Warning: Don’t go back to your home; apologize to Carlos Salinas and tell him you’ll stop writing about him

Is Carlos Salinas funding the Trust?

In the last few days, I received a number of emails and calls from several strangers ostensibly seeking to learn about NXIVM and wanting to know when I would be back in Western New York.  They might be honest actors who want genuine information about NXIVM and are just curious about my whereabouts.

I also have received a message [below] from a person who was once connected to NXIVM [not as a member] and witnessed criminal activities.

This person seems to think that my stories about Carlos Salinas, and his son, Emiliano, – and their potential connection to the drug cartels and the assistance in America that they might be receiving by certain members of the so-called Arizona Mafia – might lead me past a point of no return.

Others have said the same thing and it is a fact that Jeff Peterson, a former member of the Arizona Mafia, and a well known businessman, believes his life is in danger, has publicly stated it, and says he is in hiding because Carlos Salinas may attempt to assassinate him.

if any of this is true – and not paranoia or exaggerated conspiracy theories – then these folks in Mexico [and maybe Arizona] might kill those they perceive as a threat – and some people think I could be considered a threat.

I am not in a position to judge such things. I simply plan to continue to be a journalist uncovering that which is of interest to me.  At this point, I really do not think I am in any danger, but there is no harm in accurately reporting warnings and threats – if, for no other reason than these things are part of the elements of investigative reporting.  Being threatened and warned is part of this  endeavor.

In Mexico, it is a fact – journalists die.  Whether it is true in the US is another matter.

Here is the warning I got today. The images below were also sent by the same individual.



I would seriously think about writing an article. Just to maybe appease and suppress. Saying that you will no longer be writing things against anyone or any group other then the NXIVM top ranking members.  And embellish it. Perhaps even making an apology.  And saying that you got astray from your initial goal of destroying the people who tried to destroy you. And will continue in the future to not get involved in other issues that might be linked but not directly from the top members of NXIVM.

You know how to word it. Please listen to me. And then they would have the last LAUGH.

I would also relocate to a different location. And have that location totally private. With no links to you. You can turn utilities on in someone else’s name. And rent it out in another’s name. Yes, you are the winner. But that could easily be switched. And you become a victim. We’re talking a group who don’t CARE if you live or die.

Also lose your phone. As it can easily be tracked. Only call anyone with the number being blocked EVERY TIME.  Protect your self. It’s nothing for the cartels to put a hit on you. Please do this. I’m looking out for you. It’s time maybe to move to [redacted]. Get a nice crib. Not in your name.  And burner phone.  Please LISTEN.

They are affiliated with the Guzman cartel. He’s in jail. But still runs everything. Where they just found 200 tons of meth. They would THINK of nothing. Put someone in charge of your security.  And become invisible. Every detail. With fake addresses in Cali.  Your home and utilities.

Plus even NXIVM could put a hit on u. I wouldn’t put it past them . They’re nuts. And the members are furious. Don’t go back to your house again. Better to be safe then sorry. Take precautions.  Don’t let your balls blind u.



To answer the above warning – my response is: I will keep my present phone etc. and remain easy to find. I answer my phone and it is published on this website [716-990-5740].

I will also likely be in Western New York soon and if anyone wants to find me before that, it will not be too difficult.  I am also a generally welcoming guy to strangers, but should someone desire ill of me, they may get a venomous reception.

As for Keith Raniere, if he ever had wanted to do so, he missed his chance to do me bodily harm. As I have pointed out to those who wonder why he hasn’t done something violent to me –  he should have done this well before the New York Times story came out.  He was depending on the Department of Justice, Western District of New York, to put me away. To do his work for him. Sadly for him, their case fell apart.

Now he is in lockup, and while he may wish me dead, it might be difficult for him to execute it now.

As for Carlos Salinas – with his son under intense investigation by the DOJ Eastern District – a move against me now might potentially backfire. Especially now that it is on the record.

That said, I do not wish to make this sound even grandiose or heroic. I do not want to exaggerate the risks – which I rate very low. {I had a TV journalist living in the US who worked for one of the largest Mexican news stations beg me to keep his identity secret or that Carlos Salinas might kill him. I agreed.]

So, on the odd chance that these threats and warnings should be heeded, it is better to have a public record of it.

Other than that – let us all wish Vanguard a most happy birthday. May his wishes not come true.

