Bronfman heiress pleads guilty in NXIVM sex slave case
|CTVnews 19 Apr 2019 at 17:45|
NEW YORK -- A wealthy heiress has pleaded guilty to charges implicating her in a sex-trafficking conspiracy case against an upstate New York self-help group.
Clare Bronfman entered the plea on Friday in federal court in Brooklyn.
The plea means the 40-year-old Bronfman will avoid going to trial early next month with Keith Raniere. He s known as the spiritual leader of the group called NXIVM (NEHK -see-uhm).
Prosecutors say Bronfman was bankrolling Raniere s group at a time when he had a secret harem of sex slaves who were branded with his initials.