The Prosecution’s Full Speech Requesting Leniency for Allison Mack

Allison Mack leaving court

On June 30, 2021, Allison Mack had her sentencing hearing. Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis was presiding.

Assistant US Attorney Tanya Hajjar was there for the prosecution. Along with her, seated at the prosecution’s table were FBI Special Agents Michael Weniger and Michael Lever and Jennifer Fisher of the United States Probation Department.

At the defense table were Mack’s attorneys, Sean Buckley, William McGovern and Matthew Menchel and Mack, who pleaded guilty to racketeering and racketeering conspiracy in April 2019.

Sean Buckley attorney for Allison Mack

The judge opened the proceedings by giving a rundown of what he used to calculate her sentencing — everything except what was to be said before him at this hearing.  From what he concluded, Mack’s offenses, according to Federal Sentencing Guidelines, should land her in prison for 14-17.5 years.

He permitted a video by a former Mack friend Tabitha Chapman to be played. After her came another victim, who was a witness at the trial — Jessica Joan, who spoke in person.

After these two, it was time for the prosecution to tell the judge what they thought Allison Mack and society needed to right the wrongs that she had done.

AUSA Tanya Hajjar

The prosecution, that is the US Dept. of Justice, is fond of referring to itself as the “government.”  And, in effect, they are the government – in most cases, they are judge, jury and prosecutor – since few cases go to trial.

I prefer to call them by their rightful name – the prosecution. For that is what they do — they prosecute. They don’t govern and words are important.

AUSA Tanya Hajjar spoke for the prosecution. She said:

“Thank you, Your Honor. I know the Court is well aware of the seriousness of the offense conduct in this case as well as the harm caused by the defendant to the victims, including those present today and those who submitted victim impact statements to the Court.

“The government’s sentencing letter described Ms. Mack’s cooperation with the government and I want to emphasize the significance of cooperation in a case like this.

“As Your Honor knows, DOS was a criminal organization that operated, by its very nature, in secrecy. DOS members were forbidden to discuss the operation of the group and Raniere’s role as the head of the organization was concealed to all but the few that he directly recruited. For this reason, information about the meetings and conversations between Raniere and the first line of DOS, including Ms. Mack, were very significant to the government’s investigation and prosecution.


DOS First-Line Masters knew that Keith Raniere was the leader of DOS, but most of those they recruited were not told that a man led their secret sorority to empower women.

“Ms. Mack accepted responsibility in this case by pleading guilty and she chose to cooperate by contributing her knowledge of the crimes that she engaged in and to assist the government in holding Raniere and others accountable for their crimes.

“The government did not call upon Ms. Mack to testify at trial, though she was prepared to do so if called, but Ms. Mack did provide law enforcement with information, material and recordings which proved to be crucial evidence at trial, evidence which confirmed Raniere’s role in DOS.

“And just as the Court must take into account the seriousness of the crimes and the need for deterrence in this case, the government submits the Court should also take into account Ms. Mack’s cooperation and the value of that cooperation in imposing a sentence and for these reasons, the government [i.e the prosecution] requests that the Court impose a sentence below the applicable Guidelines range.

“Thank you, Your Honor.”


Short and sweet. It was all about Mack’s cooperation, and only a sentence on the seriousness of her crimes – and that too only to mention they were serious – without retelling what those crimes were in any detail.

The oral statement by the prosecution at her sentencing had none of the lukewarm support the prosecution gave in their written sentencing memo – of how her cooperation was helpful but would have been a lot more helpful if she had acted sooner etc. and how serious were her crimes – told at length.

The government –as they like to be called – and prosecutor Tanya Hajjar — showed a streak of humanity, something not always seen in prosecutors. They lent their voice for leniency.

Yes, Mack helped the prosecution — I do not think quite as much as they played it out to be –  but she helped put Raniere away.

It was perhaps generous embellishment that Hajjar made before the judge, the kind that hurts no one and maybe helps. She said Mack helped out quite a bit.

Judge Garuafis

Judge Nicholas G. GaraufisThe judge took it all into consideration and gave her three years – which showed not only that sentencing guidelines aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on – but that the judge tempered justice with mercy, something that requires a delicate, balancing act — and, in the end, is perhaps the only reason to have judges – to weigh those two awful, splendid things – a sentence given in the present that takes into consideration justice to atone for the past, and mercy to loan to the future.


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  • Remember all those boxes and boxes and floors and floors filled with DOS/Nxium information/evidence?

    We don’t really know what exactly is in there. Maybe evidence unused in court this time. Maybe just waiting for IF Keith’s appeal goes through…. Maybe waiting for something else.

