Raniere assigned job as janitor; Clare stopped funding his commissary; FR Readers asked to contribute

Slowly Keith Raniere, applying the principles he invented at ESP, is rising again. He is now a janitor at MDC. [The photo is not a picture of Keith.]

Joan Jett always had a nice way of summing up what was on her mind with just a few poignant words…

From: Woe Is Me
I don’t got no money
All I got’s a name
The future’s lookin’ hazy
But who can I blame
Oh woe is me, oh woe is me

Unfortunately for The Vanguard, AKA Master AKA Grandmaster, his life at MDC has become a Joan Jett song…


As it turns out, that fresh-face and somewhat feminine look that Raniere was sporting at his last court appearance was the result of some “prison make-up” that he was able to concoct or secure.

The reason he needed it is because he apparently ran his face into another inmate’s fist – and came away with a black eye.

But give Raniere his due. This time when he was attacked by two other inmates, he actually tried to defend himself.

And while he didn’t do a very good job of it, just fighting back is an important first step for a guy who’s going to be spending a good deal of time in federal prison (Even Bernie Madoff figured that out).

Meanwhile, though, lots of other things are going badly for Raniere.

He’s still residing in the SHU [Special Housing Unit] – and may be there for the foreseeable future (Don’t know yet if he asked to be there for protection or he’s there because of his involvement in a couple of fights).


He hasn’t been able to order anything from the commissary for the past few weeks. Apparently, Clare Bear has decided that she’s not going to keep feeding her little cub any longer.

Raniere’s reaction to not being able to order from commissary has been pretty typical for prisoners in that situation: i.e, eat everything that you’re served for every meal – and leave no crumb behind.


The Vanguard has been complaining to some of the other inmates that several of his “girlfriends” have turned on him – and are selling him out to the feds.

But he also continues to maintain that things are going well on his case and that he’ll be going home “any day now” because of some “technicality” that his attorneys have come up with.

If by “going home”, he means the Northern District of New York, he could be right about that. But it will be more like late-July/early-August before he heads up there – and when he does, it will be to face additional charges.


Meanwhile, he is continuing to break down physically – and has developed a noticeable limp. Unfortunately, the medical staff at MDC have not been able to determine if the limp is related to a problem with his foot or his hip or both.

But the limping problem did not prevent MDC from finally assigning Keith to a job. Yep, he’s now on the janitorial staff mopping and waxing floors and cleaning the guards’ offices – which gets him out of his cell twice a week for 4 hours each work shift.

Assuming that MDC is still paying the prisoners who do janitorial work at the Grade 5 level, that means Keith is earning $1.84 per week for his 8 hours of work (The Grade 5 pay level is $.23/hour).

Hell, at that rate, he’ll be back buying commissary sometime in 2024.


One of Keith Raniere’s followers said in a video released to SOP men, in February 2014:  “For those of you that don’t know, our founder, Keith Raniere, has built more than 1000 millionaires in his life. He has built multi-million dollar businesses in a short amount of time and at one point was making more than $100,000 per hour coaching the highest level business executives in the world.”



But it’s not all bad news…

Keith has actually had a couple of non-lawyer visitors in recent weeks.

Two different women – who have no known connection to one another – have come to visit him on different days.

They could be Nxians – or they could be prison groupies (Believe it or not, guys like Keith attract quite a few “pen-pals”).

But either way, Keith is getting out of his cell for a couple of hours each week to visit with his lady friends (Each such visit includes a full strip-search on the way back to his cell).


Keith will be back in court tomorrow for another Status Conference – and we hope to have direct reports from that session.

This could be a busy week as Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis rules on the remaining outstanding motions – and gets ready to start the jury selection process on Monday, April 8th.

It could also be the week when we see more “plea deals” being cut by some of Keith’s co-defendants.

Who’ll be next?

Kathy, Allison or Clare?

Or The Vanguard himself?

No way of knowing – but my pick for Seat #3 on the Plea Deal Bus is Allison Pimp Mack.

What do YOU think, readers?


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Surely, Frank Report readers who have enjoyed reading about the exploits of Keith Alan Raniere will find it in their hearts to contribute a small sum – say $500 or $1,000 each to his commissary- now that Clare Bronfman has cut him off. Be as generous – as he was to all his followers.


                               PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT


Because we know that many Frank Report readers will be saddened at the though of Keith not having any funds in his commissary account – and because we want to bring some joy into his otherwise dismal life – we went and researched how people can send money to federal prisoners. Just remember to use his full name, Keith Alan Raniere – and his federal prisoner number, 57005-177.


