In a Brooklyn sentencing hearing that went a lot faster than expected today, Allison Mack has been given three years behind bars for her extreme participation in the NXIVM cult.
The U.S. Attorney’s office for the Eastern District of New York made the sentence and a corresponding fine public mere minutes after a federal judge handed down the ruling.
Present in court Wednesday, the Smallville alum had sought to walk away with no jail time for her involvement aiding prosecutors in the probe of NXIVM leader Keith Raniere, which ultimately contributed to his conviction.
Arrested by the FBI in the spring of 2018, Mack faced charges of sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy, and forced labor conspiracy, pertaining to her role in NXIVM. She plead guilty to racketeering charges in April 2019 and could have served between 14 and 17 years in prison under current sentencing guidelines.
The EDNY U.S. Attorney’s office actually recommended leniency, given her cooperation in the Raniere investigation. The winning ticket, so to speak, for Mack was an audiotape, played on numerous occasions during Raniere’s trial, in which the convicted sex trafficker discussed branding his initials on female cult members he groomed as “slaves.”
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Raniere was sentenced to 120 years in prison last year, after being convicted on charges of sexual exploitation of a child, sex trafficking conspiracy, forced labor conspiracy, racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy and more. NXIVM claimed for many years to be a multi-level marketing company, that label ultimately belied much more sinister activity, on the part of Raniere, Mack and others.
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