BOP: Raniere Can’t Call Suneel Because Tully Didn’t Sponsor Him as Paralegal – and Hold the Donuts and Sexy Dancers

Keith Raniere is suing the U.S. Bureau of Prisons because he can’t call Suneel Chakravorty.

Chakravorty is his power of attorney and manages Raniere’s team of lawyers.  Raniere is serving a 120-year sentence. His release date is June 27, 2120 – 99 years from now. 

On May 3, 2022, Raniere filed a Rule 33 motion for a new trial in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn. Chakravorty spearheaded the investigation that produced evidence to support Raniere’s motion. The motion alleges the FBI tampered with digital evidence. Chakravorty is an IT expert.

Raniere claims the BOP is retaliating because he accused the FBI of tampering with evidence that was used in his trial. 

The BOP scrubbed his phone contact list on the same day he filed his Rule 33 motion. The Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) and the Special Investigation Service (SIS) at USP Tucson recommended the actions against Raniere. The CTU and the SIS work with the FBI on prison investigations. 

The CTU and SIS warned the warden that Chakravorty posed a danger to the security of the prison and the public. They said he was also a danger when Raniere was incarcerated at the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in Brooklyn.

The SIS said Chakravorty organized exotic dancers to dance outside the Brooklyn prison. He also planned to offer coffee and donuts to the MDC staff. 

Raniere came to USP Tucson in January 2021.

On prison-monitored phones, Chakravorty talked with Raniere about the alleged FBI tampering. The two men discussed waging a media and legal “war” to expose the corruption at the U.S. Department of Justice. Chakravorty recorded the calls with Raniere and plans to publish them on a podcast series.

Raniere has until midnight June 21st to file more Rule 33 motions or supplement his current one.  He says he needs to talk with Chakravorty to complete his legal defense. He said Chakravorty is a paralegal for his attorney, Joseph Tully, of California. In California, a paralegal does not need a license. 

Last week, Raniere filed a request for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) 

Stacy Scheff

His attorney, Stacy Scheff, sought to restrain the prison from stopping Raniere’s calls.  A federal court can issue a TRO without allowing the BOP to present its opposition if irreparable harm might befall Raniere by a delay. The judge delayed responding to Raniere’s request. 

The BOP responded through Assistant US Attorney Denise Ann Faulk.

Faulk wrote that Tully did not request that Chakravorty get paralegal privileges. The BOP requires an attorney to sponsor a paralegal to get legal calls and visits.  Instead of sponsoring Chakravorty, Faulk wrote that Tully asked for someone else.

Faulk submitted an affidavit from Daniel Flores, Raniere’s Correctional Counselor.

Flores’s affidavit says that Tully wrote an email to him on June 6, 2022. In the email, Tully disclosed he was “working on motions.” 

Tully wrote, “I need to get Mr. Raniere’s input… Mr. Stoltz … is my eyes and ears in being able to meet with Mr. Raniere in person to go over pending motions.” Gregory Stoltz is an attorney associated with Tully.

Flores also provided a list of Raniere’s phone calls to attorneys. Flores listed 53 legal calls between October 2021 and June 10, 2022. 

AUSA Fauk told the court that Raniere had six legal visits since May 19, with three more scheduled this week.

She wrote that Raniere “has not established that Mr. Chakravorty is a paralegal employed by Mr. Tully, rather than merely an ardent supporter, who was affiliated with NXIVM and is not permitted contact with Plaintiff because he poses a security threat to the institution and the public.”

It remains to be seen whether Tully will sponsor Chakravorty.

Based on the responses of Faulk and Flores, if Tully sponsors Chakravorty, he will be able to speak and visit Raniere as his paralegal and not as an “ardent supporter.” As a paralegal, the BOP won’t be able to monitor his calls to Raniere.

Even if that happens, Chakravorty won’t be permitted to bring donuts or coffee and maybe not dancing girls to dance outside USP Tucson. And the threat to the security of the prison and the outside world will be gone and peace will be restored.

