DISGRACED US CULT LEADER JAILED FOR 120 YEARS. The effective life sentence for Keith Raniere comes after he was found guilty of coercing women into having sex with him as the charismatic leader of NXIVM, a life-coaching group that attracted a coterie of millionaires and Hollywood actors.
October 27, 2020
Disgraced self-improvement guru Keith Raniere, whose NXIVM followers included millionaires and Hollywood actors, has been sentenced to 120 years for turning some adherents into sex slaves branded with his initials.
US District Judge Nicholas Garaufis handed down the sentence in federal court in Brooklyn on Tuesday after a lengthy hearing featuring statements by victims of a sex-trafficking conspiracy that resulted in Raniere’s conviction last year.
Prosecutors had sought life in prison while defence lawyers said he should face 15 years behind bars.
Raniere, 60, has shown no remorse, with his