NXIVM is an American multi-level marketing company based near Albany, New York, that offered personal and professional development seminars through its "Executive Success Programs". The company has been described as a cult and a pyramid scheme, and has also been alleged to be a recruiting platform for a secret society in which women were branded and forced into sexual slavery.
U.S. Attorney Richard P. Donoghue addressed the media Wednesday after NXIVM leader Keith Raniere was convicted on all counts in a New York sex trafficking case. Donoghue called Raniere a "con man." CBS News - Published
Keith Raniere, the New York man accused of trapping women in a sex cult and having them branded with his initials, said Friday that he would call no witnesses at his trial, setting the stage for jurors.. Reuters - Published