Judge Orders Nancy Salzman to Be Sentenced August 2 – Attorney Asks for Postponement – As She Is About to Become a Grandmother

Nancy Salzman

Big things are happening for Nancy Salzman, the former president of NXIVM, and known as the Prefect in the NXIVM community.

Judge Nicholas Garaufis set her sentencing for Monday, August 2, 2021, at 2:00 p.m.

In 2019, Salzman pleaded guilty to one count of racketeering conspiracy. Her attorneys immediately asked for a postponement of her sentencing.

In addition to her likely facing a term of imprisonment along with her eldest daughter, Lauren Salzman, who is scheduled to be sentenced some five days earlier, her youngest daughter, Michelle, is expecting a baby, making Nancy a grandmother for the first time.

Nancy’s attorneys seek to postpone the date of sentencing by about two weeks and to postpone some of the presentencing filing dates because one of her attorneys, Robert Soloway, is planning to be on vacation and because some of the ordering of the filings are different than those of the other defendants and, according to the attorneys, impractical given the complexity of Salzman’s case.

Although the judge has not ruled on the postponement, the government has no objection to the request.

In addition to the request for postponement, Salzman’s attorneys asked for a modification of her bail conditions in order for her to be at the side of her daughter, Michelle, when she has her baby – and to reside with her thereafter.

The judge denied this bail modification request.

Her bail modification request was as follows:

Ms. Salzman’s youngest daughter, Michelle, is due to give birth on August 1, 2021, although her doctors believe the birth may be up to two weeks early as Michelle has already begun having contractions. It is requested that Ms. Salzman’s bail conditions be expanded to permit her to travel to and to remain with Michelle at the hospital during labor and delivery, and to thereafter reside with her daughter (who lives near Nancy in Clifton Park, New York) including staying overnight with her daughter as desired during the infancy of the child so as to help her daughter and son-in-law, and to bond with her first grandchild.

All information as to Ms. Salzman’s location must be on notice to her Pre-Trial Services Officer, Kendra Renny, who shall be kept fully informed as to Ms. Salzman’s location. In all other respects, Ms. Salzman’s conditions of release shall remain as they currently are. 

While the judge denied her request to be able to freely go to the hospital and to stay at her daughter’s house to spend time with her grandchild as desired, he added “The court will entertain applications for the modification of Ms. Salzman’s conditions of bail for specific family visits on specific dates.”

If her sentencing date stands, she will be sentenced within days of the due date of her first grandchild and just five days after her older daughter, Lauren, will be sentenced as scheduled on July 28, 2021 at 11 AM.

Salzman’s attorney Soloway asked for a postponement “based on the following circumstances: First, I have plans for a prepaid family vacation on Fire Island, the term of which begins in July and extends though August 7.

“Additionally, the Court’s schedule for submissions is extremely tight under the circumstances of our client’s complex sentencing case, and the extensive submission being prepared.

“Additionally, the schedule ordered for our client differs materially from that ordered for all other defendants in this case. No other defendant has been directed to file PSR objections and a full sentence submission on the same date, as has been directed in our client’s matter.

“Rather, those submissions have been serially filed by the parties, beginning with defense objections, government response, and then defense reply, followed thereafter by a separate schedule for the parties’ sentence submissions. We respectfully request the same submission structure for our client, and note such protocol importantly allows for defense efforts to seek consensus with United States Probation and the government as to PSR objections before calling for final sentence submissions to the Court.

“We have no objection to filing our objections to the PSR, as ordered yesterday, on or before July 16, nor to the remainder of the schedule as it relates to submissions directed to the PSR’s final content, concluding, as currently scheduled, July 29. But we request that our initial sentence submission be due to the Court one week thereafter, on or about August 5, rather than the current July 16 date, to be followed by reasonable time for response and reply, and a date for sentence thereafter.”

