Second Superseding Indictment – Vanguard Gets Hit With Possession of Child Porn

The Superseding Indictment is in.

No new defendants – some additional charges – including a whopper against Keith Alan Raniere – possession of child porn.

Keith not only had sexual relationships with children, he produced kiddie porn.

Wherever the Vanguard is located within the confines of the Metropolitan Detention Center, those around him will probably not be getting much sleep tonight.

That’s because his sobbing will be so loud, they won’t be able to sleep.

In what has got to be one of the worst days of his life, Raniere first learned that Nancy Salzman – his former partner-in-crime upon whom he had bestowed the honorific title of “Prefect” – had pleaded guilty to one count of Racketeering Conspiracy this afternoon.

That does not bode well for Raniere or for his other co-defendants – Allison Mack, Clare Bronfman, Lauren Salzman, and Kathy Russell – all of whom have been charged with that same crime.

Salzman is expected to testify against her co-defendants.

But the day got much worse when the prosecution unveiled the long-awaited second superseding indictment in the case.

Although the new indictment does not include any new defendants, it does include new charges for Raniere, Mack, Bronfman and Lauren Salzman.

Here’s a summary of the new charges:
• Raniere, Mack, Bronfman, and Lauren have now also been charged with one count of Racketeering;
• Raniere has now also been charged with two counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Child; and
• Raniere has now also been charged with one count of Possession of Child Pornography.

These new charges are in addition to the other charges that were included in the first superseding indictment. Those charges are as follows:
• Forced Labor Conspiracy;
• Wire Fraud Conspiracy;
• Sex Trafficking Conspiracy;
• Sex Trafficking Regarding Jane Doe 5;
• Attempted Sex Trafficking Regarding Jane Doe 8; and
• Conspiracy To Commit Identity Theft Regarding Jane Doe 7.

Raniere and his co-defendants are also facing six Criminal Forfeiture actions. But these will only come into play if any of the defendants are found guilty of – or plead guilty to – any of the alleged crimes.

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The predicate acts that the prosecution has cited to support the Racketeering Conspiracy charge include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Identification Document Fraud;
• Identity Theft;
• Wire Fraud;
• Obstruction Of Justice;
• Visa Fraud;
• Forced Labor;
• Trafficking In Persons;
• Sex Trafficking;
• Document Servitude;
• Interstate & Foreign Travel In Aid Of Racketeering;
• Money Laundering;
• Child Exploitation;
• Child Pornography; and
• New York State Law Extortion.

The predicate acts that the prosecution has cited to support the Racketeering charge include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Unlawful Possession Of Jane Doe 1’s Identification Documents;
• Sexual Exploitation Of A Child Regarding Jane Doe 2;
• Possession Of Child Pornography;
• Conspiracy To Commit Identity Theft;
• Conspiracy To Alter Records For Use In An Official Proceeding;
• Conspiracy To Commit Identity Theft Regarding Jane Doe 3;
• Money Laundering;
• Trafficking & Document Servitude Regarding Jane Doe 4;
• New York State Law Extortion;
• Visa Fraud; Sex Trafficking & Forced Labor Regarding Jane Doe 5;
• Forced Labor Regarding Jane Doe 6; and
• Conspiracy To Commit Identity Theft Regarding Jane Doe 7

The new Sexual Exploitation charges that Raniere is facing concern two incidents – one on November 2, 2005 and another on November 24, 2005 – in which he caused Jane Doe 2, who was a minor at the time, to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing one or more visual depictions of that conduct.

The girl, then 15, a Mexican, who later became on of his First Line DOS slaves, was ling rumored to be having sex with Keith since she was a teen.

So The Vanguard – who, by the way, is also referred to in the second superseding indictment as “Grandmaster” and “Master” – decided somewhere along the way that statutory rape was not decadent enough.

He had to have films of it too.

World’s smartest man?

I think not.

NXIVM Village Idiot seems more appropriate.

Seriously, at what point did that ever sound like a “good idea” to him?

Did he really need the videotapes to amuse himself when he had a harem of women who were more than willing to satisfy his every sexual desire and whim?

Sorry, but filming yourself having sex with a minor is just plain fucking stupid!

It’s like Raniere is the white version of R. Kelly.

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The new charges involving child exploitation and child pornography almost certainly guaranty that Raniere will not be put back in the general population at MDC.

