Keith Raniere, called NXIVM (alleged “Nexium”), was convicted of sexual trafficking, intimidation and possession of child pornography in connection with his role in the alleged sex cult, is an acquittal and seeks a new trial, A judge denied it Friday.
In an interview aired on Friday in “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt”, Raniere admitted she was a leader in an organization that held women as virtual sex inmates, but said she was the victim of unethical prosecution Huh.
He was convicted by a federal jury in New York last year and is scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesday.
“I’m innocent,” Raniere said in an interview with the jailer with journalist Frank Parlato and Dateline NBC. Parletto was the spokesperson for the group and eventually helped to highlight it. He has pleaded not guilty to tax charges and other charges related to his role with the organization.
Ranierre alleged that federal prosecutors were engaged in misconduct with him in pursuit of his conviction, and that he “drove the witnesses away” who could take the jury’s side in his favor. On Friday, a judge denied his second attempt to obtain a new trial.
The US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York did not immediately respond to a request for its response.
“It is a terrible tragedy that has injured many people,” Rainier said. “There is a terrible injustice here. And whether you think I am a devil or not, the justice process has to be investigated.”
Prosecutors said the queen was behind a secret anguish at NXIVM that essentially imprisoned women and used compromising materials to force them to have sex.
“Dynasty” star Catherine Oxberg, the mother of victim Bharat Oxberg, said the women used by the organization were “completely clueless.”
“That’s where Keith Rani was taking them, like, to hell,” she said.
NXIVM President Nancy Salzman, her daughter Lauren Salzman, accountant Kathy Russell and Seagram wine heir Claire Bronfman have all pleaded guilty to various charges.
The case is the subject of HBO documentaries “The Vow”, which is set to feature Raniere in the second season of next year. He faces maximum life behind bars.
“You know, one of the most important things in our country is the justice system,” he said in the interview, even though many people “hate” them, both the devil and the saint should be able to get through our justice system. Under precise treatment. “
Ranier said he was “sorry and pained” for his role in an organization that had operated since the 1990s.
“I apologize for my involvement in all of this – this pain and suffering,” he said. “I have obviously participated. I have been the leader of the community. And it has come down to this. Even if it is from persecution, I feel completely sorry and pained. It is a terrible situation is.”