Based on an article in the National Post
edited and abridged by Lasha Darkmoon
Jewish Canadian heiress Clare Bronfman has been caught paying the legal fees for the accused in the NXIVM sex cult and advising them to “keep silent” about her involvement in the same cult. Here she is leaving a court in New York on 24 July 2018, where it was alleged she had paid lawyer fees for the defendants in which issues were raised about a conflict of interest.
American prosecutors in the sex cult racketeering case of NXIVM founder Keith Raniere claim Canadian co-defendant Clare Bronfman, the Seagram’s heiress (pictured above), has been paying the legal fees of her fellow defendants and even witnesses, and allegedly advising them to “keep silent”. This is a “potential conflict of interest” that is compounded by the fact that Bronfman is not just a benefactor, but also a defendant, United States attorney Richard P. Donoghue claims.
The main concern, he writes, is that this payment arrangement could affect the defence counsel’s advice about whether to seek leniency by cooperating with the government, and whether to testify in their own defence, “where such testimony might implicate Clare Bronfman.”
Bronfman, Raniere, and their four co-defendants in this federal prosecution, including the actor Allison Mack, are accused of what prosecutors describe as a “long-running racketeering conspiracy, among other crimes.”
Charges include sex trafficking, identity theft, tax evasion, and involuntary servitude. Salacious details of the group’s rituals have emerged over recent months, including an alleged practice of branding the skin of women recruited as sex slaves.
Actress Allison Mack, pictured here, has said branding cult sex slaves was her idea.
The letter to the judge, sent last Friday and seen by the National Post, says the lawyer fees for all defendants other than Bronfman “have been, and will continue to be, paid from an irrevocable trust to which Clare Bronfman is the primary contributor.”
It claims the government has been in contact with the lawyers for the trustee, who confirmed the funds were paid according to certain guidelines, but declined to turn over the trust’s documents to the government.
“The government has learned that the legal fees of multiple witnesses and potential witnesses are also being paid by Bronfman or the trust, and that there have been efforts to pay the legal fees of other witnesses,” the letter reads.
AMERICAN JEW KEITH RANIERE,
FOUNDER OF THE NXIVM SEX CULT
LD: According to Wikipedia:
“NXIVM is a multi-level marketing company, based in Albany, New York (U.S.), that offers personal and professional development seminars through its ‘Executive Success Programs’. NXIVM has been labeled as a pyramid scheme, an alleged sex-trafficking operation, and an alleged sex cult. A report for the Ross Institute described its seminars as ‘expensive brainwashing’.
NXIVM has also been accused of being a recruiting platform for a cult operating within it (variously called DOS or ‘The Vow’) in which women were forced into sexual slavery and branded.
In early 2018, NXIVM founder Keith Raniere and associate Allison Mack were arrested and indicted on federal charges related to DOS, including sex trafficking. A March 2019 trial date was scheduled. Company operations were suspended as of May 2018.”
All the operatives in this sordid sex cult, including Canadian heiress Clare Bronfman who is paying the legal fees for the defendants, appear to be Jewish. [LD]
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Bronfman, 39, is reported to have a personal wealth of nearly $200-million. She is part of the Canadian Bronfman family that made its fortune with the Seagram’s liquor distillery business. Her older sister Sara (who has not been charged) was also deeply involved in NXIVM, so much that their father Edgar Sr., who died in 2013, reportedly made efforts to rescue them [the two sisters] from what he called a “cult” and to protect their inheritances after they lost millions in investment schemes.
The defendants in this case include Raniere, Bronfman, the actor Allison Mack, Kathy Russell, Lauren Salzman and her mother Nancy Salzman.
All the defendants [who coincidentally appear to be Jews] have pleaded not guilty.
The case continues.