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Keith Raniere was sentenced to 120 years in prison on Oct. 27, the US Lawyer’s Workplace of the Jap District of New York confirmed on Twitter. The chief of the NXIVM cult was discovered responsible of federal intercourse trafficking, extortion, obstruction, and racketeering prices again in June 2019, however his sentencing was delayed a number of instances because of the shutdown of courtrooms ensuing from the coronavirus pandemic.
NXIVM was initially based by Raniere and Nancy Salzman within the Nineties, however a 2017 New York Instances investigation uncovered the horrifying truths of the cult. The cult has since served as the main focus for 2 documentary sequence: HBO’s The Vow, which premiered in August, and Starz’s Seduced: Contained in the NXIVM Cult, which premiered in October. Clare Bronfman, one in every of NXIVM’s monetary backers, was sentenced to 81 months in September, whereas former members Salzman, Allison Mack, and Lauren Salzman are nonetheless awaiting sentencing.