Raniere Moves To Suppress Evidence Against Him – And Omits A Few Key Facts

Keith Raniere is apparently worried that his high-powered defense team – and his own ability to persuade people not to believe the reality of what they see and hear – may not be enough to convince twelve randomly-selected people that he is an innocent man.

Keith Raniere

Raniere – who is now the proverbial “last man standing” in the case of the U.S. v. Raniere Et Al – recently made a motion to suppress “the images seized from device DSCV_00000061, including the images the government alleges to be child pornography”.

The images in question are of a then-15-year old girl with whom Raniere was having sexual relations at the time. She is referred to in the prosecution’s filings as Jane Doe 2.

According to earlier filings in the case, the images – which show the girl in 15 different nude poses – were found on a backup hard-drive that was seized from the 8 Hale Drive townhouse one day after Raniere’s arrest.

They were in a folder labeled “BACKUPS” – which strongly suggests that there are copies of the images in at least one other location.

In addition to the images of Jane Doe 2, that same folder also had nude images of Lauren Salzman and Kathy Russell.

Some of the images show all three women in the same poses.

All of them were apparently taken sometime around 2005.

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In conjunction with his latest Motion To Suppress, Raniere’s lead attorney, Marc Agnifilo, also filed a Memorandum-of-Law and two Affidavits.

Marc Agnifilo

As of right now, the Memorandum-of-Law is not available on PACER.

It was rumored to have been taken down because it referred to several of the Jane Does by their actual names – which may have been an error on the part of Agnifilo or a deliberate attempt to intimidate the women.

We are anticipating that a redacted version will be posted later today – and will update this post if/when that occurs.

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Meanwhile, the Affidavits provide some insight into the arguments being made by Agnifilo and Raniere in support of the Motion To Suppress.

In his Affidavit, Agnifilo references “a true and correct copy of the Search and Seizure Warrant issued on March 26, 2018 by Magistrate Judge Daniel J. Stewart permitting agents to search the premises known and described as 8 Hale Drive, Halfmoon New York 12065”.

But the Search and Seizure Warrant, which is referenced as being attached to Agnifilo’s Affidavit, is also not available on PACER.

Agnifilo also whines about the fact that the prosecution has not yet provided him with “the search of the backup hard drive from which the child pornography was allegedly recovered”.

His whining continues as he makes the same point twice:

“As of the date of this motion, the government has not provided us with any such reports. In fact, when asked recently when we were going to get these reports, the prosecution stated that the reports were not completed but that the government would make the reports available when the FBI completed them”.

“Again, as of the writing of this motion, the government still has not provided these reports to us, despite the fact that we asked for them in open Court and in subsequent communications between the parties”.

Wah, Wahh, Wahhh…

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As pathetic as Agnifilo’s whining is, Raniere’s Affidavit is where the real giggles are to be found in this filing.

Raniere begins by noting that “the facts” set forth in his Affidavit are based on his personal knowledge.

He goes on to note that the 8 Hale Drive property is owned by Executive Housing & Properties, Inc. – and that the company has a place of business located at 455 New Karner Road in Albany, NY (That is, of course, also where the headquarters of NXIVM/ESP is located).

He then goes on to make the following claims:
– That 8 Hale Drive “has been utilized by me as a private study and, at various times since Executive Housing & Properties, Inc. bought it in 2004, as a place to live”.

– That 8 Hale Drive “contains my personal library of books, my notes, and other items of personal property”.

– That he has “always been within my legal rights to be at 8 Hale Drive, to keep my belongings at 8 Hale Drive, to sleep there, and I expect privacy in connection with my belongings”.

– That “though 8 Hale Drive was unlocked at most times, anyone who wanted to enter 8 Hale Drive would always ask my permission before entering the premises. There is no other person who has a greater right to be there or to use its premises”.

Raniere, of course, never explains what his relationship is to the company that owns the 8 Hale Drive property, Executive Housing & Properties, Inc.

