The Albany Times Union reported yesterday on the FBI’s work to sift through the discovery in the NXIVM case and noted that the Justice Department has “hired an outside vendor to help the FBI sift through a virtual mountain of data.”
Federal prosecutors estimate the computer devices contain up to 12 terabytes of data.
Raniere’s attorneys say that much of it is videos – and videos take up a lot of space.
Prosecutors noted that a U.S. Circuit Court in Manhattan characterized one terabyte of data as being the equivalent of “12 library floors’ worth of books.”
Hence, 12 terabytes would be 144 library floors – if the documents were all written.
With videos, it is somewhat different. But let it suffice to say, there are probably more videos for prosecutors to review than the sum total output of Paramount, Warner Brothers, and MGM.
But possibly not as interesting featuring as they do one very winsome star of most of the films, a short, rather pudgy, cross-eyed leading man.
Slowing up the entire process is that the prosecution in reviewing these terabytes of seized documents and videos is that they must place attorney-client privileged records into a “firewall database,” where they are being reviewed by law enforcement officials not involved in the investigation.
So, what’s so hard about that?
Because it’s not like yours or my computer being seized where there are one or two attorneys covered by privilege. I kid you not: Raniere has identified 26 attorneys that prosecutors must be wary of in sifting through the documents, Nancy Salzman has identified 7, and Clare Bronfman has identified 42. That’s 75 lawyers – not counting the 24 or so lawyers representing the various defendants in this case.
As some have said in the past, Executive Success Programs really work — for lawyers.
Some of the computer devices, we learn, could not be searched “for technical reasons” and were sent to the FBI’s headquarters for analysis, prosecutors said in court filings.
In addition to computer and other electronic devices such as data-storage devices, cameras and mobile phones, when FBI agents raided Nancy Salzman’s Saratoga County residence six months ago, the Times Union reports, “they also seized more than $520,000 in U.S. currency that was stuffed in bags, envelopes and shoeboxes, including one shoebox that held more than $390,000, according to search warrant records unsealed this summer in response to a request by the Times Union.”
There was also some small sums of Mexican [about $1,000 US] and Russian [about $10] currency.
On the same day, March 27, Raniere’s private sex lair was also raided and “audio-video recording equipment, a box of unidentified white pills, computer storage devices, binders, VHS tapes, and a book titled “History of Torture”, were seized along with other items, according to the TU report.
Federal prosecutors, in their letter to the district court on Monday, noted – ominously for the defense – that they are still receiving information from outside sources.
I wonder if they filmed Kristin Kreuk praising NXIVM for recruitment purposes. She used her fame to try to legitimize the cult and combat the cult title.
Who pays for the “outside,” unbiased consultants to screen the alleged “attorney-client priviged” terabytes? Is that on the defendants or US? …Those of us who pay taxes.
Looks like he’s on a commode taking a dump — and a greasy, squeaky, smelly, long one on all of humanity at that. …Judging by the caption.
It’s been said in court testimony that Raniere filmed all the time incase came up with an idea for a patent, (maybe even with some of his slaves while pillow talk was happening).
So Raniere sexs talks will be seen and maybe used during trial. How about their ideas that sex is no different than playing tennis with someone.
How about his talks about how taxes are unethical or how long one can go without paying their mortgage before a house is taken away.
How about his talks about monogamy and how no who is integrated would need to own someone’s penis.
Over the years Raniere and Salzman have said a lot of things that point to their crimes.
This will show up in emails between the members of NXIVM Mob.
How many of their lawyers are now nervous about helping Raniere, Salzman’s, Mack and Bronfman’s step across the legal/illegal line?
Either Nancy flips now, or she will be sentenced big big time.
He/She who has the most lawyers wins?
The Booby Prize?
With some 75 plus lawyers Clare is the hands down winner.
If Clare actually pays all 75 of the attorneys fees, it could result in all of those lawyers having the most joy which of course means they win!!
I would hope a long stay in prison and a hell of a lot less money than they started with!
