Lauren Salzman gets 3rd Arizona lawyer – bringing the total NXIVM lawyer defense team to 22

DOS slave Lauren Salzman has been branded.

Call it Executive Success For Lawyers. There are now 22 of them.

Lauren Salzman has just added team a third lawyer to her legal defense – also from Arizona – to defend her in Brooklyn on federal racketeering charges in connection with her long association with NXIVM.

Her newest attorney is Andrea S. Tazioli.

Like Salzman’s other two lawyers, Tazioli is with the Phoenix, Arizona law firm of Quarles & Brady.

According to the firm’s website, Tazioli “practices in the areas of White Collar Crime, Government/Internal Investigations and Commercial Litigation. Andrea has significant trial experience and litigation experience in both Federal and State courts. She has defended numerous individuals and corporations charged with white collar and non-white collar offenses. Andrea’s recent experience includes the defense of individuals and corporations charged with: Computer Tampering, Fraud; Telemarketing offenses, Drug Offenses; Sex Offenses; Aggravated Assault; Homicide; Domestic Violence Offenses; DUI offenses; and property crimes. She also represents juveniles charged with misdemeanor and felony offenses.

“As a result of her defense work, Andrea has assisted individuals, health care companies, tribal entities, and corporate entities with numerous government/internal investigations conducted by state and federal agencies. Her recent experience in government/internal investigations encompasses allegations of financial fraud, health care fraud, SEC violations, environmental violations, immigration violations, and criminal misconduct.

“In the commercial litigation context, Andrea assists numerous corporations with the defense of civil forfeiture matters arising from criminal misconduct. She represents corporations and its respective officers in obtaining injunctive relief. Andrea also has significant experience representing individuals and businesses who are victims of criminal offenses.”

The question continues to intrigue observers of the NXIVM case: Who is paying for all these lawyers?

There are now 22 top flight lawyers arrayed to represent the six defendants. While Lauren may have made a decent annual income – as the number three highest ranking member of NXIVM – she is not known to have any savings.

How can she afford her representation which is likely to be upwards of $100,000 – bare minimum – just for the retainer?

It’s the same with her mother, Nancy, and the hapless bookkeeper and patsy Kathy Russell. And not to mention Old Softy himself, Keith Alan Raniere – who has 5 lawyers – and who wrote on his financial affidavit for Pretrial Supervision that he had no assets whatsoever.

Everyone rather suspects that the Bronfman sisters – Clare and Sara – are footing the bill for all these attorneys – and, consequently, are having some say in the outcomes.

The fact that Lauren, who has been tied into bulk cash smuggling by the Frank Report, has lawyers from Arizona -where the Salinas crime organization has a great deal of influence – is intriguing.

I am not impugning – even remotely – that the attorneys for Salzman are not honest attorneys – but one has to wonder how she happened to select Arizona lawyers and not NYC lawyers familiar with the local rules.

Tazioli had to make a special request from the court to be admitted to appear in this case in NY.

Here is the list of lawyers currently on the case:

Keith Alan Raniere
1. Marc Agnifilo – Brafman & Associates, P.C.
2. Paul DerOhannesian II – DerOhannesian & DerOhannesian
3. Danielle R. Smith – DerOhannesian & DerOhannesian
4. Jacob Kaplan – Brafman & Associates, P.C.
5. Teny R. Geragos – Brafman & Associates, P.C.
6. Brian Poe – Fort Worth, TX

Allison Mack
7. Steven Kobre Kobre & Kim LLC
8. William F. McGovern Kobre & Kim LLC
9. Sean S. Buckley – Kobre & Kim LLC

Clare Bronfman
10. Dennis Burke –Ballard Spahr
11. Susan R. Necheles – Hafetz & Necheles LLP
12. Kathleen E. Cassidy – Hafetz & Necheles LLP
13. Gedalia Stern – Hafetz & Necheles LLP
14. William Savino

