One more loss for the Vanguard.
The US Supreme Court in an order dated April 17, 2023, denied Keith Raniere’s Writ of Certiorari.
The highest court in the land will not hear arguments on Judge Nicholas Garaufis’ interruption of Lauren Salzman’s cross-examination at Raniere’s trial.
Raniere’s fate is now almost exclusively in District Court Judge Garaufis’ hands.
There are two Rule 33 motions (one focusing on the FBI tampering), and another – a hodgepodge of allegations, including DOJ witness intimidation, plus the FBI tampering.
A recusal motion (alleging Garaufis has shown undue prejudice), which Garaufis will decide if he wants to bow out of deciding the Rule 33 motions, based on Raniere’s allegations of bias.
The restitution appeal. Raniere wants the 21 victims to return the $3.4 million they got to the government. He says he is innocent that the mostly women group of victims don’t deserve a dime.
Raniere did not pay the restitution, it came from the $6 million Clare Bronfman paid the government as part of her plea deal.
Raniere also has pending litigation with the BOP in Arizona, where Raniere’s lawyers are suing Attorney General Merrick Garland, the USP Tucson’s warden, and others, for his alleged mistreatment there.
So far, he has not fared well in Arizona. In motion after motion, the District Court Judge has denied Raniere, often because his attorney did not follow technical procedures.
Right now Raniere is pinning all hope on his Rule 33 and has filed a recent motion adding new forensic investigators reports.
The US Supreme Court’s denial of Raniere comes as no surprise. The Court hears about 1 percent of cases brought before the court.
Meanwhile, the battery of attorneys billing by the hour were overheard to exclaim, “Viva Executive Success!”
His fate is sealed. Quite apt that Garaufis will hold the last nail to drive into his well deserved coffin, before they kick it forever down into a bottomless pit.
Keith lost appeal
His ass is not safe
“… Meanwhile, the battery of attorneys billing by the hour were overheard to exclaim, ‘Viva Executive Success!’ …”
The AZ district court judge denied based on technicalities-
These attorneys have a man’s life in their hands and are billing for every word in their motions- and repeatedly they give the judge an easy out to dismiss.
I don’t sympathize with Raniere, but the legal racket has undermined all hope of Justice.
“Raniere did not pay the restitution, it came from the $6 million Clare Bronfman paid the government as part of her plea deal.”
So who gave Raniere the authority to sue for restitution? Unless, he deems Clare’s money to be his money.
More likely, it’s another example of a narcissist using lawsuits, however frivolous, to try and intimidate opponents and regain some semblance of control and save face.
Vantard in the SHU
A day of nothing to do
Every day now on.
We should dance in front of the Supreme Court to protest this!!!
It is NON VIOLENT better than say bringing guns to the White House
The Supreme Court missed a chance to do some real justice. Lauren faked the tears.
It’s been all over but the shouting for a long time.
People that have been misguidedly banging the Vanguard is innocent legal drum for the last 5 years and dancing for a pedophile incarcerated at MDC and such, could have actually graduated from law school by now.
Instead of just wasting their life making sad recordings from a padded room to post on the interwebs for no one to watch
The Supreme Court will go down in infamy on this day. I will be known as Vangoose Day
So dishonest. When will Keith be free? When will justice prevail? There is a higher court than this.
The Court reserves the right to revisit this decision in exchange for a week on Wakaya Island, all expenses paid.
– Thomas, J.
Sad but true…..
Still tapping the evil well of Bronfman money.
I really think Garaufis was not right to stop that twat, Lauren from her testimony. Her fake, crocodile tears would not have guilt-tripped a competent judge.
Who cares? It’s fabulous the narcissist Reniere seeths over this!
Good to see this came in early on Monday, as I am sure that Vantard has a full agenda this week.
Common legal strategy when you know your client is guilty – throw everything at the wall in hopes that something will stick.