Clare Bronfman to Be Sentenced January 8, 2020

The great and glorious Vanguard not only stripped Clare Bronfman of scores of millions of dollars, he stripped her of her clothing and made her wear a jockstrap. Lastly, he stripped her of her freedom. She is going to prison soon.

Here is the court order:

“The sentencing hearing for Clare Webb Bronfman, 40, will be held on January 8, 2020 at 11:00 AM in Courtroom 4D South. Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 9/26/2019. (Davis, Eleanor)”

So that’s it – she is the first to have a sentencing date – and I expect the others’ dates [i.e. Keith Alan Raniere, Nancy Salzman, Allison Mack, Lauren Salzman, and Kathy Russell] will be soon set – whether before or after her.

It only makes sense that the woman with the most money – who paid $6 million to have her charges reduced from racketeering and racketeering conspiracy – should be taken care of first.

Bronfman is an heiress of the Seagram’s liquor fortune and is the longtime Director of Operations for Nxivm.  She pleaded guilty on April 19, 2019, on Good Friday, in Brooklyn Federal Court. Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis presided.

Her attorneys are Mark Geragos and Kate Cassidy.

Clare Bronfman leaves the courthouse with her attorney Mark Geragos

Instead of more serious charges, she was allowed to plead guilty to conspiracy to conceal and harbor illegal aliens for financial gain and fraudulent use of identification.

The first count is a ridiculous one if you stop to consider her net worth – did she really need to conceal illegal aliens for financial gain? What did she gain – $100,000 at max? Her net worth is $200 million.

The second count – fraudulent use of identification – is usually one committed by those seeking to steal some money – which she clearly did not need.

She did not do it for financial gain, she did it to fuck over women and have them under her control – hers and Keith Raniere’s and to please Raniere and help him commit financial crimes.

She committed her crimes for Raniere.

Her Charges:

Here are the details of the charges she will be sentenced for committing.

Charge One: Conspiracy to conceal and harbor illegal aliens for financial gain: In or about and between October 2015 and January 2018, Clare Bronfman, together with others, knowingly and in reckless disregard of the fact that one or more aliens had come to enter and remained in the United States through violation of law, did knowingly and intentionally conspire to conceal, harbor and shield from detection such aliens.

Jane Doe 12 [Sylvie] was in the United States in violation of law because she was in the United States on a work visa that had been procured through false statements by Clare Bronfman.

Bronfman’s housing of Jane Doe 12 substantially facilitated Jane Doe 12’s ability to remain in the United States.

Bronfman’s harboring of Jane Doe 12 was to obtain her labor and services for Bronfman, and for one of the NXIVM organizations in which Bronfman held a financial interest without paying Jane Doe 12.

Count Two. Fraudulent use of identification: In or about and between November 2016 and March 2018, Clare Bronfman, together with others, did knowingly and intentionally transfer, possess and use without lawful authority one or more means of identification of another person to wit: Jane Doe 7 [Pamela Cafritz] with the intent to commit and aid and abet and in connection with unlawful activity that constituted one or more violations of federal law, to wit: Attempted tax evasion resulting in the obtaining of things of value aggregating $1,000 or more during a one-year period.

Clare Bronfman knowingly caused the use of the name and credit card number belonging to Cafritz by facilitating Keith Raniere’s use of her credit card after Cafritz died.

She did so without lawful authority. No one had lawful authority to use her credit card because she was dead.

Clare Bronfman Aided or Abetted Tax Evasion

By Keith Raniere’s use of Cafritz’s credit card, Bronfman aided and abetted tax evasion by Raniere as part of a scheme to allow him to falsely portray himself as a renunciate and to not pay taxes on his income and assets.

Plea Deal for Clare Bronfman

Clare Bronfman signed plea deal 18-CR-204-S3 on April 19th, 2019, and it consists of 11 pages…  Miss Bronfman, have you read this document?

Statutory Penalties

As to Count One, conspiracy to conceal and harbor aliens for financial gain, the maximum term of imprisonment is ten years. There is no minimum term of imprisonment. The maximum supervised release term is three years, which would follow any term of imprisonment. There’s a maximum fine of $250,000.

