It sounds just like the loopy plot to a tv present, and it even consists of TV actresses: an expert improvement, self-help, multi-level advertising scheme morphs right into a cult/intercourse trafficking/racketeering operation for the advantage of folks with codenames “Vanguard” and “Prefect,” all largely funded by a liquor heiress.

Clare Bronfman, heiress to the Seagram’s liquor fortune was arrested, arraigned, and released on $100 million bond for her involvement within the intercourse slave pyramid scheme, which allegedly concerned human trafficking, identification theft, sextortion, and an actress from “Smallville.”

The Goal of the Enterprise

The fees all focus on Keith Raniere and his worldwide professional-development group NXIVM (pronounced “nexium”), which provided costly seminars that one specialist known as “costly brainwashing.” Bronfman served on NXIVM’s government board from 2009-2018, and is believed to have funded Raniere’s life-style and initiatives. These initiatives included a sub-scheme inside NXIVM known as “DOS” or “The Vow” that recruited ladies into branding (the literal, with a cauterizing pen form of branding) and intercourse slavery.

“The principal objective of the Enterprise,” in keeping with the federal indictment filed in the Eastern District of New York, “was to acquire monetary and private advantages for the members of the Enterprise by selling the defendant Keith Raniere, also called “Vanguard,” and by recruiting new members into the Pyramid Organizations,” together with DOS. Bronfman and others are accused of:

Selling, enhancing and defending the Enterprise by committing, trying and conspiring to commit crimes, together with however not restricted to identification theft, harboring of aliens for monetary achieve, extortion, pressured labor, intercourse trafficking, cash laundering, wire fraud and obstruction of justice;
Demanding absolute dedication to Raniere, together with by exalting Raniere’s teachings and beliefs, and never tolerating dissent;
Inducing disgrace and guilt with the intention to affect and management members and associates of the Enterprise;
Acquiring delicate details about members and associates of the Enterprise with the intention to preserve management over them;
Recruiting and grooming sexual companions for Raniere;
Utilizing harassment, coercion and abusive litigation to intimidate and assault perceived enemies and critics of Raniere; and
Encouraging associates and others to take costly NXIVM programs, and incur debt to take action, as a method of exerting management over them and to acquire monetary advantages for the members of the Enterprise.

Subsequent Up for NXIVM

Particularly, Bronfman has been charged with three counts of conspiracy to commit identification theft, racketeering, inducing unlawful entry of an alien, and cash laundering. Decide Nicholas Garaufis dominated Bronfman was a flight threat due to $200 million internet price (half of which is tied up in a belief), a non-public jet, and an island she owns in Fiji.

Oh yeah — the “Smallville” actress? That is Allison Mack, an everyday on the present for ten years, who was arrested in April on expenses of intercourse trafficking, intercourse trafficking conspiracy, and compelled labor conspiracy for her position in recruiting and forcing ladies into intercourse with Raniere.

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