Just to show readers that the financial crimes that are now being charged were no secret to the public and law enforcement, here is a reprint of JOhn Tighe’s blog for MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012
NXIVM Cult Summit on Necker Island; Atlas might have Shrugged but Raniere hid.
The meeting of the NXIVM elite that took place on Necker Island in 2010 was much like the infamous meeting of senior officials of the Nazi German regime at the Wannsee Conference, which was held in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee in opulent surrounding on January 20 1942 to plan the elimination of the Jews in the “final solution” – or the historic summit of Mafiosi from all over the United States, Canada and Italy, which took place on November 14, 1957 at the palatial New York estate of mafia boss Joseph Barbara, where leading mobsters cut up their La Cosa Nostra operations such as gambling, casinos, and narcotics among themselves. NXIVM held the Necker Island summit to conspire and organize and restructure its illegal enterprise.
All three of these meeting had many similarities. All took place in luxurious surrounding, where guests dined on and drank the finest food and wines. None of the participants at these meetings wanted their attendance to become public knowledge but, in all three cases they did and in all three there was a lot more going on than just a little socializing by old friends.
The spring of 2010 saw NXIVM in a bind. Continued negative press here and in the mainstream media had severely cut enrollment in the Capital Region. In spite of this, the increasingly paranoid and agoraphobic cult leader Keith Raniere was loath to leave the region – and was, in fact, pretty much in hiding at the time. Under these circumstances, Sara Bronfman called a conference of the leading figures of NXIVM to plot the future of the cult.
Sara picked up the phone to her old buddy Richard Branson and made arrangements for a plush conference in a beautiful surrounding. Sara was in charge of the exclusive guest list which included Nancy Salzman and Jim Del Negro as Keith Raniere’s personal emissaries.
Clare Bronfman named herself Chief of Operations. The failed equestrian is also in charge of most of NXIVM’s charitable trusts; I will have much more on that later this week.
Rounding out the board, we have former Keith Raniere sex toy, Lauren Salzman named as Chairman of Education. Described as one of the leading authorities in Rational Inquiry, she is said to have been presented to Keith Raniere as a sexual gift by her mother, cult priestess Nancy Salzman.
And finally, Karen Unterreiner was named Executive of Humanities. Unterreiner, the aging grand dame of NXIVM, is perhaps one of Raniere’s must loyal toadies. She would prefer to die than betray her guru.
Well, once the board was hashed out and hurt feelings stroked, about who was in and who was out, the attendees began to plot the massive logistics of moving massive amounts of money around the globe to avoid taxation.
NXIVM had been using an inefficient method of transferring large amounts of cash across the border into the US. The Mexican operation is almost always conducted in cash and in US$. The money, once across the border, was then simply sent by mail to a series of PO boxes in the capital region….
Participants, having set up their new power structure and with new money laundering ideas being batted around, went back home to preach to the masses, the very rich masses or young masses that is.
And what about Necker Island you ask? Well the great house where many of these pictures were taken burnt to the ground