NXIVM sex cult members from Mexico dancing for leader Keith Raniere.

Raniere trying to get Mexican witnesses to testify — hopes to have Jane Doe #2 testify she was not 15 when nude photos were taken

Certain Mexican Nxivm members are getting “subpoenas” to appear as witnesses for the Nxivm trial. Sources tell me this is part of a scheme by the Keith Raniere defense team to get Mexican women to “safely” testify for Raniere.

Neither the US Government nor Raniere has jurisdiction to subpoena [or legally require as a subpoena does] anyone in Mexico to come to the US.

The subpoenas are, in effect, mere pieces of paper with no legal force.

They are, however, being served on Mexican women – and an attorney close to the case told Frank Report that this is a step Raniere is taking in order to try to persuade the trial judge (US District Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis) to grant his request to have Mexican witnesses for the defense testify via closed-circuit TV, as opposed to their coming to the USA and testifying in person.

Raniere’s argument is that the Mexican women want to testify in support of their Vanguard but are afraid that if they come to the US, the DOJ will arrest them and charge them with Nxivm-related crimes.

Raniere has asked the DOJ to guarantee “safe passage” from the US and back to Mexico for these witnesses since he argues it would be unfair to subject them to possible arrest if they appear for the defense.

In some cases, special clearance from Homeland Security is necessary to get them into the USA – since they do not possess visas.

If the judge and the DOJ do not agree to “safe passage”, Raniere is asking the judge to allow the Mexican women to testify on closed-circuit TV where they could be examined by the defense and cross-examined by the government.

The “subpoenas” are mere show after all – but what Raniere can say – if the Mexican women decline to appear – is that he tried to get “crucial” witness to testify but the government held a blatant threat over their heads – and refused to assure them that, if they came forward and testified, they won’t themselves end up being indicted – as a punitive measure for supporting Raniere.

Raniere suggests witness intimidation on the part of the government.

It might be an issue he can use on appeal if the judge does not grant his request to either compel the prosecution to grant temporary immunity and “safe passage” for Raniere’s Mexican witnesses – or allow them to testify on closed-circuit TV – as they  remain outside the jurisdiction of the US DOJ – if he loses the case.

The Mexicans could be indicted anyway in the US, but since they are Mexican citizens and living in Mexico, it is not as cut and dried concerning extradition to the US as it would be for the extradition of a US citizen living in Mexico. [Ask Raniere about that.]

Some of the women’s families have political influence that might also aid in avoiding extradition.

One of the witnesses Raniere wants to bring forward may be Jane Doe #2, now 29, who, when she was 15 years old, was allegedly photographed nude for Raniere’s so-called “studies.”

This is a damning piece of evidence and forms a major part of the predicate acts – and may form the nucleus of subsequent charges in the Northern District of child porn and sexual exploitation of a minor – after the upcoming trial in the Eastern District.

If Jane Doe #2, who is now in Guadalajara and under the control of Nxivm leader Jack Levy, decides to testify for Raniere, Frank Report will likely reveal her identity.

She is now an adult woman, was alleged to be a First Line Slave Master at DOS, and despite her victimization in youth – it is now high time for her to break free of the monster or pay the cost that other adults pay for supporting a madman.

This is especially true if she plans to testify [perjure herself] that she was not 15 at the time the nude pictures were taken but actually 17.  The point of that testimony is that if she was 17, it is no longer child porn.

Raniere’s attorney, Marc Agnifilo, has retained a forensic computer analyst to cast doubt on the authenticity, age and the chain-of-custody of the Jane Doe #2 images.

If it came down to it, if the government said their expert said the images are from one date and Raniere’s expert said another, later date, and Jane Doe #2 said it was the later date, when she was not underage, much of the case against Raniere and underage claims vanish into air.

That does not mean the other charges go away.

This is part of the reason Raniere wants to call a battery of Mexican women who will testify that the sex trafficking and forced labor charges are nonsense.

They had collateral. They had Allison Mack or Lauren as slave masters. They were not intimidated or threatened and the labor they did as “acts of care” was not coercive.

This may go a long way to rebut the numerous Jane Does who will testify for the prosecution.

Agnifilo also plans some pretty vigorous cross-examination of the Jane Does as the prosecution is well aware.

In addition, Jane Doe #2, being the sister of Jane Doe #4 – the Mexican woman who was allegedly imprisoned for nearly two years – may be expected to testify that her sister, Jane Doe #4, was free to leave at any time and that the room was not locked and hence she was not in any meaningful way imprisoned.

