Raniere’s Rule 33 Motion Expected to Accuse FBI Agents of ‘Creating’ Evidence Regarding Child Porn Pics of Camila

The canary in the coal mine is an indicator of a problem there. If it lives, there is no problem. If the canary dies, there is a problem. So it is with this rule 33 motion in reverse.

According to multiple sources, previous reports, and earlier court filings, Keith Raniere’s defense team is expected to file a motion arguing they have evidence that the 30 plus nude pictures that were shown to the jury of Camila, when she was purportedly 15, during his 2019 criminal trial, were tampered with by the FBI.

If it is true that the FBI tampered with or created evidence in order to convict Raniere, this will not necessarily negate Camila’s civil claims.

See Glazer Lists Camila Sex Offense Crimes Against Raniere in Civil Suit; Includes Forcible [Not Statutory] Rape in the First Degree

It is, of course, possible that two things may be true: that Raniere did actually take photos of Camila and sexually abuse and rape her when she was 15  –  and that the photos of Camila used at the criminal trial by the prosecution were not those photos.

They may have been photos of Camila when she was older. More specific to the allegation of tampering is that the photos, whether she was 15 or older, were not found on the hard drive when it was seized by the FBI pursuant to a search warrant but were manually placed there later by FBI agents.

Much will be written about this in the coming days as evidence is released.  This evidence will almost certainly find its way into a public court filing and most likely will appear in the form of a Rule 33 motion, a federal motion filed after a conviction when new evidence of innocence or prosecutorial misconduct is discovered.

Raniere’s original appellate attorney, Jennifer Bonjean, wrote in her appeal that a Rule 33 motion will be forthcoming.

A Rule 33 motion either seeks to have a conviction vacated and a new trial held – and it is adjudicated by the same judge that presided at the trial.

Should it be determined that the FBI did tamper with the photos of Camila, it will be a massive news story – and create serious legal issues for the FBI agents who participated in this conduct. It might also result in Raniere getting a new trial, since Camila and the evidence of her underage photos not only caused Allison Mack to admit to crimes and take a plea deal, it also caused all the other NXIVM defendants, other than Raniere, to plead guilty within a few days of the discovery of the Camila photos, which were supposedly only found months after the hard drive was seized and just a month before trial.

Frank Report is taking no editorial position on the veracity of the allegations of tampering.

They may be true or they may be an utter fabrication by a convicted felon who may otherwise have to serve the rest of his life in prison. Raniere, who will turn 61 on August 26th, was sentenced to 120 years in federal prison plus 5-years of supervised release after that.

Frank Report, however, does take the position that these allegations should not be buried or dismissed on a technicality. The allegations are of such a serious nature that if they are backed by any shred of reasonable evidence, they should be thoroughly investigated and either dismissed as nonsense and frivolous or shown to be valid.

If there is a preponderance of evidence showing that evidence was tampered with or fabricated, then appropriate criminal charges should be filed against everyone who participated in this atrocity. Clearly, if it is true, the crime of tampering or planting evidence by government agents is far worse than anything Raniere was convicted of doing – and letting the guilty parties go unpunished is a threat to everyone’s liberty.

The Rule 33 motion will not likely be filed under seal for the court has a policy of not shielding the names of the accused.

The public has a decided interest in hearing about this matter.

If Raniere presents anything close to what would be normally viewed [if it was not coming from Raniere] as evidence, a special prosecutor could be appointed since otherwise the alleged crimes fall under the jurisdiction of the very agency that will be alleged to have committed them– and foxes never do well investigating evidence at the henhouse.

If the allegations of evidence tampering and evidence creation are untrue, as I imagine most readers will assume, then these false efforts must be exposed as false attacks by a desperate and reckless convicted felon who is willing to besmirch the good names of the agents who prosecuted him.

Either way, the Department of Justice should welcome this investigation for they are always assuring the public that they are above suspicion and the custodians of the highest level of integrity and trust in our land [as the watchdog of the liberty of targeted defendants] and that whenever they accuse someone of committing crimes, they do it fairly, impartially, and are always interested in justice above all and never winning convictions for their own sake.

We should trust that they have done so not for the purpose of conviction but for justice and public safety.

