Crime Does Pay – Sara Bronfman to Get up to $200,000 From Feds for Sale of Nxivm Headquarters

Racketeer Sara Bronfman authorized her NYC attorneys to admit that Keith Raniere's claims of genius were "improbable". - "and so what?"

Two sisters.  One reasonably attractive, one who looks like she was beaten with an ugly stick – repeatedly.

Clare [l] and Sara [r] Bronfman
But that is not the only disparity.

Both are followers of Keith Alan Raniere. Both committed many of the same crimes. Both funded the horrors. Both perjured themselves in litigation, obstructing the courts, punishing his enemies.

One was charged with serious crimes and is going to prison.

The other lives in a mansion in Provence France – and has another mansion in England. She is untouched by the crimes she committed, the countless racketeering crimes she supported.

On top of that, while the feds took $6 million from Clare for her role in Nxivm, the feds are actually going to pay Sara money.

They have seized three properties including the Nxivm headquarters on New Karner Road in Colonie New York and will sell them – the headquarters of horrors – which was paid for by Clare and Sara Bronfman for the monster and his minions.

And now, they’re going to pay Sara for it.

Yes, it’s all part of the latest twist in the Nxvm case.

Before we get into the latest federal motion – to give Sara money – I want readers to recall that the only inner circle member to not be on the government’s chart of inner circle members – despite her being on the executive board and having the rank of green sash – was Sara Bronfman.


Conspicuous by her absence is Sara Bronfman on the ring of inner circle members for the monster Raniere.

It seems like she is being protected. As much or more so than Emiliano Salinas.

Here is the latest:

It comes from Assistant US Attorney Karin Orenstein, in charge of forfeitures on this case.

It is a stipulation agreed upon between the United States and Sara Bronfman.

There was an order of forfeiture entered as to Nancy Salzman, Lauren Salzman and Allison Mack on July 17, 2019 via which the U.S. government was going to seize certain properties that had been used in the commission of Nxivm-related racketeering crimes. This included the properties located at 447, 455 and 457 New Karner Road, Albany, New York.

The government sent notices about the property seizure to everyone it believed might have an interest in any of these assets. This included Sara Bronfman.

447 New Karner is an office building south of Nxivm headquarters at 455 New Karner.


455 [r] and 457 New Karner [l] are two office buildings owned by Nx Trust.

457 New Karner [top building] 455 New Karner [next to it] and 447 [with red marker]
The Stipulation resolves Sara Bronfman’s claim to the New Karner Road properties.

Read the complete stipulation

Here are the legal machinations that led to this bizarre result.

Count One of the Superseding Indictment charged Keith Raniere, Clare Bronfman, Allison Mack, Kathy Russell, Lauren Salzman and Nancy Salzman with racketeering conspiracy.

The United States gave notice to the defendants that if any of them were convicted of the offense, the government would seek forfeiture of any interest assets acquired or maintained in violation of the anti-racketeering law, any property that afforded a source of influence over any racketeering enterprise, and any property constituting, or derived from, any proceeds which the person obtained, directly or indirectly, from racketeering activity,

On March 13, 2019, Nancy Salzman pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy.

On March 13, 2019, the United States filed a Second Superseding Indictment against all of the defendants except Nancy Salzman [who hopped on the plea deal bus first], which included racketeering conspiracy and racketeering.

On March 25, 2019, Lauren Salzman pleaded guilty to racketeering and racketeering conspiracy.

On April 8, 2019, Allison Mack pleaded guilty to racketeering and racketeering conspiracy.

On July 15, 2019, Nancy Salzman, Lauren Salzman, and Allison Mack consented to forfeit multiple assets including the properties at 447, 455 and 457 New Karner Road.

Records maintained by the Albany County Clerk’s Office indicate the owner of the New Karner Road Properties is NX Trust, Inc. and deeds transferring the New Karner Road Properties to NX Trust, Inc. identify Nancy Salzman as “Trustee of the NX Trust”.

It appears the transfer was made for all three properties in 2006 and the price was $510,000, which seems to be an artificially low price.

On August 21, 2019,  the lawyer representing Sara Bronfman AKA Sara Bronfman-Igtet contacted the United States and claimed that Sara Bronfman has an interest in the New Karner Road Properties.

Rather than fight, the feds decided to play nice with Sara and give her a share.

They entered into a stipulation to pay her for her interest in the New Karner Road Properties.

In short, “The Parties agree that … the United States Marshals Service shall sell the properties… The Parties further agree that at or following the closing for the sale of one or more of the New Karner Road Properties, Sara Bronfman will receive a payment equal to 20% of the purchase price from the proceeds of such sale. The total amount of payments from the sale of all three New Karner Road Properties….shall… be capped at $200,000.00.”

