| Keith Raniere |
(cult leader, businessman, human trafficker)
|Born||August 26, 1960|
Brooklyn, New York
|Alma mater||Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute|
| • racketeering conspiracy|
• forced labor conspiracy
• wire fraud conspiracy
• sex trafficking conspiracy
• sex trafficking
• attempted sex trafficking
• conspiracy to commit identity theft
Business/cult leader found guilty of sex trafficking.
Keith "Vanguard" Raniere founded NXIVM. NXIVM was a profitable business which was gradually exposed as a cult and sex trafficking operation. Raniere was convicted on June 19, 2019.
Raniere ran NXIVM.
On January 18, 2018, a search warrant was issued for Raniere's email account.
On June 19, 2019, after five hours of deliberation, a jury found Raniere guilty on all charges. i.e.
- Sexual exploitation of a child and possession of child pornography with regard to minor victim "Camila";
- Sex trafficking of Nicole, attempted sex trafficking of Jay;
- Identity theft against Edgar Bronfman, James Loperfido, Ashana Chenoa, "Marianna", and Pam Cafritz;
- Trafficking for labor and services of "Daniela"; forced labor of "Nicole";
- Conspiracy to alter records for use in an official proceeding;
- Sex trafficking conspiracy, forced labor conspiracy, racketeering conspiracy, and wire fraud conspiracy.