Nancy Salzman, 66, was sentenced to 42 months in federal prison, fined $150,000, and given 3 years of post-release probation with no contact with any known NXIVM members. She was not remanded and must surrender to her assigned prison on January 19, 2022.
With time off for good behavior, she might be out of prison by January 2025.
Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis handed Salzman the upper end of the original sentencing guidelines, just as the prosecution had requested.
The original sentencing guidelines were from 33-41 months. The judge added an extra month to the upper guidelines sentence. Salzman pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy and could have been sentenced her to a maximum of 20 years.
Judge Garaufis seemed particularly offended by Salzman’s role in the guardianship of a teenage Camila, who Keith Raniere was convicted of sexually exploiting when she was 15.
Camila lived in a house Nancy owned and was her maid. Camila has said that Salzman and Raniere were like her parents when she was a teen and that they abused her.
The judge lectured Nancy on exploiting Camila.
The judge said he had heard that Salzman violated the conditions of her bail by contacting various NXIVM members.
Before sentencing, Nancy spoke to the judge and described her family. She said she wanted to be like her parents who were generous and caring people., She also told the judge that she worked hard to put herself through college.
She said that presently she took care of her elderly mother, Lorraine Loshin, who is in her 90s, and that her dad, Milton Loshin, passed away last month.
She added that when she first stood before the judge three years ago for her arraignment, she was still blinded by Raniere.
She thought she was doing good in NXIVM then but now she realizes she did not do good. She was following Raniere who she now understands is evil.
She said she did what she did because she had a need for love and approval.
Before sentencing her, Judge Garaufis rejected her argument that she had no choice but to stay a part of Nxivm because she was under Raniere’s control and influence. “You were Mr. Raniere’s second-in-command and shared his power,” he said. “You enabled and facilitated Mr. Raniere’s heinous crimes. In your 20 years at Nxivm, the door was always open but you never left.”
When the sentence was handed down, she was crying. The sentence could have been much worse.
She answered “Yes” in a calm voice when asked if she understood her sentence and when she was to report for prison.
The prosecution in reiterating their request for the upper end of the sentencing guidelines argued that Salzman was the chief enabler of Raniere.
Salzman’s attorney told the court that Nancy renounced Raniere and all of his teachings and that she went along with Raniere because he is a charismatic megalomaniac.
He explained that after Keith fled to Mexico, it took time for Nancy to see who he was. He also noted that she was the first to plead guilty and that she helped persuade her daughter to plead and offered her cooperation.
A hardship argument was mentioned insofar as no one could take care of Nancy’s mother and that home confinement would be sufficient with no visits and just take care of her mother.
There were eight victims who spoke.
Five were by audio:
- Ivy Nevares
- Adrianna [Camila’s mother]: Keith charged $10,000 per hour and how much is in an hour
- Mark Vicente: Salzman was Raniere’s enabler
- Sarah Edmondson: Ditto
- Carissa Long: She claimed that Nancy offered bogus therapy to “cure” her Tourettes.
Three came in person.
- Camila [the judge asked that the court artist not draw her face] Camila blamed Nancy for separating her from her family when she was a child which set her up to be abused by Raniere.
- Susan Dones: Accused Nancy of money laundering. She blamed Nancy for making Allison Mack, Kathy Russell, and Clare Bronfman criminals and said that Nancy was the one who got the Bronfmans to spend $200 million in NXIVM and other Raniere ventures.
- Toni Natalie: Said that Nancy wrote letters to manipulate her and that she enabled Raniere to money launder in Mexico.
Looks like Nxivm is up for an award?
There’s a good chance her 90 year old mother will die during incarceration and Salzman won’t get to see her a second time 😀
Nancy and Lorraine will see each other again in hell. They both deserve it. They can munch on Tofutti but have to eat quick….it’s quite hot down there….
What kind of a sadist are you? You seem to know them from the past. Were you dissed by her as a teenager? Sounds like remnants of regressive adolescent rage
Should Frank Report use another painting of Camila too? One that does not show her face? She is a brave woman coming to take them all down.
There has been no report about Nancy sending apology letters to the people Nancy wronged, ahead of her sentencing (As Allison and Lauren did).
Did Nancy reach out to anyone for amends thru a lawyer or anything?
Or do you know if Nancy made a public apology to Camilla in court?
We have not heard anything heard about Nancy apologizing to any of her victims – whether by phone calls, emails, text messages, etc. And, knowing other people like Nancy, I don’t think she will spend one moment of her time in prison thinking about those people, let alone doing something to apologize to them.
We’re trying to obtain a copy of the transcript from yesterday’s sentencing hearing – and will share it with Frank Report readers if/when we get it.
We are also looking into the possibility of seeking to unseal the various letters-of-support that were submitted as part of Nancy’s Sentencing memorandum. We’ll keep you posted on our progress – or lack thereof – on that matter.
Thank you, KRC!
Carysa Long is one of the teens featured on the NXIVM/Marc Elliott documentary “My Tourettes”. To hear that she is now speaking publicly about the therapy being all a sham is… … Interesting.
Frank, I wonder if Marc has any responses to this young woman’s claims.
Carysa Long is one of the teens featured on the NXIVM/Marc Elliott documentary “My Tourettes”. To hear that she is now speaking publicly about the therapy being all a sham is…very interesting.
Frank, I wonder if Marc has any responses to this young woman’s claims.
Rolling Stone INCORRECTLY reported Allison Mack as second in command of NXIVM not just DOS……
Shadowstate must be ecstatic!!!
“Salzman’s sentencing comes months after NXIVM’s second-in-command, Allison Mack, received a three-year sentence and a $20,000 fine after pleading guilty to charges of racketeering and racketeering conspiracy herself.”
— Rolling Stone
I hope that wiped the smile off her self-satisfied face. I will not quibble with the sentence, even though she’ll get out sooner, but hopefully it will open the door to some kind of rehabilitation a crack.
After 6.5 years, can contact Nxivm members again?
it’s Milton loshin and Lorraine loshin. spelling errors in article.
Let’s hope the hag dies in prison soon!
******BREAKING NEWS: Nancy Salzman, co-founder of #NXIVM, gets 3 1/2 years in federal prison for crimes as second-in-command to Keith Raniere. She must report on Jan. 19.
Not enough, but better then nothing…..
This is hardly a sentence for Lauren’s so called mother. In a normal society made up of humans, she would be hanged.
That wouldn’t occur in a normal society. What happens in a normal society just happened.
It’s a Q. Tarantino kind of humour, Paul. I am sorry, did not mean to offend you. Still, I would love to see her hanged off somewhere, a disused concrete pilon… or something.
Frank – Did they snap the cuffs on her there and then?
No…Nancy has to report to her assigned prison on January 19, 2022 after undergoing some undisclosed medical procedures.
Medical procedures equals skipping out of the country and never coming back. Civil team better ramp up against her fast before January!!!!
No – Nancy was ordered to report to her assigned prison on January 19, 2022 after she undergoes some undisclosed medical procedures.
Are you suggesting it’s already happened, that it should happen, or that it may happen?
Well, her daughters don’t resemble her remotely and Nancy has a Kaitlyn Jenner-esque allure.