Nancy Salzman seeks 5 hours of release per week from home detention – to exercise and shop

Nancy Salzman in Brooklyn in July. How is she supporting herself now that Nxivm is shuttered?

One of Nancy Salzman’s attorneys, Robert Soloway, has requested.that Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis grant modifications to her present bail conditions.  Salzman is currently subject to home detention.

In addition to attorney visits, court dates, and medical appointments, her attorney is requesting that Salzman be permitted to leave her home for three days per week – twice for 90 minutes each and once for 120 minutes – “…for exercise, and shopping for food and other necessities” – with advance notice to Pretrial Supervision.

He is also requesting Salzman be permitted to attend religious services. The Government has consented to the proposed modifications. The letter does not state that Pretrial Supervision consented to this proposal.

According to her previous bail conditions, which Salzman is not seeking to change, she may not directly or indirectly associate or have contact with – except in the presence of her attorneys – current or former employees of or independent contractors for Nxvim (including Nxivm’s affiliated entities) or any individual that she knows to be a current or former member of DOS, or any individual who is currently or was actively working toward a career path within NXIVM on the stripe-path, subject to reasonable exceptions agreed upon by the parties.

She is permitted to associate with her daughters, Lauren Salzman, who is a co-defendant in the case, and Michelle Salzman- Myers — and with Micelle’s husband, Benjamin Myers – despite all three of them being NXIVM members.

The proposed modifications to her bail conditions are nearly identical to Clare Bronfman’s requested modifications, which were approved by Judge Garaufis.

The court’s previously approved daily contact with Lauren was predicated on Nancy’s need for home care based on her attorneys informing the court that she had a life-threatening illness. Nancy recently underwent surgery, which is believed to have been a radical mastectomy.

In September, Judge Garaufis extended Lauren’s daily visitation privileges with her mother – set to expire on September 27 – for 30 days.  As of now, Lauren can continue to have daily, in-person visitation with Nancy at Nancy’s residence between 9:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. – until October 27, 2018.



L-R Michelle, Nancy and Lauren Salzman

That Nancy’s attorney mentioned exercise as a reason for Salzman to be permitted to leave her home is a hopeful sign that she is recovering.

It is possible that a request will be made to the court to extend the period that Lauren may continue to visit her mother daily. If the government consents, it may be an indication of cooperation with the feds rumored to be taking place with Nancy and possibly Lauren Salzman.

In one sense, it is shocking that the courts should rule over the times of day a mother and daughter can be with each other. Both are out on bail – and not convicted of anything.

There is an irony in this, however. How many families did Nancy and Lauren help break up – separating parents from adult and minor children and spouses from one another? It was a hallmark of NXIVM that devotion to NXIVM superseded family ties.

Hopefully. Nancy and Lauren are beginning to realize that this is what comes of following the master criminal, Keith Raniere.




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  • Response to Villagediane.
    Her lawyer requested vhurch, not synagogue.
    One, I can read and two, I wouldn’t want the snowflakes to term me a bigot because I assumed synagogue.

  • Many leftist judges allow their politics to cloud their decisions. Wake up toots. You are the same person that said shadowperv was intelligent. Case Closed.

  • If she is well enough for exercise, doesn’t that eliminate the need for Lauren, Michelle and Ben to come visit to take care of her ?

  • The judges politics should not affect his choices. Wether that is true I can’t say. But if Nancy is being given a second chance at life here, let us hope she chooses to make the necessary changes in her heart as well for this blessing she has been given, and the chance to help right a terrible wrong. Nancy if one of your daughters gave you a grandchild what would you want for that baby. A life of continued deception or a child growing up proud that it’s family made hard but right choices. I am able to die because my children are in a good place, and my husband has them to lean on. I got lucky in many ways, I cannot imagine how much harder this would be if their future was uncertain. I’m not much for praying but I talk to God all the time, lately about you and what I would give up for you to do the right thing. It’s not in anyone’s control here but yours. Just know there are people who care that don’t even know you.

  • Since Nancy appears to be cooperating, encourage further cooperation by being generous in terms of her detention.
    Such generosity will encourage her daughter Lauren to also cooperate.
    One catches more bees with honey than with vinegar.

    The best way to get witnesses to cooperate is by treating them with respect and dignity.
    When witnesses show a willingness to cooperate it is best to treat them with reciprocal kindness.

    When people show a willingness to cooperate, the carrot works better than the stick.

    • Hmm must be why he was so lenient with Allie Whack. Not only are you a narcissistic fool, but quite the hypocrite.

  • Do we know where Nancy is residing now that she isn’t on Oregon Trail? Is she in Knox Woods? Has Laura Darby had any sightings?

  • All of a sudden these pikers got religion? GIMME A FREAKIN BREAK!
    Let’s have the name of the church they have been attending for years.
    None! HA!
    They have all been bowing to Keith. he’s their god.
    Church my ass.
    So that’s why Clare came to Clifton park. Get them all on the bogus religion bandwagon.

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