Suneel Affidavit: 54 Reasons Prison Must Permit Contact With Raniere

Suneel Chakravorty has filed an affidavit in support of Keith Raniere’s lawsuit against the policy of his prison, USP Tucson.

Raniere is suing the US Attorney General, Merrick Garland; the Federal Bureau of Prisons director, Michael Carvajal; the warden at USP Tucson, Barbara VonBlankensee, and a USP Tucson staff member, Lieutenant Anthony Gallion, in their official capacities.

The lawsuit aims to have the privileges to speak with Chakravorty, his power of attorney, by phone and in-person restored. USP Tucson officials told Chakravorty in May 2021 that he could no longer visit Raniere in person.

This month USP Tucson Lieutenant Anthony Gallion informed Raniere that his phone contacts were scrubbed and that he would have to reapply for them. Raniere claims in his lawsuit that the lieutenant also told him that Chakravorty would not likely be approved for contact.

Raniere alleges this is retaliation for filing a Rule 33 motion claiming the FBI tampered with evidence. He further argues that Chakravorty’s communications with him are critical since his deadline for filing additional Rule 33 motions is June 19. 

Chakravorty’s affidavit is published below. Frank Report added photos were applicable. However, there were no photos in his affidavit.

Chakravorty’s Affidavit

Suneel Chakravorty.

 

I, Suneel Chakravorty, swear under penalty of perjury that the following is true to the best of my knowledge:

POWER OF ATTORNEY

1

Keith Raniere, the Plaintiff, has designated me as his attorney-in-fact.

Keith Raniere selected Suneel Chakravorty to be his power of attorney.

2

I graduated from Harvard College in 2011 with a degree in Mathematics.

Suneel came up from his home in Florida to attend Harvard.

3

I have a background in computer technology.

4

From 2015 to 2018, I co-founded and ran a software consulting company in New York City.

5

I have been a software and data science instructor since 2014.

6

I attended every day of Mr. Raniere’s six-and-a-half-week trial in 2019.

Suneel attended every day of the trial, not missing any of the testimony for six weeks.

7

I am not a witness, co-conspirator, or co-defendant in Mr. Raniere’s criminal case in the Eastern District of New York.

8

In the fall of 2019, after the trial, I met with Mr. Raniere and shared my observations about his criminal case with him.

Suneel’s meetings took place at the Metropolitan Detention Center, Brooklyn, NY.

9

Raniere was adamant that he was innocent of child pornography and related convictions.

10

Raniere alleged the digital evidence used for those charges was false.

11

I shared with Mr. Raniere that I thought that the government expert witness misrepresented the reliability of the digital evidence.

Suneel is referring to FBI Senior Forensic Examiner Brian Booth. He went so far as to call Booth a Pinocchio-type liar. 

12

Raniere asked if I would help him investigate possible government tampering with the digital evidence and I agreed.

13

I received a file system “metadata” spreadsheet, including file names, dates, and times from the trial counsel team. The spreadsheet did not contain any photographic content.

14

I examined the spreadsheet and identified certain anomalies.

15

Raniere examined a similar spreadsheet and identified certain anomalies.

16

Based on our analyses, I concluded that Mr. Raniere’s tampering theory warranted further investigation by computer forensics experts.

17

I hired computer forensics experts to conduct an analysis. They concluded that manual alterations appeared to have taken place, and the government witness had testified falsely about the reliability of the digital evidence.

Dr. Keshava Munegowda 
Steven M. Abrams, J.D., M.S 18

Raniere and I spoke about this information and analysis.

19

Before his sentencing in October 2020, Mr. Raniere asked me if I would agree to be his Power of Attorney for all legal, financial, and public relations matters.

20

In January of 2021, I signed a contract to act as Power of Attorney for Mr. Raniere.

21

As Power of Attorney, I retained additional experts to analyze the information and examine the initial experts’ preliminary information and findings rigorously and skeptically.

Dr. J. Richard Kiper PhD.
Wayne B. Norris 

22

The experts concluded that certain anomalies could only be explained by deliberate manipulation and forgery.

23

Raniere’s criminal defense team retained the experts and gave them access to discovery materials. The experts corroborated their preliminary findings.

24

As Power of Attorney, I stand in Plaintiff’s shoes in various matters and can legally make decisions as though I were Mr. Raniere.

25

I take this responsibility seriously and want to ensure that every action I take is one Mr. Raniere wishes to be made.

