Heidi: Moria Penza Dared to Prosecute NXIVM When Others Wouldn’t – but Serious Crimes Remain Unsolved

AUSA Moira Kim Penza led the prosecution in the NXIVM case.
Heidi Hutchinson

By Heidi Hutchinson

I can’t sing Moira Penza’s and her colleagues’ praises highly enough. I can say with absolute certainty that without their dedication and perseverance against some very steep opposition to prosecute this case, NXIVM would still be in business as usual in league with some of the most corrupt figures and entities on Earth.

Not to mention Satan himself. (JK…kinda.)

Satan, the Vanguard of Hell

While it is a bitter disappointment that the full extent of NXIVM’s crimes – along with some of those perpetrators – remain unprosecuted, allegedly due to the NDNY DOJ’s failure to undertake the charges referred to that district for prosecution, the way things were going before Keith’s arrest (part of the “fear factor” Ms. Penza mentions in her interview), I can also say with certainty that the already astonishingly high fatalities surrounding NXIVM would probably now be on par with the Jonestown massacre.

Seriously. …How many 2016 Vanguard Week attendees got deathly sick upon consuming the light Vegan fare Clare served up at that event but, along with Keith and his harem favs, did not themselves partake in?

MK10ART. Keith Raniere and Brandon Porter, MD. Porter lost his medical license in part over allegations that he failed to report a breakout of illness at V-Week 2016 to health authorities.

What Ms. Penza has not delved into in her interview with Sarah Edmondson and Anthony ‘Nippy’ Ames – and, I feel, she IS somewhat sugarcoating – is the fact that following the Albany TU’s 2012 Expose’ revealing Keith’s pedophile crimes, the NDNY and local Albany authorities not only (apparently) ignored the NXIVM cult BUT helped NXIVM retaliate against the victims who came forward at that time.

Clare Bronfman used her fortune to help Keith Raniere pursue his enemies.

As Ms. Penza does acknowledge, NXIVM (mostly through Clare Bronfman) was able to use police and DAs (on up) not only in Albany but in other districts, even in Canada, to accuse and attempt to frame (discredit or silence) its detractors or “enemies.” And, again, the cover-up effort didn’t stop short of attempted murder, from where I sit.

I don’t know where corruption specialist AUSA Kevin Trowel’s investigation into public corruption, possibly involving NDNY officials, is at, if it’s ongoing or not, but I remain hopeful that someday those turds will be flushed out of the Upstate, NY swamp they spawn in.

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  • Ms. Penza, in the pic at the top, looks very similar to Dr. Roberts – she could be the Mad Doctor’s younger sister. I’ll leave any comparisons of their asses to others.

  • Heidi, I’m so sorry that you’re left with such pain because a developed interest developed interest in a worst-case scenario.

    It’s an absolute shame how Gina left this world.

    Alanzo, get a hobby.

    • Hi Heidi,

      —Vegan fare Clare served up at that event but, along with Keith and his harem favs, did not themselves partake in?

      If I remember correctly, Keith, Clare, Nancy and the rest of the crew ate pizza.

  • From the Theranos blood-testing fraud case against Elizabeth Holmes:

    Through tears, Ms. Holmes accused her lover, who is roughly 20 years older than her, of emotional and physical abuse. Mr. Balwani controlled her, she said, and that affected her leadership. She cried on the stand again when Mr. Leach asked her to read affectionate text messages between herself and Mr. Balwani.

    Her excuse is “My boyfriend’s dick made me do it.” I’m sure she would have been an easy target for Vanguard.

    • Also like NXIVM:

      Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes said she also regretted the way she had handled a Wall Street Journal exposé with private investigators and legal attacks on former employees who had spoken to the journalist.

      Sounds like something Clare Bronfman would do.

  • Yes, whatever happened to Kevin Trowel’s investigation? It must be ongoing or there would have been some kind of report?

    • Very good article, thanks for the link.

      Raniere and his merry band of cultists evidently set up a thing called 10C that was intended to snare college undergraduates via his a cappella infiltrations. Mack was his co-conspirator in this stillborn scheme.

      Joining involved filling out a form online and giving out potentially embarrassing information. Looks like a kind of pre-DOS honey trap.

  • I miss Patriot God! He’s done so many good things that this world could never write enough books to contain and describe them all!

  • “… the way things were going before Keith’s arrest (part of the ‘fear factor’ Ms. Penza mentions in her interview), I can also say with certainty that the already astonishingly high fatalities surrounding NXIVM would probably now be on par with the Jonestown massacre.”

    “with certainty”

    Alanzo

      • Heidi –

        I’ve now read Frank’s latest post. Thanks for continuing to speak out.

        Seeking justice is a repetitive business.

        Don’t ever stop.

        Alanzo

    • “Albany TU’s 2012 Expose’ revealing Keith’s pedophile crimes, the NDNY and local Albany authorities not only (apparently) ignored the NXIVM cult BUT helped NXIVM retaliate against the victims who came forward at that time.”

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