NXIVM co-founder Nancy Salzman has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison.
Back in March Salzman plead guilty to charges of racketeering conspiracy, admitting her fundamental role in NXIVM – a “sex cult” that sex trafficked and branded women.
Salzman served as second-in-command to “cult leader” Keith Raniere.
Prosecutors had asked for a prison sentence on the “high end” of the recommended range of 33 to 41 months, as reported by the Daily Beast.
They argued that even though Salzman had cooperated in the case against NXIVM co-founder Raniere, she also benefited from his crimes.
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“Many of the NXIVM teachings promulgated by Nancy Salzman disparaged or humiliated women and blamed victims of abuse,” said of the prosecution’s sentencing memos.
“Raniere’s teachings, which Nancy Salzman helped to create and promote, were designed to maintain power and control over NXIVM members,” it added.
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