On Tuesday, July 20, a federal choose dominated that 21 victims ought to obtain a complete of $3.46 million in restitution from the founding father of the intercourse trafficking cult.
In court docket paperwork obtained by E! Information, the choose additionally ordered Raniere to return the “collateral” that he nonetheless managed or had entry to as soon as he had exhausted all of his appeals.
In line with CNN, Raniere appeared on the restitution listening to by a video feed from a federal facility in Arizona. He informed the court docket that he has “by no means dealt with the collateral” and did not know who the victims had been. As he shared with the choose, “I do not know what they’re asking.”
Raniere was accused of making a secret all-female group often called DOS throughout the self-help firm NXIVM. Again in June 2019, a federal jury in Brooklyn discovered Raniere responsible of all counts together with racketeering, racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, compelled labor conspiracy, intercourse trafficking, intercourse trafficking conspiracy and tried intercourse trafficking.