Michael Sullivan – current attorney for Nancy Salzman [formerly Keith Raniere’s attorney.]
Nancy Salzman has retained legal heavyweight Michael Sullivan, a former Massachusetts U.S. attorney who now practices in former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft’s law firm. Criminal charges against her are expected soon.
Readers may recall the name of Michael Sullivan from Keith Raniere’s bail package. Sullivan was the one who called the wrong US Attorney [Northern District of NY] in March – only to be told there was no investigation going on against Raniere.
He called the wrong district – despite there being plenty of media reports that the investigation was being conducted by the DOJ in the Eastern District of NY. Bad mistake.
In any event, when Raniere was charged by the Eastern District a few days later, he retained other attorneys.
Now Frank Report has learned that Sullivan has emerged again – this time as Nancy Salzman’s attorney.
He is working with her to fight the EDNY DOJ’s civil action to seize Raniere’s notorious sex lair on 8 Hale Drive. She claims it belongs to her.
1. Claimants [Salzman and her company, Executive Housing & Properties, Inc., hold legal title and/or beneficial ownership of the real property and premises located at 8 Hale Drive, Halfmoon New York 12065…
2. … title of the Hale Drive Property is held by Executive Housing & Properties, Inc., a domestic business corporation registered in the state of New York in 2004. … Nancy Salzman is listed as the chief executive officer of that entity, which was dissolved by proclamation in 2009….
3. This ownership information is consistent with a search of state of New York corporate records and Saratoga County land and tax records….
4. I, Claimant, Nancy Salzman, after having been duly sworn under oath, hereby declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America, that the foregoing is true and correct and I hereby declare under penalty of perjury that my claim and that of Executive Housing & Properties, Inc., to this property are not frivolous and are made in good faith.
Salzman is going to fight the seizure of her property – his sex lair. She may also be fighting more serious charges soon. Indictments are expected within a month. She may be one of those indicted.
She has now retained a high powered attorney – – much more high powered than what is needed to fight a simple civil forfeiture proceeding on a condo worth not more than $200,000. If Salzman is charged criminally – it is expected her legal fees will be easily over one million. Where is she getting the money? When her own private residence was raided in March, the FBI removed more than $500,000 in cash from the premises.
Is Clare Bronfman paying for Salzman’s attorney? Is there an irrevocable trust? This does not bode well for Salzman – for if Bronfman is paying for her attorney – as she is paying for Raniere’s attorneys – as was admitted in recent court proceedings – it means Salzman is sticking with Vanguard – and not working on taking a plea deal.
[As of the last court hearing, AUSA Moira Penza told the court that Allison Mack’s attorneys were not working with her office on a plea deal. Bronfman may be paying for Mack’s attorneys too.]
In any event, Clare Bronfman has retained former US Attorney Dennis Burke – a Democrat and Obama appointee.
Now Salzman has retained former US Attorney Michael Sullivan [he was also Acting-Director of the ATF] – a Republican and Bush appointee.
[They got the former head of the secret service to supervise Raniere’s security – if the bail package had been approved – but it wasn’t.]
On top of that Sullivan is with John Ashcroft’s law firm – Ashcroft was big time Republican appointed to the top spot in the DOJ. He was once the boss of most of the senior prosecutors at the EDNY DOJ .
So NXIVM – with Bronfman millions – is covering both sides of the political aisle. Funny – Bronfman-Raniere used to pay for indictments.
How the worm has turned. Now they are paying not to be indicted.
Ha, Ha Ha…