Raniere Sentencing Postponed

If you were planning to go to Brooklyn to see Nxivm leader Keith Alan Raniere sentenced on January 17 – don’t buy a ticket or reserve a hotel room

Sentencing has been indefinitely delayed.

Here is the order from the judge:

SCHEDULING ORDER as to Keith Raniere: The pre-sentence investigation report for Mr. Raniere has not yet been finalized. Accordingly, the sentencing hearing currently scheduled for January 17, 2020 is adjourned sine die. The court will contact the parties to reschedule the sentencing hearing for Mr. Raniere once the pre-sentence investigation report has been received. Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 1/2/2020. (Davis, Eleanor)

Adjournment “sine die” means “without assigning a day” – in other words, to adjourn for an indefinite period.

The reason is that Raniere’s pre-sentence investigation report [PSR] has not been completed.

Such reports are assembled by federal probation officers who interview convicted defendants and others involved in their life – including victims – prior to sentencing and then send their findings to the sentencing judge.

Federal rules require sentencing to be no sooner than 35 days after the PSR is filed and the defendant has a copy of it. After that happens, there is a process whereby the defendant can make objections to the report and the presentencing officer responds.

See https://www.federalrulesofcriminalprocedure.org/title-vii/rule-32-sentencing-and-judgment/ for more details on the process.

Since his PSR is not complete, Raniere’s sentencing will be pushed back to at least February. I would predict a more likely date will be March or possibly April.

Keith Alan Raniere is presently residing at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, NY.

The delay is not consequential for Raniere because any time he spends at MDC awaiting sentencing will count as time served. Raniere has been in custody since March 26, 2018. He was convicted on June 19, 2019.

Of his codefendants, only Kathy Russell (January 28th) and Clare Bronfman (February 14th) have sentencing dates. Allison Mack, and Nancy and Lauren Salzman have not had sentencing dates scheduled.

Some might ask “How it is possible to not be able to finish a PSR in six months?”

On the one hand, that does seem like an awfully long time – especially considering that most PSRs are completed within 1-2 months.

On the other hand, maybe no one can ever really finish Raniere’s PSR. There is so much evil in his background, a life of almost pure evil – often masquerading as good – that to try to catalog a fraction of it might take years.

What does this mean for Raniere?

By law, he faces a minimum of 15 years for the sex trafficking charge. He has a raft of other felonies such as forced labor and racketeering. The racketeering charges included underlying acts of possessing child pornography, money laundering, identity theft, obstruction of justice and visa fraud.

If he got 25 years, with almost two years served, and 15 percent off for good behavior – Raniere, now 59, could be out when he is just shy of 80.

The PSR delay, however, can only mean one thing: It will be an aggressive report – with a likely recommendation, in my opinion, for life in prison.

They don’t postpone PSRs because what they uncover is making things look better.

Bronfman had 25 pages of victim summaries on her report –- which prompted the judge to declare he was thinking of a higher sentence for her than the 21-27 months her plea deal suggested. If Bronfman had 25 pages, Raniere likely has a 100 pages or more of summaries of victim statements.

The PSR is not limited to basing recommendations entirely on crimes Raniere was convicted of.  They can report about crimes he should have been charged with – and any and all kinds of reputed abhorrent behavior.

The rape of Rhiannon comes to mind. The suicide of Gina Hutchinson.  The women who had to flee from him. The women he sued. The people he filed false charges against. The disappearance of Kristin Snyder. I suspect these will all make the report.

The judge will have the PSR to back him up if he decides ‘life’ is the proper sentence. [You don’t get time off for good behavior when you get life.]

The future, therefore, appears to be quite dim for the man who said, “He who has the most joy wins.”

I predict Keith is never going to see the outside again.

The only question now is whether his is a natural death, a suicide or a homicide.

Any way it ends, it’s time to say “Goodnight, Keith.”

And Viva Executive Success!




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  • Hi NiceGuy!
    I am going to need real-life heroes and children’s advocates here for these victims. 😇
    I am a personal humanitarian within the walls defined by my own life experiences.

    I too have been victimized by the C. I. A, KR and his global rings.

