What is Allison Mack’s sentence for her role in the NXIVM sex cult?

IN April 2018, actress Allison Mack was arrested by federal agents in Brooklyn and was hit with sex trafficking conspiracy charges related to her role in the NXIVM organization.

A year later, Mack pleaded guilty to racketeering charges.

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Disgraced actress Allison Mack was sentenced to three years in prison

Disgraced actress Allison Mack was sentenced to three years in prisonCredit: EPA

What is Allison Mack’s sentence for her role in the NXIVM sex cult?

On June 30, 2021, Mack was sentenced to three years in prison at a Brooklyn federal court.

She will also be hit with a $20,000 fine for her role in the NXIVM case.

Prosecutors previously asked US District Judge Nicholas Garaufis to give Mack a reduced sentence because of the “substantial assistance” she gave the government in the investigation and prosecution of others.

Since her arrest, Mack has been under house confinement at her parents’ home.

Allison Mack was facing up to 14 to 17 and a half years in prison

Allison Mack was facing up to 14 to 17 and a half years in prisonCredit: AP:Associated Press

Devoting herself to NXIVM leader Keith Raniere “was the biggest mistake and greatest regret of my life,” she wrote in a letter filed with the court.

She added: “I am sorry to those of you that I brought into NXIVM.

“I am sorry I ever exposed you to the nefarious and emotionally abusive schemes of a twisted man.”

What was NXIVM?

The NXIVM sex cult was allegedly founded by Raniere and Nancy Salzman.

NXIVM was a company in Albany, New York, that touted “self-help” classes.

However, prosecutors said within the organization, a secretive, female-only group was created.

Some women were ultimately branded with Raniere and Mack’s initials and were forced into giving compromising information, including nude photos, to the group’s leaders regularly.

NXIVM leader Keith Raniere and Allison Mack reportedly branded some women with their initials

NXIVM leader Keith Raniere and Allison Mack reportedly branded some women with their initials

The group, known as DOS, involved several women who were known as “first-line masters,” who reported directly to Raniere and recruited other women as their slaves, according to testimony at the trial.

Unbeknownst to many of the women, Raniere was the head of the group, and women were, at times, directed to have sex with him and send him nude photographs.

What was Keith Raniere’s prison sentence?

Raniere was sentenced to 120 years in prison in October 2020 – after he was convicted last June on seven felonies, including sex trafficking, forced labor and racketeering.

The cult founder – who followers called “Vanguard” – was also found guilty of acts of extortion, identity theft, and the production and possession of child pornography.

Raniere was arrested in March of 2018 by Mexican officials in Puerto Vallarta, where he fled when the group’s sordid activities were exposed.

Raniere was extradited to the US – where he was arraigned in Texas and later tried in New York in 2019.

A jury in federal court in Brooklyn took less than five hours to find Raniere guilty on all counts, prompting ex-Nxivm members to burst into applause.

In October 2020, Keith Raniere was sentenced to 120 years in prison

In October 2020, Keith Raniere was sentenced to 120 years in prisonCredit: Reuters

Raniere told a judge he has “no remorse” for forcing women into sexual slavery before being sentenced to life in prison.

In his non-apology, Raniere said he was “deeply sorry” for the pain he’d caused – but also proclaimed his innocence of the charges, which include sex trafficking and child pornography.

“I do feel deep remorse but I do not feel remorse for the crimes I didn’t commit,” he said.