Keith Raniere

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Person.png Keith Raniere   WebsiteRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(cult leader, businessman, human trafficker)
BornAugust 26, 1960
Brooklyn, New York
NationalityAmerican
Alma materRensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Criminal convictions
• 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.

Activities

Raniere ran NXIVM.

Investigation

On January 18, 2018, a search warrant was issued for Raniere's email account.

Conviction

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.[1]

Reporting

Considering that NXIVM ran a chain of daycare centers,[2][3] the commercially-controlled media has been pretty quiet about its leader and founder's conviction for human trafficking


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