    And IF the appeal does go thru – will Allison testify then? Will Cami? We don’t know.

    Is the government in the process of opening a new case on somebody from Nxium/DOS? Is Allison cooperating in that?

    We don’t know. Is the US government working with authorities in Mexico? We don’t know. Is there now a case being worked on elsewhere in the US? We don’t know.

    We don’t know a lot. We probably still know LESS about Nxium NOW – then we actually do know – if you can follow that poorly phrased sentence. What I am saying is there is probably more that we DON’T know – then what we DO know.

    The FBI plays the long game. And the quiet game. And once you are on their radar – you stay on their radar.

    Are they still tracking down money? It’s the US government. So, probably. We shall see…

  • Allison Mack got a lower sentence because of the information she has, and because she has hidden connections. We don’t know if Kristin Kreuk and her would open up a new cult.

    Keith got caught because he grew comfortable and lazy. Arrogance led to his downfall and the Frank Report.

    I hope my comment would be seen.

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    • She wasn’t murdered. If indeed mr Michal Leroy Byrd killed her, he deserves the congressional medal of honor for is brave stance in the siege of the Capital on january 6th.

      • Yes, it is very brave to shoot an unarmed woman.

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        Should I have been shot?
        My brother visited the Capitol as recently as 2017 and talked to Congressman Louis Gohmert of Texas.
        Should my brother have been shot?

        The US Government belongs to the American people.
        Get used to it.

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  • Tanya Hajjar is not telling you the full story.
    Why didn’t the Federal prosecutor in Brooklyn have Allison Mack testify in court?
    After all Allison Mack is supposed to be a healthy young woman in her thirties.
    Or is she?

    In 1994 the Federal prosecutor in Chicago had an eighty-year-old gangster in Chicago named Lenny Patrick testify about his sixty-year life of crime.
    Starting with Patrick’s first murder in 1932 at the age of twenty up through six admitted murders and into the extortion rackets in the eighties, Lenny Patrick testified over several days.
    And I was there at Chicago’s Dirksen US Courthouse to hear it all.
    For those of you with an interest in history, Lenny Patrick was a childhood friend of Jack Ruby, the Jack Ruby who murdered Lee Harvey Oswald in 1963.

    Lenny Patrick, a sobbing old man, can testify but not thirty-seven-year-old Allison Mack?
    What’s up with that?

    The answer is quite simple.
    Allison Mack has serious mental health issues.
    Catherine Oxenberg in the book “Captive” describes Mack as a high-strung woman who wakes up in the night screaming with terror.
    Mack would shake off her nightmares by walking in the night until dawn.
    Perhaps that behavior is a sign of manic depressive behavior or borderline personality disorder.
    Combine that behavior with Mack’s bout with anorexia and her lack of boundaries and self-control in dealings with others and we have serious issues.
    Even Allison Mack’s friends call her Ally Wack.

    And now two years after pleading guilty Allison Mack was so screwed up at her sentencing hearing that she was unable to speak in court.

    I found it most telling in the court’s sentencing memorandum that mention was made of psychiatric care and of psychotropic medication.
    Don’t dance around this issue.
    Allison Mack’s brains are scrambled.
    Or in the words of Mandy O’Brien of Bombard’s Body Language, Allison Mack is mentally stunted and emotionally immature.
    And I will bluntly state that psychotropic drugs do not always work and can make a patient worse.

    Lenny Patrick

    Body Language – Allison Mack Cult Recruitment

    • Didn’t Mack speak in court just fine? Asking those that were actually witnesses rather than whatever latest conspiracy filter you read it from. Lastly, Mack would have been an awful witness. She, along with India, were last resorts, held in reserve if the case seemed to be going really bad. There is a good chance, under a good cross-examination, that they would have so muddied the waters that they would have helped Keith’s defense instead. Why take the chance if you don’t have to and based on I’ve what read on this site, the defense was such that less was more.

      Your need for conspiracies is kind of breathtaking. Don’t you have enough to fill your time with all the QAnon, Pizzagate, Big Foot, UFOs, flat earth, fake moon landing, and whatever new ones have cropped up in the minutes I wrote this? Not even sure your point except “psychotropic drugs bad” but doesn’t require a conspiracy to get point across.

  • The government/prosecutor was simply upholding their end of the agreement with her. I bet they were surprised when the judge gave leniency. Ultimately didn’t care as already moving on to next case but surprised.

    • Agreed!

      How come people from Asia are law abiding citizens?