If any of this claim is true – even in the slightest degree with even a single agent – the DOJ, above all, should want to know. And if they are as honest as they assure us, then an investigation will surely prove it.

 

Was evidence planted on a hard drive to convict Keith Raniere? Frank Report takes no position on this matter other than to insist that all relevant evidence be carefully examined. If it is false, then it should be as easy to prove as it was easy to prove Raniere was guilty at trial. But if it is true – that FBI agents added pictures or changed dates to convict Raniere – then we have a problem much greater than Raniere. Even if the agents “knew” he was guilty of raping Camila but just could not prove it, this cannot justify planting evidence. Planting evidence on a guilty man will inevitably lead to planting evidence on an innocent one. Like in all matters, we should presume the innocence of the accused,

 


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  • These allegations should be met with a good deal of skepticism. Yes, police misconduct is possible. But a laptop is exactly the place where you would expect to find these photos – and you would not expect to find them anywhere else.

    Supposedly, then, the FBI found these pictures in a place that had nothing to do with Raniere, but then put them on his laptop to make it seem like they were his photos? Does’t this seem very, very unlikely in light of Camilla’s testimony? That a different person was taking naked pictures of the 13 year old girl that Raniere was molesting, and the photos show her in the exact place where Raniere did the molesting, and the FBI luckily found those photos just in time to plant them on Raniere?

    What an incredibly convenient thing.

    I guess anything is possible, but this sure sounds like another ginned-up conspiracy theory.

  • Things we want FR to enlighten us about:

    1. Will John Tighe ever make another FR appearance? Does he have thoughts on the Rule 33 motion?
    2. An update on The Lost Women of NXIVM
    3. Details on when Claviger’s computer was hacked
    4. What do Kristin Keeffe and Karen Unterreiner think of Nancy Salzman? What do they think her punishment should be?
    5. What was it like when Niceguy went to butt camp?
    6. What base did Frank make it to with Nancy? Was there a morning omelette?
    7. Does Ronnie still send money to Ghana?
    8. Why does Malcolm Butler bully Ice-Nine?
    9. When Frank stayed at Clare’s farm, did he help with chores? If yes, which ones? If no, what kind of a houseguest is he???

    • Nut Job

      Butt camp wasn’t any fun without you. We all missed your warm-magical-buns. What’s a wiener roast without buns?

    • Well done Nutjob.

      1. YES. His comments would be incredible to read.

      6. LMFAO!!!! I think it’s more like, what base did Nancy make it to with Frank. You see, Frank has eyes for one woman only, and that is Catherine O. You can’t have her though, Frank, I keep telling you! She’s a married woman and not some sicko swinger, you fucking pervert! [insert Frank’s story of how he impressed Catherine with the rattlesnake blood in his veins].

      8. It’s a good question. I’m kind of flattered by it though. Dude is a good football player that’s made millions of dollars and is currently in training camp with the Arizona Cardinals. You’d think he’d have more on his mind than to try and coax Ice-nine into a conversation. Ice-nine will have none of it though, he doesn’t want to distract Mr. Butler and wishes him well in training camp. I do, however, find it interesting that he is an avid follower of the Frank Report. Who knew? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

      Slap my heinie.

  • Frank
    Keith should NOT be doing or saying anything – and he should be so ashamed of himself – he is getting so much “air time” – it looks “disgusting-!!!!!!!” You are obsessed with these criminals – this is what makes this whole thing “groce”.

    Kris and the other “victims” are getting kicked to the curb – and that is NOT cool.

    Kim is NOT happy about the “I’m working on your story” now – that is sad to her.

    Keith and his minions need to go away and stay away.

    Have tried to reach you anonymously- YOU don’t ever answer. Sorry-!

    Kris is always Honored in our home – wish YOU could have known her – but by the way that things are going – YOU won’t ever – YOU are too stuck on the monster 👿

    Grapevine

  • Keith caught red-handed due to his arrogant stupidity (who’s ever going to find those images?) and sexual behavior history (the vaginal pics of Cami are practically the exact same thing he required of his DOS slaves as “collateral”) and trying to blame an FBI frame job is beyond laughable.

    That’s like the Cookie Monster claiming someone framed him from stealing cookies from the jar.