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Michelle and Ben Myers

Her First Grandchild

Michelle Salzman-Myers is going to have a baby. This means that, at long last, Nancy Salzman, who will be 67 on July 16, will be a grandmother, something she might have been some time ago, via her elder daughter, Lauren, who testified at the trial of Keith Raniere that she waited to have a child with him for more than 15 years, only to be disappointed in the end when Raniere chose Mariana to have his child.

Grandfather Hector, baby Kemar and Keith  Raniere during his last few days of freedom in Mexico

 

Michelle, Nancy and Lauren Salzman

Now Michele is having a baby with Ben, her husband.

To show how interconnected everyone was in NXIVM, at one time, Ben was the love interest of Mariana’s younger sister, Daniela.

According to Daniela’s testimony at the Raniere trial, Raniere got so upset with her for wanting to leave his harem and go with another man that this was his remedy: For her to go in her room and stay there until she realized she was wrong, or in other words to “heal her ethical breach.”

She wound up staying in her room for almost two years, an incredible feat of I don’t know what – was it stubbornness on her part or sadism on Keith’s part or both or neither?

The crime was “document servitude” since it was alleged that Raniere, in conjunction with Lauren Salzman, conspired to withhold Daniela’s various legal documents pertaining to immigration and her ID to prevent her from being free to go back to Mexico.

This again ties into the small world of NXIVM since while Lauren aided and abetted the plan of Daniela being confined to her room, which  effectively quashed the budding relationship Daniela had with Ben, Michelle, Lauren’s sister, was able to begin a romance with Ben which ultimately led to their marriage and now, happily a baby.

 

 


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  • This is a side question that doesn’t have much to do with anything, but it’s something I’ve been wondering about. When did Nancy’s sexual relationship with Keith actually end? Theoretically she wasn’t part of his harem but she doesn’t seem to have had any other relationships either.

  • Nancy should not be let off the hook because of being likable or because of bad health.

    She caused a lot of damage to many people.

    Nancy set up the rich pain NXIVM like the Bronfmans to lose 100″s of millions to Raniere scams.

    She controlled his women when they reacted to his sexual abuse of having so many partners when he said they were the only ONE.

    Nancy lies when she says she didn’t know about DOS, many people told her.

    She was involved in all the lawsuits.

    Nancy knew about the money laundering scheme and not paying taxes.

    She lied about being a real therapist

    Her so-called health issues can land her in a prison that has a better medical facility but shouldn’t be a reason she shouldn’t do her time. Nancy tested people like a piece of shot when they got sick in NXIVM and said it was because they were not working their issues.

    Well Nancy, work your issues

    Own your part in this and maybe, just maybe you will get better

  • Nancy Salzman sentencing has been moved to 8/6/2021 at 11:00 AM

    She was Raniere’s #2 and he could not have done what he did without her help.

    Mama Salzman sucked all the big fish into NXIVM for him in the beginning and taught them how to behave using the “tech” she created with her NLP skill.

    Once she created an Army of drones for him, he was unstoppable once he got a hold of the Bronfman’s money.

    Anyone who defiled him too much, Nancy sued using NXIVM – her company, and the Bronfman’s money to go after them.

    If she tries to lie in court saying that she didn’t know what Raniere was doing, people will make sure the Judge knows she is a liar.

    Just own your SHIT, NANCY

    • According to Frank Report and Capital District News, Nancy is scheduled for sentencing on September 8th, not on 8/6/2021.

    • If one assesses the damages she’s caused, it seems she deserves a similar sentence to Clare Bronfman with the exception that she is older and has had health problems.

      However, this is where likeability and contrition come into play. Clare was not likable and expressed a minimum of contrition, thus she got 3 times the suggested sentence. Nancy is likable and will likely be very contrite, so despite her leading role in Nxivm, she may get very little time (1 to 3 years).

      Fair? The justice system should not be based on likeability or having proper social skills to know how to express contrition.

        • She has a friendly smile and she has the necessary social skills to make others comfortable. That’s about it.

          Charm can be also an attribute of a sociopath when combined with devious, self centered, anti-social behaviors

  • For all the cash that was sitting around, why haven’t the feds gotten involved for taxes and such… I am sure they would find a wealth of misdeeds…

    • Why?

