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NXIVM: Keith Raniere objects to pandemic plan of being sentenced by video on June 23

[Judge Garaufis, Keith Raniere]

Former Nxivm sex slavery cult leader Keith Raniere was found guilty last June of crimes that could put him away in prison for the rest of his life, but numerous delays have put off his actual sentencing while he sits in jail in Brooklyn.

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Keith Raniere asks for a new trial, claims witnesses lied about planning lawsuit

[Judge Garaufis and Keith Raniere]

Convicted Nxivm leader Keith Raniere filed a motion for a new trial today, saying that some of the witnesses against him in last year’s federal prosecution committed perjury during their testimony.

Continue reading Keith Raniere asks for a new trial, claims witnesses lied about planning lawsuit

April fools: Keith Raniere and Clare Bronfman sentencing hearings set for cruelest month

[Keith Raniere and Clare Bronfman]

Judge Nicholas Garaufis has announced sentencing dates for Nxivm leaders Keith Raniere and Clare Bronfman in the month April.

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Still awaiting sentencing, Keith Raniere and other Nxivm leaders are now being sued

[Sarah Edmondson vs. Keith Raniere]

After a highly-publicized trial that resulted in the conviction or guilty pleas of six Nxivm leaders who now await sentencing, they and numerous others are now facing another kind of fight in court.

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NXIVM: Judge allows anonymous victims to give statements in Raniere sentencing

[Judge Garaufis and Keith Raniere]

Judge Nicholas Garaufis has issued an order to permit victims to provide impact statements at Nxivm leader Keith Raniere’s sentencing without having to disclose their identities.

This will include alleged victims who were not included in the second superseding indictment against Raniere.

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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 postponed.

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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.

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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 a US attorney in the Eastern District of New York. The Eastern District is where the Raniere trial took place, and Ms. Geragos was presumably applying for the spot vacated by prosecutor Moira Penza, lead government attorney in the Raniere case.

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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.

Continue reading Sentencing hearing for NXIVM leader Keith Raniere now scheduled for Jan 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.

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