Doing so would almost ensure that he was the guest at a “slock party” at some point in time (A “slock” is prison jargon for a weapon that consists of a sock with one or more padlocks in it).

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So, unless he asks to be put in “protective custody” (which at MDC means he’d be housed in the SHU) – or he gets put on Suicide Watch (which means that he’d be placed in a protective cell and under observation 24/7) – Raniere will probably be housed in MDC’s Sex Offenders Unit while he awaits trial.

We’re hoping to have another update on his status at MDC sometime within the next week.

In the meantime, if you close your eyes real tight and you think really hard about The Vanguard, you may be able to hear his little baby sobs.

Wanhh…Wanhh…Wanhh…

 

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By the way and as an editorial aside, there are those of us who believe that Raniere planted child porn on John Tighe’s computer. Now it comes round to him.

As Toni Natalie said, “Karma is a bitch.”

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  • So Frank was living with Keith and Clare in Albany in 2007/2008 helping to promote and recruit for the sex cult and being paid handsomely to destroy the reputation of people like you while Keith was committing statutory rape right under his nose??? Barbara Bouchey was sexually involved with Keith during this time as well?? If Keith could get away with that right in front of a streetwise, muckraking, top notch, out-of-this-world investigative reporter like Frank Parlato, it’s no wonder it took so long for many others to realize the truth about Raniere.

  • Manafort will be Trump’s friend as long as he doesn’t cooperate with the Feds.
    Actually, Trump has known Manafort for years. He is a long-time partner of Trump long-time buddy Stone, lives in the Trump Tower, and lobbied for the Russian backed Ukraine President.

    • I responded to your bullshit earlier but Parlato is censoring.

      Lets tell the truth something which you are clearly unfamiliar with.

      Paul Manafort Was an Agent of Ukraine, Not Russia

      Paul Manafort Was an Agent of Ukraine, Not Russia
      National Review
      Andrew C. McCarthy
      ,National Review•March 9, 2019

      Paul Manafort, the clandestine agent of Russia at the heart of the Trump campaign’s “collusion” scand — oh, wait.

      Have you ever noticed what Paul Manafort’s major crime was? After two years of investigation, after the predawn raid in which his wife was held at gunpoint, after months of solitary confinement that have left him a shell of his former self, have you noticed what drew the militant attention of the Obama Justice Department, the FBI, and, ultimately, a special counsel who made him the centerpiece of Russia-gate?

      According to the indictment Robert Mueller filed against him, Manafort was an unregistered “agent of the Government of Ukraine.” He also functioned as an agent of Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine’s president from 2010 to 2014, and of two political parties, the Party of Regions and its successor, the Opposition Bloc.

      Manafort was not an unregistered agent of Russia. Mueller never alleged that Manafort was a clandestine operative of the Kremlin. He worked for Ukraine, not Putin. Indeed, for much of his time in Ukraine, he pushed his clients against Putin’s interests.

      Mueller’s prosecutors looked on glumly Thursday as Manafort was sentenced to a mere 47 months’ imprisonment by Judge T. S. Ellis III of the federal court in Alexandria, Va. After rescinding the cooperation agreement they had extended Manafort following his convictions at trial, Mueller’s team had pressed for a sentence of up to 24 years for the 70-year-old former Trump campaign chairman. The judge demurred, pointedly observing that Manafort was “not before this court for anything having to do with collusion with the Russian government to influence [the 2016] election.”

      The prosecutors won’t be chagrined long, of course. Against Manafort, one case with a potential century of jail time was not enough. There’s a case in Washington, too. There, Manafort will be sentenced next week, by a different judge who will surely impose a sentence more to the special counsel’s liking. The knowledge of that, more than anything else, explains Judge Ellis’s comparative wrist-slap, which ignored sentencing guidelines that called for a severe prison term.

      Those guidelines were driven by prodigious financial fraud, not espionage. No one has even alleged espionage — even though the investigation was aggressive, even though the two indictments charge numerous felonies, and even though Mueller has had as his star informant witness Manafort’s longtime sidekick, Richard Gates, a fellow fraudster who was deeply involved in his partner’s work for foreign governments.

      Understand: Paul Manafort would never have been prosecuted if he had not joined Donald Trump’s campaign. He would not have been prosecuted if Hillary Clinton had won the 2016 election and spared Democrats the need to conjure up a reason to explain their defeat — something other than nominating a lousy candidate who stopped campaigning too early.

      https://www.yahoo.com/news/paul-manafort-agent-ukraine-not-113045769.html?.tsrc=jtc_news_index

      If Parlato wants to censor , he should doso to people like you who don’t know fact from fiction.

