Allison Mack Not Seeking Jail Time For NXIVM Cult Role – Deadline
Just days after federal prosecutors recommended that Allison Mack receive clemency for her involvement in the NXIVM cult, the former Small town The actress and her lawyers have directly asked not to spend time behind bars.
“It is now of paramount importance for me to say, from the bottom of my heart, that I am truly sorry,” said a letter from Mack herself, accompanying her lawyers’ sentencing recommendations.
âI threw myself into the teachings of Keith Raniere with everything I had. I believed, with all my heart, that his mentorship led me to a better, more enlightened version of myself. I dedicated my loyalty, my resources and ultimately my life to him. It was the biggest mistake and the biggest regret of my life, âadded Mack.
Federal government recommends Allison Mack get lighter sentence for cooperation in prosecution of NXIVM founder
Mack is due to be sentenced on June 30. The FBI arrested her in Brooklyn on April 20, 2018, on charges of sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and forced labor conspiracy, relating to her role in NXIVM. While the organization Keith Raniere founded 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 other members.
Although Mack pleaded guilty to racketeering charges in April 2019 and may serve between 14 and 17 years behind bars, prosecutors recommended leniency, given his cooperation with the Raniere investigation, which ultimately helped to his conviction. The main asset available to Mack, in this regard, was an audio tape, played numerous times during Raniere’s trial, in which the convicted sex trafficker discussed the marking of his initials on female cult members. which he prepared as “slaves”.
Raniere was sentenced to 120 years in prison last year, after being convicted of child sexual exploitation, sex trafficking conspiracy, forced labor conspiracy, racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy and more.