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  • Interesting article:

    The Guardian.com

    Unacknowledged rape: the sexual assault survivors who hide their trauma – even from themselves

    Surveys suggest a large proportion of women have experienced sexual assaults that they labelled as a misunderstanding. This has serious psychological repercussions and increases the chance of being victimised again

    https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/aug/26/unacknowledged-the-sexual-assault-survivors-who-hide-their-trauma-even-from-themselves

  • Former Top Producer of ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ Accused of Sexual Assault in Lawsuit
    Michael Corn departed in April and denies the allegations; suit accuses ABC of failing to investigate allegations promptly

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/former-top-producer-of-abcs-good-morning-america-accused-of-sexual-assault-in-lawsuit-11629898711

    Porn Star Ron Jeremy Indicted On 33 Sexual Assault Charges By Los Angeles DA & Grand Jury; Ex-Porn Star Pleads Not Guilty Again

    Like previous charges, the new counts involve 21 individuals and go back to the mid-1990s, according to prosecutors. The age range of the alleged victims go from 15-51, the indictment says.

    Specifically, Jeremy, 68, faces “12 counts of forcible rape, seven counts of forcible oral copulation, six counts of sexual battery by restraint, four counts of sexual penetration by a foreign object, two counts of sexual penetration of an unconscious or asleep person and one count each of lewd act upon a child under the age of 14 or 15, sodomy by use of force and assault with intent to commit rape,” according to the indictment unsealed today in Los Angeles Superior Court.
    Looking at literally more than 300 years in the clink if convicted
    https://deadline.com/2021/08/porn-ron-jeremy-rape-indictment-la-district-attorney-george-gascon-harvey-weinstein-1234822009/

  • The appeal will be dismissed. Limp Dick’s lawyers are trying to twist “the lost chain of evidence” angle when the photos went missing into some nefarious attempt by the FBI. The court will see through that.

  • Re: Karen U, etc.:

    The Consumers Buyline debacle and ruling that it was a pyramid scheme was an incredible blow, not less incredible than Keith, Karen, & Company even getting Eddie Albert to shill for CBI in the first place. I can say that Nick at Nite played Green Acres, Bewitched, and other 60s Young-Raniere-era childhood shows on the available cable TV of that period- the media being the Marshall McLuan message at the time. One has to imagine late-night sessions with Keith, Karen and ? coming up with contacting Eddie Albert for an infomercial. Who came up with that one?

    I mean, even Barb must feel a bit of remorse with willingly rehabilitating an MLM of Goodness. Sorry, Barb. The narrative of you getting into and out of the Head Bitch in Charge was grooming and you have been relegated to Pre-DOS.

    Anyway, regarding Karen U–(and a few other inner-circle people) have quite a story to tell. The interesting thing is who did not tell it. You know media outlets are throwing the deals, editors and writers are on the line.

    Then you have the Salzmans still offering their therapy for family and other animals. I read here that Nan was doing ridiculously expensive therapeutic sessions right after Keith’s arrest.

    Now Michelle? How incredibly tone-deaf, financially desperate, or trying to prove unwavering allegiance to The Goodness.

    Is it true that Michelle was a member of DOS? Not much about that has been discussed.

  • Re: Karen U

    You have to remember, it was The Preppy Handbook at that time. Karen and Keith, regardless of their accomplishment of RPI, however low for Keith, were going nowhere after graduation and were not willing to pursue academia. They aspired to a life of ease but lacked the social skills and connections. Ever the pretentious underdogs, they took some time off to stay in the area, looking for some action…

  • Re: Karen U (more)
    Karen and Keith’s contemporaries at RPI? They say nothing, mostly because K and K were inconsequential and unsuccessful social climbers.

    A number of their peers went on to amazing success without the infamy. The cool RPI people had nothing to do with Keith. Tant pis.

    And so, as a sort of attractive, intelligent-enough, and smarmy couple, seeing the ease of staying put in a freakishly quiet area near Saratoga, in decline, decided to make themselves Big Fish in a Small Pond to the detriment of Gina, Rhiannon, and many others.

