Federal Prosecutors Motion The Court To Seize Two NXIVM Sex Cult Houses North Of Albany, NY
The FBI has filed an asset forfeiture motion in federal court to seize two properties where accused the NXIVM sex cult allegedly treated women as “slaves” to perform sexual rituals.
In addition, federal authorities filed criminal sex trafficking and forced labor conspiracy charges against actress Allison Mack and group leader Keith Raniere.
The new federal complaint seeks to seize two properties in the Town of Halfmoon. The properties are about 15 miles from the NXIVM group’s headquarters in Albany, New York. The two properties are 8 Hale Drive, Halfmoon New York 12065 and 127 Grenadier Court, Halfmoon, New York 12065.
Zillow estimates the value of 8 Hale Drive as $165,000. The real estate website estimates 127 Grenadier Court as being worth roughly $147,000.
Federal authorities are also seeking seizure of the contents of the two properties.
The document also gave some insight into other rituals and practices of the NXIVM group. The FBI and federal prosecutors say NXIVM grew out of a previous enterprise called Executive Success Programs, Inc. Raniere and Nancy Salzman founded the company in 1998.
The complaint also described women’s roles in the NXIVM sex cult. You can read it below.
Federal prosecutors also say women were expected to record “collateral” videos confessing things about themselves and others.
Last month, a woman from Albany described being approached by NXIVM member Allison Mack on a possible effort to recruit her into the group.
Raniere ran a multilevel marketing scheme called Consumers Buyline in the 1990s. The New York AG shut down Consumers Byline in 1997.
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