Restitution. With regard to restitution, the parties agree that restitution in the amount of $96,605.25 payable to Sylvie was ordered by the Court.

With regard to Count Two, fraudulent use of identification, the maximum term of imprisonment is 15 years. There’s no minimum term of imprisonment. The maximum supervised release term is three years, which would follow any term of imprisonment. The maximum fine is the greater of $250,000, or twice the gross gain, or twice the gross loss. Restitution is mandatory in the full amount of each victim’s losses as determined by the Court.

Sentence can be imposed on the two counts consecutively or concurrently.

Sentencing Guidelines

The government made a prediction as to the calculation of Bronfman’s guideline predicting that Bronfman will have an adjusted offense level of 16 and, since she is in Criminal History Category I [no previous offenses], her guideline would be 21 to 27 months in prison.

In her plea agreement, there is an agreement regarding her right to appeal her sentence.

Her agreement reads that Bronfman agrees not to appeal, or in any other way challenge, the sentence Judge Garaufis imposes upon her if it is 27 months or less.

If the judge were to sentence her to more than 27 months in jail, and she believed there was a legal or other error in his doing that, she would then have the right to appeal her sentence to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

She only has the right to appeal if the judge sentences her to more than 27 months.

Clare also had to pay $6 million to the DOJ in lieu of forfeiture of items of real property.

Clare Bronfman Allocution

Here is Clare’s complete allocution on Good Friday before Judge Nichiolas.

Your Honor, I was afforded a great gift by my grandfather and my father. With the gift comes immense privilege, and more importantly, tremendous responsibility. It does not come with the ability to break the law, it comes with a great responsibility to uphold the law. I failed to uphold the following laws set forth by this country, and for that I’m truly remorseful.

Between approximately October 2015 and January 2018, along with others, I did harbor an individual who I knew had remained in the United States in violation of the law. I substantially facilitated her to live and work in our country in a way that would be undetected, and I was wrong. She did work for me and businesses I was affiliated with, so her work was a financial benefit to me.

Additionally, I was wrong to facilitate the use of someone’s credit card who had passed away. Between approximately November 2016 and March 2018, I knowingly facilitated the use by another person of a deceased person’s credit card, and the use of that person’s bank account to the pay the bills for the credit card which were more than a thousand dollars.

My office and I handled the logistics of payment of the credit card bill from the bank account, and the person using the credit card did not intend to pay taxes on the income received in the form of payment for goods purchased on the credit card.

I meant no harm in either case, however, that does not justify my actions nor their effects, and for this, I am truly sorry. I endeavored to do good in the world and to help people, however, I have made mistakes. This experience has taught me the gravity of my responsibility, and I will take these lessons forward in every future decision. Thank you.


BTW, Clare was recently taking high school equivalency courses from an online course so she can get her high school diploma before she enters prison. This will help her avoid taking tiresome high school equivalency courses in prison.

Despite being an heiress with access to nearly unlimited money, she only completed 10th grade.

MK10ART’s painting of Clare Bronfman wearing a jockstrap under orders of Keith Alan Raniere. She was acting too much like a man, and Keith punished her accordingly.

About the author

Frank Parlato

0 0 votes
Article Rating

Please leave a comment: Your opinion is important to us!

Notify of

Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
4 years ago

Re the sentencing……

Is the fix in? Let the press and public opinion die down and then dispense a light sentence to Clare Bronfman.

Only time will tell……

4 years ago

She’ll serve her microsentence, and then it will be off to the island to commence her Operation Phoenix, the rebirth of NXIVM.

No remorse, no regret, no shame.

4 years ago
Reply to  Paul

If Crazy Days and Nights is correct, NXIVM is already being rebuilt as we speak.

Today’s Blind Items – A New Cult
Taken from the ashes of the one they came from, several of the members of this former sex cult, including at least two actresses, have brought several members back into the fold. They have also recruited this B+ list mostly television actor from a hit almost network show which was on purpose. They wanted that same type connection they had the last time around. Because of his star power, he has recruited a half dozen women over the past three months who are also now members. Apparently the leader is the wife of the actress all of you know.

4 years ago

I wonder about her being sentenced first. If she receives a light sentence, (most think she will ) will that set the precedent for how the rest will be sentenced? Is it a bad thing that she is first?

