Keith Raniere Sues USP Tucson Warden for Stopping Him From Calling Suneel and Other Retaliatory Actions

Federal prisoner Keith Alan Raniere filed a federal lawsuit against four individuals for their treatment of him in USP Tucson.

Raniere is suing Warden Barbara VonBlanckensee, and Lieutenant Anthony Galleon.

He accuses these two of retaliating against him because he filed a Rule 33 motion. His motion accuses the FBI of tampering with evidence in his criminal trial. 

US Attorney General Merrick Garland

 

BOP Director Michael Carvajal

Raniere is also suing BOP Director Michael Carvajal and Attorney General Merrick Garland. He accuses them of tolerating and overlooking retaliation against him.

Stacy Scheff

Raniere’s lawyer is Stacy Scheff of Tucson, who specializes in prisoners’ legal issues.

Raniere is serving a 120-year prison sentence.

Raniere alleges USP Tucson Warden VonBlanckensee was behind the limitations that have been imposed on his communications with lawyers.

He also alleges the prison terminated his contact with Suneel Chakravorty, who has his power of attorney. For a year, the prison prevented Chakravorty from visiting him. Two weeks ago, they terminated Raniere’s right to call Chakravorty.

Chakravorty is the main architect of Raniere’s Rule 33 motion, and the two men have spent hundreds of hours working out the details of the filing.

Keith Raniere

According to the lawsuit: 

More than a year ago, Chakravorty visited Raniere in prison. During that visit, officials told Chakravorty to leave the prison. They informed him that the warden had revoked his visitation rights.

Among the reasons given was that they had monitored the Frank Report and found that he wrote several stories. He was therefore a member of the media, which they say he did not disclose.

In one Frank Report story, Chakravorty disclosed he met Raniere on a specific date. Prison officials said this conflicted with the disclosures Chakravorty made to them when applying for visitation. 

The prison did not reinstate his visitation privileges. The prison did continue to allow Raniere to speak on the phone with Chakravorty.

From that time, they communicated by phone. The prison routinely monitors and records some of these calls for all inmates. Raniere’s conversations with Chakravorty focused on a Rule 33 motion alleging evidence tampering by the FBI.

 

Joseph Tully

Almost a year later, Raniere’s attorney, Joseph M. Tully, filed a motion to stay the appeal with the 2nd Circuit. Tully’s basis was that he intended to file a Rule 33 motion seeking a new trial in the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District, which is where Raniere was convicted.

Tully disclosed to the 2nd Circuit the main allegations of the forthcoming Rule 33 motion.

Tully’s motion alleged three forensic experts concluded that the FBI tampered with evidence, and that BI agents committed perjury. The FBI tampering concerned child pornography and sexual exploitation charges.

On the same day, Nicki Clyne tweeted about the new evidence. Her tweets received approximately two million impressions, according to the lawsuit.

On May 3, 2022, Tully filed the Rule 33 motion. Less than 24 hours later, the prison terminated Raniere’s phone call with his lawyer, Tully. 

Raniere’s prison counselor pulled him out of the area where he spoke to his attorney. The counselor ordered Raniere to go to Lieutenant Galleon’s office. 

Lt. Galleon asked Raniere about people on the approved list of people that he could call — and the approved list of people who could visit him. Some were attorneys or attorney’s agents, like Chakravorty.

Lt. Galleon told Raniere his list was “scrubbed,” including lawyers.

Raniere would have to re-apply to the Unit Manager to call or receive visits from anyone. He also told Raniere that Chakravorty was unlikely to be re-approved.

Raniere asked Lt. Galleon why he was doing this. Lt. Galleon claimed an investigation was underway but declined to discuss it.

Raniere reapplied and spoke with some contacts, including his lawyers, but not Chakravorty.

On May 6, 2022, prison officials terminated another call between Raniere and an attorney.

On that same day, Raniere filed his lawsuit. Raniere contends, “federal prison wardens retaliate against individual prisoners based on personal animus.” He argues this retaliation is connected to his Rule 33 motion. The BOP and the FBI are under the direction of the US Attorney, whom Raniere is also suing.

His suit accuses officials of interfering with his First Amendment right to have access to the court. 

