US Attorney Grant Jaquith - a Republican appointee of Donald Trump - does not necessarily have to follow the longstanding tradition of the office of turning a blind eye to the crimes of Bronfman-Raniere.
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Pressure Continues to Mount on the NDNY To Do Something

Even before the current trial of Keith Raniere had gotten underway in the U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, NY, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of New York (NDNY) was already being scrutinized for its failure to do anything for more than two decades to take on Raniere’s crime syndicate.

The current U.S. Attorney for the NDNY is Grant C. Jaquith. He was appointed to that position on January 5, 2018 – well after the EDNY had begun its investigation of Raniere and his criminal cronies (Jaquith served in an acting capacity from July 1, 2017 through January 4, 2018).

Jaquith has reportedly tried to insert his office into the EDNY’s investigation of Raniere and NXIVM/ESP on a couple of occasions. Each time he did so, however, he was emphatically told to back off – and to stay out of the way until the EDNY had finished its work.

Just before the start of the EDNY trial, Jaquith and his staff were handed what could turn out to be a great opportunity to show that their office is no longer afraid of – or under the influence of – Raniere and his minions.

That’s because several of the charges in the EDNY trial were dismissed on jurisdictional grounds – and referred to the NDNY for follow-up.

The specific charges that are now in the hands of the NDNY are as follows:
– Sexual Exploitation Of A Child – Jane Doe 2 (Keith Raniere)
– Sexual Exploitation Of A Child – Jane Doe 2 (Keith Raniere
– Possession Of Child Pornography (Keith Raniere)
– Conspiracy To Commit Identity Theft Regarding Jane Doe 7 (Keith Raniere, Clare Bronfman & Others)

So, at the very minimum, the NDNY has four charges that it can prosecute against Keith Raniere, Clare Bronfman, and others.

And, to make it even easier, all the necessary investigative work – and all the requisite legal pleadings – regarding those four charges have already been completed by the EDNY.

Which means that unless the NDNY is totally incompetent – or totally corrupt – we should expect to see a second NXIVM trial get underway in the U.S. District Courthouse in Albany, NY sometime within the next year or so.

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But the second trial certainly does not need to be limited to the four charges that have already been referred to the NDNY.

To begin with, there are all the “predicate acts” that are being used to support the racketeering count in the current trial.

As Frank Report readers know, none of the defendants in the EDNY were actually charged with those crimes. Instead, the existence of those crimes is being used to demonstrate that Raniere and his cronies were engaged in an ongoing pattern of racketeering activity that was connected to the NXIVM enterprise.

The federal RICO statute delineates thirty-five separate offenses that constitute racketeering (e.g., serious crimes such as arson, kidnapping, murder, etc. – and less serious crimes like bribery, mail fraud, and wire fraud). To charge someone under RICO, federal prosecutors must allege that the defendant committed at least two of the listed crimes through a criminal enterprise within a ten year period.

The nineteen predicate acts that were listed in the second superseding indictment are as follows:
1. Conspiracy To Commit Identity Theft Regarding Jane Doe 1 (Keith Raniere & Others);
2. Conspiracy To Unlawfully Possess Identification Documents (Keith Raniere & Others);
3. Sexual Exploitation Of A Child Regarding Jane Doe 2 (Keith Raniere);
4. Sexual Exploitation Of A Child Regarding Jane Doe 2 (Keith Raniere);
5. Possession Of Child Pornography (Keith Raniere);
6. Conspiracy To Commit Identity Theft (Keith Raniere, Clare Bronfman, and Others);
7. Identity Theft Regarding John Doe 1 (Keith Raniere & Others);
8. Identity Theft Regarding John Doe 2 (Keith Raniere, Clare Bronfman & Others);
9. Conspiracy To Alter Records For Use In An Official Proceeding (Keith Raniere & Others);
10. Conspiracy To Commit Identity Theft Regarding Jane Doe 3 (Keith Raniere & Others);
11. Money Laundering (Clare Bronfman & Others);
12. Trafficking Of Jane Doe 4 For Labor And Services (Keith Raniere, Lauren Salzman & Others);
13. Document Servitude Of Jane Done 4 (Keith Raniere, Lauren Salzman & Others)
14. State Law Extortion (Keith Raniere, Allison Mack, Lauren Salzman & Others);
15. Visa Fraud (Clare Bronfman);
16. Sex Trafficking Of Jane Doe 5 (Keith Raniere, Allison Mack & Others);
17. Forced Labor Of Jane Doe 5 (Keith Raniere, Allison Mack & Others);
18. Forced Labor Of Jane Doe 9 (Lauren Salzman & Others); and
19. Conspiracy To Commit Identity Theft (Keith Raniere, Clare Bronfman & Others).