Later today, I hope to write a little about how he spent his day in the Metropolitan Detention Center and contrast that to how he spent past birthdays.

It might be instructive for those who follow Vanguard, the man who liked to brand, starve, sleep-deprive and blackmail women.






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  • Caute – Frank, change up your daily patterns, keep company, make arrangements to guard your sleep and carry on as you were. This harassment just proves how effective you are. God bless you.

  • I wouldn’t be surprised if you sent yourself that email. Trying desperately to paint yourself as a victim when the truth is you will probably wind up in prison and the world will be better for it.

  • First time visitor…. a QANON follower. While I’m interested in this story and believe it’s important, please don’t be arrogant and stupid. Be safe and take precautions. Report the story anonymously. I’m sure there are federal resources (white hats) already pursuing these EVIL creatures. Praying for your safety.

  • Frank, I’m assuming you are also a key witness in addition to being a journalist. And, yes, journalists are assassinated in America – Breitbart, for example, is one of those fallen journalists. If NXIVM is properly prosecuted, the guilty go beyond those who are already charged and who are better known in American politics – IF they fear exposure emanating from this current case then those who are investigative journalists will be under threat. Please be careful, get a CCW if you don’t already have one, please hire an at least part time armed guard. You are too valuable to lose.

  • I’m Mexican and Salinas is responsible for many crimes in Mexico he is also the reason many Mexicans leaving Mexico.
    Salinas and slim are the same criminals
    they are worst then any drug lord.

  • Frank – Please take reasonable steps to take care of yourself. You have done a great service but so did John Tighe, and look what happened to him. It was mild in comparison to what could happen now, considering much more is at stake.

  • You’ve done amazing work, but please do be careful. Seems you’ve kicked the proverbial hornet’s nest and we want you to stay safe.

  • My family just asked me to have the post I just wrote removed. It’s up to you but it would be appreciated. I stand by what I said but I have no wish to cause problems for others. Thank you for your consideration. Heather

  • Frank, I like the sound of venomous surprise, but do not take these threats lightly please. The criminal element of Mexico is trying to turn America into a wasteland and with the help of ignorant and greedy Americans who seem to have forgotten all about the cartels in their false concern for the illegal immigrant children whom are being put in dangers decent parents would never consider, the stories are out there. Just like the stories about innocent Americans dying at the hands and cars of illegals, these immigrant children are being raped and their families threatened with deportation if they tell, also a current story in Texas. Mexico fix your own fucking country, it’s a privalige to immigrate to the US. It is not our responsibility to fix your mess. We don’t owe you anything but some long jail sentences. Times are changing, were no longer willing to sit back and become you, no matter what our corrupt fake news teams put out. Fuck Emiliano Salinas Ocelli and his entire disgusting family. What kind of father raises a person like that? And who thought it was smart to produce more little Salinas’s for them to raise. We will build our wall and except for those we invite to spend time in American cells for crimes against America your free ride here is over. And ignorant Democrats who think open borders are so great why don’t you immigrate to Mexico? I’m sure they will make room for you and it’s safe- right?

  • Not for nothing but if Adolf Hitler had been smothered in his crib would the world not be a better place ? I’m not advocating violence but if Carlos Salinas has acted sooner none of the evil that now besets us could be happening now. Now I don’t say do violence. Vanguard spoke against it. But if it should befall someone because of their terrible Karma I ask you whose fault is it ?

    • If only Vanguard had been smothered in his crib… Then again, at least he is finally getting to enjoy some of that lovely karma on his birthday. Hahahahaha!!

    • People like yours. Misplaced, blind adulation and bad Karma go a long way. Vanguard “spoke” against violence, but did it, you fool. Or do you deny that?

        • Frank I did it again, my Dr calls it chemo brain, karma is for Pea Onyu, he or she is obviously playing here and I shouldn’t bother responding but pea you are advocating violence , and in doing so you are saying that you also believe Carlos Salinas is a criminal capable of murder. You probably should be careful what you say.

  • Frank, please keep up the good work. You’ve done a phenomenal job in taking apart the Bronfman-Raniere crime organization!

    Onward and Upward…

  • Please share all such threats with the FBI, Frank. I appreciate your stance, and agree with most of it, but I’ll still be praying for your safety.

About the Author

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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