Raniere seeks a preliminary injunction preserving his rights. In addition, he is also seeking to be able to communicate with his attorneys and Chakravorty. He also seeks attorneys’ fees and costs accrued in bringing this action.

Raniere’s suit accused prison officials of unlawfully frustrating and interfering with Raniere’s First Amendment access to court; retaliation against Raniere based on rights protected by the First Amendment; and violating Raniere’s Sixth Amendment right to an attorney.

The case was assigned to Senior U.S. District Judge Raner C. Collins.

Benjamin O’Cone, a spokesman for the Bureau of Prisons, said the agency would not comment on pending litigation.

https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/NXIVM-leader-Raniere-suing-Arizona-federal-prison-17178449.php

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  • Suneel s trying to circumvent the court order to reveal: with whom, when, where, why and how Suneel has been sharing the DOS slave women blackmail.

    Suneel doesn’t care about redacting the photos of the collateral (also known as blackmail). He is just looking to hide the provenance. And with whom he has shared it.

    That’s right. Suneel – the same guy with all of the “broken chain of custody” false claims. The fake calls for transparency.

    Suneel wants to hide the simple facts. How did he come to obtain the sexual blackmail? And child pornography. With whom did he share it?

    Suneel wants to hide this information from the public.

    Why?

  • Does Raniere have any family or a gf? Why is Suneel the power of attorney? Did Keith’s entire family disown him?

    • Keith’s parents are dead. He has no brothers or sisters. He is estranged from his eldest son and her mother. The youngest son is 4 and the mother lives in Mexico and not capable of handling his legal affairs in the USA>

  • Separating Suneel and Keith is the single most healthy thing the universe could to for either of them.

  • That new photo of Suneel makes him look even gayer and dumber than he usually does.

    Maybe Nicki can share some photo filter tips.

  • Looks like the self-important, petty, prissy, little twit Suneel demanded a change of his photo.

    The demented wall-eyed 1000 yard stare freaky snap is a much more accurate portrayal. Except it doesn’t show his true age.

    Noticed that, in a general sense you’ve also been posting more favorable looking, posed and retouched photographs of the disgusting Vanguard and your cult dead-ender friends.

    Also noticed how frequently Keith looks to be wearing a wig in certain old photos. Realized that vanguard was dying his hair for a long time. That flat and fake hue in some shots is dead give away.

    What a vain phoney, schmuck.

  • The Prison Litigation Reform Act

    John Boston
    The Legal Aid Society
    Prisoners’ Rights Project
    199 Water Street, 6 floor th
    New York, N.Y. 10038
    jboston@legal-aid.org

    February 27, 2006
    Prepared for Legal Aid Society
    Prisoners’ Rights Pro Bono Training

    The Prison Litigation Reform Act

    Contents

    I. Introduction ………………………………………………….. 1
    II. Scope and Definitions …………………………………………… 1
    III. Prospective Relief ………………………………………………. 7
    IV. Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
    A. The Statutory Requirement ………………………………… 15
    B. What Cases Must Be Exhausted? …………………………….. 20
    1. Scope of the Statute …………………………………….. 20
    2. “Prison Conditions” ……………………………………. 21
    C. What Happens If the Plaintiff Has Failed to Exhaust? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
    D. How Is Exhaustion Addressed Procedurally? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
    1. Burden of Pleading and Proof …………………………….. 28
    2. Waiver ……………………………………………… 33
    3. Procedural Vehicles for Raising Exhaustion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
    E. What Is Exhaustion? ……………………………………… 38
    1. What If the Prisoner Wins the Grievance? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
    2. Exhausting All Issues …………………………………… 47
    3. Specificity of Grievances ………………………………… 54
    4. Exhausting Each Defendant ………………………………. 61
    5. Exhausting Items of Relief ……………………………….. 67
    6. “Total Exhaustion” …………………………………….. 67
    7. Mistakes in Exhausting: Strict or Substantial Compliance or “Special
    Circumstances” Justifying Non-Compliance? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
    8. Compliance with Time Limits …………………………….. 85
    a. Initial Compliance ………………………………… 85
    b. Time Limits After Dismissal for Non-Exhaustion . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
    F. What Procedures Must Be Exhausted? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
    G. “Available” Remedies ……………………………………. 108
    1. Grievable and Non-Grievable Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
    2. Unavailability Based on the Facts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
    3. Estoppel ……………………………………………. 123
    H. What If the Problem Is Too Urgent To Exhaust? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
    I. Statutes of Limitations ……………………………………. 127
    J. Retroactivity of the Statute ………………………………… 131
    K. Exhaustion and Class Actions ……………………………… 132
    V. Mental or Emotional Injury …………………………………….. 137
    A. What Does the Statute Do? ………………………………… 138
    B. What Is Mental or Emotional Injury? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
    C. What Is Physical Injury?………………………………….. 150
    VI. Attorneys’ Fees ………………………………………………. 154
    VII. Filing Fees and Costs ………………………………………….. 159
    VIII. Three Strikes Provision ………………………………………… 161
    IX. Screening and Dismissal ……………………………………….. 168
    X. Waiver of Reply ……………………………………………… 170
    XI. Hearings by Telecommunication and at Prisons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
    XII. Revocation of Earned Release Credit ……………………………… 171
    XIII. Diversion of Damage Awards ……………………………………. 171