Nor does he explain why he has any right to be there at all, let alone the greatest right to do so.

It’s probably not going to help Raniere’s argument that Executive Housing & Properties, Inc. was dissolved on October 28, 2009.

I guess he just forgot that “fact”.

And the company’s listed address was not 455 New Karner Road but rather 1843 Central Avenue in Albany, NY.

Another “fact” that Raniere forgot.
________________________________________

From the records of the New York Department of State/Division of Corporations:

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Selected Entity Name: EXECUTIVE HOUSING & PROPERTIES, INC.
Selected Entity Status Information
Current Entity Name: EXECUTIVE HOUSING & PROPERTIES, INC.
DOS ID #: 2998267
Initial DOS Filing Date: JANUARY 09, 2004
County: ALBANY
Jurisdiction: NEW YORK
Entity Type: DOMESTIC BUSINESS CORPORATION
Current Entity Status: INACTIVE – Dissolution by Proclamation / Annulment of Authority (Oct 28, 2009)
Information to reinstate a corporation that has been dissolved by proclamation or annulment of authority by proclamation is available on the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance website at www.tax.ny.gov keyword TR-194.1 or by telephone at (518) 485-6027

Selected Entity Address Information
DOS Process (Address to which DOS will mail process if accepted on behalf of the entity)
EXECUTIVE HOUSING & PROPERTIES, INC.
1843 CENTRAL AVE
NO. 145
ALBANY, NEW YORK, 12205

Chief Executive Officer
NANCY SALZMAN
PO BOX 1244
CLIFTON PARK, NEW YORK, 12065

Principal Executive Office
EXECUTIVE HOUSING & PROPERTIES, INC.
1843 CENTRAL AVE
NO. 145
ALBANY, NEW YORK, 12205

Registered Agent
NONE

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  • The ending of the 1996 movie “Last Man Standing” is apropo:”Smith gets into his Ford (which was repaired by the mechanic) and drives on to Mexico, his original destination, leaving Monday some money and Doyle’s car to return to Jericho. He reflects that he is as broke as he was when he first arrived, having given all the money he made off the two gangs to various women in order to get them out of town, including Felina and Lucy. However, he consoles himself that everyone in the two gangs is better off dead.” Raniere will be back to square one. Or Cell Block one, that is.

  • What is hard to believe is that Marc Agnifilo and the rest of Keith Raniere’s legal team have not figured out that Raniere is the world worse master mind when it comes to legal cases. Why would they file anything without doing their homework first?

    Marc Agnifilo just files crap motions and lets the DOJ correct the “misinformation” that comes out Raniere’s ass.

    When it comes to the trial, Raniere’s legal team should all wear their clown outfits. That would be fitting for the representation they have put into this case. In their defense, you can only defend what your client is willing to come “clean” about.

  • What I’d like to suppress about now is KAR’s asshole — to where shit flows out of his mouth every time it opens — and dribbles down the sides even when it’s closed.

    That way no one has any excuse not to know Keith Alan Raniere and all he ever taught, every word out of his mouth is pure 💩

  • “Jane Doe 2 — that same folder also had nude images of Lauren Salzman and Kathy Russell.
    Some of the images show all three women in the same poses.
    All of them were apparently taken sometime around 2005.”

    These are very incisive observations you are making as to timeframe and those involved long before Allison Mack had all these wacky ideas about branding and collateral — slaves posing nude to seal the vow.

    But what’s to worry? Allie won’t do any worse than Clare or Nancy and they’re doing just peachy…considering.

  • Executive Housing & Properties might have become a DBA of another corporation – I’ve seen that done. But given that he implausibly claims to have no personal interest in any of the corporations anyway, it still doesn’t help him. If anything, I suspect his obfuscation about even simple things like his living arrangements, will make the jury more likely to conclude that everything was a sham and involved corporate shell games, and that Raniere should be held responsible for all of it.