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    • “Mature attention seeking hookers”
      “Middle-age gyrating fools”
      “Childless females who support pedophile”

  • Such poor “reporting”and headline.

    Suneel lied about his identity to the BOP
    Suneel used and provided burner phones to communicate with a convicted sex offender.

    Frank your bias is getting fucking ridiculous

  • Tully knows better than to register Suneel Chakravorty as his paralegal

    Suneel doesn’t work for him, as a paralegal and isn’t qualified to do paralegal work.

    The BOP does have a standard if one take the time to review their standards for paralegals.

    Any prison can reject a lawyers request based on certain factors.

    If Tully was to request at this point for Chakravorty to have unsupervised visits with Raniere under the falsehood he is a paralegal and works for Tully, it would surely be turned down.

    Being a POA is very different than a paralegal.

    No lawyer in their right mind would hire someone for a paralegal postion when they interviewed saying their experience was being someones power of attorney to work in their office.

    The work is very different. They would spend as much time training them as ot would take to do the work themselves.

    Suneel worked, played some dirty games, and was entertaining for Raniere. He has lost that privilege by both their behavior.

    For Raniere saying he can’t get his filing down in time is just a story. He has had three years.

    The real issue, Raniere has been busy planning his plots and telling his stories with Suneel instead of doing the work.

    It’s the same lazy pattern he did in NXIVM. The only thing missing with his circle of women. to satisfy his sexual desires.

    This time it was the war on the government plot with Suneel and his faithful followers that pleased him.

    How could he be the a victim to the system. Have his followers create a shake up within social media as they could. How Raniere was innocent due to corruption.

    A narraccist dream of grabbing attention where attention is do

  • With new filings happening this week, it appears Tully didn’t need Suneel Chakravorty talking to Raniere to do his work.
    It only go to show, Raniere continues to make a problem where there isn’t any.
    He spend his legal defense fund like it was gifted to him.
    Oh wait, it was.
    How many US prisoner’s how access to that kind of dough?
    Raniere could fly his Suneel back and forth to Tucson at his becon call, buy coffee & donuts for the staff, dancing girls, paid experts
    500,000 to Dave Williams for the film that never was
    The list goes on

  • Shadowstate and others care about gasoline prices. Here are some reasons. Since the Corona pandemic, the U.S. has cut 5-6 percent of its refining capacity, in part because of lower demand. Since then, nothing has happened to bring capacity back up. Everyone can understand that this has created a shortage, which also leads to higher prices.

    FACTS: Which U.S. refineries have shut since the global pandemic, and why?

    Since the onset of the global pandemic, the US has lost nearly 1 million barrels per day of oil refining capacity, with more set to be shuttered in the next few years.

    These are the plants:

    Lyondellbasell Houston:
    Capacity: 263,776 barrel-per-day (bpd)
    Lyondell said in April of 2022 that it would permanently shut the refinery by year-end 2023, as it was unable to find a buyer and did not want to invest to keep the facility open.

    Phillips66 Alliance, Bell Chasse, LA.
    Capacity: 255,000 bpd
    Phillips 66 said in November 2021 that it would not reopen the Alliance refinery, which was shut in mid-August ahead of Hurricane Ida. The 50-year-old refinery was severely damaged by several feet of water

    Limetree Bay, St. Croix, USVI:
    Capacity: 210,000 bpd
    Limetree Bay Energy shut its St. Croix refinery due to financial problems in May 2021 after only operating for a few months, due to setbacks and environmental hazards. The refinery had already been idle for a decade.

    Shell Convent, St.James, Louisiana
    Capacity: 240,000 bpd
    Shell announced in November 2020 it would be shuttering the refinery after attempts to sell the plant between July and October were unsuccessful. The refinery became unprofitable as COVID-19 spread across the US.

    Marathon, Martinez CA, and Gallup, NM
    Capacity: 161,000 bpd (Martinez); 27,000 bpd (Gallup)
    Marathon said in August 2020 that it would permanently close plants due to lower fuel demand.
    Martinez should produce 260 mln gallons/yr of renewable diesel starting in 2023.

