New York — Two members of the NXIVM sex cult, including “Smallville” actress Allison Mack, will be convicted of recruiting and bullying women to join the sect this summer.
Federal Judge Nicholas Garaufi ordered Mack to be sentenced on June 30 last month. Cultmaster Lauren Salzmann will know her fate on July 28th.
In the coming weeks, prosecutors and defense lawyers will reveal what they want and expect from a punishment perspective.
Mack, 38, was one of eight top-level masters within NXIVM, a secret society known as the “Obedient Female Companion Lord / Master” or “Oath.” The group was full of “slave” and “master”, with Keith Raniere at the top.
The prosecutor said the slaves had to recruit their own slaves in order to climb the ladder and become masters. The slaves were branded with Lanier’s initials, authorities showed in court.
Mack pleaded guilty to extortion and extortion in the 2019 case.
Like Mack, the 44-year-old Salzmann was considered a cult master. She led the branding ceremony and lied to new employees about what was burned into their bodies. She also pleaded guilty to the 2019 extortion and extortion plot.
Nancy Salzmann, Salzmann’s mother, is one of the co-founders of NXIVM.
She pleaded guilty to extortion in an incident two years ago. She committed a personal information scam to change the usernames and passwords of people identified as adversaries. Nancy Salzmann also edited the video before handing it over to the authorities.
Nancy Salzmann has not yet been sentenced.
Cult leader Laniere takes more than six months to be sentenced to 120 years.
Seagram’s heir Clare Bronfman funded the operation but was sentenced to more than six years in prison in September.