September Is Clare Bronfman Month at Frank Report

Clare Bronfman
September is Clare Bronfman month.  From now until the 30th, the day she is scheduled to be sentenced in Brooklyn federal court, is a time for us to reflect on the sullen heiress who was the left hand of her Vanguard, Keith Alan Raniere for almost two decades.
Clare is likely headed to federal prison, possibly as soon as the afternoon of September 30th.
We want to cover a lot of what she did this month and, in so doing, permit readers to judge whether justice has been served after she is sentenced.
We will look at the good, the bad, and the ugly of Clare Bronfman, second in command of Nxivm. For those readers who are sated with Clare, they might look to skip what promises to be a lot of posts about her.
The good news is I will put “Bronfman” in the headline when the story is about her so if you have had enough of Clare, all you need to do when you see “Bronfman” in a headline is skip that post.
Otherwise, you will get to learn more and more about an heiress gone wrong.  A woman with hundreds of millions of dollars she never earned who spent it on a maniac and committed financial crimes for him for a few hundred thousand dollars, an amount that people of her net worth would never do, not at the risk of going to prison.
Her crimes involved as little as $100,000 for one felony and even less for the other.  Imagine a woman with a $200-$300 million net worth committing financial fraud for $200,000 and risking years in prison?.  That would be like a person with a $200,000 net worth risking a felony and years in prison to steal $200.
That’s how stupid this criminal was.

Clare first accepted a plea deal, which she mistakenly thought all but ensured she would only spend 21-27 months in prison.  Then the “Pre-Sentencing Report” (PSR) showed she was a dangerous and deadly character – who used her wealth to destroy people and who was involved in a lot more criminal activity than the two crimes to which she pleaded guilty.
After reading the PSR, the judge announced he was considering giving her a longer sentence than her plea deal suggested.
Then, last week, in a profoundly stupid letter to the judge, Clare wrote that she would never disavow her Vanguard, the man Judge Nicholas Garaufis will be sentencing on October 27th, and very likely to life in prison.
He has Raniere’s number.
Clare will be first of the Nxivm Six to be sentenced – and with her sentence, we will likely learn just how the judge views the Nxivm defendants.
This must be a harrowing time for her.  Harrowing, I say, because the sinister heiress who destroyed lives while professing love for humanity could get anywhere from a 2-year to even a 10-year sentence. She faces a max of 25 years.
She doesn’t know how long she will be in prison or how harsh the actual prison facility will be (If she gets 10 years or more, she will automatically be sent to a maximum-security prison).
Another thing she does not know is whether she will be remanded the moment sentence is passed.
Will the judge allow her to go home and get ready for prison – or will he have the marshals slap the cuffs on her before she leaves the court?
Ger ready for Clare Bronfman month at Frank Report.

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  • Clare is just like Amway. She tried to sue Frank and failed miserably and Amway sued Scott and also failed miserably. LOL

  • “Clare Bronfman Month” evokes visions of something that sounds like it should be promoted by Tom Carvel hawking Fudgey The Whale cakes.

  • How about a countdown for everyone until the sentence is pronounced? For the still unknown dates, the countdown would have to be suspended.

  • I’ve known Clare for 5 years or so. She is a sweet person, but gullible and not terribly mentally strong. She is unfortunately very poorly educated, and she admits to a long history of mental illness, so it’s tragic. Clare genuinely believes what she is writing in her letter, but what she doesn’t realize is that the pain she projects onto Keith is her own invention. Clare can’t wrap her head around the notion that Keith doesn’t really feel anything for her, that his every sentence to her has been yes, to help her through her issues, but to also help ensure that she dedicates her life to him and never questions what he asks her to do. Even having wasted millions of her inheritance — and blaming her father for market manipulation when the truth is Keith is a really shitty options trader — Clare refuses to see the truth. It’s like her brain can’t take the step to acknowledge that because if she acknowledged the truth, her inner world would crumble, and she couldn’t handle that. Brandon Porter is going through a similar experience — if he were to acknowledge the truth about Keith, it would mean he put his career and his entire family at risk because he was unwilling to grow his conscience and see that his willful ignoring of his medical code of conduct for Keith’s experiments was truly damaging to his wife and family. In order for Brandon and Clare to keep their inner worlds intact, they have to reject the possibility that Keith’s conviction was in integrity with his actions — but they can’t go there mentally.

