Breaking News: Judge denies Clare’s motion – her home detention continues – no free association for Legatus

The judge has ruled. Clare Bronfman has lost.

This right form the courtroom correspondent: “Home detention continues; non-association continues.  She lost.”

Yes, Legatus, the evil commander of NXIVM and its chief harasser, lost. She tried to get her bail conditions modified so she could roam freely in Manhattan and be able to meet with hundreds of NXIVM members. But the judge decided she must remain confined to her luxury apartment in Manhattan – and wear an ankle monitor to track her movements.

We will have more on the subject later.

For the record, Legatus will be at home and unable to harass, intimidate or destroy any lives – other than the ones she has already destroyed.

Isn’t it lovely when just for once money can’t buy an heiress justice?


Judge Nicholas Garaufis denied the motion from Clare Bronfman’s lawyers requesting she be allowed to end her home detention and roam in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn, from the hours of 6 am to 8 pm.

The judge said, he might “as well be offering a chance for a person to see the world.”

Bronfman’s lawyer, Susan Necheles, said Clare was getting restless in the apartment, especially since she’s used to “running, jogging, and exercising.”

The skinny NXIVM leader, who consumes only 800 calories per day, normally jogs some 30 miles per week.

Judge Garaufis said he would reconsider the motion in a few months but in the meantime would consider allowing Clare to get  a “fitness center membership” where she’d be allowed out a few times per week.

Necheles said Clare visited her attorneys in their office without running away and it would be nice if she could have gone with them to a restaurant.

Garaufis suggested they simply order in lunch from a “nice restaurant” when she visits lawyers.

“She eats much more carefully than I do,” said Necheles referring to Bronfman’s 800 calorie per day Raniere/DOS diet.

“Then order carefully,” Judge Garaufis replied.

Judge Garaufis also ruled that Bronfman must stay away from anyone related to NXIVM.

Necheles argued that every one of her friends are NXIVM members.

The Judge said “All she has to do is call her old friends from Dalton or wherever she went to high school.”

[The judge may not know that she never graduated from high school.]

Assistant US Attorney Moira Penza said that all NXIVM members on the Stripe Path might be “un-indicted co-conspirators” and possible witnesses.

The Judge did not rule on whether Bronfman can associate with her bookkeeper [believed to be Michelle ‘Shelly’ Tarzia] who is expected to be a witness against her.

Clare, along with the other defendants – NXIVM founder Keith Alan Raniere, NXIVM president Nancy Salzman, NXIVM Vice President in Charge of Education Lauren Salzman, DOS leader Allison Mack, and hapless fall girl, low level bookkeeper Kathy Russell are all due back in court Sept. 13.

Jury selection for the trial is scheduled for January – although the trial may very well be postponed due to more superseding indictments.

Ah, poor Legatus. Allison Mack is allowed to go out for work, school, church and volunteering for whatever…. and Clare is stuck at home – with an empty refrigerator and a stair-master.

Clare – almost fashionably dressed – leaves court today- to head right home – where she is confined 24/7 except when she goes to court or meets with lawyers.

The little lady, who filed so many false criminal complaints against innocent people – enemies of Keith Raniere – is enjoying her just reward.

As she tried to imprison innocent people – to fulfill her master’s demands – she now heads there in their stead – along with her Vanguard.

Yes, prison looms large as her long term future.


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  • This is great.. the judge should have told her to get a treadmill haha!! Claire will never Escape her Shadow State existence. It is nice to see the wheels of Justice finally turning on her. She has lied and manipulated the system for so long and terrorized so many… It is her turn for comeuppance !

  • Ok, let’s cut the crap…she is “incarcerated” in a luxury apartment. She has money to bring in a personal trainer, a private chef, etc.

    “Midnight Express” this aint.

  • “A genuine psychic and astrologer”–was it Theresa Caputo? Chip Coffey? Jon Edwards?

    I look forward to the day Moira Penza kicks the Raniere/Bronfman crime syndicate’s butts in court 🙂

  • “Then order carefully,” Judge Garaufis replied.

    Judge Garauifis is beyond hardcore and my new personal hero. He is not taking any of Clare’s crap or that of her lawyer and he is actually forcing Clare to be held accountable for probably the first time in her life.

    A banner day for justice.

  • Assistant US Attorney Moira Penza said that all NXIVM members on the Stripe Path might be “un-indicted co-conspirators” and possible witnesses.

    Since many of these NXIVM elite are females, is this part of Allison Mack’s female empowerment?
    Empower women by turning them into gangsters and racketeers?

    • Another Shadowy day, alternatively commenting on EVERY Frank Report post (as an Expert, of course), watching Smallville reruns, and of course, spanking that Mack monkey. If I had the time (i.e. no job, no wife, no friends) (sound familiar?) I would create a time line which shows that you have been glued to your keyboard for the last 8 months or so. And based on what others have related concerning your Mack/ Kreuk obsession, probably longer than that. Sad.