The prosecution has a strong rebuttal to this and Jane Doe #4 testimony will be compelling, but one can see where the defense might squeak up to reasonable doubt – with sister against sister and forensic computer expert against forensic computer expert -and DOS victims versus Mexican DOS women who loved DOS.

In addition, Raniere is expected to call yet another sister of Jane Doe #4 – also a member of DOS – to testify that Jane Doe #4 was not imprisoned but wanted to stay in the room for nearly two years and could have left at any time.

It is not known if any of the Mexican women will testify and my sources say they are afraid to come to the USA and likely will not come to the US under any circumstances.

The entire Raniere defense may hinge on whether the judge allows them to testify by closed-circuit TV.

 

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  • It occurred to me, maybe Raniere is sitting in jail, thinking up strategies like this that he thinks are brilliant ways to try to get off the hook. His bought-and-paid-for attorneys may then be stuck trying to float the motions for their client.

  • So if I pull off a bank heist with Raniere and am a Mexican citizen. He gets arrested for the robbery and I run my ass back to Mexico before I’m arrested.

    Raniere’s attorney now wants me to have safe passage to the US and back to Mexico with full immunity from arrest of any crimes I committed in his criminal endeavors.

    If that isn’t approved Raniere’s attorney’s want me to be able to video testify from Mexico that he didn’t rob the bank or any other crimes.

    If Crybaby Jane doesn’t get his way he will file an appeal.

    Bahahahahahaha. LMFAOTF 😜🤪🤡

    Bring in the clowns. Right out of Raniere’s How to Win in Court Playbook.

    Best laugh I’ve had all day.

  • The Feds is not on KAR’s side, the best this witness can give is a letter to the judge. So KAR can dream on, and so much for hiring a expensive lawyer to help out. KAR will be incarcerated for a very long time. It’s best to plead guilty on his case.

    • Even the drug smuggling gang members who enter the country illegally? Which definition of ethical are you working with? The dictionary definition or the nxivm definition?

    • Dear Pea Brain,

      You must not be Mexican or you’d know this.

      All the NX-MX always shared how corruption was a natural part of being Mexican. They would joke about how anyone in authority could be bought off for anything.

      It’s a wonder your part time lover Vanturd didn’t move his flock to Mexico a long time ago.

      Most likely it was because the NX-MX in Mexico didn’t want his slimy ass there full time.

      If your referral to Ethics means consistent, what consistancy are you referring to?

  • The video time stamp date being correct is pivotal to the overall evidence…..

    I guess the video recording evidence of the underage girl boils down to the time stamp on the video and the age the girl appears to be in the recording.

    If Raniere claims the clock on the recorder was the default time or not accurate how does the prosecution proof otherwise?

    • How does Penza prove that the ‘timestamp’ on those child porn files is real?

      How does Penza prove that Keith didn’t enter the wrong date into his computer?

      Duh.

      Shall I count the ways? 🙂

      1) Nancy Salzman’s testimony — since she was around Keith at that time and knows who he was fucking first hand. She will know that he was copulating with that girl when she was 15 years old.

      2) Lauren Salzman’s testimony — since she was around Keith at that time and knows who he was fucking first hand. She will know that he was copulating with that girl when she was 15 years old.

      3) Karen U’s testimony, since she’s obvious cooperating with the EDNY — and she definitely helped to procure women for Keith. She will know that he was copulating with that girl when she was 15 years old.

      4) Kristin Keeffe’s testimony, since Frank has already ‘indirectly’ hinted that she’s cooperating with the EDNY. Frank is protecting her current status just like a dad would protect a child’s privacy (showing that he knows she’s cooperating). Frank is bad at hiding things. With regard to Keeffe — Frank has gone totally silent when her name is brought up except to say she’s in hiding. Trust me, he knows that she’s cooperating. Frank is almost never silent about former NXIVM members. 🙂

      5) The ‘timestamp’ on thousands of other files from that same time period (on that same computer) will likely be verifiable as the real date, especially ’emails’ and other documents which openly talk about things/events/situations that were happening at NXIVM during that same year. Also, it’s very uncommon to have a wrong YEAR on your computer. Plus Nancy’s Salzman’s testimony regarding the ‘date’ should be available too — as she can verify that events being discussed in other computer files were from the correct year and not 2 years later.