4 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous


Excellent question for Krclaviger or Le’Gal.

How about it guys or girls?

4 years ago

Does anyone wonder why her family has never stepped in like others have when one goes off the deep end and can’t make good decisions about how to spend their trust funds?

Families have taken them to court to have guardians appointed while the person gets help. Look at Britney Spears.

What are the Bronfmans waiting for? Clare Bear to run out of cash? She cannot make a good decision on 500 calories a day, no sleep and devoted to her Vanguard.

4 years ago

That gender neutral photo of Clare in the puffy black jacket is from the day she pulled her faint feint in court, after Avenatti was brought up as a topic. Surely Shirley, this is not the first vampire whom Geragos has needed to shuffle home to chew on its fingernails. If she really gets sentenced on January 8th, hopefully she’ll soon find herself with even more challenging sentences to complete. This is a get well message for her educatable abilities to flourish. How fucking Hallmark of me to say so. At least no insults have been added about her depraved and deprived horseface appearance. There is no point in mentioning things which are irreparable. Here is something Clare could fix. She needs to find a new batch of friends who are free to be actively hateful, as she seems to prefer exercising a certain je ne sais quoi. Sadism.

So Clare Bronfman should call Gloria Allred, who has suddenly had a space open up for fresh meat, I mean, a new client. The 2 of them could join in a rousing chorus of “Getting to Gnaw You” on their smartphones. That’s right. Gloria is minus one client from her Epstein group of four. Gloria will not explain. Her autobiographical tour might start soon. Entirely speculatively, bets are that Allred has titled her life story as “The Rules of Professional Responsibilty Preclude Me.”

But they don’t preclude me. How ’bout those settlements to shut up clients, or was that all tawdry nonsense? Bill O’Reilly? Harvey Weinstein? Blah blah blah civil rights for women, but Allred likes gargoyles best? Imagine the camaraderie Clare could find with Gloria. Add one deceased horse in a barcalounger together with Gloria and Clare and you’ve got some very stinky, oozy s’mores.

4 years ago

Not that Grammichi pants Clare isn’t worthy of mockery because she clearly has *evident resentment* galore. Those SOP freak MEN laughing at her though. But hey! The women were so very led into it only by Keith Creeper. No men were there turning their heads.
Ok, yes. Mr. Vincente was so very concerned. At trial.

So sick of hearing about the women in a group led by Raniere, who had, apparently, a “society of protectors,” Men, who made excuses.

It is no wonder that it was a fight for the “cool girl” status. Manic pixie dream girls, apparently, do not come from Mexico. Import!

Have to think that Dear Prefect sold her soul on that.

4 years ago

Ok. So Nancy was penalized? Ha!
Yes. So tell us again how Clare moved up and Nancy was “demoted”.
I reckon that Nan–what is that Latin thing that’s being thrown around now?: quid pro quo?
And yet, for all of the bs about how these “high control groups, indeed” are messy, hooo boy.

Yeah, not buying this Nancy is all good and so very mad. Lauren? So sad. The hell is thus with the “we renounce”? You had to.

Oh, and yes, Michelle and her penis-not-in-pants husband. Oh, yes. What is his name? That creeper dude who did Dani “I feel so sorry for you but yeah, don’t really care/hey! Marrying Prefect”s NOT VANGUARDS’S SLAVE daughter.
Because that just happened.
Sure, that all happened logically.
So, let me get this straight!

Prefect’s daughter, Lauren, has to jealously imprison a girl (Dani) who is *imprisoned* because she had sex with a guy (MR. NO NAME); who ended up marrying Prison Guard Lauren’s innocent sister. LOVE! Forlorn.

Oh come on. Because, and I am supposed to believe this: Nancy Salzman, Prefect. The Queen of Exploration of freaking Meaning—was so unaware? Oh, yes, *we know how high control groups do*.


4 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

To add: I did read on FR (reporting!) about how it was, long before DOS, a woman-against-woman thing, which was clearly fostered by SOP and:

I guess Prefect

Scott Johnson
4 years ago

The crimes Bronfman plead guilty to read like the 10s of millions of illegal aliens living in santuary cities across the country that have gone unpunished. The worst part of her speech is she refers to Raniere as a “person” instead of the dirtbag that he is.

