it” comeback full well knowing all the ways nx & co. ILLEGALLY obstruct, manipulate, and use fellow frauds on power trips in order to block access to MOUNTAINS of undeniable evidence behind all of their cowardly crooked, pathetic crimes of exploitation against those who couldn’t possibly defend themselves in any type of fair manner. Bottom line, they’re helpless adult bullies who require such a life of crime since they obviously have nothing else to offer the world. And surely the only way they can get their own needs met is by forcing others to do everything for them. Clearly no one would choose to be around such monsters. They’re far more transparent than they think.
    Oh, and they’re ridiculously condescending and arrogant- obvious know-it-all’s who are eager to try and correct every little thing others say while spewing endless word salad and law jargon in your face. (**Most Nx associates are experts in twisting and abusing laws and rules to meet their own criminal needs in order to continue to get away with such madness; the rest just blindly do as they’re told & mimick all they’re programmed with)
    3.) Also note such trolls and associates are also known to attack & call others trolls simply because they are speaking their truth in an effort to silence and discredit them for obvious reasons.

  • In response to Lettuce Man comment–
    TROLL ALERT. TROLL ALERT. TROLL ALERT. For those of you not wholly familiar with the paid associated trolls & frauds club covering up & enabling nx’s deepest darkest most desperate secrets, you can easily spot them in replies on here. Here are a few tips to watch out for:
    1.) Its classic of them to twist everything around and turn the tables on any victims or critics.. i.e. accusing them of “defamation” for exercising the same exact freedom of speech and opinion they are clearly feeling free enough to demonstrate themselves (there are only 1- way streets in socio-narcissist nx land)
    2.) Also hallmark for them to use the whole “oh yeah, prove it” comeback full well knowing all the ways nx & co. ILLEGALLY obstruct, manipulate, and use fellow frauds on power trips in order to block access to MOUNTAINS of undeniable evidence behind all of their cowardly crooked, pathetic crimes of exploitation against those who couldn’t possibly defend themselves in any type of fair manner. Bottom line, they’re helpless adult bullies who require such a life of crime since they obviously have nothing else to offer the world. And surely the only way they can get their own needs met is by forcing others to do everything for them. Clearly no one would choose to be around such monsters. They’re far more transparent than they think.
    Oh, and they’re ridiculously condescending and arrogant- obvious know-it-all’s who are eager to try and correct every little thing others say while spewing endless word salad and law jargon in your face. (**Most Nx associates are experts in twisting and abusing laws and rules to meet their own criminal needs in order to continue to get away with such madness; the rest just blindly do as they’re told & mimick all they’re programmed with)
    3.) Also note such trolls and associates are also known to attack & call others trolls simply because they are speaking their truth in an effort to silence and discredit them for obvious reasons.

  • “good little deep-state creature” Frank you have gone off the rails.

    I’m beginning to see how you ended up messing around with an egomaniac like Raniere in the first place.

    Deep-state…you make it sound like Dr. Stangelove was a catalog of real events…..

    • 74% of Americans believe that some sort of “deep state” exists and influences US politics. It’s pretty much an accepted reality for most folks.

      • Deep state: mainstream political science term that describes permanent un-elected *bureaucracies embedded within national agencies run by entrenched career employees who have the power to influence and administer policies without regard to the policy priorities of elected officials and the most importantly, without having to answer to the electorate. For example, in the U.S. the permanent National Security apparatus has, since its inception, had the ability to spy on the communication of citizens and politicians, to engineer global conflicts in order to foment war thereby forcing the executive branch to respond to the actions of its own security and intelligence operators** rather than organic geo-political conflict, or to influence economic policy in ways that circumvent congress’ authority over legislation, treaty approval, and approval of war powers. Originally used to describe Middle-Eastern/North African governments with tension between civilian elected officials and the military.
        * the Department of Justice, the IRS, the FBI, the NSA, the CIA, the Department of Defense, the Departments of Education, Commerce, Labor, Housing & Urban Development, Transportation, Treasury, Interior, Health & Human Services, the State Department, Homeland Security
        ** Bay of Pigs, Tonkin Gulf, Vietnam War, Iran/Contra, American involvement in Iraq, Libya, and Syria, the Balkan states, etc.