      6) Keith’s own incentive to lie will be shown to the jury. Keith will be shown to be lying on many other issues and to have coerced many other Jane Doe women into unwanted sex, thus showing the jury that his true nature is that of a deceptive monster and liar. Just look at his ‘fuck toy’ emails where he openly admitted to being the grandmaster of DOS, yet his attorney will be arguing to the jury that Keith was not involved with DOS at all, LOL. …and with Allison, India and Lauren testifying that Keith was the grandmaster who controlled everybody, his goose is cooked on that issue.

      The jury is gonna see that Keith is not only a liar, but a HUGE liar and a monster.

      Plus they’ll doubt his attorney’s veracity too — IF he makes the argument that Keith was not the grandmaster of DOS. His attorney will lose all credibility with the jury if he makes that argument.

      Stop doubting the prosecution’s case, you wishy-washy doubter!

      Stop being such a wussy. Man up, sir.

      Show that you’ve got what it takes to not be a nervous Nellie. 🙂

      • *PS — I’m sure there are many other unrelated PHOTOS on that same computer (from the same time period) that Nancy, Lauren, Karen U or Kristin Keeffe can verify as having the correct YEAR stamped onto them.

        So regardless of whether the prosecutor is relying on the timestamp from the ‘computer’ (or) from the ‘camera’ that captured the photos — there are likely many other photos on the same computer that can be authenticated as having the correct ‘year’ by several NXIVM witnesses.

        Thus proving that the camera and computer had the correct YEAR during that time period.

  • Jane Doe 2 can lie like a rug concerning her sister Jane Doe 4’s imprisonment. However, there is one little flaw with that. Lauren Salzman already plead guilty to unlawful imprisonment of Jane Doe 4.

    So Jack Levy is now playing Vanguard. What does Bibiana Huber have to say about that?

    • Not only have three people (and counting) plead guilty, they will either provide testimony supporting the imprisonment or spend a lot more time in prison. There are other witnesses as well.

  • This is off point but….where’s Bouchey? I thought she was going to post numerous articles? I have seen only one so far.

    Barb did not ingratiate herself with her performance at the TU sham. She hogged the mic, promoting herself, jockeying for the “best parts” of NXIVM to be revitalized with her heading it up.
    We want every part of NXIVM ground to dust. It’s all plagarized anyways.

    Her interview with Megyn Kelly was very revealing. One could tell she was/ is still enthralled with Keith.

    • Bangkok and Scott Johnson drove her off.

      Sound familiar G?

      I mean Bangkok and Scott are usually very congenial. I am sure you are shocked. (Total sarcasm).

      • It’s that very characteristic that drives people to groups like NXIVM with their “love bombing”. Being driven away from a blog because of rude comments shows a real lack of self esteem and confidence. They’ll get away from Raniere but end up involved with another just like it. That’s why real therapy is so important for survivors such as these.

        • Mitch,

          People simple do not want to be harassed.

          Why should anyone spend there time educating a bunch of random strangers about NXIVM and at the same time be harassed?

          They don’t get paid by the Frankreport …. they are in fact donating their time to educate and inform us. They’re working for free.

          Would you want to educate a bunch of people for free and he treated like shit ?

          ******

          Mitch get a clue. Your are stuck in the 1950’s.

        • If you don’t agree with what they have to say, compliment them on being brave and admit you can’t possibly have an opinion because you weren’t there than you are said to be attacking them.
          How brave is someone if they can’t stand up to scrutiny by someone that “doesn’t have a clue”? It’s a convenient argument to say “if you were never in a cult” but it ignores having avoided, declined and standing fast against such threats. And again it doesn’t diminish those that did get pulled in. We’ve all trusted someone we shouldn’t have. It’s important to acknowledge our own role in providing that trust not minimizing and rationalizing why we did it. Enablers are not free of guilt.

          It’s telling how many are ready to believe Mack is “woke” and sorry and no longer believes in NXIVM. Maybe she is or maybe she’s telling people what they want to hear.

    • It’s asshats like yourself that can’t be cordial to people who actually have had first hand experience with THIS cult, who keep chasing away the very people we ALL would like to hear more from.

      • Nutjob,

        Exactly right!

        Can you imagine how much more information we would have learned about NXIVM if Scott & Bangkok did not post?

          • I see why you would think that. But the cult actually taught you not to lie. It taught that lying will decrease your options in life and therefore lower your self esteem. It made an exception if the lie was for the greater good. If we are simply going off what the cult taught, those posting here with dirt about NXIVM, are probably telling the truth. If the post is pro-NXIVM, there’s a decent chance it’s a lie.