4 years ago
Reply to  Scott Johnson

Judge Garaufis issued an injunction preventing President Trump from enforcing the nation’s immigration law’

‘Second Federal Judge Issues Injunction to Keep DACA in Place
The nationwide injunction, issued on Tuesday by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis of Federal District Court in Brooklyn, came one month after a court in California also ruled that the administration needed to spare DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Judge Garaufis’s ruling in many ways echoed the one issued by Judge William Alsup of Federal District Court in San Francisco. But it also offered additional reasons for why DACA should remain in place as the case continues through the courts, and it detailed the harms that its repeal would cause to young immigrants and others.
On Sept. 5, the attorney general, Jeff Sessions, announced that the Trump administration planned to end DACA gradually, saying that the program had been unconstitutionally established by President Barack Obama in 2012″

Scott Johnson
4 years ago

So much for enforcing the law, and instead enforcing an executive order. That’s one of the data points regarding why I don’t have a lot of confidence Garaufis will hammer the NXIVM perps.

Democraps suk
Democraps suk
4 years ago

Soon to be decided and overturned by the Supreme Court. Judge Garaufis is a leftist activist judge. He thinks he is entitled to make laws It is funny how the shitstain Obama can legislate by EO and these corrupt judges have no issue with that, but when another President tries to reverse the EO….ooooohhhhh boy.

4 years ago

There are an estimated twenty million illegal aliens in America.
Many of them are employed by business people who want to increase profits by hiring cheap illegal alien labor.

Not to mention the many Democratic party politicians who view illegal aliens and their off spring as future Democratic party voters.
Don’t be surprised if at some point in the future Clare Bronfman tries to spin Count One as doing her part to help Dreamers who want to illegally emigrate to America.
Clare Bronfman was just being an American Patriot.

Now as to the fraudulent allocutions.
Both Clare Bronfman and Allison Mack gave fraudulent, phony allocutions written by their lawyers to play to the sympathy of the judge.

Three years ago former Speaker of the US House of Representatives Dennis Hastert was being sentenced for financial crimes related to illegal payoffs Hastert made to silence young men who had been sexually molested by Hastert when they were teenagers.
Hastert admitted to molesting many boys when he was a high school Gym teacher in Yorkville, Illinois and he kept them quiet through cash payoffs.
Hastert went into politics and rose up to be second in line to the Presidency from 1999 to 2007.
(President Bush– Vice President Cheney — Speaker Hastert)astert had the same job Nancy Pelosi now has.
Today Hastert is being sued by those young men for breach of contract after Hastert stopped paying the hush money.
The statute of limitations on the sexual molestation has run out long ago.
And Dennis Hastert is recanting his allocution claiming that his lawyers wrote it for him and told him to read it to impress the Judge.
(The Judge was impressed calling Hastert a “serial child molester.”)

Expect at some point in the future to see Clare Bronfman and Allison Mack recant their allocutions and say that their lawyers tricked them into making false confessions.
Just like Dennis Hastert has done.

“CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has sought to retract key admissions he made during his federal criminal case years ago that he sexually abused a then-high school student, a filing in an ongoing civil case alleges.

The document filed by lawyers for the accuser cites a 2018 deposition in which Hastert says his legal team crafted admissions that he had molested the teenager but that he didn’t agree with much of it.”

4 years ago

Clare Bronfman is a vermin. A good swift kick in her cunt is what she needs. Shoot her in the face and problem solved.

Second point. NXIVM cultist/coward/virtue signaller Kristin Kreuk mentioned on a list of shit movies.

“The original Street Fighter film was an abomination but since it served as the incomparable Raul Julia’s final film, it has developed a bit of a following in a so good its bad kind of way. No one expected, wanted, or asked for another movie. Fans were perfectly content playing the video games. Yet over a decade after the original debacle, Kristin Kreuk was cast to play the titular character in The Legend Of Chun-Li. According one critic, this movie makes the original look like Gone With The Wind. The movie serves as a reminder that not all video games deserve to be a movie.”

About the Author

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.

IMDb — Frank Parlato

Contact Frank with tips or for help.
Phone / Text: (305) 783-7083


Would love your thoughts, please comment.x