Taking into account the guilty pleas that have already been entered – and making some reasonable assumptions about the details of the plea deals that have were entered into by Clare Bronfman, Allison Mack, Lauren Salzman and Kathy Russell – it’s likely that some/all of the following charges could still be brought against the original defendants in the NDNY:

Another splendid work of art by MK10ART

RE: Keith Raniere
– Aiding & Abetting
– Alien Smuggling
– Assault
– Bank Fraud
– Battery
– Blackmail
– Bribery Of Elected Officials
– Bribery Of Governmental Officials
– Bribery Of Law Enforcement Officials
– Bulk Cash Smuggling
– Child Abuse
– Child Neglect
– Coercion
– Computer Hacking
– Computer Tampering
– Computer Trespass
– Conducting Unauthorized Scientific Experiments
– Conspiracy
– Criminal Facilitation
– Criminal Mischief
– Criminal Nuisance
– Defamation
– Defrauding the Government
– Encouraging/Inducing Unauthorized Aliens To Enter
– Endangering the Welfare of a Child
– Extortion
– Failure to Issue W-2 Forms and 1099 Forms
– Failure to Report Income Paid to Consultants & Employees
– Failure to Withhold & Pay Employer Taxes
– False Advertising
– Falsely Reporting Incidents To Law Enforcement Authorities
– Falsifying Business Records
– Falsifying Evidence
– Filing False Affidavits
– Filing False Business Records
– Filing Falsified Visa Applications
– Forcing Staff to Kick-back a Portion Of Their Wages
– Forgery
– Fraud
– Harassment
– Hazing
– Hindering Prosecution
– Identity Theft
– Illegally Accessing Personal Information
– Kidnapping
– Larceny
– Mail Fraud
– Money Laundering
– Obstructing Governmental Administration
– Operating Unlicensed Day Care Centers
– Operating Unlicensed Schools
– Perjury
– Possession Of Child Pornography
– Practicing Therapy Without A License
– Providing False Documentation to Immigrants to Allow Them to Obtain Visas
– Rape
– Reimbursing Staff for Mandated Political Contributions
– Retaliation Against Whistleblowers
– Retaliation Against Witnesses
– Sexual Assault
– Sexual Exploitation
– Sexual Exploitation Of A Child
– Slavery
– Stalking
– Statutory Rape
– Structuring Bank Transactions
– Tampering with Private Communications
– Tax Evasion
– Tax Fraud
– Wire Fraud
– Wiretapping
– Witness Tampering

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Nancy Salzman

RE: Nancy Salzman
– Aiding & Abetting
– Alien Smuggling
– Bank Fraud
– Blackmail
– Bribery Of Elected Officials
– Bribery Of Government Officials
– Bribery Of Law Enforcement Officials
– Bulk Cash Smuggling
– Coercion
– Computer Hacking
– Computer Tampering
– Computer Trespass
– Conducting Unauthorized Scientific Experiments
– Conspiracy
– Criminal Facilitation
– Criminal Mischief
– Criminal Nuisance
– Defamation
– Defrauding the Government
– Encouraging/Inducing Unauthorized Aliens To Enter
– Extortion
– Failure to Issue W-2 Forms and 1099 Forms
– Failure to Report Income Paid to Consultants & Employees
– Failure to Withhold & Pay Employer Taxes
– False Advertising
– Falsely Reporting Incidents To Law Enforcement Authorities
– Falsifying Business Records
– Falsifying Evidence
– Filing False Affidavits
– Filing False Business Records
– Filing Falsified Visa Applications
– Forcing Staff to Kick-back a Portion Of Their Wages
– Fraud
– Harassment
– Hindering Prosecution
– Illegally Accessing Personal Information
– Larceny
– Mail Fraud
– Money Laundering
– Obstructing Governmental Administration
– Perjury
– Practicing Therapy Without A License
– Providing False Documentation to Immigrants to Allow Them to Obtain Visas
– Reimbursing Staff for Mandated Political Contributions
– Retaliation Against Whistleblowers
– Retaliation Against Witnesses
– Structuring Bank Transactions
– Tampering with Private Communications
– Tax Evasion
– Tax Fraud
– Wire Fraud
– Wiretapping
– Witness Tampering

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MK10ART’s wonderful painting of Clare Bronfman.

