NXIVM co-founder sentenced to 42 months in prison

Source: CBC [Canadian state media]

“A former nurse who co-founded and once ran the cult-like NXIVM group — where prosecutors say women were brainwashed, branded like animals and coerced into sex — was sentenced Wednesday to 42 months in prison, though she won’t be locked up until January. Nancy Salzman, the former president and co-founder of NXIVM, must also pay a $150,000 US fine, U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis said. She has agreed to forfeit more than $500,000 US in cash, several properties and a Steinway grand piano. … Salzman — known within the Albany, N.Y.-based group as ‘Prefect’ — pleaded guilty in March 2019 to charges of racketeering conspiracy that involved conspiracy to commit identity theft and conspiracy to obstruct justice. She was one of the first in the group’s leadership to plead guilty to criminal charges.” (09/08/21)