    APPENDIX A

    Additional Authority ………………………………………….. 173

    APPENDIX B

    The Prison Litigation Reform Act, as codified . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
    I. Scope and applicability of the statute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
    II. Prospective relief restrictions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
    III. Exhaustion of administrative remedies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
    IV. Mental or emotional injury …………………………… 183
    V. Attorneys’ fees ……………………………………. 183
    VI. Filing fees and costs/screening and dismissal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
    VII. Three strikes provision ……………………………… 186
    IX. Waiver of reply ……………………………………. 187
    X. Hearings by telecommunication and at prisons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
    XI. Revocation of earned release credit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
    XII. Diversion of damage awards ………………………….. 188
    XIII. Bankruptcy ………………………………………. 188

    The Prison Litigation Reform Act
    I. Introduction
    The Prison Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (PLRA), actually passed in 1996, amends and
    supplements the U.S. Code in a number of ways in order to restrict and discourage litigation by
    prisoners. Its provisions fall into two broad categories: the prospective relief provisions, directed
    mainly at institutional reform injunctive litigation, and the prisoner litigation provisions, directed
    generally at civil actions brought by prisoners. The text of the statute, as codified, is reproduced in
    the Appendix. This summary reviews the provisions of the statute, the most important judicial
    interpretations of it, and major open questions concerning its application, with emphasis on the state
    of the law in the Second Circuit. All opinions expressed are the author’s.
    II. Scope and definitions
    The prospective relief sections of the PLRA apply to “civil action[s] with respect to prison
    conditions,” which are defined to include “any civil proceeding arising under Federal law with
    respect to the conditions of confinement or the effects of actions by government officials on the lives
    of persons confined in prison, but do not include habeas corpus proceedings challenging the fact or
    duration of confinement in prison.” A “prison” is a facility “that incarcerates or detains juveniles 1
    or adults accused of, convicted of, sentenced for, or adjudicated delinquent for, violations of criminal
    law.” “Prospective relief” is “all relief other than compensatory money damages.” 2 3
    The prisoner litigation sections of the PLRA mostly apply to “civil actions” brought by
    “prisoners.” A prisoner is “any person incarcerated or detained in any facility who is accused of,
    convicted of, sentenced for, or adjudicated delinquent for, violations of criminal law or the terms and
    conditions of parole, probation, pretrial release, or diversionary program.” Case law to date holds 4
    that military prisoners are “prisoners” under the PLRA, as are persons held in privately operated

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  • Hey, Ginzo!

    When the hell are you going to do the article on that uppity Michele Hatchette?!

    We’ve all been waiting for it and to hear Patriot God’s immaculate commentary on it!

    STOP DICKING AROUND AND PUBLISH THAT GODDAMN ARTICLE ALREADY AND STOP RUNNING ON GUIDO-NIGGER TIME WITH IT!!!!!

    THAT’S AN ORDER, YOU SLOW-ASS, SLACKING, GUIDO-NIGGER!!!!!

