Lockdown at USP Tucson Leads to Third Extension for Raniere to Respond to US Attorney Motion

US District Court Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis has granted Keith Raniere’s attorneys a third extension to reply to the US Attorney’s response to his Rule 33 motion for a new trial.

This pushes the deadline to November 30, 2023.

The Rule 33 motion hinges on Raniere’s claim that the FBI tampered with evidence leading to his 2019 conviction for racketeering, sex trafficking and forced labor.

Raniere alleges the FBI tampered with metadata on digital files, and then planted these files on a hard drive, which sustained racketeering predicate acts of possessing child pornography, and the sexual exploitation of a minor.

Raniere is currently serving a 120-year sentence at the maximum-security USP Tucson.

This facility houses many inmates convicted for sexual offenses.

While this marks the third request for an extension by Raniere’s counsel, the justifications remain consistent – the challenges of coordinating with an incarcerated client during lockdown.

Raniere’s attorney, Arthur L. Aidala, mentioned in his October 18 request to Judge Garaufis that the lockdown hampered his ability to communicate with Raniere in preparing and approving his reply to the government’s motion to dismiss his Rule 33 motion.

Aidala wrote to Judge Garaufis:

Although this is the third request by the undersigned counsel on behalf of Plaintiff for an extension to file a Reply, we feel it necessary considering his current circumstances and the difficulties they pose to facilitating attorney-client communication.

Currently, Mr. Raniere has been on lockdown since our last request and we have not been able to contact him or communicate with him at all.

We also have no knowledge as to when we can expect to be able to speak to him again. Once we are advised that the lockdown has been lifted, we will be able to resume communication with him.

Since we cannot reasonably speculate on when we will be able to once again consult with our client, the undersigned counsel respectfully requests the Court for an extension to file the Response until November 30, 2023.

While the reasons for USP Tucson’s lockdown remain undisclosed, such measures are usually initiated due to significant internal threats, such as violence, potential escape attempts, or contraband discovery. During a lockdown, the prison’s standard operations are halted, confining inmates to their cells. Meals are brought to their cells.

Absent an extended lockdown, and a further extension for filing, November 30 is the deadline for Raniere’s much-anticipated reply.

Following this, Judge Garaufis will decide on the merits of granting a new trial, dismissing the motion, or calling an evidentiary hearing.

Should the motion be dismissed, Raniere’s legal pathway will steer towards an appeal to the 2nd Circuit and, if that fails, potentially the Supreme Court.

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1 month ago

Rainere will NOT get out of prison if my family & I have anything to do with it.
He is a killer and rapist

1 month ago

Keep giving Raniere false hope that he’ll get another trial or get out of prison (for the things he obviously did) just to repeatedly shoot him down, just like he did to so many others as “The Vanguard” via manipulation and straight-out lies which he just continues to do. He deserves what comes around.

1 month ago

“”Janine”, thanks for the Squarefoot update.

The Frank Report community deserves juicier content than this. This is boring.

Ever since Nicki’s bombshell in March, I feel literally almost nothing has materialized. There has to be something going on with these asswipes.

What about Damon Brink? I hear he is currently homeless? Can we get an update on him?

Ummmm, how about Mark Vicente. He is total cuck boy. Just a complete dickwad, in every sense of the word.

There HAS to be something kooky happening with someone…

1 month ago
Reply to  Pilgrim

…..Ever since Nicki’s bombshell in March.

Pilgrim I feel the same way!!!!

We readers demand more! I want hard hitting articles that get to the heart of the matter!!!!

I hear Damon Brink is ‘turning butter’
at a massage parlor.

I want an update on Lauren Salzman!
Wherever Bangkok is I know it would mean a lot.

Rumor has it Marc Vincente teaches yoga and how to be a pussy.

1 month ago
Reply to  NiceGuy’s

Mark is a SME in how to be a pussy.

NiceGuy’s Ultimate Wisdom
NiceGuy’s Ultimate Wisdom
1 month ago
Reply to  Pilgrim


What does that stand for? It’s got like 1000 meanings……


Mark is an ATM, DP, and BBC type of guy at the YMCA….

1 month ago
Reply to  Pilgrim

I’m hoping Nicki had a “hot girl” summer because she left those DOS girls cold and dry. As for Vicente, I would like to know, what cult he is in now, or has he started his own? I have a title for his next book. It’s called, How to Climb the Corporate Cult Ladder.

“Trance music”, drugs, weapons and politics
“Trance music”, drugs, weapons and politics
1 month ago
Reply to  Pilgrim

What role did Gilbert Levey play
in what’s happening in the world today?

Wikipedia: “Goa trance is an electronic dance music style that originated in the early 1990s … Goa trance often has drone-like basslines, similar to the techno minimalism of 21st century psychedelic trance (psytrance). Psychedelic trance developed from Goa trance. The typically long songs built on progressive beat changes are said to put the listener in a ‘trance’. 👈 ”

“In 1969, Gil left the Haight Ashbury district 👈 of San Francisco …Throughout the 1970s, Gil organized legendary parties at Anjuna- moonlight jams of non-stop music, dancing and chemical experimentation 👈 that lasted from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day for a tribe of fellow overland travellers who called themselves the Goa Freaks…In the 90s, Gil started to use snippets from industrial music, etno techno, acid house and psychedelic rock to help create Goa Trance, dance music with a heavy spiritual accent…For Goa Gil, Goa Trance is a logical continuation of what hippies were doing back in the 60s and 70s 👈 . “The Psychedelic Revolution never really stopped” he said, ” it just had to go halfway round the world to the end of a dirt road on a deserted beach, and there it was allowed to evolve and mutate, without government or media pressures”. Time Out: Mumbai and Goa. Time Out Guides Ltd. London. 2011 pg. 184

“A true meeting of the minds : Albert Hoffman 👈 and Goa Gil meet in the forest near Basel, Switzerland 👈 . Learn all about the party that brought them together and all their encounters and a very emotional and special message from Albert Hoffman to Goa Gil. …“

“… On 7 October 2023, Hamas militants initiated a surprise invasion of Israel from the Gaza Strip and massacred 260 civilians, injured a greater number, and took an unknown number of hostages at the “Supernova Sukkot Gathering”, an open-air psychedelic trance music festival 👈 celebrating the Jewish holiday of Sukkot near the Re’im kibbutz. …”

Does author Tom O’Neill (he wrote CHAOS) know about Albert Hoffman’s connections to “Trance Festivals”? 🤔

Charles Manson, Gilbert Levey and Keith Rainere wanted to change world politics — and world religions:

“Did he happen to give any opinion on the music?”

“I think he liked the music. I mean yeah, I think he like – – I gave him a set of tapes and stuff, too. I mean yeah I think – – I think he saw the you know, possibilities, you know, about – – ‘cause he was also interested in traditional cultures and how the sacrament was used in traditional cultures and traditional cultures had their rituals and uh
and uh …”

If drugs + electronic “trance music” is to be a ritual of newly formed “tribes” in the new multinational corporate technocratic culture, what purpose does that serve?

Benji Carver
Benji Carver
1 month ago
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Speaking of asswipes, where is Suneel? Is he mad at Frank?

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