  • Bronfman participated in this as well as money laundering, wire fraud, coercion, extortion, perjury, foreign corrupt practices, tax evasion, immigration fraud, bulk cash smuggling, kidnapping, identity theft, and possible accessory to murder.

    In looking at this laundry list of crimes, I’m amazed that drug trafficking was not on it.
    Especially since NXIVM was so heavily involved in Mexico.

    • It’s hard to believe that she is only 38, she looks much much older. That diet and stressful lifestyle, living her adult life in this cult, has aged her and made her look really hard and haggard. Stress, anger, vengeful bitter obsessions, all of that ages one genetically as well. She seems to have that frozen look on her face in so many pictures, like she has had an emotional lobotomy. Reading so many legal filings and documents over the weekend, and going over the 2017 posts on this blog, I think SHE was the mastermind behind their illegal activities just as much as Raniere. In fact, he seems stupid and lazy compared to her drive for criminal activity. After all, her family fortune came from bootlegging and drug running, as is known far and wide, let’s be honest here.

      • I’m sorry I did not respond before but I’ve been a tad busy.

        I investigated how many calories a grown woman needs to maintain her weight.
        Approximately 2000 calories per day.
        Even losing weight a woman to stay healthy needs at least 1500 calories per day.
        Raniere’s diet of 500 to 800 calories per day is not enough by a long shot.

        In looking at photos of Clare Bronfman, the late Pam Caffritz and Allison Mack they look more like walking cadavers.
        This self-imposed anorexia can damage their hearts the same way it damaged the singer Karen Carpenter’s heart.
        Kale and cucumbers are not enough.
        According to one of the entries in the Frank Report Ms. Mack, who is 35 years old is already going through the early stages of menopause.
        That is how the female body reacts to dietary stress.

        Furthermore the fact that these women were engaging in sexual relations with Raniere, a “dude” with a harem of 57 women is a sure recipe for spreading venereal disease.

        Additionally in NXIVM’s Lord of the Flies culture these women are engaged in petty feuds with one another all competing for the attention and affection of “The Vanguard.”
        If a woman was not crazy when she went into NXIVM, she was when she came out.

        • Ukulele neck! She shouldn’t have that at her age, that comes much later in life for severely underweight society women, the ‘social xrays’ as Thomas Wolfe called them.
          Concentration camps fed prisoners something in that range, with little to no protein, which effects the brain, as it is a fatty organ and needs fats, amino acids, not sugarless gum. She wrote of cold sweats–yeah, she slammed her body into premature menopause, her endocrine system was running riot in fight or flight mode, her body getting the signal that it was starving, which of course it was. The actress from Pi that met her for dinner mentioned that India was with her, and was silent, spaced out, and enthralled with Allison–if she had stopped menstruating and her hair was falling out in her early 20s, then of course she was spaced out. There are healthier crackheads walking around the streets, than this bunch. Clare looks 20 years older.
          With compromised immune systems from starving, exposure to HPV and herpes would wreak havoc on these women. They need medical care just as much as psychiatric. Have to wonder if women prone to anorexia found the cult attractive in the first place, and were not already ripe for mental manipulation, being a personality type seeking control, self-control as well as control of others, possessing a specific type of neuroses that made them attracted to this crap in the first place. Whatever commonalities were shared, it would be interesting to have that studied, to determine who might be at risk for being indoctrinated into a totalitarian belief system that would ask them to renounce family, their own lives and careers, their bodies, their minds.

          • Anorexia is usually a disease suffered by white middle class females.
            And the elite in NXIVM under Raniere is almost exclusively white middle or upper class females.

            I mentioned the late singer Karen Carpenter who died because of her anorexia.
            Like the women of NXIVM Karen Carpenter not only dieted she also engaged in extreme exercise.
            And Karen Carpenter took pills top speed up her metabolism.
            A good biography of Karen Carpenter is “Little Girl Blue.”

            And the violinist Lindsey Stirling has been quite open about her past struggle with anorexia.
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  • In pondering the NXIVM sex cult case I began to think about a book I had recently read “Filthy Rich” by James Patterson.

    And the thought occurred to me: what if the NXIVM sex cult is a cover for an intelligence operation?
    Intelligence agencies frequently engage in “honey pot” operations that entrap diplomats, politicians and businessmen and collect incriminating information (blackmail).

