In the prosecutor’s closing arguments of the 58-year-old Raniere’s racketeering trial were claims that the “NXIVM” self-help group he founded was secretly a sex cult set up like a pyramid scheme.
On Monday, prosecutor Moira Penza had called Raniere “a con man, a predator, a crime boss.”
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Prosecutors had shown the 16-person Brooklyn jury evidence of a number of crimes, ranging from images of child pornography to testimony from a woman who said she was tied to a table by Raniere and then forced to have oral sex performed on her by someone else.
Raniere pleaded not guilty to charges including racketeering, sex trafficking, sexual…
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