Clare Bronfman, the heiress to the Seagram’s liquor empire, was hit with a sentence of greater than six years in jail for her position within the Nxivm sex-slave cult.
Bronfman was given 81-months.
The decide informed her that she “used her unimaginable wealth and tried to make use of her social standing and connections not solely to help Nxivm’s work, but additionally as a way of intimidating, threatening, and exacting revenge upon people who dared to problem its dogma.”
Final 12 months, the heiress pleaded responsible final 12 months to costs of conspiracy to hide and harbor an unlawful alien for monetary acquire and fraudulent use of identification, admitting she dedicated bank card fraud on behalf of cult chief and convicted sex-trafficker Keith Raniere.
Nxivm chief Keith Raniere, the intercourse slave cult’s chief, was discovered responsible on all counts in intercourse cult trial, however prosecutors stated he couldn’t have dedicated his crimes with out the assistance of Bronfman and her $210 million fortune.
Her lawyer vowed to attraction the choice.
“The choice was clearly an abomination. It was outrageous. It was a miscarriage of justice, to go 3 times above the sentencing pointers was completely uncalled for,” stated lawyer Ron Sullivan.