DOJ Confirms: Another Superseding Indictment Coming!

The DOJ has confirmed in a recent filing that there will be another superseding indictment in the NXIVM case.

The confirmation is found in a footnote on page 47 of a 71-page Memorandum of Law in opposition to the defendants’ motion to dismiss.

The footnote – easy to miss in the 21,000 word memorandum – was part of the DOJ’s response to one of Lauren Salzman’s arguments to dismiss some of her charges.

The footnote reads.

“In any event, the government expects that this issue will be rendered moot when the government presents a superseding indictment to the grand jury in this case. The government anticipates that current Racketeering Act Seven will be revised in the superseding indictment to name one or more Jane Does in place of ‘lower level DOS members,’ and will allege the New York States law extortion of each Jane Doe as a separate predicate act.

But the language is plain enough: According to the DOJ, there will be new Jane Does named in a superseding indictment.

Possibly there will be new charges, perhaps new defendants.

A superseding indictment also means new discovery, new motions and more delays. The current trial date of March 18th is looking increasingly unlikely.

The last superseding indictment, which was issued in July 2018, pushed the original trial date of October 2018 off until March 2019 – a period of five months.

If the coming superseding indictment pushes the trial back a similar period, the trial will be postponed until August or September 2019.

The two big questions are: (1) Will others be charged? – and (2)Will the present defendants get more charges – adding to their potential prison sentences?

Stay tuned.

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  • This is about NXIVM but off topic of this particular blog post. I came across this fun YouTube video of a man trolling a NXIVM recruiter by pretending to be interested in taking courses. I don’t remember seeing this video here, but I might be wrong. So my apologies if it’s been mentioned here before. There is a shorter version of this video that has tens of thousands of views, and hundreds of comments. Here is the video:

    • Thanks for sharing this Dianne! I listened to half of it, but gotta run. Will listen to the rest later. It’s interesting NXIVM only took referrals to the ESP courses. This would have been the first red flag for me had I known nothing about them.

      • TK, I love how the guy from NXIVM practically had an orgasm when he found out that the potential recruit was a military vet and had served in Afghanistan. OK, maybe it was just love-bombing pure and simple. But I speculate that the NXIVM recruiter had dreams of attracting other military people if he could get this guy in. What a feather in cap and it might counter some of the negative publicity. Not to mention that a group of military vets loyal to Raniere might come in handy some day.

    • Finished listening the the rest of the YouTube video shared by “VillageDianne”. It’s pretty interesting. Does anyone have a copy of the 16- day intensive course material? I thought I read somewhere that one of NXIVM’s principles was to foster and create wealth for the sake of humanity, or something along those lines. Seems to me if their focus was to acquire wealth in tandem with their ideal to recruit attractive people, and change the world, I’d wonder what other personal information their customers were made to share with them.

  • I expect this superseding indictment to hit Lauren Salzman the hardest, especially since she was very likely Allison Mack’s puppeteer as far as running the DOS salves. I don’t think Nancy could cut a deal to save her, anymore.

    In a funny happy solstice flashback, I’m thinking of Tiffany Persons’ conversation with Keith Raniere about the impact of prioritising comfort and the benefits of choosing discomfort. Certainly good for a chuckle these days.

  • Hi Frank, what’s going on with count 7? Please see my reply to “And THIS” comment.

    Sometime I’ll tell you the mystical, magical story of how Jim Odato noticed he coincidentally had 3 phone numbers: mine, Gina Melita’s and Toni Natalie’s, all ending in 777 — for real. And Keith was proclaiming for years he had an aversion to the number 7 — probably to disguise his role in forming those GBD “Sexy 7” questions. Either that or he’s the Anti-Christ (lol) because 777 is a sacred number in ancient numerology but I wouldn’t wanna go there. This could be a job for your friend, Jamol.

    • That’s weird, (in a spooky sort of way) Heidi. I have had strange repeating-number coincidences happen over the last few years, too. Maybe it’s all coincidence, or maybe it’s the “Universe” speaking to us. However, I dont believe in those number codes that Jamo mentioned, as those are too open to interpretation.

  • Any new charges will likely not add anything to their prison sentences.