RE: Clare Bronfman
– Aiding & Abetting
– Alien Smuggling
– Bank Fraud
– Blackmail
– Bribery Of Elected Officials
– Bribery Of Governmental Officials
– Bribery Of Law Enforcement Officials
– Bulk Cash Smuggling
– Child Abuse
– Child Neglect
– Coercion
– Computer Hacking
– Computer Tampering
– Computer Trespass
– Conducting Unauthorized Scientific Experiments
– Conspiracy
– Criminal Facilitation
– Criminal Mischief
– Criminal Nuisance
– Defamation
– Defrauding the Government
– Encouraging/Inducing Unauthorized Aliens To Enter
– Endangering the Welfare of a Child
– Extortion
– Failure to Issue W-2 Forms and 1099 Forms
– Failure to Report Income Paid to Consultants & Employees
– Failure to Withhold & Pay Employer Taxes
– False Advertising
– Falsely Reporting Incidents To Law Enforcement Authorities
– Falsifying Business Records
– Falsifying Evidence
– Filing False Affidavits
– Filing False Business Records
– Filing Falsified Visa Applications
– Forcing Staff to Kick-back a Portion Of Their Wages
– Fraud
– Harassment
– Hazing
– Hindering Prosecution
– Identity Theft
– Illegally Accessing Personal Information
– Larceny
– Mail Fraud
– Money Laundering
– Obstructing Governmental Administration
– Operating Unlicensed Day Care Center
– Operating Unlicensed Schools
– Perjury
– Providing False Documentation to Immigrants to Allow Them to Obtain Visas
– Reimbursing Staff for Mandated Political Contributions
– Retaliation Against Whistleblowers
– Retaliation Against Witnesses
– Stalking
– Structuring Bank Transactions
– Tampering with Private Communications
– Tax Evasion
– Tax Fraud
– Wire Fraud
– Wiretapping
– Witness Tampering

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Allison Mack

RE: Allison Mack
– Aiding & Abetting
– Blackmail
– Bulk Cash Smuggling
– Coercion
– Conspiracy
– Criminal Facilitation
– Criminal Mischief
– Criminal Nuisance
– Defrauding the Government
– Extortion
– Fraud
– Harassment
– Hazing
– Hindering Prosecution
– Mail Fraud
– Money Laundering
– Obstructing Governmental Administration
– Perjury
– Tax Evasion
– Tax Fraud

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Lauren Salzman in 2012, pre -DOS.

RE: Lauren Salzman
– Aiding & Abetting
– Bulk Cash Smuggling
– Coercion
– Conspiracy
– Criminal Facilitation
– Criminal Mischief
– Criminal Nuisance
– Defrauding the Government
– Extortion
– False Advertising
– Fraud
– Harassment
– Hazing
– Hindering Prosecution
– Kidnapping
– Mail Fraud
– Money Laundering
– Obstructing Governmental Administration
– Perjury
– Practicing Therapy Without A License
– Tax Evasion
– Tax Fraud

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Kathy Russell

RE: Kathy Russell
– Aiding & Abetting
– Alien Smuggling
– Bank Fraud
– Bulk Cash Smuggling
– Computer Hacking
– Computer Tampering
– Computer Trespass
– Conspiracy
– Criminal Facilitation
– Criminal Mischief
– Criminal Nuisance
– Defrauding the Government
– Encouraging/Inducing Unauthorized Aliens To Enter
– Failure to Issue W-2 Forms and 1099 Forms
– Failure to Report Income Paid to Consultants & Employees
– Failure to Withhold & Pay Employer Taxes
– False Advertising
– Falsifying Business Records
– Filing False Affidavits
– Filing False Business Records
– Filing Falsified Visa Applications
– Fraud
– Hindering Prosecution
– Identity Theft
– Illegally Accessing Personal Information
– Mail Fraud
– Money Laundering
– Obstructing Governmental Administration
– Perjury
– Providing False Documentation to Immigrants to Allow Them to Obtain Visas
– Reimbursing Staff for Mandated Political Contributions
– Structuring Bank Transactions
– Tampering with Private Communications
– Tax Evasion
– Tax Fraud
– Wire Fraud

So, that’s a pretty good list for Grant Jaquith and his staff to get started on.

And, while they will obviously not bring all the listed potential charges against the original defendants, just having them undertake a thorough investigation with respect to those potential charges would be a great first step.

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The next step, of course, is to identify who else should be charged in the NDNY with NXIVM-related crimes.

Opinions will certainly differ on this matter – and I think that in the end, the best way to approach this is to think of these other potential defendants in terms of levels or types rather than as individuals.