  • To add to my comment re: Karen U

    I imagine that many are unfamiliar with Halfmoon in the early 80s and Saratoga. If you are, it is easy to see how RPI grifters (Keith and Karen) could look for wealth without pursuing a graduate degree, with minimal prospects at hand, and glom onto an aimless child of wealth like Pam Cafritz during ski season. Like the Bronfmans, Pam was a somewhat uneducated product of Washington, DC socialites. And let it be said, at that particular time, with Saratoga “in decline”, it was an easy mark.

  • I really want more FR info and the Keith Raniere letter to his oldest sargeant-at-arms, Karen Uterreiner. As always, Frank, you are mum.

    Karen was complacent, part of the original circle, accepted and happy with her RPI smart cred and more than willing to ride the Cafrtiz society coat-tails. How cool was she, a true enabler and acolyte? Always looking for a rube to finance her low-key late 70s lifestyle? Targeting younger women. She was there for all the other young girls! Of course, we are supposed to believe she was above all that? But she was right there for Rhiannon, Gina, Cami, Dani, Barb, Toni, the Brofmans, etc.

    The best was getting social-climber Nan, though, who wanted power, sex, and money and with the willingness to lie and scheme, wanted into that special circle so much that she was crowned Queen. The original inner circle made some mistakes, but they hit the jackpot with craven Nan.

    Karen is quite the smooth operator. Ultimate Confidente extraordinaire. Keith did compartmentalize, but not without help. It must have been humiliating to be relegated to the Old Lady Gang, watching her compatriots die. Has she not alledged that perhaps she was poisoned? She is so very careful and always has been.

    And yet, she does not speak in Nan’s, or anyone’s, defense. These community members that she mentored and loved. It is so strange that her name does not come up more often.

    • Short answer: The FBI was paying an informant, not bankrolling publishing. Also, this allegation is merely a claim made by the lawyers defending a neo-Nazi, in an attempt to suppress evidence prejudicial to their lovely client.

      The case is actually kind of interesting, prosecuting the head of something called the Atomwaffen Division. It is, of course, a “Division” only in the imaginary sense, composed not of thousands of crack heavily-armed troops goose-stepping across the landscape, but of a dozen or so sad lonely crackpots indulging their violent fantasies.

      The books in question are fictional, according to the Vice article. Standard post-apocalypse stuff, but with a white supremacist twist. Ridiculous trash that might be good for a laugh.

  • It will be interesting to see what evidence Keith’s team presents. They do have to prove it occurred, not just theorize it. Proving such a thing is hard to do under the best of circumstances. Proving it while admitting Keith had some photos but just not those specific illegal ones…that will be a neat trick to see them pull off.

    If successful, yes it would lead to a mistrial considering those were critical charges and it be difficult for the prosecution to say the Camilla charges and testimony didn’t influence the results of the other charges. It may not necessarily vacate all the charges but generally, the idea would be to err on side of “goddamn fools” and just start over.

  • I seem to recall Cami had some kind of surgery after her 15th birthday and the photos do not show her scar. Which proves she was at least 15 years old. Now how would prosecuters get their hands on 30 naked pictures of her at that age at all? And plant them on his computer as well? Very highly unlikely. Good luck with that.

    • Yes, the Scooby-Doo crime investigators of Keith claim two things here: a) the lighting did not show her scar; b) the FBI photoshopped her pics.

      Would love to see both theories proved.

  • I’m not sure why a lawyer would bring up a Rule 33 motion if there were not some truth in it. It is a risky career move for a lawyer and for a defendant alike. Loss of reputation after losing a motion like this could be devastating.

  • His claims do need to be investigated if there is evidence. I suspect that this is a desperate attempt at getting his conviction overturned.

  • The shoe dropped when Cami woke up and came forward.

    Regardless of when the photos showed up, if there is to be a second trial, Cami is now here to tell the truth of what happened with Raniere’s twisted sexual behavior towards her.

    We know he likes his women young. If not young, they at least have to look young. He likes to entrap them into enslavement to “only him” for the rest of their lives. Without children and into a loveless relationship, ready for his call, for his pleasure.

    The Raniere boat left the harbor and he will spend the rest of his unnatural life behind bars regardless of what happens with his Rule 33 motion.

    You’re saying that the possible misconduct of what an FBI agent “could” had done is far worse than anything Keith Raniere has done????

    Really Frank, shame on you.