    Additional convictions will be concurrently applied by the judge. Plus most of these ladies are first time offenders with no violence in their charges (except Mack and Raniere who face 15 years minimum for sex charges).

    You can tack on 10 new charges to Clare’s indictment and she’ll likely only get 3 years max no matter how many guilty verdicts are returned.

    • Keith’s fav. snack trying to get it’s head round the law? Go stroke your sash. Clare is going to prison where she will suffer many many hardships, every moment of every day, because she has chosen a life of criminality and been caught- bang to rights.

    • “You can tack on 10 new charges to Clare’s indictment and she’ll likely only get 3 years max no matter how many guilty verdicts are returned”, says her lawyer, Dennis Burke. AUSA’s, are you reading this??

    • “You can tack on 10 new charges to Clare’s indictment and she’ll likely only get 3 years max no matter how many guilty verdicts are returned.” Says who? You? How do you know she’ll “likely only get 3 years max?” How could you know such a thing with superseding indictments pending. Did you or Clare bribe a public official? Don’t backpedal with narrative about sentencing guidelines now that you let it slip. Are you Clare’s invisible lawyer, Dennis K. Burke? Is that why you’re arrogant, as if you think you’re God?

  • According to the DOJ, there will be new Jane Does named in a superseding indictment.

    How many Jane Does will there be?

    Up to 150 Jane Does.

    an estimated 150 women ultimately joined.

    Plus I can name two women who were targeted for recruitment but quickly backed out when they discovered that NXIVM DOS involved branding and blackmail.
    I won’t name these women because they will be targeted by Clare’s Flying Monkeys.

  • Looking to Vanguard’s future, I took a few liberties with Robbie Williams’ Angels. Sorry Robbie.

    Not Angels

    I sit and wait
    For a jury to contemplate my fate
    But they don’t know
    I’m an ethical bro
    With a large ego
    Recruits were often told
    That my brain is worth its weight in gold
    So when I’m crying in my bed
    Indignation in my head
    Wishing all my foes were dead
    They have the most joy instead.

    And through it all, Clare offered me protection
    From criminal detection
    I had DOS slaves on call
    Though struggling to achieve erection
    I had a nice selection
    Sent for me to ball
    Blackmailed affection
    I was a failure in bed

    I’m feeling weak
    Can no longer hide
    My coward’s streak
    The inmates shove
    When they should show
    Unconditional love
    When the cell doors are not closed
    Fellow inmates are not bros
    And they’re butting on my head
    My Judo seems to have fled.

    And through it all, Clare offered me protection
    From criminal detection
    I had DOS slaves on call
    Though struggling to achieve erection
    I had a nice selection
    Sent for me to ball
    Blackmailed affection
    I was a failure in bed.

    I could have run a legal corporation
    Not a criminal operation
    Hounding enemies in court
    And now I’m in a cell
    Fighting my convictions
    With many health afflictions
    I had it all, I thought
    Seeing through the fiction
    Parlato’s smiling instead.

  • Page 56, regarding the identity theft for the purpose of tax evasion charge against Clare and Keith –

    “Bronfman also moves for the dismissal of Count Seven on the ground that it is
    alleged to have been committed in the Northern District of New York and not the Eastern
    District of New York. The government agrees that the Indictment alleges that Count Seven
    is venued in the Northern District of New York. However, this does not warrant dismissal of
    Count Seven.

    Prior to trial, if a superseding indictment is not returned to cure the venue defect,
    the government will consent to the severance of Count Seven and its transfer for trial
    in the Northern District of New York.”

    • I love THIS, And This. But before Count 7 puts me in 7th heaven, quick question, does the Northern District have to also “consent” to the transfer? Or can NDNY dismiss that count or just ignore it — like they’ve ignored all Raniere’s and NXIVM crimes for the past 30 years?

      Or can EDNY “force” NDNY to preserve the charges on that count if severed, if not covered under the superseding indictment in the Eastern district.

      “Consent” is being sooo loosely defined by Nx attorneys in this case, I can’t tell if this move will “force” NDNY to try their own Nx case or not! 😁

      AUSA Moira Penza for President!!!!

      • I wondered the same thing Heidi. That was a long read and as I was going through it I was kind of embarrassed for the attorneys of the defendants. I actually lol’d at their response to the CCTV request.

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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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