    • Proving once again that no one is being silenced. Keith has been getting out whatever message he wants for as long as he’s been incarcerated and the message he wants is that he is being maligned and targeted for retribution. All of this is just a big act and a scam. It’s no different than one child repeatedly breaking the rules and when they are disciplined by their family using that as an example of how another child who is well-behaved is being favored. It’s so obvious and transparent what they’re trying to set up people to believe.

  • Frank-

    Why did you change the photo Suneel to an obviously photoshopped photo?
    ***

    I believe Suneel maybe exerting some form of mind control on you. Or he is plying you with cheap booze.

  • Suneel can’t get a break. 😄 He wrote a few things on FR and got bashed by comments for what he wrote and his writing style. Then as a total surprise (because you never know whose reading FR), a Prison Guard has deemed him a Frank Report journalist. I guess it should be argued that he is a mere contributor and not “Media” Staff. Nevertheless another fun predicament.

    This has become an I LOVE LUCY(KEITH) episode.

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  • Suneel, Raniere, his lawyer and the Frank Report keep throwing around Power of Attorney

    Why does Raniere need a Power of Attorney?

    Who Needs a Power of Attorney?

    Anyone who wants to permit another person to perform simple legal acts on his or her behalf needs a power of attorney (or POA).

    A power of attorney document can allow another person to handle financial matters, make health care decisions, or care for your children

    Raniere, as far as we know, has no money or access

    He has two children, both have mothers, one he has not provided for, one Clare gave $500,000 to be cared for. Will Suneel make decisions for them? No.

    Will Suneel make a medical decision for Raniere? Maybe, if Raniere becomes unable, but the BOP will make most of them for him.

    Other legal matters will be made by Raniere and his lawyers unless Raniere is unable, at that point, will Suneel to be Raniere’s agent? Who knows with a simple POA?

    That is unknown. Raniere is not unable to make them at this time so until then, Suneel has no legal authority to have privilege with Raniere

    • Narcissistic mind game math.

      Love-bombing + grand act of trust (Power of Attorney, Suneel feel honoured) = total control

    • Frank,

      Do you know if Suneel is being paid a fee or some kind of salary to be Keith’s power of attorney?

      It wouldn’t be hard to find out. Unless it’s being done under the table. But it could still be found in a forensic accounting, probably.

      Thank you.

        • Thanks, so he’s a pro bono power of attorney?

          in other words…just a friend.

          A friend who lied to the BOP and broke the rules. Used a false identity. And lost the privilege of visiting as a result.

          Got it.

        • Maybe Kieth ordered Nicki to bang Suneel. Kinda like a “in kind transfer”, i.e. government cheese.

    • Aren’t POAs only for financial decisions? An attorney would be for legal issues, and a health care proxy would be medical decisions if a patient cannot speak for themself.

      • That’s pretty much my understanding of a power of attorney situation as well. I’ve been asking from the beginning why he even has a power of attorney if he says he has no money because of attorney is almost always used to settle financial issues and handle estates. And pretty much anyone can just apply for the job as long as it’s agreed upon with each party unless it’s a conservator situation which is a whole other thing that has to do with mental competency, etc. (See Britney Spears for one example) or for people who are incapacitated because of age.

  • Would Raniere’s lawyers swear under oath that Suneel Chakravorty is a paralegal for Tully?

    They are saying that in their court filing in the suit against the BOP.

    They also say that Chakravorty is an agent for Tully. What does that mean?

    Why does that give Suneel special privileges with Raniere through the prison system they are claiming?

    Has Tully taken the time to properly trained Suneel to be his paralegal?

    Would this not include “in-office training” in his home office in California as a paralegal in all areas of the law? Not just working and paying for Raniere’s Rule 33?

    Tully hasn’t even been Raniere’s lawyer for three years.

    Suneel, you are no paralegal or agent, all lies

    A bachelor’s degree or higher in any subject AND a minimum of one year of experience working under an attorney with a minimum of three years of experience in California law. In most cases, completing an ABA-approved paralegal program in California will take between 18 to 24 months

    Gotta love that the BOP reads the Frank Report

    • Agreed…Being a paralegal is in actual profession that people train for and it is probably illegal to represent yourself as a paralegal if you are, in fact, not a paralegal. I cannot imagine this not going over well with the court system in general. Sounds like fraud.

