While Con Job: US vs Raniere Promises ‘Explosive New Details’; Trailer Offers None

Anonymous supporters of Keith Raniere have dropped a trailer on YouTube for an upcoming documentary “Con Job: US vs. Raniere.”

The trailer promises large, but delivers puny. The trailer promises  the documentary will deliver “explosive new details” about FBI tampering. But not one detail is revealed in the trailer. Instead, all it is are the paid Raniere consultants, experts and lawyers making the conclusions Raniere wants us to think.

Frank Report provides the transcript of the trailer, with a few photos.

The trailer features a narrator who may be a real individual or possibly an AI voice.  Most of the five minute trailer features the narrator and speakers all making one line statements, pieced together to tell the story.

Narrator: A promise to deliver higher consciousness.

Keith Raniere: When someone’s being authentic, you get the feeling that somehow you reach into their very essence, and you meet a unique individual.

Allison Mack: “I don’t know why that makes me want to cry; it’s beautiful.”

Narrator: From Hollywood stars to corporate elites, thousands followed Keith Raniere on a mission to change the world.

Richard Branson’s photo is shown as a corporate elite.

Good Morning America: Raniere, who described himself as a self-help guru, was sentenced to 120 years behind bars.

Narrator: Then his world came crashing down.

CBS News Reporter: The leader of an alleged sex cult has been arrested in Mexico.

Narrator: Convicted of crimes stemming from a secret society of women called ‘DOS,’ where Raniere was called “Master.”


Michele Hatchette: DOS has been grossly misrepresented.

Attorney Nicole Blank-Becker: Just because someone’s lifestyle may be different than yours, doesn’t mean that is wrong.

Narrator: The media called it a Hollywood sex cult.

Ellen Degeneres {appearing with Catherine and India Oxenberh] How many people know what NXIVM is? Have you heard about this cult? Okay, a lot of people don’t.

Narrator: Stories conflicted, friends betrayed friends, then a New York Times article triggers ambitious prosecutors to call in the FBI.

Former AUSA Moira Penza: So, we were in a situation where we needed to have charges where we could have charges put into place quickly while continuing our investigation so that we would be able to charge him with additional things down the road.

Narrator: Agents seize NXIVM computers, electronics, and files. Then, after a year in FBI custody, a handful of alleged child pornography files were discovered, changing the course of everything to come.

News reporter: A federal jury in Brooklyn today found NXIVM leader Keith Raniere guilty on all counts.

Narrator: But if you think that was the end of the story, it was only the beginning.

Alan Dershowitz: The FBI, seven experts have said, tampered with photographs.

Narrator: A new investigation uncovers explosive new details of a government-led plot to send innocent people to jail.

Former FBI, forensic expert Stacy Eldridge: It is clear that the photos in his case were planted there to appear as if they were part of a backup and computer-generated folders,

 Dershowitz: This is really a historic level of FBI corruption.

Former US Attorney Bud Cummins: If the evidence was tampered with, that’s a problem. That’s a serious problem.

 Eldridge: I have never seen so much manipulation of data to stick to a specific narrative in my entire 20 years of digital forensics.

Narrator: It’s the story HBO, Starz, and the news media never bothered to investigate.

Cummins: I can’t recall an instance where it’s been proven that an FBI agent has intentionally planted evidence.

Narrator: Now shocking new evidence emerges suggesting corruption at the highest levels of power.

Cummins: It doesn’t matter what you think of a defendant in the case.

Raniere: I’m a controversial person, but most importantly, I’m an unconventional person.

Dr. Yusuf Salam: As one of my great mentors, Dr. King, would say, ‘An injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.’

Narrator: The world’s leading forensics and legal experts uncover a con job.

Dershowitz: This is really an attempt to frame somebody.

Dr. Rick Kiper: How many rules were broken? How many norms were violated?”

Raniere attorney, Joseph Tully: The FBI did tamper with evidence in the Raniere case.

Eldridge: And we can prove that with a scientific degree of certainty.