Via The U.S. Postal Service

Inmates’ families and friends choosing to send inmates funds through the mail must send those funds to the following address and in accordance with the directions provided below: Federal Bureau of Prisons Insert Valid Committed Inmate Name Insert Inmate Eight-Digit Register Number Post Office Box 474701 Des Moines, Iowa 50947-0001 The deposit must be in the form of a money order made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. Effective December 1, 2007, all non-postal money orders and non-government checks processed through the National Lockbox will be placed on a 15-day hold. The BOP will return to the sender funds that do not have valid inmate information provided the envelope has an adequate return address. Personal checks and cash cannot be accepted for deposit. The sender’s name and return address must appear on the upper left-hand corner of the envelope to ensure the funds can be returned to the sender in the event they cannot be posted to the inmate’s account. The deposit envelope must not contain any items intended for delivery to the inmate. The BOP shall dispose of all items included with the funds. In the event funds have been mailed but have not been received in the inmate’s account and adequate time has passed for mail service to Des Moines, Iowa, the sender must initiate a tracer with the entity who sold them the money order to resolve any issues.


Via Western Union’s  Quick Collect Program

Inmates’ families and friends may also send inmates funds through Western Union’s Quick Collect Program.

All funds sent via Western Union’s Quick Collect will be posted to the inmate’s account within two to four hours, when those funds are sent between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. EST (seven days per week, including holidays). Funds received after 9:00 pm EST will be posted by 7:00 am EST the following morning. Funds sent to an inmate through the Quick Collect Program may be sent via one of the following ways: (1) At an agent location with cash: the inmate’s family or friends must complete a Quick Collect Form. To find the nearest agent, they may call 1-800-325-6000 or go to http://www.westernunion.com.
(2) By phone using a credit/debit card: the inmate’s family or friends may simply call 1202-307-2712 and press option 2.
(3) ONLINE using a credit/debit card: the inmate’s family and friends may go to http://www.westernunion.com and select “Quick Collect”.

For each Western Union Quick Collect transaction, the following information must be provided: (1) Valid Inmate Eight-Digit Register Number (entered with no spaces or dashes) followed immediately by Inmate’s Last Name; (2) Committed Inmate Full Name entered on Attention Line; (3) Code City: FBOP, DC.

Please note the inmate’s committed name and eight-digit register number must be entered correctly. If the sender does not provide the correct information, the transaction cannot be completed. The Code City is always FBOP, DC.

Each transaction is accepted or rejected at the point of sale. The sender has the sole responsibility of sending the funds to the correct inmate. If an incorrect register number and/or name are used and accepted and posted to that inmate, funds may not be returned.

Any questions or concerns regarding Western Union transfers should be directed to Western Union by the sender (general public). Questions or concerns should not be directed to the BOP.


Via MoneyGram’s Express Payment Program

Inmates’ families and friends may also send inmates funds through MoneyGram’s Express Payment Program. All funds sent via MoneyGram’s Express Payment will be posted to the inmate’s account within two to four hours, when those funds are sent between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. EST (seven days per week, including holidays). Funds received after 9:00 p.m. EST will be posted by 7:00 a.m. EST the following morning.

Funds sent to an inmate through the MoneyGram Express Payment Program may be sent via one of the following ways:
(1) At an agent location with cash: The inmate’s family or friends must complete a MoneyGram Express Payment Blue Form. To find the nearest agent, they may call 1-800-926- 9400 or go to http://www.moneygram.com.

For each MoneyGram Express Payment transaction, the following information must be provided:
(a) Valid Inmate Eight-Digit Register Number (entered with no spaces or dashes), followed immediately by Inmate’s Last Name; (b) Company Name: Federal Bureau of Prisons; (c) City & State: Washington, DC ; (d) Receive Code: Must always be 7932; (e) Committed Inmate Full Name entered on Beneficiary Line. Please note that the inmate’s committed name and eight-digit register number must be entered correctly. If the sender does not provide the correct information, the transaction cannot be completed. Each transaction is accepted or rejected at the point of sale. The sender has the sole responsibility of sending the funds to the correct inmate. If an incorrect register number and/or name are used and accepted and posted to that inmate, funds may not be returned.

(2) ONLINE using a credit, debit or prepaid card (Visa or MasterCard only): The inmate’s family and friends can click on http://www.moneygram.com/paybills. Enter the Receive Code (7932) and the amount you are sending (up to $300). If you are a first time user you also must set up a profile and account.