  • Making a problem where there is none. This was taught in NXIVM

    Compared to most prisoners, can’t we all agree that Keith Raniere has had more access to lawyers and the court system than most other prisoners?

    He has filed more motions and lawsuits than others, wouldn’t you agree?

    He has been able to spend more money than say 99% of other prisoners could ever come up with.

    Has most likely been on the phone, which costs a lot of money per minute in prison, than most prisoners could afford, hasn’t he?

    So how the hell has Keith Raniere’s rights been violated?

    His filings have been on time, even though Tully has had to refile them because he can’t seem to get it right the first time.

    Due to Keith Raniere’s egotistical narcissistic need to be in control of everything, he can’t let his lawyer do anything without his constant circling over as if he knows what is best. If he’d step aside, he might have a chance of winning something.

    Oh, wait a minute, I lost myself in the story LMAO. He is never going to win this case or anything else. He is guilty and a liar. He is not going to get out of prison.

  • Nice Guy asked me some time ago about Hunter Biden’s laptop and what is on it.

    At the time I could not respond to that question.

    Well in the last 24 hours a former aide to Donald Trump, the Ultra MAGA King, has released all 128,000 emails on the internet in a searchable database.
    844 Megabites of info!

    Enjoy!

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    https://bidenlaptopemails.com/

    • I don’t know. They have obviously not fully restricted his access to the courts. He did file a lawsuit. Is it retaliation or did he commit an infraction? We may find out.

      • Frank, the information is already out there and you know it. You also talk to these people all the time. You are losing your touch as a reporter because you are allowing your personal feelings and agenda to get in the way of telling the true, whole story. You have never waited in the past to get a definitive answer on anything. In fact, you have posted and posted about allegations made against agencies and individuals by Keith’s followers. It’s irresponsible not to mention all the known information in this instance

      • Frank,
        What kind of infraction would lead to a suspension of rights? And, why isn’t this public information?

        • When you’ve broken the law and are incarcerated, you do have basic human rights. But you are mistaking privileges for rights in this context.

          And privileges in prison can be taken away. Especially if the inmates endanger the people who work there and the other inmates through abuse of their privileges.

      • Hey, Ginzo!

        When the hell are you going to do the article on that uppity Michele Hatchette?!

        We’ve all been waiting for it and to hear Patriot God’s immaculate commentary on it!

        STOP DICKING AROUND AND PUBLISH THAT GODDAMN ARTICLE ALREADY AND STOP RUNNING ON GUIDO-NIGGER TIME WITH IT!!!!!

        THAT’S AN ORDER, YOU SLOW-ASS, SLACKING, GUIDO-NIGGER!!!!!

      • Hey Frank!

        Can you stop being an asshole to me for no reason and answer my question?!

        Will you please find out which “Atlanta” Sarah Edmondson is moving to and report on it?!…….

      • “It’s a pretty big state.”

        So Frank,

        You will reply to that when I wasn’t even talking to you, but all the other times I tried to directly to you, you won’t answer???!!!

        What a fucking asshole! Learn social skills, you fucking mentally incompetent dick!

  • Seems only fair
    Suneel and Eduardo both have been reporting a great deal on the Frank report

    That does make them reportees for you Frank

    You have given a platform to report their stories on for a long time

    They cannot have it both ways

    • For quite some time, Sunalien’s twitter even said “Bylines on Frank Report”. Seems like at one time he was getting some cache from his illustrious journalistic reporting skills.

  • You can fight back against the tyrannical Federal government, but if you choose to sit on your butt the government will take all of your rights!
    Biden Regime still plans to set up a Ministry of Truth with someone else as Big Brother/Big Sister.

    Nina Jankowicz stops disinformation by resigning!

    Report: Disinformation Governance Board ‘Paused,’ Nina Jankowicz Resigns

    The Biden Administration is now trying to paint Jankowicz as a victim after journalists questioned her role citing a host of questionable positions on freedom of speech and government censorship as well as cringeworthy Tik-Tok videos.