Dr. Yusuf Salam: If it can happen to him, then truly the kaleidoscope of the human family is not safe.

Eldridge: It looks like somebody was manually trying to name those folders in a month-day-year configuration.

Wayne Norris: I probably have written a hundred thousand lines of code in 38 languages.

Narrator: A government conspiracy aided and abetted by betrayal from the inside.

Norris: It must have been intentionally done and almost certainly with an attempt to deceive.

Narrator: And from behind bars, the NXIVM leader known as Vanguard finally speaks.

Raniere [referring to Alejandro Junco] He would put as much money as necessary, literally hundred of millions of dollars to have me put in jail, to have me killed.

Raniere’s attorney, Arthur Aidala: We just left the prison. We spent about four hours together. We definitely have our work cut out for us.

Narrator: There have been countless stories about Keith Raniere and the so-called NXIVM cult. Now, this never-before-seen true story can be told. More explosive than all the rest.

Becker: We are supposed to be truth seekers.

Narrator [referring to Raniere]: A citizen kidnapped in Mexico.

Dershowitz: We know that there are real problems in the FBI.

Eldridge: The information on it had been altered while in possession of the FBI.

Narrator: An FBI search to frame an innocent man.

Becker: You do anything you can to make sure you win, which includes not being honest, not being forthright with what’s happening.

Narrator: Threats to witnesses, lies under oath.

Eldridge: It points to the evidence being tampered with while in possession of the FBI, and we can prove that.

Narrator: They sold the world a scandal to cover up an even bigger one. Now shocking new discoveries will be revealed.

Dr. Kiper: It’s troubling, and it’s disappointing. The motto of the FBI is ‘Fidelity, Bravery, and Integrity.’

Narrator: Con job: United States vs. Raniere.

Dershowitz: The FBI witnesses engaged in fraud.

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  • Raniere’s former partner, Barbara Bouchey, has shared stories about his childhood which she claimed to have been told by his father, James: “What we did is we told Keith about how gifted and how intelligent he was. And he said it was almost like a switch went off. And suddenly overnight he turned into like Jesus Christ. And that he was superior and better than everybody, like he was a deity. He said it was that dramatic and that profound. He said it went right to his head.”

  • Frank Report
    DOS Lesson #5: Always Contemplate: What Would Jesus and Your Master Do?
    July 18, 2022

    This lesson speaks for itself. It needs not introduction. From the DOS manual. For the blank spaces, you must fill in your master or grandmaster’s name. It is never wrong to fill in Keith Raniere, if you do not yet have a master.
    Lesson 5 – What does it mean to honor something?
    What does honor mean? What does it mean to honor something? How do you honor something?

    Earlier, we have described what it means to honor something and what it means to hold something. And there are practices of honoring something, and practices of holding something, and keeping it in every decision.

    So every little decision you make, you ask yourself:

    What would Jesus do?

    What would ____________________ do?

    [ … ]


  • The FBI tampering allegations relate to the Cami photos. What about all the other evidence and testimony?

    The charges for which Raniere was convicted after a six-week trial.

    Count 1: Racketeering Conspiracy
    Count 2: Racketeering
    Count 6: Forced Labor Conspiracy
    Count 7: Wire Fraud Conspiracy
    Count 8: Sex Trafficking Conspiracy
    Count 9: Sex Trafficking
    Count 10: Sex Trafficking

    [Count 3,4, 5, and 11 were dismissed prior to the trial – and were referred to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of New York for appropriate follow-up and prosecution].

    The 10 criminal acts jurors deemed “proven.”

    Conspiracy to Commit Identity Theft and Unlawfully Possess Identification, Jane Doe 1;
    two acts of Sexual Exploitation of Minor, Jane Doe 2;
    Possession of Child Pornography;
    Conspiracy to Commit Identity Theft;
    Conspiracy to Alter Records for Use in an Official Proceeding;
    Conspiracy to Commit Identity of Jane Doe 3;
    Trafficking and Document Servitude of Jane Doe 4.;
    State Law Extortion;
    Sex Trafficking and Forced Labor of Jane Doe 5;
    Conspiracy to Commit Identity Theft of Jane Doe 7.