    Phillips 66 Rodeo, CA
    Capacity: 120,200 bpd
    U.S. refiner Phillips 66 plans to fully convert its Rodeo, California, crude oil refinery into a renewable fuels plant using cooking oil and food wastes beginning in 2024. It will cease processing crude oil.

    Hollyfrontier, Cheyenne, Wyoming
    Capacity: 52,000 bpd
    HollyFrontier said in June 2020 it would convert its Cheyenne refinery into a biofuel plant that would produce 6,000 bpd of renewable diesel. The plant ceased operations the next month.

    Calcasieu Refining – Lake Charles, Loiusiana
    Capacity: 135,500 bpd
    Calcasieu Refining shut its Lake Charles plant in early August of 2020, according to the Louisiana Department on Environmental Quality, citing demand loss during the pandemic.

    PBF Energy – Paulsboro, New Jersey
    Capacity: 180,000 bpd
    PBF Energy shut most fuel units of its Paulsboro plant in November 2020 citing low fuel demand during the coronavirus pandemic. The plant has since restarted some secondary units but cited lack of VGO as inhibitor.

    Many greetings to Shadowstate and others who are upset about gasoline prices.

  • Suneel = current or former NXVIUM member, thus contact is supposed to be forbidden. Most probably on payroll of Bronfman. Anything else is just him blowing smoke up people’s ass. Tiresome!

  • “Donut” means something different in prison.

    Suneel and Eduardo were offering their “donuts” to the male prisoners if they would protect Keith Raniere.

  • Must be kind of a shock to ol’ KR’s system, having his sophistry up against actual attorneys who know he’s a bullshit artist.

  • for a convict who will never ever get out of the penitentiary is something I cannot understand. It’s almost as puzzling as why anyone would have ever joined NXIVM.

    • It is puzzling. But Suneel is young and young people often do foolish things. There is still time for him, and at least he was not involved in NXVIM’s crimes. Hopefully not being able to see KR will allow his head to clear.

  • More CW actors and actresses in trouble.
    Allison Mack will have company!

    Canada actor, ex-‘Riverdale’ star charged in mother’s murder also allegedly plotted to kill PM Trudeau
    Sentencing hearings for Riverdale actor Ryan Grantham are to wrap up Wednesday

    A 24-year-old Canadian actor and former “Riverdale” star charged with murdering his mother also allegedly plotted to kill Canadian Prime Minister Justice Trudeau in March 2020, prosecutors claimed during ongoing sentencing hearings this week expected to wrap up Wednesday.

    Ryan Grantham, who played Jeffery Augustine in the hit CW series, has already admitted to shooting and killing his mother, 64-year-old Barbara Waite, in the back of the head while she played piano inside their townhouse in the community of Squamish in British Columbia on March 31, 2020.

    He pleaded guilty to a second-degree murder charge in March, downgraded from the initial charge of first-degree murder.

    During a court hearing Monday, prosecutors presented the results of two psychiatric reports suggesting that Grantham was motivated to kill his mother in order to spare her of witnessing further violence he intended to commit, namely against Trudeau, CBC reported.

    “Mr. Grantham was seeking to save his mother from something he was going to do,” Crown prosecutor Michaela Donnelly told the court. “That is something different than altruism.”

    In killing Waite, Grantham carried out a “heartbreaking breach of trust,” Donnelly said.

    “Barbara Waite loved her son very much, was an excellent parent and in her mind had no reason to fear him,” according to the prosecutor.

    Prosecutors revealed this week that the day after killing his mother, Grantham allegedly packed his vehicle with three guns, ammunition, 12 Molotov cocktails, camping supplies and a map with directions to Rideau Cottage in Ottawa, CBC reported. He allegedly set out driving east with the intention of traveling some 50 hours by car to ultimately kill Trudeau. But he ended up turning around near Hope and contemplated committing an act of mass violence at Simon Fraser University instead, prosecutors claimed. Grantham turned himself in to Vancouver police that night.