  • If Jane Foe # 4 was not imprisonedvthen why did Lauren keep, and refuse, to hand over her ID?
    We all ready know Clare lies under oath. These women could well do the same under duress.
    More and more this sounds like a criminal gang and not a self help group.

  • Yeah! She wasn’t 15! She was 15 and a half! Either way, Keith needs to be questioned and cross examined as to his thoughts of when a girl is ready for sex with an older guy. Let the jury see what he really believes. And as for Pea agreeing and believing in this immoral nonsense, she/it should have their conduct closely looked at. Fucking rapists.

  • I don’t see how this can be allowed, though I don’t know what the precedents might be. it seems to me that there’d be no way to know, for instance, that someone wasn’t standing on the other side of the camera with a gun and script, unless the prosecutors could send their own representatives to Mexico – which then really illuminates the point that the witnesses ought to just come to court in the US, if their testimony is above-board and should be allowed in to the case. Fugitives from justice within US borders don’t get to testify by video, either.

    But I think we will see all sorts of unusual and even unprecedented things out of Raniere’s and Bronfman’s, defenses, as part of a resource-heavy legal strategy intended to do everything from confusing the jury, to setting up multiple grounds for appeal. This is what Bronfman is paying for, to be catered to by lawyers willing to try anything and everything.

  • Let’s look at it from a financial standpoint: how much has this trial cost so far? I am not talking about lawyer fees, but the actual cost to taxpayers and US citizens. When Raniere was extradited, who paid for the transportation, the guards, all of that? Who is now footing the bill for his current housing situaion? And now, he wants to incur more charges by “guaranteeing safe passage” for his potential witnesses? Or having them testify by camera — in which case, won’t someone have to go there to oversee the testimony? (more $$$) Seems to me that Mr. Raniere is having a lot of fun spending other people’s money.

    Bring the witnesses here and charge it to Raniere. Whatever it costs, put it on his bill.

    • As I understand it, witnesses are entitled to some reimbursement for travel costs, though I don’t know how it gets handled in cases of international travel. I believe that is intended to ensure that defendants of little means aren’t put at a disadvantage, though it’s the sort of thing that Raniere’s and Bronfman’s lavishly funded legal team exploiting to their advantage.

      That also points to what I think is another aspect of their legal strategy, to spend so much that they start to overwhelm even the resources of the feds, and Districts with limited manpower and budgets. That’s part of the strategy of Scientology, which NXIVM and Raniere have deliberately modeled; prosecutors and law enforcement, and even agencies like the IRS, are dissuaded from pursuing legal actions that could cost tens of millions of dollars, including appeals all the way to the US Supreme Court, and drag on longer than some civil servants’ careers.

        • Scientology is run by a bunch of high school dropouts like Bronfman. They rely on hiring the best lawyers, giving them unlimited budgets and instructions to get the job done even if it involves bending the law to the breaking point and beyond, and having them at least harass enemies into financial ruin and submission even if they can’t win – the legal strategy that NXIVM has copied.

          • NXIVM had a very narrow legal focus, it was essentially Raniere’s hate and Bronfman’s money. Scientology has a very sophisticated, dispersed legal harassment approach, based on lots of organizations and written procedures. NXIVM is the Cub Scouts compared Scientology’s Navy Seals.

  • The text/email exchange will have a date stamp as does her DNA to determine her age without question. No closed TV at late 20’s, she needs to turn up in person and they can work it out from physical factual info thereafter.

      • They can determine age from bone, blood and saliva and all three contain DNA which is used in court to link people to crimes or facts.

          • I never said they were, those are your words. Answer this then, how do you determine that she was 15? Do you not look at the date stamp on the video or emails? Then would you not look to determine her true age today by using modern techniques like DNA testing that prove beyond resonable doubt facts in a court of law?

          • “Using some 200 nanograms of DNA for each age prediction, the team found its margin of error was 3.75 years for blood samples and 4.86 for teeth. Roughly 80 percent of the estimations were within five years, either older or younger, they added.”

            So…not very helpful in this case is it?

          • /\ not really LaLaLad she has also had a child which shares the DNA so let us double down for facts with which they share. Mothers share DNA with their children so you have a pair with the same or similar variance in your age quote but you cant claim a 3-4 year old as a 6-7 year old.

  • That’s a great defense idea. Call upon Mexicans who are afraid to come to America in fear that they will be indicted. Hmmm these Mexicans are admitting they are guilty of something, Keith wants criminals to testify on his behalf. This takes credibility away from the potential witnesses before the trail even begins.

  • I predict KAR will get off on a technicality, find religion, move to Texas, start a radio show protesting MLMs and cults…and get higher ratings than Scott.

