Clare Bronfman’s lawyer did not attend my last court hearing

She's been skiing high wide and handsome for many a year. But the worm has turned.

By Frank Parlato

For the record – after appearing at my previous court hearings in the Western District of New York, Clare Bronfman’s attorney, Andrea K. DiLuglio of Woods Oviatt Gilman, did not attend my last court appearance on June 22.

She was there right through until June 7, 2018.

DiLuglio is with the same law firm as longtime Bronfman lead attorney William Savino.

DiLugio would not speak at the hearings. She would just sit in the audience and take notes.

The only difference between the June 7 and June 22 hearings I can immediately point out is that in between – on June 12 in Brooklyn at Keith Raniere’s bail hearing – the Eastern District of NY AUSA Moira Penza made it pretty clear she was going to indict Clare Bronfman.

And at my June 22 court hearing, Savino’s colleague was nowhere to be found.


Many are my memories of Bronfman and her attempts to destory me.

I recall that back in 2015, one of my attorneys, Dennis Vacco, met with then-Assistant US Attorney Anthony Bruce.  Bruce later led a grand jury to indict me on Bronfman-Raniere charges, after which he promptly retired.

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Andrea DiLuglio stopped coming to my court hearings. Did Bronfman tell her not to come any more – now that Clare is on her way to court and eventually prison?

Back then, prior to my indictment, AUSA Bruce said to my lawyer, “Your client stole from the Bronfmans. Clare will make a good witness. She presents herself well. She’s a fine young lady. And a victim too.”

My attorney said, “Your witness is in a cult.”

Bruce: “If you say she’s in cult – I know this young lady – she’ll come right over and slap your face.”

My attorney: ” I hope she does slap my face — in front of the jury.”


Throughout the four or five years the DOJ investigated me prior to indicting me, there is ample evidence that AUSA Bruce worked closely with Bronfman attorney Savino.

On August 20, 2015, Bruce told one of my attorneys, James Milbrand, that “Bill Savino wants the Bronfman’s included in the indictment, not that this office (DOJ) necessarily does what Bill Savino tells us to do.”

Savino and Bruce knew each other well. Both are adjunct professors at UB Law School. Raniere is known to incentivize people if they procure indictments against enemies.  Bruce led a grand jury to do just what Savino wanted him to do – indict me on Bronfman charges — that I defrauded them out of one million dollars.

It may have brought joy to Savino when I was indicted. His career at the time was said to be uncertain. He may have been very dependent on Bronfman cash.

How much – if anything – Savino was paid for my indictment is anyone’s guess. Whether he shared his sudden fortune with others is not known.

Ultimately the government – after Bruce retired – dropped the Bronfman charges.


For many a year, Bronfman continued to spend money trying to destroy me.  Up until my court appearance on June 7, 2018, Bronfman sent an attorney from Savino’s office to monitor every hearing in my case.

At my June 22 court hearing, no one attended on behalf of Clare.  Perhaps she was mustering resources for her own upcoming indictment. Perhaps, Bill Savino is now concerned that, like other attorneys who have previously represented Clare and the NXIVM cult, he is now being looked at by the Feds.


It is always the case – even if the smartest man did not know it – that when we go to dig another’s grave, we should always dig for two.

Ask Clare.


Clare Bronfman (r) with one of her attorneys, William F. Savino, frequent collaborators on the infliction of joy.
Clare Bronfman (ctr.) with one of her armies of attorneys. Bob Crocket 2nd from right.
The Dalai Lama appears onstage with Clare and Sara Bronfman.
An angel of piety – in the midst of a dozen lawsuits – perjuring herself all the way, innocent Clare Bronfman third from left, sits on stage with The Dalai Lama as he speaks about compassion. Clare’s sister, Sara, sits next to her.



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Frank Parlato is an investigative journalist.

His work has been cited in hundreds of news outlets, like The New York Times, The Daily Mail, VICE News, CBS News, Fox News, New York Post, New York Daily News, Oxygen, Rolling Stone, People Magazine, The Sun, The Times of London, CBS Inside Edition, among many others in all five continents.

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.

Parlato has been prominently featured on HBO’s docuseries “The Vow” and was the lead investigator and coordinating producer for Investigation Discovery’s “The Lost Women of NXIVM.” Parlato was also credited in the Starz docuseries "Seduced" for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

Additionally, Parlato’s coverage of the group OneTaste, starting in 2018, helped spark an FBI investigation, which led to indictments of two of its leaders in 2023.

Parlato appeared on the Nancy Grace Show, Beyond the Headlines with Gretchen Carlson, Dr. Oz, American Greed, Dateline NBC, and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, where Parlato conducted the first-ever interview with Keith Raniere after his arrest. This was ironic, as many credit Parlato as one of the primary architects of his arrest and the cratering of the cult he founded.

Parlato is a consulting producer and appears in TNT's The Heiress and the Sex Cult, which premiered on May 22, 2022. Most recently, he consulted and appeared on Tubi's "Branded and Brainwashed: Inside NXIVM," which aired January, 2023.

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