A federal judge has sentenced Allison Mack to three years in prison, alongside a $20,000 fine, for her involvement within the NXIVM case. Mack was one among the lead deputies and recruiters for NXIVM — the cult group that masqueraded itself as a self-help organization. The group’s leader, Keith Raniere, was sentenced to 120 years in prison in October for racketeering and sex trafficking charges. According to recently released documents, federal prosecutors asked the judge for more lenient sentencing on Mack’s behalf, saying she was cooperative within the case against Rainer. Notably, Mack provided the govt with a recording of the ceremony during which women were branded with Raniere’s initials.
“Although Mack could have provided even more substantial assistance had she made the choice to cooperate earlier, Mack provided significant, detailed, and highly corroborated information which assisted the govt in its prosecution,” wrote acting us Attorney Jacquelyn M. Kasulis. “While the govt didn’t call Mack to testify at any trial or hearing, she met with the govt numerous times at the government’s request so as to organize for potential trial testimony and was available to testify at Raniere’s trial if requested to try to so.”
As an actor, Mack was best known for her role on the WB show Smallville. During Raniere’s trial, a lady only identified as Nicole testified that she herself was an aspiring actor when Mack convinced her to hitch NXIVM as a “slave” under the guise of mentorship, promising that joining the group would help “fix” how she “was feeling.” But so as to try to do so, she had to supply “collateral,” including a sex tape and a letter falsely claiming her father sexually abused her. Nicole went on to testify that Mack orchestrated abusive sexual encounters with Raniere.
Another woman, referred to as Jay, testified that Mack told her that she needed to possess seduce Raniere as how of healing her trauma from previous sexual assault . In April 2019, Mack pleaded guilty to the racketeering charges brought against her for her involvement within the NXIVM case. In a letter to the court, Mack wrote “I am sorry to those of you that I brought into Nxivm. I’m sorry I ever exposed you to the nefarious and emotionally abusive schemes of a twisted man. I’m sorry that I encouraged you to use your resources to participate in something that was ultimately so ugly.”