      1. Lack of manpower? The IRS is understaffed.

      2. A sex cult takedown draws more attention to the FBI than someone not paying taxes?

      3. She’s 67, a woman, has had cancer and the IRS/FBI image will not be helped by bringing further misery on her.

      • And why would say the Albany, NY-based IRS agents and FBI agents refused to investigate all the tax fraud and money laundering they were informed about — and given evidence about — back in 2005? And why they never did any such investigations in the intervening 16 years between then and now?

        • 4. They were scared of them in 2005. It’s possible Nxivm had negative info on NYS Government officials that an investigation would have compromised. FBI and IRS didn’t want to open a can of worms that might even lead back to their own in some way.
          5. It’s old news right now. They want it to die a sleepy death. And, why open a can of worms?

          • 4. The IRS was scared of Nxivm….
            …because Kieth used a honey-pot scheme and sent Smallville actresses to get compromising pix of horny agents.
            …same tactic was used to keep Fed Agt Krisoff in line.

  • Most commenters give Nancy way too much credit for NXIVM. After initially trying to run away from Keith, he sucked her in and turned her into his productive stooge. She created the valuable teachings and he created the angled teachings. He used a slow-drip campaign to get her so far in that she felt she couldn’t turn back. Like any good psychopath, he compartmentalized most of the bad shit and shared with her only certain things. They tried to keep her from finding out about DOS for a reason – she did have some ethics and boundaries. She made a lot of mistakes and has to share in some of the blame – but she ain’t Keith. She’s part victim, too.

    • Are you a PR firm hired by Nancy Salzman? Nancy is not a victim; she was the director of this mad circus.

    • I can only speak with first-hand knowledge about Nancy’s role in NXIVM/ESP from October 2003 through December 2004. But during that time period, Nancy was a very active — and very aggressive — #2 in NXIVM/ESP.

      She was also fully knowledgeable about everything that went on in NXIVM/ESP — including all its illegal activities. And she was a major beneficiary from a financial standpoint — not the least of which was her $40,000/year clothing allowance that she never reported as income.

      Based on what she did when I worked for NXIVM/ESP, I would say she deserves at least a 5-year sentence.

      • I would never doubt what you say, Joe. The only question I’d ask is which illegal activities was she aware of? Specifically, how much illegal activity was Nancy involved in that didn’t involve evading taxes? From early on, he hammered in to everyone that it was ethical to not pay taxes. Once she bought into this, and started acting on it, Keith had her. Had her basically until the end.

        • Nancy Salzman was knowledgeable about everything from A to Z except the DOS episode which was kept from her. Nancy was on “the take”. Fill her coffers with gold and she is yours; Nxivm was the cash cow that fed her tastes. She’d looked the other way as long as the $$$ kept flowing.

      • Thanks for your input, Joe,
        You were there so you know about Nancy’s role in:
        the deceptions about Keith’s credentials,
        misleading claims about the effects of Nxivm,
        fraud to extract money from participants by an endless series of courses,
        non-reporting of cash,
        hacking of “enemies” computers,
        planting of evidence against enemies,
        possible collusion with NYSP.

        I’m sure you could add a lot to this list in great detail

  • There are lots of other grandmas in prison. Mothers too. Daughters. Granddaughters. Nieces. Girlfriends. Great granddaughters. Sisters. Wives. Step moms. Cousins. Even pregnant women and brand new mothers.

    They all in there, Nancy girl. You ain’t special.

    The good news is that you are a grandma wherever you go. Whether you see your grandchildren regularly or just send them cards that your dorm mate Martinique draws as a side hustle.

    The bad news is that Nancy seems to be playing victim and using being female to get out of taking responsibility. Isn’t that a massive Nxium breach? Didn’t Nancy teach all the spoiled princess in Jness that simply having a vagina has made them weak, uncommitted and entitled?

    Come on, Nancy! Practice what you preached!