26

I cannot conduct these duties ethically without regularly communicating with Mr. Raniere.

MANAGER OF LEGAL TEAM/PARALEGAL TO ATTORNEY JOSEPH TULLY

Suneel, as POA for Keith Raniere, retained Joseph Tully to work on post conviction matters.

28

The experts’ findings convinced Mr. Raniere’s attorney, Joseph Tully, to draft and file a Rule 33 motion to reopen Mr. Raniere’s criminal case.

29

I act as a paralegal to attorney Tully for the purposes of the Rule 33 petition.

30

I have knowledge of technical and circumstantial evidence vital to Mr. Raniere’s criminal case, because of my role in retaining experts to analyze the digital information and my own in computer technology.

31

My expertise in data analysis allows me to translate the technical world of forensic data to Plaintiff’s legal team.

32

My knowledge of the facts of this case allows me to translate concepts and streamline communication between Mr. Raniere, the computer forensics experts, and the legal team.

33

After securing the opinions of the experts, my role evolved into paralegal and manager of the legal team. I am working to overturn the improper conviction of his criminal case.

34

As legal manager for Plaintiff, I have retained and discharged members of his legal team as circumstances warranted.

 

Attorneys Who Formerly Worked on Raniere’s Post Conviction Issues

Raniere Lawyer Steven Alan Metcalf Portrait Headshot
Steven Alan Metcalf II
Jennifer Bonjean, has said in 
Martin Tankleff 
Raniere Lawyer Joseph D McBride Portrait Headshot
Joseph D. McBride, Esq.
Jeffrey Lichtman
Marc Fernich

35

As paralegal and legal manager, I helped with the Rule 33 motion. I will assist in preparing the attorneys and experts for a hearing on the Rule 33 petition.

36

I will also help the attorneys prepare additional Rule 33 motions based on newly discovered evidence. These must be filed in a month. June 19, 2022 is the third anniversary of Mr. Raniere’s conviction and the time bar for Rule 33 motions.

37

Raniere and I must have regular communication before this critical legal deadline expires.

38

I act on Plaintiff’s behalf, as Power of Attorney, to represent his financial and legal issues. Among these issues is the estate of Mr. Raniere’s deceased partner, Pamela Cafritz, currently in probate.

Keith Raniere with his longtime partner Pam Cafritz. She died in 2016.

39

I also communicate with the mother of Mr. Raniere’s son in matters concerning his parenting.

Mariana and Keith Raniere with their son in 2017.

PAST AFFILIATION WITH NXIVM

40

Raniere founded an organization called NXIVM in 1998.

41

I was not a member of this organization.

42

NXIVM had no members.

43

NXIVM consisted of companies that offered self-development courses to over 17,000 students.

Some of NXIVM’s students at Vanguard Week.

44

Between October 2016 and June 2018, I took courses from NXIVM-affiliated companies.

45

In June 2018, NXIVM ceased operations.

46

Raniere and five other individuals, who were all involved with NXIVM, including NXIVM president Nancy Salzman, were indicted on racketeering charges. See Second Superseding Indictment,

The six NXIVM defendants, Upper Row: Kathy Russell, Keith Raniere, Nancy Salzman, LowerAllison Mack, Lauren Salzman, Clare Bronfman

47

Although the co-defendants in the criminal case were all involved in NXIVM, NXIVM was not the alleged racketeering enterprise.

48

Raniere’s “inner circle” was the alleged racketeering enterprise.

49

In the criminal trial of Mr. Raniere, the government identified members of the so-called “inner circle.” I was not included in that group. See “Government Exhibit 362: The Inner Circle.” .

50

NXIVM has never been adjudicated to be a criminal enterprise.

51

The Honorable Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis sentenced Mr. Raniere, on October 27, 2020, to 120 years in prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release.

Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis sentenced Keith Raniere to a term of imprisonment of 120 years.

52

In the criminal judgment, Judge Garaufis imposed special conditions on Mr. Raniere’s supervised release, including that, once released, Mr. Raniere “shall not associate in person, through mail, electronic mail, or telephone with any individual with an affiliation to Executive Success Programs, NXIVM, DOS, or any other NXIVM-affiliated organizations.”

53

The judge did not impose that same condition for Mr. Raniere’s 120-year sentence, for which he is currently incarcerated.

54

There is no court order prohibiting Mr. Raniere, while incarcerated, from associating with anyone who has had a past affiliation with NXIVM.