    I’m a victim of horrible technology patent crimes against humans.

    I lived to tell the truth, what happened to Erin Valenti happened to me first and I have been in hiding.

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    With black fold-out furniture and genetically modified Doritos being eaten in the kitchen, (blue and red bags) they fed to their 18-year informants they had recruited for my job.

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    The whole event caused horrific emotional distress in the presence of children at a child’s birthday party.

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    Who puts a full grey armored military vehicle in a children’s parking lot?

    Answer: People who wanted all the information I had in my con-science/conscious brain after my N. D. E in 2018, from removing my breast implants that were killing me, I was preparing a lawsuit for.

    I was tortured and told:
    How about a delivery call for pizza and a text message 5 minutes later stating to move on and forget about TIM OR….


    I was also, asked to sign and N. D. A., after meeting me once for 5 min!


    My dreams are my private dreams and not there’s to steal it was a violation of my human, civil and constitutional rights through means of illegal covert and overt operations “Alice & Wonderland”.
    They didn’t care, they don’t care, it never ends.

    The same people who hacked my navigation system in REAL TIME, also slammed my car to halt on a busy local street with many other around.
    simultaneously wiping all of text messages I had exchanged with him from my phone.

    I guess he didn’t like me investigating N. A. U. Agricultural land experiments and the death of my former neighbor, TIMMOTHY PAUL GILBERT. Drug cartels, child rapists and child cyber predators.

    I find this all ra how this all happened within the week I was going PRE ARRANGED meetings regarding this information with lawyers and school authorities.


    We are in the Matrix, Life is a gas and love is the battlefield, we all pick our own poisons every breath we breath and every thought we create.

    There is hope for everyone in this situations.
    I beg of everyone to stay strong and speak up as I have so courageously finally chosen to do.

    I will spend my future time committed to serving those who have been victimized by these programs since birth, including me.

    We all have been victimized by Google, A. I and 5G.

    Protect our CHILDREN they can’t gather strength back from these attacks like adults can, as many aren’t yet aware that their energy is never lost only stored or transformed.

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    Please stand up for Erin and I.
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    Please protect our ANIMALS, they have no voices yet I will not ignore their CRIES FOR HELP!

    RIP ERIN VALENTI, this is for you my guardian angel!


  • This is a hell of an inconvenience for the victims like Toni Natalie and some others who planned in advance to attend. The judge should not do it. He should stick to his original date. #VictimsFirst

  • In the aftermath of Epstein’s death, we’ve also learned that the federal prisons system is overloaded, underfunded and understaffed, and not operating the way we would assume it should.

    Perhaps anything more than a cut-and-dried sentencing report takes longer than it should because it gets shunted around, and has to wait for overworked specialists like investigators to get to it. Or maybe agencies like the NDNY, FBI, DHS/Customs, IRS and so on, have ongoing investigations, and the sentencing report is being held up pending what comes out of those.

  • This is a good development – that the authorities are really digging. I wonder whether the pre-sentencing report (which is bound to be extremely lengthy) will be provided to the Northern District of NY as a basis for additional charges?

  • I doubt that he’ll ever get out of prison. He’ll either get life, get killed, or die of some illness or another.


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    Police say angry father nearly killed alleged child molester
    Father Beats Alleged Pedophile After Catching Him Naked in Children’s Bedroom
    An alarming mug shot documents the extent of a man’s injuries after he was nearly beaten to death by a father who allegedly caught him naked in his toddlers’ bedroom.

    The incident unfolded in Spotsylvania, Virginia, on Sunday morning, when the father, who went to check on the children around 6:30AM, encountered Mark Stanley, 60, naked from the waist down standing over the children, ages 2 and 3.
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  • Let’s be brutally honest.
    There are so many victims of SEX TRAFFICKING in NXIVM by Keith Raniere and his PIMPS Allison Mack and Lauren Salzman, not to mention the numerous financial crimes of Cruella Bronfman that it will take some time to assess all of the damage these NXIVM criminals have caused.

    NXIVM is more than a cult.
    NXIVM is a Criminal Syndicate.

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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