“Clare Bronfman, the Seagram heir and NXIVM financier, was sentenced to 81 months in prison on Wednesday.
“She pleaded guilty last year to charges related to immigration fraud and identity theft, following her arrest in 2018 in connection with Keith Raniere’s notorious sex abuse and racketeering ring.
“During the sentencing hearing at a federal courtroom in Brooklyn, Bronfman sat silently while nine women spoke of the horrors she and Raniere inflicted, the New York Daily News reported.
“The New York Times noted this week that the hearing was the first chance for many NXIVM victims and former members to speak to U.S. District Court judge Nicholas Garaufis, and that it was the first major hearing in the courthouse since the coronavirus pandemic began.”
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