Nancy Salzman A/K/A Prefect
15. Michael J. Sullivan – Ashcroft Group
16. David Stern Franklin Rothman, Schneider, Soloway and Stern
17. Robert Soloway p Franklin Rothman, Schneider, Soloway and Stern

Lauren Salzman
18. Hector J. Diaz – Quarles & Brady, LLP
19. James L. Burke – Quarles & Brady

20. Andrea S. Tazioli

Kathy Russell
21. Justine Harris
22. Amanda Ravich


Bonus lawyers who are just waiting for their clients to get indicted

Dr. Brandon Porter and Dr. Danielle Roberts
23. Michael S. Kelton – Abrams Fensterman

Nicki Clyne
24. Edward Sapone – Sapone & Petrillo


Thus far, the Prosecution has assigned four attorneys to the case:
   – Richard P. Donoghue – U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York
   – Moira K. Penza – AUSA (Criminal Division)
   – Tanya Hajjar – AUSA (Criminal Division)
   – Karin K. Orenstein – AUSA (Civil Division)


Now for your visual pleasure –  see the photos of all the lawyers:

Marc Agnifilo

Paul DerOhannesian


Danielle Smith

Jacob Kaplan

Teny Geragos

Brian Poe

Steve Kobre



William McGovern


Sean Buckley


Dennis Burke


Susan Necheles


Kathleen Cassidy

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William Savino

Nancy Salzman

Michael Sullivan

David Stern

Robert Soloway


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James Burke

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Hector Diaz


Andrea S. Tazioli


Justine Harris

Amanda Ravich


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Edward Sapone
Michael Kelton
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    • “really adamant about his innocence,”

      Hahahahahaha. Did anyone think the lazy parasite would think otherwise? Hahahahahaha.

      “He is convinced that he will be exonerated,” Bloch continued.

      He’s also convinced that he is worthy of being called the Vanguard and all the special treatment he receives from gullible rich women.

      Delusions of grandeur yada yada yada.

  • If not the wealthy NXIVM families paying for all these attorneys could ot be through off shore accounts set up with cash brought across the boarder and hidden in off shore accounts?

    These leaders had to know this day would come. Would they not prepare a way to defend themselves?

    • Actually, I think the whole motley crue literally believed they were invincible and could destroy anyone who might come against them with Clare and Sara’s $.

      I think they would have only started planning when they actually realised that the charges against Raniere and Mack weren’t going away, and there might even be more coming.

      Probably six months or less…

      • They sent Mack out of the country hoping that the firestorm would die out.
        Then they hoped that the fall out would be limited to Raniere and Mack.
        They did not count on the FBI sending in a special organized crime squad from Virginia to investigate NXIVM as a racket.

  • The best thing in the photo is the the cat…

    It is a Sphynx so GOOGLE behaviour and “Did you know” . They are part summary and part detailed. Make your own informed choices after about the rest of the info.

    Basically their gene pool is soo closed off they have health issues, if you go down this path you aren’t playing longterm.

    • Is it me, or does it look like Lauren shaved most of her eyebrows and then has the rest tattooed in? Yikes.

          • For once I agree with Shadowstate on his second sentence. The other half an IT guy will have the keys to the entire organisation at his finger tips, no doubt. Everything will be hidden by one master password known to him or if he has others cover he will own a HD or USB with encription on it which has all of the access details on it via said password. Think of him as a digital bookkeeper. This is perhaps the best poker hand to have as we live our lives in the domain of digital.

  • I agree there is hard evidence. I think it is exactly because of all that hard evidence that these lawyers know they don’t stand a chance, and might as well get the biggest paycheck they possibly can out of the deal. Who cares about a loss on your record with a paycheck that big ?

    All these lawyers have just figured how big a lottery they hit. Deep pockets and stupid enough to tell them to do all sorts of things to try to get out of this, whether there is any remote chance of any of it working or not.

    I really believe this is just all about the billables.

    Very much looking forward to the next round of superseding indictments, and I would only ask the prosecutors not to cut a deal for Christine Collins, Siobahn Hotaling or Jim del Negro that doesn’t involve jail time. At the very least, all three of them have serious tax evasion issues.