    Thanks once more for the info and analysis.

    • Here ya go skippy, list of companies the ole Keith had no personal interest in

      NXIVM CORPORATION DBA ESP;

      FIRST PRINCIPLES INCORPORATED;

      JNESS, LLC;

      THE ETHICAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION,

      EXO-ESO,

      THE SOURCE,

      ULTIMA LLC,

      AXIOLOGY, INC.;

      BUYER’S ADVOCATE, INC.;

      EQUIPT CORP.;

      NXV PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CORPORATION (NX PMC);

      SUNSHINE PROPERTIES, INC.;

      ELITE HOUSING CORP.;

      ETHICAL VALUE EXCHANGE, LLC;

      WEB EQUIPMENT, LLC;

      ELITE MARKETING PROFESSIONALS, INC.;

      POIESIS, INC.;

      RCG CORP LLC;

      RAINBOW CULTRUAL GARDEN, LLC;

      PRECISION DEVELOPMENT, LLC;

      ETHICAL PRINCIPLES, LLC;

      EXECUTIVE HOUSING & PROPERTIES, INC.;

      MOVING PIXELS, INC.;

      MY IMAGES, INC.;

      NX APPAREL, INC.;

      NX PROPERTY MANGEMENT CORPORATION;

      THE ART OF MOVEMENT, INC.;

      GENERAL SERVICE PAYMENTS, INC.;

      GENIUSES, LLC;

      ONE ASIAN, LLC,

      • Thanks for that.

        I count something like 5 housing or property corporations – though apparently some of the corporations listed, like EXECUTIVE HOUSING & PROPERTIES, may be inactive.

        I believe that corporations can have DBAs other than those listed in their corporate titles – for instance, there’s NXIVM CORPORATION DBA ESP but no mention of the full name Executive Success Programs.

    • Raniere being held responsible for all of it does seem to be a prenominate strategy, Anony.

      Not that it’s not a fact to an extent but without punishment, credible exposure at least, of all those who aided and abetted him —particularly those who did so for their own gain in violation of the law — and who apparently plan on continuing to do so with or without KAR at the helm [mind you, Vanguard could still reign with even greater “criminal minds” at his disposal from prison] — there will be no justice and there will be no end to NXIVM or ESP, as it’s more commonly called in Mexico, or to its criminal activities world-wide.

      Those include the continued corruption of U.S. officials through, among other means, the kind of extortion Bronfman and Salinas money can buy and use to cover-up even the most heinous, destructive, unacceptable crimes for decades, generations, yet to come.

      As Ayn Rand herself said, if all the wealth is controlled by anything less than entirely ethical individuals — it’s only a matter time before annihilation.

      What was the point of appointing, paying Kevin Trowel to investigate corruption within NDNY district among public officials in this case if that same corruption compels and allows those same officials (probably) to get away with not prosecuting the key crimes over which NDNY has jurisdiction?!

      And when did Mexico’s PRI party drug cartel owned, yes, elite come to acquire a major chunk of the US justice system???!!!!!

      IDK about you, Anony, but I want to know who in the world is sitting on high in this saying, “Let them eat Keith!” If not, “Off with their heads!”

  • Marky-Marc does have a right to look and review all evidence prior to the trial. He can always ask for a delay….

    Raniere has 4th Amendment protection against unreasonable search and seizure, but a search warrant trumps that right. He sounds like he thinks he’s still in charge, one would think being in jail for over a year would have awakened him from that fallacy.

    If his house was unlocked, how does he know others would always ask for permission to enter? Because he’s the Vanguard?

  • Ok, let’s establish one thing right now, the name Kathy Russell and the word nude should NEVER be in the same sentence.

  • Vanwahhed obviously believes that search warrants don’t apply to him.
    “DOS Process (Address to which DOS will mail process if accepted on behalf of the entity)”
    That bit tickled me. It sounds like the place to send collateral.

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