    Is this a projection on your part with you own legal issues with the FBI and the DOJ? Is it bad if it happened? Of course.

    But as bad as Raniere’s own behavior to others?

    No fricking way.

    Raniere is a total scumbag and the damage he has done to the lives of many people, over decades of his life versus some possibly added pictures, come on, man!!!

    He is where he deserves to be, locked up away from humanity.

    If he gets moved to a worse prison, that would be ok for a lot of people. Give him a taste of his own behavior towards others.

    The bitch of a man has been pampered for way too long already. Let him grow a pair for once and see what it’s like to be treated like a piece of shit. Justice is served and many different forms. If he thinks he’s got it rough now, wait until he meets God.

    • I do think tampering with evidence is similar to what keith did or worse because tampering evidence can lead innocent people to lose their freedom and be locked in a cage forever just to enhance the career of some lawyers in the justice department. If they can do it to keith, they could do it to anyone. SO it is important to investigate this claim.

  • “the crime of tampering or planting evidence by government agents is far worse than anything Raniere was convicted of doing”

    It’s ridiculous to compare a potential witness tampering to what Keith has done. It’s not something you can or should compare. Those are two entirely different things, and, granted, both are very, very serious.

  • IF Keith gets a new trial (highly unlikely), then Cami will testify under oath.

    This will result in a further waste of Clare’s money, as well as the court’s and a new jury’s time.

    More trauma for Keith’s victims.

    The additional stunting of all of Raniere’s dead-end cult members as they continue to have their lives revolve around “free the pedophile”.

    And Keith will still be in prison.

    Convicted again. Except now he will be officially labeled a rapist and child sexual predator by a court of law.

    Viva Executive Success?

      • That can be true.

        It can also be re-traumatizing to have to keep repeating your truth in a stressful location like a courtroom. And face your rapist again when you thought that phase of the nightmare was over.

        It really depends on the person.

        The idea that Keith would get off on seeing all these women he abused again instead of just rotting with the other pervs in prison during a second trial is distasteful as well.

  • Instead of a picture of a yellow canary, you should’ve posted a picture of a red herring to illustrate this story.

    This allegation of tampering reeks of desperation. There is no evidence supporting it, and the allegation has been thoroughly presented here already by the Nxivm dead-enders. It’s based on “analysis” allegedly done by two paid consultants, paid by Raniere’s Scooby-Doo investigator gang, neither of whom could have had access to the drive and one of whom lives and works in India.

    Sure, any credible evidence of FBI malfeasance should be investigated. Credible evidence, this ain’t.

    These are naked pictures of underage Camilla, found on Raniere’s computer. This issue came up at trial, the transcript of which will be reviewed by the appeals court.

    That Raniere’s appeals lawyers are desperately tossing everything but the kitchen sink into their appeal shows how insubstantial is the basis of their appeal. Raniere is guilty as hell and even they know it. They’re wasting the court’s time, but then lawyers are often paid to waste time. The judge(s) who have to wade through all this crap though may not be amused. Not with a COVID backlog of cases to get through, some of which may have merit.

    Raniere is going to remain in prison for the rest of his life.

  • Great article, Frank. You are right. It is better to show evidence even if it is a waste of the taxpayers’ money. Better to ensure we all get the freedom we deserve.

  • Parlato:

    “Frank Report is taking no editorial position on the veracity of the allegations of tampering.’ …

    “If there is a preponderance of evidence then charges should be filed. Clearly, if it is true, the crime of tampering or planting evidence by government agents is far worse than anything Raniere was convicted of doing and unpunished is a threat to everyone’s liberty.”

    Exactly.

    Fucking bravo, Frank.

    Alanzo

    • @Alazo, This too “If the allegations of evidence tampering and evidence creation are untrue, as I imagine most readers will assume, then these false efforts must be exposed as false attacks by a desperate and reckless convicted felon who is willing to besmirch the good names of the agents who prosecuted him.”

      However, it must be noted that if the allegations of evidence tampering and evidence creation are untrue, then the blame should land SOLELY on the CONVICTED FELON, and not on anyone who was rooting for due process.

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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 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.

Parlato has 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, which was ironic since many credit Parlato as being one of the primary architects of his arrest and the cratering of the cult he founded.

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