  • So, I am confused by Nancy. Did she also have a sexual relationship with Keith? If so, the fact that he also slept with her daughter is beyond Jerry Springer territory. Also, why was Keith Vanguard when it seems that Nancy was the one who was instrumental in developing “EMs” and most of the curriculum of NXIVM? I think there is way more to the story that we’re not getting.

  • Nancy would not win a popularity contest on the Frank Report or in the Times Union. As a co-founder of ESP and Nxivm, she was instrumental in starting a crime syndicate even though it may not have been her intention. Raniere could not have done what he did without Nancy setting up the business apparatus of Nxivm.

    I’m sure Judge G is aware of that despite her benevolent appearance.

    • To Anonymous, July 10, 2021 at 3:08 pm

      Raniere couldn’t have done what he did if he didn’t have Allison Mack to help him do it. And what did he, the judge, make of that knowledge? We know in the case of Ms. Allison Mack.

  • Kym Karath, I implore you to contact the FBI and French authorities with the name of the French Director you and Jeff met with in Paris in 2016 and 2017 who wanted or wants to produce your script about your Parisian experiences as a young woman. It’s not gonna happen – not through that french connection that I have reason to believe was a NXIVM set-up – and it’s important for BOTH our disabled sons, for all NXIVM victims, witnesses and potential whistleblowers that you truthfully spill the facts. So long as Keith Raniere and Nancy Salzman can spend Clare and Sara Bronfman’s money from prison and the NDNY does not prosecute the pedophile crimes, none of us is safe. As Jeff always says, “Just because you’re paranoid, doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you.”

    Also, do not trust Det. Barry Trellis or LAPD target crimes. The caregiver was lying about the alleged attack on she and Eric at your old place in Malibu but they investigated for other reasons. Please read the FR story on Cassandra and Phillip Leavens, who wrote for “Smallville,” framed his abused wife and WILL NEVER WORK IN HOLLYWOOD AGAIN despite marrying royalty.

    Thank you for publishing this message, Frank.

  • Kym Karath, I implore you to contact the FBI and French authorities with the name of the French Director you and Jeff met with in Paris in 2016 and 2017 who wanted or wants to produce your script about your Parisian experiences as a young woman. It’s not gonna happen – not through that French connection that I have reason to believe was a NXIVM set-up – and it’s important for BOTH our disabled sons, for all NXIVM victims, witnesses and potential whistleblowers that you truthfully spill the facts. So long as Keith Raniere and Nancy Salzman can spend Clare and Sara Bronfman’s money from prison and the NDNY does not prosecute the pedophile crimes, none of us is safe. As Jeff always says, “Just because you’re paranoid, doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you.”

    Also, do not trust Det. Barry Trellis or LAPD target crimes. The caregiver was lying about the alleged attack on her and Eric at your old place in Malibu but they investigated for other reasons. Please read the FR story on Cassandra and Phillip Leavens, who wrote for “Smallville,” framed his abused wife and WILL NEVER WORK IN HOLLYWOOD AGAIN despite marrying royalty.

    Thank you for publishing this message, Frank.

    • [Excerpt from Wikipedia]

      Philip Levens
      From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      Philip Levens is an American screenwriter and television producer known for creating the science-fiction TV mini-series Ascension.

      Contents
      1 Education and career
      2 Personal life
      3 Filmography
      4 References
      Education and career
      Levens grew up in Lubbock, Texas and attended The University of Texas at Austin.[1] He initially wrote and produced on UPN’s All Souls, The CW’s Smallville, CBS’s Wolf Lake, and Fox’s Night Visions. [2]

      In 2000, Levens sold his one-hour dramedy “Red Shift” to UPN and rewrote “Old City” for Jan de Bont.[3] Philip also sold “Red Queen” for ABC, “Finders/Keepers” for USA, “Nightwatch” for Fox—and adapted the graphic novel Rest for NBC.[1]

      Levens was writing a screenplay draft for the “WonderWoman” feature film until he was replaced by Laeta Kalogridis in 2003.[4]