  • Clare could not have received advice from her legal team to continue to display her devotion to Keith Raniere. She had the option not to refer to him at all in her letter to Judge Garaufis. Is she resigned to serving her own self-destruction now? Her behavior pre-sentencing makes it seem as though she has allowed her survival instinct to dwindle down to just about zero. Or is Clare really that stupid? She cannot be that stupid, can she?

    She appears to ignore the harm that she has contributed to causing and even to arranging and plotting, because she had the funds to carry out so much viciousness and ugliness, bringing troubles to anyone Raniere decided to attack, whether in a court of law or more secretively. Her illicit actions and her years and years of sponsoring coldhearted and irrational grotesqueness gets glossed over by misrepresentational words about how her actions were for the “good” of humanity and, of course, for her “growth.”

    Her growth hasn’t reached any sense of completion for her yet, evidently. She is still not seeing that she has made herself into a witchy-faced, warty, and impotent criminal hagbag. A charmed life, huh?

  • Her recent jaw-dropping refusal to disavow Keith Raniere in advance of her sentencing shows that she is burdened with severe daddy issues. This squares with what I’ve read about her relationship with her father, who emotionally orphaned her. To be fair, if you’re human, you have daddy issues — but they don’t usually land you in legal trouble.

    To lose Keith isn’t just devastating for someone in Clare’s position — it is catastrophic. She still needs Keith for validation and self-love. She confuses the self-esteem and confidence she developed through the Nxivm program — and, more significantly, from the Nxivm community (her only friends) — with the kind of love we need from our parents.

    While things like free will and critical thinking (and downright luck) surely affect how we fare in life, a physically or emotionally absent father is the one factor that can radically influence our development and sense of self. Research shows this effect is even more pronounced in homes in which fathers were viewed as having elevated status or prestige. The research also suggests that perceived rejection from a mother isn’t as significant in terms of its effect on a child’s personality or sense of self.

  • Well, Clare always wanted to be a World-famous equestrian that lives in a big house.

    She seems to have obtained her wish. Just not exactly the way she planned.


    • Whereas, I feel Frank’s schadenfreude could switch up a notch the better to parry C.Bronfman’s cruel use of vexatious litigation to destroy others.

  • She seriously makes me look like a saint and my criminal record is longer than Ivy Nevares’ hair once was before the turd made her cut it.

  • Hi Clare,

    Frank loves you!!!! And so do you !!!!!!

    If you think your life sucks now…Wait till the judge sentences you.

    BTW: You are butt ugly. If my dog looked like you….I’d shave it’s ass and teach it too walk backwards.

    Have a great day!!!!!


    • I think all of this is to help trump and shpw corruption of Biden during Obama years. Let’s see what happens . AMLO is so happy about this 😀 haha

  • I hope she is remanded and taken away immediately upon her lengthy sentence. She has had lots of time while on house arrest to take care of any matters that might need to be attended to. Plus she knows she’s going away for at least a while. It’s won’t be a shock although she may faint again to delay the inevitable.

  • Hi, Frank. Good news! Media in Mexico is sharing about your HBO special! It is going viral right now. I have to say, I find it interesting that Emiliano gets more publicity than Laura Junco. This tells me Laura’s father has more power than Salinas. Almost nobody is talking about Laura Junco. The media is more powerful than politicians I would say (Laura Junco’s dad is the owner of top newspapers in Mexico like Reforma)

    Anyway, this is great news!

    • I don’t think Frank Parlato was part of the documentary of HBO. Emiliano Salinas participated in the documentary, actually accepted to be used in the narration of it. If not, he may demand HBO. But no, he is washing his image. Salinas will not go to jail. His father is very powerful. Rosa Laura Junco, her story inside NXIVM is not as attractive as Emiliano’s life, and remember the president of Mexico is chasing Salinas. So, let’s see if after the documentary, the Mexican government starts looking at ESP finances.

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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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