    The Russians are masters of this kind of operation.
    That’s why people wonder if Putin has a tape of Donald Trump.
    US intelligence agencies have operated “brownstone operations” where bordellos in NYC are used to entrap foreign diplomats posted to the UN.
    The Israeli Mossad is not above using such honey pot operations.

    Let’s face facts: All of the attractive actresses in NXIVM are used to entrap people.

    Getting back to the book Filthy Rich.
    It tells the story of the alleged billionaire Jeffrey Epstein who was involved in a pedophile scheme involving up to 40 under-aged girls, some brought in from Eastern Europe.
    Epstein’s chief assistant in this pedophilia scheme was Ghislane Maxwell, a wealthy young heiress from Britain whose late book publisher father, Robert Maxwell, was alleged to be involved with the Israeli Mossad.

    Jeffrey Epstein’s Orgy Island in the Caribbean was a frequent gathering place for the world’s rich and powerful.
    Epstein’s mansions in New York and Florida had rooms wired for video and sound.

    When Epstein got into trouble with the FBI, his good friend Bill Clinton intervened with the DOJ.
    Clinton flew down several times to Epstein’s Orgy Island.
    Donald Trump was also known to party with Epstein back in the nineties.
    The US Attorney who negotiated Epstein’s sweetheart deal where he basically lived in a half-way house for a year was Alexander Acosta, the man who is now Trump’s Secretary of Labor.

    The idea that NXIVM’s sex cult is an intelligence operation is not so far fetched.
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    • I haven’t read that book, and Patterson usually writes fiction, but I see this is being sold as fact. Of course I’ve heard all those allegations before , but not sure how much is true.
      Howrver, I have considered before that NXIVM is a much bigger criminal organization than what is seen at first glance…as I think that is what Frank has hinted at with a number of his articles.

      Its going to be really interesting to see what skeletons are hiding in the closets once all the information is made public.

      • Most of that book is written by the co-authors who are local Palm Beach reporters.
        Patterson merely lent his name to promote the book.
        The book is factual.
        An FBI investigation found that Jeffrey Epstein abused around 40 under age girls.
        And political clout got Epstein a slap on the wrist.

  • Clare Bronfman is going to go down – she has done a stellar job incriminating herself Fast and Furiously – the dept handling the NXIVM case is Organized Crimes and Gangs – they know exactly what they are doing – NXIVM is being treated like the criminal enterprise that it is. Just watch…

  • Bronfman participated in this as well as money laundering, wire fraud, coercion, extortion, perjury, foreign corrupt practices, tax evasion, immigration fraud, bulk cash smuggling, kidnapping, identity theft, and possible accessory to murder.

    Clare Bronfman is certainly not one of the “idle rich.”
    LOL

  • I think it will be the tax fraud, hiding money, and money laundering that will bring the cult down and not the sex trafficking charges. I watched the Sarah Edmonson’s interviews on 2020 and she talks about the women all taking turns holding each other down when they were getting branded and none of them thought they could leave–they all willingly stayed in DOD to be branded after they willingly handed over damaging collateral. Sarah specifically mentions that Lauren Salzman was her best friend and that Susa gave her collateral because Lauren was now her master.

    So after the women willingly hand over the collateral, then the women are controlled by the information they handed over–can it still be called coercion/blackmail when you’ve given the blackmail material willingly? I think what happened to these women is horrifying but I don’t think KR or AM are going to be held accountable for it in a court of law. I think it’s going to be the tax evasions that’s going to be the downfall of KR and Clare and the higher ups.

    And I do wonder when the Salzmans are going to be arrested for their roles in this travesty..

  • I’m with the Terry family: this operation was “abominable, reckless, nonsensical.” So right up Clare Bronfman’s street.
    Depressing news when justice fails so completely it doesn’t just spare the perp, but allows for its promotion. May hell mend this vile attorney and his arrogant client. Why has she not been arrested already?

  • IRS does not f#ck around. Maybe Clare can get out of most of the charges, but she will have a hard time with the income tax evasion and bulk cash smuggling.

  • I doubt any politician or government official who isn’t already neck deep in this will want to touch this now. It would be like certain career suicide.
    The only ones who may come to her help are the ones who are already so deeply involved that they basically have no way out. But even those may rather want to hide than draw attention…

  • She won’t be able to escape this unscathed because of the child trafficking counts. People tend to be enraged at such activity and will not look the other way once it’s realized thats a big part of the scope of all this evil lunacy

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