        • Shadowstate, you grasp of logic is rather tenuous. By pointing out that you have virtually NO LIFE (as proven by your response to my post in six minutes), and that you have a tremendously unhealthy love/hate obsession with a woman who is half your age and apparently constantly rebuffed you, does not mean that I in any way defend Raniere & Co. If anything, I am hoping that the folks over by Cadman Plaza in Kings County (you can do your Wikipedia thing, I pass this location every day on the way to work) cast a wider net and indict some of the Vancouver wing of the Raniere crime family.

          • Unless Vancouverites in the NXIVM cult commit acts within the Eastern District of New York it will be difficult to indict them in this case.
            The only Vancouverite who might have committed acts in Brooklyn is Nicki Clyne, aka Mrs. Allison Mack.
            And if you want to psychoanalyze someone , use Ms. Mack as your subject.
            A woman who chucked away everything for a rather ignorant swindler and pervert who sexually abuses children and then preaches female empowerment.
            Allison Mack’s ignorance and hypocrisy are astounding

  • When KR spelled his company with the old Roman “V” in place of the “U” in NXIUM…maybe he also should have changed Vanguard to the Roman “Caesar” which is more apt since it means “hairy.”

    • The Romans did not distinguish between V an U in writing. You have to know that from context.

      Same like the ‘you’. How does one know whether it is singular or plural?

  • I’m so relieved. I stayed away from The Frank Report until now, and away from other news as well. I just didn’t want to know yet that Clare had been granted her request. She assumed she would be given it. I know she did. Her attorney also seemed to assume it. And, I assumed it. But, last night I prayed that she would be held to a higher power than her money could buy and for the Judge to be moved by that power. God heard my prayer, I like to believe this.

  • When will Jim del negro be arrested. He was the worst of the bunch. The mini Vantard. Second man in command. A rapist, sadistic, drunk using hypnotism and lies to manipulate hundreds if not thousands of young people. To join so he and Vantard could share the women.

    • Apparently Vantard cut Jimmy and Shadowstate out of the pie. Particularly Allie’s, Nicki’s and India’s pies to be exact.

    • While I am as disappointed in Jim as anybody outside NXIVM that knows / knew him, it does nobody a service to make the ludicrous accusation of rapist.

      He is so ridiculously soy boy, I am amazed he can even achieve an erection.

      His big pickup line is how he isn’t really supposed to date within the organization because it wouldn’t be ethical, so he can only date other coaches and technically not anyone who is lower rank than him.

      The woman is then supposed to want him so much more because she can’t have him. Clearly, it hasn’t panned out all that well for him since he ended up just settling for Keith Raniere’s sloppy seconds with Esther.

  • To be clear I consulted with a genuine Psychic and an astoroliger and What She said/predicted was Moira Kim Penza has an already deep attraction for Keith and she is gradually falling in love with him. This is why she dresses up for him in the Court with her white pants and her high heels. And long hair. The prediction was this. she is ultimately going to make history by fighting for his freedom seeking to her the charges dismissed and fighting against the corrupt prosecutors and corrupt FBI agent Michael LEVER who doesn’t scare any of us. No way. And then Moira Gets so much press and honor that she becomes Us Attorney General and lesrns the tech and a new justice comes over the land.

  • A day that shall live in infamy! This should help to restore Clare’s faith in the U.S. justice system which, had she any to begin with, might have prevented her from the untold crimes she committed her ill-gained millions to, to destroy the lives of anyone who crossed or failed to please her master Vangurd — including her own!

  • Clare – I love your elephant scarf, but you made one big mistake with the scarf:. The elephant trunks should all be up for good luck. You jinxed yourself with the mixed trunks.

  • Frank I love you!❤️ You are my new hero! I just started reading CATHERINE Oxenberg’s book and it is clear she loves you too! I love the part about you. It is obvious without you she would not been able to carry on and I know she has a deep affection and gratitude for you. That was a holy moment in the rain when you guys connected after you told her about killing snakes as a boy. She talks about the archangel MICHAEL, well I think he was right there making you and has been by your side! You are the incredible snake killer! I never put someone on a pedestal but let me say I admire the hell out of you! I saw that satisfaction on your face when the vice reporter interviewed you. I have laughed out loud and cried reading and seeing you. Even that reporter smiled. She liked you too. And you said I put him in prison! Yes you did Cher! (Love) Yes, you did! That evil bastard hopefully will rot there. I heard he got his arm broken. Wonder if those inmates dislike him as much as we do! I bet he tried his BS on them and he got some prison justice. Fingers crossed! I hope all the hell they have put you through will be at an end and your name will be cleared. Please take care of yourself. I wish I had a FRANK IN MY LIFE. I need one as I just lost my mother and need your dogged research, strength, and fight to fight the people that did that to her. I have a favorite word called RACHE which means a RECKONING which is a righteous justice and I pray you and Catherine the GREAT and all those harmed by this evil vicious cult will receive your full RACHE. I pray I get mine too. Much love to you! You rock. Send my best to Catherine the Great. Hope her daughter will be able to get the help,she needs those chains and heal. If only we could end Scientology too and other cults! Te Adoro! I adore you! 💜🎶🎹☮️✝️ Trishibebe

    • Thank you for the on-point enthusiasm. Suggestion – Also do some checking on Toni Natalie, possibly the first defiant crusader. She has a major New York attitude – so KR is outmatched hands down!