  • Hey Frank.

    You keep avoiding the REAL information we want.

    Whether or not to grant ‘safe passage’ or to allow ‘video testimony’ (or to deny them both) is an issue already backed up by FEDERAL CASE LAW. It’s not some mystery issue. It’s been decided already.

    Yet you’re TOO LAZY to research the CASE LAW — and tell us exactly how federal appeals courts have ruled on this issue.

    We want to know:

    1) If safe passage isn’t granted then how can an appellate court overturn a guilty verdict on that issue —- WHEN the government can’t be forced to allow potential ‘criminals’ into the country with ‘carte blanche’ against being charged. Otherwise, judges would be forced to allow drug cartel bosses to have ‘safe passage’ to testify on behalf of their minions who get caught smuggling for them LOL.

    I want to see CASE LAW on this issue, not your own guesses.

    2) If video testimony isn’t granted then how can an appellate court overturn a guilty verdict on that issue —— WHEN the government can’t be forced to allow testimony that isn’t backed up by the threat of perjury charges if the witness lies during their testimony.

    i.e. If they’re testifying from a foreign land and don’t agree to waive extradition for perjury, they can’t be charged or extradited for perjury and their testimony is meaningless since there’s no threat of perjury for lying to the court. They’d have carte blanche to LIE to the court with impunity.

    Such testimony can’t be ‘forced’, can it?

    I realize that video testimony can be granted at the judge’s discretion — but I’m asking if an appeals court can overturn a guilty verdict if the judge and government don’t consent to allowing video testimony where the witness has impunity to lie?

    I want to see CASE LAW to back up your conclusions.

    Ask your resident attorney (Claviger) to tell us the answers.

    If not, then why the fuck are you even writing about these topics? 🙂

    • Now now Bangoff,

      Put away Woody and Buzz lightyear and do the research yourself. Your getting your mama panties in a tightwad.
      You know she doesn’t like you wearing them.

      While your at it, take off your mama’s heels and go to the Goodwill and get yourself your own pair.

      Dressing up nice to become one of Vanfraud gals is OK. He has openings in his stable with Lauren Salzman and Allison Mack gone.

      Keep us posted on how that DOS diet is going. We noticed your a bit cranky lately.

  • If she testifies. no doubt Jane Doe #2 will tell us what a great experience it all was.

    I wonder if the Mexican women Raniere wants beneficial testimony from are all still fully indoctrinated. Or are they being coerced by the richer, more powerful Mexican members, as a form of damage control.

  • Judge has to allow them to testify, plain and simple. Not doing so will certainly open the case to appeal and more.

    And, I want them to testify and be cross-examined by the prosecution so that all the information is out there for the jury to decide the case fairly.

  • Legal hair splitting aside, at the end of the day it still comes down to an older white guy exploiting a teen of color for sex. Dress that up any way you want, it still wont play well.

    • Snorlax, not all Mexicans are people of color. I believe that many, particularly in the upper classes, are of purely European descent. I’ve heard them referred to as “white Mexicans.”

      • Village Dianne:
        About 15% of Mexicans are European
        About 65% of Mexicans are mestizo or mixed European and Indigenous.
        About 20% of Mexicans are almost pure indigenous.

        In college I took a class in Mexican and Latin American politics and Mexico is more racist than the United States in many ways.
        The Europeans are the elites and call all the shots.

      • G,

        Why be glad?

        Because if the video evidence had fallen apart earlier their is a good chance some of those plea deals would not have been made. It’s my personal belief.

        Once someone takes a plea deal and admits guilt it’s a done deal for the most part.

        The woman can not now retract their guilty pleas if the video evidence no falls apart.

      • Because it saves the fucking tax payers a shit ton of money and unclogs the courts. The plea bargainers will still do time.

  • ……If the judge decides to allow fugitives to testify from closed circuit television in Mexico it will be a dark day for the American Justice System…..

    The prosecution could of course appeal such a decision….which could take years to filter through the appellate courts.

    Will the judge open Pandora’s box ?

    • Joan,
      Excellent point but I think Keith will clam the “rumor” was true and say the girl’s brother filmed her.

      • If Keith says that was the little brother behind the camera, that could easily turns against him. This guy is not a Raniere’s devotee anymore. He quit the group with his new wife, an ex espian herself. He is probably an american citizen now. It would be very easy for him to testify agaist his ex gourou and his lying sisters and tell the truth. I wish he is already collaborating with the autorities.

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