      • If you could understand what I wrote and what you cut and pasted, you would realize that your comment did not refute or even address what I wrote that Manafort.”lobbied for the Russian backed Ukraine President”…who is currently in exile in Russia and wanted by Ukraine for high treason.
        Good luck in High School.

        • Judge Ellis’ remarks that the crimes and sentencing gave nothing to do with Russian collusion are not being reported in the MSM. As usual only the conservative media is reporting this.

          So where does your twisted tale fit in with reality. You are like a monkey throwing out feces and basically alt left talking points. The other dude handed you your lame ass.

        • I responded to your bullshit earlier showing you to be sticking with your democrap talking points. Parlato censoring is still going on while pea brain trolls get posted.

    • Unbeknownst to Trump in March 2016, Paul Manafort had become an “operative” for the Obama-Clinton regime who had been wire-tapping him since 2014 due to his money laundering activities related to his working in Ukraine.

      Once embedded into Trump’s campaign, Paul Manafort brought into it the “foreign policy advisor” named George Papadopoulos.

      Once both Manafort and Papadopoulos were embedded in the Trump campaign, Fusion GPS contracted with former MI6 Russian Desk operative Christopher Steele to begin creating what is now being called the “Russian Dossier”.

      While Steele was creating his fake “Russian Dossier”, Paul Manafort engaged in continuous efforts to get Trump to meet with certain Russian oligarchs.

      Likewise, George Papadopoulos engaged in sustained efforts to get Trump to meet with people associated with Russian intelligence and/or those close to President Putin.

      Though neither Trump, nor any of his campaign associates, accepted any of the “Russian meetings” proposed by either Manafort or Papadopoulos, in June 2016, Fusion GPS was able to insert one of their paid operatives, named Natalia Veselnitskaya, into a meeting with Trump’s son Donald Jr..

      • Thank you for the refreshing stating of the truth. It is nice to see informed people posting here among the left wingnut bullshit con artists who only know what cnn’s Don Lemonhead fairy tales are spouted on a nightly basis.

  • Wait, hold up… Wasn’t the cornerstone of the defense’s argument the fact that NXIVM’s sexual slavery was just BDSM between consenting adults? This shoots all of that nonsense about consent right down. You know what statutory rape is called when a 15 year old consents to it? Statutory rape. Consent also doesn’t make child pornography any less illegal. Everyone who didn’t take a plea deal is a moron. Nancy Salesman is the only one left with half a brain. Mack could have gotten herself out of at least some of this mess had she taken a plea deal but she just had to protect Creepy Keith. Man, the feds don’t come after you unless they have an air tight case. KAR RIP. The rest of the cult is gonna be just fine since they’re used to living a life of misery and restriction for their precious Vanguard. KAR will not last long in incarceration, and especially not with a pedo charge.

    • Yep, Matt. That’s why the discovery of this evidence is such great news. The underage victim could be begging — just as NX DID script and film some of the victims begging to be branded — but an underage person or child’s “consent” is meaningless.

      There’s no defense and there’s proof — maybe proof collected with the intent to use it as blackmail.

      Poetic justice. Nice post.

  • Thank GOD and sing HER praises nigh!

    This is where we finally get into a little sumthin,’ sumthin’ called the reality that “El Gringo” and his Chulas feas tambi’en, WILL be known and atone for at least a portion of their most heinous crimes against the innocent Sephardic daughters of Mexico they attempt to rape and enslave — And through El Gringo KAR’s attempts to also corrupt the future — both HER son’s and daughter’s —likewise.

    The stars are not good for El Gringo. Adio’s Amigo.

  • I don’t even consider myself very bright. I do what it takes to succeed in life, have a good job, good family relationships, etc. but I am more than aware my IQ is average at best. Not Raniere. He believes he’s the smartest man in the world. He looks down his nose at the rest of us. According to Barbara Bouchey he even carries around 10 copies of the Guinness Book of World Records to prove it to people. And yet, this super smart man did at least two things that make me think he’s as dumb as a box of nails. BRANDING his initials next to pussies and FILMING himself having sex with underage girls; he literally made kiddy porn. Why? I don’t know. I can’t figure it out. Maybe it’s my sub par intellect that doesn’t allow me to process this one. Maybe in Raniere’s superior wisdom, he branded his initials on women and made kiddy porn for a wise purpose. He produced concrete evidence against himself. Things that can’t be undone. I’m really struggling with trying to understand his superior intellect, but I think at the end of the day I’m just too dumb to figure it out.