    Here was the sentence:

    Count 1: Racketeering Conspiracy – 40 years, to be served concurrently with the sentence imposed for Count 2 and consecutively with all the other sentences imposed.
    Count 2: Racketeering – 40 years, to be served concurrently with the sentence for Count 1 and consecutively with all the other sentences imposed.
    Count 6: Forced Labor Conspiracy – 20 years, to be served consecutively with all other sentences imposed.
    Count 7: Wire Fraud – 20 years, to be served consecutively with all other sentences imposed.
    Count 8: Sex Trafficking Conspiracy – 40 years, to be served concurrently with the sentences imposed for Count 9 and Count 10 and consecutively with all the other sentences imposed.
    Count 9: Sex Trafficking Jane Doe 5 [Nicole]– 40 years, to be served concurrently with the sentences imposed for Count 8 and Count 10 and consecutively with all the other sentences imposed.
    Count 10: Sex Trafficking of Jane Doe 8 – 40 years, to be served concurrently with the sentences imposed for Count 8 and Count 9 and consecutively with all the other sentences imposed.
    Adding up the various sentences results in a total sentence of 120-years in federal prison. That 120-year figure is calculated as follows:

    – 40 years for Count 1 & Count 2

    – 20 years for Count 6

    – 20 years for Count 7

    – 40 years for Count 8, Count 9, and Count 10

    – 120 Years Total

    In addition to the aggregated 120-year sentence – which, per federal law, is not a life sentence – the judge imposed a variety of post-release conditions of supervision.

    Raniere is not to be released until he completes his 120-year sentence. After which he will be on probation for a minimum of five years.

    Here are the terms of his probation after he released from federal prison:

    He must register as a Sex Offender;
    He must participate in mental health treatment programs – including those for sexual disorders;
    He must pay for these services and any psychotropic medications – or at least cooperate in securing third-party payment for those services;
    He must fully disclose all financial information;
    He must participate in polygraph examinations;
    He must not associate with other convicted sex offenders;
    He must not associate with children under the age of 18 unless a responsible adult is present;
    He must submit to random inspections of his house, papers and computer devices;
    He must not view pornography or child porn;
    He must fully disclose all of his financial records;
    He must not have contact with any of the named victims of his offenses; and
    He must 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

  • Very happy this scumbag is paying the price for some of his crimes. It’s gross that he still feels entitled to try and con the public.

  • If I’m gonna watch old stuff again, it’ll be that H3 podcast with Ethan Klein roasting Marc Elliot’s nuts.

    Now that’s worth a rewatch. Marc repeating “seven experts! seven experts! over and over again like a Jack In The Box while Ethan ran silly pop up images over his face.

    At least that had good production values 🤣

    • Yes, Mr. Sausage, that was the funniest interview. A similar thing happened to Mark on Theo Vons podcast pre Ranieres arrest. Even then Mark missed obvious clues that the host thought he was full of bullshit.

    • I agree, although I nearly felt sorry for Eduardo. His roast was bordering on cringy, because Ethan was not exactly an honorable host to his guest. But funny it was!

  • It’s funny suneel and Eddie want free speech and rights. Aliens and Mexicans are not Americans that’s why they censor comments.

  • Obviously no “new Details” like the government’s written response to Kiper’s NXIVM-paid-for alleged tampering claims, upon which all of the so-called “experts” in the video are basing their comments on, that pretty much renders all of them irrelevant. They’re still regurgitating the same laughable conspiratorial story about nefarious government entities, as if it or anyone else in the world feared that some lazy, pudgy, conman who wanted sex so bad that he blackmailed women through a “character building sorority” that he hid his control over from the majority, was going to change the world.

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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Phone / Text: (305) 783-7083
Email: frankparlato@gmail.com


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