    He allegedly left his mother’s body where it had fallen in the shooting, covering it with a sheet and placing a set of rosaries and candles by the piano. Grantham tested a Molotov cocktail in a remote area before embarking on his road trip.

    His sister was the one to find the body on April 1, 2020, after their mother stopped answering texts and phone calls.

    “How can I trust anybody when my only sibling chose to execute my mom when her back was turned,” Lisa Grantham told the court.

    Prosecutors said Grantham had rehearsed his mother’s murder, recording Go Pro video of a walk through of the area and secretively approaching Waite with a gun on one occasion. He later recorded video, which was played in court, in which he admits to killing Waite and shows her bloodied dead body.

    In the months before the killing, both psychiatric reports note Grantham had “cannabis use disorder,” as well of escalating feelings of self-hatred, depression and urges to commit violence and kill himself. He also experienced intense guilt fearing his mother would find out he stopped attending classes at Simon Fraser University and was smoking a lot of marijuana.

    “I’m so sorry mom, I’m so sorry Lisa … I hate myself,” he wrote in a March 31, 2020, journal entry, according to prosecutors. “There’s a lot of media of me out there … film and TV … hundreds of hours of me that can be viewed and dissected … No one will understand.”

    In Canada, the second-degree murder charge warrants an automatic life sentence, and prosecutor are asking that the now 24-year-old Grantham not be eligible for parole for at least 17 or 18 years. Donnelly noted that Grantham has many chances to reconsider the murder, as he unloaded and reloaded his .22 caliber rifle and then sat on the stairs of the townhouse for nearly 15 minutes beforehand.

    Grantham has acted since he was 9 and in addition to his role on Riverdale, which was filmed in British Columbia, has also worked in the TV series Supernatural and iZombie, and the films Diary of a Wimpy Kid and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.

    In Riverdale, his character was responsible for killing main character Archie’s father in a hit-and-run accident. The death was written into the script out of necessity after former Beverly Hills, 90210, star Luke Perry suddenly died of a stroke March 4, 2019.

    Another “Riverdale” CW story.

    ‘Riverdale’ star Lili Reinhart reveals an imposter has been posing as her in interviews
    The ‘Hustlers’ actress said she wanted to address it even though nothing inappropriate was said

    Lili Reinhart is speaking out after an imposter managed to successfully pose as her in interviews.

    The “Riverdale” star responded on social media after Seventeen Magazine issued a statement explaining that it had “briefly published” an article that it thought contained the celebrity’s own words only to find out it was just a savvy imposter.

    “Today, we briefly published a story with information we were lead to believe was from Lili Reinhart. However, it was brought to our attention that the person who contacted us was, in fact, an impersonator and had no connection to the Riverdale star,” the publication said in a statement on Twitter. “We want to sincerely apologize to Lili and her fans for this unfortunate situation.”

    “We reacted swiftly by removing the story from our site and regret the erroneous reporting,” the statement continued, “We take full responsibility and will be internally reviewing our editorial and fact-checking processes to ensure something like this does not happen again.”

    Buzzfeed reports that the “Hustlers” star then took to her Instagram Stories to share the statement from Seventeen Magazine in an effort to let people know that there is a person or people out there pretending to be her.


    “For some bizarre reason, someone impersonated me in an interview with @seventeen,” she wrote. “Nothing inappropriate was said, but those were not my words and I wanted to address it.”

    Meanwhile, Yahoo Entertainment reports that The Daily Express seems to have been duped by a Reinhart imposter as well.

    “It’s been brought to my attention that the interview I shared with Lili Reinhart was fake, and someone has been impersonating Lili and her publicist,” tweeted Lucas Hill-Paul, a TV reporter with the outlet The Daily Express. “Obviously, I’m embarrassed and quite disturbed, and sincerely apologize to anyone who was misled by the article.”

    • Biden fell off his bike.

      CNN’s Brian Stelter suggests that Joe Biden’s ability to ride a bike proves that he is mentally fit for office.

