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Nxivm sentencing dates moved back as Clare Bronfman may face longer time in prison

[Keith Raniere and Clare Bronfman]

Sentencing dates for convicted Nxivm leaders Keith Raniere and Clare Bronfman have been []


Sunday on ID: A documentary with questions about four Nxivm women who died

 A documentary film featuring blogger Frank Parlato, The Lost Women of NXIVM, will premiere on the Investigation Discovery channel tomorrow (Dec 8) at 9 pm. []

Convicted NXIVM leader Keith Raniere back in court for discussions about his attorney

[Teny Geragos and Keith Raniere]

There were no surprises in yesterday’s “Curcio” hearing for the Keith Raniere case. Raniere was wearing tan prison garb, and he seemed confident, even upbeat as he entered the courtroom and approached the bench. The hearing is regarding a possible conflict of interest around defense lawyer Teny Geragos’ application to become []

Sentencing hearing for NXIVM leader Keith Raniere now scheduled for Jan 17

 We’re going to start lobbying Dianne Lipson to be in the courtroom for us as Nxivm leader Keith Raniere is sentenced in Brooklyn on January 17. []

NXIVM: Keith Raniere’s prosecutor gets her reward, parachutes to private practice

[Moira Penza leaving court. Photo by Dianne Lipson]

Moira Penza, the lead government attorney on the team that convicted Nxivm leader Keith Raniere, has left the Department of Justice to re-enter private practice. She has joined the boutique law firm of Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz. []

Nxivm judge isn’t in a mood to approve post-trial relief from convicted defendants

[Judge Garaufis and Nancy Salzman]

Judge Nicholas Garaufis has denied Nancy Salzman’s motion to have her ankle monitor removed and her curfew lifted as she awaits sentencing for her part in the Nxivm racketeering enterprise. According to the New York Post, the judge gave no explanation and simply wrote “Application Denied.” []

Nxivm judge decides not to release juror names to the media: Here’s why

[Judge Nicholas Garaufis, Nxivm leader Keith Raniere]

Citing concerns for their security, Judge Nicholas Garaufis has opted not to release the names of the jurors in the Nxivm trial. The New York Daily News had filed a request with the court that the names be released, and it was joined by other press organizations, including the []

Sentencing delay for some Nxivm defendants: What does it mean?

[Prosecutors roll in evidence during the Nxivm trial. Photo: Dianne Lipson]

On July 1, Judge Nicholas Garaufis adjourned the sentencing hearings for Nxivm defendants Nancy Salzman (July 10), Clare Bronfman (July 25), and Kathy Russell (July 31). He didn’t give any explanation, and didn’t set any new dates for the []

After the verdict, the Nxivm prosecutors — men and women — wept

 Dianne Lipson, who kept us so well informed during the Nxivm trial, sent us these observations of the scene when the jury’s verdict was read []


[Keith Raniere, convicted cult leader.]

Dianne Lipson came out of the courtroom long enough to tell us that the jury in the Nxivm trial had found Keith Raniere guilty on all counts.

After 25 days of testimony and closing arguments, the jury deliberated for less than five hours to reach its lightning-fast verdict.

Dianne has gone back in []