Sara will get 20 percent or $200,000 whichever is lower for the sale of these properties that she and others used to commit racketeering crimes.

447 New Karner is assessed at $740,741; 455 New Karner is assessed at $622,222 and 457 is assessed at $740,741.

A source contacted me before the forfeiture order. He said Sara Bronfman-Igtet and her husband were looking to put one of the properties, which I believe to be 447 New Karner, into another person’s name to hide it from the feds.

She did not find someone to serve as the shill. But it worked out OK, she will get paid her share anyway.

Maybe she’ll use the money to continue her Rainbow Cultural Garden children’s experiment.

Or maybe she’ll use it to fund sister Clare’s commissary account.

Viva Executive Success!


Company Store: NXIVM headquarters at 455 New Karner Rd.

By the way, Sara must be feeling pretty safe these days. Safe enough to travel to England where she signed the stipulation.




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  • Oh come now, Frank, “Crime Pays” — that’s just ridiculous.

    It’s more than obvious the poor Bronfman girls are being swindled out of their rightful inheritance by the U.S. government in league with their brothers, the WJC and the CIA and such —just as Keith and Nancy and Barbara Bouchey warned. Why, that property of theirs Upstate is worth over a million! Tsk. Tsk.

  • The Bronfman in France is only mildly attractive when she is pictured next to the Bronfman in NYC. That makes her sorta pretty, but only by comparison. It’s sorta like a power puke vs. throwing up a little in your mouth.

  • This is an outrage. The money should have gone to victims. Toni Nataiie. Should lead a protest against this. Toni was the bravest victim and one of the few who put her name out there. I know she wanted a quiet life and to forget about Keith but she reluctantly put her name in front of the media to serve as an example. Fight this outrage Toni. Sara should not get money. You should get it instead – and use it to help victims – as you have been doing.

  • Hi Frank,

    Was browsing through the television and “The Lost Women of NXIVM” was playing.

    It was fascinating, with the verdict still out on Kristin Snyder.

    Do you think “The Rat” could be her if she’s still alive? Or Heidi Clifford? Could it have been Kristin Keefe? In the documentary, Heidi Clifford said that Kristin Snyder shouted out in her NXIVM class around four times that Keith Raniere impregnated her. Could one of those participants be “The Rat”? Didn’t you recently acquire a list of all the people at that course? Could they be traced and contacted? It may create some leads and maybe some answers.

    Also, noticed they showed footage of Allison Mack on stage at the A Capella event in 2007 with the woman who recruited her and hides, Kristin Kreuk. Kreuk’s face was not blurred in that footage, but in the following picture, it was:×236.png?zoom=2&resize=531%2C418&ssl=1

    Why was Kreuk’s face blurred out? It should have been plastered on the screen.

    Also, curious as to why Susan Dones was a participant. She left years ago in 2009 (claiming Kristin Kreuk followed shortly after which is false by many years) and most likely didn’t know much beyond what happened between 2009-2017. Has Dones contributed anything to the recent trial of Raniere?

    Also, why did Sarah Edmondson not take part? Is it because she wants to milk this branded cow for all its worth with her own “me, me, me” documentary?

    • That’s not a blurred out face. That’s a normal blur due to the focus of the camera being on Allison. Anyone who knows the Smallville starlets can recognize that as a picture of Kreuk. Besides, she’s in a bunch of other photos that aren’t blurred that put her at those lame events.

      • No idiot. They took that picture in the link and Kristin Kreuk’s face was blurred. As was the other female. That picture in the link is not a screenshot from the documentary, it is a picture Frank posted. The point is, they blurred out her face in that picture, but still showed footage of her not blurred out. It’s not hard to understand.

        • It means practically nothing. Maybe in that particular instance it was simply done to have the focus on Allison. In the show “Cults and Extreme Beliefs”, there were several NXIVM pictures with Kristin displayed. People’s faces were scratched out in all of them, but all the ones she was in you could see her face. The same was true with certain other people known to be in NXIVM. Perhaps they didn’t care that their past association to NXIVM was depicted, whereas others did and that’s why their faces were scratched out in the pictures. Maybe there are legal issues behind it? That they have to get permission or something like that. That series was witnessed by millions of people.

  • According to what was published here a while back, Sara Bronfman wasn’t on NXIVM’s board as of 2018:

    It seems that she was less involved in recent years, and for whatever reason was off in France mostly doing her own thing when NXIVM really went south.

    I don’t think she can have her property interests taken unless charges are filed against her – though we can hope that perhaps this spurs federal prosecutors in one jurisdiction or another to do so. I’d expect a variety of agencies from the IRS to Customs might lay claim to that money before it is actually paid out to Bronfman, too.

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.

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