As per the order of Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis, Nancy Salzman’s lawyers finally publicly filed Salzman’s entire sentencing memorandum – including her letters of support.
Initially, they filed the entire Sentencing Memorandum under seal. The judge nixed that. Then they tried to file the letters of support under seal, blaming the Frank Report.
Her lawyer, Robert A Soloway, argued that supporters were in danger of being outed by the Frank Report as the reason for requesting the letters remain under seal.
“As this Court is aware, the Frank Report weaponizes statements made in support of the Nxivm defendants, and exists for virtually no purpose other than to damage the reputation and fortunes of remaining ‘loyalists,’ Soloway wrote.
The judge did not buy it and citing First Amendment considerations and common law, ordered everything to be public except references to Salzman’s medical conditions.
We will delve into the letters of significance in future posts. For now, we will name the writers and, when we know them, their relationship to Salzman.
Let me make it clear that the mere fact that someone writes a letter of support for Nancy Salzman does not make them evil. And that no one should draw some inference that every letter writer is under Salzman’s hypnotic and brainwashing sway.
Here is the list of supporters. It probably would not be even of importance had lawyer Soloway not tried his best to keep it from the public because, as he wrote, “the Frank Report weaponizes statements made in support of the Nxivm defendants, and exists for virtually no purpose other than to damage the reputation and fortunes of remaining ‘loyalists.’”
The letter writers are as follows:
Lauren Salzman, daughter and codefendant. Lauren got probation.
Michelle Salzman, daughter. Worked for NXIVM; not charged.
Renee Krul, Salzman’s first cousin.
Geddy Krul M.D., Renee’s husband.
Milton Loshin, Nancy’s late father. He wrote this shortly before he died. He was 93.
Lorriane Loshin, her mother.
Ben Myers, NXIVM member and son-in-law.
Sandy Padilla [married to Lauren and Michelle’s father]
Steven G, Messing
David Garza Perez
Jack Levy Hasson
Elizabeth Leon Madrid