Any questions or concerns regarding MoneyGram Express Payment transfers should be directed to MoneyGram by the sender (general public). Questions or concerns should not be directed to the BOP.


A prison janitor is one of the most important cogs in the prison since he keeps the place neat and clean.
MDC will be a lot cleaner than ever now that the world’s smartest man is one of its janitors.

Viva Executive Success.


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  • Technically Keith Ophelia is what’s called a trustee. I think its nice that he’s mopping. I can see him swinging that sweet little ass for all the boys to salivate over. Sad though, its quite possible that mop handle will be mopping up his mortal remains.

  • Keith’s commissary account is NOT empty, nor is he broke.

    Clare may have cut him off financially, but he’s not broke and does NOT have any issues funding his commissary account.


    …Because Keith has dozens of wealthy Nexians in Mexico still loyal to him and willing to testify on his behalf, including his baby mama. These people have thousands of dollars in cash at their disposal, including family fortunes not related to NXIVM.

    Thus, they can easily afford to fund Keith’s commissary account for a measly $200 per month without any problems. That’s tip money to these people. That’s peanuts. That’s chump change.

    Thus, Keith is NOT having any issues funding his commissary account.

    If Keith has taken a ‘job’ sweeping floors then it’s ONLY because he wanted to get out of his cell each day, not because he’s broke and needs to work for money.

    Hey Claviger, I have a question for you bro:

    Do you REALLY think that Keith’s own baby mama would deny him a measly $200/month for commissary funding?

    Do you really think that she can’t get a Nexian in New York to fund that account for Keith?

    Do you really think that Nicki Clyne and Jim Del Negro wouldn’t fund Keith’s commissary account in a heartbeat, if he asked? Or the Boone family?

    Guess what? …SOP meetings are still happening!

    Those SOP bastards are among his most loyal supporters. They would never deny their Vanguard a paltry $200 per month, if Clare has really cut him off.

    Methinks that Claviger and Frank are OUTRIGHT LYING to their readers.

    Plus, Mr. Claviger’s ‘source’ couldn’t possibly have access to the ‘balance’ of Keith’s commissary account.

    I doubt that’s public information. That means you’re LYING, Mr. Claviger.

    How the FUCK do you know his commissary balance at this moment in time?

    Shame on you Frank, for allowing Claviger to bullshit us!

    You’ve reached rock bottom now.

    Frank claims that he won’t let smear campaigns happen if they’re untrue, yet here he is letting bullshit stories get published by Claviger.

    Frank has become the same type of media whore he claims to despise. Truth be damned, just publish whatever smears you can about Keith.

    Keith may be a bastard and a shithead — but that doesn’t mean we want to hear BULLSHIT & LIES from your resident ambulance chaser.

    • Have you ever put funds into a prisoner account? There is a record of who is funding the account and how the money is paid.

      No one wants to follow and support the child molesters at this point. Even his closest defendants are leaving him in the dust.

      Hey, if it makes you feel better that your Master Raniere has funds In his account. By all means, don’t let a post take your dreams away.

    • What a relief – if he has funding, he can get untasty and unhealthy crap to nosh on.

      The more interesting tidbit would be whether Clare truly stopped funding the account. That would signal a serious break between them.

  • Thanks Claviger. I always look forward to the MDC updates. Maybe there should be alternate fundraising to buy and install a hot tub for the guards at MDC. Vanguard could have the honour of cleaning it, then he would know how Kathy was feeling.

  • NOT a janitor! A Custodial engineer!! They “clean and maintain office buildings, schools, health care facilities, and other commercial areas. The term custodial engineer may refer to specific cleaning and housekeeping positions, such as janitors, maids, and maintenance workers.” Perhaps a CUSTODIAL VANGUARD!! Pass me the plunger, will ya?

    • Well, KAR and Karen U. — the uncredited female founder — did attend one of the Nation’s most prestigious “engineering” university’s. KAR is in custody for the rest of his born days let’s pray.

      “Custodial Engineer” is the perfect job title for Vanguard.

      Plus, Morgan Freeman already portrayed God as a janitor in “Oh God.”

  • I know it’s a joke, but why tell people in such detail how to send him money?? Surely there are some stupid enough to do so!

  • KAR cannot have visitor everyday at the MDC. Visits are limited there and can be checked out by Googling visitations at MDC.