The first level/type that the NDNY might want to investigate are all the members of Raniere’s so-called “inner-circle” – minus, of course, those who subsequently defected and began providing information to the government (and those who are deceased).

As detailed by the federal prosecutors in Exhibit GX-362 in the Raniere case, that would include the following:
– Daniela Padilla Bergeron
– Alex Betancourt
– Nicki Clyne
– Jim Del Negro
– Monica Duran
– Loreta Garza
– Rosa Laura Junco
– Dawn Morrison
– Ivy Nevares
– Emiliano Salinas

Emiliano Salinas & Alex Betancourt
Jim Del Negro head of the High Council

Even though she was not included on the prosecution’s list, I believe that Sara Bronfman certainly deserves to be investigated for the role that she played – and, according to some, still plays – in the NXIVM crime syndicate.

Clare [l] and Sara [r] Bronfman – they belong together in federal prison
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The next level/type that the NDNY might want to investigate are the +/- 300 individuals who rose to the level of Coach in the NXIVM crime organization. We have previously published that list of names – and will be happy to provide it to the NDNY.

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And, finally, another level/type that the NDNY might want to investigate are all the government officials and law enforcement officials in the Albany, NY area who did nothing to stop Raniere’s 20-year crime wave – or who, in some cases, may have aided and abetted him along the way.

This would include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following:
– P. David Soares: Albany County District Attorney
– Karen A. Heggen: Saratoga County District Attorney
– James A. Murphy III: Saratoga County Court Judge & Former Saratoga County District Attorney
– Richard S. Hartunian: Former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of New York
– Vadim Thomas: Special Agent in Charge of FBI Field Office in Albany, NY
– Andrew Vale: Former Special Agent in Charge of FBI Field Office in Albany, NY
– George P. Beach II: Former Superintendent of the New York State Police
– Rodger Kirsopp: New York State Senior Investigator

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As we previously reported, the Times Union has already called upon Jaquith to initiate an investigation into NXIVM’s illegal activities in the Capital District area.

And we’ve now provided a road-map that should help him and his staff to get started on that most important mission.

Now, let’s see what, if anything, actually gets done…

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  • Simply being on a Coaches list shouldn’t be treated as criminal. Coaches just delivered the Modules in Ethos, and assisted the head trainer in Intensives, and recruited people into a program they had perceived as helpful to themselves. Yes the program was grossly overpriced (Landmark or Tony Robbins are cheaper, a self-help book at the library is free), and their perception of its usefulness was what Rick Ross calls an “engineered epiphany” (Landmark and Tony Robbins do the same thing).

    Even green-sash level people running outside Centers, like Susan Dones or Sarah Edmondson or Mark Vicente, knew little to nothing about the criminality and depravity in Albany. And when they learned, they shut down their Centers and left.

    Getting to Coach level just means someone was bilked out of about $50,000 dollars.

    • I didn’t say that all the NXIVM Coaches committed crimes (I suspect some did – and some didn’t). But I do think that the NDNY investigators should interview as many of those people as possible in order to get a clearer picture of what type of illegal activities were going on in NXIVM. In reality, more than half of the Coaches are in Mexico – which means that they probably won’t be interviewed.

  • you know what was truly radical was that statement from andrew cuomo draped by letitia james chuck schumer sillybland and bill deblazio all PROMISING to get NXIVM erradicated <===anyone have the link to this?

    DO THE RIGHT THING NEW YORK this is child rape trafficking

  • There a lot of laws in the US. There are layers in abundance. I just hope there is enough *justice* to bring the NXIVM/DOS nightmare to a fitting conclusion. Claire Bronfman, who is 100% evil, with no redeeming qualities, deserves a long prison sentence. But America being what is, she’ll likely end up with a sentence that doesn’t dent her finances, or involve much discomfort. It won’t go so well for Allison Mack though. because she’s no longer wealthy or famous,

  • Why would you use an outdated coaches list, ignoring anyone who was or became a coach over the last 7-8 years. Seems like the 2017 coach list would be a better place to start, working down from the highest ranked. Or since you seem to want to go after anyone who was ever a coach, why would you ignore coaches from the first 10-12 years of NXIVM and what about the likes of Keefe and Unterreiner, who Frank called evil women, do they get a pass for all the crimes they committed?

  • “The next level/type that the NDNY might want to investigate are the +/- 300 individuals who rose to the level of Coach in the NXIVM crime organization.”

    Being a coach, in itself, would make one guilty of what crime?

    Unless the coach did tax evasion, money laundering etc, he/she would not be a criminal.

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