    “Nina Jankowicz has been subjected to unjustified and vile personal attacks and physical threats,” a DHS spokesperson said in a statement.

    “These smears leveled by bad-faith, right-wing actors against a deeply qualified expert and against efforts to better combat human smuggling and domestic terrorism are disgusting,” deputy White House press secretary Andrew Bates said in a statement.

    Behind the scenes, the DHS appeared to concede the fight to save Jankowicz was over but indicated they would look for other ways to combat misinformation.

    “We’re going to need another Nina down the road,” a DHS staffer said anonymously to The Washington Post. “And anyone who takes that position is going to be vulnerable to a disinformation campaign or attack.”
    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/05/18/report-disinformation-governance-board-paused-nina-jankowicz-considering-resignation/

  • Suneel-

    Do you believe it’s feasible for a member of your species to procreate with a human?

    Ergo — do you and Nicki use non-terrestrial birth control? 👽

  • “They informed him that the warden had revoked his visitation rights.”

    I guess the warden was grossed out upon learning that Suneel wiped Clare’s filthy behind.

  • Are you getting your information from Suneel? Or from his alter ego, Isaac Edwards?

    Why are you omitting the available information that Suneel Chakravorty lied about his identity to prison officials? And Suneel was caught.

    There is an ongoing investigation. Did Suneel break any laws? Or just get himself banned for life? How will this development affect Suneel’s ongoing legal woes? Or the civil suit for those involved in that case?

    So smart. So ethical. So principled.

    Viva executive success!

  • KR refuses to be a common criminal, he must have attention. He’s special.

    Taking notes, Frank?

  • Wasn’t Eduardo using a fake name to communicate with Keith and then got busted? This time?

    As commented ages ago about all of Keith’s previous fake tales of prison woe:

    Why hasn’t Keith ever gone through the proper channels to complain?

    If Keith was truly victimized the other times that he was put in the SHU – why didn’t he file a suit then? Or at least go through the prison complaint system? Instead, just you and his followers posting allegations.

    Keith’s prison record all the way back to MDC is relevant to this new investigation against Keith.

    Vanguard has an established pattern of bad prison behavior. Keith thought that he had nothing to lose. Keith was wrong. Again.

  • It’s been reported that Keith and his followers were using fake names to communicate while he was in prison. What about the burner phones? What about Keith repeatedly violating the Prison Communication rules? Why isn’t it being reported here that Keith’s own rule-breaking and infractions while in prison are the more probable cause of his troubles? Guess only the partial truth is always fair!

  • If it’s true what the prison is doing to Raniere, it’s wrong….

    …. That’s a BIG if since we’re talking about Raniere.

    Suneel is definitely not a journalist. That’s an absurd argument to ban him.

    • Agreed, there’s a big difference between posting opinions occasionally on a blog and being a journalist. Although “Nice Guy” could be a good by-line for a regular columnist. LOL!

    • I agree and surprised to hear you say that , NG…in reference to Suneel being a journalist.

      • Anonymous-

        I can empathize with someone I don’t like.

        Example:
        I believe it’s ludicrous for Sarah Edmondson and Mark Vicente to sue
        Nicki Clyne considering they talked her into staying in NXIVM and profited from her enrollment in classes.

    • Yeah, Chakravorty’s got a byline here, he’s tagged on the bottom list of Frank’s journo’s or ‘authors’ as they are named here. He used a false identity, broke basic rules, which keith breaks all the time. There’s news concerning this out there, just not on here, because, well who knows? You’re not a journalist here, Nice Guy, at least, I don’t see you on the ‘authors’ list.

      • Nice Guy never claimed to be a journalist on the Frank Report or anywhere else. I should know since I’m Nice Guy. Now grab your ankles and [redacted]. Did that feel good?

        • So sensitive about your inability to write well NG as ever – a bit bitter about that. Like the time you tried to emulate Shivani – hahaha..

          Now grab a pen, try read widely, learn something and practice. Does that feel good?

  • The fact that this guy is filing lawsuits, motions, and appeals with abandon rather negates the claim that he’s being deprived of access to courts.