    • It’s called convincing yourself you can get away with ANYTHING. Stealing, lying, taking sexual advantage, coercion – anything. I suspect he was lulled into a sense of security based on his success at silencing critics and bribing / influencing law enforcement. He is contemptuous of others’ intelligence and grossly underestimates it. At the same time, he is arrogant about his own so-called abilities, grossly overestimating them.

      He is known to be lazy, so he might not have kept up with the advances in technology and forensic IT. After all, he started his first main scam in the early 90s, when he started delegating all to hard work to his minions..

  • There’s a STORM coming! There will be a lot more information released at trial.

    I say there is still another INDICTMENT out there. That is why the public corruption Assistant US Attorney and Special Prosecutor was brought in.

    There will be more than enough testimony at trial to secure another indictment. Plus, let’s not forget the State charges as Paul Manafort has just found out.

    Sure, Trump is your buddy. But he won’t get you out of RIKERS. Ouch.

    • Actually Manafort is not a Trump buddy. Manafort did lobby work for the Ukraine, not Russia. He was planted in the Trump campaign and was dismissed. Interesting that the Obammy- Clinton regime was working with the corrupt President of Ukraine against Russia.

    • Naw the republicans are being drained as will the democraps. The swamp is slowly being drained whether you like it or not. President Trump has done an amazing job so far against all odds and rats like yourself. BTW, nice to see the country rebound after the affirmative action O-hole regime was taken out of power.

  • This will go over just great with the boys at the MDC…

    A question: if Vantard possesses child porn, but another inmate already broke his glasses, can he still read and enjoy it? Not sure Ms. Penza cares…

    • Some of the hardcore prisoners were molested as kids. Had to run away. Ended up as criminals because they had to survive on the street.

      There will be no love lost for Vanguard.

      Maybe he’ll get another EM or ‘Exploration of Meaning’ at MDC. As in, explore the meaning of MF2YF – My Fist to Your Face.

      Sounds like it will be an amazing Intensive!

  • Do they sell adult diapers at the MDC commissary or issue them? KAR is going to need some cause he is going to be shitting his pants for at least a couple of weeks.

  • Best day since KAR, Clare Bear, Nancy, and Lauren Salzman and Kathy Russell got arrested. Nancy cuts a deal, and KAR has another charge of child porn that he produced.

    Would love to be a fly on the wall when his lawyers inform him about Nancy’s deal and that the DOJ found his porn? We are waiting with popcorn to see how they spin this one. Could it be like;

    “Mr. Raniere was teaching an up and coming film student new skills, and there was a major wardrobe malfunction. While attempting to get each other redress, the children’s hormones kicked in, and the film student forgot to shut the camera off. Mr. Raniere was instructing them on how sex is like playing tennis or a violin. Things got out of control when they asked KAR more questions. You can understand, kids will be kids this day. He meant no harm, it’s kind of like letting your children drink at home while they are underage so you can protect them.

  • The floodgates are gonna be opening about the child trafficking among many of the elites. The people mocking the Pizzagate researchers are gonna be in for a world of hurt.

  • That loud “clunk” that you heard was the morale of the first line DOS slaves hitting the floor. Sucks to be Clare B right about now.

  • Krclaviger,

    Your latest article is informative and fucking hilarious.

    Thank you!

    Did Nancy Salzman help the DOJ obtain any of the new evidence that was introduced today?

    Or has the evidence been in the DOJ’s possession all along?

    Any theories or hunches would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  • Dennis Burke’s only job on this case was to protect Emiliano while focusing the attention of prosecutors on Clare Bronfman and Vanguard. Looks like once again the very corrupt former federal prosecutor “el Gringo Burke” might have come through for his Mexican handlers as he did when he arranged for weapons trafficking in the Obama-era Fast and Furious gun running scandal. At least over the short term, looks like there will be plenty of white powder and more illicit assignments headed Burke’s way. Viva Mexico Cabrones!

  • I would be screaming louder for justice for John Tighe if we hadn’t been made aware of his reasons for accepting the plea deal even though he was innocent.
    I always presumed the images planted on his computer came from Raniere’s collection.
    It’s just good to see the Feds have enough solid evidence to charge Raniere.

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