      In 2006, he wrote and executive produced the series South Beach for UPN, along with Jennifer Lopez.[5] He subsequently wrote for NBC’s Knight Rider, R. L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series.[6]

      In 2014, Levens created and was the showrunner of the limited series Ascension for SyFy, inspired by the real-life Project Orion (nuclear propulsion).[7]

      Levens also wrote the “The Accused” for A&E (TV channel), and two projects for CBS, “Interest of Justice” and “The Case Runner”.[6]

      He and his wife, Carolyn Stotesbery-Levens wrote “Menace of Venice” for Todd Garner’s Broken Road Productions.[8][9]

      Personal life
      Philips is married to Carolyn Stotesbery and lives in Los Angeles. The wedding ceremony was held at Saint Helena Catholic Church.[10]

      Filmography
      Year Film Credit
      2002 Smallville Producer/writer
      2006 South Beach
      2007 Hush Little Baby
      2008 Knight Rider
      2014 Ascension
      1999 The Puzzle Writer
      2001 All Souls
      2002 Shadow Realm
      2002 Night Visions
      2006 South Beach
      2007 Hush Little Baby
      2011 R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour
      2001-02 Wolf Lake executive story editor

      Philip Levens
      From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      Philip Levens is an American screenwriter and television producer known for creating the science-fiction TV mini-series Ascension.

      Contents
      1 Education and career
      2 Personal life
      3 Filmography
      4 References
      Education and career
      Levens grew up in Lubbock, Texas and attended The University of Texas at Austin.[1] He initially wrote and produced on UPN’s All Souls, The CW’s Smallville, CBS’s Wolf Lake, and Fox’s Night Visions. [2]

      In 2000, Levens sold his one-hour dramedy “Red Shift” to UPN and rewrote “Old City” for Jan de Bont.[3] Philip also sold “Red Queen” for ABC, “Finders/Keepers” for USA, “Nightwatch” for Fox—and adapted the graphic novel Rest for NBC.[1]

      Levens was writing a screenplay draft for the “WonderWoman” feature film until he was replaced by Laeta Kalogridis in 2003.[4]

      In 2006, he wrote and executive produced the series South Beach for UPN, along with Jennifer Lopez.[5] He subsequently wrote for NBC’s Knight Rider, R. L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series.[6]

      In 2014, Levens created and was the showrunner of the limited series Ascension for SyFy, inspired by the real-life Project Orion (nuclear propulsion).[7]

      Levens also wrote the “The Accused” for A&E (TV channel), and two projects for CBS, “Interest of Justice” and “The Case Runner”.[6]

      He and his wife, Carolyn Stotesbery-Levens wrote “Menace of Venice” for Todd Garner’s Broken Road Productions.[8][9]

      Personal life
      Philips is married to Carolyn Stotesbery and lives in Los Angeles. The wedding ceremony was held at Saint Helena Catholic Church.[10]

      Filmography
      Year Film Credit
      2002 Smallville Producer/writer
      2006 South Beach
      2007 Hush Little Baby
      2008 Knight Rider
      2014 Ascension
      1999 The Puzzle Writer
      2001 All Souls
      2002 Shadow Realm
      2002 Night Visions
      2006 South Beach
      2007 Hush Little Baby
      2011 R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour
      2001-02 Wolf Lake executive story editor

  • Re Nancy Sentencing & Endless Cash:

    — First, I have plans for a prepaid family vacation on Fire Island, the term of which begins in July and extends though August 7.

    Boohoo! Boo-fucking-hoo! Fuck you Nancy!

    Over 30 days on Fire Island…….
    ….Where is the money coming from?

    No doubt the vacation was paid for in cash!

    Wow! The FEDs are really doing keeping on top of Nancy and her apparent endless supply of money. Don’t forget Nancy recently purchased a new home even nicer than her previous home.

    I hope Nancy gave Kathy Russell a good cut of the cash they sequestered away.

    • I think you misread that part of the letter to Judge Garaufis. it’s the lawyer who’s going to be vacationing on Fire Island, not Nancy.