  • Necheles is doing things that are openly juvenile, vain and antagonistic towards the court, in my opinion.

    She’s drafting her requests — and responding to the judge’s questions — in a manner that suggests she thinks her client is guilty of a parking infraction. lol

    If Necheles had carefully drafted a request asking for much less than total freedom to roam the city while speaking to anybody she wants, then she may have had a better chance. However, instead of being reasonable, she asked for the mother load and didn’t even really say ‘please’.

    She just insinuates that it’s laughable that anybody wouldn’t trust Clare Bear not to run (and that eating at nice restaurants is a luxury her client is having trouble doing without).

    Clare could be in prison. But instead of being grateful for her relative freedom, she’s whining like a selfish little b*tch.

    Her arguments sound as if they’re designed to be heard by somebody without a brain. She sounds as though she lacks enough common sense to know how absurd some of her arguments will sound to other people.

    Her restaurant argument was incredibly vain sounding — since she’s basically saying that Clare finds it inconvenient that she cannot dine in 5 star restaurants for a few months.

    I don’t think the gravity of Clare’s situation has really hit her yet.

    She should be doing cartwheels about not being locked up in prison right now.

    If she can’t handle living in a huge penthouse and ordering take out from 5 star restaurants, then how the hell is she going to handle actual prison after she’s convicted? I think this fact alone should convince the judge that Clare will become much more of a flight risk as the trial date nears — and her eventual conviction/incarceration date draws ever closer.

  • Bad day for honesty. Clare has not been proven guilty of anything. But where is innocent until proven guilty? The judge should be removed from the bench and the prosecutor is a demon on her tall high heels. She thinks she is hot stuff but like all women she is desirous of Keith and probably is beginning to realize it. #Clare will be freed!

    • The female US Attorney prosecuting NXIVM is “desirous of Keith” ?

      WTF ?

      The bud is pretty good here, but Pea clearly has a source of truly primo stuff !

      • I haven’t written any of these, not even the one with my name.

        I’m glad the judge had the common sense to not grant Clare her requests. I loved his comment about how to order lunch…😁

        Pea Onyu, I’m a bit skeptical, though, about your comment that all women are desirous of Keith. He’s definitely not my type, but maybe there are some women who find a short, cross-eyed wimp with an out-dated hairstyle to be attractive.

    • The prosecutor has no doubt learned of the diet Keith had women on and the branding he demanded. Seriously doubt Keith is going to get too far inside her head from his jail cell.

    • Scott Johnson has his own corner. You should have your own too. We could it Pee’s Urinal or Pee’s Toilet in honor of all the crap that comes out your mouth Lauren/Nancy/Nicky/Clare.

      When are you starting your boycott?

  • So what exactly is a LEGATUS? From Wikipedia…

    A legatus (anglicized as legate) was a high ranking Roman military officer in the Roman Army, equivalent to a modern high ranking general officer. Initially used to delegate power, the term became formalized under Augustus as the officer in command of a legion.

    After the Roman Republic, all control from the Senate shifted to the Emperor, making him the most powerful person in Rome. The Legatus Legionis would delegate duties to his command staff, which then would carry out his tasks. The Legatus is the most respected military officer in Rome.

    A legatus legionis could order capital punishment. A legatus was entitled to twelve lictors who carried out punishments with fasces (bundled rods).

  • Assistant US Attorney Moira Penza said that all NXIVM members on the Stripe Path might be “un-indicted co-conspirators” and possible witnesses.


    That makes NXIVM the exact same as a street gang only it consists mainly of white upper and middle class women.

  • Awww…look on the bright side, Legatardus…it would be really tough to jog while wearing an ankle monitor…

  • The justice system is on a roll today!!! Me and my big bro Shadowstate are going to Hooters to celebrate! Y’all are welcome to join in!

  • Thank God. A decision not to extend an already most generous set of bail conditions, to include the right to potentially harass/compromise a witness for the prosecution.

  • Very good news, indeed. She could have and would have done some major damage roaming free and associating with the remaining NXIVM crowd. Witness tampering and intimidation would have been at the top of her to-do list. Apparently the Judge recognized that.

    However it bites that she has a luxury apartment to in which to stew.

    • “in which to stew”, not “to in which to stew” – sorry. Typo City. Glad Scott’s not here to lambast me! 🙂

  • Finally some good news!

    Clare is going to have a very tough time beating the tax evasion and conspiracy to commit tax evasion charges that are upcoming.

    By paying off Keith’s credit card (in Pam’s name), Clare is giving payments to Keith. Even if they are gifts, they have to be reported.

    In breaking news, Paul Manafort just convicted for tax evasion and failure to file foreign back account information.

    Sounds like a preview of coming attractions for Clare.

  • Gee, I’m sorry, what was it again that Susan Necheles was saying about courts consistently ruling in Bronfman’s favour ?

    Oh, the Schadenfreude is strong.

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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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