    Rumor is, it’s also not the nicest place to vist prisoners. It could be reporters or members of the DOJ working out his plea deal.

    What does the short, smelly man have to lose at this point. He’s going to spend pretty much the rest of his life behind bars.

    Remember he now has two trials to face and the IRS hasn’t even come after any of the NXIVM criminal members.

    Don’t do the crimes if your not willing to do the time and turn on each other.

    Who will vote themself on to the plea bus next and have there long prison time torch snuff out.

  • If KAR had several female admirers all wanting to visit him, could he arrange a weekly visit schedule whereby he could spend X number of hours with each one? If so, he could be really busy during his waking hours with little chance of getting bored. Might not have any residual time for floor cleaning! It would be interesting to know.

  • Yesterday, I heard the 80s song “White Lines (Don’t Do It) ”
    After this MDC update, I’m now thinking of the defendants as Grandmaster Needs Cash and the Really Furious Five. 😁

  • I think The ACK Group that owns Wakaya Island stands for Alex, Clare, and Keith as in Alex Betancourt. Not Ally Mack. As I recall buying an island was Alex’s idea and he likely put up some of the money. He may have learned of the island from his pal Richard Branson who was known to vacation there. On that note why isn’t Branson being questioned by the media about his involvement? He was waayyyy involved as were his children and family for many years, several of whom I saw at VWeek and trainings.

    • The media isn’t questioning Branson because people like you aren’t speaking up about these issues until now. Do you have pictures or class attendance records of the Bransons being at VWeek and trainings, and/or have you talked to the FBI about your Betancourt theory? Do you expect the media and the FBI to read minds?

  • I call bullshit. If he is cleaning officers space he’s feeling them out. Im sure he would love to get his hands on any collateral within the facility. He’s probably “kitting” notes for the other inmates for ramen noodles and butterfingers. I wonder if he has a boyfriend?

  • Curious what other jobs are available at MDC for the prisoners, besides bending over and grabbing their ankles. Raniere is finally cleaning up a mess, albeit the wrong one.

  • “For those of you who don’t know, our founder” a paragraph from thoughtless follower Damon Brink.

  • Very amusing post, Claviger.

    Are we certain, though, Clare has cut KAR off or is this propaganda from a misinformed source? An image polish wrought by Clare’s illustrious attorneys over a Daddy-daughter dinner?

    Wasn’t but weeks ago that Clare — doubtless emboldened by her certainty of victory in a dirty backroom horse trade with the DOJ that same day — dared stare down AUSA Moira Penza openly in court while swearing up and down under oath that she found these sharks all by herself on the Internet!

    If she’s suddenly “wok” enough to stop feeding KAR, why is she still feeding these, albeit uncharged, crooks?

    Something’s fishy here 🦈

  • Doesn’t the Vanguard still own a one-third interest in Wakaya Island?
    Maybe he can borrow against that to buy some candy bars.

    Email reveals Raniere Owns One-Third of Wakaya Island in Fiji

    And I am sure that Pea Onyu/ Yolanda Cortez/ Legatus Pro Temp would be willing to send our beloved Vanguard some money for Butterfingers and Baby Ruths via Money Gram or Western Union.
    Unless Pea Onyu is heading for the border.
    ‘I’ve got such a long way to go to make it to the border of Mexico.’
    Ride like the Wind, Pea.

  • I thought prisoners in the SHU couldn’t get commissary – part of their punishment. So any money would be wasted on him anyway.

    • Nope…Prisoners in the SHU have limited commissary privileges. But no money in the account = zero commissary no matter where you are.

      • How the F is vanguard going to make his protection payments to the other inmates and guards without money in his commissary? Damn that bitch Clare Bronfman is cold.

        I heard her pussy smells like anchovies. Vanguard told me. Do you think she heard what he said?

  • Thanks again krclaviger for your KAR report. In all my time in NXIVM I never saw KAR do any manual work. Guess he was too busy doing womual work.

    Now he will have a marketable skill when he gets out of prison assuming he makes it out.

    So funny his gal pals have left him in the dust with no funds in his commasary. Maybe Clare Bear will start to eat some beef now and go on a kool-aid detox diet.

    My hope is Kathy Russell takes the next plea deal. Allison has done so much more damage than Kathy has and should get the 3rd worse deal. Clare the 2nd worst and KAR the worst deal.

    Let’s hope the NDNY brings in new charges to gold more of the NXIVM criminal enterprise to justice.

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