Updated 19th June 2019
And with the jury coming to their verdict after about four hours of deliberation:
Raniere, 58, was found guilty on all seven counts, including racketeering, racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, forced labor conspiracy, sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and attempted sex trafficking. He was emotionless as the verdict was read and is due to be sentenced on September 25.
Which could see the former guru sentenced to life in prison.
Updated 15th July 2019
Raniere, Mack and top-tier sex slave Lauren Salzman all had sentencing dates set for September, but Judge Nicholas Garaufis on Monday ruled they would be pushed back “to allow the Probation Department sufficient time to prepare each Defendant’s pre-sentence investigation report.”
Updated 18th March 2020
Raniere, who faces between 15 years to life in prison for his conviction on charges that include racketeering and sex trafficking, was scheduled to be sentenced at an April 16 hearing.
But on Wednesday a federal judge approved a request to move the proceedings to May 21.
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