      Did you know blacks and whites kill Asians at 4x the rate Asians kill whites and blacks as a percentage of population?


      Maybe Asians are the ones who should be protected from [redacted].

  • Fking cry me a river. Poor Allison, boohoo.

    It sure does help to be White n have money, with the inJustice system in Amerikkka

  • “ the government requests that the Court impose a sentence below the applicable Guidelines range.”

    The guidelines range in this case being 14-17.5 years. So 12 years would have been below guidelines. A 10 year sentence would’ve been a about a full one-third below guidelines. Why go below that?

    The prosecution did not tell Judge Garaufis to toss out the guidelines altogether. This woefully inadequate slap on the wrist is entirely the judge’s’ doing.

    Prosecution reminded the judge of both the seriousness of Mack’s crimes and the need for deterrence in this case. The judge failed in his duty to take these into account.

    And let’s not forget that Mack already caught a huge break from prosecutors when they dropped the sex trafficking charge against her. That was her reward for pleading guilty and cooperating. That was mercy aplenty. Sex trafficking was her main offense, with a hefty minimum prison sentence- and no maximum. Raniere got 120 years.

    I’m all for balancing justice with mercy. But that is a BALANCE.

    It would be lovely if we could open the prison gates, defund the police, forgive us all our trespasses and sit around holding hands singing Kimbaya. But that ain’t gonna work. We need something to deter the criminal conspirators, the racketeers, the human traffickers, the extortionists and aspiring slavers out there. Deterrence can’t be ignored and serious crimes like Mack’s deserve punishment.

  • The recordings had already been provided on a USB stick by India Oxenberg.
    Any information about Claire Bronfman financing lawsuits was already contained in numerous stories published by the Frank Report.
    Indeed the US Government had access to a storage locker filled with documents from
    Claire Bronfman.

    Storage Wars: Battle Breaks Out Over Documents & Records In Storage Unit

    Storage Wars Part II – Looks Like Clare Bronfman And Her Attorney Dennis Burke Blundered Badly

    And I have a news flash for NXians.
    Your encrypted Telegram phones can be hacked by the US Government.
    Nxians were away from encrypted phones during the time Legatus was @ Saratoga

    “(S)he said that the remaining members of NXIVM cult are now communicating through an encrypted program called Telegram.
    They are always on their Telegram program, [used on cell phones] and have a network led by Esther Chiappone Carlson for Albany/Clifton Park and Omar Boone for Monterrey, Mexico.”

    Telegram app hacked, “Secret Chat” encryption broken, Telegram has yet to respond to the security researcher

    Allison Mack did not give the DOJ something it did not already know.
    Allison Mack has branded Tanya Hajjar on her private parts.

    • Modern culture tends to do that to all of us. Yet Allison sacrificed her acting career and $ 8 million fortune after working for 10 seasons in Smallville by following her “mentor” and staying close to her “friends” in the community, I even agree to publicly apologize to a convention of coaches and other members of the community of Keith’s followers and all for agreeing to play a character in The Followers, just because Keith considered it against his supposed “ethics”, on the other hand It can be said that most of Keith’s followers became very narcissistic people but to say that it is something that cannot be cured, I think it also makes you narcissistic

    • Why do you think she is a narc? I was actually thinking. Maybe all the first circle women were narcs. They needed to be to be able to also be cruel to the others and put them in their place. I do think Keith had several non-narcs as his girlfriends. But I do not think they were in his inner circle.

      Thoughts? pam I think was also a narc and that was how she was able to easily manipulate and hurt other women without any remorse. Also Clare.

      Who would you say are empaths? I think maybe Daniela was an empath. Keith liked her because of her empathic energy and hence why she could help her sister even if her sister was cruel to her.

    • I have reached the opinion that I don’t think its possible to be an actor and NOT be on the higher end of narcissist scale. Not saying at sociopath side of it, just above average. Acting is literally demanding “look at me! In this moment I am the center!” which is something most people don’t really like.

    • I think you people need to learn the difference between narcissism and a above average need for self-validation. In general, actors are not narcissists.

      Narcissism is an extreme personality disorder that affects all relationships. Narcissists have a grandiose sense of self and leave a trail of victims in their wake. Raniere is an obvious one.

      As far as I know, Allison Mack had no real issues with people until she started to dive further down into the deep end of the manipulative NXIVM pool. It was only then her need to please others (in particular, Raniere) and for self-validation, along with her malleability in taking direction — likely rooted in her childhood acting history — became detrimental to others.

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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.” He also appeared in "Branded and Brainwashed: Inside NXIVM, and was 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 premieres on May 22, 2022.

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