      That’s what Brian Stelter said before Biden fell off his bike.

  • If I were Rainere, I would make sure that Nicki was my paralegal and not Senile. There are obvious advantages.

  • New Jizzlaine Maxwell story

    Ghislaine Maxwell’s cellmate claims she was ‘offered money’ to kill Maxwell
    Maxwell’s lawyers made the claim in a bid for a lighter sentence
    Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers say her cellmate has claimed multiple times that she had been offered money to kill the Jeffrey Epstein accomplice.

    Maxwell’s lawyers made the allegation in a Wednesday court filing, which sought to secure a lighter sentence in their case. Maxwell was convicted on five of six counts against her in December, with the most severe charge being sex trafficking of minors.

    “One of the female inmates in Ms Maxwell’s housing unit told at least three other inmates that she had been offered money to murder Ms Maxwell and that she planned to strangle her in her sleep,” the filing read, adding that the inmate claimed the payment had been worth “an additional 20 years’ incarceration.”

    This incident reflects the brutal reality that there are numerous prison inmates who would not hesitate to kill Ms Maxwell — whether for money, fame, or simple ‘street cred,'” Maxwell’s lawyers argued.
    The inmate was reportedly moved to a different unit of the Brooklyn prison where Maxwell is staying, according to the New York Times.

    Maxwell’s legal team went on to argue that she deserves a light sentence for her convictions. Her sentencing hearing is scheduled for June 28.

    “Ghislaine Maxwell is not an heiress, villain, or vapid socialite. She has worked hard her entire life. She has energy, drive, commitment, a strong work ethic, and desire to do good in the world,” the lawyers wrote, adding that Maxwell had a “difficult, traumatic childhood with an overbearing, narcissistic, and demanding father

    Now why would anyone want to kill Jizzlaine Maxwell?
    And who would have the money to pay for such a crime?
    Didn’t Klaviger reassure us how secure Federal prisons are?
    How could a would be killer get access to a Federal prison to hire a murderer?

    • If she feels unsafe (according to the filing she has to sleep with “one eye open”), she can return to solitary anytime she wants.

    • “She has energy, drive and commitment” according to the filing.
      Sure she has….she has shown energy, drive and commitment in grooming and supplying Epstein with dozens of (underage) females for him to sexually abuse.

  • Ah, the truth comes out. It would be best for Raniere’s case if Suneel stayed away, considering that Suneel has been a vocal supporter of NXVIM.

  • It wasn’t just “erotic” dancing women. It was also Eduardo and Suneel dancing nightly for the pleasure of the men detained at MDC.

    Just normal stuff a paralegal does.

    Harass victims online.
    Set-up fake legal websites for a cult leader
    Lie about their identity to the BOP
    Smuggle in burner phones
    Gin up hatred toward FBI agent Booth
    Work as journalist – or is he denying that self-given title now?
    Learn the identity and schedules of prison employees

    Just normal stuff…

  • Sounds to me like Tully is doing his best to avoid sponsoring IT boy. BTW, just because Suneel is good at coding doesn’t mean he’s an expert in digital forensics. Totally different field.

  • Those dancers were not for keith, they were for Kay Rose. I know this because it said so on a sign so that means it’s real. Kay is the one that should be in very big trouble Mister, not keith. And it is not fair that Issac Edwards is not allowed to talk to Vanguard.

    Issac is not harmful to society. It is the prison that is being prideful and meanful about Vanguard.

    • Rico Suave & JC, your beingfulness will expand massivefully if you look up “sarcasm” in the dictionary and truefully strive to grasp its meaning comprehendfully.

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.” Parlato was also credited in the Starz docuseries "Seduced" for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

Additionally, Parlato’s coverage of the group OneTaste, starting in 2018, helped spark an FBI investigation, which led to indictments of two of its leaders in 2023.

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 premiered on May 22, 2022. Most recently, he consulted and appeared on Tubi's "Branded and Brainwashed: Inside NXIVM," which aired January, 2023.

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