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Keith Raniere, the founder of the "Nxivm" self-help company that prosecutors said secretly housed a sex cult, was found guilty of racketeering, sex trafficking and other crimes.
The verdict: Raniere, 58, was found guilty on all seven counts, including racketeering, racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, forced labor conspiracy, sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and attempted sex trafficking.
About the cult: The guilty verdict represents a remarkable fall for Raniere, who created Nxivm in 2003. The self-help group provided classes to nearly 17,000 people, including prominent figures like "Smallville" actress Allison Mack and Seagram's liquor heiress Clare Bronfman.
But within Nxivm, Raniere also ran a secret group known as "DOS" or "The Vow" that functioned like a cult with Raniere at its head. Mack and Bronfman, who were both part of the inner DOS group, pleaded guilty in April to various charges to avoid trial.
originally posted by: olaru12
originally posted by: trustmeimdoctor
Thanks for posting this. I hadn't seen anything about it in the news. I hope that all that are guilty are brought to justice. Not just one scapegoat.
Here's another thread you might enjoy as well....
originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
OP says it’s not covered by the MSN.....uses CNN as a source