  • And this case might help British lawyers find employment.

    Kim Constable, the head of Rainbow Cultural Garden in the UK and friend of Clare Bronfman and Allison Mack, has now taken to deleting pictures of herself with Ms. Mack.
    Could charges against Constable be in her future?

    Here is a picture of Kim Constable and Allison Mack ion Belfast which Constable deleted from her Instagram page but it’s still up on Mack’s page.

    • Kim must be scared if she’s deleting photos showing her and Allison together.

      I suspect she also reads FrankReport.

      • A simple search of jness and Kim constable brings up posts to incriminate her in being involved. Not sure when this is but she hashtags jness when she is in London facilitating something

        It appears she used to be a minor celeb and a yoga teacher so in a rather good position to recruit women into jness. Perhaps this is what attracted AM. Kim supposedly mentioned ESP on the national morning television show in Britain.

        Right no more googling this fiend .I sincerely hope she is being investigated

  • If the Bronfmans are footing all the legal bills to stand united behind their man, Vanguard, it’ll be his (and their) last con on them or anyone.

  • They think they are going to out-lawyer the government. I suspect there is a lot of hard, documentary evidence against all the parties currently indicted to combat. Plus, if Clare is behind all the funding, she thinks she can win by hiring high-prices lawyer after lawyer.

    Back in the 90s, when the States were suing to shut down CBI, I am told the group hired the big DC firm Patton, Boggs & Blow and spent a boatload of money. They lost anyway.

    • On your TV screen. Your 2nd favorite show after Smallville. Of course you get off on smallville 3-4 times a day. Perry Mason is where you get your vast legal expertise from.

        • Hey perv, do you beat off to season one or season ten of smallville. My guess is one since Allie and Kristen were much younger

          • Do you really think ANYONE here on this site enjoys your posts except youself?
            If you think they do, then you are even more stupid than you look.

          • The bulk of his life revolves around Allison Mack, if not all of it. His infatuation with her left him feeling rejected by her. Now he is enjoying watching her suffer for her NXIVM involvement. He does not care about the branding, tax evasion stuff. He just wants to see her suffer for something, anything. His hatred for her has nothing to do with her crimes. He does not attack Kristin Kreuk, in fact he defends her because he wants all the hate on Mack. As if Mack was more hardcore than Kreuk before DOS was formed in 2015. He does not care. It was Mack who made him feel like shit, so it’s Mack who he hates.

          • Mack began fucking Raniere in 2013. Kreuk never went near his penis.

            So yes, Allison was more “hardcore” than Kreuk ever was.

          • For him, it’s “revenge”…

            Allison Mack branded and enslaved around 150 women.
            For the FBI their endeavors revolve around revenge against Mack and Raniere and the Bronfmans and the whole rest of these racketeers.

            Ask Catherine Oxenberg and Sarah Edmondson if they want revenge against Allison Mack.
            Ask the women who called her Pimp Mack if they want revenge against Allison Pimp Mack.

            People won’t rest until Allison Mack is unable to walk down any street in America without the fear of revenge.

          • Yes idiot many do because they are sick of 50 posts a day by shadowperv including under your idiotic name. Die and go to hell already and take your alter ego shadowperv with you.

        • Yes Allison Mack is scum. Yes Allison Mack should be in prison. Yes Allison Mack is a evil cunt. The point is, you don’t care about any of that stuff. That is not why you hate her. You hated her before all the DOS stuff. You hated her before you even found out about the DOS stuff. You just use DOS as an excuse to attack her. Just admit, you hate her because she made you feel rejected, nothing else.

          “Ask Catherine Oxenberg and Sarah Edmondson if they want revenge against Allison Mack.”

          Sarah Edmondson is no victim of NXIVM, she was a participant in the crimes too. She did not care about the real victims of NXIVM. As long as she profited. Only when she was personally affected by being bit in the ass, or rather branded over her aged cooter, did she leave. She is in no position to claim revenge.

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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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