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  • Keith Raniere’s got 54 problems
    But a bitch ain’t one.

    Unless you’re talking about Suneel the little punk birch o’ the sex offender prison

    Dancing like a lovestruck fool and putting burner phones up his ass 4 his vanguard.

  • Frank
    Love ❤️ your new blog name- our team busted you again- “Sniveling, Craven”. – love it

    • I did not know I changed the name to Sniveling Craven. But I agree it has a nice ring to it.

  • Keath Raniere is one scum bag lier.I was over my cousins house looking at pictures and I had a nude picture of me so when he went into another room i had his flash drive on and try to put it on his computer it failed because the flash drive did not work because their is a password. FBI did not tamper his computer and his camera Keith is a piece of shit lie.

  • Some of these points need to be amended:

    4. From 2015 to 2018, I co-founded and ran a software consulting company in New York City. In 2020 I danced outside a prison for the delight of other men.

    19. Before his sentencing in October 2020, Mr. Raniere asked me if I would agree to be his Power of Attorney for all legal, financial, and public relations matters. Before her sentencing in September 2020, Ms. Bronfman asked me to help her get off the toilet.

  • Oh, please, please, let this go to trial and be televised. Now that Camille Vasquez has finished her brief with Depp, she should be free to work for the government. It would be so much fun to watch her make mincemeat of Suneel C. We need the free (or is it ‘freak’) entertainment in these hard times.

  • Another attorney jumping ship.

    Edmondson v. Raniere (1:20-cv-00485)

    District Court, E.D. New York

    Document Number: 187

    Date Filed: May 27, 2022

    Description: Main Doc­ument: Withdraw as Attorney

  • Is that the actual document? Most of it isn’t any relevant to why he should have contact with Raniere. It’s a paragraph or so of mostly irrelevant nonsense with the sentences numbered. Legal documents are weird but not that weird.

    Is pretty straight forward – Suneel should be able to see pedo dude because he is his power of attorney and they have business regarding his legal representation to discuss. That’s it. Full stop, that is the only reason that matters. Pedo boy should be able to see his attorney because it’s his attorney. Again full stop. That is reason enough.

    The state and the prison should not be preventing this from happening. If they are, it should be for very good reasons right?

    Nope, no good reason. He is a danger to others? Still needs his attorney. In danger, yep needs to see that attorney then. Accused of breaking laws while in jail? Yep attorney. See how that goes? Any excuse you can come up with ends with “needs to see his attorney”. So while doubt will happen, the judge should order an investigation. It could be some crap like Keith demanding to see his attorney at 2:00am Sunday morning and no other time. Whatever it is, the court shouldn’t allow it to stand.

    • Hey, Einstein, I mean, Erasend… NEW FLASH: Suneel is not an attorney.

      Viva Executive Success®!!!!!
      🐵🕺👯‍♀️🤡

  • 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣

    No need to read this.

    I always laugh out loud at the seemingly infinite number of times this idiot can keep jumping out of the NXIVM clown car thinking that he’s fooling anyone into thinking it isn’t him every time.

    Viva Executive Success®!!!!!
    🐵🕺👯‍♀️🤡

  • Why does Mariana need parenting advice from Keith and Chakravorty? Mariana can petition to be put back on the phone list if she needs to talk to the sperm donor…or am I missing something?

  • #9 “Raniere was adamant that he was innocent of child pornography…” – Raniere lied. He had been grooming and raping underage girls since 1984. If he was still able to do so, he would still be grooming and raping underage girls. And in his vast photographic library of female genitalia, taken as trophies of and torment to his conquests, he made the mistake of documenting at least one of those underage conquests.

    Suneel – your oh so ethical pal is a charlatan, and your Harvard degree in Mathematics does not preclude your being a naive, ignorant fool. Everyone makes stupid errors in judgement at points in their life. What a waste of life energy supporting a narcissist in massaging his ego.

  • There are 154, 000 reasons that Suneel should be called out for his bullshit. Not gonna read his lies ever again. Suneel is a garbage human. A liar. A pedophile enabler. And in posession of criminal blackmail.material that he has no business possessing.

    • Congratulations for reading this. Too fricking boring for me and who has the time right? Like ultra long comments (Shadow!)

      • Natashka-

        Right on! 👍🏼

        I only ridicule Suneel and Shadow. Who has time to read their insanity….

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