Where can we see the list of “75 lawyers”?
Pre 2012 list by O’Hara; add the current 25 and we’re almost there…
Proskauer Rose LLP
Scott A. Eggers
Douglas C. Rennie
Peter J. W. Sherwin
O’Connell & Aronowitz
Stephen R. Coffey
Joshua E. McMahon
Pamela A. Nichols
Andrew R. Safranko
Richard H. Weiskopf
Damon Morey LLP
Beth A. Bivona
William F. Savino
Bartolomei & Associates
John P. Bartolomei [To Bartolomei’s credit – when he was asked to get me indicted, he declined and soon left NXIVM’s employ. It is believed he referred BIll Savino to the vicious cult. Savino then made a fortune working for the Bronfman-Raniere crime organization – having much lower ethical standards – in my opinion.]
Luibrand Law Firm
Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
Arlen L. Olsen
Nolan & Heller
Justin A. Heller
Tompkins McGuire Wachenfeld & Barry
William B. McGuire
Grant W. Maguire
Richard A. Ulsamer
Latham & Watkins
Robert D. Crockett,
Joan E. Karn,
John M. Falzone
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Robert M. Leonard
Tompkins McGuire Wachenfeld & Barry, LLP
William B. McGuire,
Grant W. Maguire,
Richard A. Ulsamer
Paul J. Yesawich III
David J. Edwards
Donald T. Kinsella
The entire Executive Board was named in that lawsuit, as was the cowardly actress Kristin Kreuk and sex slaver Allison Mack.
Here you are:
From February 2012.
That quote in the picture reminds me of the same masturbatory “meaningless crap, attempting to pose as wisdom” that Shadowstate likes to say in many of his comments.
How would you like it if someone seized your private computers and videos ?
Well, Pea, I haven’t been accused of any crimes, and I haven’t engaged in any illegal activity, so I have nothing to hide. I might be a little miffed.
I would be angry at the violation of my right to privacy, but I know my feelings would be validated because I haven’t been engaged in trafficking, money laundering or raping little girls, nor I have I engaged in tax evasion.
Here, Here. I don’t think that troll can leave anything but an asinine comment. It needs to go and see the wizard about an brain implant.
There us no pea
Most of us are not criminals like your lot, Pee-Pee, we need not worry that it will happen.
Please Frank, for the sake and the reputation of this forum : Block that “Pea Onyou” fake… Sorry for being so rude “Pea”, but I think that you’d bette troll another forum. Here isn’t the place to be for you. You pretend to support NXIVM but you have nothing to do with this criminal organization. I seriously think that you’re just an attention wh*** and I advice you to better comment in a cancer/AIDS forum, i.e…. You’d get more attention, affection, loving words, people caring for you and about you, etc. Just pay attention not to get caught cheating in this kind of support forum… So long !
It’s good to see someone else who sees pea is no real
Hey Pea, whose private computers and videos? Your Vanguard or NXIVM’S?
What kind of data is likely to be exposed? Will it contain information on anyone who has been on the striped path? The recruiters and coaches? Everyone and anyone involved with financial crimes in one capacity or another?
All of the above and more.
And the Feds will have info about the DOS slaves that NXIVM members uploaded to Dropbox as well as emails and text messages.
A lot of the videos appear to be Raniere bloviating on various topics.
The Wit and Wisdom of Keith Raniere.
But even those have to be examined to see if Raniere talks about various criminal activities.
Like he’s killed people for his beliefs?
Raniere is on tape bragging about having people killed.
Cult’ leader Keith Raniere makes killer claim on newly released video
The data will be everything they taped. Everything!
On top of all that a considerable amount of NXIVM’s information is in Spanish and must be translated.
Listening to Keith talk in circles is the most boring crap I’ve ever heard. The video of him Allison talking about authenticity was the absolute worst.
And Allison was so moved by Raniere’s crap that she felt like crying.
The only good reason to cry was over the time lost listening to Raniere’s BS.