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A multimillionaire liquor heiress was among four people arrested Tuesday on charges ranging from sex trafficking to extortion in connection with the alleged NXIVM sex slave cult that “Smallville” actress Allison Mack helped run.
Clare Bronfman, Kathy Russell, Lauren Salzman and Nancy Salzman were arrested on a superseding indictment charging them with racketeering conspiracy, the Department of Justice announced Tuesday. The indictment also charges Mack and alleged cult-leader Keith Raniere.
Clare Bronfman has been indicted for her alleged connection to the cult NXIVM. (Executive Success)
Bronfman, who is the heiress to the Seagram’s liquor fortune, will be arraigned in Brooklyn Federal Court Tuesday.
originally posted by: elementalgrove
a reply to: Skyfloating
The horrific threat that is this network is going to continue to be systematically exposed and prosecuted.
Would this be the 2nd sealed indictment that has become unsealed, I believe Mack was the first!?
originally posted by: TobyFlenderson
a reply to: Skyfloating
I have been personally affected by this cult and am in no way a fan of them. However, I do not think any of the charges or allegations relate to pedo stuff. I know there's some rumors out there about it, particularly with the leader, but no facts have come out that anyone involved was underage. Probably just picking nits but accuracy is important in a case this potentially large.
The indictment, obtained by Fox News, alleges the group made up Raniere’s “inner circle” and helped him with various illicit activities such as conspiracy to commit crimes like identity theft, harboring of aliens for financial gain, extortion, forced labor, sex trafficking, money laundering, wire fraud and obstruction of justice.
The defendant has a decades’ long history of abusing women and girls. According to confidential sources, the defendant had repeated sexual encounters with multiple teenage girls in the mid-to-late 1980s and early 1990s. In one instance, the defendant met a fifteen-year-old girl while he was in his 20s and had repeated sexual contact with her. In another instance, the defendant met a twelve-year-old girl whose mother worked for the defendant and began tutoring her. Shortly thereafter, the defendant began having regular sexual intercourse with her, including at his home where he lived with multiple adult sexual partners. One of those partners hired the girl to walk her dog, giving the defendant daily access to the girl. The defendant told one of the DOS slaves he had sex with that he believed the age of consent was too rigid and that it should be lowered to when a child’s parent says the child is capable of consent
The defendant is charged by complaint with sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and conspiracy to commit forced labor.
originally posted by: Whereismypassword
Where is the child trafficking part to this?