      And when did Nancy buy “a new home even nicer than her previous home”? BTW, my recollection is that Nancy’s home on Oregon Trail was actually paid for and owned by Clare Bronfman.

      • Claviger-

        I apologize! Regarding the vacation reading comprehension is currently is on par with Bangkok.

        I might be wrong, but I thought someone from the Oregon Trail area had posted about Nancy buying a new home.

        • It’s possible that Nancy did buy a new house –– but if so, I missed any mention of it (I do remember that her daughter, Lauren, sold one of her houses). I wonder what the hell happened to all the other properties that NXIVM/ESP and its related companies acquired over the years (If I remember correctly, there were over 20 of them). Just one more thing that the intrepid staff at the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of New York never investigated.

          • Claviger-

            I’m probably mistaken.

            The commentator that spoke of the home goes by Knoxwoods or something.

          • I am probably mistaken. My apologies.

            There is a boatload of money out there and unaccounted real estate.

            Regarding the real estate, it’s my understanding the federal government must sell the land at auction. I wonder if they are in the process of doing so.

          • The Feds will eventually auction off the various properties that they seized under asset forfeiture provisions with regard to the EDNY indictments –– but those only include a handful of the properties that were owned by NXIVM/ESP and its various affiliates. My recollection is that John Tighe had identified –– and published the street addresses of –– dozens of properties that were likely paid for with money provided by the Bronfman brats and/or the Mexican morons (The Frank Report has also published those addresses in a post that I wrote almost two years ago: https://frankreport.com/2019/07/22/preliminary-forfeiture-orders-signed-questions-remain-regarding-other-nxivm-properties/).

            So, what the hell has happened to all those properties?

          • —So, what the hell has happened to all those properties?

            Exactly!

            Maybe Frank or you could pass the list to the Times Union. It would be interesting to see who has title to those properties.

            ****

            I personally believe Nancy was embezzling funds for years. In fact, I would be shocked if that was not the case.

  • The judge is tired of the NXIVM chapter and wants to bring it to a close. I’m in agreement. Let’s get all the sentencing completed.

    • Well, we’re finally just about there. The only one left without a sentencing date is Kathy Russell –– and I expect we’ll be hearing about hers sometime in the next couple of weeks.

  • The recent sequence of events regarding Nancy does not bode well for her. After hearing nothing from her or her attorneys for quite some time, they all of a sudden ask Judge Garaufis to let her be with her daughter and son-in-law when they have their first child – and to then move in with them to help out and bond with her first grandchild.

    And how did the judge respond? First, he denied her request (He did indicate, however, that he’ll review specific visitation requests). Then, he also scheduled her sentencing date with relatively little notice – and established a very tight schedule for the pre-hearing activities.

    Note to Nancy: You should probably spend the next few weeks packing up your household – and making sure you haven’t left any spare bundles of cash lying around (I assume you’ve been getting paid in cash for your recent counseling work – especially since you’re not qualified to bill Medicaid or most private insurance companies). And you should probably not wear any of your fancy designer duds to the sentencing hearing because just like Clare, you’ll probably not be leaving court that day through the same doorway that you used to get in.

    Bye-bye, Nancy, bye-bye…

      • In general, pre-trial defendants who have been denied bail (like Keith was) will be remanded at the time they are sentenced. That’s because they were previously determined to be a danger to the general public and/or a flight risk.

        For defendants that were granted bail (like Allison was) or released on their own recognizance, judges will usually give them a few weeks to get their affairs in order before they are required to report to prison. The exceptions include defendants who have been given long-term sentences and, therefore, become flight risks – and defendants who have pissed off the judge (like Clare did).

        Given Judge Garaufis’ reaction to Nancy’s recent request for modification of her bail conditions, I think it’s quite possible that she’ll be remanded at her sentencing hearing. That is not true for Lauren.

