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A high-ranking member of the upstate sex cult Nxivm could be turning on her fellow members, it was revealed in court Thursday.
Prosecutor Moira Penza let slip that Nxivm president Nancy Salzman was “continuing to engage in plea negotiations” with the government.
Defense attorney Mark Agnifilo has accused prosecutors of hoarding evidence in an attempt to delay the trial, and pleaded with Judge Garaufis to ensure they keep the proposed Jan. 7 date set for jury selection.
“The crystal ball has been stolen from my desk,” Garaufis responded dryly.
While Penza denied that the government had been purposefully keeping back information, she blamed the sheer volume of material — which she equated to 12 floors of printed materials from the Library of Congress — for the delay.
Penza also mentioned the government might not be done doling out indictments, saying it was “highly likely” that one of the six defendants could be slapped with more charges.
“Whether or not additional individuals will be charged is part of an ongoing investigation,” she said.