    Raniere is making himself a nuisance. He’s a convicted felon, a Federal prison inmate. He is subject to prison discipline. He and his cult remnants can call this “retaliation” if they like, but it’s prison discipline. This isn’t his cult compound in Knox Woods and he’s not calling the shots anymore.

    He has a right to contact his attorney. He is and has been able to exercise that right, as is proven by this latest lawsuit. Other visitors, other contacts, are a privilege and a privilege that can be taken away.

  • Oh, how very unexpected: another lawsuit. The ink hasn’t even dried on the last one yet. Has anyone noticed other prisoners have friends and family visiting them, whereas KR only seems to have lawyers and flying monkeys to do his bidding (and who seem to get busted regularly for one infraction or another)?

  • Why is Raniere only considered a sex offender, as if that is all he is? He has a very extensive range of crimes to answer for, the sex offenses are only part of it. Raniere could be housed in a different prison than Tuscon USP, all of his other crimes support that. Tuscon USP could offer therapy, but it is unlikely that he will participate. Also, as a pedophile sex offender and rapist, it is very likely that Raniere has been deemed unfit for therapy, and it is a foregone conclusion, based on the amount of time he will be incarcerated for, that he will never be released back into freedom.

    • He wanted to be in sex offender prison. First and foremost, because he’s an absolute wussy. But also because he probably wanted to be with his tribe. Because it was a request for his own protection, a transfer would be in order. They did him a favor and he has done nothing but abuse the generosity of the Bureau of Prisons. That’s what they get for honoring an a******’s request. It’s another example of how Keith continues to ruin things for other people. They’ll probably think twice next time about helping a prisoner out who scared s******* like Keith.

      • Keith has always maintained he is not a sex offender and is innocent. Why then did he want to be transferred to USP Tucson with overwhelming inmates with sex offenses when he is absolutely innocent? He is depriving another inmate of the opportunity to get therapy there that is not offered in other prisons.

        • Think that’s fairly obvious when the conviction included sex trafficking whether innocent or guilty.

  • They’re retaliating against Keith for his actions, or abusing their power for the hell of it. Either way, happy he is suing. It’s not about Keith’s guilt or innocence; it’s about human rights. Our prison system is barbaric.

    • Keith and his cult followers have repeatedly broken the rules and that puts everyone in the prison, including those who work there, in danger. What about their rights?

      Do you only care what happens to Keith? What if you had a loved one in the prison and Keith’s use of burner phones and all of his lying and violating prison rules put your loved one in danger?

      What if you had someone you cared about who worked in the prison system? And, once again, through repeatedly breaking the rules repeatedly Keith and his followers in danger this employee? What about their rights?

      If you are going to talk a big game about the rights of all, then be consistent

  • Doesn’t Raniere have to go through the prison grievance process and wait for the outcome before a court action is allowed? Did Raniere even appeal to the prison and complain about his treatment in this case? Doesn’t the entire grievance process have to be followed before legal action is allowed? Trying to get an injunction in court is a futile attempt to wait out the lengthy grievance process and its decision making, and an attempt to bypass those in charge of internal grievances at the prison.

    • Yes. It has always been very suspicious that they make all these allegations about Keith being mistreated in prison and Keith has yet to ever really go through the proper channels and file complaints even though he has high-priced lawyers to help him through the process

    • Raniere may have filed grievances and gone through the internal process but this information is not shared publicly. We’ll never know but it is possible he’s gone through the process already. Prisons are not transparent; they operate in a nether world.

      • That is not an entirely true statement. Keith has attorneys and Keith has followers who are able to get all kinds of information and recordings from him out of the prison. If Keith wanted to make his filing of grievances public, he absolutely could and he absolutely would. If Keith has not chosen to make that public, then he probably either hasn’t done it or it hasn’t gone anywhere. More likely the former because he would make a big deal out of filing even if it didn’t go anywhere.

        Clearly, no one can control what Keith chooses to do or say he won’t even follow the rules. So, if Keith filed a grievance and he wanted that to be known, he could make it known and no one could stop him.

  • Classic Raniere!!! He’ll sue anyone he can! Assume Clare Bronfman is footing the bill once again…

    • Just wait until the money well runs dry. Should be interesting to see how desperate KR will become.

Frank Parlato

About the Author

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.” In addition, 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 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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