    • Well put, Clav. Nancy pants and her attorneys seem to be under the delusion that they have enough “collateral” on politicos she’ll escape justice just as easily as some, indeed, have. But Silence is not always Golden. So, ADIOS, Gold Sash! Enjoy all that sumptuous prison food. Say, maybe if Clare and Sara, etc. give you plenty of commissary money for junk food you’ll get fat enough to grow your tits back. KARMA RULES!

  • For all the ranting about how easy it is to send apology letters to victims, let’s see if Nancy or Lauren can manage anything close to the contrition displayed by Allison.

  • Interesting that Judge Garaufis denied Nancy’s bail modification, even though it was for important family reasons. Family seemed so important to him in Allison’s case.

    The Judge’s actions seem arbitrary and governed by who he likes and who he loathes.

    It seems he has a loathing for Nancy Salzman.

    It will be interesting to see if he goes way over sentencing guidelines in her case. And if she gets whisked straight off to jail, without granting her a three month summer vacation like he did for Mack.

    I’m guessing she will get a longer sentence for racketeering conspiracy than Mack got for both racketeering conspiracy AND racketeering. Though at this point it’s like throwing darts.

    The only pattern emerging is the ugly offenders are getting extremely long sentences and the (relatively) pretty one got an extremely short one.

    And Nancy Salzman has a face that could curdle milk.

    • The judge’s decisions might seem arbitrary to you, but he gave clear reasons. He also said Nancy could ask for specific dates. He just didn’t want to give her blanket freedom. Maybe you should stop calling yourself Aristotle, since you don’t seem to pick up nuance very well

      • His reasoning is turgid. In his sentencing statement for Mack, he started out listing her numerous offenses against law and human decency. Which I hardly need review. These he ignored when he gave her 1/5 the Federal guidelines sentence. It was as if her years as Raniere’s faithful lieutenant, his enabler and partner, counted for nothing. All because she (or her legal team) wrote a handful of apology letters and she claimed repentance in court.

        Tabby Chapman, Mack’s longtime assistant who gave a victim’s statement, has described Mack as a master manipulator who could turn on a dime, two-faced, who would be pleasant and positive one minute and turn on her viciously the next.

        I don’t trust a master manipulator’s apology or repentance when these can get her off a long prison term.

        I can’t know for sure if Mack’s seemingly heartfelt words are all just an act. But then again, nobody can know whether they’re genuine.

        Yet, Judge Garaufis took her at her word. I don’t call that reasoned objectivity, I call it a belief based on emotion. And perhaps based on a pretty face.

        • Weren’t you the one saying months ago that her original allocution where she plead guilty was too tepid, and didn’t condemn keith strongly enough? Well now we have 42 pages of her denouncing the guy in no uncertain terms, and you’re saying she’s a liar and you don’t believe any of it. Is there anything she could possibly say that would convince you that she feels repentance?

        • You are so right, Aristotle’s S!

          The judge’s act does not help restore any faith in humanity’s capacity to organise itself.

        • As long as Mack thinks she can twist people around her finger, she will be a grifter of some sort or other.

          Will she end up selling timeshare condos or cryptocurrency?

    • —Family seemed so important to him in Allison’s case.

      Allison is cute and affable! She is the girl next door.

      The judge took note of Allison before she even entered his courtroom.

      At Mack’s first courtroom appearance the judge asked, “Allison were you in the cafeteria earlier?”

      I’ll laugh may ass off if Lauren Salzman receives the same sentence as Mack.

      • To Anonymous, July 9, 2021 at 2:16 pm

        Don’t conjure it up.
        When it happens, it says a lot about that judge.

    • Nancy should be hanged without a head cover sans handcuffs. Such a pity this execution type is not legal. I’d definitely want to watch…. At least it would help so many victims feel slightly avenged.

  • Nancy thinks she needs to bond with a grandchild she will probably never see again once she starts serving her sentence!

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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 featured prominently on HBO’s docuseries “The Vow” and acted as lead investigator and coordinating producer for Investigation Discovery’s “The Lost Women of NXIVM.” He was credited in the Starz docuseries, 'Seduced,' for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

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