In 2019, Claire Bronfmanthe financier of NXIVM, pleaded guilty to charges stemming from his role in activating this corrupt cult organization. Esquire reported that in October 2017, a New York Times article exposed NXIVM’s secret crimes against women, including slavery.
Bronfman, the Seagram heiress, was one of the co-conspirators in the federal case surrounding the group’s founder, Keith Raniere. According to CNN, his crimes included identity theft and harboring people who were not legally in the United States for profit. During this time, Raniere was charged with sex trafficking, racketeering, sexual exploitation of a child, and human trafficking, resulting in his conviction.
However, Bronfman’s conviction was for the two counts she pleaded guilty to in April 2019. The following September, a district judge sentenced her to more than six years in federal prison.
Clare Bronfman Now: Where is the Seagram heiress?
According to the federal Department of Corrections, Clare Bronfman is currently serving her sentence at FDC Philadelphia. The records also list her potential release date as June 29, 2025. She had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to conceal and harbor persons not lawfully in the United States for profit, as well as using fraudulent identity documents.
On September 30, 2020, U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis sentenced Bronfman to six years and nine months in federal prison. Her sentence was based on the two charges she pleaded guilty to in April 2019. The same charges stemmed from the federal case investigating NXIVM and the group’s founder, Keith Raniere. CNN said that was the case in Raniere’s conviction for racketeering and human trafficking, among other charges.
Judge Garaufis also clarified that “she (Clare Bronfman) was not convicted of racketeering, sex trafficking and other charges as Raniere was. He further stated that his crimes “were committed in connection with his role in Nxivm and his close relationship with Raniere.”
The outlet also mentioned that four other co-conspirators pleaded guilty to racketeering in the case. Like the Seagram heiress, these four defendants were also high-ranking members of the organization.
A more detailed version of the case against Clare Bronfman and NXIVM was recently featured on an episode of Rich & Shameless on ID.